Lagoonarium, Afareaitu

#1 of 8 in Parks in Moorea
Must see · Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
Swim with rays, sharks, and tropical fish at Lagoonarium, a protected underwater environment off the coast of Moorea. Take a three-minute boat trip out to the reserve before plunging beneath the waters to inspect the marine life so abundant in French Polynesia. An untouched coral garden provides the backdrop for your views, and the helpful and friendly staff remain on hand to inform, entertain, and assist you during your experience. Bring your own snorkeling gear, or rent what you need. An onsite cafe serves food, although you are also welcome to bring your own picnic. Plan your Lagoonarium visit and explore what else you can see and do in Afareaitu using our Afareaitu trip itinerary maker site.
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  • We spent half a day at the Lagoonarium and I'd highly recommend it. We were able to snorkel at our hotel and a local beach so we wondered if this would be worth it but it definitely was. The sheer...  more »
  • Such a fun-filed and worthwhile day. We made a full day of it, getting on the island by 9:30 and leaving around 3. The guys working the place are outstanding. My husband is diehard snorkeler and I’m....  more »
  • One of my favorite days in Mo’orea! At your own pace visit the island to snorkel in the gorgeous lagoon with ropes to help you get close to the reef and swim near plenty of fish! You get your own.....  more »
  • Great place to see a lot of fish, sharks, & sting rays! Don't miss the feeding. Beware of the strong current - you'll want to hold on tight to the rope! I'd recommend life jackets for children or weak swimmers.
  • Swam with stingrays, like on it's back! Just be careful, they.. bite! A must to do when you are in Moorea. Go for a full day. Please put lotion on your bottom... Bring boozzzz. You will pull yourself against the current via rope.. and then release & drift down, just to catch another rope. You can dive to the bottom and hold on to rocks. It is so much fun! The most fun I had in Moorea.
  • Wonderful experience! The entire team was helpful and accommodating, yet Io is the best! Feeding the fish, snorkeling, touching stingrays, and watching the black tip reef sharks going around our feet!
  • After all these years I still remember how incredible it was to snorkel with little sharks, fish and stingrays. I got to see and touch a pregnant stingray, she felt so velvety. I recommend everyone who get to see Moorea.
  • Truly amazing!!! In my opinion not to be missed!! It's best to find out when feeding times are before visiting. Take cash, I don't think they accept credit cards. If you get there early you get your own hut for the day to store your belongings. We visited in June 2019.

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