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Lagoonarium, Moorea

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Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
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. Lagoonarium is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Moorea Edition.
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  • An amazing experience. I've never seen someone ride a ray before! They were like puppies the way they wanted to play with the guide. The sharks were cool, somewhat aloof and not scary at all. The rope...  more »
  • We had the best snorkeling experience at Lagoonarium, visited twice, by directly contacting them for a pick-up from Sofitel. Since we had our own snorkeling equipment we didn't have to pay for an orga...  more »
  • This is a once in a lifetime experience. We hired a car and drove to the Lagoonarium on a pretty windy, choppy day. It didnt matter, it was absolutely spectacular. There are rope guides all around the...  more »
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  • Tons of fish, rays and black tip reef sharks. Beautiful corals. Starts with a feeding show where staff feed and interact with the sea life then they open it up and everyone can swim and explore and interact, but guests don't get to feed.
  • Wilfred has done an incredible job with this place. It might be dated but that's the allure. He has made his own little piece of heaven on earth and wants to share it with the world
  • Amazing experience here swimming with sharks and stingrays. Hope to visit again one day!
  • Probably one of the main attraction in Moorea. I stayed there about 5 hours.
  • Beautiful motu, beautiful lagoon with a lot of fish, rays, and sharks. Suggested lunch meal is very good and the staff super helpful. Only big negative, it's a shame to have mutilated (cut the tails) of the lines for the small comfort of visitors! : - 2 stars.
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Where to stay in Moorea

On Mo'orea, even the budget accommodations enjoy prime beachfront locations on beautiful turquoise lagoons. Camping is the most affordable option, mainly concentrated in the northwest of the island. Family-run pensions (boarding houses) can also offer great, no-frills, budget-friendly lodging--although finding contact details and booking can take a little effort. The biggest draw on Mo'orea, however, remain the luxury beach resorts and overwater bungalows on the lagoons, mostly strung across the island's northern edge. Prices for these start in the mid range, but climb quickly into the high end for the most lavish options.
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