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Swimming with Whales in French Polynesia

  • Опубліковано 28 жов 2021
  • Many UAclips videos have short clips of people swimming with beautiful Humpback Whales in French Polynesia. This video tells you what to expect and how you should plan without any surprises that normally hit you during or after your swimming with whale’s tour is over. It's important to understand, there is no guarantee you’re going to get close in the water with a Humpback Whale. This video will help you understand the dynamics of this tour and hopefully give you a clearer picture before you book a trip.


  • Miyoko Leiana
    Miyoko Leiana Рік тому +5

    Great info, the most accurate I've seen to what the reality is of whale tours in FP. The only thing I'll correct is that legal boat approach is 100m if it's just adults. If there's a calf involved, then legal boat approach is 300m.
    So yes, one must be in pretty good shape to "swim with whales" & even then, you might not get an interaction...bc wild animals gonna be wild animals haha!

    • Eikenhorst
      Eikenhorst 4 місяці тому

      Based on information by Mororea Moana Tours website, 2023 regulations state that "The boat cannot approach the whales closer than 100m (150m for mom and calf)"
      However, more importantly it states that "No whale activity (observations or swimming with) whales permitted until August 1st"

    • Drone Drifter
      Drone Drifter  3 місяці тому

      I didn't know about the calf regulation. The US and their darn Imperial measuring system 😆 1 meter = 1.09 yards

  • Rogehni Munoz
    Rogehni Munoz 6 місяців тому +2

    Thank you so much for the info. Really good help!

  • Diana R
    Diana R 18 днів тому +1

    Also try Tohora Bora Bora. Excellent guide and got to see the whale resting and come back up twice. Not too much swimming

  • Jupiter Ascendant
    Jupiter Ascendant Рік тому

    So amazing ❤

  • Sara
    Sara 3 місяці тому

    I think in Norway and Sri Lanka you can also swim with whales...

  • natural artistic god Dinoexpert
    natural artistic god Dinoexpert 8 місяців тому

    Amazing humpback whales

  • Mr X
    Mr X 8 місяців тому

    Thanks/Mauruuru/Merci for this great info. 👍

  • no no
    no no 3 місяці тому +1

    Define, whales. There are definitely other places where you can swim with whales.

    • Drone Drifter
      Drone Drifter  3 місяці тому +1

      Humpbacks specifically, but I would assume it applies to all Marine Mammals. Of course you can, but it's not sanctioned by The Marine Mammal Commission or local governments. Most 3rd world countries don't have the resources to enforce Marine Mammal Laws.