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Dr. Poole's Dolphin and Whale Tour

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The Very Best Way to Learn About Dolphins

At the start of our tour Dr. Poole stated that we had a 95% chance of seeing Spinner Dolphins... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
deano314
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Carrollton, Texas
A great fast boat ride

We went on Dr.Poole's Whale & dolphin eco tour. This was NOT a swim with anything. It was... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
AntarcticBound
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Reviewed 3 days ago

At the start of our tour Dr. Poole stated that we had a 95% chance of seeing Spinner Dolphins. About 95 photos later I was still trying to get that perfect shot of the dolphins in action! Dr. Poole's running commentary was so very informative...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

We went on Dr.Poole's Whale & dolphin eco tour. This was NOT a swim with anything. It was raining and not much life around. After a lengthy boat ride around the inside of the reef to the other side of the island, we eventually came...More

Thank AntarcticBound
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Dr. Poole is THE marine biologist authority in French Polynesia. He received his PhD from UC Berkeley, Moorea Campus. He loved the area so much, he stayed. That was 30+ years ago. We wrote the book on humpback whales in Polynesia. He started studying them...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We went on a tour with marine biologist, Michael Poole, while we were on a cruise on the Paul Gauguin. I was not happy that it was raining, but turned out not to matter at all. His knowledge and sense of humor, as well as...More

Thank Kay M
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Fun and educational at the same time. Doctor Pool really knows how to make you listen, participate and teach you something, all the while having a Bob Ross demeanour. We had loads of fun and laughs and the enthusiasm Dr. Pool brings to the tour...More

Thank Inge S
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

There's a certain perspective you're given when you swim within feet of a large humpback whale and her 2.5 month old calf. Watching the calf lumber around like a Great Dane pup while mom (who hasn't eaten in months) takes a quick cat nap to...More

Thank Chance S
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We spent the morning with Dr Michael Poole when we disembarked the NCL Jewel in Moorea On 24th October. Although the trip was to see spinner dolphins I had already been emailing Dr Poole and hoped that we would find the humpback whales that are...More

Thank SkaBeary B
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

The tour was an incredible experience, a must-do in Moorea. This is not just a sit-and-watch tour, but you can learn a lot about whales. Dr Poole is a marine researcher for years. He is very knowledgeable, know what to do and how to deal...More

Thank Dennych
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

BAck on Dr poole's Boat for another incredible whale watching experience. great info, very intuitive Captain and another great outing May operators on Moorea seem to be less careful with the well being of the Mother Calf pairs of Humpback whales by getting closer than...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Snorkeling with a mother & child humpback was amazing! And Dr Poole is very entertaining & knowledgeable. I would have preferred more time with the whales, though. The Spinner dolphins didn't feel like Spinning, & I've had lots of more exciting boating encounters with bottle-nose...More

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Mary C
10 August 2016|
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Response from ljmobg | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we booked it the cruise ship, since we did not know about this until we were on Dr Poole's boat.
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Mark P
29 July 2016|
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Response from ljmobg | Reviewed this property |
We booked it through the cruise boat, but I believe that he has a website.
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