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Dr. Poole's Dolphin and Whale Tour

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Address: French Polynesia
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Incredible experience!

There are many tours into the ocean, but his exquisite expertise and life time of study of this area and the animals set this tour apart. Spend the money and go, you won't regret... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Newbury Park, California

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Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are many tours into the ocean, but his exquisite expertise and life time of study of this area and the animals set this tour apart. Spend the money and go, you won't regret it. Surreal experience to be in the water with massive creatures.

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so excited to be doing the Dolphin & Whale Watching Expedition with Dr Poole, researcher, conservationist and expert on dolphins and Moorea. His passion shines through from the very beginning of the tour and is truly contagious. Dr Poole says at the beginning of the tour that this is not "Sea World," and there are no guarantees of... More 

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Kearney, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Dr Poole was gone to New Zealand but quickly answered our email and told us about an available tour when he came back. We had done his tour 10 years ago and he says he remembers us??? Maybe we are so memorable. Nevertheless, his tour is what all tours should be, s safari. No guarantees about when and where we'll... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were lucky enough to do this trip on 24th January 2017. Dr Michael Poole is a marine biologist with a great love of his subject and he manages to give you lots of information without it being a 'lesson'. We saw probably between 60 - 100 Spinner Dolphins including some great acrobatic leaps out of the water and some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Dr. Poole is a researcher who is passionate about his love for dolphins and whales. He is equally passionate about protecting them. His tour gives deep insights into their behavior and surroundings. The dolphins did front and back flips, leaping, tail slapping, spinning.... You name it they did it! We will come back in Sept. or Oct. to see the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is an excellent tour run by a qualified marine biologist. Transport is provided to and from your hotel to the wharf. Michael is extremely informative on the marine life to be found around Moorea. Finding dolphins is almost guaranteed (remember that these are wild animals so no absolute guarantee can be given) and we were lucky enough to find... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We started out in the morning and didn't realize that we were not going far from our ship. Moorea is an amazing island with picture perfect backgrounds. Dr. Poole and his driver took us out closer to the reef where we saw one pod after another of Spinner Dolphins. In total for the morning we ended up seeing 3 pods... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Dr. Michael Poole is the South Pacific's leading marine mammal expert and his dolphin & whale watching tour does NOT disappoint. I was hesitant as I thought the tour might be boring or uneventful and both were not true at all. Dr. Poole is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. His amazing captain expertly maneuvers the boat so the animals are just... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We really enjoyed Dr. Poole's tour. We were fortunate to see dolphins and humpback whales - and even captured a whale breaching. The only thing that would have made this tour better is if we would have had the opportunity to get in the water with the dolphins. Regardless, it was great and highly recommended!

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We meet Dr Poole at his free weekly seminar at the Hilton. He is clearly a professional who has knowledge, passion and experience beyond that of any simple guide for a tour. But he does run tours, and wonderful ones too. If you enjoy respectfully observing wild dolphins while learning about them then go on this tour, you will be... More 

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