Authentic Moana Lagoon Excursion - Full Day (Motu Lunch included)
Stop in the shallow waters of the lagoon to see stingrays and blacktip reef sharks. Your guide hops into the water to show you how to interact with the stingrays, who are remarkably willing to let you touch them as they swim around. Join your guide in the water with the friendly stingrays or remain in the boat and watch the action from above.
Once you have visited with the stingrays, your boat continues to an uninhabited motu (a small island) where you have three hours to soak up the beauty of this tropical paradise. Snorkel and swim in calm clear waters or park yourself on the white sand beach with a good book. It’s up to you how much or little you do.
While you are enjoying the beach, your crew prepares a delicious picnic lunch, served buffet-style at a shaded table. Have your choice of grilled fish and chicken, salads, and fresh island fruit, accompanied by juice, beer, rum punch, and cold water.
While still on the motu, your guide shows you how to open and husk a coconut. You may even try it yourself—it is harder than it looks! Then learn to make a classic Polynesian dish, poisson cru, a mixture of marinated fresh tuna, lime juice, diced vegetables, and coconut milk. Sample the tasty dish when it's ready for a taste of an island favorite.
After 5.5 hours, return to your starting point where your tour ends.
- Local guide
- Picnic lunch
- Snorkeling equipment
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Please swimwear, towel, sunscreen and hat
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This was an amazing tour, we swam with sharks and stingrays for about an hour. We could touch them as the tour guides had feed for them. Then we had a typical Polynesian meal with a demo of various way to prepare fish, open coconuts for the milk. We really had a good time.
The tour was good but at the picnic the guide kept going into the woods to smoke ganja. He and some of the servers finally just started smoking it in front of the guests and they quit going into the woods. Their eyes were glossy and they were laughing ridiculously. They were very obviously high and as I said, they quit trying to hide it after about awhile.
Excellent trip. The scenery is absolutely amazing. The waters are pristine and one cannot describe the colours. The swim with the rays and sharks was a good experience. The crew on the boat were very friendly and kept us entertained. The beach lunch was good with a good variety of food. I enjoyed the BBQ'ed marlin steaks the most.