Moorea Lagoon and Motu Tour

The experiences you have while travelling around Tahiti and her Islands often end up to be your most memorable days.  One of the things that makes the Polynesian Islands so unique is their incredible lagoons – crystal clear, filled with marine life and warm waters lapping the shores of sandy white beaches.  A day out on the lagoon is a must do.

Join me in this Tahitian Moment Video as I share with you some of the highlights of one of my recent Moorea lagoon tours.   You will see what it is like, to brave a swim with the sharks and stingrays.  Enjoy a picnic on a private motu.  Cruise past luxurious overwater bungalows and as luck would have it the dolphins came swimming past to say hello.  All of this set against the most magnificent lush green mountain backdrop.

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Working in Paradise

Carl in Rangiroa
Working in Rangiroa

Two or three times a year, I travel to a place I call, “paradise.” Where’s Paradise? Well, it’s the Islands of Tahiti, of course! There is so much to see and so many places to explore, and it’s a stay I never have a problem enjoying.

Every December, Tahiti Tourisme North America has a conference for both current and prospective Tahiti Experts. This one-day event gives me a chance to network with the destination’s top travel suppliers, including resort managers, sales representatives, excursion operators, pearl vendors, Tahitian vanilla farmers, and more.

It is unbelievable how such a small destination continuously goes through so many changes. My work trip is a chance to catch-up on staffing changes, new tours, room renovations, category additions and even complete resort closures and renovations.   No one can be a true Tahiti expert agent without visiting regularly to stay on top of all these changes and updates, and I can’t imagine trying to do that from afar.

This year, in addition to the one day conference mentioned above, I stayed at six different properties in

snorkelling tiputa pass
Snorkelling Tiputa Pass

my 7-night visit, tried out many new tours, and explored independently as well. Throughout the week, I was also able to sample many of Tahiti’s wonderful restaurants.

In Rangiroa, I stayed at the Kia Ora, Le Sauvage and Motu Teta while snorkeling Tiputa pass with the sharks, eels, turtles, and thousands upon thousands of fish. I also had the chance to visit the beautiful Pink Sands beach, along with a brief stop to bird island.

On the main island of Tahiti, I spent 2-nights at the Tahiti Pearl Resort and received a sneak peak of one of their newly renovated rooms.  Later, I thoroughly enjoyed touring the quiet and remote area of Tahiti Iti, staying at the tree house Vanira Lodge, and spending some time on the water at the famous Teahupao’o wave where the annual Billabong surf tournament takes place.

Carl and Michel Sauvage
Meeting Resort staff

On Bora Bora, I had the chance to see the new Conrad Bora Bora Nui Hotel and stay at the lovely St. Regis Bora Bora in their incredible Royal Estate (over 10,000 square feet!).  I also stopped by to see Motu Tapu and was privileged to take a new private lagoon tour. It included snorkeling the coral gardens, swimming with the sharks, sting rays, manta rays, all capped off by an amazing Tahitian feast on a stunning little motu in the lagoon.

You may ask why I take this trip every year. Is it because it’s fun? Absolutely! Because I love it? For sure! But, more importantly, I do it for you. You see, if I can hone my skills and knowledge on this destination, it’s a sure bet that I can create the perfect trip for you, your family, and your friends. It’s the little details that make a big difference in building your dream Tahitian experience.

Life is too precious and short. Don’t wait any longer to contact me, the Tahiti Expert, when planning your Tahitian Holiday!  Don’t let a special trip like this get planned by someone who doesn’t truly know the islands.

Call me – Carl – 1.877.972.2275

Swimming with the Humpbacks

Travelling is incredible!  It allows us to have experiences and build memories that we may never have been able to do otherwise.  To see sites we can’t see at home.  Taste exotic foods we have never tried before.  Meet new people and in this case – interact with wild life…..BIG wildlife.

Mama & Baby Humpback
Mother and Baby Humpback Whale

Every year they return.  The humpback whales come back to the warm Polynesian waters where they have their babies and stay until the young are old enough to move on.   Tahiti is one of the few places in the world where you can have an opportunity to get out onto the water to see these magnificent giants and if the conditions are right, get in the water and swim with them!

This past October I was fortunate enough to have an incredible experience snorkeling with the humpback whales.  Watch this short video and view it right to the end, when the inquisitive baby swims right up to us before Mama dives down deep and she follows.

A bucket list experience that is forever locked into my memory!  Thank you Tahiti!