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Dr. Poole's Dolphin and Whale Tour

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Address: French Polynesia
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689-87-77-50-07
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
skiNebraska
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Kearney, Nebraska
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Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Bill R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 25 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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australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

As with all things nature it's the luck of the draw. However, Dr Poole went out of his way to try to find the dolphins and whales that we'd all hoped for. We came across a mother and her calf and we were able to snorkel extremely close to them for over 5 minutes. It was truly a once in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Moorea early October and it was our first tour that we took during our trip to the French Polynesia. Dr. Poole was a nice knowledgeable guide and researcher who is from the US. The half day tour was ok, but not the best that I have been on. We had no luck with getting in the water to... More 

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