Tahaa Drift Snorkeling in French Polynesia

Written by  somedaytrips

One of the best snorkeling experiences anywhere is a drift snorkeling excursion in Tahaa, French Polynesia. At the edge of the coral reef, ocean water breaks creating a current through a channel of coral and fish. You truly drift from near the ocean side of the motu down towards a lagoon. This excursion offered by local operators through Windstar Cruises in the area is extremely popular and this video shows why. The aquatic life and experience of the drift is simply unparalleled. It will be a SomedayTrips memory that you will cherish for years. If you are traveling on the 7 or 11-day cruise by Windstar, it should be at the top of your list of excursions if you love the water.  We took the 11-day Windstar Cruise and the Tahaa Drift Snorkeling was one of our favorite excursions on the trip.  Read more about our fantastic French Polynesia Windstar cruise here.

The boat ride to the drift snorkeling location revealed the most beautiful aqua and teal-toned lagoon waters that we've ever seen and a view of Le Taha'a Island Resort & Spa, an overwater bungalow resort that you might just want to put on your luxury resort list for a future someday trip.  It looked absolutely stunning from the water.

The drift snorkeling was a fun adventure as we walked across a motu (small islet) to an area in the shallow clear waters where we entered the water and just let the current take us across the most beautiful and amazing coral surrounded by a spectacular variety of colorful fish while our guide led the way while we weaved and turned through the coral garden. 

It's important to stay in a horizontal floating position in the water so you don't touch the coral.  At times we would be within a few inches of the coral.  If you’re not comfortable in the water, this may be a challenging activity and several people on our tour got some minor scratches.

The video was captured with a gopro 5 black in 4k on the end of a selfie stick. The speed as seen in the video is accurately recorded without adjustments. What do you think? Could this be one of your best snorkeling experiences ever?




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