"Lagoonarium" Moorea Things to Do Tip by Muya
Moorea Things to Do: 107 reviews and 172 photos
Another favourite moment in my travel life?.
The visit starts at the little « fare », Terani Curios, standing on the roadside next to the sign indicating « Lagoonarium ». Once you paid the relatively small entrance fee, you will have to wait for the motor boat that will bring you to the motu (little islet). The outrigger canoe generally arrives 5 to 10 minutes later. While waiting, you can start to take your shoes off, you?ll be in the water to the knees to reach the pirogue :-)
The motu has nicely been accommodated with benches and various « fare » under the shade of the trees. Water shoes hang from a plank?just pick up you size ! And then, ready to discover the lagoon! Stingrays immediately come to you and beg for some strokes. The person in charge soon gets into the water with you to feed them? Now, that?s why they were so friendly ! :-) They start to brush against your legs to be petted?their skin is so soft, it?s a very strange sensation to pet a fish :-) Multicolour fishes and small sharks (whitetip and blacktip reef sharks) soon join them to get their part of the food? Even the birds start to dive in flight, and give us a very pleasant show to watch !
Turtles are enclosed in their own pen, except for one that sadly swims along the railing, obviously hoping to find a way out? In fact all those animals have to remain in the enclosed lagoon. But even if it keeps them prisoners in a way, proximity with them is a great and very instructive experience ?
Hold yourself to one of the ropes stretched throughout the lagoon, even if you are able to touch the bottom almost everywhere. It allows a better observation of the fishes, especially when the currents are stronger. Other ropes are stretched outside the enclosed part of the lagoon and allow you to admire corals.
Best time to enjoy the Lagoonarium is in the morning, when the currents are weaker, especially if you plan to see the corals.
Address: Motu Ahi/PK8/Afereaitu
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