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Top 10 Things to do in Bora Bora, French Polynesia
At your hotel, meet your local guide and climb aboard the comfortable 4X4 vehicle as you set off to explore the island. Listen as you guide describes the island's local legends and its ancient temples built by a great Tahitian seafaring society.
Drive past the local noni trees with their speckled green fruit on your way to the private access World War II historic site. Here you can see the canons and bunkers memorializing the U. S. presence on the island.
Next, as you start to climb the steep incline of one of the island’s mountains, notice the lush hills and abundant fauna. Once you reach the top, soak up the panoramic ocean vistas, with sparkling shades of blue stretching as far as the eye can see.
Visit the island’s first fish farm, where species are raised to help maintain the local ecosystem, and get close up views of the surrounding flora, including colorful hibiscus and native ferns before the scenic drive back to your hotel. Read More close
Begin your day with convenient pickup from your hotel, then go to the docks to meet your captain. After a brief orientation, hop on board and push off from shore. The captain navigates you to the Bora Bora lagoon, where you are sure to be taken to the best fishing spots of the area.
Using the professional fishing gear provided, cast out and try to reel in the fish native to these waters—jacks, small barracuda, lagoon bonito, need fish, tuna, and groupers. You have the opportunity to fish inside and outside of the reef area and your guide keeps you informed what fishing set up works best in each situation.
After you’ve caught a mess of fish, slide into the dock of a private island to enjoy a lunch of your freshly caught fish. Eat your fill, then get back on board and enjoy the scenery as you return to shore, then your hotel. Read More close
Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities
Enjoy easy island living as you are conveniently transported from your hotel to the wharf. Put on your lifejacket and don't forget to apply sunscreen before you depart for the open water.
Outside the reef, spot a wide variety of sport fish as the captain hones in on the best spots, leaving you to focus on reeling out the line and waiting for the tell-tale nibble. Be ready for jacks, wahoo, barracuda, skipjack tuna, yellowfin tuna, and bonito.
Switch gears for the calmer waters inside the lagoon, which are ideal for quiet, light-tackle trolling. Fish for species like jacks, small barracuda, lagoon bonito, needle fish, and groupers.
If you're interested, your captain can take you to a few spots closer to the barrier reef for some spinning or popper fishing. Once you've finished, return to the wharf and enjoy the rest of your day in Bora Bora.
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Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities
A convenient pickup from your hotel brings you to the shore from which your cruise on the lagoon begins. Admire the views of the clear waters and the lush, forested island, dominated by the jagged peaks of Mt. Otemanu, as your guide shows you the colorful corals that define this wonderful natural ecosystem.
The boat takes you to a beautiful coral garden that locals know as the Aquarium, a snorkeling spot with the largest numbers of fish that you can find in the lagoon, after which you visit a shallow site where graceful stingrays can swim up to be hand-fed by your guide. One of the most spectacular stops gives you a chance to go snorkeling with the lemon and reef sharks that inhabit the waters.
After the cruise, relax on one of Bora Bora's dreamy private shores and dine on a tasty lunch before the ride back to your hotel. Read More close
After a convenient pickup from your hotel brings you to the shore, set out onto the lagoon's warm, clear waters to begin your cruise. Visit a beautiful coral garden known by locals as the Aquarium, a snorkeling spot with the largest number of fishes to be found in the lagoon, as your guide helps you discover this wonderful natural ecosystem.
Once you've explored the reef, move on to a shallow site where graceful stingrays can swim up to be hand-fed by your guide. You can also go snorkeling in a spot frequented by lemon and reef sharks for an unforgettable experience before you return to shore. Read More close
A convenient pickup from your hotel brings you to the shore, where your guide takes you out into the warm, clear waters of Bora Bora's lagoon. With personal attention throughout your voyage, your guide introduces you to the incredible ecosystem and shows you the area's best sights, from scenic views of Mt. Otemanu's jagged peaks to a beautiful coral garden with the greatest concentration of fish in the lagoon.
Once you've explored the reef, visit a shallow site where you can see graceful stingrays swim up to be hand-fed by your guide. You can also go snorkeling with the lemon and reef sharks that frequent the island's waters for an incredible encounter of your own.
Take a break from the adventure and relax on one of Bora Bora's islets with a private barbecue lunch. Have a glass of wine and enjoy a unique moment before it's time to head back to your hotel. Read More close
Get started with a transfer from your hotel to the stretch of coast where your guide and canoe are waiting. After you set off into the lagoon's warm, clear waters, your guide shows you to a beautiful coral garden that locals call the Aquarium, known for having the largest numbers of fish to be found in the lagoon. Here, you can dive in to snorkel among the colorful corals of this wonderful natural ecosystem.
After exploring the reef, move on to a shallow site where graceful stingrays can swim up to be hand-fed by your guide. You can also visit a spot where you can see the lemon and reef sharks that inhabit the island's waters, and even go snorkeling to share the water with the creatures before you return to shore. Read More close
Set out from your hotel in the late afternoon on one of the island's traditional outrigger boats. As your guide takes you around the island, admire the sun as it descends to cast the scenery in the romantic hues of evening. Listen to the sound of traditional ukulele music as you enjoy a glass of champagne and glide along the water.
If you purchase the dinner option, the cruise takes you to a secluded islet for a fine, romantic meal with a table over the water. Your guide is also your personal waiter for 3 courses featuring exquisite local specialties.
Sample menu includes:
- Velouté de Uru (breadfruit cream soup)
- Traditional Polynesian raw fish marinated with lime and coconut milk, mixed with cucumber, shaved carrots, and tomatoes
- Grilled fish, meat, or chicken with shrimp brochettes served with grilled local vegetables
- Poe (a famous local specialty made of starch, coconut milk and banana)
- Crème Brûlée with vanilla from Taha'a Island
- Fresh fruit salad Read More close
Select this option for hotels in Arue, Faaa, Papeete, Pirae, Punaauia, or the cruise port.
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Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos
Board a motorized outrigger boat to travel out to a beautiful coral garden. Get time to snorkel and explore an exciting hotspot, where colorful fish and coral gather in a garden-like setting. In shallow waters, enjoy watching, feeding, and gently caressing the friendly stingrays in the lagoon. If sea conditions are calm, you even get the opportunity to encounter black tip sharks, sure to create thrilling memories.
Finally, listen for the sound of the ukulele as your Polynesian guide leads you to the motu, where a tasty Tahitian meal of grilled fish has been prepared for you. Sit at a common table and enjoy local entertainment while sipping a cool drink. Enjoy farniente on the motu or swimming in the lagoon before heading back to your hotel. Read More close