After morning pickup from Vaitape Pier or your Bora Bora hotel, hop into your open-sided 4WD to begin your tour of the island with your friendly professional guide.
Travel about 20 miles (32 km) around the island with several stops at postcard-perfect viewpoints including East Matira lookout, which overlooks a shimmering lagoon. Your 4WD then scales the mountain to reach Faanui Canon lookout where you can check out canons that were left behind by US troops when World War II ended.
Stop at a small workshop in Faanui Valley to learn how craftspeople make colorful tie-dye sarongs and coconut oil. Then taste delicious tropical fruits at a small plantation before heading to Amanahune Bay lookout where you admire volcanic rock formations from the ancient caldera of Bora Bora.
After a 4-hour island tour with your knowledgeable guide, take a break at your choice of restaurant where you can purchase lunch and enjoy approximately 1.5 hours on your own before your next adventure.
In the early afternoon, you are transferred to the lagoon to meet your boat for your ocean excursion. Either catch some sun on deck or sit under the sunshade as your captain heads to your first stop, a calm lagoon with waist-deep water and plenty of stingrays. Using the provided snorkel gear, you can hop in the water to observe the gentle and friendly rays up-close. You may find several rays swimming around you, an amazing experience that you wont forget. Or simply observe from the boat if you prefer.
After seeing the rays, head to another spot where you can see black-tip reef sharks gliding gracefully through the water near your boat.
Finally, cruise over to a stunning coral garden where you have plenty of time to snorkel and soak up the beauty of the colorful corals and fish. At the end of a magical day seeing Bora Bora's natural treasures, your guide returns you to your hotel.
Vaitape Pier or selected Bora Bora hotels
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
When we arrived at the pier from the tender- we boarded a boat which took us to 3 different snorkel locations in beautiful waters.
The crew was entertaining- playing the banjo and singing to the passengers. Not too crowded and then they got into the water with us-
allowing us to touch the stingray and went down in water to point out various fish. Then we were taken to a beach where we were served a delicious lunch by the islanders. We actually sat on the beach with feet in the water to eat our lunch.
The we were taken back to the port where we got into an open 4WD Jeep with another tour guide who tool us on a land tour.
The entire day was great and thoroughly enjoyed by us all.
Very windy day with some rain. However, the two outrigger operators who by the way were both excellent musicians! made the best of it and took us to FOUR excellent snorkel spots. Outside the reef spot with many sharks was personal favorite, but manta ray, sting rays many! and just fish spot all had their charms. This part ended with very nice lunch and Tahitian beer on a private motu small island, with plenty of time to climb to the top amazing views and relax.
Second half of the day was 4WD tour. Santiago, our tour operator and originally from Barcelona, spoke excellent English and French, clearly cared deeply for his adopted home, and was a wealth of information. To enhance the experience, the vehicles passengers included us about as American as you can get, a couple from Israel and a couple from Syria sitting side by side, and a single French woman on her adventure of a lifetime. Absolutely wonderful! Trip is highly recommended.
Incredible tour in a very beautiful place. Very good tour itinerary Many exciting adventures. We had snorkel swims in 4 different places .The tour guides were really helpful and I noticed they offered life jackets and a rope to some not so advanced snorkelers ! Nice touch !. Everything went well. They know where to find the sharks / sting rays etc and beautiful beaches / islands.
This was an amazing day! Best snorkelling I've done in several different locations, great BBQ lunch on a private island followed by 4WD trip into the interior for the best views of the lagoon. A bit crowded as 2 groups were combined into one at the site of the lunch and boat trip back to Bora Bora. Very full satisfying day. Would highly recommend.
A must! The 4WD tour is the best way to see the island. Django, our guide, was awesome. The second half of the day we joined another group for snorkeling. We swam with sting rays and sharks. We even them. Perfect day! The sting rays are adorable. All they want is food!
We took this day trip ...it was the best tour of our 10 days in the South Pacific.We were on the Crystal Symphony and booked most of our tours outside of what the ship offered and this was the highlight.The small boat accommodated about 6 or so couples ...we had a great lunch on a private Motu and continued on with part 2 of the tour in a 4 wheel drive vehicle .We are seniors and were a little concerned about the full day of activities but they made the day very safe and comfortable.We went thru a rainstorm to get to the blue lagoon but it was worth every moment.Feeding the rays and swimming with small sharks is something you never forget and may only dream of attempting.Go for it !!!!!
The Lagoon cruise was excellent. We had a great guide and saw some outstanding sites including Sting Rays, Sharks and a huge Moray eel. The women in our group did not like that the Lagoon tour was the first part. That meant they had to wash off, fix their hair and change before the 4WD tour. The facility for doing this was not great. As they filled up the 4WD tour jeep, we were left behind. We had to wait about 15 minutes for another jeep to arrive. Not the best guide, but a very interesting person. After a couple of VERY bumpy rides up to the top of the island, we were ready to just stay at Bloody Mary's for the remainder of the tour. I would still recommend this tour.
Would have been better if land tour first and lagoon cruise after. Too hot in the afternoon to be crammed in the back of a truck. Otherwise really enjoyed it.
Excellent tour. Our guide on the 4X4 part of this excursion was amazing . . . funny and very, very well informed about history, geology of the area and current events. The sea cruise was also very good with stops at several places along the reef to swim with rays and sharks. There are a couple of things that seemed unorganized. First of all, most of the participants expected that we would first do the 4X4 tour on land therefore, swim suits were in bags and not on bodies. There was no place to change so several people chose not to swim. We had lunch at a beautiful, private island however, I was uncomfortable that those people who had only purchased the sea part of the excursion had a different lunch than the rest of us and sat in a separate area. There was also some confusion about the number of people continuing on the 4X4 excursion and a second jeep had to be called on.
All of that being said, I would highly recommend this excursion.
The only think I was conserned about were safety and comfort. The capacity of the boat is 12 passengers, but actually we have 16 passengers with no even place to sit where. They have to sit on stairs and on the nose. Overall, the lagoon cruise was great, food was good, and 4wd was also very intetesting. I would like to ask guides to speak english not only french.
See the best of Bora Bora by land and sea with a combination of popular tours that includes a morning 4WD tour of the island and an afternoon boat cruise. Circle the island by 4WD to take in majestic views of the tropical paradise from a number of stunning lookouts. After a lunch break, hop into a boat to discover the underwater beauty of the ocean and get close to stingrays, sharks, fish and coral gardens. Learn about local culture from your guides and get fantastic photo ops throughout the day.