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Our most recommended Bora Bora Cruises & Boat Tours

Bora Bora: Whale Watching Tour with Snorkeling

1. Bora Bora: Whale Watching Tour with Snorkeling

Enjoy a whale watching tour from Bora Bora from July to November when the whales migrate from Antarctica to warmer waters to give birth. Try to spot humpback whales, orcas, dolphins, and rorqual whales. Be picked up directly from your hotel dock and board the boat. Locate and listen to the whales with the onboard hydrophone. Once you see a whale, admire how it plays in the water. Have more of a chance of seeing newborns as this is where they give birth. Learn about the habitat and behaviors of these mysterious creatures. Travel with a company that is registered and approved as a whale watching tour operator with the Directorate of the Environment agency.

Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour

2. Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour

Start your Jet Ski tour of Bora Bora with pickup from your hotel or the Vaitape pier. Then settle onto your Jet Ski, snap on a life jacket and listen as your guide provides a safety briefing before speeding away on your water adventure. Zoom across the crystal-clear lagoon past Bora Bora’s postcard-perfect water bungalows. Get a look at yachts and sailboats, and cruise by the emerald-draped hillsides of Mt Otemanu, the island’s tallest peak at 2,385 feet (727 meters) high.  Your guide stops at two locations where you can jump into the turquoise water for a refreshing swim and soak up the breathtaking tropical scenery. Hear about French Polynesian culture as your knowledgeable guide points out island landmarks and treats you to a coconut husking demonstration. You can select whether you want to ride solo or double. All of the Jet Skis are well-maintained to ensure a safe and thrilling ride. Your 2-hour expedition concludes with a return to your selected hotel or the pier.

Bora Bora: Combo Sunset Cruise & Romantic Dinner

3. Bora Bora: Combo Sunset Cruise & Romantic Dinner

Start a wonderful evening with your loved one and treat yourself to a romantic sunset cruise followed by a delicious dinner at a waterside Restaurant. Start the evening aboard a traditional Polynesian outrigger canoe, gliding smoothly along Bora Bora coral reefs and watching the sunset over the island's lagoon. On the sunset cruise, you could be joined by a maximum of five other couples aboard the Polynesian outrigger canoe. After sunset, you will be taken to a private table at the St. James Restaurant or Yacht Club Bora Bora depending on availability. The restaurants are located in Vaitape, overlooking the lagoon, and provide great views and an intimate yet relaxed ambiance. If you are staying at a hotel on Bora Bora's main island, your return transfer to your hotel has been pre-arranged. If you are staying at a resort that is not located on the main island, you must organize this with your hotel.

Bora Bora: Private Underwater Scooter Experience

4. Bora Bora: Private Underwater Scooter Experience

Have a unique diving experience and see the beautiful marine life on a 30-minute dive in the Bora Bora Lagoon. Admire fish, coral, and the sandy seabed. Dive at one of the prime spots of the lagoon without any experience as this activity is accessible to non-swimmers. Get a briefing from your expert instructor and throughout the activity, float with a surface buoy at a depth of 10 meters. Choose to share your underwater scooters with another person and be able to laugh and talk freely inside the cockpit.

Bora Bora: Half Day Catamaran Sailing & Snorkelling

5. Bora Bora: Half Day Catamaran Sailing & Snorkelling

Welcome onboard Vitamin Sea former racing catamaran for the ultimate sailing experience. Be welcomed by a dedicated and knowledgeable crew and be taken to your mats where you can lay down, relax, and enjoy the ride. The crew will hoist the sails, turn off the engine, and let the magic of sailing begin. Hear about the history and culture of Bora Bora. Take beautiful photos to capture the experience forever. Sail close to Otemanu mountain, the sandbanks, and then the barrier reef. Encounter marine life and learn about corals while snorkeling at our unique coral garden, where our captain will guide you. Go to the most beautiful shallow water bay called 'Paradise Bay' where you will jump in the crystal clear water to relax and enjoy. Enjoy drinks and snacks on a unique Floating Bar, as lounge music plays on the stereo. Celebrate and live a unique experience.

Private Bora Bora Lagoon Snorkel Cruise with BBQ Picnic

6. Private Bora Bora Lagoon Snorkel Cruise with BBQ Picnic

After pick-up at your hotel or at the Vaitape pier, board your private boat for your exclusive 5-hour snorkel cruise, which permits a customized experience with your own captain who will show you the best of the island’s incredible lagoons and coral reefs. Set off around the island to prime spots, based on your interests and the conditions that day. With the water at knee height and the white sand under your feet, you will probably have the chance to walk among stingrays and blacktip sharks. You will also be able to immerse yourself and swim with the tropical fish. Go in search of the different species of rays present in the lagoon of Bora Bora (Mantas, eagle rays, stingrays). Your guide will give you all the knowledge and recommendations you need to know for an optimal encounter with rays and sharks made with respect for animal life. The approach Is 100% focused on the respect of marine life and ensures you a magical experience while preserving the aquatic fauna and flora (no feeding of the sharks, rays and the protection of coral) Despite the fact that marine life is widely represented, it is not guaranteed to spot an animal presence when going out. If this is the case, the excursion will not be reimbursed. You will also snorkel around colorful coral gardens teeming with tropical fish. Your guide can help you to identify the marine life that you see as you explore. If you are new to snorkeling or nervous in the ocean, your guide will be happy to assist you so that you feel at ease in the water. Follow the itinerary above and stop for lunch at a pristine beach with a view of Bora Bora’s majestic Mt Otemanu and sparkling blue lagoon. While your captain prepares a delicious Polynesian-style barbecue picnic, you can relax on the white-sand beach and cool off in the calm, clear waters.  When lunch is ready, eat at a shaded table on the beach, choosing from dishes such as grilled fish, chicken or beef, served with salad, fruit and other sides. Afterwards, enjoy more time to snorkel, swim or sunbathe at your leisure. At the end of your 5-hour cruise, your guide returns you to your Bora Bora hotel to wrap up a memorable private tour in paradise.

Bora Bora: 3 Hour Private Lagoon Cruise

7. Bora Bora: 3 Hour Private Lagoon Cruise

The adventure begins with pickup from your accommodation and heads to your private boat. Have a chat with the captain to discuss how you’d like to customize the experience to suit your interests. Next, head out onto the glistening waters of the lagoon and soak up the panoramic views of this impressive location. As you sail, listen to your Tahitian guide’s facts and stories about local history, culture, and wildlife. Soak up the sunshine on deck, or cool off with a refreshing swim. Go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life and enjoy the opportunity to swim alongside rays. Back on the boat, sip on a refreshing drink then relax on the return journey to port. 

Bora Bora: One Tank Dive in the Lagoon and Outside the Reef

8. Bora Bora: One Tank Dive in the Lagoon and Outside the Reef

Explore the underwater world around Bora Bora on this one tank diving tour for certified divers. Follow your PADI, SSI, and Brevet d'état certified guide through a section of the South Pacific Ocean that is outside the reef and admire the teeming marine life that resides in the Bora Bora Lagoon. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up directly from your hotel's main dock. Relax on the boat as you make your way to your first dive site outside the reef of Bora Bora. Dive into the ocean and look for larger marine life like black tip and lemon sharks. Sit back with snacks, hot tea, and fresh water as you listen to your guide explain the next dive. Make use the towels onboard. Stop at the turquoise lagoon for your second dive. Try to spot  manta rays, eagle rays, and turtles as you make your way through a coral garden. Board the ship and make your way back to your hotel dock.

Bora Bora: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Snacks and Drinks

9. Bora Bora: Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Snacks and Drinks

Enjoy a stunning sunset sailing cruise aboard a catamaran around the crystal clear waters of French Polynesia. Sip on drinks as you marvel at the rolling hills of the tall mountains along the coast as you sail, with the bright orange and red hues of the sunset as your backdrop. Capture beautiful moments aboard a unique catamaran with a maximum of 8 other guests. Let the ship's hostess take photos of you in paradise, while enjoying bubbly champagne and light snacks. As you sail, learn about Bora Bora from your experienced crew, and enjoy exemplary service before returning to your hotel for the evening.

Bora Bora: 3.5-Hour Lagoon Boat Tour with Snorkeling

10. Bora Bora: 3.5-Hour Lagoon Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Begin your Bora Bora lagoon boat tour with a pickup from the pontoon of your hotel. This small-group excursion takes you for a ride on a fast and comfortable boat, equipped with sunroofs to enjoy the sun while being protected, cruising from one snorkeling spot to another.  During this boat tour and snorkeling experience, discover pristine marine areas of the lagoon with an expert and passionate team of guides. Depending on the weather and wildlife behavior on the day, you will see between three to four spots. Head to the manta rays feeding ground, cruise and jump in two renowned local coral gardens, and if the conditions allow, spend time looking for the eagle rays. Your guide will jump in the water with you to point out the different species and help out where required for people who are not comfortable swimmers.

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What people are saying about Bora Bora

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 8 reviews

we were picked up directly from the hotel... After an exciting speedboat ride, we got to the catamaran. Here we were greeted friendly and could choose one of the 4 places. It was great sailing weather with good wind. Unfortunately not for snorkeling, so we had to do without it, which was annoying, of course. There was no offer for a voucher. But there was a stop to get a drink in the shallow water at the Floating Bar (a small tray), chips, grapes and a coconut... The rum punch was delicious. The event lasted about 2.5 hours. Host were then taken directly to the hotel with the speedboat. I even forgot my GoPro, which was then brought to me... Great!!!

Ta'iva (not sure if the spelling is correct) was a phenomenal host! I can't say enough about his hospitality, knowledge of the island, and willingness to accommodate our wishes. I had forgotten my GoPro and he took us back to the resort to pick it up, and then we proceeded to a feeding station near the resort where I was able to film a Manta Ray. I will refer your company and Ta'iva to all my friends. Warm Regards, Hans Gevelhoff

Excellent service in a private boat with lunch consistent with the photo;) A surprise: a bottle of champagne! Our guide was professional and caring.

Very good experience for snorkeling on 20 meter sea to chase the menta. Trusted captain make a safe tour!!!

Jean and Ally were spectacular. This jet ski 2 hour tour was amazing.