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Bora Bora: Island Tour and Mountains Getaway by Quad Bike

1. Bora Bora: Island Tour and Mountains Getaway by Quad Bike

After a quick initiation on how to drive your quad, cross Vaitape, the city center of Bora Bora, that leads you directly onto the plateau of Amanahune for a superb view of the fifty shades of blue of the beautiful lagoon. You will then head to the legendary Matira Beach and the famous restaurant Bloody Mary's. After several passages on the main road, take a small off-road path that will lead you to the Rock of Anau with a magnificent view of the hotels located on the islets and also a surprising view of the mythical Mount Otemanu. Next, visit another superb viewing point where you’ll discover the first vestiges of the Second World War. Then, drive to a village for a fun stop to see how a pareo is made. The wraparound skirt is not only considered a symbol of Polynesian culture in terms of clothing, but also of artistic expertise. Continue on to a tasting of exotic fruits and coconut water where your guide will present a “coco show” demonstration and lesson on the coconut. You’ll also enjoy a 5-minute stop at the entrance of the Faanui Valley, another incredible viewing point.  To end our tour, take in the mythical place considered to be one of the most beautiful points of the island, the Faanui Canon lookout. Contemplate the lagoon and Faanui Bay with an incomparable panorama making for an unforgettable memory of your time on Bora Bora.

Bora Bora by Land and Sea: 4WD Safari and Snorkel

2. Bora Bora by Land and Sea: 4WD Safari and Snorkel

Benefit from pickup at your hotel, or Vaitape pier, and then travel along the mountain roads of Bora Bora by open-sided 4WD vehicle to get panoramic views. Follow a 20-mile circuit around the island, and stop to look at the lagoon from spectacular lookouts, such as Matira Point, the Faanui Cannon, and Amanahune Bay. Learn about the military relics left by US troops after World War II. Marvel at the volcanic rock formations from the ancient caldera, and watch local artisans making coconut oil and tie-dye sarongs at a crafts workshop. Sample tropical fruits at a plantation, and enjoy a delicious lunch at the iconic Bloody Mary’s restaurant with a quirky interior of tiki torches and palm-trunk seats. Spend the afternoon on a boat cruise of the lagoon and search for stunning stingrays and blacktip sharks. Then, snorkel around the coral gardens and marvel at the colors of the tropical fish. The approach here is focused on respect for marine life, ensuring a great experience whilst protecting the flora and fauna (no feeding of sharks, and protecting the coral). Marine life is well represented, but spotting an animal presence cannot be guaranteed

Bora Bora Adventure Day: 4X4 and Jet Ski with Lunch

3. Bora Bora Adventure Day: 4X4 and Jet Ski with Lunch

Begin your day of adventure on Bora Bora with pickup at your hotel or the cruise port; alternatively, meet your guide and group at Vaitape Pier. Climb into an open-sided 4x4 vehicle for a trip around the volcanic island on rugged mountain roads. Complete the entire 20 mile (32km) circumference of the island, listening to your guide's commentary on the way. Make stops at several lookout points, including Amanahune Bay, Faanui Canon, and East Matira. Snap photos of sweeping views and check out some rock formations made by Bora Bora's ancient caldera.  Stop at a local plantation to see tie-dye sarongs and coconut oil being produced, you'll also have the chance to sample some tropical fruits before heading to Bloody Mary's for lunch. This popular island hangout serves local delicacies as well as sandwiches, burgers, and seafood.  After lunch, get views of the island by sea on a two-hour jet ski tour. Explore the sparkling bays and get views of Mt. Otemanu, stopping on the way for a coconut husking demo and a chance to go swimming. End your tour with drop-off back at your hotel or the cruise port.

Bora Bora: Combo Sunset Cruise & Romantic Dinner

4. 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 Luxury Tour and Beach Picnic

5. Bora Bora Luxury Tour and Beach Picnic

Kiss your worries goodbye on a relaxing small group tour of the lagoon and barrier reef of Bora Bora. Snorkel with the amazing sea life of the South Pacific Ocean following pickup from selected hotels or Vaitape pier and a 26-mile boat cruise around the island. Search for blacktip reef sharks and stingrays in shallow water, with an approach 100 % focused toward the respect of marine life. You can stay on board the boat to watch them in comfort. Wade into the water for a close-up encounter with the extraordinary fish before going to a vibrant coral garden teeming with colorful fish. Get helpful tips on how to snorkel in comfort and safety. Speed to a motu with Mt. Otemanu as your backdrop and watch your guide prepare a Polynesian-style barbecue picnic. Swim or snorkel in the turquoise waters, and then enjoy a savory picnic of grilled fish, chicken, and beef, with salads and other dishes served at a shaded table. Get explanations on how to cook these local favorites before drop-off at your hotel or the pier.

Bora Bora: Half Day Catamaran Sailing & Snorkelling

6. 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.

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: 3.5-Hour Lagoon Boat Tour with Snorkeling

8. 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.

Bora Bora: French Wine Tasting Experience

9. Bora Bora: French Wine Tasting Experience

Learn the right way of tasting wines and most importantly how to match wines to food with this tasting experience with speedboat pickup from Bora Bora. Taste French wines accompanied with delightful appetizers to give your taste buds a treat. Be picked by a comfortable water taxi from your accommodation and whisked away to the restaurant Saint-James, which is one of the best restaurants in Bora Bora with a top wine cellar. . Surprise your pallet as you uncover how wine can sublimate food and food can sublimate wine. Get a practical understanding of the basics of wine pairing with this guided tasting. Have the option to stay at the restaurant to have dinner there and your guide would be happy to give advice about the selection of wine for your dinner.

Bora Bora: Introductory Scuba Diving Lesson

10. Bora Bora: Introductory Scuba Diving Lesson

Take some time out to try something new and scuba dive in Bora Bora. Get picked up from your accommodation and trained by a dive instructor to give the ultimate first-time diving experience. Explore the underwater coral garden in the lagoon, and enjoy the weightlessness and freedom of diving and breathing underwater. Spend thirty minutes below the surface discovering the colors of the coral and stunning tropical fish.

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What people are saying about Bora Bora

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!!!

Wonderful captain & co-captain with explaining as we went along. They played the ukulele & sang throughout the boat ride portion. As we were picking up other passengers from the other resorts we were able to view the high end resorts at the dock and take pictures until everyone boarded on the boat. The fruit & champagne served just before sunset was a very nice touch.

Beautiful boat trip to see the rays and the black tip sharks where you can swim with them good and prepared our skipper excellent the visit to the beautiful coral gardens also the second part of the day off-road to see the beautiful island from above of bora bora

Unique experience! I recommend taking it on this page since it is much more expensive in hotels.

Excellent experience, competent guide and ensuring the safety of the participants.