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Our most recommended Bora Bora Day Trips

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 Jet Ski Tour

3. 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: Half Day Catamaran Sailing & Snorkelling

4. 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

5. 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 Adventure Day: 4X4 and Jet Ski with Lunch

6. 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: 3.5-Hour Lagoon Boat Tour with Snorkeling

7. 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.

Private Whale-Watching and Swimming Tour in Bora Bora

8. Private Whale-Watching and Swimming Tour in Bora Bora

Choose morning or afternoon departure time, then be ready with swimsuit and towel in hand for convenient pickup at your Bora Bora hotel. Get individualized attention from your dedicated guide on this three-hour private snorkeling tour from Bora Bora. Aboard a 23-foot (7-meter) speedboat, travel to an area frequented by humpback whales, then dive in to catch an underwater glimpse.  Your guide knows where the whales like to hang out, and will fill you in on whale-related facts and info as you travel. Once you find whales, the crew will determine if it is safe and whether it is the right time to get in the water with the enormous creatures. Strap on your mask, fins and snorkel and slide in quietly, accompanied by your guide. You will swim at a safe distance, being sure not to disturb the whales. Please keep in mind that since whales are wild animals, their presence can never be guaranteed. Return to your departure point the way you came, with some amazing memories.

Bora Bora: Private Safari and Jet Ski with Lunch

9. Bora Bora: Private Safari and Jet Ski with Lunch

4×4 Safari Group Tour You will discover the history of Bora Bora and all of its magical sites. Adventure through the lush vegetation of Bora Bora in a comfortable 4 X4 vehicle. Group Tours. 4X4, 8-person capacity. To start, your 4X4 guide will pick you up at your hotel. Your Jet Ski tour will follow after lunch. The order your tours is subject to change. Visit the historic sites of Bora Bora including the bunkers and American cannons of the Second World War. Admire the magnificent viewpoints in the heights of the island of Bora Bora accessible only by 4X4. As you gain height, you discover the shades of blue and emerald green coloring the lagoon. During this tour, the guide gives you cultural and historical information on Polynesia. During this tour, your guide will give you cultural and historical information about Polynesia and more specifically Bora Bora. *Lunch is included. We break for lunch around noon and transport you to Bloody Mary’s for your meal. We will pick you up there in the afternoon for the second portion of your combo tour. Jet Ski Group Tour A breathtaking nautical activity! The private jet ski tour is ideal for filling up on adrenaline and thrills, including stops to cool off. This private jet ski tour allows you to discover the lagoon of Bora Bora in a fun way. By following your jet ski guide, you will make the complete tour of the island. The different functions of your jet ski are explained to you before departure for this great adventure. Discover the lagoon of Bora Bora on this guided, group jet-ski tour. Following your guide, you will circle the island, riding through the pristine clear, blue waters that have made Bora Bora famous. Different scenic stops allow you to take full advantage of the surrounding landscape. A relaxing break on our motu (private island) will be carried out during this adventure. This tour is for all levels of riders, beginner through advanced. We will adapt the tour to meet your abilities, enabling you to fully enjoy the beauty of the lagoon! Drive your own jet ski freely and have fun. A truly unforgettable day! Thanks to its maneuverability and speed, the jet ski is the best way to fully discover the lagoon. The Bora Bora Lagoon then becomes your playground! Your safety during the jet ski tour is our priority and we assure all customers that our jet skis are regularly maintained to achieve their best performance. At the end of the tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel. Requirements and Additional Information Jet Ski Driver: Must be over 16 years old and over 11 years old to get on the Jet Ski. Jet Ski Group Guided Tours, 4 Jet Skis per guide By choosing a Combo tour, you get a discounted rate. Tours must be done on the same day. Order of tours is subject to change. Rate per couple with one Jet Ski for 2 persons during a jet-ski group tour. Lunch Included.

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What people are saying about Bora Bora

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15 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!!!

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

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

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

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