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

1. 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

Private Whale-Watching and Swimming Tour in Bora Bora

2. 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.

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What people are saying about Papeete

Bora Bora 4WD and snorkelling tour with lunch

Great guides, well organised day. Small group meant we had a memorable experience. Was worth the money. Excellent communication prior from Moana Adventure Tours who promptly emailed back answers to any questions we had. Swimming with the stingrays and sharks was amazing and there were lots of different reef fish. The coral is not as good as elsewhere but the snorkelling was still excellent. Beautiful clear waters in 3 locations.

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Very good combination with the 4x4 excursion to explore the interior of the island and discover its nature and landscape. Food included in Bloody Mary's the most famous on the island and deserves it! Open since 1979 ... in the afternoon the snorkeling with guide Malaki was a fantastic experience to bathe with sharks and stingrays and the coral garden with the colorful fish. 100% recommendable. Professionalism and kindness.

Thanks to the captain

Very good organization, Thank you to the captain of the glell boat who is very professional and seeks to make the moment pleasant by personalizing the service. And we were able to live a magical moment of observation of a whale and its calf.

Unbeatable overall package! And if you still think about this price, it's your own fault! An unforgettable experience. The guides are more than friendly and have fun!

The tour was great fun and gave us a little overview of Bora Bora.