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From Tahiti: Tetiaroa Island Tour by Sailing Catamaran

1. From Tahiti: Tetiaroa Island Tour by Sailing Catamaran

Start your day by meeting your guide at 5:45 AM at the Papeete Marina. Leave the dock at 6:00 AM as your delicious local breakfast awaits. Fill up on Viennese pastries, fresh fruit, coffee, or tea before the adventure starts. Enjoy a scenic 2-hour crossing and begin to catch sight of the island ahead. Arrive shortly after and approach the island on a dinghy landing. Once disembarked, the hostess begins her guided walk to Bird Island, where the history and legends of Tetiaroa will unveil their secrets to you. Enjoy free time to explore the island, take photos, swim, sunbathe, or take a siesta. Head back to the boat where lunch awaits you: raw fish with Tahitian-style coconut milk, hot rice, tuna marinated on the barbecue with fruit juices, water, and cold drinks. After lunch, you'll be provided with snorkeling equipment so you can swim along the reef and observe all the marine life. After swimming, return to the boat and depart for Tahiti. Before arriving, you'll be treated to a fruit salad and a glass of punch.

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 admire the lagoon at the viewpoints 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 from Monday to Saturday. When the restaurant is closed, the lunch will take place et the Lucky House Fare Manuia. 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.  Enjoy a tour 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

From Papeete: Tahiti Highlights Full-Day Private Tour

3. From Papeete: Tahiti Highlights Full-Day Private Tour

During your tour around Tahiti Island enjoy amazing views to the gorgeous lagoon, the coral reef's patches and the outstanding mountains. We will immerse into the rich tapestry of Tahitian history and traditions as you explore the sacred marae Arahurahu, a site of great importance to the local people. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and with views of the azure Pacific Ocean, the marae offers a tranquil and picturesque setting. Beautiful Maraa caves, is surrounded by lush vegetation and breathtaking scenery. The grotto is as cave, full of water, which spread the nice freshness during the hot day. When we approach Taharuu black sand surf beach, the sound of crashing waves and the salty breeze signal that you're about to enter a surf haven where the beauty of Tahiti meets the thrill of the ocean. Vaipahi Water Gardens offer an enchanting escape into a lush tropical haven. A true botanical paradise, the garden showcases the diverse flora of French Polynesia. Crystal-clear streams meander through the garden, creating a soothing symphony of flowing water. To make a break we will go for lunch into the restaurant of Paul Gauguin Museum with delicious local food and stunning ocean view. The restaurant will be a great starting point to drive to the isthmus between the two parts of Tahiti to explore Phaeton Bay, a famous South Pacific hurricane hole hiding dozens of cruising boats from all over the world. Taravao lookout, situated at Tahiti iti points in Tahiti offers breathtaking panoramic views of the lush landscapes with two parts of Tahit Nui island - Tahiti east coast and west coast. We can observe the road we are going to take to folow Tahitian curved east coast with marvelous ocean views. Following the north-east road, we will drive to impressive valley of three waterfalls, to get immersed into the atmosphere of old legends of Tiarei area and take pictures in front of big Faarumai waterfall. We will visit famous Arohoho blow hole, where the waves crash against the rugged coastline, water is forced through an underwater tunnel, creating a dramatic spray that shoots high into the air. The intensity of the blowhole's performance varies depending on the sea conditions, offering a unique show with each visit. During the visit of the famous black sand beach and public parc Venus point we will listen the stories about Captain’s Cook circumnavigations, the bread fruit and the Mutiny on the Bounty adventures, as also historical facts about Tahitian Royal dynasty Pomare, tattoo culture, arrival of great navigators to famous Matavai Bay. At the end of the Tour, we will bring you to a place of your choice!

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

4. 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.

Tahiti Classical Coastal Full Day Private Tour

5. Tahiti Classical Coastal Full Day Private Tour

We will pick you up at any place of your choice (airport, hotel, ship's dock, ferry dock, restaurant, beer bar, park, yacht club etc.) and will visit all the most beautiful and famous island's attractions (9-10 stops): - Papeete city and port viewpoint - Marae Arahurahu, ancient Polynesian open-air temple - Maraa caves - Taharuu black sand surf beach - Vapahi water garden - Tahiti Iti and Botanical garden lookout - Faone twin watrfall - Faarumai big waterfall - Venus point, historical spot - Tahara Papeete and Moorea view point Complete information about french Polynesian culture, history, religious and spirituality, traditions, mentality, arts, sports, education etc. is going to be presented during the Tour. Optionally, will be offered some local juices, coconuts, fruits, chips testing. Optionally, the lunch at delicious local restaurant with gorgeous view to Tahiti Iti will be offered at noon. At the end of the Tour, we will drop you off at a place of your choice!

Papeete : walking tour

6. Papeete : walking tour

Ia Ora Na 🌺 These guided walking tours seamlessly blend history, culture, and more, promising an authentic journey through the vibrant city of Papeete. Join me in uncovering local treasures, from iconic landmarks to bustling markets, and immerse yourself in the essence of Tahiti along the way. Our itinerary includes stops at the stunning Bougainville Park, the charming Assembly of French Polynesia, the historic Catholic Cathedral, the lively Market place, and the majestic Town Hall. I'm eager to share my passion for this city with you! Pauline NOTE : On weekends and public holidays, an alternative stop can be arranged at Jacques Chirac Place instead of the Assembly, as it remains closed during these times. IMPORTANT : Please take into account that your reservation is made in local time and date.

Tahiti: Teahupoo Wave Watching Tour

7. Tahiti: Teahupoo Wave Watching Tour

Join a boat tour to watch the waves of Teahupoo, a world-famous surfing spot in Tahiti. Learn about the history and legends of the area from your guide as you cruise through the lagoon. Start your tour with a drive to the marina of Teahupoo. Board your boat and head towards the end of the road where your captain will introduce you to the Teahupoo area. This small district is world-famous for its special waves that break over shallow coral hundreds of meters from shore. Exit the lagoon and head to the surfing break. Every year in August, the district hosts an international surfing competition. In July 2024, it will host the surfing events of the Olympic Games. Once the boat is sitting in the safety of the channel, your experienced captain tells you everything you’d want to know about this special place. Hear about the history, legends, and experiences of Teahupoo.



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(11 reviews)

We absolutely loved the crew, the location, and the experience on the boat. The breakfast, lunch, snacks made for a delicious day. The crew was really helpful and cool throughout the day. The beach where they take you on the island is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Can be a little tricky to get parking and find the location of the boat that early in the morning, and in the dark. So just give yourself plenty of time. And if there are two boats leaving that day, it could be that yours is not where you see the group standing. So just walk a bit along the marina to be sure you have the right location. Primarily held in French but the crew can come over and translate to English, which they did. Amazing day!!!

It was absolutely brilliant! Newly promoted captain Pierre worked with Lili (thanks for the loan of the flip flops) and sorry I forgot the first name. Good sailing with a little swell and a little more on the way back...which earned us a few showers and bursts of laughter. Good general atmosphere, good breakfast, excellent lunch, really a beautiful day… and what can we say about the site, this clear water with incredible colors, a big THANK YOU for this bright interlude. Pierre L.

Adolph is a superb guide! Thanks to him we learned about the history of Boa Bora. Very kind and caring! a big thank you with all our hearts!

Fantastic day trip to one of the most beautiful islands in French Polynesia. The food provided was simple and very delicious.

All in all it was a really nice tour, the food was also very good. Everything was great 👌🏻