Mount Otemanu is the highest point on Bora Bora. Together with Mount Pahia it forms the remnants of an extinct volcano that once existed in the center of the island. Today its craggy remnants tower over the island, reaching heights of 2,385 feet (727 meters). It's rugged, black face makes a stunning contrast with the jungles and the sparkling blue sea below.  

While it's possible to hike up Mount Pahia, Mount Otemanu is best enjoyed from below. It's impossible to climb to the summit because of the brittle volcanic rock which is too fragile to hold a person's weight. According to the locals, nobody has EVER successfully scaled the top. You can, however, take a hike up to the base. The path is confusing and the jungle is thick so it's recommended to take a guide or a 4x4 tour. Here you will find leftover US cannons from World War II and scattered altars from the ancient past.

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Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour, Lunch at Bloody Mary's, and Shark and Stingray Snorkel Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Make the most of your time on Bora Bora by combining a Jet Ski tour with a shark and stingray boat safari for a full day of the island’s most popular ...  Read more

Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $208.77

Small-Group Bora Bora Lagoon Snorkel Cruise with Barbecue Island Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Indulge in Bora Bora’s exquisite natural beauty and warm hospitality on a small-group snorkeling tour. You'll cruise to the best spots to snorkel and swim in ...  Read more

Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $181.60

Best Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Zip around the turquoise lagoons of Bora Bora on a Jet Ski tour with an experienced guide. Have some adrenaline-fueled fun as you cruise in warm waters, taking ...  Read more

Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.40

Private Bora Bora Lagoon Snorkel Cruise

Celebrate in style on this private 3- or 6-hour snorkel tour that allows you to explore Bora Bora's natural beauty with an expert captain and boat all to ...  Read more

Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Duration: Varies

From USD $93.80

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