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 22 Reviews

Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

From USD $209.07

Bora Bora Jet Ski Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $129.59

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Duration: 6 hours

From USD $181.86

Private Bora Bora Lagoon Snorkel Cruise

Location: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Duration: Varies

From USD $94.51

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