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World War II History in Bora Bora

World War II History in Bora Bora

With its glittering lagoons, vibrant coral gardens, and beaches lined with coconut trees, Bora Bora is one of French Polynesia’s most popular destinations, but the tropical paradise also harbors a fascinating military past. Here’s what you need to know about Bora Bora’s World War II history.

World War II History in Bora Bora

After the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States chose the main island of Bora Bora to serve as a military supply base in the South Pacific, under the covert name “Operation Bobcat.” The tiny island was stocked with ships, equipment, an airstrip, and more than 7,000 soldiers, although it never saw combat. The army base was closed in 1946, but its influence is still felt on the island and not only in the 19-mile (31 kilometer) road it built around the island or the now defunct international airstrip. Many of the G.I.s decided to stay on the island paradise after the war and marry Polynesians, and you can still meet many American expats and their descendants.

World War II Sites in Bora Bora

An island sightseeing tour or 4WD tour of Bora Bora is the best way to discover the island’s WWII sites, which include a number of military bunkers hidden away in the jungle. By far the most impressive remnants of Bora Bora's WWII past are the eight enormous artillery cannons at several spots on the island, including Faanui Canon lookout. The rusty canons were never fired, but sit at one of the island’s most magnificent lookout points and provide a popular photo opportunity for travelers.

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Bora Bora Combo Tour: Lagoon Cruise and 4WD Tour Including Snorkeling

Bora Bora Combo Tour: Lagoon Cruise and 4WD Tour Including Snorkeling

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This combo tour of Bora Bora by land and sea is full of fantastic photo ops! Start with a 4WD tour by open-air safari truck that circles the volcanic island, stopping at several lookout points along the way. Then hop on a boat for a Bora Bora lagoon cruise over coral gardens and snorkel close to stingrays and black-tip reef sharks. Learn about local culture from your guides throughout the day.
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  • 8 hours
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Bora Bora: Half Day Island 4WD Guided Tour

Bora Bora: Half Day Island 4WD Guided Tour

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Experience an abundance of postcard-perfect photo ops on Bora Bora with a tour by open-air 4WD truck. Gaze out over Bora Bora’s famed turquoise lagoon from several lookouts including East Matira, Faanui Canon, and Amanahune Bay. See a demonstration by local artists, check out vestiges of World War II, and taste delicious tropical fruits at a plantation. Circle around the entire island in the morning or afternoon, or select a sunset tour that includes a glass of sparkling wine.
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  • 3 hours
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Bora Bora: Small Group Stargazing Tour Including Sunset Cruise

Bora Bora: Small Group Stargazing Tour Including Sunset Cruise

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Cruise into the multicolored island sunset during this tour from Bora Bora. Toast your vacation with some bubbly and meet your small group of fellow travelers, limited to 12 people or fewer to ensure an intimate atmosphere. After the sun sets, gaze at the twinkling stars and learn about how the ancient Polynesian people used the stars to navigate their way across the South Pacific. Hotel or port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 3 hours
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Bora Bora Sunset Cruise and Dinner at St James Restaurant
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Bora Bora Sunset Cruise and Dinner at St James Restaurant

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Combine a relaxing sunset cruise in an outrigger canoe on Bora Bora's lagoon with a romantic dinner at St. James restaurant during this evening experience. Sip a glass of included sparkling wine while watching the sun sink below the tropical horizon, then sit down at one of the island's best restaurants for an intimate dinner overlooking the lagoon.
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  • 4 hours
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Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental

Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental

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Unique in Bora Bora ! Go cruising on your own, without a boat license. You don't need experience to have fun. Possibility to bring your picnic and your soft drinks. The sole activity where you can feel like in a lost paradise.
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Bora Bora 4WD Tour, Lunch at Bloody Mary's & Eco Shark & Ray Snorkel Cruise
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Bora Bora 4WD Tour, Lunch at Bloody Mary's & Eco Shark & Ray Snorkel Cruise

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Bora Bora may be a small island but there is a lot to see and do. If you make independent tour plans, you may miss out on some spectacular sights. Instead, book this combo excursion that includes a tour of the island in a 4WD open-air safari truck, lunch at the world-famous Bloody Mary's Restaurant, and a cruise of Bora Bora lagoon to snorkel the coral gardens and encounter stingrays and black-tip reef sharks.
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  • 7 hours
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Bora Bora Snorkel Cruise by Polynesian Outrigger Canoe with BBQ Island Lunch
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Bora Bora Snorkel Cruise by Polynesian Outrigger Canoe with BBQ Island Lunch

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Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Bora Bora's lagoon with a small-group snorkeling tour to the island’s best spots. Get up close to blacktip reef sharks, stingrays and tropical fish underwater. Then feast on a Polynesian-style barbecue picnic while enjoying local hospitality and relaxing on the white-sand beach of a small island. Numbers are limited to 12 passengers for a more personalized experience with your professional guide.
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  • 6 hours
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Bora Bora 4WD Tour Including Lunch at Bloody Mary's and Jet Ski Tour
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Bora Bora 4WD Tour Including Lunch at Bloody Mary's and Jet Ski Tour

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Combine views of Bora Bora by land and sea during this full-day tour. Circle the island in a rugged 4x4 vehicle, then refuel with a lunch pit stop at the popular Bloody Mary's. End up with a Jet Ski ride around the azure waters (select single or double). Round-trip transportation from the cruise port and select hotels included.
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  • 6 hours
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Bora Bora Half-Day Catamaran Sailing, Snorkeling and Floating Bar Experience
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Bora Bora Half-Day Catamaran Sailing, Snorkeling and Floating Bar Experience

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Don’t miss out on anything during your trip-of-a-lifetime to Bora Bora. Let local insiders bring you to the most beautiful spots on the island’s famous lagoon, including the aquarium snorkeling site where you will encounter amazing marine life. Book a tour aboard the former race vessel Vitamin Sea, a 40-foot catamaran. With just a few other passengers on board, head to the crystalline waters of Paradise Bay, where you can swim, snorkel, and enjoy a magical “floating bar” experience.
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  • 4 hours
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Cruise on the lagoon of Bora Bora

Cruise on the lagoon of Bora Bora

We have a half day or a day, we have a private day, and we have boarded the catamaran with all the comforts on board.
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Island Tour & Getaway on the Bora Bora Mountains by Quad / ATV

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Island Tour & Getaway on the Bora Bora Mountains by Quad / ATV

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Discover the most beautiful sites of the island of Bora Bora during a quad ride. Accompanied by professional guides, you will discover exceptional landscapes. Our goal is to make you live memorable adventures through landscapes and unusual experiences. Our team is committed to being available 7 days a week to meet all your expectations, whether with friends, couples or families. Thank you and see you soon.
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Morning Snorkeling Shared Boat Tour in Bora Bora

Morning Snorkeling Shared Boat Tour in Bora Bora

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With crystal-clear waters teeming with colorful marine life, the Bora Bora lagoon in French Polynesia is the perfect spot for snorkelling. On this morning or afternoon snorkelling adventure, cruise to the best swimming spots throughout the lagoon with your guide and dive beneath the waves. Swim and snorkel among the tropical fish, with equipment provided and round-trip travel from your Bora Bora accommodation.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Bora Bora Island Tour and Off-roads by ATV

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Bora Bora Island Tour and Off-roads by ATV

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To get off the beaten path and explore some of Bora Bora’s roads less traveled, this off-road ATV tour delivers. Adventurous travelers will love popping on a helmet and revving the engine. Follow your guide through some of the island's most beautiful landscapes and to impressive viewpoints. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, which combines sightseeing with adventure.
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  • 3 hours
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4x4 Jeep Safari Tour in Bora Bora

4x4 Jeep Safari Tour in Bora Bora

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See a side of Bora Bora that would be difficult to access any other way on this fun Jeep tour. Follow dirt tracks and go off road as you visit the lookout point at Mount Popoti for panoramic views, the World War II-era guns to learn about French Polynesian history, and more. As a maximum of eight travelers will be on this tour you’ll get personalized attention from your guide and plenty of room in the Jeep.
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Bora Bora Lagoon Snorkeling Tour by Private Boat

Bora Bora Lagoon Snorkeling Tour by Private Boat

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Benefit from personalized attention and snorkeling instruction on this private snorkeling tour of the Bora Bora Lagoon. Choose from morning or afternoon departure depending on your schedule, then set out with your dedicated crew to visit four to five area snorkeling spots. Guided snorkeling excursions mean you'll have the best chance of spotting marine life such as barracuda, eels, sharks, and rays swimming among vibrant coral. You can travel light, as all snorkel equipment, towels, and refreshments are provided.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Half-Day Catamaran Sailing Snorkeling and Floating Bar

Private Tour: Half-Day Catamaran Sailing Snorkeling and Floating Bar

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Go sailing on a 40-foot (12-meter) former racing catamaran on this private Bora Bora tour for you and your group of family or friends. With your own captain, glide across lagoons and coral reefs, listening to music and stopping to swim in the clear waters. Plus, enjoy the floating bar for cold drinks.
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  • 4 hours
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NEW !!! ATV TOURS with '' Manu '' a local guide from Bora Bora

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NEW !!! ATV TOURS with '' Manu '' a local guide from Bora Bora

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Take a break from lounging on the beach with this fun-filled ATV adventure around Bora Bora. See beautiful sights and travel along paths that you might otherwise miss on a guided tour. Receive personalized attention as this is a small-group tour. Get to know a different side of Bora Bora while having fun.
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  • 3 hours
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$222.20
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Private Tour: Bora Bora Two Tank Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive

Private Tour: Bora Bora Two Tank Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive

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Choose from a private, 2-tank introductory or certified dive in Bora Bora. Depending on your experience and skill level, you'll enjoy either a start-from-scratch basics lesson or a supervised dive for certified divers. Each option includes the use of two tanks and will last around three to four hours. Experienced divemasters will accompany you the entire time to ensure your safety and comfort as you explore the underwater world. A private dive means undivided attention and a flexible itinerary.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Private Boat Tour of Bora Bora Lagoon with Snorkel

Full-Day Private Boat Tour of Bora Bora Lagoon with Snorkel

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The Bora Bora lagoon ranks among French Polynesia’s top natural attractions, with native marine life swimming through crystal-clear waters. On this private tour, take to the waters by boat and cruise to the prettiest corners of the lagoon with your guide. With pickup and drop-off from your hotel included, soak up the sunshine on-deck, snorkel with native rays and reef fish, and experience the best of tropical Bora Bora.
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  • 7 hours
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Bora Bora Underwater Scooter

Bora Bora Underwater Scooter

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Let an expert show you the underwater wonders of Bora Bora’s famed lagoon—without getting your hair wet. Book this small-group tour and you’ll zip around the sea floor aboard an underwater scooter. A panoramic dome on the aqua-bike allows you to stay dry and breathe naturally as an electric motor propels you forward. At a depth of 9.8 feet (3 meters), you’ll see a variety of colorful corals and tropical fish.
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  • 2 hours
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Introductory Dive Shared Boat Bora Bora

Introductory Dive Shared Boat Bora Bora

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Learn to dive in the calm, clear waters of Bora Bora with this intimate introductory diving class. You'll learn everything about safety, equipment, and technique, with around half an hour to 50 minutes of practical dive time in the Bora Bora lagoon. As this is for beginners, you'll not go more than about 15 feet underwater.  
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour: Bora Bora Lagoon Fishing

Private Tour: Bora Bora Lagoon Fishing

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Suitable for both novice and experienced anglers, this half-day Bora Bora fishing trip features the know-how of a private captain who has fished these turquoise waters for years. With your choice of a morning or afternoon of lagoon fishing aboard a boat equipped with a sun shade, learn tips and techniques for a successful catch—stored on ice until you're back on shore. This private fishing trip is limited to two passengers, ensuring a customized experience. All fishing gear is provided.
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  • 4 hours
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Bora Bora Off-Road Sightseeing Tour

Bora Bora Off-Road Sightseeing Tour

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There is no better way to see Bora Bora when visiting on a cruise or staying in a hotel than this 4x4 tour. This off road tour gives you all the sights and delights of the island's culture, history, flora, and fauna. You will discover the ancient temples of the great Tahitian seafaring society built around 1000 A.D, along with their accompanying legends. Explore WWII sites built by Americans during their friendly taking of the island in 1942. Tour around the island to see breathtaking lookout points only accessible by 4x4. Faanui Valley is host to small fruit plantations. Pareu, a locally-owned family workshop, showcases how they make beautiful tie-dye Sarongs. You will learn how to make coconut oil and taste local fruits before completing your tour and returning to port. Book early as this sells out and beats the cruise tours for price and excitement.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Island Tour by ATV / QUAD

Private Island Tour by ATV / QUAD

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Take a break from lounging on a tropical beach on this fun private tour by quad bike. Your guide will take you to parts of Bora Bora that many visitors miss, such as rugged inland roads, viewpoints, and remote beaches. Receive personalized attention on a private tour just for you and your friends, and even customize the itinerary to suit your needs.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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