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Top French Polynesia Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours
Bora Bora Sunset Cruise and Dinner at St James Restaurant
Perfect dinner cruise
, Jan 2020
The sunset cruise was amazing. I would definitely do it again if we ever go back. The dinner was excellent. Got to meet the owner of the restaurant. He made sure we all had rides to get back. If you don't do the cruise at least try this restaurant. You won’t be disappointed.
My wife and I chose this excursion because it was highly rated by others and indeed it did not disappoint. Unfortunately our actual sunset was not spectacular because of rain clouds , however the ride around the island very smooth and comfortable and the food was delicious.
It was very cozy and romantic. The guys fed us fruits and beverages while playing native tunes on the ukelele until sunset. Then they drop us off at the restaurant but I didn’t know that was the end of them. I feel very bad that I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye or tip them. The tour is worth it.
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.
Sunset Cruise : Moorea Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo
well worth it!
, Feb 2020
We really enjoyed our sunset tour. We had the catamaran to ourselves and our captain provided us with drinks, knowledge of the area and became our own personal photographer! We definitely recommend this trip
We are so glad we did this! It's an incredibly romantic way to see the two bays and to go outside the reef. Even if it's raining, show up. The skies clear and they'll still go. With the dark layer of clouds, the sun shining through and the spectacular view of the coast, it's well worth it! The other guests were delightful, the skipper adorable.
Welcome aboard Taboo !
Taboo is a cozy sailing catamaran and the perfect way to discover the romantic side of Moorea by sailing with a polynesian sunset.
Take place on board for enjoying a quiet and relaxing cruise. Have a drink and living the moment.
We sail on the North coast of Moorea, toward the legendary Cook's Bay. Then, we go outside the bareer reef to admire the natural environment in its purest state. Enjoy a panoramic view on the majestic mountains and landscapes of Moorea and a magical sunset on the Tiahura's motu.
Watch the sunset from the deck of a catamaran during this evening sail around Vaitape. Relax on the provided chaise lounges while music plays over the on-board sound system, sip a glass of sparkling wine, and munch on included snacks. Pickup and drop-off at your hotel's dock.
Bora Bora Half-Day Catamaran Sailing, Snorkeling and Floating Bar Experience
Magical Day Out
, Nov 2019
The team on the VitaminSea catamaran were very hospitable, friendly & knowledgeable about the history & landscape of Bora Bora. We just lay back in the nets & sailed across the most amazingly coloured water we had ever seen . Cool music playing in the background, the gentle breeze in our hair & the most epic landscape of the motos & volcano all around you make for awesome photos. After snorkeling in the clearest water, we sipped on chilled bubbles & ate fresh fruit while standing in the water at the floating bar - a very cool way to finish the perfect day. We would 100% do it again if we ever get back to Bora Bora. Thanks for a super day:)
An adventurous excursion, but mostly relaxing and pampering which was just what we needed!
, Oct 2019
Kiki and Tony were awesome, as was our driver who took us over from port to resort where Cat took off from. They treated us well, with simple little things like laying out our towels after swimming, handing us towels after we got back on boat from snorkeling, preparing our snorkel equipment and laying it all out for us. We loved how the Cat was set up, that we got an entire quadrant to ourselves and they really did max the passengers at 8. There were soft mats to lay on, towels ready for us, water and rum punch at all the right times. We really loved this excursion, worth every penny. The beauty we could take in while relaxing as we floated along, loved it.
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.
Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo
, Jan 2020
We had a great time on this tour. They provided transportation to and from the ferry terminal, which was great but they also let us know what ferry we needed to take to get to Moorea. The snorkeling was amazing! Leo and Jeremy did a great job. They were very knowledgeable about the area and the snorkeling stops we had were perfect! I would highly recommend this tour, you will not be disappointed!
Climb aboard the Taboo sailing catamaran and head out into the beautiful lagoon waters surrounding Moorea on this private excursion. Spend hours swimming and snorkel with all sorts of tropical fish, blacktip sharks, stingrays and more. After you've worked up an appetite, nibble on tropical fruits and sip cocktails on the return to the harbor.
Board a traditional Polynesian pirogue for a sailing tour during sunset from Moorea. Get views over the tropical lagoon and take in the colors of the sunset while learning about the local ecosystem through guided commentary. Sail through Cook and Opunohu bays, sipping water and fruit juice and munching on tropical fruits during the peaceful boat ride.
Welcome aboard Taboo !
Taboo is a cozy sailing catamaran and the perfect way to discover Moorea otherwise.
Plan your "à la carte" day with us, all the boat is yours !
What we are used to offer you :
Sailing on the north coast of Moorea inside and outside the barrier reef, having a panoramic view on Moorea's landscapes and majestic mountains.
Exploring the lagoon wildlife by snorkeling with sting rays, black tip sharks and tropical fishes. Visiting a garden of coral between the Tiahura's motus (small islands). Searching the sea turtles.
Looking for the Tikis, some underwater traditional polynesian statues.
As lunch is not included, you can bring your picnic or we can stop you by a restaurant (Coco Beach on the motu or Les Tipaniers on the lagoon side).
Would you want to spend more time sailing or snorkeling ? Would you want to sail in the Opunohu bay ? Or something else ? Let us know, we'll adapt the tour with your wishes and our safety conditions.
My wife and I enjoyed this cruise. The captain, Christian, was hospitable with drinks and chips. He was able to locate some whales for us, which was a lot of fun to watch. The sunset was beautiful, and boat was calm despite some small swells. Overall, we enjoyed this small excursion that left from Marina Taina close to a lovely bar :)
Experience the magic of Tahiti by twilight on this romantic 1.5-hour evening cruise, including hotel pick-up. Sip a complimentary cocktail as you set sail across a glittering lagoon and watch the horizon melt into shades of red and orange as the sun sets over Tahiti and Moorea islands. This small-group tour has a maximum of 12, ensuring an intimate experience.
Explore the island paradise of Moorea as you glide between sandy bays and glittering lagoons on this 5.5-hour boat cruise, including hotel pick-up. Dive into the crystalline waters of Cook’s Bay or Opunohu Bay, and swim among friendly stingrays and blacktip reef sharks. Drop anchor on a deserted island to tuck into a delicious Tahitian-style picnic lunch (included), then enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the idyllic Moorea Lagoon.
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.
This private sailing excursion features a dedicated crew and the opportunity for a flexible, customized itinerary. Board a luxurious catamaran for a cruise around the Bora Bora Island lagoon. Relax on the sun beds, take in the views, pose for photos, and admire Otemanu Mountain, the highest point on Bora Bora. Enjoy mother nature’s sunset show before heading back to the marina.
We would love to provide you with an authentic experience into traditional Polynesian sailing through our double sail canoe, built in Moorea by your captain, Raphaël.
We are passionate about our ocean, traditions and the construction of traditional canoes. We would love to share our knowledge with you.
You will be able to participate and learn how to steer the ship…
With Vaapiti, you will be completely immersed and part of the adventure !
On this half-day boat tour you can explore Moorea Lagoon from above or below the water--or perhaps both. You and your party will receive personalized attention as this is a private tour. Swim and snorkel in the lagoon to get up close with the marine life, or stay on board to enjoy the sunshine, views of Moorea island, and maybe some dolphin watching. Your guide will tell you all about the island, its culture, and the marine life.
Bora Bora Snorkel Cruise by Polynesian Outrigger Canoe with BBQ Island Lunch
, Oct 2019
Not the most exciting captain. Unlike other similar boats, we didn’t have a few added bells and whistles like the blowing of the conch or much explanation throughout the excursion BUT we hit all of the best spots... of course with wildlife, no sighting is guaranteed but every single stop we made was phenomenal.... we saw lots of sharks and stingrays, dolphins, manta rays and a school of eagle rays. It was amazing!!! Four starts just because of the lack of excitement by the captain... He was very quiet
Sam Duvall was amazing guide. He was so friendly and answered any questions we had. He made the trip so personable. He took care of all his guest. He let us take our time at each stop and let us do our thing. He took such good care of everyone. The barbecue lunch was amazing. The lady that prepared the food was such a wonderful hostess and told us about her family and life on the island. We could not ask for a better day. This was one of the best excursions we have ever been on. See you next year, sam!
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.
Bora Bora Snorkel Cruise Including Snorkeling with Sharks and Stingrays
, Jan 2020
We did a 3 hour tour on an excursion boat with Moana Tours and had the most wonderful time. Jean and his crew were marvelous guides determined to get everyone in the water and having a great time. Highly recommend!
What a day! We had an incredible day swimming with sharks and sting rays. We also got super lucky and saw and swam with a manta ray! Moreover, the snorkeling we did was the best we’ve ever done (been to Hawaii a few times). Lots of great coral and fish. Finally, our guide (Will), was awesome. He was patient, explained everything well, and was a lot of fun. Thank you for a great day, Will!
Our guide Nanki gave us the full Polynesian experience beginning with some background on the island and sea, and then he pulled out the ukulele and seranated us with a few songs.
I’ve snorkeled all around the world and this was my best experience, the sharks sting rays and fish are so friendly and get extremely close while keeping safe boundaries. Some of the photos we took were truly unbelievable. Our guide also helped us capture pictures of the lemon shark (8ft long) by swimming down 10 meters to get close up pics. Snorkeling is a must do on bora bora
Bora Bora’s warm lagoon is home to hundreds of marine species, from stingrays to blacktip sharks and lemon sharks. With this guided snorkeling tour, maximize your chances of seeing these creatures in their natural habitat. Dive on in to explore several snorkeling spots under safe supervision.
Great, immersive tour of the Moorea lagoon. The tour guides really do their best to make it an unforgettable experience. Some great family memories: eating freshly cut pineapple, salted by our guide dipping the pieces directly into the sea; breaking a coconut by hand and scooping out the insides; eating poisson cru freshly made by our guide; petting stingrays in an incredible, crystal clear lagoon; and many others. Amazing tour.
I would recommend this tour to everyone that visits. It's informative, interactive and so much fun! The guides are wonderful and speak pretty good English. Lunch was delicious, we love learning to open coconuts and make hats out of palm leaves. HIGHLY recommended!
Explore Moorea's lagoon in the traditional way—aboard a Polynesian outrigger canoe—during this full-day excursion. With a small group of 12 travelers or fewer, get plenty of room onboard and attention from the guides. Take in the scenery, go swimming and snorkeling, and arrive at a tiny islet for a cooking lesson (the local dish poisson cru) and a barbecue lunch.
Depart for 3 hours of adventure from Opunohu Bay!
Explore the lagoon, discover its incredible shades of blue and enjoy a magnificent view of the Moorea mountains.
The Grand Tour of Jet Ski is designed to fill up on adrenaline while having fun discovering our magnificent lagoon. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, our guides will adapt to your level so that you can fully enjoy this moment.
Take a break not far from the Motus to swim with the rays, admire the multicolored fish and admire the black tip sharks.
Thanks to its maneuverability and speed, the jet ski is the best way to fully discover the lagoon.
Bora Bora: Small Group Stargazing Tour Including Sunset Cruise
Lots of Stars
, Oct 2019
Great trip! We had to take a hotel shuttle boat to the main island where we were picked up in a van and taken to the dock to catch our stargazing tour. Turned out to be a private tour as our party of 4 were the only stargazers that evening. We all enjoyed wine, prepared snacks, and live music as we watched the sunset and headed to a private island for an evening of stargazing. Our guide used a laser pointer and iPads to point out the constellations and told us stories about the early Polynesian travelers. Highly recommend if you like looking at stars.
After being picked up at our hotel we had a relaxing boat ride to the edge of the reef where we enjoyed bubbly, beers, and appetizers while we watched the sunset. As the sun dunked into the ocean we headed to Rohivai Island to stargaze. There was a bathroom at the base of the stairs before a quick climb to a beautiful view of the lagoon. We sat in chairs as our guide pointed out constellations before heading back to our hotels. Highly recommend this tour.
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.
Set sail on the Moorea Lagoon with this private half-day sailing adventure for up to two people. You'll head out to Cook and Opuoho Bays, taking in the beautiful island scenery as you go and checking out all sorts of marine wildlife, from rays to sharks to tikis and coral.
We are so glad we chose them- both David and his wife Aimee were amazing to work with. They were very prompt in answering all our questions about the dive. The dive itself was simply great! David walked us through everything and helped us throughout the dive- it didn't feel rushed at all.
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.
Tahiti attracts visitors from across the world keen to ride the rolling waves, but away from the busy surf beaches, a more relaxing world of outdoor adventure awaits. On this half-day tour, step off the beaten trail and explore the island’s quieter south-west coast. Hike through pristine rain forest only accessible on foot with your guide, gaze out over the Te Pari cliffs, and swim and snorkel in the clear waters during a boat tour around the peninsula.
Marvel at the spectacular natural beauty of French Polynesia on this private sunset tour. Following pickup at your Mo’orea resort, sail gracefully onto the waves by stylish catamaran and enjoy sweeping views along the pretty French Polynesian coast. Cruise through Cook's Bay and into the open ocean with your guide, and enjoy a refreshing beer or cocktail as the sun sets on the horizon.
PRIVATE Half Day Tour : Moorea Snorkeling & Sailing on a Catamaran named Taboo
From $559.54 per group
Best private tour on the island
, Sep 2019
4 of us booked this tour and it was perfect. Leo, our captain was great. Boat is also perfect size and condition. We got picked up from Hilton pier and got to snorkel and relax for 4 hours
Lisa was very helpful during booking this in advance. Entire experience was great. Thank you
Explore Moorea aboard a private catamaran charter on this half-day excursion. Swim with rays, sharks, and tropical fish using the provided snorkeling equipment. Chat with your captain and crew about the local marine life and stretch out on the boat's deck for some sun. Snacks and beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) are provided.
Aboard our Donuts Boats, come and discover a magical moment on the Polynesian lagoon.
During this 2 hour excursion, we will welcome you in a traditional way with a flower necklace, and we will make you discover the protected site of the aquarium with our guide Tamahere.
Accompanied by a fresh coconut to quench your thirst, and fresh fruit, you can discover the splendors and purity of our lagoons.
We will provide you with snorkeling equipment to explore the site's multicolored fish, as well as the 3 wrecks located at the bottom of the water.
You can enjoy these moments of calm in the middle of the water safely, and take advantage of our inflatable buoys to relax with family or friends.
A magical and unique moment to share in Tahiti