A Must Do! The tour was great! Open truck tour around the island and up to scenic vistas in the morning, Bloody Mary's for lunch was great, then swimming with sting rays and sharks. The whole day was great but do not miss swimming with sting rays and sharks. Bring a Go Pro - it was incredible. We were on a Windstar cruise and they met us right at the dock. We did not book through the cruise.
Probably my favorite part of Bora Bora. The 4WD gave us a view of how people live in their town. Was pretty cool. Lunch at Bloody Mary's was very filling and gave us time to rest. Shark/Stingray was scary but so worth it. I got great pictures of the sharks and stingrays. I've gone shark cage diving and I was more terrified of this excursion because I was not in a cage! Highly Recommend.
For starters, our guide, Santiago was prompt and personable and really quite funny. The tour consisted of driving up steep roads to various vantage points, where the views were just stunning. Santiago, would position each couple there were three with various back drops and take each couples camera/phone to take their picture. I also enjoyed the various stops our guide would make, to educate us on local life of the island, he told about WW2 history as he was showing us one of the gun installation's. Sadly that morning my wife had woke up not feeling well, so we decided to end our outing after driving around the island, therefore I cant review the lunch at Bloody Mary's nor the Snorkel Cruse, but if they are as good as the 4x4 tour, you cant go wrong.
This was 3 different service providers but they all worked in well together. The 4WD tour was great, Jean was very passionate about sharing the Tahiti culture. We did drop a small shop where they make the sarongs. They were great fun and the prices were way cheaper than the hotels. The lunch at Bloody Marys was pretty good, but you will need to pay more for drinks. Without doubt the highlight was the sting rays and sharks. Will the tour guide was an amazing and funny guide. One recommendation, GET A GOPRO! For the larger 3 metre sharks, Will grabbed the Americans GoPro and literally had the shark by the fin while shoving the GoPro in its face. Truly awesome.
Guide was very nice and informative. Dropped us off at Bloody Mary's for which I was informed that we owe for the lunch portion. I had paid for the entire day. Lots of confusion and embarrassment. Lunch and service at Bloody Mary's was poor. Had to call Viator to find out where we were being picked up for the shark and stingray snorkel cruise. Very disorganized!
The hard seats in the back of the 4WD were the only drawback on an interesting day.
Scenery around the island was great and our guides gave a good commentary.
Lunch at Bloody Mary's was okay but not spectacular.
The trip out to the bay was excellent.
Lots of small sharks and huge stingrays to view and snorkel with.
Fun for families singles or couples.
Our Bora-Bora 4WD tour was the highlight of our 10 day experience in French Polynesia. It provided the opportunity to see a good portion of Bora-Bora, stop at the iconic Mother Marys for lunch and to have a spectacular snorkeling experience with stingrays and lemon sharks along with another snorkeling experience that can best be described as a fish aquarium in the lagoon. Great value for the experience that I highly recommend.
Jean for the 4WD tour was so informative. We learned so many things from him! Bloody Mary's was fantastic. The waiter hustled so we could meet up with our next guide even though it was packed. Lastly Toiki our shark, stingrays guide was beyond incredible! An experience I will never forget, ever!