See the best of Bora Bora by land and sea with a combination of popular tours that includes a morning 4WD tour of the island and an afternoon boat cruise. Circle the island by 4WD to take in majestic views of the tropical paradise from a number of stunning lookouts. After a lunch break, hop into a boat to discover the underwater beauty of the ocean and get close to stingrays, sharks, fish and coral gardens. Learn about local culture from your guides and get fantastic photo ops throughout the day.
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (please inquire if staying at Conrad or Pearl Beach)
Snorkel equipment (except for fins)
What's Not Included
INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 99
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Please bring swimwear, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks provided for travellers
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
What To Expect
Experience Beautiful Bora Bora.
Admission Ticket Free
After morning pickup from Vaitape Pier or your Bora Bora hotel, hop into your open-sided 4WD to begin your tour of the island with your friendly professional guide.
Travel about 20 miles (32 km) around the island with several stops at postcard-perfect viewpoints including East Matira lookout, which overlooks a shimmering lagoon. Your 4WD then scales the mountain to reach Faanui Canon lookout where you can check out canons that were left behind by US troops when World War II ended.
Stop at a small workshop in Faanui Valley to learn how craftspeople make colorful tie-dye sarongs and coconut oil. Then taste delicious tropical fruits at a small plantation before heading to Amanahune Bay lookout where you admire volcanic rock formations from the ancient caldera of Bora Bora.
After a 4-hour island tour with your knowledgeable guide, take a break at your choice of restaurant where you can purchase lunch and enjoy approximately 1.5 hours on your own before your next adventure.
In the early afternoon, you are transferred to the lagoon to meet your boat for your ocean excursion. Either catch some sun on deck or sit under the sunshade as your captain heads to your first stop, a calm lagoon with waist-deep water and plenty of stingrays. Using the provided snorkel gear, you can hop in the water to observe the gentle and friendly rays up-close. You may find several rays swimming around you, an amazing experience that you wont forget. Or simply observe from the boat if you prefer.
After seeing the rays, head to another spot where you can see black-tip reef sharks gliding gracefully through the water near your boat.
Finally, cruise over to a stunning coral garden where you have plenty of time to snorkel and soak up the beauty of the colorful corals and fish. At the end of a magical day seeing Bora Bora's natural treasures, your guide returns you to your hotel.
Admission Ticket Free
Lagoon Cruise and 4WD Tour
We had very engaging guides and enjoyed our overall experience. We were picked up at our hotel and dropped off at the transfer dock for our hotel on the main island. We started our morning of swimming/snorkeling. The boat was comfortable, with water offered. Though they have mask and snorkel, I would recommend bringing your own with the defogging spray. The equipment was basic and did the job, but the snorkel was not comfortable. September is Bora Bora's windiest month and we wished we had brought a 2nd towel, each or a light weight jacket for the cruising from site to site.
Lunch was delightful at a beach set up for a large group. We LOVED the Coconut Bread, a first for us. We enjoyed learning about how to conserve water by utilizing much of the plants for everyday needs such as plates, hats, and dye for dying pareos. The host was gracious and informative. Sun Glasses should be added to your list of items to bring. We saw sting rays, eagle rays, Black-tipped Reef sharks, many varieties of fish, especially at the coral garden. The guides were very helpful in obtaining a close-up experience with the sting rays.
We then were transported by boat to the dock for the 4WD experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and took us to points we would not have attempted in a rental car. :-) Very exciting. We rode the back of an open air pick up with sun/rain covering, on bench seats. We learned about the 3 different towns, learned about the flora and fauna, and the need for shipping all supplies from Tahiti to Bora Bora.
The reason for the "4" was for the snorkel equipment and some minor engine challenges on the boat. The site would not allow a 4.5 or 4.75 score which is more precise.
Over all, a great experience!
We were met at the boat dock a little after the tour start time (island time) after tendering in from our Windstar ship. The snorkeling included three stops and had the opportunity to swim with stingrays and black tip sharks. We had a nice lunch on a private beach then transferred to the 4x4 tour. Our tour guide Alex was very knowledgeable and provided great insight into the history of the island.
Overall, a great value for the costs.
Amazing experience! The lagoon tour was fantastic. We saw and incredible variety of fish included eagles ray, sharks, giant eel. We had lunch on a private island. We had a super hospitality and the food was delicious!
In the afternoon we saw the land part of the island. The guy named "wind" was extremely friendly and easy going. We saw all the beauty of Bora Bora
A fun time with lots of sharks and sting rays.
We had a great time. The boat portion with the snorkeling was great fun. Tahito(?) our boat guide did an excellent job. There were a great many sharks and sting rays at the on snorkel stop and many colorful fish and the other. The lunch on the Mora was tasty. Our 4-wheel drive guide, Mata'i, was also very good. He did a good job driving and giving us a narrative about the island. The Sarong making was interesting as well. In all, it was a very good excursion that we would recommend.
A memorable day offering great insights into the sea and land life
View of sharks, stingrays, and corals in the lagoon; lunch on a small island with the opportunity to talk with locals; a grand tour of the main island on a 4WD led by Mr. H, born and raised on the island: very knowledgeable, amiable, careful driver, offering insights into the local lifestyle
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