TAHITI & THE TUAMOTU ISLANDS

Shore Excursions

Fakarava, French Polynesia



2 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

unesco

beach

boating
Fakarava: Blue Lagoon
Embark on a unique journey to discover Fakarava's lagoon, classified by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve. Between sightseeing for sea birds in their natural environment, enjoying the different shades of green and blue from the lagoon, and swimming in the pristine waters, you will feel what it’s like to be a castaway in paradise. Snorkeling will operate directly from the boat, participants should note that they will enter some areas where water is too deep to stand in and harmless black tipped sharks may be present.                                                                                                                                   
Please note: At operator’s discretion, a waiver may be required to be filled out prior to departure. The operator will require guests participating in water activities, to know how to swim, be comfortable in the water and able to cope with occasional currents. Depth of the water is not guaranteed, due to currents and sea level variation, guests are reminded to verify their ability prior to take part in a water activity. Guests are cautioned not to touch or step on the coral reef, or touch any underwater animals for safety and environmental reasons. Wildlife sightings are likely but never guaranteed. Sailing onboard a boat requires vigilance; guests must be physically alert of the boat environment and fit to negotiate steps and vessel surroundings. Deadline for cancellation is 48 hours prior to the tour departure time.

price $135
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.

Tiputa, Rangiroa, French Polynesia



1.5 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife
Rangiroa: Drift Snorkeling in Tiputa Pass
You will board your boat for a 5-minute ride to the lagoon at Tiputa Pass for your drift snorkeling adventure. Your guide will give you safety instructions and information about the site before entering the water from the boat. You will then start your drift snorkeling experience and discover a wide variety of species. Fish common to the area include sharks, dolphins, tropical fish like groupers, parrot fish and triggerfish.

Please note: This deep water activity is only recommended for experienced swimmers in good physical condition who are comfortable wearing snorkeling equipment. Guests should be accustomed to wearing snorkel equipment and coping with occasional currents. All snorkel equipment is available (mask, fins & snorkel). Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. For your own safety and to preserve the environment, when snorkeling, do not touch or step on the coral reef.

price $79
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.


1 hour

Easy

wildlife

sightseeing

boating
Rangiroa: Glass Bottom Boat
Here is a wonderful and easy way to get acquainted with the coral gardens and tropical fish of Rangiroa. You will board a glass bottom boat and float slowly over the massive coral heads that cluster in the shallow areas next to the Tiputa Channel. You will look through the large windows that open onto a colorful world full of parrot, butterfly and surgeonfish.  It is likely that you will also encounter black tipped sharks and the majestic napoleon fish. A cover provides protection from the sun and eliminates glare, so you are sure to take home some great photos. The boat crew will attract the fish to come right under the glass panels to allow you easy viewing and photos.

Please note:   The Tuamotus are very remote islands. This is mainly a scenic tour, so commentary from the crew will be very limited /almost non-existent.  Their command of English may be very poor. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated. Wear comfortable attire including shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen and a bottle of water. Expensive jewelry and  expensive clothing should not be worn. Wear your swimsuit under your clothes. 


price $75
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2 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife
Rangiroa: One Tank Certified Scuba
This program is for Certified Divers looking to do a little diving (approximately 2 hours). The typical time underwater for the 1- tank dive, either a reef or a drift dive is 45 minutes. 

Please note: The Dive Tour being offered is for Certified Divers only. Certified Divers need to bring their PADI - CMAS Cards or other proof of certification, including a log book. Waiver release forms must be signed and medical conditions must be disclosed. Bring your C-card. Nitrox is free of charge for Nitrox Certified Divers. Please wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel, spare t-shirt and sun block. Please take a refresher course before the cruise if you haven’t been diving in over a year.


price $129
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1 hour

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

boating
Rangiroa: Snorkeling at the Aquarium Coral Garden
Your boat will depart from the pier to the natural, open-water aquarium for an exciting snorkeling adventure at one of the best snorkeling spots on the atoll.  You will enter a wonderful and colorful world of tropical fish and coral formations.  You will snorkel directly from the boat and enter water that is too deep to stand in. Harmless black tipped sharks may be present.  As with all creatures in their natural environment there is no guarantee what marine animals you many see and swimming is restricted to the area surrounding the boat due to currents that can be strong. 

Please note: We require guests participating in water activities, to know how to swim, be comfortable in the water & able to cope with occasional currents. Depth of water is not guaranteed, due to currents and sea level variation, guests are reminded to verify their ability prior to take part in a water activity. Guests are cautioned not to touch or step on the coral reef, or touch any underwater animals for safety & environmental reasons. Wildlife sightings are likely but never guaranteed. Sailing onboard a boat requires vigilance; guests must be physically alert of the boat environment & fit to negotiate steps and vessel surrounding. The Tuamotus are very remote islands. Commentary from the crew will be very limited /almost non-existent. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.  Guests are recommended to wear comfortable appropriate attire including shoes , sun protection , insect repellent, sunglasses, and a bottle of water. Expensive jewelry or expensive clothing should not be worn. Wear your swimsuit under your clothes. 


price $89
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.


1 hour

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

boating
Rangiroa: Snorkeling at the Aquarium Coral Garden
Your boat will depart from the pier to the natural, open-water aquarium for an exciting snorkeling adventure at one of the best snorkeling spots on the atoll.  You will enter a wonderful and colorful world of tropical fish and coral formations.  You will snorkel directly from the boat and enter water that is too deep to stand in. Harmless black tipped sharks may be present.  As with all creatures in their natural environment there is no guarantee what marine animals you many see and swimming is restricted to the area surrounding the boat due to currents that can be strong. 

Please note: We require guests participating in water activities, to know how to swim, be comfortable in the water & able to cope with occasional currents. Depth of water is not guaranteed, due to currents and sea level variation, guests are reminded to verify their ability prior to take part in a water activity. Guests are cautioned not to touch or step on the coral reef, or touch any underwater animals for safety & environmental reasons. Wildlife sightings are likely but never guaranteed. Sailing onboard a boat requires vigilance; guests must be physically alert of the boat environment & fit to negotiate steps and vessel surrounding. The Tuamotus are very remote islands. Commentary from the crew will be very limited /almost non-existent. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.  Guests are recommended to wear comfortable appropriate attire including shoes , sun protection , insect repellent, sunglasses, and a bottle of water. Expensive jewelry or expensive clothing should not be worn. Wear your swimsuit under your clothes. 


price $89
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1.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Rangiroa: Visit Gauguin's Farm
This tour is especially for guests who are interested in learning about pearl cultivation, or for those shopping for unset black pearls. You will board a bus and travel along the main road to the black pearl farm. The staff will give you a 20-minute presentation on pearl farming and how black pearls are produced. You will learn about the evolution of the industry, how oysters are selected, brown and the grafted for production. The highlight of your tour will be the opportunity to view a selection of unset black pearls that can be purchased. Your guide will be able to show you the elements of how the pearls are graded for quality. 

Please note: The prices are fixed; cash, Visa or MasterCard are accepted. The Tuamotus are very remote islands. Although the guides used are the best available, they are not certified and their command of English may be very poor. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.


price $29
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Huahine, French Polynesia



5 HRS

Easy

snorkeling

dining

beach

boating
Huahine: Motu Picnic
Navigate your way via outrigger canoe or boat to a small islet where you will drop anchor for the day to enjoy some snorkeling.  Upon arrival at the motu, you will experience the amazing clear brilliance of the water and the stress free, relaxed atmosphere. There will be time to snorkel and/or swim in the lagoon.  Your guide will teach you a bit of cooking before you enjoy the lunch you prepared, feet dangling in the water.  Afterwards, you will have time to explore the fields around the motu and the reef side of the islet where you will have time for more snorkeling and relaxing beach time. On your way back learn some of the local traditions from your guide, as you are surrounded by the amazing colors of Huahine.

Please note:   This tour is recommended for those in reasonably good physical condition. Guests who wish to snorkel must be comfortable wearing snorkeling gear and know how to swim. Snorkeling equipment is included. It is necessary to negotiate a ladder to board the boat so this tour is not available to those with mobility issues or using a wheelchair.  Wear your swim suit under a cover up, a sun cap, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, flat shoes or aqua socks and bring a towel.  You are cautioned not to touch or step on any coral for both safety and environmental reasons. 


price $165
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4 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

culture

walking
Huahine: Sacred Sites & Cultural Walk
Your eco-excursion will begin with an introduction from your knowledgeable anthropologist guide.  You will leave the pier aboard an open-air vehicle and make your way to Maeva Village, home to the densest concentration of archaeological sites in Polynesia. During your walk you will see the Fare Pote’e Museum and learn about Polynesian origins and society.   Just above Maeva is Mata’irea Hill, home to over 200 stone structures, including marae, agricultural terraces, house foundations, fortification walls, and burial platforms.  Your next stop will be at a local family-run vanilla plantation then on to see the 500-year-old fish traps used by the people of Maeva today.  Your return route to the pier will take you through the village of Faie where your guide will feed the giant blue-eyed eels and then up the mountain to the Belvedere Lookout where you will have a wonderful photo opportunity of the beautiful Bay of Maroe. 

Please note: There is approximately 90 minutes of sometimes strenuous uphill and downhill walking on uneven and natural surfaces. Le Truck is a casual, open-air vehicle resembling a windowless bus. Due to road conditions in some areas of the island, you should be prepared for a bumpy ride during parts of the tour. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. It is also not recommended for those with bad backs, pregnant women or people who suffer from motion sickness or vertigo.  Lightweight clothing, a sun cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, a bottle of water, and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour may be run using two of the 8-seater jeeps with groups smaller than 17. The itinerary and order of the stops may change and the duration of the stops can vary based upon group size and interest. 



price $89
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

beach

boating
Huahine: Safari Expedition
Discover the majestic beauty of Huahine and its most fascinating attractions during this eco tour with a friendly guide. Depart the pier by off-road vehicle for the drive to Huahine Nui. After crossing the bridge linking the two islands, you will ascend the island's steepest road for spectacular panoramic views over Maroe Bay and the ship. Upon arrival in the village of Faie, a stop will be made to feed the blue-eyed eels that live in the stream running through the village. Next, you will take a short outrigger trip to visit “Huahine Pearl Farm and Pottery,” where you will learn the secrets of the black pearl and have a chance to purchase the farm products, including their famous blue pottery made from a glaze found at the bottom of the lagoon while pearl farming.  You will continue on to Maeva to view the amazing, open-air stone temples (Marae) that are considered to be the islands most sacred artifacts.  You will also see the 400-year-old stone-fish traps still in use today.  Then visit a small vanilla plantation where you will view the climbing orchids that produce the aromatic vanilla beans. After a drive along “Lake Fauna Nui” you will arrive in Fare, the island's largest town. You will have a chance to see local plantations and learn about medicinal plants used throughout the world today. You will then complete the circular drive around Huahine Nui with splendid views of the colorful bays and lagoons and cross the bridge to Huahine Iti before returning to the pier. 

Please note: Although the off-road vehicle will remain on the main road for most of the drive, this tour also involves travel over non-paved roads with steep ascents and descents. This tour is not recommended for guests with back and/or neck problems, guests who suffer from vertigo or motion sickness, or guests with limited mobility. Walking on this tour is mainly at the guests' discretion during the stops; however, a high step is required to board the 4X4s. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Light weight clothing, sun cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, a bottle of water from the ship, and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The itinerary and order of the stops may change and the duration of the stops can vary based upon group size and interest. As the 4X4s carry only 8 guests maximum, large families or couples may be split dependent on tour numbers. 


price $105
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.


4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

beach

boating
Huahine: Safari Expedition
Discover the majestic beauty of Huahine and its most fascinating attractions during this eco tour with a friendly guide. Depart the pier by off-road vehicle for the drive to Huahine Nui. After crossing the bridge linking the two islands, you will ascend the island's steepest road for spectacular panoramic views over Maroe Bay and the ship. Upon arrival in the village of Faie, a stop will be made to feed the blue-eyed eels that live in the stream running through the village. Next, you will take a short outrigger trip to visit “Huahine Pearl Farm and Pottery,” where you will learn the secrets of the black pearl and have a chance to purchase the farm products, including their famous blue pottery made from a glaze found at the bottom of the lagoon while pearl farming.  You will continue on to Maeva to view the amazing, open-air stone temples (Marae) that are considered to be the islands most sacred artifacts.  You will also see the 400-year-old stone-fish traps still in use today.  Then visit a small vanilla plantation where you will view the climbing orchids that produce the aromatic vanilla beans. After a drive along “Lake Fauna Nui” you will arrive in Fare, the island's largest town. You will have a chance to see local plantations and learn about medicinal plants used throughout the world today. You will then complete the circular drive around Huahine Nui with splendid views of the colorful bays and lagoons and cross the bridge to Huahine Iti before returning to the pier. 

Please note: Although the off-road vehicle will remain on the main road for most of the drive, this tour also involves travel over non-paved roads with steep ascents and descents. This tour is not recommended for guests with back and/or neck problems, guests who suffer from vertigo or motion sickness, or guests with limited mobility. Walking on this tour is mainly at the guests' discretion during the stops; however, a high step is required to board the 4X4s. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Light weight clothing, sun cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, a bottle of water from the ship, and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The itinerary and order of the stops may change and the duration of the stops can vary based upon group size and interest. As the 4X4s carry only 8 guests maximum, large families or couples may be split dependent on tour numbers. 


price $105
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3 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

snacks
Huahine: Snorkeling Expedition
Discover Huahine from the ocean, its beautiful landscapes and gorgeous lagoon. Onboard your covered boat you will see Huahine Iti (Small Huahine) and Huahine Nui. Head towards Motu Vaiorea. You will anchor near an islet and enjoy some snorkeling in the crystal clear lagoon. After donning a mask and snorkel, enter water and swim amid the marine life. Underwater sightings may include butterfly fish, groupers and hundreds of other rainbow-colored species. Get acquainted with the tropical flora and fauna. Refreshments will be served.

Please note: Duration of the tour is approximate and is dependent on group interest and local conditions. Itinerary and order of stops may vary. Tours DO operate in wet weather. All tours are subject to cancellation prior to departure dependent upon inappropriate weather conditions that would lead to safety issues. Weather is independent from our control and no refund and /or compensation will be given for tours operating under the rain. Guests must be in reasonably good condition and able to swim. Masks & snorkels are provided. Wear your swimsuit under a cover up, a sun cap, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, towel and flat comfortable shoes or aqua socks. 


price $99
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.


3 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

snacks
Huahine: Snorkeling Expedition
Discover Huahine from the ocean, its beautiful landscapes and gorgeous lagoon. Onboard your covered boat you will see Huahine Iti (Small Huahine) and Huahine Nui. Head towards Motu Vaiorea. You will anchor near an islet and enjoy some snorkeling in the crystal clear lagoon. After donning a mask and snorkel, enter water and swim amid the marine life. Underwater sightings may include butterfly fish, groupers and hundreds of other rainbow-colored species. Get acquainted with the tropical flora and fauna. Refreshments will be served.

Please note: Duration of the tour is approximate and is dependent on group interest and local conditions. Itinerary and order of stops may vary. Tours DO operate in wet weather. All tours are subject to cancellation prior to departure dependent upon inappropriate weather conditions that would lead to safety issues. Weather is independent from our control and no refund and /or compensation will be given for tours operating under the rain. Guests must be in reasonably good condition and able to swim. Masks & snorkels are provided. Wear your swimsuit under a cover up, a sun cap, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, towel and flat comfortable shoes or aqua socks. 


price $99
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia



3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

culture
Bora Bora by 4-Wheel Drive

This is a true Land Rover™ off-road, 4-wheel-drive excursion to places accessible only to these special vehicles. Drive through the small town of Vaitape to make your first ascent up Pahonu Hill. Great views of Bora Bora’s natural harbor and Matira Beach await! Continue with more off-road adventure and visit the 7-inch cannons still in their original World War II locations. Travel along the northern shore of Bora Bora into the lush valley of Faanui. Perhaps the highlight of the trip is the view of Faanui Bay from a traditional plantation high up in the mountains.On your return to the main road, pass by Matira Beach. With your guide at the wheel, you’ll enjoy some great sightseeing,learn much about the island’s history and people and see how to wear a pareo (wrap-around skirt).

Please note: This excursion involves rough off-road driving and steep ascents and descents. It is therefore not recommended for overweight guests, those with bad backs, pregnant women or persons who suffer from motion sickness or vertigo. The vehicles accommodate 8 guests each. Large families or couples may be split up depending on tour numbers. On weekends and holidays, the pareo demonstration may be done at a different location. 

price $135
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

culture
Bora Bora by 4-Wheel Drive

This is a true Land Rover™ off-road, 4-wheel-drive excursion to places accessible only to these special vehicles. Drive through the small town of Vaitape to make your first ascent up Pahonu Hill. Great views of Bora Bora’s natural harbor and Matira Beach await! Continue with more off-road adventure and visit the 7-inch cannons still in their original World War II locations. Travel along the northern shore of Bora Bora into the lush valley of Faanui. Perhaps the highlight of the trip is the view of Faanui Bay from a traditional plantation high up in the mountains.On your return to the main road, pass by Matira Beach. With your guide at the wheel, you’ll enjoy some great sightseeing,learn much about the island’s history and people and see how to wear a pareo (wrap-around skirt).

Please note: This excursion involves rough off-road driving and steep ascents and descents. It is therefore not recommended for overweight guests, those with bad backs, pregnant women or persons who suffer from motion sickness or vertigo. The vehicles accommodate 8 guests each. Large families or couples may be split up depending on tour numbers. On weekends and holidays, the pareo demonstration may be done at a different location. 

price $135
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2.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

snacks

sightseeing
Bora Bora by Jet Ski
Enjoy incredible views of Bora Bora’s lagoon and mountain during this fun Waverunner jet ski adventure. You will be transferred from the pier to the activity center where you will receive your safety and operating instructions from your guide. Then board your Waverunner and enjoy the ride! Led by your guide, you will discover the intense blue waters of the Pearl of the Pacific! Along the way, a stop will be made at a motu islet for an opportunity to swim in the shallow waters and enjoy a pause with some local refreshment. You will then return to the Waverunner center, and back to the pier.

Please note: The total Waverunner ride is approximately 90 minutes and goes around the whole island. The cost of this tour is per Waverunner which can accommodate two average-sized adults (max 440 lbs. / machine). Tour is sold PER machine, not PER person, so when booking; please select only one ticket (for 1 or 2 pax). 


price $469
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.


2.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

snacks

sightseeing
Bora Bora by Jet Ski
Enjoy incredible views of Bora Bora’s lagoon and mountain during this fun Waverunner jet ski adventure. You will be transferred from the pier to the activity center where you will receive your safety and operating instructions from your guide. Then board your Waverunner and enjoy the ride! Led by your guide, you will discover the intense blue waters of the Pearl of the Pacific! Along the way, a stop will be made at a motu islet for an opportunity to swim in the shallow waters and enjoy a pause with some local refreshment. You will then return to the Waverunner center, and back to the pier.

Please note: The total Waverunner ride is approximately 90 minutes and goes around the whole island. The cost of this tour is per Waverunner which can accommodate two average-sized adults (max 440 lbs. / machine). Tour is sold PER machine, not PER person, so when booking; please select only one ticket (for 1 or 2 pax). 


price $469
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2.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

snacks

sightseeing
Bora Bora by Jet Ski
Enjoy incredible views of Bora Bora’s lagoon and mountain during this fun Waverunner jet ski adventure. You will be transferred from the pier to the activity center where you will receive your safety and operating instructions from your guide. Then board your Waverunner and enjoy the ride! Led by your guide, you will discover the intense blue waters of the Pearl of the Pacific! Along the way, a stop will be made at a motu islet for an opportunity to swim in the shallow waters and enjoy a pause with some local refreshment. You will then return to the Waverunner center, and back to the pier.

Please note: The total Waverunner ride is approximately 90 minutes and goes around the whole island. The cost of this tour is per Waverunner which can accommodate two average-sized adults (max 440 lbs. / machine). Tour is sold PER machine, not PER person, so when booking; please select only one ticket (for 1 or 2 pax). 


price $469
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4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife
Bora Bora: 2 Tank Certified Dive
This program is for Certified Divers looking to do a half day of diving (approximately 4 hours). The typical time underwater for the 2 tank dive is 45 minutes for the first dive, with a long surface interval followed by a second dive of approximately 45 minutes. For guests only wanting a one tank, you can go at the same price and may choose to snorkel or swim while the second dive is going. Dives will take place at two of the following three sites (weather dependent). 

Tapu: An ocean dive and one of the most famous dive sites of Bora Bora. From the coral drop-off, you will meet lemon sharks, black tip sharks, humphead maori wrasses, moray eels, turtles. 
Toopua: A lagoon dive where many tropical fish gather along the wall, among others, anemones and clown fish. At the bottom, you find a large sand bank where eagle rays and sting rays wander searching for food. You will anchor or drift dive depending upon weather conditions. 
Anau: A lagoon dive in which you will follow a slope where rose corals grow and you are very likely to meet manta rays there.  The visibility here may not be as clear sometimes due to the plankton.

Please note: The Dive Tour being offered is for Certified Divers only. Certified Divers need to bring their PADI - CMAS Cards or other proof of certification, including a log book. Waiver release forms must be signed and medical conditions must be disclosed. Bring your C-card. Nitrox is free of charge for Nitrox Certified Divers. Please wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel, spare t-shirt and sun block.  Please take a refresher course before the cruise if you haven’t been diving in over a year.



price $190
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.


4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife
Bora Bora: 2 Tank Certified Dive
This program is for Certified Divers looking to do a half day of diving (approximately 4 hours). The typical time underwater for the 2 tank dive is 45 minutes for the first dive, with a long surface interval followed by a second dive of approximately 45 minutes. For guests only wanting a one tank, you can go at the same price and may choose to snorkel or swim while the second dive is going. Dives will take place at two of the following three sites (weather dependent). 

Tapu: An ocean dive and one of the most famous dive sites of Bora Bora. From the coral drop-off, you will meet lemon sharks, black tip sharks, humphead maori wrasses, moray eels, turtles. 
Toopua: A lagoon dive where many tropical fish gather along the wall, among others, anemones and clown fish. At the bottom, you find a large sand bank where eagle rays and sting rays wander searching for food. You will anchor or drift dive depending upon weather conditions. 
Anau: A lagoon dive in which you will follow a slope where rose corals grow and you are very likely to meet manta rays there.  The visibility here may not be as clear sometimes due to the plankton.

Please note: The Dive Tour being offered is for Certified Divers only. Certified Divers need to bring their PADI - CMAS Cards or other proof of certification, including a log book. Waiver release forms must be signed and medical conditions must be disclosed. Bring your C-card. Nitrox is free of charge for Nitrox Certified Divers. Please wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel, spare t-shirt and sun block.  Please take a refresher course before the cruise if you haven’t been diving in over a year.



price $190
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2 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife
Bora Bora: AquaSafari
Discover the fabulous underwater world of Bora Bora in a fun and exciting adventure, the AquaSafari.  Go down 10 feet of water, where you will walk surrounded by hundreds of tropical fish. Understand why Bora Bora’s spectacular lagoon is considered to be among the most beautiful in existence today during this unique underwater adventure. You will depart the pier by boat where your certified diving instructor will explain your safety and diving instructions, and help you put on your helmet. Your head will remain dry inside the helmet; you can even wear your glasses as you freely maneuver about in total security just a few feet below the surface. While you are connected to the boat by an air hose, you can freely walk underwater and enjoy the coral formation around you. Plastic shoes, wet suits, masks and snorkels will be available, as there will be time for snorkeling while the other guests take their underwater walk. No swimming or diving experience is required. 

Please note: While this tour is suitable for most, those with heart problems, asthma, claustrophobia or who are pregnant should not participate. At operator’s discretion, a waiver may be required to be filled out prior departure. For your own safety and to help us preserve our environment, when in the water, do not touch or step on the coral reef.
Bring your swimsuit / cover up, towel, biodegradable sunscreen, bottled water. Depth of the water is not guaranteed, snorkelers should know how to swim and be able to negotiate boat access and eventual currents. While every effort is made to follow the time schedule, duration is approximate and is dependent on group interest and sea conditions. The snorkeling time allowed may be reduced should the group be under 9 participants. Underwater cameras and t-shirts available on board. A film/ video may be offered for direct purchase onboard by a cameraman. This is an independent service that we cannot guarantee, and cannot be responsible for. 


price $129
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2 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife
Bora Bora: Discover SCUBA
This program is for the guest who wants to experience SCUBA diving for the first time, or for the guest with no dive certification. You will have a great experience, and receive lots of personal attention. Dives will take place at one of the following three sites (weather dependent) 

Tapu: An ocean dive and one of the most famous dive sites of Bora Bora. From the coral drop-off, you will meet lemon sharks, black tip sharks, humphead maori wrasses, moray eels, turtles. 
Toopua: A lagoon dive where many tropical fish gather along the wall, among others, anemones and clown fish. At the bottom, you find a large sand bank where eagle rays and sting rays wander searching for food. You will anchor or drift dive depending on the weather conditions.
 Anau: A lagoon dive in which you will follow a slope where rose corals grow and you are very likely to meet manta rays there. 

Please note: Wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel. Waiver release form must be signed and medical conditions must be disclosed. SCUBA equipment is provided. 


price $109
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1.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Bora Bora: Glass Bottom Boat
This covered glass-bottom boat excursion gives a glimpse of Bora Bora’s sub-marine wonder world. In the depths of the electric blue waters of Pofai Bay lies the center of an ancient sunken volcano. Giant coral formations reach upward toward the light—gardens that are home to over 300 species of fish. Watch as a diver descends and feeds these glorious creatures. In the shallows near the reef, small brilliantly colored fish dart through the water and anemones dance to the rhythm of the currents.

Please note:  This is an easy tour, only a few steps down to board the boat.  Limited mobility guests are welcome, but there is no storage for wheelchairs or walkers which will remain on the pier with ship security. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. 


price $75
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2.5 HRS

Easy

snacks

culture

sightseeing
Bora Bora: Island Discovery
A local, open-air truck with individual cushioned bucket seats takes you on a leisurely, guided tour. Your guide will share with you the history of the Tahitians, in particular that of Bora Borans. Witness how the popular pareo (wrap-around skirt) is made, learn about tupa crabs, taste locally grown fruits, and see relics left behind by the U.S. military. Admire the ever-changing colors of Bora Bora’s world-famous lagoon and discover tropical flowers and trees among the dense green vegetation on the mountainside. Central Mount Otemanu, standing at more than 2,400 feet high, dominates the island and overlooks the turquoise lagoon and Bora Bora’s crown of coral islands.  Pass by the east coast of Bora Bora, site of some impressive resorts, before reaching Matira Point, boasting the prettiest sand beach of the island.  Also visit the famous Bloody Mary’s restaurant where you will have a chance to take a few pictures.

Please note:  These vehicles do not have a compartment for storing wheelchairs or walkers. While limited mobility guests are welcome, walkers or wheelchairs will remain on the pier.  The ride may be a little bumpy due to road conditions. The stop at Matira Beach is dependent on parking availability.  At your Bloody Mary’s stop you may use the restrooms and shop the boutique.  The restaurant is closed on Sundays and holidays. 


price $59
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2.5 HRS

Easy

snacks

culture

sightseeing
Bora Bora: Island Discovery
A local, open-air truck with individual cushioned bucket seats takes you on a leisurely, guided tour. Your guide will share with you the history of the Tahitians, in particular that of Bora Borans. Witness how the popular pareo (wrap-around skirt) is made, learn about tupa crabs, taste locally grown fruits, and see relics left behind by the U.S. military. Admire the ever-changing colors of Bora Bora’s world-famous lagoon and discover tropical flowers and trees among the dense green vegetation on the mountainside. Central Mount Otemanu, standing at more than 2,400 feet high, dominates the island and overlooks the turquoise lagoon and Bora Bora’s crown of coral islands.  Pass by the east coast of Bora Bora, site of some impressive resorts, before reaching Matira Point, boasting the prettiest sand beach of the island.  Also visit the famous Bloody Mary’s restaurant where you will have a chance to take a few pictures.

Please note:  These vehicles do not have a compartment for storing wheelchairs or walkers. While limited mobility guests are welcome, walkers or wheelchairs will remain on the pier.  The ride may be a little bumpy due to road conditions. The stop at Matira Beach is dependent on parking availability.  At your Bloody Mary’s stop you may use the restrooms and shop the boutique.  The restaurant is closed on Sundays and holidays. 


price $59
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6 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

beach
Bora Bora: Lagoon & Cultural Tour
An amazing day on the lagoon of Bora Bora awaits you! Experience Bora Bora’s pristine waters and coral garden, an opportunity for snorkeling, and discover the ecosystem and its many fishes. Your guide will introduce you to the popular stingrays that will surround you in shallow water. Your next stop will take you to the reef where you will be observing the common black-tip sharks and maybe get a glimpse of the fascinating lemon sharks. Your adventure continues into all level of blue as you glide over the incredible colors of the lagoon to reach your private island where your Polynesian lunch will be served. The menu includes fish, chicken, beef, Polynesian vegetables, raw fish salad with coconut milk, coconut rice, Tahitian coconut bread, and fruits. The rest of the afternoon will be yours to enjoy a shallow swim, the beach combing or the cultural demonstrations your guide have reserved for you. Pareo making is one of the nicest entertainments. Return with your own souvenir at the end of the day.

Please note:  This tour is recommended for guests in reasonably good physical condition who are able to swim. It will be necessary to negotiate a ladder to board the boat from the water. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Bring biodegradable sunscreen, water shoes, wear your swimsuit under a cover up, a hat, towel, and water from the ship.  Wear shoes you do not mind getting wet.  Masks and snorkel provided. 



price $289
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overnight

Easy

outdoors

dining

beach

boating
Bora Bora: Overnight Romance Pkg in an Overwater Bungalow
Bora Bora has long been considered the most romantic island in the world.  The dramatic scenery beckons you to rekindle and refresh your relationship with an intimate overnight stay in a luxurious overwater bungalow.  These delightful accommodations feature large glass floors that reveal the fascinating turquoise lagoon and its marine life, a beautiful view of Mount Otemanu, direct and private access to the water, chic, modern furniture and full facilities in the rich flavor of Polynesian culture.  Board a private launch to transfer to Le Meridien, Bora Bora where you will be greeted with a welcome cocktail and local fruit.  Spend the day relaxing as you choose, in your secluded bungalow, on the beach, by the pool, or swimming with the turtles and fish in the lagoon.  As the sun begins to dramatically set, your romantic and exclusive dinner will be served on the white-sand beach.  Your morning will begin with yet another romantic experience – your breakfast will be delivered by outrigger canoe and will be served on your bungalow deck where you will be surrounded by the serenity and beauty of the deep blue sky and the warm blue sea. Your morning can be as self-indulgent as you like before lunch at the Te Ava restaurant, modeled after a traditional Tahitian village and rich with romantic ambiance. Relationship renewed, you will be transferred via private launch back to your awaiting yacht, where a bottle of champagne and strawberries will welcome you back on board.

Please note:  Itinerary may change due to weather conditions. Bring beach shoes and sunscreen in your overnight bag. Price is per person based on double occupancy.  Single supplements are available. Contact Windstar Cruises for pricing. 


price $959
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.


3 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife
Bora Bora: Snorkel Safari & Stingray Encounter
Dance with the stingrays under the supervision of your guide before exploring the intricate coral formations and colorful tropical fish of the coral gardens. Your adventure will begin as you glide across the lagoon aboard a covered lagoon cruiser. Once you’re past famous Motu Tapu, the captain will drop anchor on a shallow sandbank, a favorite haunt of several stingrays. With your guide’s assistance, you will be able to touch these harmless creatures as they swim an effortless ballet around you. The harmless black tip sharks are often seen in the lagoon and there is also the possibility you will encounter one. Next, you will explore the unspoiled coral gardens by the barrier reef, where ideal conditions have encouraged maximum coral growth. After donning a mask and snorkel, you will enter water that is 4 to 5 feet deep and swim among the marine life. Underwater sightings may include butterfly fish, groupers, and hundreds of other rainbow-colored species.

Please note: There are some stairs involved. We recommend aqua shoes. Guests should be accustomed to wearing snorkel equipment and coping with occasional currents. While snorkel equipment is available (mask & snorkel), we recommend you bring your own for maximum comfort. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. For your own safety and to preserve the environment, when snorkeling, do not touch or step on the coral reef. 


price $109
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3 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife
Bora Bora: Snorkel Safari & Stingray Encounter
Dance with the stingrays under the supervision of your guide before exploring the intricate coral formations and colorful tropical fish of the coral gardens. Your adventure will begin as you glide across the lagoon aboard a covered lagoon cruiser. Once you’re past famous Motu Tapu, the captain will drop anchor on a shallow sandbank, a favorite haunt of several stingrays. With your guide’s assistance, you will be able to touch these harmless creatures as they swim an effortless ballet around you. The harmless black tip sharks are often seen in the lagoon and there is also the possibility you will encounter one. Next, you will explore the unspoiled coral gardens by the barrier reef, where ideal conditions have encouraged maximum coral growth. After donning a mask and snorkel, you will enter water that is 4 to 5 feet deep and swim among the marine life. Underwater sightings may include butterfly fish, groupers, and hundreds of other rainbow-colored species.

Please note: There are some stairs involved. We recommend aqua shoes. Guests should be accustomed to wearing snorkel equipment and coping with occasional currents. While snorkel equipment is available (mask & snorkel), we recommend you bring your own for maximum comfort. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. For your own safety and to preserve the environment, when snorkeling, do not touch or step on the coral reef. 


price $109
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Moorea, French Polynesia



4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife
Moorea: 2 Tank Certified Dive
This program is for Certified Divers looking to do a half day of diving (approximately 4 hours).. The typical time underwater for the 2 tank dive is 45 minutes for the first dive, with a long surface interval followed by a second dive of approximately 45 minutes. For guests only wanting a one tank, you can go at the same price and may choose to snorkel or swim while the second dive is going. Dives will take place at two of the following three sites (weather dependent)

The Anemones: An ocean dive where you’ll be visiting Nemo’s cousin’s house! This is an ideal “first ocean dive” – shallow and easy. You will see sharks (black tips) our friend Janine, a friendly turtle, octopi and many tropical fish. 
Sharks Dining Room: An ocean dive in a spectacular spot for watching the big lemon sharks (5-10 feet) that come here for feeding. 
The Opunohu Canyons: An ocean dive. Keeping to the bottom of the small canyon, you will see plenty of small marine fauna, black tip sharks, and of course huge lemon sharks. At the end of the dive, you will stop to see pretty anemones with their clown fish.

Please note: The Dive Tour being offered is for Certified Divers only. Certified Divers need to bring their PADI - CMAS Cards or other proof of certification, including a log book. Waiver release forms must be signed and medical conditions must be disclosed. Bring your C-card. Nitrox is free of charge for Nitrox Certified Divers. Please wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel, spare t-shirt and sun block.Please take a refresher course before the cruise if you haven’t been diving in over a year


price $190
No longer available online. Please inquire onboard.


4 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

snacks

sightseeing
Moorea: Active Hike and Guided Tour of Three Coconut Trail
Here’s a brisk 7-mile workout to “get the kinks out,” while seeing some of the most spectacular scenery, flora and fauna of beautiful Moorea. You will transfer from the pier where your hike starts with a trek up to famous Belvedere Lookout Point boasting gorgeous panoramic views of both Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay. Continue your walk until you reach the ridge separating Mount Mouaroa (2,887 ft. high) from Mount Tohivea (3,959 ft. high).  Although named Three Coconut Trail, there is actually only one coconut palm remaining near the highest point of the trail. This intimate walk is one of the best ways to get a close look at the tropical nature of Tahiti. Your guide will introduce you to the fauna and flora of the island and you will sample some of their delicious fresh fruits.

Please note: This tour involves a very strenuous and lengthy hike over partly shaded and uneven terrain, on uphill and downhill trails to an elevation of 1,171 feet. This tour is recommended for guests in very good physical condition. Operation of this tour is dependent upon favorable weather conditions. Wear comfortable hiking shoes or hiking boots, bring insect repellent, a hat, and sunglasses, a change of socks and bottled water.


price $95
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2 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife
Moorea: Discover SCUBA
This program is for the guest who wants to experience SCUBA diving for the first time, or for the guest with no dive certification. You will have a great experience, and receive lots of personal attention. Dives will take place at the Aquarium.

The Aquarium: A lagoon dive where you will be visiting Nemo’s cousin’s house! This is the ideal “first dive” – shallow and easy.


Please note: Wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel. Waiver release form must be signed and medical conditions must be disclosed. SCUBA equipment is provided. 


price $109
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3 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Moorea: Dolphin Eco Tour
Join marine biologist Dr. Michael Poole or his assistant and learn about their ecotourism and research projects on the dolphins that frequent Moorea’s magnificent coastline. Dr. Poole, the founder of the Marine Mammal Research Program, has been studying dolphins and whales in French Polynesia since 1987. Spinner dolphins, rough-tooth dolphins, and pilot whales are often seen around Moorea. Hear details on the remarkable life and society of these fascinating mammals. Learn about the geology of French Polynesia while viewing and photographing the dramatic beauty of Moorea from the water. Dolphins are found on 95% of the tours, and the thoroughness of the commentary and the sheer magnificence of Moorea’s coastline will ensure a rewarding and educational experience. There is the additional chance to view humpback whales during their seasonal presence to mate and calf. This tour company follows international ecotourism guidelines and is an active contributor to the conservation of French Polynesia’s dolphins and whales. Participation in this tour will help to further their goal. 

Please note:  As with all creatures in their natural environment, the presence of wildlife cannot be guaranteed, but even so, dolphins are found 95% of the time. This is not a swim with the dolphins, but time permitting you can swim directly from the boat at the end of the tour.  Even though the boat is covered, you are advised to wear sunscreen as protection from the glare of the water.  And definitely bring your camera.  


price $135
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3 HRS

Easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Moorea: Island Tour Featuring Belvedere Lookout
Moorea is one of the most spectacular islands in the world, and it has a vibrant cultural history. The island itself is about 2 million years old.  People have lived on Moorea for almost 2,000 years, and a rich history of traditional knowledge has been passed down through the generations.  With two major research institutions here, including UC Berkeley’s Gump Research Station, it is also now likely the most studied island in the world. This tour has taken all of the available information generated by researchers and local elders and woven it into a tour that will introduce you to how the island of Moorea came to be as it is today, in all of its natural splendor and cultural richness.  You will explore beaches, forests, and take a walk through an ancient village where archaeologists are piecing together the pre-history of the Polynesians. Along the way you will learn and talk about the geology, plants and animals, Polynesian settlement, European explorations, and modern environmental issues.The leisurely pace of this tour will allow for plenty of photo opportunities and discussions and will leave you with a new appreciation for this wonderful island and its people.  

Please note: Some of the stops include walking on uneven ground however guests with limited mobility can remain on the bus. Bring sunscreen, mosquito repellent, water from the ship, and  wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $125
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3.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

sightseeing
Moorea: Photographer's Eye View of Moorea
Capture the beauty of Moorea on a unique and exclusive walking and 4X4 driving tour accompanied by an accomplished professional photographer, who will offer photographic tips and interesting information throughout your tour.  Begin your journey in the stunning interior of the island along large pineapple fields.  You’ll pass through lush subtropical forests dotted with ancient archaeological sites, and reach the Belvedere Lookout Point. This panoramic location offers amazing photo opportunities of Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay and the endless horizon of the Pacific Ocean.  You’ll see Mount Rotui, also known as Magic Mountain, with spectacular views of the barrier reef.  Riding along the coastal road to the west coast of the island, you’ll see expansive views of lush green vegetation, beautiful gardens, and a turquoise-blue lagoon. Highlights may also include Papetoai fishing village, and the interior of the Moorea Crater. 

Please note:  Based on the expertise of the photographer, your tour will be adapted to the weather forecast and light of the day. As a combined walking and 4X4 tour that involves bumpy roads this tour is not recommended for pregnant women and guests with back or neck problems.  You will need to negotiate a high step to board the jeep.  Bring your camera, memory cards, and protection for your photography equipment, biodegradable sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, and water. Wear comfortable clothing and trail shoes with nonskid soles.  


price $175
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3 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

boating
Moorea: Snorkel Safari
Board a comfortable boat with a cover to protect you from the direct rays of the sun and travel along a colorful lagoon. Dive into this magnificent lagoon — there’s no need to be a skilled diver to swim freely in the warm waters and enjoy this experience. The boat will take you near a gorgeous sandy islet surrounded by transparent turquoise waters. You will be able to enjoy time for snorkeling and even glide with the stingrays in these clear waters. As with all creatures in their natural environment, there is no guarantee you will see stingrays, and tickets are non-refundable should a sighting not occur.  Guests may remain in the boat, but from there viewing will be limited. 

Please note: There are some stairs involved so aqua shoes are recommended. Guests should be accustomed to wearing snorkel equipment and coping with occasional currents. While snorkel equipment is available (mask & snorkel), it is recommended you bring your own for maximum comfort. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. For your own safety and to preserve the environment, when snorkeling, do not touch or step on the coral reef. 


price $99
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3 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

snacks

beach
Moorea: Stingray enounter by Waverunner Jet Ski
Enjoy an adventure full of fun onboard a Waverunner jet ski through the clear waters of Moorea! You will be transferred from the pier to the Activity Center where you will receive your safety and operating instructions from your guide. Then, it’s off to enjoy your ride! Led by your guide, you will see some amazing views of the mountain and the lagoon of “Gecko Island.” Along the way, a stop will be made at a motu islet for an opportunity to swim and/or enjoy a pause with some local refreshment. Snorkeling is an option here since the place boasts a lovely coral garden. Continue on to the shallow waters of the lagoon for a close encounter with the stingrays and black tip sharks populating the lagoon. It is a thrilling sensation to be in the water with these animals and see them gliding around you.

Please note:  This tour includes a 45-50 minute ride on the Waverunner plus time at the different stops. The cost of this tour is per Waverunner which can accommodate two average-sized adults (max 440 lbs. /machine). The tour is sold per machine, not per person.  When booking, please select only one ticket (for 1 or 2 adults). 


price $499
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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia



3 HRS

Moderate

snacks

sightseeing
Papeete: East Coast Highlights
You will head towards the east coast of Tahiti to visit the James Norman Hall House. The home displays the daily environment of this poet and writer of American contemporary literature. Enjoy a local delicacy before you continue on to Matavai Bay, and reach Venus Point, the historic landing site for most European discoverers and evangelists. Matavai Bay boasts the only lighthouse of the island, built in 1867. A Handicraft Center is located next to the lighthouse and you will have a brief opportunity for some local shopping.  Your last stop will be at the Tahara’a View Point for an extraordinary photo opportunity overlooking Papeete and Moorea.

Please note: There are some uneven walkways at the waterfalls.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent and bring a bottle of water from the ship. The Handicraft Center may be closed on the weekend. 



price $95
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