Moorea

what to see in moorea

Moorea is not as well-known to travelers as Bora Bora, but the lush green scenery topped by spectacular volcanic peaks is no less stunning. Your ship will enter the blue waters of a bay that was once the crater of a volcano. Exploring the island, you’ll find waterfalls, fruit tree-filled valleys, and colorful houses in pastel tones – all of which are great photo opportunities for photographers.

Moorea is known as a nature’s playground for good reason. Hikers will find a variety of options including climbing Mount Mouraputa for bay and valley views. Snorkelers and divers may explore the large coral reef that surrounds the island – where you may encounter black-tip sharks and larger lemon sharks, sea turtles, and octopus. Windstar also offers the unique opportunity to learn about dolphin and whale behaviors on a private boat tour with a marine biologist. In addition to spinner and rough-tooth dolphins you may spot pilot whales and, depending on the season, humpback whales, too, as they come here to mate and calf.

Turquoise waters off Moorea in Tahiti, French Polynesia

popular shore excursions

  • Hiking the Opunohu Valley Trails
    A short transfer will take you to the entrance of Opunohu Valley. Enjoy an active nature hike with your guide through the beauty of Moorea’s caklera. The valley is home to many local plantations of lemon trees, mangos, papayas, bananas and pineapples, Caribbean Pines “Mahogani” an “Rosewood.” Absorb the panorama of Mount Mouaroa, 2887 feet high (880 m), Mount Rotu, 2,953 feet high (900 m) and Mount Tohiea, 3,960 feet high (1,207 m). The walk through the valley is one of the best ways to get a closer look at Tahiti’s nature and enjoy a nice workout.

  • Photographers Eye View of Moorea
    Join us as we capture the stunning colors around the island of Moorea. Discover the island’s magnificent beauty with an accomplished photographer on-board your 4×4 vehicle. We will focus on the amazing blue lagoon waters, the lush green mountains, tropical fruits and flowers along the way. Highlights may include visits to the Belvedere lookout point, villages, Island’s Bays, coastline & viewpoints. A stop on the way will allow you to use bathrooms. Capture great shots of the landscape that has been made famous throughout movies like “The Bounty” while riding along the coastal road & the higher mountain drive. This tour is the easiest paced tour, with only short walks, photography lovers will appreciate this intimate group. The sheer beauty of Moorea & the very helpful hints, tips and trick given will make your time & photos amazing!

    Panoramic view from Belvedere Lookout of Mount Rotui, Moorea French Polynesia

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

    Woman scuba diver in water

voyages that visit moorea 

 

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