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Shore Excursions

Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

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3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Papeete: West Coast Highlights
Departing Papeete, your tour will take you along the West Coast of the island of Tahiti. Your drive will lead you to the south of the island, to the Vaipahi Gardens where rare species of precious wood and tropical flowers can be found. Then visit Arahurahu Marae imagine the Polynesian customs of meetings and ceremonial gatherings in this sacred temple. Religious rituals, weddings and military victories were celebrated here. There is a short walk to reach this quiet and beautiful site. Stop at the Maraa Grottoes, as you take the short walk on the trail, you will come across the largest underwater cave in Tahiti. Enjoy the lush vegetation that surrounds its entrance. Story says that Paul Gauguin enjoyed the waters here, so those interested in his work will be particularly appreciative of the natural features and atmosphere that inspired his later pieces.

Please note: Guests are recommended to wear comfortable attire including non-slippery shoes, carry a hat, sunglasses, insect repellent & a water bottle from the ship. Bring a credit card or cash if you wish to purchase souvenirs. All sensitive belongings should be carried with caution. Expensive jewelry or clothing are not recommended on tour. Guests should not leave their belongings unattended.



price $89
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Fakarava, French Polynesia



3 HRS

Easy

snorkeling

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

unesco
Fakarava: Beach Escape
Enjoy round-trip transportation from your cruise ship to this privately owned beach, the ideal place to spend a few hours beachcombing in Fakarava. The atoll is being classified by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve and the beach will give you a nice and easy access to its crystal-clear waters. Put your fins on and jump in for a good refreshing swim or just sunbath relaxing with a fresh coconut. 

Please note: This tour is NOT a transfer to a "resort" but to a local home. Facilities are simple and limited and this location boasts a very limited amount of coral formation, so water entry is an easy walk in. While coral snorkeling may be limited, bring your ship beach towels, ship mask and snorkel if you want to swim a bit further in the lagoon. Swimming is not supervised, so by participating in water activities, you must know how to swim, be comfortable in the water and able to cope with occasional currents. Depth of water is not guaranteed, due to currents and sea level variation, Guests are encouraged to wear reef shoes, cautioned not to touch or step on any coral formation, or touch any underwater animals for safety and environmental reasons. Shade is limited, so please use plenty of eco-friendly sun protection, and carry bottled water from the ship. 

price $79
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4 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.    Fakarava has a wide and deep lagoon with a surface of 429 square miles (1,112 sq. km) and two passes. The main pass to enter the lagoon, located in the northwestern end, is known as Passe Garuae and is the largest pass in French Polynesia.. The current in these passes is usually fairly strong because of the enormous amount of water that exits/enters the lagoon between the low and the high tides. This may affect the conditions inside the lagoon so timing on this tour is very dependent from this natural fact. Snorkeling time and location may be adjusted as needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable excursion.      

Please note:  No restroom facilities are available on this tour .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. 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. While snorkeling equipment is available (mask & snorkel) we recommend you bring your own for maximum comfort. Bring water shoes or wear shoes that you do not mind getting wet. Wear your swimsuit under a cover-up and bring a hat, towel, and bottled water from the ship. Biodegradable sun protection is recommended since most sunscreens contain substances that are extremely harmful to the marine ecosystem. For your own safety and to preserve the environment, please respect reef etiquette when snorkeling and do not touch or step on the coral reef.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
price $155
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2 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

boating

essentials
Fakarava: One Tank Dive
This program is for Certified Divers looking to do a half day of diving (approximately 2 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. Itrox 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. Divers 75 years of age or older must present a medical certificate and diving insurance.


price $159
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1.5 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

outdoors

wildlife

boating

essentials
Fakarava: Snorkeling at Pufuna
Board your boat for a 15-minutes ride (each way) close to the north pass in the lagoon for your 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 snorkeling experience around the coral head. You will discover a wide variety of species: fish common to the area include sharks, 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. Life vests will be available on the boat if needed. Although marine life is widely present in this region, sightings cannot be guaranteed and tickets are non-refundable should sightings not occur. For your own safety and to help us preserve the environment, do not touch or step on the coral reef while snorkeling.


price $125
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2 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

biking

essentials
Fakarava: Strolling in Fakarava by Ebike
Get on your E-bike to discover the North Fakarava atoll, from the village of Rotoava to the old lighthouse of Topaka. (also known as the pyramid of Fakarava) On your way back, your guide will take you on the oceanside trail to see how locals live in these latitudes and learn about their everyday routine. Before getting back to the pier, you will stop at the Church of Jean de la Croix built in the typical architecture of the Tuamotu Islands for a last picture opportunity.

Please note: Tours DO operate in wet weather but all tours are subject to cancellation prior to departure dependent upon inappropriate weather conditions that would lead to safety issues. While this tour is an assisted bike ride, participants must be in good fitness condition to be able to keep up with a group at a fair speed during the tour. There will be riding on mostly flat uneven terrain, in a tropical environment (heat & humidity). Guests MUST know how to ride a bike and be comfortable with unpaved roads, Pregnant women and guests with physical limitations will not be permitted to participate on this tour. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable attire including non-slippery closed toe shoes and bring a hat, sunglasses, insect repellent and a water bottle from the ship. Long pants and a change of socks are highly recommended. The ride is approximately 13 km  (8 miles) in length. 


price $85
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4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

boating

essentials
Fakarava: Two Tank 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. Itrox 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. Divers 75 years of age or older must present a medical certificate and diving insurance.
 

price $259
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Rangiroa, French Polynesia



3 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

wildlife

essentials
Rangiroa: Discover the Green Lagoon
Enjoy round-trip transportation from your cruise ship to the pristine waters of the Green Lagoon, the ideal place to spend a few hours beachcombing in Rangiroa. Your journey includes about 45 minutes by taxi and boat to reach the Green Lagoon. You will be welcomed on the beach to the sound of local music. Once you're there it is your choice to grab a coconut drink, walk the beach and take a dip in the interior lagoon. Enjoy a relaxing time while watching at coprah and weaving demonstrations. Before returning back to your ship, you will be given a traditional shell lei as a memory.  Swimming is not supervised, it is required that if you will be participating in water activities, you 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 variations. You will be cautioned not to touch or step on any coral formation, or touch any underwater animals for safety and environmental reasons. Shade is limited, so please insure to use plenty of eco-friendly sun protection, towel and carry bottled water from the ship!

Please note: French Polynesia geological features include coral reef, coral beaches, sea, mountain and some uneven grounds. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable appropriate attire including shoes (walking, water or hiking as needed) biodegradable sun protection (cream, hat, rashguard), insect repellent, sunglasses, and bottle of water. Expensive jewelry or clothing should not be worn on tour. The environment is constructed of living creatures. Coral is fragile and can be hurt. Recommended are reef shoes in order to avoid any wounds and discomfort. Camera equipment should be carried with care and appropriate protection. On water tours, boat may be wet, personal belongings should be stored with caution.


price $139
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1.5 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

essentials
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 (not guaranteed due to currents) 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 $129
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1 hour

Easy

wildlife

sightseeing

boating

essentials
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. 


price $79
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2 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

essentials
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. Divers 75 years of age or older must present a medical certificate and diving insurance.


price $145
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1 hour

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

boating

essentials
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. 
Biodegradable sun protection is recommended since most sunscreens contain substances that are extremely harmful to the marine ecosystem.


price $99
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1.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Rangiroa: Visit Gauguins Farm
Transfer by bus along the main road of Rangiroa, passing the airport just before turning into the Black Pearl Farm. Most pearl farms are small in size, and the number of staff here is quite typical of the farms in this region. On arrival at the farm, the staff will provide an introduction to pearl farming and explain how black pearls are produced. Learn about the chronology and evolution of the industry, how oysters are selected, grown and then grafted for production. Grafting is the key element, as this requires a skilled craftsman to perform precise surgery on each oyster. The real highlight of the excursion is the opportunity to view a selection of unset black pearls that are also available for purchase. Here your guide will be able to show you the criteria by which the pearls are graded for quality. You will see the round, baroque and semi-baroque pearls that range in grade from C to A+. This tour is ideal for those who have an interest in learning about pearl cultivation or for those who are shopping for black pearls. Kindly note that the transfer will be operated by minibus/van, some jumps seats may be used. Transfers remain a short drive with no comments.

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 $49
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Motu Mahaea (Tahaa)



2 HRS

Strenuous

boating

concierge
Tahaa, Concierge Collection: Jet Ski Adventure
From Motu Mahaea beach, you will meet your guide and receive your safety and operating instructions. Climb aboard your Waverunner and led by your guide, you will discover the beauty of the lagoon of Tahaa from the water. Along the way, a stop will be made in shallow water for some snorkeling and refreshments. You will then return to Motu Mahaea. The total Waverunner delightful ride is approximately 85 minutes.

Please note: For insurance purposes, each driving participant must be at least 16 years of age. The minimum age to ride as a passenger on this tour is 10 years old. Lifejackets will be provided and must be worn throughout the tour. There is a small storage compartment on the Waverunner.  While it is a waterproof compartment it is not a 100% guaranteed.  It is recommended to have individual waterproof bags or to protect your items accordingly.  Like other activities involving high speeds and heavy machinery, riding a Waverunner can be risky. It is a physical activity that involves balance and coordination, including perceptual skills that rely on good vision. Pregnant women are not accepted on this tour. Please assess yourself to confirm your ability in maneuvering such an engine. Following common sense and the instructions given by your guide AT ALL TIME is important for safe riding. Please make sure to only bring items the jet ski can carry as space is limited, and there is no storage on the beach, 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. Booking and participating on this tour will not conflict with your motu day.


price $349
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

essentials
Tahaa: Coral Garden Drift Snorkeling
Ride by covered motorized boat to the west coast of Tahaa to discover the beauty of the island. You’ll leave the boat and walk across an uninhabited motu (islet) off the coast. Start your snorkeling experience from the other side of the motu, and your guide will lead you as the current will carry you through the shallow lagoon on the way back to the boat. The area teems with a spectacular variety of tropical fish and amazing corals. The richness of this coral garden is unique in Polynesia! 

Please note: To cross the motu and reach the starting point of the drift snorkeling adventure, wear aqua shoes or similar shoes you do not mind getting wet.  Participants must be extremely comfortable in the water as snorkeling is done over very shallow water through a current that can be really strong. Itinerary and stops may be reduced or may alternate dependent upon weather conditions. For your own safety and to help preserve the environment, when snorkeling, do not touch or step on coral. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing, aqua shoes, a rash guard or t-shirt, biodegradable sunscreen, and a hat. Bring water and a towel. Mask and snorkel provided. 


price $135
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3 5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Tahaa: Scenic Exploration of Tahaa
You’ll depart from the dock of Patio in an off-road vehicle for a drive across one of the highest mountains on this island. Your Tahaa guide will point out sites along the way before stopping at a scenic viewpoint, where you’ll discover the traditional use of local plants and trees. You can also sample the various local fruits and learn the tamure, a Tahitian dance. The island of Tahaa is often called Vanilla Island and you’ll learn about this fragrant spice while visiting a family plantation. You will also visit a black pearl farm to learn how these treasures are cultivated and harvested. These small “cottage industries” represent a large part of this island’s economic structure. During the return drive on the east coast of the island, your guide will continue to entertain you with tales of island life. This is an exclusive tour offering the best views of Tahaa and is a great way to meet the locals and hear their traditions.

Please note:  This tour involves bumpy roads and is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems.  You will need to negotiate a high step to board the jeep.  Booking and participating on this tour will not conflict with your motu day.

price $99
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3 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

outdoors

culture

boating

essentials
Tahaa: Vanilla Plantation & Snorkeling
An ancient legend says that Raiatea and Tahaa were originally one island until a giant eel swallowed a young girl. Possessed by her spirit, the enraged creature broke through the surface of the earth, causing the sea to gush. The impact of the water cut the island in two and Raiatea and Tahaa were created. You will board a motorized boat and start your excursion gliding on the tranquil lagoon. Tahaa is often called “the vanilla island.” You will learn about this fragrant spice while visiting a small family plantation. A short walk is necessary to reach the farm. Take this opportunity to bring back souvenirs for your loved ones. After your visit, you will board your motorized boat for an enjoyable ride on the turquoises waters and stop for a snorkeling opportunity where you might encounter stingrays and reef sharks.

Please note:  Stops may be reduced or may alternate depending upon weather conditions. Guests should know how to swim, be comfortable wearing snorkeling equipment, and being in deep water as well as coping with occasional currents.  For your own safety and to help preserve the environment, when snorkeling, do not touch or step on coral.  Wear your swimsuit under your clothing, aqua shoes, a rash guard or t-shirt, biodegradable sunscreen and a hat. Bring water, insect repellent and a towel. Mask and snorkel will be provided. Booking & participating on this tour will not conflict with your Motu day.

price $129
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia



3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

culture

essentials
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 $139
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2.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

refreshments

beach

concierge
Bora Bora, Concierge Collection: 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 passengers). For insurance purposes, each driving participant must be at least 16 years of age. The minimum age to ride as a passenger on this tour is 10 years old. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable attire including non-slippery shoes, carry a hat, sunglasses, insect repellent and biodegradable sun protection. Most sunscreens contain substances that are extremely harmful to the marine ecosystem.

price $489
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1 hour

Easy

sightseeing

concierge
Bora Bora, Concierge Collection: Helicopter Flight
From the pier, a van will transfer you to the heliport. You will receive a briefing at the heliport before boarding. Once aboard, you will listen to your pilot's commentary using the headphones provided as he points out the sights below. Discover Bora Bora, the Pearl of the Pacific, from a bird's-eye view. In 'the most beautiful lagoon in the world you can watch manta rays and sharks from the air. Fly over the colorful lagoon. The 20-minute flight is spectacular, especially for those who enjoy aerial photography and is very popular for all ages! 

Please note: This excursion is not recommended for guests who suffer from motion sickness or vertigo. A high step will need to be negotiated to board the helicopter. Seating assignment is made as per weight and balance, which is determined by the pilot only. Due to helicopter stability requirements and safety regulations, overweight guests who could not fasten an aircraft regular seatbelt cannot participate.
French Polynesia geological features include coral reef, coral beaches, sea, mountain and some uneven grounds. Wear comfortable appropriate attire including shoes, use biodegradable sun protection, bring insect repellent, sunglasses, and bottle of water. Expensive jewelry or clothing should not be worn on tour. Camera equipment should be carried with care and appropriate protection. Pilot’s commentary may be limited depending on Pilot’s required interaction with local airline authorities.


price $469
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6 HRS

Moderate

watersports

snorkeling

wildlife

dining

culture
Bora Bora, Concierge Collection: 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 bring water from the ship.  Wear shoes you do not mind getting wet.  Masks and snorkel provided.

price $299
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24 HRS

Easy

boating

culture

dining

beach

concierge
Bora Bora, Concierge Collection: Overnight Romance Package - Conrad Nui
Enjoy a unique opportunity to stay at one of the most popular resorts in Bora Bora. Relax and indulge yourself on the beach and take an unforgettable look at the amazing crystal clear waters surrounding you. Your overnight stay will include dinner, breakfast and elegant accommodations.  You will be met on the dock in Bora Bora for your boat transfer to the resort where you will be welcomed with a cocktail and a flower lei. Check in and get settled. You will have the delightful experience of staying in an overwater bungalow. The rest of the day is at your leisure and you will have the opportunity to use the hotel pool, the beach and the non-motorized toys at the hotel. Dinner will be at the hotel restaurant.  In the morning your breakfast will arrive by canoe. You will have the morning at your leisure before your boat ride back to your waiting ship.

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 $850
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Bora Bora, Sunset Dream in Bora Bora
Embark for an Intimate experience as you board your sunset motor boat in Bora Bora. It is time to leave your worries behind and enjoy the "postcard sunset" of the Pearl of the Pacific. With a limited group on a comfortable panoramic boat, you will discover the lagoon’s shallow waters as the sun goes down and give this special golden color to the island. Just sit back, relax, enjoy your cocktail and  this unforgettable moment.

Please note:  French Polynesia geological features include coral reef, coral beaches, sea, mountain and some uneven grounds. Wear comfortable appropriate attire including flat shoes, sun protection, sunglasses, and a bottle of water. Expensive jewelry or clothing should not be worn on tour. Camera equipment should be carried with care and appropriate protection. The boat may be wet so personal belongings should be stored with caution.  


price $155
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4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

essentials
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. Divers 75 years of age or older must present a medical certificate and diving insurance.



price $259
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2 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

wildlife

essentials
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, and bottled water from the ship. For your own safety and to preserve the environment, please respect reef etiquette and do not touch or step on the coral reef. Biodegradable sun protection is recommended since most sunscreens contain substances that are extremely harmful to the marine ecosystem. 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 are available onboard. 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 $135
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2 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

essentials
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. Divers 75 years of age or older must present a medical certificate and diving insurance.


price $159
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1.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating

essentials
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. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. 


price $79
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3 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

boating

essentials
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.  Multiple boats for the same tour may be used; friends and family members should inform the Destinations team before tour departure. For your own safety and to preserve the environment, please respect reef etiquette when snorkeling, do not touch or step on the coral reef. Biodegradable sun protection is recommended since most sunscreens contain substances that are extremely harmful to the marine ecosystem.





price $119
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

culture

essentials
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 $139
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2.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

refreshments

beach

concierge
Bora Bora, Concierge Collection: 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 passengers). For insurance purposes, each driving participant must be at least 16 years of age. The minimum age to ride as a passenger on this tour is 10 years old. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable attire including non-slippery shoes, carry a hat, sunglasses, insect repellent and biodegradable sun protection. Most sunscreens contain substances that are extremely harmful to the marine ecosystem.

price $489
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4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

essentials
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. Divers 75 years of age or older must present a medical certificate and diving insurance.



price $259
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2 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

essentials
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. Divers 75 years of age or older must present a medical certificate and diving insurance.


price $159
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2.5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing

essentials
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, and taste locally grown fruits and learn about 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 $75
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3 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

boating

essentials
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.  Multiple boats for the same tour may be used; friends and family members should inform the Destinations team before tour departure. For your own safety and to preserve the environment, please respect reef etiquette when snorkeling, do not touch or step on the coral reef. Biodegradable sun protection is recommended since most sunscreens contain substances that are extremely harmful to the marine ecosystem.





price $119
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Huahine, French Polynesia



3 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

biking

sightseeing

essentials
Huahine by E-Bike
Get ready for a leisure E-Bike ride along the coastline of Huahine. Your tour departs from the pier where you will be fitted with your E-Bike and a helmet. After an introductory course on how to use the E-Bike, depart for a guided leisure biking ride towards the east of the island. Sightings will include archaeological sites, a beach stop for a swim opportunity, and some beautiful views of the villages and rural living along the way. Your electric-assisted bike will make it really nice and easy, and biking the green island of Huahine remains a really enjoyable and eco-friendly way to appreciate the island’s beauty. Since there is a beach stop if you have your own mask and snorkel please bring it along in your backpack. Departing from Fare you will bike the North East island, you will pass by Maeva Marae, the fish traps, Faie eels, and enjoy an approximate 40-minute beach stop. Departing from Maroe you will bike the South Island, including Anini Marae, and enjoy an approximate 40- minute beach stop in Parea, view points over the lagoon along the way, and a shopping opportunity at a pareo house when it is open.

Please note: While this tour is an assisted bike ride, bikers must be in good fitness condition to be able to keep up with a group at a fair speed during the tour in a tropical environment (heat & humidity). The ride is approximately 30km/18miles in length for about 3h10 on a mostly flat terrain, some limited parts will be unpaved. Itinerary depends on the ship anchorage position. An average of 20km/12miles an hour speed is expected. The timing provided is approximate and guests MUST know how to ride a bike. Please assess your physical condition & the environment you may encounter on the tour before booking! Minimum height to fit the bikes is 1,50m: 4.92Ft. Maximum Weight limitation is 120Kgs: 265lbs. 

 

price $135
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating

concierge
Huahine, Concierge Collection: Huahine by Jetski
Enjoy incredible views of Huahine's lagoon and mountain during this fun Waverunner 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 embark your Waverunner and enjoy your ride! Led by your guide, you will discover the coastline of Huahine and amazing views of the lagoon. Along the way, you will pass by the Maroe Bridge, linking the 2 islands of Huahine Nui and Huahine Iti, then you will have a chance to swim in the beautiful waters near Motu Tefarearii.  Fresh fruits and beverages will be served during the tour. You will then return to the Waverunner center, then back to the pier. The total Waverunner ride is approximately 2.5hrs

Please note: For insurance purposes, each driving participant must be at least 16 years of age. The minimum age to ride as a passenger on this tour is 5 years old. Protective life vests will be provided and must be worn throughout the tour. There is a small storage compartment on the Waverunner, and while it is a waterproof compartment it is not a 100% guaranteed, we recommend passenger to have individual waterproof bags or to protect their items accordingly.  Like other activities involving high speeds and heavy machinery, riding a Waverunner can be risky. It is a physical activity that involves balance and coordination, including perceptual skills that rely on good vision. Pregnant women are not accepted on this tour. Please assess yourself to confirm your ability in maneuvering such an engine. Follow common sense and instructions given by your guide AT ALL TIMES as this is important for safe riding. Guests who travel with their own snorkel gear are welcome to carry it along on the tour as opportunities may arise. The cost of this tour is per-Waverunner, which can accommodate two average-sized adults (max 440Lbs/machine).


price $479
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3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

sightseeing

beach

essentials
Huahine, ITI 4X4 Nature Adventure
Huahine Iti is definitely the more sensual of Huahine’s two islands. This tranquil paradise will seduce you with  white-sand beaches, coral islets dotting an azure blue lagoon and luxurious mountains covered with magnificent foliage making it an idyllic paradise. Huahine Iti or Huahine's smaller island, is covered with plantations and a wealth of beautiful plants, fruits and flowers and is also home to one of the most amazing white-sand beaches in French Polynesia. During your 4x4 drive you will be able to discover the agricultural interests of the island, learn about the culture of its inhabitants while driving through villages and passing its sacred temple. Dip your feet in the water or go for a swim on the most beautiful beach of the island; the swim stop is optional, you may enjoy a simple stroll on the beach too. This tour is definitely a unique way to discover the "Green" island of Polynesia and its beauty!

Please note: This tour is recommended for those in reasonably good physical condition. 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.  Expensive jewelry or clothing should not be worn on tour. Camera equipment should be carried with care and appropriate protection. Jeeps are 8-seaters and families or friends may be split. But cars remain together during the tour. The guide will occupy one seat in one of the two cars. These vehicles may include rough off-road driving and steep ascents and descents and are not recommended for overweight guest, those with bad backs, pregnant women or persons who suffer from motion sickness or vertigo.

price $105
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5 HRS

Easy

boating

snorkeling

dining

wildlife

essentials
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.  . Biodegradable sun protection is recommended since most sunscreens contain substances that are extremely harmful to the marine ecosystem.  For your own safety and to preserve the environment, please respect reef etiquette when snorkeling and do not touch or step on the coral reef.





price $165
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

culture

essentials
Huahine: Sacred Sites & Cultural Walk
You will set off on an educational exploration of the island and learn all about Polynesian geology, botany, anthropology, archaeology, sociology, economy, history, and traditions. Your guide will share his knowledge, experience, and passion for this beautiful island with such a rich culture. Boarding "Le Truck," French Polynesia's famous local style bus, you will depart from Maroe Village on the small island of Huahine Iti, crossing the bridge to Huahine Nui, or 'big island.' Here you will drive past lush green valleys and turquoise lagoons through the capital town of Fare, where Captain James Cook sojourned on his visits to the island. Your first stop will be Maeva Village, considered to be one of French Polynesia's most important archaeological areas and home to the largest pre-historic habitation site in Polynesia. During your walk through the village, you will explore the archaeological sites along the lake shore and the Fare Pote'e Museum. You will learn about Polynesian origins and migrations, traditional society, religion, botany, European explorers and get a first-hand look at various traditional tools, handicrafts and artifacts. You will continue on to Mata'ire'a Hill, just above Maeva and home to more than 200 stone structures, including marae, agricultural terraces, house foundations, fortification walls and burial platforms. Your next stop, via "Le Truck," is a local family-run vanilla plantation where you will have the opportunity to purchase various vanilla products. Continuing on, you will stop to see and learn about the 500-year-old fish traps that are used again today by the people of Maeva Village. Your return journey to port, will take you through the village of Faie where your guide will feed the island's giant blue-eyed eels that swim in the stream, before enjoying a photo-stop at the Belvedere Lookout, for panoramic views of Huahine Iti and beautiful Maroe Bay.

Please note: There is approximately 30 mins 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 $99
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating

essentials
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. During this visit, your guide will share knowledge on the use of traditional medicinal plants still in used today and found around the islands of French Polynesia  After crossing the bridge linking the two islands, you will ascend the island's steepest road for spectacular panoramic views over Maroe Bay. 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 they will share with you the secrets of the black pearl and you will 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 Drying House where aromatic vanilla beans are grown. After a drive along “Lake Fauna Nui” you will arrive in Fare, the island's largest town. You will then complete the circular drive around Huahine Nui with its splendid views.

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 $99
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3 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

refreshments

essentials
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 however recommend you bring your own for maximum comfort. Wear your swimsuit under a cover up, a sun cap, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, towel and flat comfortable shoes or aqua socks. Biodegradable sun protection is recommended since most sunscreens contain substances that are extremely harmful to the marine ecosystem. For your own safety and to preserve the environment, please respect reef etiquette when snorkeling and do not touch or step on the coral reef.


price $99
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Moorea, French Polynesia



3 HRS

Strenuous

boating

outdoors

concierge
Moorea, Concierge Collection: Stingray encounter 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). For insurance purposes, each driving participant must be at least 16 years of age. The minimum age to ride as a passenger on this tour is 10 years old. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable attire including non-slippery shoes, bring a hat, sunglasses, insect repellent and biodegradable sun protection. Most sunscreens contain substances that are extremely harmful to the marine ecosystem.


price $525
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4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

essentials
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. Divers 75 years of age or older must present a medical certificate and diving insurance.


price $259
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2 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

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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.  Divers 75 years of age or older must present a medical certificate and diving insurance.


price $159
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3 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating

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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 biodegradable sunscreen as protection from the glare of the water.  And definitely bring your camera.  Biodegradable sun protection is recommended since most sunscreens contain substances that are extremely harmful to the marine ecosystem. 



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3 HRS

Strenuous

biking

beach

refreshments

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Moorea: E-Bike
Discover Moorea’s main viewpoints with this bicycle guided tour to Belvedere and the Pineapple Valley. After an introductory course on how to use the simple E-bike settings, get ready to bike the Bay! Choose the setting that fit your fitness level, from no assistance to Turbo and enjoy the ride. Along the way, the guide will provide information about the sites and their history; you will have plenty opportunity for pictures. Pedal nearby the pineapple plantations and stop for some jam tasting at the Agricultural High school. Visit the famous bay of Moorea and some beautiful views of the villages and rural leaving along the way. Finish your tour with a beach stop for a swim opportunity. Your Electric assisted mountain bike will make it really fun and easy, and biking the pineapple island remains a unique moment to enjoy nature and its beauty in an ecological manner!

Please note: While this tour is an assisted bike ride, guests must be in good fitness condition to be able to keep up with a group at a fair speed during the tour. There will be some uphill & downhill parts, & riding in a tropical environment (Heat & humidity). Guests MUST know how to ride a bike and pregnant women & guests with physical limitations will not be permitted to participate on this tour. Guests are recommended to wear closed toe shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, and sunglasses, carry their own bottles of water and a light snack!  The ride is approximately 20 to 25Km (12 mi) in length and depends on the ship anchorage position.Since there is a beach stop ite guests who have their own mask & snorkel should carry it along in their backpack.  

 


price $135
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

hiking

sightseeing

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Moorea: 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.

Please note:  The hike is approximately 4 to 5 miles (6 to 8 km) in length for about 3 to 4 hours and depends on the ship anchorage position, local weather, trail access, size and fitness level of the group.This tour involves a very strenuous and lengthy hike over partly shaded and uneven terrain. This tour is recommended for guests in very good physical condition. Wear comfortable hiking shoes or hiking boots, bring insect repellent, a hat, and sunglasses, a change of socks and bottled water. Hiking tours may involve strenuous & lengthy hike over uneven terrain, uphill & downhill trails, & under limited shade.  While we strive to follow our timing, duration is approximate & is dependent on group interest & local conditions. Itinerary & 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.


price $119
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3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

walking

sightseeing

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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 $119
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

outdoors

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Moorea: 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 4x4 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!

Please note: This tour is an introduction to Photography with an experienced photographer, it is not an "Advanced Professional workshop", Beginners & Experienced photographers will appreciate the technical recommendations shared during the tour. Guests should be reminded to bring their equipment.




price $175
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3 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

boating

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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. Wear your swimsuit under a cover up and bring a hat, towel, and bottled water from the ship. Biodegradable sun protection is recommended since most sunscreens contain substances that are extremely harmful to the marine ecosystem. For your own safety and to preserve the environment, please respect reef etiquette when snorkeling and do not touch or step on the coral reef.


price $115
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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia



3 HRS

Easy

refreshments

sightseeing

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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: Guests are recommended to wear comfortable attire including non-slippery shoes, bring a hat, sunglasses, insect repellent and a water bottle from the ship. Bring a credit card or cash if you wish to purchase souvenirs. All sensitive belongings should be carried with caution. Expensive jewelry or clothing are not recommended on this tour. Guests should not leave their belongings unattended.



price $89
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