Bora Bora Best Excursions

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#1
sp,sp,Brazil
40 Posts
Joined May 2003
Hi!
I'm in july,16 Tahitian Princess cruise. I've learn a lot from this board but I did't make my mind about which is the best option in Bora Bora.
All Tahitian Experts: I'm wating your opinion!
Thank you!
#2
137 Posts
Joined Dec 2003
We did the 4x4 jeep tour on Bora Bora and LOVED IT!!

You got to visit many sites you can only see when traveling in a 4x4. It was, however, very BUMPY (which we loved)!

We booked this though Princess. IT WAS GREAT!!
#3
sp,sp,Brazil
40 Posts
Joined May 2003
Thank you Joyce, but what about those gourgeos lagoons and white sand beaches... just postcards? you recomend any special beach or a sunset cruise?
#4
137 Posts
Joined Dec 2003
The 4x4 took us around the island, also. We got to stop at Bloody Mary's for a drink. Passed many of the beautiful beaches. Most of the hotels DO NOT welcome cruisers.

Did not go on a sunset cruise and didn't hear about them from others.
#5
Long Island, NY
811 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
We also did the 4x4 tour and it was fabulous!!!! I can not recommend it enough - hubby and I agree it was probably the best excursion of the entire cruise.

If the itineary hasn't changed from last year, you should be in Bora Bora two days. We did the 4x4 tour one day and a snorkeling excursion the next day.

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Tahitian Princess - 10/03 (Our Honeymoon)
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#6
Santa Clarita Valley, CA USA
1,672 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
Having spent 7 days there on the TP on 3 previuos cruises here are some of the stuff we have done. We have done wave runners twice, rented motorcycles and circled the island, dove 3 times with Top Dive, and have done 2 Motu picnic which included, shark feeding, manta rey snorkeling, and sting rey feedings.
If your not a certified diver I would do the Motu Picnic.
When the ship arrives in the lagoon on the first day you can book all of these excusions at the warf where the tenders dock. You'll save money. We like to use Top Dive to book all our excursions on Bora Bora, they are good people!!
You can check out some of our photos at:
Tahiti photos
We will be back for our fourth cruise in October.
Richard

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#7
The Land of Ahhs!
44,132 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
Richard, did you book the motu picnic on Bora Bora at Top Dive also? Thanks! And see you in October.

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#8
Santa Clarita Valley, CA USA
1,672 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
Hi Toto,
We booked the Motu Picnic with TOP DIVE in advance by email on our first 2 trips to Bora Bora. On our cruise in October of last year we only booked diving, however some of the CC group we were with got off the ship on the first day and booked the Motu picnic for the next day on warf with Top Dive which had a booth set up there at the Warf. They loved it. Having done Marc's on Huahine this is even BETTER, especially if you love to swim, the food was the best, we ate with leaf plates, it was great. The shark feed was unbelieveable. They set up a rope in the lagoon, we all get out in the water, they throw out some chum, and all these 4'-6' black tip reef sharks show up, but never cross over the rope which you are behind. What a rush!!
This is my recommended excursion to do for the first time!!
Let me know if you need more information, but you can see the photos of this excursion on our 2000 Tahiti photos.
P.S. I lost your email address, can you send it to me.
See you on the TP in October!
Richard

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#9
The Land of Ahhs!
44,132 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
On it's way to you Richard. This might be something we would want to book now instead of taking a chance when we arrive. We have always just taken what we can get at the pier when we arrive, but this time I am planning ahead.
Thanks for the info!

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#10
Illinois USA
378 Posts
Joined Dec 2002
My vote goes for Para-sailing. It was awesome and it is a para-sail for two. I hesitated at first but wow....the beauty and how romantic it was up there over the beautiful water with the scenery below, I will never forget it!
#11
sp,sp,Brazil
40 Posts
Joined May 2003
So, as Joyce and Karen suggested, first half day a 4x4, next day dive /snorkel, seems fair...
Gizmodog, Did you find parasail tour on warf?
And Richard, thank you, the photos are beautiful...
Do you have the Top Dive site or e-mail? Do you think we should go with everything booked ?
We already have Marc's picnic, Bruno in Raiatea/raiatea and Patrick 4x4 in Papeete.
We are looking for people to share Cap. Heifara in Moorea...maybe we are overbooked...
#13
Santa Clarita Valley, CA USA
1,672 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
Here's the web site for TOP DIVE excursions on Bora Bora. Never had a bad experience with them!!
TOP DIVE EXCURSIONS BORA BORA
Let me know if you need more info.

Heyjude, these are professional sharks!! They do this all the time for a living!!

Richard

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#14
290 Posts
Joined Apr 2004
I sailed on Renaissance several years back and we did a great waverunner tour in Bora Bora. (I don't know if Princess offers it but you might be able to book once you get to the island). It was a lot of fun circling the island and we got to go swimming at a private beach!!!
#16
sp,sp,Brazil
40 Posts
Joined May 2003
Sorry for my bad English,but what is a waverunner?
Richard mentioned in his first e-mail but I really don´t know what is this.
Thank you for an answer.
#18
Seattle, Washington
323 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
When we were in Bora Bora a month ago we did the helmet dive (Aqua Safari). It was a lot of fun! You may want to give it a try!

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#19
Papeete Tahiti
23 Posts
Joined Dec 2002
Ia orana !

Here are my favourite excursions in Bora Bora :

1- Helicopter flight ($$$ but an incredible experience)
2- 4X4 Safari (for the views on the lagoon... but not as nice as the helicopter)
3- Island tour by jet ski

Just one more thing... try to do all your excursions on Bora Bora in the morning when the sun is not too high, you'll bring back some nicer photos...

Hope this helps,
Manu

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#20
Santa Clarita Valley, CA USA
1,672 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
Hola 1818,

Yes a wave runner is a jet ski, also, TOP DIVE are good folks to use to book excursions thru on Bora Bora. We plan to use them again in October to do our diving on Bora Bora and Moorea.

Tienes mas preguntas?
Diga me

Ricardo

Norwegian Dream Mediterranean/Holy Lands 10/99
Carnival Holiday Ensenada 1/00
Renaissance R4 Tahiti 10/00
Renaissance R4 Tahiti 4/01
Windspirit Costa Rica 1/02
Windsurf Southern Caribbean 1/03
Tahitian Princess Tahiti 10/03
Dawn Princess Southern Caribbean 4/04

10/14/04 Tahitian Princess Polynesia/Cook Islands


12/23/04 Dawn Princess Western Caribbean Cruise