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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!
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.
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!
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!
Tahitian Princess 10/14/04
RCI-Legend of the Seas 3/27/05 Panama Canal.
One Phantom Booking still open with Princess.
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!
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...
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!!!