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I found the snorkeling at Cow and Calf to be just...
I found the snorkeling at Cow and Calf to be just OK. The coral formations were above average, but there were not many fish worth seeing. The rest of the trip is absolutely first class and you should...
This is a great excursion. The owners, crew,...
This is a great excursion. The owners, crew, catamaran, food, and drinks were all wonderful when we sailed last year.
I just stayed there from April 5-7 for a rate...
I just stayed there from April 5-7 for a rate which totaled $120/night including taxes. I booked online at Drury website using their eSaver rate.
Yes, I would love to see NCL add French Polynesia...
Yes, I would love to see NCL add French Polynesia cruises.

FYI. Princess offers a very good "NCL priced" 10 day roundtrip out of Papeete, Tahiti. I highly recommend a pre or post cruise stay at...
Our group of 4 toured with Rudy a couple weeks...
Our group of 4 toured with Rudy a couple weeks ago (cliff divers, city tour, Shotover Jet boat) and were very pleased. He was extremely flexible, informative, and made sure everyone had a good time....
The choice is entirely yours, but here are a...
The choice is entirely yours, but here are a couple responses to your comments:

The requirement to tender at a port is nothing to fear (just makes it a bit slower to get off the ship).

We...
Miami Pre-Cruise Hotel ?
Does anyone have a recommendation for a Miami hotel (one night pre-cruise)? We don't need anything luxurious as we'll only be there at night and for a few hours in the morning before leaving to board...
No special license is required. We stayed 2...
No special license is required. We stayed 2 nights at the Sheraton Moorea and loved it. ...enjoy
Yes, there are set times and the attached link...
Yes, there are set times and the attached link provides details. It holds lots of passengers and was less than 1/2 full on both of our trips. Le Truck is very cheap and runs to the hotels but...
Unfortunately I can't give you any first hand...
Unfortunately I can't give you any first hand experience. We just had chocolate croissants for breakfast and then lunch at the Sheraton (good fish sandwich or ham sandwich with fries and a Hinano...
We did Patrick's 1/2 day trip for $50/person...
We did Patrick's 1/2 day trip for $50/person (same trip the ship sells for $89). There really isn't much else to do in terms of Papeete excursions. It would be better to do Patrick's before the...
I think you would be happier staying in Moorea...
I think you would be happier staying in Moorea rather than Papeete. Moorea is beautiful and I highly recommend the Sheraton as a place to stay. Aremiti 5 ferry is the best way to get between...
We did Marc's 4x4 last week and it was not bumpy...
We did Marc's 4x4 last week and it was not bumpy or rough at all. I highly recommend this tour.... especially if you enjoy Hinano and rum punch.
We rented a car at the pier on May 15 and there...
We rented a car at the pier on May 15 and there were multiple companies with cars available. The dune buggys were also available. For 4 hours in an automatic with A/C the total rental car cost was...
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We just took the 1/2 day tour on May 6 and the...
We just took the 1/2 day tour on May 6 and the ride was not rough. It was only ourselves and one other couple so it was very nice to have 4 people rather than 8 (max capacity) in the back of the...
Thanks for the advice. I am going to book the...
Thanks for the advice. I am going to book the morning excursion.
You can click the seating layout from this link: ...
You can click the seating layout from this link:
http://www.airtahitinui-usa.com/inflight/coach.asp

...or here is a direct link to the jpg:
http://www.airtahitinui-usa.com/images/A340-300big.jpg
Taha'a Drift Snorkel in morning or afternoon?
I am planning to do a coral garden drift snorkle in Taha'a this May. I've heard the water is very shallow and would like to go when the tide will be relatively high. Can anyone point me to a tide...