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Annagon24

Activities through independent providers at the pier in Bora Bora, Fakarava, Rangiroa

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Hi,

 

We are on May 25th sailing with Paul Gaugin and exploring different options for Bora Bora, Fakarava, Rangiroa... Has anyone ever done an excursion through an independent provider at the pier? Got off the ship, walked up to the guides waiting at the pier and gone on a trip through anyone?

 

When we were in Hawaii on Pride of America, there were local operators, offering various excursions at the pier.

 

Thank you!

Anna

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Lots of tour operators on the pier in Bora Bora sitting at tables advertising what tours they offer, just about anything you could ask for. Just make sure to be some of the first ashore that day for your pick of the best ones. If you are looking for an all day tour with a Motu picnic, these need to be booked before you arrive. Lots of info on the privately booked all day tours here on this board.

 

As for Rangiroa, two years ago there wasn't much, but this past March there were several tour operators offering snorkeling tours right on the pier.

 

We have never visited Fakarava, so can't help you on that one.

 

Enjoy!

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Are there independent tour operaters at every port on the Princess L.A to Tahiti to L.A Oct 22,2011 as they are in the Carribean and Mexico?

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Are there independent tour operaters at every port on the Princess L.A to Tahiti to L.A Oct 22,2011 as they are in the Carribean and Mexico?

In every port? No! In some of the ports, yes. Nothing like the Caribbean and Mexico though. Keep in mind, some of the South Pacific islands are very small and so they have limited tours available, especially to a ship the size of the Sapphire carrying that many passengers. It is best to plan ahead for some of these, especially for Tahiti, Samoa and Western Samoa. Even in Hawaii, we have seen in the past that unless you made arrangements well ahead to rent a car to be picked up when you arrive, with this many passengers, some were unlucky and there weren't any cars left to be had.

Lots of time to plan though, and I am sure your roll call has been busy at work coming up with a list of private tours, you might want to check with them and see what they have in mind. ;)

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