Our most recommended things to do in Tahiti

Bora Bora by Land and Sea: 4WD Safari and Snorkel

1. Bora Bora by Land and Sea: 4WD Safari and Snorkel

Benefit from pickup at your hotel, or Vaitape pier, and then travel along the mountain roads of Bora Bora by open-sided 4WD vehicle to get panoramic views. Follow a 20-mile circuit around the island, and stop to admire the lagoon at the viewpoints Matira Point, the Faanui Cannon, and Amanahune Bay. Learn about the military relics left by US troops after World War II. Marvel at the volcanic rock formations from the ancient caldera, and watch local artisans making coconut oil and tie-dye sarongs at a crafts workshop. Sample tropical fruits at a plantation, and enjoy a delicious lunch at the iconic Bloody Mary’s restaurant with a quirky interior of tiki torches and palm-trunk seats from Monday to Saturday. When the restaurant is closed, the lunch will take place et the Lucky House Fare Manuia. Spend the afternoon on a boat cruise of the lagoon and search for stunning stingrays and blacktip sharks. Then, snorkel around the coral gardens and marvel at the colors of the tropical fish.  Enjoy a tour focused on respect for marine life, ensuring a great experience whilst protecting the flora and fauna (no feeding of sharks, and protecting the coral). Marine life is well represented, but spotting an animal presence cannot be guaranteed

Oahu: Germaine's Traditional Luau Show & Buffet Dinner

2. Oahu: Germaine's Traditional Luau Show & Buffet Dinner

Surround yourself with the spirit of Old Hawaii during an immersive luau show accompanied by a traditional buffet dinner in Oahu. Enjoy an evening full of dance, fire shows, and music as you savor a delicious buffet of authentic Hawaiian food. Arrive at Germaine's Luau and be greeted by your hosts with a Hawaiian shell lei. Settle into a seat and let the entertainment begin. Delight in performances of live music, dancing, and fire shows. Go on a cultural journey through the islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, and New Zealand, with a show featuring traditional elements from each culture. Watch ceremonies of music and dance, including a performance of the Samoan fire-knife dance. See the ritual of the roasted pig being raised from the underground oven before enjoying your buffet dinner. Savor authentic island-favorite foods along with an alcoholic drink of your choice.

Tetiaroa Island by sailing catamaran - from Tahiti

3. Tetiaroa Island by sailing catamaran - from Tahiti

We meet at 5:45 am at the Papeete marina, and leave the dock at 6 am, where the local breakfast awaits you! Local Viennese pastries, fresh fruit, coffee or tea. After a 2-hour crossing, we start to catch sight of the island. An hour later we're there, and the dinghy landing on the island begins. Once disembarked, the hostess begins her guided walk to Bird Island, where the history and legends of Tetiaroa will no longer hold any secrets for you! You're free to explore the island, take photos, swim, sunbathe or take a siesta. Then it's back to the boat, where lunch awaits you: raw fish with Tahitian-style coconut milk, hot rice, tuna marinated on the barbecue with fruit juices, water and cold drinks. After lunch, we'll provide you with snorkeling equipment so you can swim along the reef and observe all the marine life. After swimming, return to the boat and depart for Tahiti. Before arriving, we'll treat you to a fruit salad and a glass of punch!

Bora Bora Adventure Day: 4X4 and Jet Ski with Lunch

4. Bora Bora Adventure Day: 4X4 and Jet Ski with Lunch

Begin your day of adventure on Bora Bora with pickup at your hotel or the cruise port; alternatively, meet your guide and group at Vaitape Pier. Climb into an open-sided 4x4 vehicle for a trip around the volcanic island on rugged mountain roads. Complete the entire 20 mile (32km) circumference of the island, listening to your guide's commentary on the way. Make stops at several lookout points, including Amanahune Bay, Faanui Canon, and East Matira. Snap photos of sweeping views and check out some rock formations made by Bora Bora's ancient caldera.  Stop at a local plantation to see tie-dye sarongs and coconut oil being produced, you'll also have the chance to sample some tropical fruits before heading to Bloody Mary's for lunch. This popular island hangout serves local delicacies as well as sandwiches, burgers, and seafood.  After lunch, get views of the island by sea on a two-hour jet ski tour. Explore the sparkling bays and get views of Mt. Otemanu, stopping on the way for a coconut husking demo and a chance to go swimming. End your tour with drop-off back at your hotel or the cruise port.

Tahiti Highlights Full Day Private Tour

5. Tahiti Highlights Full Day Private Tour

During your tour around Tahiti Island enjoy amazing views to the gorgeous lagoon, the coral reef's patches and the outstanding mountains. We will immerse into the rich tapestry of Tahitian history and traditions as you explore the sacred marae Arahurahu, a site of great importance to the local people. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and with views of the azure Pacific Ocean, the marae offers a tranquil and picturesque setting. Beautiful Maraa caves, is surrounded by lush vegetation and breathtaking scenery. The grotto is as cave, full of water, which spread the nice freshness during the hot day. When we approach Taharuu black sand surf beach, the sound of crashing waves and the salty breeze signal that you're about to enter a surf haven where the beauty of Tahiti meets the thrill of the ocean. Vaipahi Water Gardens offer an enchanting escape into a lush tropical haven. A true botanical paradise, the garden showcases the diverse flora of French Polynesia. Crystal-clear streams meander through the garden, creating a soothing symphony of flowing water. To make a break we will go for lunch into the restaurant of Paul Gauguin Museum with delicious local food and stunning ocean view. The restaurant will be a great starting point to drive to the isthmus between the two parts of Tahiti to explore Phaeton Bay, a famous South Pacific hurricane hole hiding dozens of cruising boats from all over the world. Taravao lookout, situated at Tahiti iti points in Tahiti offers breathtaking panoramic views of the lush landscapes with two parts of Tahit Nui island - Tahiti east coast and west coast. We can observe the road we are going to take to folow Tahitian curved east coast with marvelous ocean views. Following the north-east road, we will drive to impressive valley of three waterfalls, to get immersed into the atmosphere of old legends of Tiarei area and take pictures in front of big Faarumai waterfall. We will visit famous Arohoho blow hole, where the waves crash against the rugged coastline, water is forced through an underwater tunnel, creating a dramatic spray that shoots high into the air. The intensity of the blowhole's performance varies depending on the sea conditions, offering a unique show with each visit. During the visit of the famous black sand beach and public parc Venus point we will listen the stories about Captain’s Cook circumnavigations, the bread fruit and the Mutiny on the Bounty adventures, as also historical facts about Tahitian Royal dynasty Pomare, tattoo culture, arrival of great navigators to famous Matavai Bay. At the end of the Tour, we will bring you to a place of your choice!

Tahiti Classical Coastal Full Day Private Tour

6. Tahiti Classical Coastal Full Day Private Tour

We will pick you up at any place of your choice (airport, hotel, ship's dock, ferry dock, restaurant, beer bar, park, yacht club etc.) and will visit all the most beautiful and famous island's attractions (9-10 stops): - Papeete city and port viewpoint - Marae Arahurahu, ancient Polynesian open-air temple - Maraa caves - Taharuu black sand surf beach - Vapahi water garden - Tahiti Iti and Botanical garden lookout - Faone twin watrfall - Faarumai big waterfall - Venus point, historical spot - Tahara Papeete and Moorea view point Complete information about french Polynesian culture, history, religious and spirituality, traditions, mentality, arts, sports, education etc. is going to be presented during the Tour. Optionally, will be offered some local juices, coconuts, fruits, chips testing. Optionally, the lunch at delicious local restaurant with gorgeous view to Tahiti Iti will be offered at noon. At the end of the Tour, we will drop you off at a place of your choice!

Tahiti: Sea Scooter Snorkel Tour

7. Tahiti: Sea Scooter Snorkel Tour

Welcome on our new boat with a team of passionate professionals to discover the wonders of nature near Punaauia in Tahiti. With your Underwater Scooter, your guide will take you to meet the different species living in our clear waters. You will swim in shades of light blue full of tropical fishes, you will discover plane and boat wrecks as well as a beautiful coral garden. Your guide will assist you throughout your water scooter ride to show you the different aquatic creatures and help you find the most discreet ones like rays, turtles or small sharks. And if you're lucky, you may be able to spot the humpback whales in the area from July to November from the boat. This famous site that we will discover together, is called the Aquarium, it is inside the lagoon about 10 minutes of navigation from the starting point. It will be particularly suitable for people who suffer from seasickness since the waters are calm and protected.

Tahiti: Private Island Culture and Nature Highlights Tour

8. Tahiti: Private Island Culture and Nature Highlights Tour

Discover the tropical island of Tahiti on a private guided tour by car. Learn about this Pacific island on a tour that perfectly blends exploring nature and learning about the rich local cultural life, as well as the history of French Polynesia. Head out on your journey with a visit to Maraa Grotto. Stand in front of the lush and surreal grotto surrounded by green ferns. Watch the still turquoise freshwater and hear how Gaugin reportedly liked to swim here and use it as a bath tub. Next, visit the Water Gardens of Vaipahi. Smell the abundant tropical flowers and admire the lush natural landscape of water lilies and waterfalls. Continue on your route to see Tahitian surfers carving clean lines on the waves. Follow the road nestled between soaring mountains with majestic peaks and deep blue lagoons with still water. Arrive at a waterfall cascading near the road, making it easily accessible for anyone to enjoy. Then, visit Point Venus Beach, the historic landing site of many famous explorers such as Captain Cook and Captain William Bligh. It is the place where some of the most important events of Polynesian history took place. Here, see the Bounty Monument, a plaque to commemorate the departure point for the mutinous crew of HMS Bounty on their journey to Pitcairn Island. Learn about the replica of Captain Cook's fort, built on the site of Cook's original landing, and the old lighthouse. Finally, head back to your starting point.

Tahiti island: 4 hours Snorkeling Tour

9. Tahiti island: 4 hours Snorkeling Tour

We will start the day with the observation of spinner dolphins and their ballet of aerial pirouettes. Then we will make a first snorkeling stop at the aquarium site, where we will be able to observe submerged plane and boat wrecks, as well as an office and a large coral heart. You will find yourself surrounded by clouds of tropical fish! Then we will head out into the ocean to a magnificent site with underwater freshwater springs and a spectacular coral garden! On this site we will also be able to swim among several sea turtles and get very close to them. Finally, we will stop on a splendid white sandbank in breathtaking turquoise water. You will see stingrays up close. It will be time to enjoy our famous homemade punch!

Moorea Highligts: Blue Laggon Shore Attractions and Lookouts

10. Moorea Highligts: Blue Laggon Shore Attractions and Lookouts

Discover Moorea beautiful island, driving along its blue lagoon, stopping at the magnificent viewpoint and testing its products. We will start in Vaiare Town with the exploring of Toatea viewpoint, offering an amazing view to the lagoon and Tahiti island, situated in front. Following the road through the little local villages to the Beautiful Cook's Bay, we will admire the mountainous landscapes. During the week time, we will visit the Rotui juice factory to pamper ourselves with the testing of delicious local drinks, including a variety of liquors. We will drive along the impressive "pineapple road", admiring the green fields of pineapples, that cover the hills and the valleys of Moorea. Our destination will be the Belvedere of Moorea - the lookout with a breathtaking view on the Cooks bay and Oponohu bay and the impressive Rotui mountain. After passing through the fertile Opunohu valley we will go up again to the Tropical Garden with an amazing view on the lagoon, followed by a visit of the vanilla plantation. This is a great place to taste the variety of the local jams, including the tiare flower jam, which amazes the visitors. The historical part of the tour cover the visit of the Robinson's cove, one of the most famous world anchorages for cruising boats with the monument to James Cook, a famous British captain and astronomer. Visiting a local pearl and ukulele shop, the port with the oldest South Pacific protestant church, and an ethnographic Tiki village will complete the picture of Polynesian Culture. All the most important geographical, historical, and cultural facts, legends, and stories will be presented during this tour. Your guide will tell you numerous stories, covering the mentality, the customs, the traditions and contemporary life of Polynesian people.

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Beautiful boat trip to see the rays and the black tip sharks where you can swim with them good and prepared our skipper excellent the visit to the beautiful coral gardens also the second part of the day off-road to see the beautiful island from above of bora bora

Super belle journée en bonne compagnie, autant en jeep qu'en jet ski, les gens sont formidables ont fait un travail exceptionnel et font attention à leur clientèle. Nous avons été très choyés de vous rencontrer. Merci encore

Great trip. Well organized, our guide was really very friendly and answered all questions and also told so much about the island and the inhabitants.

Unique experience! I recommend taking it on this page since it is much more expensive in hotels.

Great excursion!! Lots of fun and very informative!