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Activities in Bora Bora

Bora Bora tour and activity providers set up at the dock in Vaitape

Wondering what there is to do in Paradise? Here's the diverse range of Activities in Bora Bora! There's things to do for the adventurous at heart and for the romantic and relaxed vacation lover...and everything in between!

Many of the activities in Bora Bora are centered around it's turquoise lagoon, but there are also adventures to be had on Bora Bora land tours. Then there are romantic activities in Bora Bora especially for lovers, and adventurous activities for those seeking a once in a lifetime experience.

We also have a list of the best things to do in Bora Bora! Below is detailed information on activities in Bora Bora if you want a quick overview, head to our information on Bora Bora activities page. Since you are coming to the tropics, it is good to know wet weather activities in Bora Bora, just in case! And here's all the free things to do in Bora Bora.

Bora Bora Tours

If you want something to tempt you off of your sun lounge and your beautiful resort, there are a number of half day and full day Bora Bora tours are available. These activities in Bora Bora will take you to places around the island you otherwise would not get to, and they give you some Polynesian history and experiences. Here is more information about the land tours available in Bora Bora, and the water tours in Bora Bora.

Land activities

There are Bora Bora land tours that take you up into the center of the island in a 4x4 island tour. Hiking in Bora Bora is a great way to get among the verdant mountainside, and find out about the Polynesian history Bora Bora.  You can even forage for wild food along the way on the Valley of the Kings walk.

Many Bora Bora attractions can be seen by hiring a car or bike and touring around the circle island road independently. Check out the Bora Bora map to plan your journey, and read about getting around Bora Bora to understand this unique island.

Land Activities in Bora Bora

4WD excursions

ATV Quad tour

Bike riding

Circle island tour



Motu picnic

Photo tours

Tahitian Dancing

WWII relics

Water activities

Most of the activities in Bora Bora center around its stunning lagoon. We recommend that everyone takes a circle island tour by boat to fully appreciate the spectacular scenery from every angle. The Bora Bora water excursions take you to coral gardens in the turquoise lagoon for spectacular Bora Bora snorkeling. The Bora Bora snorkeling excursions also include shark and ray feeding. Read about our favorite Bora Bora excursion if you want to know who to book with! The best lagoon tours always include a Motu picnic. One of the most well known tour providers in Bora Bora is Moana Adventure tours. Their newest tour is the Bora Bora romantic tour, which is highly recommended if you are wanting a more romantic experience on the water.

Snorkeling is our no. 1 activity in Bora Bora, so if you are new to snorkeling, read our snorkeling for beginners article. When my mother first came here, she had to learn how to snorkel, so we have compiled tips that she recommends from her experience to snorkeling beginners. Since snorkeling is so important on a Bora Bora vacation, we talk about the resorts with the best snorkeling and what the snorkeling is like at each of the Bora Bora resorts.

You can also hire a boat yourself to cruise around the lagoon. Here's where to find the best snorkeling in Bora Bora. As most of the beaches around Bora Bora are private, you will want to throw anchor near the beautiful public beach, Matira beach.

If you want to venture under the lagoon, one of the Bora Bora scuba diving companies can take you to the many Bora Bora diving locations which include lagoon, pass and ocean dives.

How about a sailing Tahiti adventure? This is the perfect place to jump on a yacht, and cruise the surrounding islands.

Water activities in Bora Bora


Circle island tour


Glass bottom Boat tour

Helmet diving (Aquasafari)

Hobie Cat

Jet ski tours

Kite surfing

Lagoon cruise

Lagoonarium tour

Manta ray tours

Marine biologist tour

Motu picnic


Photo tours

Sailing Bora Bora lagoon

Shark and Ray feeding


Sports fishing

Stand up paddle boarding

Submarine tour

Sunset Cruise

Turtle tours

Underwater scooter

Whale watching

Hotel Activities in Bora Bora

Here are  activities at the Bora Bora resorts:

Bora Bora beaches

If you want to laze at the beach, have a cold beer, some local tucker and do as the locals do, head to Matira beach and see why this beach is often voted best beach in the world. It is one of the beautiful Bora Bora beaches.

Many activity providers are based out of Matira beach, so you might find yourself booking a jet ski excursion or signing up to a diving lesson.

There are a number of restaurants, cafes and shops around the Matira beach area, so it is easy to spend the day here.

Romantic activities in Bora Bora

Through your Resort you can organise a number of romantic gestures for during your stay, especially if you are a guest at the St Regis Resort, as they have a romance butler! if you are staying in an Over Water Bungalow, organize a breakfast delivery by canoe for a Polynesian experience that you will remember for the rest of your lives.

The Bora Bora spas offer luxurious pampering in tropical surrounds, so this is a very essential romantic activity in Bora Bora. The spas here are unlike any others we have experienced. The Intercontinental Thalasso Deep Ocean spa has particularly special treatments with mineral rich deep ocean water.

Want a souvenir that is unique to Tahiti and utterly romantic? Take your honey shopping in Bora Bora for Tahitian black pearl jewelry. This is a perfect keepsake to remember your Bora Bora vacation. There a pearl shops in Vaitape, the town center on Bora Bora, and also at some of the luxurious resorts. Tahia Pearls at the Intercontinental Thalasso has particularly spectacular designs. If you want to know how to choose your pearls, read this essential information before buying a Tahiti black pearl.

Are you planning on getting married in Bora Bora? There could be no more romantic activity than saying "I do" in beautiful Bora Bora. We talk about the facilities and location at each resort, to help you choose your destination wedding resort in Bora Bora.

Maybe you are going to propose while you are in Bora Bora, here are proposal ideas and locations for this special moment.

Shopping in Bora Bora

There are a variety of shops to peruse in the main town of Vaitape. Pick up a pareo, some monoi oil, a t-shirt and home-wares to take home to remember your vacation.

Shopping in Vaitape town

Adventures in the Air

Want to see the island from the air? Book a Bora Bora Helicopter tour to see all the lagoons colors from the air. Circle around Mt Otemanu and sweep past the over-water bungalows. Make sure you bring your camera!

There could not be a more beautiful place to skydive in the world! Sky diving is available in Bora Bora through Skydive Tahiti. Packages are available for 2 x tandem jumps, for couples from $250USD, and includes video and photos. You will need to organize your jump ahead of time, as they Skydive Tahiti is based out of Moorea.

Eating in Bora Bora

Food, is there anything better in life? There are some amazing Polynesian dishes to try while you are in Bora Bora. Here are the places to eat in Bora Bora.

Bora Bora events

Check the events calender to see if you will be here for a special cultural event. You might be lucky enough to see the strong Polynesians paddle in the Bora Bora liquid festival, or experience the dancing, arts and crafts during the Heiva festival.

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