The Best Bora Bora Excursions

Private motu Bora BoraRelaxing on a private Bora Bora motu

Whether you are a 'water baby' or not, the best Bora Bora excursions are on the lagoon.

Once you see the clear, turquoise Bora Bora lagoon and feel it's sensuous temperature on your skin, you will understand what makes Bora Bora vacations so memorable. The colorful marine life in the lagoon adds adventure.

The surrounding scenery will enhance the fun of your water activities. Exquisite, white sandy motus, crowned with emerald green palms, are dotted around the blue lagoon. And stunning views of Bora Bora Island and Mount Otemanu provide an ever-changing, dramatic backdrop to Bora Bora activities.

Some of the locals excel at proudly showing off this paradise (where they actually live!) by offering the best Bora Bora excursions for introducing visitors to Polynesian life.

Our tour guide, Marona, serenading us with the ukelele

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In Bora Bora you will see romantic outrigger canoes skimming across the Bora Bora lagoon. The best Bora Bora lagoon excursions take place in a traditional style outrigger canoe - though they now use a motor!

Lagoon Tours & Circle Island Excursions

Polynesians give the best Bora Bora excursions. Their gracious charm, quick wit and flexibility create a feeling of being shown around by a friend. We love taking a Circle Island tour with stops at coral gardens for some of the best snorkeling in Bora Bora, shark and ray watching, and a visit to a motu. On the way back, you can lie on the front of the boat to sun-bake, with the spectacular scenery moving past.

Motu Home Visit

On a Bora Bora lagoon excursion with motu stop you can enjoy time on an outer lagoon motu. You are treated to taste sweet succulent island fruit. You can enjoy this juicy snack under the plaited palm shelter, sun bake on the sand or take a dip in the shallow water around.

Marona's little motu home
Is this most scenic bathroom in the world?

Bora Bora Snorkeling Outside the Reef

Do you dare get in to the water out here?

Ask your guide to take you outside the reef for a plunge into the crystal clear, royal blue ocean. You won't find this amazing transparent blue in a box of crayolas! It seems like you can see forever, as you watch graceful sharks gliding about in their deep water-world. On my first visit to Bora Bora, I decided to take a stingray and shark watching tour while my boyfriend went diving. The Polynesian guide gave me the confidence to experience being in the water with the sharks. (I'm the type who won't go on a roller coaster.) Now when I see people stay in the boat I know the pleasure they're missing.

Best Bora Bora Excursions include a Motu Picnic

Motu Picnic stop

You can also book a picnic tour tailored to your wishes. The Bora Bora excursion you choose will pick you up from your Bora Bora resort and escort you around the lagoon to the Bora Bora activities of your choice. If you booked one of these tours with a motu picnic, at lunch time you will bask in warm island hospitality. You will be taken to a private motu for a delicious picnic lunch of grilled mahi mahi, poisson cru, grilled yams, fresh fruit and coconut bread, served on a plate of hand-woven leaves.

You will want to know how to say 'Mauru'uru' to thank your host for entertaining you on one of the best Bora Bora excursions there is.

Plan your Bora Bora Excursions

In busy periods the best Bora Bora excursions are quickly booked out. Put a little time into planning your Bora Bora vacations to make sure you can enjoy the Bora Bora activities you want to do most. Check how the Bora Bora weather might affect your excursion choices and find out the best time to go to Bora Bora (for you).

We've put together Bora Bora excursion tips from our many experiences on Bora Bora excursions.

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