by Virginia Hughes
We are travelling to Bora Bora on a cruise ship.
How do we visit the Lagoonarium?
Are there taxis at the Port that will take us there?
What is the average taxi price?
What is the cost to enter the Lagoonarium?
Bora Bora Island Guide's Response
The lagoonarium is located on the opposite side of Bora Bora to where you will arrive by cruise ship. To get there, they will pick you up by boat from the port (as long as they have a number of people booked in from the cruise ship).
The Lagoonarium is on an eastern motu (small island) near the St Regis resort, which is where the movie 'Couples retreat' was filmed. These eastern motus have fabulous views back to Mt Otemanu, and the boat trip is so scenic.
The Lagoonarium is a natural aquarium, where the sea life is captive in a small area of the lagoon. You can snorkel in the lagonarium under the supervision of wildlife guides.
Prices start from around $70US for a half day excursion, and go up to around $100US for a full day tour including lunch and time to relax at the beach. It would not be our first choice for how to spend a day in Bora Bora though.
We would recommend one of the circle island tours where you can experience the wild wonder of the clear, calm, beautiful lagoon. Snorkeling in the natural coral gardens is a must do Bora Bora activity. You can read about our favorite Bora Bora excursions on the lagoon, to help you choose what to do for your one day in Bora Bora.
There are tour and activity providers set up at the dock offering excursions to those coming off of the ship.
We have often walked off the ship and signed up to one of the tours on offer, and had a wonderful experience. Other times we have pre-arranged a tour.
There are always taxis at the port when a cruise ship is in. Taxis aren't expensive, since the island is small. So any distance you travel by taxi in Bora Bora will be generally between $10-$30USD.
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