Explore Bora Bora by land and sea is full of fantastic photo ops! Start with a 4WD tour by open-air safari truck that circles the volcanic island, stopping at several lookout points along the way. After lunch at Bloody Mary’s, hop on a boat for a Bora Bora lagoon cruise over coral gardens and snorkel to observe stingrays and black-tip reef sharks. You’ll learn about the local culture from your guides throughout the day.
After morning pickup from Vaitape Pier or your Bora Bora hotel, start your full-day combo tour with a 4WD safari in an open-sided truck, which easily scales mountain roads to several viewpoints along the way.A professional guide takes you around the 20-mile (32-km) circumference of the island and stops at East Matira, Faanui Canon and Amanahune Bay lookouts with postcard-perfect views, including a panorama of the sparkling Bora Bora lagoon. Learn about the military artifacts left behind by US troops after WWII, and discover volcanic rock formations from the island’s ancient caldera.You’ll also observe the production of coconut oil and tie-dye sarongs by local artisans at a crafts workshop, and sample tropical fruits at a small plantation.Satisfy your appetite with lunch at Bloody Mary’s, an iconic restaurant popular for its food and atmosphere. Relax under the thatched roof amid a kitschy interior of tiki torches and palm-trunk seats while feasting on a menu of seafood, burgers, sandwiches and local specials.Later, you are transferred to your boat for the afternoon cruise portion of your tour. Settle under the sunshade or on the sundeck as your captain navigates to a calm lagoon where you can snorkel in waist-deep water and observe stingrays or simply them from the boat if you prefer.After snorkeling, you’re taken to another spot where black-tip reef sharks glide past your vessel. Follow up at a final snorkeling spot over colorful corals teeming with tropical fish. After your search for ‘Nemo’ is over, end your day trip with the return to your Bora Bora hotel.