Looking for adventure in Bora Bora? Look no further than Moana Adventure Tours (warning: this post is picture heavy, but I assure you, it’s worth it).
Our day with them provided the perfect amount of excitement and thrill, in a completely relaxing atmosphere. This is part of what makes Bora Bora so amazing – you can lounge outside of your overwater bungalow, bask in the sun, get lost in the shades of turquoise and blue, but still feel the rush of hot air in your hair as you fly over the crystal clear waters on a jet ski.
With Moana Adventure Tours’ luxurious cap camarat boat, visitors can sail around Bora Bora’s enchanting lagoon in private – stopping to jump off and explore the coral gardens, with its excess of bright fish, before continuing into shallow waters and swimming with eagle rays and sharks. Watch as all the large boats packed with people arrive in the distance while you’re alone with your significant other (and wonderful guide, of course). It’s a truly intimate experience! When you’re done with the rays and smaller sharks, hop back on the boat and sail out of Bora Bora’s lagoon, past the reef and into the deep waters just outside. There, you’ll jump in (if you dare!) – with 6-foot lemon sharks!
Here are the details from our day…
Moana Adventure Tours picked us up right at the Four Seasons’ dock – easy.
I was in love with our boat. And I hate boats.
From there, we sailed around the lagoon until we reached Bora Bora’s coral gardens. The scenery was fantastic! I was in love with the view from our resort and bungalows, but don’t underestimate the fantasticalness in LEAVING the resort and SEEING MORE of what this beautiful island has to offer!
Once we arrived at the coral gardens, there were a number of other tours there, and I LOVED being the only ones on ours. We could do whatever we wanted, and our guide was truly spectacular.
Into the water we went (note the heart below):
We left the coral gardens just as the huge crowds started to arrive. We set off to another spot in the lagoon that has eagle rays and sharks roaming around.
Once again, we left just as the big, crowded tours arrived. Next, we set out, past the reefs that make Bora Bora’s calm lagoon, and into the ocean.
Our guide pointed out these massive sharks below, and my jaw literally dropped when he told us we were going to get in with them. Terrifying.
We had lunch on the main island of Bora Bora, at the famous Bloody Mary’s – an all sand-floored restaurant that serves burgers and fries.
Then, it was off to jet ski. I have to admit, I’m a little terrified of jet skiing. Okay, make that a lot terrified. I went once in Hilton Head YEARS ago and swore never again. I knew Josh would love it, due to its fast speed, and well, I caved. For him.
We had a different guide for this excursion than our morning one, and he was no less fabulous. He definitely made safety a priority and I never once felt unsafe (well, except for the fact that I thought I would fall, which wasn’t his fault, but my own fear). He made us well prepared for the event that if one of us did fall, we’d be safe. But we never did. We remained firmly planted on our jet ski as we went around the entire island, and for those who are scared, like myself, Bora Bora makes the perfect jet ski destination, because the lagoon is SO CALM.
We really got to see all the different shades of blue – from the dark, deep water to the most shallow, clear, mesmerizing turquoise.
I drove for a little bit, so we could go slow, but we ended up going TOO slow, so we switched. Josh ended up driving the rest of the time and I held on for dear life, thankful for my GoPro so I could close my eyes and watch the video later – ha!
We found some really unique spots, where we parked our jet ski and jumped in!
I particularly loved the coconut demonstration our guide gave us! After going for a swim, we road to another location where we were taken to a little hut. There, our guide taught us how to crack a coconut and extract it’s milk!
We continued our course around the entire island until we made the full circle.
I’m so glad we did this excursion, as the whole island is just not something we’d otherwise see from being at our resort.
We made it back to our hotel by late afternoon, absolutely exhausted from our day of adventure, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
This post is long enough, so instead of embedding our video below, click here to view it!
Heading to Bora Bora? Be sure to book with Moana Adventure Tours here!
We received a discount for review purposes, however, my love for adventure and unbelievably clear crystal blue waters comes naturally. Our tour really was that spectacular. Thank you, Moana Adventure Tours, for a wonderful day!