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You won’t be surprised by all the things to do in Bora Bora from a cruise. After all, this French Polynesian cruise destination is one of the most stunning in the world, with its impossibly turquoise lagoons and its rich ecosystem perfect for coral reefs. Bora Bora shore excursions can be both relaxing and adventurous.
From your cruise to Bora Bora, head off road in a 4x4 for a more rugged take on the island. You’ll spend a half day driving along Matira Beach and scaling to the top of Mount Otemanu, which is a now dormant volcano, for an incredible view of Bora Bora below. Matira Beach is famous for its clear views, soft sand, and laid-back vibe, where bungalows stand on stilts along the waterfront.
Go snorkeling alongside stingrays and other tropical fish, or relax on the white sand beaches. Scuba diving and snorkeling are two of the most popular activities on Bora Bora shore excursions, combining the natural beauty of the island with plenty of activity.
Plus, a two-hour glass bottom boat tour is perfect for families or those who’d rather not get in the water, where lemon sharks and stingrays will float below you. Bora Bora by catamaran is another can’t-miss way to see the island, where cold drinks and breaks for snorkeling are all in a day’s work. After exploring lagoons and spotting sharks, you’re bound to be hungry, and a boat will whisk you away to a private island for a traditional Polynesian meal.
Whether by boat, catamaran, or bus, Bora Bora awaits with stunning views of corals and vibrant wildlife. It’s an outdoor destination where families can relax on the beach, or couples can spend romantic days exploring. The sunny, warm weather means you can enjoy Bora Bora year round.