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When visiting French Polynesia, let Moorea shore excursions show you that there’s more to the island than gorgeous white-sand beaches, balmy tropical breezes, and vibrantly blue sea views. There’s no doubt that the French Polynesian islands are a dream come true for beach lovers and sun worshippers. However, you’ll be pleased to find that Moorea shore excursions also offer exciting options that take you above and beyond the beaches.
For eco-friendly shore excursions, Moorea is perfectly situated to provide sailing adventures that capture your interests. Learn about the geology and evolution of the islands as you speed along the sea searching for wild dolphins on a tour led by a marine biologist. You may even be lucky enough to spot a school of spinner dolphins frolicking as you cruise along and hearing about marine life around the island waters. If snorkeling is a preferred activity, book a sail-and-snorkel tour that includes a swim and snorkel with (or without) stingrays, then cruises on to let you languish in a lovely lagoon for a refreshing dip in turquoise waters.
For pure luxury and relaxation while in this South Pacific cruise port, book Moorea shore excursions to set sail on a catamaran that takes you around the northern coast of the island toward the picturesque bays of Cook and Opunohu. As you skim along the turquoise waters while sipping a tropical drink, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales. Have your camera ready to capture the exquisite scenery as you pass mountains peaks, green valleys, rainforests, and pineapple plantations. Another excursion takes you on a sail, snorkel, and swim adventure that includes a fabulous seaside picnic lunch as you cruise to Motu Beach.
Longing for an active island adventure while on your cruise to Moorea? Try a vigorous hike into the island’s wilderness on the Three Coconut Trails. As you trek over Moorea’s mountains, ridges, and rainforest, you’ll see the island’s variety of birds, wildlife, and plant life. Take in spectacular views of Moorea and its two bays from your high-up vantage point at Belvedere Lookout, and feel the peace and serenity of the moment in one of the most magnificent places on planet Earth.
Experience Polynesian culture on a tour that includes a visit to Tiki Village, where you’ll see a replica of Gauguin’s Maison du Jouir. Stop at an ancient sacred site (marae) and pass through local districts on the way to a panoramic view of the island from Belvedere Lookout.