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Tahiti (Papeete) Island Tour Excursion Reviews

Tahiti (Papeete) Island Tour cruise excursion
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Spend a day seeing the island's outlying sights and a bit of old Polynesia away from Papeete's bustle.
Member Image ONANISLE
1 review
Apr 2016
Post cruise tour of Tahiti as there is an 11 hour difference between ship returning to Tahiti and Air Tahiti departure to LAX
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Provider: Windstar Cruises
Member Image dbits
5 reviews
Apr 2016
Driver unfortunately was a mission to downgrade the French government, and brag about her work with the local pregnant teenage girls.
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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image Fear-the-turtle
7 reviews
Mar 2016
We shared a rental car with our friends, necessitating a hot and humid walk to the Avis office and a wait behind several others. We intended to get out of Papeete as quickly as possible, following a Fodor driving tour. We made several stops, including the black sand beach and lighthouse at Pt. Venus, blowholes, waterfalls, lookout views, gardens, and grottos over the course of five hours. While not as pretty as the other two islands, Tahiti still is gorgeously green and mountainous, but also more crowded. We returned the car with enough spare time to hunt down wifi (a challenge, but we found an internet café at a shopping center whose name started with a “V” near the ship), connect online for an hour, and then try to spend our remaining Central Pacific Francs at the now-closing local market.
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Provider: Rented a car with Avis. Self-drive.
Member Image Chris555
6 reviews
Oct 2015
At 7am the bus loaded. I guess everyone was anxious to “get going”. The excursion tour of the island was very nice. Evon and Evette were our driver and tour guide. She was very funny. We drove to Jardin Botanical Garden, about 60 km and turned around. Evette pointed out every church, school, beach, fence or interesting building along the way. We stopped at the black sand beach, fern caves, waterfall, marae, and botanical garden. We then drove through a little bit of Papette downtown. A little bit is all you need to see.
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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image Michaele
1 review
May 2015
Excellent lady driver very amusing
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image Lou E
1 review
Apr 2015
Tried to save money and by-pass ship tour... Four hour tour of island turned into 6 hours most of which was stopping for folks to go into stores to buy drinks and food. Tour guide seldom said anything about what we were seeing, just let us out of the bus...
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image gerranium20
1 review
Apr 2015
not too much to see in Papeete. Paid $ US 50.00. We booked the tour form one of teh tour operators on the wharf .Airconditioned bus, good commentary . Not too much to see . we stopped off at a light house and beach whihc was black in sand colour .
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Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Member Image giraffegirl
3 reviews
Feb 2015
As has been said by numerous others, this is the tour to take if you are a first time visitor to Tahiti. The air conditioned bus was comfortable. The stop at John Norman Hall's home/museum was quite long. The lunch was quite good. The visit to the Tahiti museum was really good, but could have been a little longer.
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Member Image cruzcpl
1 review
Oct 2013

Tahiti is the biggest and main island of French Polynesia, it is French so THAT was depressing. The port is in a small city with traffic and a blend of nice people and ... French - they have attitudes. Prices were notably high for the tourists, roads were busy (traffic) even well outside the city, and the city is depressing. Island scenery is as beautiful as you'd expect, many roads not maintained, locals appear to be trashing the place - poor and associated issues. It is NOT the tropical paradise you expect ... go to Bora Bora for that. It is where past explorers landed including the Bounty, which is why it is famous. Beautiful people and hospitality of the past is ... history. People work and tourists are to be exploited. Still, it IS a famous place to say you've been to ... but visit Bora Bora, THAT is what you are looking for.

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Provider: Bus at the dock
Member Image Act 3
4 reviews
Not Rated
Aug 2013

The last day we had a limited tour prior to our flight back to the states. We made several stops (scenic waterfalls; home of author of Mutiny on the Bounty; etc.) An extra freebee from Paul Gauguin

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Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises
Member Image memeswim
2 reviews
Jul 2013

We rent car an see a lots of things all around on this Island . Before we went on the tourist desk peoples gave us all interest points to go an they where very helpful.

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Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises
Member Image ppcp
6 reviews
Apr 2013
Was OK. We only did half of the Island. Would have preferred to see more of the island rather than an historic house. Most of the town was closed down as it was a sunday. Would do a different tour next time.
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image BudinFla
20 reviews
Mar 2013
Just an average tour. Nothing special. Would not do again
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Provider: Vistors center at port
Member Image SimmonsCrew7
1 review
Oct 2011

A much more "financial district" feel to the island. There is a lot of graffiti as you travel around the town.

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Provider: Princess Cruises

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