18 Raiatea Cruise Reviews

Nice trip rive trip highlighted by our guide Tihoti. Tihoti is pure Tahitian, covered with tattoos. His insight into the Tahitian way of life wonderful. Do not miss this trip if he is your guide.
Nice trip rive trip highlighted by our guide Tihoti. Tihoti is pure Tahitian, covered with tattoos. His insight into the Tahitian way of life wonderful. Do not miss this trip if he is your guide. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
WE WENT FAR UP A JUNGLE RIVER IN RAIATEA AND THEN WE WENT TO A PRIVATE MOTU FOR SOME BEACH TIME
WE WENT FAR UP A JUNGLE RIVER IN RAIATEA AND THEN WE WENT TO A PRIVATE MOTU FOR SOME BEACH TIME Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Hire a car or a scooter and drive around the island. It's a great place to explore. You can drive half the island before lunch, return to the boat for lunch and then drive the other half in the afternoon.
Hire a car or a scooter and drive around the island. It's a great place to explore. You can drive half the island before lunch, return to the boat for lunch and then drive the other half in the afternoon. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Wonderful wonderful place. Great welcome hula show right outside the ship. Free tasting of local food. We took the $25 boat to a little island called Motu. There we experienced great snorkelling. Highly recommended.
Wonderful wonderful place. Great welcome hula show right outside the ship. Free tasting of local food. We took the $25 boat to a little island called Motu. There we experienced great snorkelling. Highly recommended. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Lush foliage and flowers, beautiful views, great roads. Bit of a town by the pier (get wine at the Champions grocery). Great place to rent a car and circle 'round the island (about 3.5 hours).
Lush foliage and flowers, beautiful views, great roads. Bit of a town by the pier (get wine at the Champions grocery). Great place to rent a car and circle 'round the island (about 3.5 hours). Read Less
Sail Date January 2014
Tahaa was day two and the ship organises the passengers to transfer to a gorgeous Motu for lunch & drinks, swimming , snorkelling etc. It was fantastic and the reason we did this cruise. Absolutely amazing water
Tahaa was day two and the ship organises the passengers to transfer to a gorgeous Motu for lunch & drinks, swimming , snorkelling etc. It was fantastic and the reason we did this cruise. Absolutely amazing water Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
The marae is definitely interesting to visit. We had 30 minutes there, could have used more. But it takes at least 30 minutes to get there. We took the "school bus tour" - an open sided vehicle which we booked dockside. The ... Read More
The marae is definitely interesting to visit. We had 30 minutes there, could have used more. But it takes at least 30 minutes to get there. We took the "school bus tour" - an open sided vehicle which we booked dockside. The downtown area has a nice square where there is an excellent dance show upon ship's arrival. There are also some very nice boutiques. This is the place to buy black pearls. Also a good place to purchase leis, floral crowns, and flower arrangements. Read Less
Sail Date October 2011
Beautiful Island. We did the Faaroa River and Island Exploration 4X4. Best of both worlds and a good time
Beautiful Island. We did the Faaroa River and Island Exploration 4X4. Best of both worlds and a good time Read Less
Sail Date August 2011
You don't go to Tahiti for the towns; you go for the beaches, resorts and the water. We did a pearl farm tour at my partner's request. I wasn't over enthused about doing this tour but ended up enjoying it very much. It ... Read More
You don't go to Tahiti for the towns; you go for the beaches, resorts and the water. We did a pearl farm tour at my partner's request. I wasn't over enthused about doing this tour but ended up enjoying it very much. It really was very interesting and I can recommend it. Read Less
Sail Date May 2011
Market shopping again, beautiful hand carved objects, went to a Motu for swimming & snorkeling, warm & wonderful.
Market shopping again, beautiful hand carved objects, went to a Motu for swimming & snorkeling, warm & wonderful. Read Less
Sail Date March 2011
The ship actually anchors near Motu Mahana, the cruise line's private island in the vicinity of Taha'a, which in turn is the sister island of Raiatea. We booked the "Coral Garden Drift Snorkel" excursion on the ship. ... Read More
The ship actually anchors near Motu Mahana, the cruise line's private island in the vicinity of Taha'a, which in turn is the sister island of Raiatea. We booked the "Coral Garden Drift Snorkel" excursion on the ship. For experienced snorkelers, this is a great experience. A couple of boats picked up the group directly from the ship. We were dropped off at a small island and walked for a few minutes to the head of a pass through the reef. The guide collected our reef shoes, and we drifted single-file through the narrow pass over the corral. Those who wanted had the opportunity to repeat the process, and there was also time fo additional snorkeling at the end. The corral and the fish were exceptionally colorful and diverse. However, the current is quite strong in places, and the water gets very shallow if you miss a turn and are pushed outside the curvy passage. In this case, the cruise line really means it when it discourages novices from signing up. We ate lunch on the Motu, where the cruise line serves a nice buffet. Bar service, a massage tent and the ship's kayaks are also available. Read Less
Sail Date January 2011
We went on the motorized outrigger canoe and 4x4 tour. The canoe tour was nice. You go up the river which is not very deep and then come back out. The 4x4 was ok but the guide didn't speak English very well. We ended up speaking
We went on the motorized outrigger canoe and 4x4 tour. The canoe tour was nice. You go up the river which is not very deep and then come back out. The 4x4 was ok but the guide didn't speak English very well. We ended up speaking French. Read Less
Sail Date March 2010

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