Bora Bora Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Some of the most amazing scenery lies beneath the surface of Bora Bora lagoon waiting to be discovered. It is home to hundreds of dazzling tropical fish species.
They were great.
They were great. We made 4 stops. Saw three different types of rays. 6 of us on boat. Excursion was slightly cheaper than PG offering.
They were great. We made 4 stops. Saw three different types of rays. 6 of us on boat. Excursion was slightly cheaper than PG offering. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises
Simon provided an excellent tour.
Simon provided an excellent tour. We were the only snorkelers in a cove that he likes to visit. Great coral and fish. We also took his boat around the lagoon and saw all of Bora Bora.
Simon provided an excellent tour. We were the only snorkelers in a cove that he likes to visit. Great coral and fish. We also took his boat around the lagoon and saw all of Bora Bora. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
We waded with sharks and stingrays.
We waded with sharks and stingrays. Snorkeling equipment was provided, but water was only waist deep. Then we went to a private island and had a picnic. Very nice
We waded with sharks and stingrays. Snorkeling equipment was provided, but water was only waist deep. Then we went to a private island and had a picnic. Very nice Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Marona was a great guide who serenaded guests accompanying himself on the ukulele and took us to ...
Marona was a great guide who serenaded guests accompanying himself on the ukulele and took us to his private island home for refreshments on the half day tour on an outrigger boat. We booked in advance with an independent operator online ... Read More
Marona was a great guide who serenaded guests accompanying himself on the ukulele and took us to his private island home for refreshments on the half day tour on an outrigger boat. We booked in advance with an independent operator online and paid double the price charged on the day. Snorkeling with sting rays and reef sharks was good but a little scary when they swam underneath you. The coral is not very colourful as the reef has degraded but there are some lovely fish. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Small motor boat took us to 3 Snorkeling spots.
Small motor boat took us to 3 Snorkeling spots. Loved the tour guide. A native of the island, he dove down to look for fish and point things out. We say many wonderful fish. The only drawback was the exit out of and entry onto the boat: ... Read More
Small motor boat took us to 3 Snorkeling spots. Loved the tour guide. A native of the island, he dove down to look for fish and point things out. We say many wonderful fish. The only drawback was the exit out of and entry onto the boat: for seniors it was a challenge. Next time I'd check out the type of boat before booking. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Snorkeling was wonderful, but once again it was very very crowded.
Snorkeling was wonderful, but once again it was very very crowded. Lot of fish, stingrays and sharks.
Snorkeling was wonderful, but once again it was very very crowded. Lot of fish, stingrays and sharks. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Snorkeled with stingrays and black-tipped sharks.
Snorkeled with stingrays and black-tipped sharks. Also saw more fish than we'd ever seen in our lives. The colors and clarity of the water in the Bora Bora lagoon are unmatched anywhere in the world, so this is the one thing you ... Read More
Snorkeled with stingrays and black-tipped sharks. Also saw more fish than we'd ever seen in our lives. The colors and clarity of the water in the Bora Bora lagoon are unmatched anywhere in the world, so this is the one thing you absolutely MUST do while in the Society Islands. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
The BEST snorkeling, coral gardens, and shark encounter I experienced on 5 different islands.
The BEST snorkeling, coral gardens, and shark encounter I experienced on 5 different islands. Puresnorkeling.com is the absolute BEST.
The BEST snorkeling, coral gardens, and shark encounter I experienced on 5 different islands. Puresnorkeling.com is the absolute BEST. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Did the Combo Snorkel and JetSki and it was excellent value for money
Did the Combo Snorkel and JetSki and it was excellent value for money
Did the Combo Snorkel and JetSki and it was excellent value for money Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
Just the most beautiful, memorable day.
Just the most beautiful, memorable day. Stopped at lots of places to play with stingrays, catch octopuses, snorkel, enjoy unbelievable scenery and swim in crystal clear waters.
Just the most beautiful, memorable day. Stopped at lots of places to play with stingrays, catch octopuses, snorkel, enjoy unbelievable scenery and swim in crystal clear waters. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Small group experience (8 people) allowed for going to sites that were not crowded providing a ...
Small group experience (8 people) allowed for going to sites that were not crowded providing a great experience.
Small group experience (8 people) allowed for going to sites that were not crowded providing a great experience. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
WOW!!
WOW!! Does not even begin to describe this outing. Price was $205pp for 7 of us to have a full day private tour in a nicely equipped speed boat (minimized transit times). David, our guide, started off by asking us "What we wanted ... Read More
WOW!! Does not even begin to describe this outing. Price was $205pp for 7 of us to have a full day private tour in a nicely equipped speed boat (minimized transit times). David, our guide, started off by asking us "What we wanted to see." We snorkeled at 6 different locations inside and outside the lagoon. We went to one site for fishes (including barracuda and eels), one for Manta Rays, one outside the reef for coral and sharks, one for spotted Eagle Rays, and two for coral formations. One called "The Wreck" had the best coral formation I've seen. Our lunch included wine and beer and soda served on tables in knee deep water. Wow, what a day. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Amazing experience swimming with the sharks and stingrays
Amazing experience swimming with the sharks and stingrays
Amazing experience swimming with the sharks and stingrays Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
Excellent snorkeling with easy access on and off the boat.
Excellent snorkeling with easy access on and off the boat. Fun swimming with sharks and rays. Short visit to a motu for fresh fruits.
Excellent snorkeling with easy access on and off the boat. Fun swimming with sharks and rays. Short visit to a motu for fresh fruits. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
Best snorkeling we have ever done.
Best snorkeling we have ever done.
Best snorkeling we have ever done. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
best lagoon snorkeling!
best lagoon snorkeling!
best lagoon snorkeling! Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises
We went to 4 different snorkeling areas: lots of fish and a huge moray eel, a coral garden, swim ...
We went to 4 different snorkeling areas: lots of fish and a huge moray eel, a coral garden, swim with eagle rays, snorkel in deeper water with manta rays
We went to 4 different snorkeling areas: lots of fish and a huge moray eel, a coral garden, swim with eagle rays, snorkel in deeper water with manta rays Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises
We went on the 3/4 day lagoon and lunch tour.
We went on the 3/4 day lagoon and lunch tour. The famous Patrick is a very engaging guide, the snorkeling was great, and lunch was fabulous.
We went on the 3/4 day lagoon and lunch tour. The famous Patrick is a very engaging guide, the snorkeling was great, and lunch was fabulous. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
We went on a snorkeling safari and had a wonderful time.
We went on a snorkeling safari and had a wonderful time. We saw black tipped sharks (got a great picture) and more string rays. The water was so beautiful and our guide was amazing.
We went on a snorkeling safari and had a wonderful time. We saw black tipped sharks (got a great picture) and more string rays. The water was so beautiful and our guide was amazing. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
An amazing day of being well cared for while seeing the most beautiful sights imaginable!
An amazing day of being well cared for while seeing the most beautiful sights imaginable! Can't say enough good things about the nice people who provided us with a truly unforgettable experience.
An amazing day of being well cared for while seeing the most beautiful sights imaginable! Can't say enough good things about the nice people who provided us with a truly unforgettable experience. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Do get up early to watch sail in; this is an extremely beautiful island.
Do get up early to watch sail in; this is an extremely beautiful island. We tendered here, and that was a mess. We had been told tender tickets would be available at “x” time, so that’s when we went, only to learn people had lined ... Read More
Do get up early to watch sail in; this is an extremely beautiful island. We tendered here, and that was a mess. We had been told tender tickets would be available at “x” time, so that’s when we went, only to learn people had lined up almost an hour earlier (lesson noted for the next day!!). So we ended up waiting an hour for a tender. We had pre-booked Reef Discovery Pure Snorkeling (gear and water/soda/fruit drinks provided), and they waited the extra 20 minutes for us (obviously, they know cruise ship and tender procedures). The boat held 8 of us + two guides who were professional, helpful, and fun. We were gone four hours and had four snorkel stops: manta rays, The Aquarium where we were given bread to attract the fish (and a reef shark and an unwelcomed barracuda), eagle rays (true to their name, they looked like they were flying), and the Coral Gardens. Guillaume was adept at finding eels and coaxing them out. Fabien showed us a seahorse, although it wasn’t anything like what we’re used to seeing. At each stop, fish were abundant, the gorgeously multi-hued water was warm, and boating past the resorts with the over-the-water bungalows was amazing. This was a spectacular excursion. Online, I had requested and was granted a drop-off at Matira Beach, but the guides must not have gotten the message, and we decided to get some lunch on the ship anyway. I wish we had insisted on the drop-off, for once we ate and took the tender back to the island, it was too unbearably hot and humid to even think about walking a beach, no matter that it was supposed to be amazingly beautiful. We found a restaurant a short walk from the pier that offered wifi with a meal purchase, but it was full with a wait list, so we returned to the ship. If you’re looking for wifi here, this restaurant is in a small strip of shops across from the church. Or you can take a taxi to Bloody Mary’s, but I imagine you’ll have to purchase something there as well. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was by far the best snorkeling we experienced!
This was by far the best snorkeling we experienced! Ben, our boat captain and guide, was friendly and knowledgeable. We stopped at 4 different sites and saw manta rays, eagle rays, beautiful coral and fish. Ben also pointed out a lot of ... Read More
This was by far the best snorkeling we experienced! Ben, our boat captain and guide, was friendly and knowledgeable. We stopped at 4 different sites and saw manta rays, eagle rays, beautiful coral and fish. Ben also pointed out a lot of the hotels/resorts around and other points of interest. He was happy to take pictures whenever you needed. The equipment was all top notch and Ben made sure to de-fog our masks every time before we went in the water. An overall excellent excursion and HIGHLY recommended! Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Snorkel and Stingray Excursion We took the morning excursion with Moana Adventures.
Snorkel and Stingray Excursion We took the morning excursion with Moana Adventures. The catamaran is large with bench seats facing forward. There were large stairs to get in and out of the water. What a special place. It really isn’t a ... Read More
Snorkel and Stingray Excursion We took the morning excursion with Moana Adventures. The catamaran is large with bench seats facing forward. There were large stairs to get in and out of the water. What a special place. It really isn’t a snorkel at the stingray location. YOU STAND up in 2 to 4 feet of water just wearing your reefwalkers/sandals in a sandy reef about 30 minutes from shore. A couple boats were already there feeding the rays and sharks. It was a fairly windy day so the waves would hit you if you weren’t watching. But it is such a unique experience to be able to touch the stingrays and view a shark within a few feet from where you stand. The barbs have been removed from the rays. The stingrays arrive immediately and stuck around the entire hour we were there. You could touch, kiss, swim with, take pictures with and pictures of the sea life as close as you wanted to get. At one point I counted 10 rays in one spot. It was amazing! The second snorkel stop was called Coral Garden. We were about a quarter mile from the fringing reef with huge waves constantly crashing over. The current was strong and seas choppy so I declined going in, but people said it was beautiful. On board the Captain served delicious local juices. (Later on Moorea we will visit the plantation where it is processed) A must see adventure!! Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Weather may have played a part.
Weather may have played a part. Lack of fish, but few variations in coral.
Weather may have played a part. Lack of fish, but few variations in coral. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We did the eco snorkel and were the only 2 on the tour that particular day.
We did the eco snorkel and were the only 2 on the tour that particular day. The gentleman who did the tour did a good job of pointing out coral and fish. The spot we went to had some marvelous coral and fish
We did the eco snorkel and were the only 2 on the tour that particular day. The gentleman who did the tour did a good job of pointing out coral and fish. The spot we went to had some marvelous coral and fish Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises