Tahiti (Papeete) Island Tour Excursion Reviews

Spend a day seeing the island's outlying sights and a bit of old Polynesia away from Papeete's bustle.
The sights were okay, but it was a long day and very hot for a transfer tour.
Sail Date: February 2019
The sights were okay, but it was a long day and very hot for a transfer tour. The hotel for food and drink was not adequately prepared for our large group and we could have used naps and showers and internet access at the hotel instead of ... Read More
The sights were okay, but it was a long day and very hot for a transfer tour. The hotel for food and drink was not adequately prepared for our large group and we could have used naps and showers and internet access at the hotel instead of confusion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
The tour was but back over a hour which caused us to come back into Papeete in peak hour traffic , ...
Sail Date: September 2018
The tour was but back over a hour which caused us to come back into Papeete in peak hour traffic , just as bad as sydney
The tour was but back over a hour which caused us to come back into Papeete in peak hour traffic , just as bad as sydney Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Although the tour was very good, it was diminished by the inability of the tour guide to manage a ...
Sail Date: September 2018
Although the tour was very good, it was diminished by the inability of the tour guide to manage a group of five asian guests who ignored the timing to stop at each point of interest. The last stop one of the men of the group caused a half ... Read More
Although the tour was very good, it was diminished by the inability of the tour guide to manage a group of five asian guests who ignored the timing to stop at each point of interest. The last stop one of the men of the group caused a half hour delay while he refused to return to the coach until he had acquired a suitable photograph of the sunset Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and proud of his island.
Sail Date: April 2018
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and proud of his island. We had about 10 stops, including Point Venus. Dave stayed with the group at each stop to explain the history, vegetation and focal points, as well as commentary during the drive ... Read More
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and proud of his island. We had about 10 stops, including Point Venus. Dave stayed with the group at each stop to explain the history, vegetation and focal points, as well as commentary during the drive between stops. Lunch at the Gauguin restaurant was a lovely experience with great food and service. The 10 person van was too cramped for 10 full-sized adults, especially for getting out and back in at each of the stops. Dave was really good at getting us to each viewpoint ahead of the big tour buses. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very interesting place and my first visit there - many passengers went snarling and said it was ...
Sail Date: April 2018
Very interesting place and my first visit there - many passengers went snarling and said it was magic. Cheaper to book off ship but experienced cruisers know this.
Very interesting place and my first visit there - many passengers went snarling and said it was magic. Cheaper to book off ship but experienced cruisers know this. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The lady driver had just come and lined up and we hired her.
Sail Date: March 2018
The lady driver had just come and lined up and we hired her. She was happy to give us a tour of the island at the same rate offered by the bus! She made every stop that the bus makes and more. We were not keen on seeing the house of the ... Read More
The lady driver had just come and lined up and we hired her. She was happy to give us a tour of the island at the same rate offered by the bus! She made every stop that the bus makes and more. We were not keen on seeing the house of the writer due to steps. So, passed on it. We got to see the water falls, blow hole and got to take a video and the beach with the black sand, stopped and dipped our feet in the warm water. The tide was low and the ocean pulled us in....and had to come up soon for our safety. Also it was hot. The driver filled an empty water bottle she had with black sand for me to bring home. We stopped by the Belvedere look out point for the view and could not go to see the Point Venus as it was quite a distance away. All in all, it was a fun ride of the island with stops and history. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Lovely guide, lovely tropical garden and very good Museum of Tahiti
Sail Date: March 2018
Lovely guide, lovely tropical garden and very good Museum of Tahiti
Lovely guide, lovely tropical garden and very good Museum of Tahiti Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
I would give this tour a big fat "zero" if I could.
Sail Date: March 2018
I would give this tour a big fat "zero" if I could. The one Princess-arranged tour we took was in Tahiti, and it was a complete bust. The bus was late getting to the pier. The tour guide was nice but she provided only the most ... Read More
I would give this tour a big fat "zero" if I could. The one Princess-arranged tour we took was in Tahiti, and it was a complete bust. The bus was late getting to the pier. The tour guide was nice but she provided only the most minimal information to the guests on the PA system. The stops on the tour, including the outstanding Museum of Tahiti, were far too short. By the time we arrived at the final stop, it was well after dark and people were stumbling around by the light of their cellphones. I will think twice before ever booking another Princess shore excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Circle the island tour to see the main points of interest.
Sail Date: October 2017
Circle the island tour to see the main points of interest. Included overlooks, fern grotto, etc. Very good tour with a drop off at the cruise terminal for check in.
Circle the island tour to see the main points of interest. Included overlooks, fern grotto, etc. Very good tour with a drop off at the cruise terminal for check in. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Bus tour around the entire island, great stops and plenty of time in town before the ship sailed.
Sail Date: September 2017
Bus tour around the entire island, great stops and plenty of time in town before the ship sailed.
Bus tour around the entire island, great stops and plenty of time in town before the ship sailed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Amusing guide kept the bus tour lively.
Sail Date: July 2017
Amusing guide kept the bus tour lively. Three stops - was free on debarkation day. Glad we went!
Amusing guide kept the bus tour lively. Three stops - was free on debarkation day. Glad we went! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises
Took us to captain Cooks observation of the transit of Venus, als where the Bounty mutineers names ...
Sail Date: May 2017
Took us to captain Cooks observation of the transit of Venus, als where the Bounty mutineers names are carved on rock monument . Beautiful island drive
Took us to captain Cooks observation of the transit of Venus, als where the Bounty mutineers names are carved on rock monument . Beautiful island drive Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Guide was difficult to understand.
Sail Date: April 2017
Guide was difficult to understand. Only 3 places visited. Traffic, traffic, traffic! Could have seen so much more with a longer tour. Organisation & management of coaches from ship was dreadful.
Guide was difficult to understand. Only 3 places visited. Traffic, traffic, traffic! Could have seen so much more with a longer tour. Organisation & management of coaches from ship was dreadful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Nice to get to a non-English speaking destination.
Sail Date: April 2017
Nice to get to a non-English speaking destination. Anyone associated with the tour spoke excellent English, but as soon as you wander a few blocks away from the harbor front you are immersed within French colonial culture, language and ... Read More
Nice to get to a non-English speaking destination. Anyone associated with the tour spoke excellent English, but as soon as you wander a few blocks away from the harbor front you are immersed within French colonial culture, language and food, which we did, and had a great time. The tour was informative and gave us beautiful sea-side views, waterfall, fern grottos, and a tour of a private estate with snacks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Island tour, with stops at points of interest for information & photos.
Sail Date: April 2017
Island tour, with stops at points of interest for information & photos. Very good guide - spoke fluent English.
Island tour, with stops at points of interest for information & photos. Very good guide - spoke fluent English. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Tour included a visit to a Marae, Museum of Tahiti, water gardens, and a private garden.
Sail Date: November 2016
Tour included a visit to a Marae, Museum of Tahiti, water gardens, and a private garden. The owner of the garden gave us an interesting tour which included information on the health benefits of various plants as well as a fresh fruit ... Read More
Tour included a visit to a Marae, Museum of Tahiti, water gardens, and a private garden. The owner of the garden gave us an interesting tour which included information on the health benefits of various plants as well as a fresh fruit snack. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
OK but too too crowded.
Sail Date: October 2016
OK but too too crowded. Much more commercial than St. Thomas. Some shops spoke only French (or pretended to). The evening professional dance show on board ship was the best I have ever seen (even the several I have been to on Hawaii)
OK but too too crowded. Much more commercial than St. Thomas. Some shops spoke only French (or pretended to). The evening professional dance show on board ship was the best I have ever seen (even the several I have been to on Hawaii) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Did circle island tour with Marama.
Sail Date: October 2016
Did circle island tour with Marama. Great guide, interesting tour.
Did circle island tour with Marama. Great guide, interesting tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises
Musee James Norman Hall was a highlight for us.
Sail Date: October 2016
Musee James Norman Hall was a highlight for us. Beautifully done with an exceptionally informative guide. Simply a must for anyone visiting Tahiti.
Musee James Norman Hall was a highlight for us. Beautifully done with an exceptionally informative guide. Simply a must for anyone visiting Tahiti. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
A very pleasant diversion for a few hours between disembarkation and our 2 PM day room check-in ...
Sail Date: October 2016
A very pleasant diversion for a few hours between disembarkation and our 2 PM day room check-in before our late flight.
A very pleasant diversion for a few hours between disembarkation and our 2 PM day room check-in before our late flight. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises
What a pit.
Sail Date: September 2016
What a pit. Dirty and unfriendly for the most part. We went to the Intercontinental. They were rude there and unfriendly. Expensive and not worth the money. Ignore all that and enjoy the view. Just stay out of town. Ugh.
What a pit. Dirty and unfriendly for the most part. We went to the Intercontinental. They were rude there and unfriendly. Expensive and not worth the money. Ignore all that and enjoy the view. Just stay out of town. Ugh. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Bus was slow stopped at places of really no interest missed several stops due to poor time planning
Sail Date: September 2016
Bus was slow stopped at places of really no interest missed several stops due to poor time planning
Bus was slow stopped at places of really no interest missed several stops due to poor time planning Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Good but could have gone on a few streets not just the main hwy through.
Sail Date: June 2016
Good but could have gone on a few streets not just the main hwy through. Would of liked to see more houses, shopping areas, local hang outs
Good but could have gone on a few streets not just the main hwy through. Would of liked to see more houses, shopping areas, local hang outs Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises
Take the Tahiti tour and day room with airport transfer if leaving at midnight for USA
Sail Date: May 2016
Take the Tahiti tour and day room with airport transfer if leaving at midnight for USA
Take the Tahiti tour and day room with airport transfer if leaving at midnight for USA Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Paul Gauguin Cruises
Post cruise tour of Tahiti as there is an 11 hour difference between ship returning to Tahiti and ...
Sail Date: April 2016
Post cruise tour of Tahiti as there is an 11 hour difference between ship returning to Tahiti and Air Tahiti departure to LAX
Post cruise tour of Tahiti as there is an 11 hour difference between ship returning to Tahiti and Air Tahiti departure to LAX Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises