We arrive at Bora Bora early in the morning on Feb. 27th, and the Captain scores us an excellent anchoring spot just off the shore tender dock.
In the morning we take a catamaran snorkeling tour.
It is a beautiful day with temps in the 80s and we cannot wait to get into the water.
As we travel to the snorkeling site everywhere you look is a postcard view.
We also pass the Bloody Mary Bar, a local tourist trap.
The snorkeling was fine
and just being in the water was great.
On the return trip I talked the Captain into letting me drive. It was fun. I sure enjoyed it.
Also on the trip back to the dock one of the crew members provided a Polynesian dance demonstration.
We took a break for lunch. Bought a hat (what else) and a Christmas ornament.
We did have a chance to walk around the town. This is the Protestant Church. Took our treasures back to the boat, had lunch, changed cameras, and got ready for our afternoon tour.
We took the included shark and sting ray tour in the afternoon. Second boat tour in one day. Does not get better. Our Captain was this total jokester Timi.
Here is Timi singing, playing, and driving our out-rigger boat with his feet.
Passed this small island that is for sale. Price unknown.
Timi was going slowly while singing and playing to allow us to observe the bottom. Very clear water with 5 foot depth. The slow speed caused his engine to stall and he couldn’t get it started even after calling his buddy for help. I asked if I could try, he said yes, and I started it immediately. Timi and the 11 other passengers cheered. Gee, I am having some fun now.
Back to picture post card views and a little more speed to keep the engine happy.
We went to the shark and sting ray area where the captains provide chum to attract them. Nice lemon sharks.
Our captain was the 5th shark.
There were also many sting rays. Our tour operator prefers that we stay on the boat so as to not accidentally step on a ray and suffer the barb.
Timi picked up a ray
so that we could see the barb and touch the sting ray if we wanted to do that. Great fun seeing the animals. Next was a picturesque boat ride back to the dock.
Beautiful place with many post card shots.
The over water bungalows are very popular. This end unit has two bedrooms and
many of the units have private pools.
We also toured around to see the bays, shorelines, and views. Really great tour.
Bora Bora was a fabulous stop. An amazing Island Paradise. Just as beautiful as when we vacationed here 2 decades ago.