Bora Bora cruises

Prepare for a breathtaking vision of South Pacific beauty. The dark green silhouette of Mount Otemanu presides proudly over flawless beaches, all set in a lagoon swirled with luminous shades of green and blue. Stand in crystalline waters where graceful manta rays flock, or browse local stores for the region’s famed black pearls.

Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Bora Bora by Fun Truck

    Join your driver/guide for a brief introduction to the highlights of Bora Bora by local sightseeing vehicle, ‘Le Truck’.

    Bora Bora by Fun Truck

    Your colourful fun truck takes you on a scenic tour of Bora Bora. Enjoy the sights as you pass by groves of coconut palms and tiny villages hugging the shoreline. Learn about the interesting history traditions and cultures of the Tahitians.

    During your drive you’ll see an ancient ceremonial site of ‘Marae’, open-air-temples. Built with several tiers of stone and coral, they recall a time when Polynesian gods and idols were worshipped. Religion is still an important part of the island life, although today, half of the population of French Polynesia is Protestant.

    At Taihi Point you’ll have wonderful views over the famous lagoon and see for yourself the amazing turquoise colours of the water, which are constantly changing. Passing through the sleepy village of Anau, you’ll stop at the Anau Lookout for more wonderful island vistas.

    One of the only public beaches on the island - the white sands of Matira Beach - stretch a mile along the coastline and is dotted with a few hotels and small restaurants. One of the most famous bars on the island is Bloody Mary’s, where you’ll have a brief stop to capture the stunning views of Matira Beach. See for yourself the delights of this beautiful destination and take in the relaxed island atmosphere.

    This excursion will operate by open-air truck. Guests are recommended to bring bottled water or other refreshment, as this cannot be provided on the tour. There is very little walking involved on this tour, however Guests must be able to negotiate the 3 steps onto and off ‘ The Fun Truck’.

    Tour code

    BOB_003

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Aqua Bike

    Experience the underwater wonders of Bora Bora's picturesque Lagoon by underwater scooter.

    Aqua Bike

    Board our shuttle to Vaitape, where a motorboat will take you directly to the hydraulic scooter platform, where you’ll be briefed on all equipment and safety procedures before you descend to a shallow depth of 3 metres (10 feet).

    Your dive instructor will guide you to ensure a smooth and easy underwater ride whilst you set off on an adventure in the Bora Bora lagoon on your underwater scooter and explore unknown depths through the secure clear base.

    The scooter has constant air supply so you can breathe easy and captain this easy-to-use underwater scooter. You don’t need to be a swimmer or diver to enjoy this tour, just hop on and scoot down and enjoy the myriad of tropical fish and colourful corals in crystal clear waters.

    Some free time will be given for snorkelling before you return to the pier.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion operates by shuttle, motor boat and by aqua scooter. Two people per scooter - only three scooters available per departure. Itinerary and order of the visited sites may change without prior notice according to weather conditions or other circumstances. Please remember to wear your swim wear under your clothes, take a towel and sunscreen. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Pregnant women and children under 16 may not participate.

    Tour code

    BOB_007

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Bora Bora by 4x4

    Take a 4x4 adventure, heading off the beaten track to see some of Bora Bora’s beautiful scenery and coastline.

    Bora Bora by 4x4

    Discover the interior of Bora Bora's savage mountains, the sacred temples and the American remains from World War II. Travel to the lush Faaanui Valley and climb Tupuna Mountain and experience some of the most spectacular scenery on this emerald lagoon. Take a moment to appreciate the myriad of blues and greens.

    Taste some tropical fruits and learn about the Polynesian culture from native guides, famous for their knowledge and their sense of humour. Some of the best sights of Bora Bora can only been seen from off-road locations accessible only by 4x4 vehicles. Your driver-guide knows the island like the back of his hand and can show you all of the most of its breathtaking sights.

    Enjoy a visit to the unique Black Pearl Farm of Bora Bora, and learn the secret of the Polynesian Black Pearl, from the oyster farming to harvesting and pearl classification. You will also have the opportunity to see an exhibit of photographs and books.

    With an expert driver-guide at the wheel, you’ll enjoy some great sightseeing and learn much about the island’s history and way of life.


    This excursion will operate by 4x4 vehicle. Due to the nature of the transportation, this tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride. Pregnant women and children under eight years may not participate. There is approximately 15 minutes total walking on this tour.

    Tour code

    BOB_001

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Bora Bora by Helicopter

    Discover the true colour’s of paradise with a bird’s eye view of Bora Bora by helicopter.

    Bora Bora by Helicopter

    Have you ever dreamt about flying above paradise? Reviews say that this is definitely one of the ‘must do’s when visiting Bora Bora , you’ll get so close to Mount Otemanu you could almost touch it.

    After a short mini bus ride, you’ll take off from Pago Pago Heliport. Listen to your pilot's commentary using the headphones provided as he points out the sights below.

    The 15-minute flight is spectacular and you‘ll have wonderful views over the blue lagoon, private islets and the famous Otemanu mount.

    Don’t forget your camera as you’ll truly have a bird’s eye view of Bora Bora. This is a tour for everyone, especially for those who enjoy aerial photography.

    This excursion operates by helicopter. Tour routes and sights visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions. A minimum of 4 passengers per flight is required. Children under 8 may not participate.

    Tour code

    BOB_005

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    0¾ hour

  • Aqua Safari

    Discover the underwater delights of Bora Bora without getting your hair wet on this Aqua adventure.

    Aqua Safari

    Board your vessel at the pier for a short scenic ride to the reef site. After a safety briefing and wearing your swimming attire you will be given your Aqua helmet. Fresh air is pumped into the helmet so that you can breathe easily whilst underwater. You’ll slowly walk with your guide into the warm waters and get ready to experience all the wonders that await you.

    Diving experience is not required and you don’t even have to know how to swim. Your head remains dry in your helmet and you can even wear your prescription glasses.

    Accompanied by your certified instructor you’ll walk on the sand amongst colourful corals and tropical fish in the shallow waters.

    If you wish, you can have the fish eating right out of your hand. Surrounded by the many inhabitants of the reef, your experience will be memorable. Back on the boat, you’ll enjoy a refreshing drink before returning to the pier.

    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion operates by motorized boat. Please remember to wear your swimwear under your clothes, take a towel and sunscreen. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Itinerary and order of the visited sites may change without prior notice according to weather conditions or other circumstances. Depth of water will be approximately 12 feet. Pregnant women and children under eight may not participate.

    Tour code

    BOB_006

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    1½ hours

  • Snorkelling Safari

    Become acquainted with Stingrays and Black Tipped Sharks in the amazing azure waters and coral atolls of Bora Bora.

    Snorkelling Safari

    This tour presents an easy way to see the sharks and stingrays along with other marine life of Bora Bora.

    At the first stop on your snorkeling safari you can observe the Stingray Ballet where you can touch and swim with them in a shallow water. One of the crew will feed the rays and bring them to the surface for you to see. The resident rays are very gentle and quite used to the people in their environment.

    Stingrays don’t have teeth, but hard grinding plates and incredible suction power, which you may feel when feeding them. Although Stingrays possess a barb on their tails, they only use this if threatened.

    Stop near the barrier reef to swim with the black tipped Lagoon sharks. These beautiful creatures have proved quite harmless and your guide will entice them closer with small pieces of food.

    On your return you will have the opportunity to snorkel in the coral garden where you will see fantastic coral formations and tropical fish.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by motorised boat. Participants must be physically fit, have snorkelling experience and be competent swimmers, able to cope with undercurrents. Boats are basic and offer little or no protection from the sun. Masks and snorkels are provided, however fins are not. Please remember to wear your swim wear under your clothes, take a towel and sunscreen. Children under six may not participate.

    Tour code

    BOB_002

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Glass Bottom Boat

    Enjoy Bora Bora’s underwater world without getting wet.

    Glass Bottom Boat

    While aboard a comfortable, covered boat, you’ll glide over the colourful coral and see numbers of beautiful tropical fish through the glass-bottom floor. During your cruise your guide will share the history and legends of Bora Bora’s famous lagoon.

    In the depths of the electric blue waters of Pofai Bay lies the centre of an ancient sunken volcano. Giant coral formations reach upwards toward the light, and contain gardens that are home to over 300 species of fish.

    Watch as a diver descends to feed these glorious creatures. In the shallows, near the reef, small brilliantly coloured fish dart through the water and anemones dance to the rhythm of the currents


    This excursion operates by coach and on foot. Whilst this is a leisurely tour, passengers must be able to negotiate a few steps down to board the boat. Marine life sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.

    Tour code

    BOB_009

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    1½ hours

  • Lagoon Cruise & Picnic

    Experience the thrill of swimming with sharks and schools of colourful tropical fish followed by a picnic on the beach.

    Lagoon Cruise & Picnic

    Enjoy superb views of the Blue Lagoon of Bora Bora during your complete circle island boat ride.

    Your experienced crew will find the best location for you to discover the underwater delights of the reef. Donning a mask and snorkel, you’ll enter the waters varying from four to seven feet in depth. Swim with the graceful Black-tipped Sharks, which are around four to five feet in length. Don’t worry, the show can be seen from either the boat or under the water.

    You will have the opportunity to snorkel in the coral garden, where you will see fantastic coral formations and tropical fish.

    Upon arrival at the tiny Motu Islet, enjoy a picnic lunch and learn about the art of pareo tying. You’ll have time to relax on the beach, or enjoy more snorkeling.


    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by motorised boat. Participants must be physically fit, have snorkelling experience and be competent swimmers, able to cope with undercurrents. Boats are basic and offer little or no protection from the sun. Masks and snorkels are provided, however fins are not.The time spent at each area is weather and tide dependent. Please remember to wear your swim wear under your clothes, take a towel and sunscreen.

    Tour code

    BOB_004

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    6 hours