The number 1 thing to do in Bora Bora is a lagoon excursion on the world famous lagoon – meeting stingrays and sharks up close, snorkeling with the most colorful fish, cruising some unreal blue waters, learning about Polynesian culture and also enjoying a delicious island style lunch on a private motu. If all this sounds like a dream tour – you must check out Lagoon Service in Bora Bora. We did a full day lagoon tour with them and it was one of our favorite days of the entire trip! We chose the semi private option where there was just one more family of 4 with us on the boat – so plenty of space to be socially distant as well. The tour still felt personalized, however if you prefer a fully private options, they also do offer that.
We were picked up by Lagoon Service at our hotel in the morning at 845 am in a traditional Polynesian outrigger boat and were all set to adventure in the lagoon on a beautiful day in Bora Bora. Our guide was super friendly and gave us so much info beyond what we already know about Bora Bora and its history, along the way. All you need to bring for the tour is reef safe sunscreen, a sunhat, water shoes and of course your camera and/or go pro for plenty of photo opps. Lagoon Service provides guests with towels, snorkeling gear (that is disinfected), drinks and lunch.
Cruising on the lagoon :
Bora Bora Lagoon is as dreamy as they say it is! I had tears of joy multiple times just looking at the insane beauty of this place and couldn’t believe we were actually here. The lagoon is one of the most beautiful waters I have ever seen in my life, And surrounded with a backdrop of a majestic mountain and many palm fringed islets this place is what bucket list dreams are made of. We just couldn’t get enough of it!
Stop 1 : Meeting Sting Rays
This was such a magical experience to meet the sting rays in the shallow lagoon. From these images you can see how up close and personal they like to get! This is my third time interacting this close with rays in the wild and I’m constantly in awe of these beautiful “sea puppies” that are often misunderstood. Even though they are wild, for the most part they are gentle, inquisitive and very playful creatures.
Stop 2 : Snorkeling at the Coral Garden
Snorkeling with all the colorful fish in the coral garden was so incredible ! The waters are crystal clear and so rich in marine line and corals. We saw so many types of fish, eels and colorful corals. A Go pro camera is a must here to capture the beauty of the marine life underwater.
Stop 3 : Swimming with Sharks
My favorite stop of the day and a total pinch me moment was swimming with black tip sharks in the wild! They are totally harmless and we had the best time observing and spending with them in their natural habitat.
Stop 4 : Private motu for a traditional Polynesian lunch
Lagoon Service had a delicious island spread laid out on a private motu for all their guests. We got to sit on tables in the water and enjoy the yummy spread and gorgeous views for days. They also had a cultural demonstration after to show the many versatile uses of the coconut.
After lunch, we also explored around the quaint motu and found so many postcard worthy spots!
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At the end of the tour, they dropped us back to our hotel around 3pm. We had the most amazing day on the water with Lagoon Service and highly recommend them for your lagoon excursions during your trip to Bora Bora. Also check out their sister company Reef Discovery for other incredible diving and snorkeling tours.
Also be sure to check out my TRAVEL GUIDE TO BORA BORA for more details on how to plan a trip to this bucklet list destination!
Thanks for stopping by! xo
This post was in collaboration with Lagoon Service but all thoughts and opinions are my own.