Posts Tagged "Bora Bora"

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

We anchored in the lagoon, just outside the town of Vaitape on the island of Bora Bora on January 26, 2015. We tendered into the main pier in the middle of the small town of Vaitape. We were greeted by some local musicians that were playing just outside the craft center. The town has only one main road which has all the stores along it as well as the churches and roadside vendors, with local ladies shopping for the local produce. One of the restaurants had another local band outside to attract customers. Back on the ship there were views of Mt. Otemanu, the main peak of the island, even the...

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

On January 29, 2014 we sailed into the lagoon in Bora Bora and dropped anchor. We had just been here in February of 2013 (see Bora Bora 2013), so we took in the town of Vaitape, which is where the ship’s tenders dock. As soon as we got off the tenders we were greeted by welcome singers on the pier in front of the craft market. The craft market featured shell jewelry and black pearls. Leaving the craft market, we proceeded to Main Street, passing some local produce vendors on our way to the Protestant church. We then turned around and went by some local souvenir and black pearl shops....

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

On March 1, 2013 we awoke anchored in the Bay of of Povai looking at Mt. Pahia in Bora Bora. We took a tour around the island with Tupuna Safari, which included both roads on the coastline and off road trails up to scenic overlooks. Our first stop was up to one of the WWII Gun Emplacements, where we had views of the surrounding area including our ship anchored in the bay. We then went to Matira and up to a lookout where we saw Pointe Matira. We then went back down the hill to The Farm where they farm the black pearl that French Polynesia is famous for. Continuing on we went around the island...

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