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Moorea, French Polynesia

After leaving Papeete at 5:30 am on January 24, 2016, we arrived and anchored in Opunohu Bay, in the island of Moorea at 8:00 am the same day. Today we took a four wheel drive tour of the island after tendering into Papetoai Village which was around a peninsula from where we were anchored. The trip started by going inland, through the Pineapple Fields, to the Opunohu Valley which is surrounded by all the major mountains of the island. After spending some time there, taking in the views, we went to the Belvedere Lookout, that over looks both main bays, Opunohu Bay on the left and Cooks Bay on...

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Moorea, French Polynesia

After spending overnight in Papeete, we traveled a distance of 22 miles and anchored at Opunohu Bay at 7:00 AM in Moorea. To get on the island we had to take a 15 minute tender ride to shore and landed in Papetoai, where the octagonal Papetoai Temple is located. Once on shore we took a tour of the island with our first stop being Belvedere Lookout with views of the island, it’s mountains and the coast. We then proceeded to circumnavigate the island. On of our stops, Ia Ora viewpoint, we saw one of the iconic resorts with huts that are on stilts in the water.  From there we went to a...

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