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Address: French Polynesia
Activities: Snorkeling
Description: This crystalline lagoon is a popular snorkeling spot on the island of Bora...
This crystalline lagoon is a popular snorkeling spot on the island of Bora Bora.
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Bora Bora Snorkel, Shark and Ray Feeding Excursion

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Absolutely beautiful!

We came to Coral Gardens as part of Lagoon Tour with Lagoon Service. It was our third snorkeling stop that day. We were swimming with sting rays first and after with sharks. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We came to Coral Gardens as part of Lagoon Tour with Lagoon Service. It was our third snorkeling stop that day. We were swimming with sting rays first and after with sharks. The last stop was Coral Gardens. Water above coral garden was blue, even on rainy cloudy day, water color was beautiful. You can see change in color on... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The lagoon around Bora Bora has many areas for snorkeling. The Coral Gardens have lots of patches of coral and lots of fish of different types swimming around. The water is not deep and one can stand in places (be carefully not to step on the coral or on stonefish). There are also areas to see sting rays (they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Go see if you can! Take a snorkeling trip here! It was very beautiful and sunny out when we went. :)

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Coral gardens were gorgeous, a big tourist attraction. Coral is not colourful but lots of fish, all different types and they come right up to you. Very cool experience, a must do I think.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A must do but if you have been to the barrier reef of Australia you are entitled to think it is not in the same league. When encompassed in a collective tour of Ray ,shark and coral garden tour it brings all the aspects together of why bora bora is a must see destination

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Snorkeling with Oliver Martin, resident marine biologist, is about the best underwater experience you can get--for any age. Not only will you learn about coral grafting, feeding his fishy friends is memorable. We snorkeled the lagoon at least twice a day, but I advice to tour with Oliver first. The pufferfishes act like pets!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

But if these are the specific ones our tour operator, Pure Snorkeling, took us too they were the best we've even seen with pink, white & purple coral too. It was one of the best snorkel trips I've ever taken.

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Warwick, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was really safe snorkelling. Lots of fish. Unfortunately with the hot Tahitian water most of the coral is bleached so it's not as colourful as the Great Barrier Reef. The one eel was pretty impressive..happily do it again

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We snorkeled the coral gardens and we were simply amazed. Never have we seen such beautiful living coral. Getting to snorkel here was one of the highlights of our trip. We plan to return to Bora Bora to do this excursion again. It was that wonderful.

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Clear warm waters with a great variety of fish, our tour guides were outstanding! Very friendly and helpful. Great snorkeling experience!!!

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