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Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours
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Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours

By Tohora Bora Bora
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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$116.24
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$116.24
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Ages 6-77, max of 8 per group
Duration:
180–210 minutes
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English, French, Spanish


  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Bora Bora


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Free pick-up at your accommodation (hotels, pensions, Airbnb) on condition that there is a pontoon or that the boat can dock safely otherwise a meeting point will be given. Please contact us if your hotel or accommodation (pension or Airbnb is not listed in the hotels we have provided).
  • Ports:
  • Vaitape
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 118735P1

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

A note from Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours
  • You will be asked to wear the mask during the excursion and to wash your hands with hydro-alcoholic gel before boarding.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours?
Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours price starts from $125.18. Discover and book Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours on Tripadvisor
What is the Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours cancellation policy?
Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours?
Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours is hosted by Tohora Bora Bora. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Tohora Bora Bora on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 118735P1

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Tohora Bora Bora Snorkeling Lagoon Tours & Whale Watching
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Treat yourself to an unforgettable getaway on the Bora Bora lagoon with an experienced and passionate guide. During our snorkeling tour, observe manta rays, leopard rays, swim amongst tropical fish, discover unique coral reefs. In the whale season, Tohora Bora Bora "which means whale in Tahitian" offers to meet them and listen to their majestic songs.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Wavestalker
Wavestalker
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Lifetime Experience!
Of the two weeks we spent in French Polynesia, this was without a doubt the most exhilarating tour we did. Simon a
nigelcO7585QI
nigelcO7585QI
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The Ocean is not in an Aquarium!
As another Reviewer said "A for effort" but sadly after two trips we only got to glimpse a Whale's tail in the dis
Eshada
Eshada
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Great experience with Simon
We have booked a whale watching tour with Tohora Bora Bora. The boat arrived perfectly in time and we started the e
James T
James T
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Simon = Bora Bora Whale Whisperer
Went out on a rainy day to see 5-6 whales and even got to swim with two whales! Highly recommend this tour as Simon
Navigator22952243375
Navigator22952243375
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“A” for effort, but no whales
The tour guide and boat captain used all their local connections - mostly fishermen - as well as an underwater micr
301collinc
301collinc
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Swim with whales... know that it depends on the day!
We had an incredible time last Saturday the 27th in the morning with Tohora Bora Bora, and got to swim with dolphin
Tom J
Tom J
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We snorkeled with whales!!!!
Simon took us on an unbelievable trip to watch and swim with the whales! I was very skeptical, and at the same
angietT543SO
angietT543SO
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Fantastic experience! Highly recommend
We had a wonderful afternoon on the water with Simon. His love for the island and knowledge of the area added muc
rickwS4278YT
rickwS4278YT
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See Bora Bora wildlife with the best!
Simon was knowledgeable and fun! We saw so many mantas and fish-wonderful adventure! Thanks Simon for a great after
Jordan K
Jordan K
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A must see
We had an amazing time on this excursion. We got super lucky and found a momma and calf right off the bat. We didn’
sylv1bora
sylv1bora
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Best day ever!!!
Best experience ever...we found a whale ,a singer male and spend 45 minutes looking at it listenning his song and f
Pioneer689384
Pioneer689384
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Le meilleure whale watching tour de Bora Bora
We spent an amazing day with Simon and Rudolph. We had the chance to see and swim with a beautiful whale, which sa
attorneylittle
attorneylittle
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Great Experience-Highly Recommend!
We had a once in a lifetime experience on this trip once Covid restrictions were lifted and we would definitely rec
A968WLchrism
A968WLchrism
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See above
The day we were out with Simon, he had to use all of his contacts to find the one whale. Our experience was wonder
Kenan E
Kenan E
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Fantastic company with an owner that clearly cares about his customers and loves the animals
I was directed to Tohora Bora Bora by a couple of whale watching operators in Moorea. I was impressed by the fact t
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Alyssa Leadingham
Monterey, CA7 contributions
Couples
We booked a group snorkeling tour with Simon at the beginning of January (2020), and it was by far our favorite part of our trip to Bora Bora.

Lucky for us, my husband and I were the only ones on the tour (slow season) and had the opportunity to spend the morning at several different snorkeling spots around the island.

One of the highlights was swimming with the manta rays as they performed a mating dance. Simon was thrilled, which led us to believe this type of encounter was relatively rare. We also spent some time following pilot whales, and jumped at the opportunity to hop in and snorkel above them for a short burst of time.

Simon is knowledgeable and passionate about the waters surrounding Bora Bora, we thoroughly enjoyed learning from him. He continuously caught our attention throughout our snorkels to show us unique organisms, helped tow me along when my short legs couldn’t keep up, and gave us insight into the incredible bond residents have formed across Bora Bora (he waved at every passing boat, and seemed to know quite a few of the other boat operators across the island).

As a marine scientist, and residents of Monterey, CA - my husband and I have indescribable respect for the sea and it’s inhabitants. We specifically booked through Simon because of his apparent respect for the unique ecosystems of the islands, we did not want to go on a tour that chummed the water for shark sightings. Simon’s nature is respectful, welcoming, and informative.

We promised to leave a review for him once we returned home, but unknowingly returned to a completely different reality (COVID-19) that flipped our world upside down. Throughout the past year, I’ve caught myself daydreaming of our time with Simon and truly grateful for the opportunity to spend the day with him (he easily could’ve cancelled our tour once he realized others did not sign up, but instead he took a loss for the day and still took us out on a private tour). Although our review is delayed, our time spent with Simon has left a lasting impact.

We look forward to returning to Bora Bora and booking another tour with Simon in the future. Please consider to do the same if you find yourself in paradise, he is the best out there.
Written March 14, 2021
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Thank you very much Alyssa for your comment, I remember very well this morning spent in your company like all the others but it was special because we had the chance to observe these pilot whales which were enormous in addition to all the rest that the lagoon can offer us. Bora Bora. What pride for me to have been able to make you discover our beautiful lagoon has scientists who are of the profession and to have been able to make them dream, I hope you will have the opportunity to come back to be able to observe the humpback whales. And thank you again for putting this beautiful comment in the middle of the Covid period, I myself am responding late for full confinement which is scheduled until September 6, 2021. Take care and see you Simon
Written August 29, 2021
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Nicole & Cary
Los Angeles, CA20 contributions
WOW, one of the best snorkeling trips we've EVER experienced! Simon took us to some incredible snorkeling locations that were not where every tourist was going. He was amazingly knowledgable about the Ocean and the location. He genuinely has a passion for this work and was authentically concerned with us having a great time! We saw Manta Rays, Dolphins, a variety of fish and tons of black tip sharks. Not to mention the stunning coral reefs. We will definitely book again. Thank you Simon and Tohora Bora Bora for the great day!
Written December 29, 2020
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Thank you a lot for your comment Nicole , When the weather allows it I love to make discover the external drop offs of Bora Bora where no one goes because it is far from the pass but when the Ocean is a lake it is really a place to be discovered and which knows if on the way we can have nice surprises. I hope the weather will return to good for the next excursion. Simon
Written December 30, 2020
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The company owner, Simon, is a fantastic snorkel tour guide. My husband and I hired him for a full day private excursion. He knows the lagoon and waters outside the reef very well and as a result, we had an absolutely magical experience! We saw huge manta rays and at one point, there were five of them right below us. We were able to snorkel along a 200 foot steep wall of coral outside the lagoon thanks to a relatively calm sea. He took us to see commercial fishermen at work. One had just caught a huge yellow fin tuna and he was happy to show it to us. We swam with black tipped reef sharks which was thrilling! Our final stop was back in the lagoon where we snorkeled near three 6 foot green moray eels. Hundreds of brightly colored fish swarmed around us like bees in a hive. The entire 8 hour day was like a scene from a movie. We HIGHLY recommend a snorkel tour with Tohora. We felt completely safe and Simon's knowledge of exactly where to go meant that we had the experience of a lifetime!
Written May 9, 2022
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Thanks to you Deb and Chris, we had a great day, you wanted to spend as much time as possible in the water and enjoy the wonders of the lagoon, it was done with the addition of swimming on the outside drop off which are on the other side of the island and difficult to access in normal times but for a few days the wind had dropped so I took the opportunity to take you there and for me to make you discover the most beautiful outdoor site ! Not to mention this superb visibility on the site of the manta rays where we stayed for more than an hour and only what allowed us to be able to make the most of it. Thank you again and I hope you will have the chance to come back to the whales season. Simon
Written May 12, 2022
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Thomas Guillemin
Medford, MA2 contributions
Couples
We did the eco snorkeling tour with my wife, and it was a really great experience. Simon is very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does (ask him about the killer whales or the songs of the whale).
He brought us to a cleaning station of manta rays, where we had the chance to observe one while snorkeling. After that, we went snorkeling to a coral garden. It was such a beautiful place, we could have stayed there all day with my wife.
My wife was 6 month pregnant at the time of the tour, but Simon's boat was comfortable enough so that it was not a problem.

Thanks a lot for that great morning.
We will come again, this time during the whale season !
Written January 2, 2020
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Thank you Thomas for your comment, and there are subjects on which you should not get started and the orcas are part of it because this year and for the first time in 16 years on Bora Bora we have been able to observe 3 times these magnificent marine mammals ... exceptional moments forever engraved in our memories! It is always with pleasure that I tell and share these exceptional meetings. I hope you will have the opportunity to come back and who knows ... Simon
Written January 15, 2020
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Mispi
Zilina, Slovakia459 contributions
We made last minute booking due our cancelled trip with other company during NCL Spirit cruise. The snorcheling trip was excellent with nice and inforative boat owner who showed us perfect places in Bora Bora lagoon not only for snorcheling but for best photos ever,
Simon even helped my wife to swim close to manta rays channel and was ideal guide to know something about Bora Bora during our short visit.
Thanks a lot!
Written May 27, 2022
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Thank you Mispi for your comment ! It was a pleasure to have you on a private excursion and to be able to show you around the lagoon of Bora Bora. This excursion is for all levels which allowed you to observe all the riches of our beautiful and this with the new boat which will be dedicated to whale watching ! I hope you enjoyed Polynesia well and that you will have the opportunity to come back during the whale season. Simon
Written June 5, 2022
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Laura T
Castaic, CA5 contributions
Family
Simon provided us with a lifetime memory. He was on time (hard to do in Bora Bora), had great snorkel
gear and snacks, and worked very hard to show us everything possible. He took us to places other boats couldn’t even get to. Found a great spot for us to enjoy the lunch we had packed, helped us find beautiful shells. Did a GREAT job dropping us off to snorkel and drift, then pick us up. We’ve been to Bora Bora 6 times, and never had an easier or more enjoyable time snorkeling. We highly recommend Simon and his day in Paradise!
Written February 18, 2020
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Thank you Margie and Chris for your comments and for having trusted me to make you discover the lagoon of Bora Bora that you all already know. Now will have to return to the whale season to allow Danny to realize his dream, currently there are orcas and whale sharks that are found around Bora. Enjoy your cruise. Simon
Written February 21, 2020
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Peter H
1 contribution
We have had a wonderful experience with Simon in the waters. Simon picked us up nearby our lodge, and took us several locations where we went snorkeling. Simon is full of knowledge and seems like he knows all the best places according to weather forecast.

We swam along with manta rays, stingrays, turtle, and he even took us outside of the reef to swim with no more than 20 black tip sharks. It was great, and a fun atmosphere. Would definitely do it again and recommend!
Written August 4, 2022
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Susan S.
2 contributions
We are here in Bora-Bora with our grown children for my husband's 70th birthday. We booked late and found this boat trip online. We had a blast and Hiro was an excellent guide! We snorkeled in a coral garden and Hiro pointed out beautiful and exotic coral and fish. We went all around the Otemanu Mt which is so beautiful from the water. He pointed out many fascinating points of interest. The highlight was swimming with the sharks! Never thought I would get in but Hiro was very knowledgeable and put me at ease! We have snorkeled in several parts of the world and this by far was the best! So glad we found it! Would recommend 100%.
Written May 2, 2022
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Thank you very much Susan for your comment, it was a pleasure to be able to meet your expectations, not being able to be on board myself, I called on Hiro, whom I trust to help you discover Bora Bora, its lagoon and its magnificent mountains. Simon
Written May 4, 2022
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Diana W
1 contribution
Couples
Me and my husband had the most amazing experience ever. It was definitely worth each penny. We went to so many locations. Our guide was very knowledgeable so we were able to see so many water animals. I would definitely go back and use this company again.
Written June 29, 2022
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Thank you Diana for your comment, What a day we had, we started with the manta rays, then leopard rays and finished with the coral garden then we went to water Melanie's birthday to finish with a superb sunset. I hope you will have the opportunity to come back to the season of whales, whale sharks and killer whales (that's on your bucket list) ;) Kiss from Bora Simon
Written June 29, 2022
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GaiaT20
Toronto, Canada44 contributions
Couples
This was a small tour ( 6 people ) which meant you were able to get personalized attention. We were picked up and dropped off from our hotel ( St.Regis ) at no extra charge! The tour captain ( Hero ) was knowledgeable and super helpful ! We got to see Manta Rays , stunning corals and fish and stingrays . The tour made 3 different stops . Book directly on their website it’s much cheaper than booking through a third party . Amazing experience with a knowledgeable and efficient team . Highly recommend.
Written September 22, 2022
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