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Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental
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Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental

By La Plage Tours
Recommended by 95% of travelers
95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English, French
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  • Carburant
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Glacière avec pain de glace
What's not included
  • Pourboires
  • Nourriture et boissons


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Hotel Maitai Polynesia, F777+FG7, Bora-Bora, French Polynesia
Pickup details
  • The boats for rent are located in Matira, on the beach of the HOTEL MAITAI. Upon request, we'll be pleased to offer free roundtrip car transfer from the main island. If staying in a Resort located on a motu (except Four Seasons & St Regis), you'll just need to take the shuttle boat of the hotel and we’ll meet you upon arrival at the pier. IN ANY CASE PLEASE SPECIFY WHERE YOU ARE STAYING AND IF YOU NEED A PICK UP. Thank you
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • VAITAPE
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 153345P6

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • 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

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      How much is Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental?
      Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental price starts from $193.96. Discover and book Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental on Tripadvisor
      What is the Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental cancellation policy?
      Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental?
      Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental is hosted by La Plage Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact La Plage Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental on Tripadvisor
      How much time do I need for Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental?
      On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Self-drive Bora Bora Boat Rental 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: 153345P6

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      • La Plage Tours
        509
        French Polynesia
        Joined in October 2013
      • wlp07
        0 contributions
        Great Boat Rental Experience!
        Rented a pontoon boat for the day and it was glorious. Our only regret is we didn’t do it again before leaving bora bora. Really enjoyed visiting the coral gardens and the eagle ray point. Boat was in good condition, and service was very friendly. Prices are quite reasonable. It costs a small fortune to do a group tour in bora bora, and the incremental increase to just rent your own boat with la plage isn’t that much, and it makes for a far more intimate, unique and memorable experience. They even include a cooler and ice. Highly recommend!
        Written January 13, 2024
      • SoCalJJ
        0 contributions
        Highly recommend for the independent traveler
        We just finished our boat excursion in the lagoon. We had such a great day! The pontoon (6hp) worked well and the instructions we got were very detailed. A faster boat would have been nice, but this one did the job. The team at La Plage is very professional and everything feels very organized. We stopped at a secluded beach by the lagoonarium and had it all to ourselves. Come prepared with sun screen, lunch (we got baguettes and cheese on the way to the office), water, snorkeling gear and water shoes. This was my first time boating on my own, and while the first few minutes were a bit stressful, it was Raitt great!
        Written October 2, 2023
      • Sightseer38146847005
        0 contributions
        Bora Trip
        Best part of our trip! Booked the private boat. Our tour guide, ED, was fantastic. We had amazing snorkel spots and loved being serenaded! Lunch was delicious and so much food. Highly recommend!
        Written September 27, 2023
      • IRR_13
        0 contributions
        Perfect boat trip in Bora Bora!
        If you find yourself in the amazing relaxing Bora Bora this is the company you want to go to for the perfect adventure around the lagoon! Thank you Ken! Book the private boat! They know everywhere to go!
        Written July 17, 2023
      • penlanspice
        0 contributions
        Fabulous day.
        Rented a boat for the day from here, probably our favourite day of the holiday, did some great snorkeling at the lagoon which we had to ourselves, sailed around the island and had a fantastic day. Highly recommend. Very easy to rent and return.
        Written April 15, 2023
      • 872nicholasy
        0 contributions
        Private tour of bora bora lagoon
        We had a great time with Ed. He took us around the entire island. We swam with sharks. Stingrays. Saw/swam above some manta rays and also through a beautiful coral garden full of colorful fish. Great experience for our family of 4. Perfect amount for us at 3 hours long. Pick up was from hotel main deck. Main office very communicative via email. No issues. Great experience. Highly recommend.
        Written April 1, 2023
      • kayi007
        0 contributions
        MUST DO for first time visit!
        Our guide came and pick us up at our resort's main dock and we started the tour with sharks. The shark snorkel experience was amazing, I've never been this up close to sharks, the sharks are very friendly with humans as long as you don't do any threat/harm to them and keep a distance. Then we moved on to a deeper water area with the coral gardens, this is where you'll find "I <3 Bora Bora" letters on the ocean floor assembled with corals or rocks, it's a great photo spot! We saw so many different kinds of fishies! Didn't get the chance to see the large black eel but it was still very beautiful. For our last spot of the tour, we got the chance to see a ray up close and touched it! It was incredible! Would highly recommend this tour for first-time visitors to Bora Bora!
        Written March 26, 2023
      • Eugenio G
        0 contributions
        Amazing tour!
        Went to Bora Bora in our honeymoon. We had a blast swimming with the friendly sharks! Ed was such a good guide explaining everything to us. Would recommend this to everyone! 5/5 stars!
        Written March 2, 2023
      • Debora C
        0 contributions
        Party Boat rental!!
        We rented a party boat for a full day and had a blast touring the lagoon, snorkeling at our leisure. We highly recommend La Plage!!
        Written January 28, 2023
      • O1755AAmichaelt
        0 contributions
        Many experience of boating in California
        Both me and my wife had an impeccable experience with White Shark Boating Company! The Captains were the highest level of professional, helpful, fun, and respectful! The service was the highest level in every way! The made us feel comfortable and enjoy our days on the beautiful ocean in Tahiti! We all say thanks for the great experience and we will be back! Happy Holidays for all!
        Written December 12, 2022
      • marcsdad50
        0 contributions
        a great experience
        We did the 3hr tour with Arii as our guide. A great day on Bora Boras lagoon. We Snorkeled with rays and sharks . It was a great day. the sharks come without being fed and it is a surreal experience. Would do it again over and over again given the chance
        Written November 15, 2022
      • 62pixiey
        0 contributions
        Excellent
        We had a fantastic time thanks to our guide/captain Jon, who is fun and professional. Highly recommended Moana Adventure Tours.
        Written August 19, 2022
      • Donna L
        0 contributions
        Snorkeling in Paradise
        By far the best snorkeling experience we have had - 4 of the best locations - sharks, stingrays, manta rays, coral gardens.. well worth it. Ken is an extremely knowledgeable, friendly, local guide. 4 hours was the perfect amount of time to see the full island.
        Written July 9, 2022
      • 201sherria
        0 contributions
        Great boat trip with Alphonse
        We had an amazing time touring around the island of Bora Bora. Alphonse was a great guide & brought us to multiple snorkel spots. Two of the spots were particularly beautiful. Some of us even swam with sharks and stingrays at a different stop. We had a lovely lunch on a private motu. I believe a wedding reception was at the same location the night before so our little table over the water was decorated with pretty flowers and greenery. Alphonse was friendly, knowledgeable, and showed us a great time!
        Written June 12, 2022
      • chictraavel
        0 contributions
        Polynesian Perfection
        Words cannot begin to express the magic that a private La Plage Lagoon and Water Lunch will bring you. I surprised my wife with the La Plage 4 hour tour complete with swimming with sharks and rays, snorkeling and a private Motu lunch. Magical! Alphonso, our captain and guide met us at our hotel dock (IHG Thalasso) at 9am sharp. I'm not going to lie, it was a great feeling to breeze past the throngs jockeying to get on crowded boats for group tours. Enter Alphonso with a smile, a cold beverage and a helping hand to negotiate the dock to speed boat transfer. Every minute after that was bliss. Crystal clear water, black tip sharks, rays, and a rainbow selection of reef fish in more sizes, colors and varieties than we could count. After a couple of stops for snorkeling we headed to the private island (motu) for a delicious lunch. I don't now why we were so hungry, but we indulged in wine; you have your choice of red, white or rose. Add in chicken and fish kabobs expertly grilled, a variety of salads , poisson cru chinois, a rice dish and top it off with Alphonso as a musical accompaniment. Fabulous is the understatement of the century! More snorkeling and then a trip across the crystal clear water back to our hotel dock in time for massages at the spa. Beyond the uniqueness of this outing, there was an opportunity to learn about Polynesian history and culture from Alphonso and a bit about the effects of tourism, climate change and the ever evolving environment of Bora Bora. The knowledge and gifts he shared with us that day will forever be part of our treasured memories of Bora Bora and Polynesia. We spent a little over 3 weeks traveling through the country and this was hands down our best outing or excursion.
        Written June 4, 2022
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      Justin L
      8 contributions
      May 2022
      Great experience, rental process was smooth and easy. They provide you a phone for emergencies and teach you everything you need to know. We only rented half day and were advised to stay near the side of the island we launched the boat from. If you rent a full day, you can do a lap around the entire island/lagoon. Boats don't go too fast obviously and allowed us to have a relaxing time boating around (first time for both my wife and I). Got to check out a different white sand beach than our resort's and ended up snorkeling in 2 different areas with sharks and fish.

      Note: booking a snorkeling excursion will obviously have better results if you want to see abundant sea life. But since those excursions run all day, if you head towards those boats, you can just hop in the water with those groups! Just bring snorkeling gear from your resort (ours and most resorts should allow you to rent them)
      Written May 13, 2022
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      Cora S
      Munich, Germany37 contributions
      We rented a boat for self-driving at Maitai pier for 3 hours and enjoyed it a lot. The staff from La Plage was very friendly and funny and explained everything really well. We drove on our own to visit a beach on a motu and stopped at the coral garden to do some snorkeling. If you want to explore the lagoon and the island by sea on your own, we can highly recommend to book your boat at La Plage. The price was also fair.
      Written November 7, 2020
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      Ia Orana Cora, Thank you very much for sharing your Boat Rental experience on TripAdvisor. Thanks a lot for your recommendation as well. We hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, All the Team of La Plage
      Written November 8, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Anna
      Edmonds, WA6 contributions
      We rented the pontoon boat with the 30hp motor because we were planning on going around the whole island. The days we were there were beautiful but pretty windy, so the staff showed us where we could go closer by that would be safer and less windy. They give you a cell phone to call them in case of problems. We ended up having a great day snorkeling with rays and then just anchoring a fair ways off a white sandy beach to relax, swim, and have a picnic. The water was so warm an shallow. It was really enjoyable! I’m also glad we did the pontoon instead of the little boat. There was just more room to spread out and relax.

      The next day we booked a fishing charter for 4 hours. It was a boat that could handle the wind , so we ended up being able to circumnavigate the island after all which was perfect. My husband brought his own fishing pole, so then I could have a rod in the water too. I would say that fishing is maybe not their main specialty though. But Upa was a great guide and so interesting to talk to. He pointed out lots of interesting things and told us about life as a resident on the islands. We didn’t catch many fish, but still had an awesome time! I would really recommend their private guide service, especially if you have a family or small group, then they can totally tailor your day on the lagoon to your interests. This seems like what they really do best. The communication with them pre trip and the office staff were also great.
      Written October 25, 2022
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      Explore02429242900
      1 contribution
      In the beginning our emails to la plage went unanswered but once we got within three months of our trip date communication began. Stephanie was our contact and was so helpful in the process of explaining and planning our excursion and collection of our deposit. Tome( I think his name was) picked us up at Moana as promised and was so accommodating. He stopped at a little store and let us stock up on some supplies for our adventure. The check in process was efficient and explained properly. We received a map, cooler and emergency phone. Then we went to the beach for our vessel orientation. The staff there were thorough and very friendly. They even made us make a test phone call to him to insure we knew how to operate the emergency phone. He encouraged us to use the phone for any inquiries we may have had and not just for emergencies. We were instructed to call him when we were underway to return so he would be waiting for us. When we returned he was indeed waiting for us. The vessel was given a quick inspection, hassle free check out and we were soon driven back to the resort by friendly Tome.
      I really wish they would have put ice in our cooler instead of frozen bottles of water.
      Written March 26, 2023
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      Annie
      1 contribution
      Feb 2020
      My husband and I went to Bora Bora in February 2020 and decided to book a small boat with La Plage at short notice.

      They were extremely accommodating and even offered a free pick-up from our hotel.

      Even when we had to push back our trip by a couple of hours (again at short notice due to a delay of another tour operator), they were super flexible and stayed extremely friendly throughout the whole experience.

      The boats are in good condition and they take a lot of time explaining everything in great detail.

      Thanks to their advice we ended up seeing a lot of beautiful fish and a school of eagle rays.

      All in all it was a perfect ending to our stay in Bora Bora and we highly recommend Stéphane and his team!

      Thank you again.

      Kind regards,
      Jonas & Annie
      Written July 21, 2020
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      Ia Orana Jonas & Annie, Thanks a lot for your great review and expressing your Boat Rental experience on TripAdvisor. We are always very happy when our clients get a good feeling with our services. We thank you for your recommendation and we hope that you have the opportunity to visit us in the future. Sunny regards, All the Team of La Plage
      Written July 31, 2020
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      Peter
      9 contributions
      As a boat owner, I was comfortable to rent my own boat rather than go with the crowd on the tour boats. We rented the pontoon boat with the smaller engine. We cruised at 5 mph but was fine since we were in relaxation mode. They give you a map where to go, and not to go, and went to the same spots as the tour boats but had the freedom to stay as long as we wanted. There was a mix up with our reservation date but they rebooked us for two days later without any penalty. We actually went out a second day since we enjoyed the experience. The view of the main island with the turquoise water in front was magnificent. If you are the independent type who would like to avoid the crowds, give this professionally run outfit a try
      Written November 20, 2021
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      Ia Orana Peter, Thanks a lot for sharing your Boat Rental experience on TripAdvisor. All these details are very helpful and give a good idea of what we can expect of this funny activity. We look forward to seeing you again in our beautiful island. Warmest regards, All the team of La plage
      Written December 4, 2021
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      Randy Beiner
      1 contribution
      Dec 2021
      Renting a boat from La Plage was definitely one of the highlights while visiting Bora Bora last month. Seeing the impossible hues of blue, green, and turquoise from your own boat is simply an unforgettable experience. The boat is definitely not fast which is actually quite wonderful because it forces one to drive on "Island Time" and enjoy the lagoon even more!
      What really stood out was the customer service I received from Isabelle, the owner. I had booked and prepaid the excursion through my hotel and left my wallet at the hotel. When it came to completing the rental agreement (which generally requires a credit card to hold a deposit) I explained my situation. Isabelle could have easily said no to the rental but made an exception and allowed us to rent the boat without a credit card on file which I thought was incredibly accommodating.

      Once we returned Isabelle even offered us a coffee from the restaurant across the street which was the cherry on top. I can highly recommend La Plage for your boat rentals on the stunning Bora Bora lagoon!
      Written January 5, 2022
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      Ia Orana Randy. Thank you for your nice comments on TripAdvisor. The opinions of our customers are very valuable and we attach great importance. We are very pleased that your Boat Rental was an unforgettable experience. Mauruuru for giving us your trust. Sunny island regards, All the Team of La Plage
      Written January 15, 2022
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      Emma
      Christchurch, New Zealand83 contributions
      The only thing I regret is not booking this ahead so that we could have had a full day and it just 4 hours. These little boats a really popular and book out fast. They are also closed for the first few days of the new year.
      This is connected to the Maitai Polynesia Hotel where we were staying so guests gets beach towels and snorkels and things from here.
      Stephanie who we saw most days was amazing! She is wonderful to deal with and just a great human being.
      She set us up with the only boat left with had a little electric motor (the other option without a license is a 6 horse power engine which would have meant we could have got further) and it was awesome! It came with a detailed map and instructions of where you can go and what you can see. Things like the aquarium (an amazing snorkelling spot that you would otherwise have to go on a guided snorkel trip). They also give you a little chilly bin so that you can have a picnic too.
      Will be doing this again next time we go back and highly recommend this to anyone when they are staying in bora bora.
      Written January 13, 2023
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      Jeroen
      19 contributions
      May 2022
      We rented a Quintrex boat with a 6hp motor for three days. There is absolutely no better way to explore the Bora Bora lagoon at your own leasure! You can circumvent thenwhole island in four hours, but you will want to take longer than that and stop at all of the most beautiful stops to snorkel and explore. The people at La Plage were very friendly and helpful. We got a radio in case of trouble, a map and a cooler for cold drinks. Handling the boat is easy. And boating along the blue waters of Bora Bora is an amazing experience! Inhighly recommend at least a single day rental.
      Written May 18, 2022
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      Carey K
      Pueblo West, CO15 contributions
      Jan 2022
      Highlight of our week!!! My husband and I rented a self-drive pontoon for 4 hours from La Plage. We were on a cruise ship so they picked us up at the pier and drove us to their shop. The paperwork was straightforward and professionally handled. The rental fee included gas, a cell phone for emergencies, and a map of where to boat. The water is a hundred shades of blue & turquoise with gorgeous views in every direction. We saw so many stingrays, fish, birds, and swam at White Sand Beach.

      This was absolutely the highlight of our trip to French Polynesia! On other days we did jet skis, snorkeled, beach time, etc. but this was outstanding. Highly recommend.
      Written February 24, 2022
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