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Tanoa Private Tour

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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About Tanoa Private Tour
Luxe PRIVATE Tour Bora Bora island by lagoon.On board of our exclusive boat, Tanoa will take you on a full day discovery of the Polynesian Culture and the lagoon of Bora Bora.This tour around the all island includes fishing , Snorkeling in the Coral Garden , Shark-watching , Stingray-Watching and Manta rays.You will then stop on a private motu where Tanoa will do the traditional cocoshow : climbing on the coconut tree , showing you how to open a coco and much more.You could then relax on the private beach , while Tanoa will prepare a delicious lunch , your table " set in the water ".
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Greg D wrote a review May 1
El Dorado Hills, California, USA5 contributions
Unbelievable! You have to do this tour if you come to Bora Bora. Words cannot describe how amazing this tour is. Tanoa picked us up at 8:45am for our trip and when we arrived at the dock he was playing a ukulele and singing to us. We headed right out after hellos and within 10 minutes we were in the water swimming with huge Manta Rays! Said bye to the Rays then off to tour the island. He seems to know every boat passer by and lives local and points out all the history of Bora Bora. A bit later we stop and he starts serenading the sharks. My wife’s heart almost stopped when he fed them and they all came rushing towards the boat. She looked at him and said “are we getting in there” and he says yes follow me. We jumped in and were swimming with close to 20 reef sharks. Amazing. It just got better and better as we floated thru the Coral Gardens, played with Sting Rays, swam with Eagle Rays and had an amazing lunch. He is the real deal. His boat is beautiful as well. Large pontoon boat that skims across the island. Must do!!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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David V wrote a review Dec 2021
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My family and I took an amazing day tour with Tanoa. He is a fifth generation islander who knows pretty much all there is to know about the wildlife and history of Bora Bora. He made us one the greatest lunches my family and I have ever had (and we are reasonably well travelled). The tour was amazing and he is a great host (sang for us, swam with us, cooked). This was one of the best boat trips we have ever taken and I cant recommend him highly enough. I almost never write Trip Advisor reviews but felt so strongly I wanted to pass this along.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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mvq wrote a review Oct 2020
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This was hands down our favorite thing on our Bora Bora trip. It is expensive but worth it. Tanoa picked us up in his “Bentley of boats” and whisked us away for a full tour of the island and lagoon. We saw dolphins, visited the Bora Bora surf break, and SWAM WITH SHARKS. Which I never imagined I would do (I stuck close to Tanoa the entire time - it was scary yet beautiful — do it! The reef sharks don’t bite humans...mainly bread). Then we went to his family’s private Beach and had one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Grilled lobster, poison cru made with coconut milk he made right in front of us, banana tapioca, lamb, and more. This is a once in a lifetime experience. If you will go all the way to Bora Bora you must do this. Thanks to Tanoa for the amazing tour and our travel concierge Sarah Groen ( BellAndBlyTravel.com ) this was magical.. we felt like Beyoncé and Jay Z
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Date of experience: October 2020
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The5MRanch wrote a review Sep 2020
Calabasas, California675 contributions251 helpful votes
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This is a must do half day trip on Bora Bora. Tanoa is quite the character and fun to ride with. You will not be disappointed by any of the dives, lots of sharks and rays and the coral reef is spectacular. If you don't have an underwater camera, you will certainly want one for this tour.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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ldavis561 wrote a review Mar 2020
Billings, Montana9 contributions5 helpful votes
We took our tour in February of 2020. There were 5 of us. Four women and my husband. This tour was fantastic. We opted for the whole day tour. It is all we have been talking about since. Great person, Tanoa. We swam with sharks and rays. We even saw a lemon shark, a giant manta ray, and to my delight a morray eel. Tonao is quite the guide, entertainer, and chef. His family motu is to die for, so beautiful, tranquil and relaxing. If you have the opportunity, take his tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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