Raiatea, Society Islands, French Polynesia
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Meals not included
Depart Raiatea by catamaran and cruise in an enclosed lagoon shared with her sister island, Tahaa.
In Tahaa at Faaha Bay, you will arrive at a family-owned black pearl farm for a guided tour. Learn & discover the history of black pearl farming, from its mother-of pearl shell and varieties, to the preparation for grafting, and the periods between nursing and harvesting. Enjoy some refreshments and peruse some of their finished products.
From here you will re-board the catamaran for a short cruise to another family-owned operated vanilla farm. This guided visit will allow you to learn, taste and smell the amazingly sweet aroma of Tahaa's world famous vanilla pods – one of French Polynesia's main agricultural export products.
A short scenic boat ride will bring you to one of Tahaa’s most popular islet motu – Motu Mahaea. This secluded islet is completely covered with stunning white sand and sparse coconut trees, providing just the right amount of shade. The multi-colored blue-turquoise lagoon surrounding it sparkles with sapphire and emerald tones. It also boasts great snorkeling from the beach, with ideal spots for beginners and advanced snorkeling around the channel pass. Otherwise kick back and relax on the beach and enjoy the sounds and rhythms of the South Seas provided by the local crew.
A short boat ride will bring you back to Uturoa dock where your ship awaits you.