Avatoru, Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 1 Hour
Here is a wonderful, easy way to get acquainted with the coral gardens and tropical fish of Rangiroa. Enjoy this visual excursion with an up-close look at French Polynesia's busy underwater scene. Board a glass-bottom boat and float slowly over the huge coral heads that are clustered in shallow areas inside the Tiputa Channel. Peer through the large windows that open onto a colorful world full of parrot-, butterfly-, and surgeonfish. It is likely that you will also encounter black-tipped sharks and perhaps see the majestic Napoleon fish. A cover provides protection from the sun and helps with glare, so you are sure to take home great photos. Your Polynesian boat crew will attract the fish right under the glass panels, allowing for easy viewing and photography.
Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Sailing on board a boat requires vigilance; guests must be physically and mentally alert to the boating environment and fit enough to negotiate steps and the vessel layout. The vessel does not have storage for wheelchairs or walkers; these must remain on the pier at ship's security. Your guide will do his/her best to speak English, but please keep in mind that the limited tourism infrastructure here is part of the island's charm, and bear with any language difficulties he/she may encounter.