Port of Vaitape , Port Autonome de Papeete BP 9164, Motu Uta Papeete 98715, French Polynesia
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Bora Bora cruise port is located in the southern Pacific Ocean. The island belongs to French Polynesian Leeward group of the Society Islands. Bora Bora cruise port is located northwest from Papeete cruise port, about 235 km. The island is surrounded by an amazing lagoon and an offshore reef. It offers a lot of possibilities for water activities. The population is around 9,000 people. The currency at Bora Bora cruise port is the CFP franc. The spoken languages are French and Tahitian.
The port is visited the whole year-round and included in all "Repositioning Cruise" itineraries between Australia and Alaska (via Hawaii) as well as in many "World Cruise" itineraries. The island is also visited by most luxury ships sailing in the Pacific Ocean. Among the lines are Phoenix, Princess, Holland America, Oceania, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Windstar, Carnival, Hapag Lloyg, Regent Seven Seas, Crystal, Cunard.
Bora Bora Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Bora Bora Island dock (anchor) at Vaitape - port town (and main settlement) on the western coast.
There is no dedicated terminal, so cruise vessels anchor in Pofai Bay. Their passengers are tendered ashore to Vaitape. Near Bora Bora port pier you can find office of Europcar and Avis. The local bus service is called Le Truck but it is not recommended because it is really irregular.
You can catch a taxi from the Vaitape port's cruise ship pier. It usually costs $5. The most popular transport method on the island are bicycles. You can rent one for $15 daily. If you want to explore the lagoon, you can rent a motorboat.
The nearest airport to the cruise port is in Tahiti (Moto Mute). From there, you can reach Vaitape by boat. Bora Bora has ferry connection to Papeete (Moorea Ferry service).
Vaitape offers souvenir shops, ATM, Internet cafe, restaurants and post office within walking distance from the cruise ship tender pier.
Bora Bora Island tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Lagoon Exploration: once you enter the clear, blue water you would never want to leave. You can hire a motorboat, jetski or join glass bottom boat tour to discover the tropical fish schools and the amazing corals.
- Canoe Breakfast: you should definitely try the experience of having fresh breakfast brought to you on a flower bedecked canoe. You will try the typical Polynesian breakfast of pastries, juices and fruits surrounded by the clear water and the rising sun of the South Pacific.
- Shark and Ray Feeding: try this adrenaline experience.
- Diving: “must-do” in any diver’s list.
- Motu Tapu: visit the most photographed South Pacific island.
- Matira Beach: the most popular beach.
- Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu: join some of the Guided hikes.
- Try also: Parasailing (for one or two) and horseback riding
Port Bora Bora Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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