Shore Excursion Details

Raiatea Sunset Cruise

Raiatea, French Polynesia

Raiatea Sunset Cruise


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    hrs Estimate Duration


Enjoy a leisurely cruise through the sheltered lagoon that separates the islands of Raiatea and Tahaa, an experience that will be all the more memorable at sunset. As the sun begins to dip in the sky and cast long shadows across the islands and the brilliant blue lagoon, the scenery will become even more photogenic. Every picture that you take will look like it is straight out of a travel magazine. Throughout the cruise, you will hear enlightening commentary about natural landmarks such the reef islets, called motus, and the towering Temehani plateau. The legend of the tiare apetahi – a rare endemic flower that only grows on the plateau’s highest slopes – is especially captivating. The silhouetted island that you will see to the northwest, just beyond Tahaa, is Bora Bora. Still, sunset is the show-stopping star of this cruise as it typically paints the sky shades of fiery orange, red, yellow and even purple.


• Cruise the lagoon between Raiatea and Tahaa at dusk, when it is spectacularly photogenic.
• Watch an absolutely pyrotechnic sunset that paints the sky every fiery color imaginable.
• See natural attractions such as the Temehani plateau and Bora Bora in the distance.


• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with no water entry. Touring onboard a boat requires vigilance; guests must be physically alert of the boat environment and fit to negotiate steps and vessel surrounding. Guests may be asked to remove their shoes upon boarding the vessel. Access to the boat may be via a large stride or sometimes a narrow steep gangway. Wildlife sightings are likely but never guaranteed. Multiple boats for the same tour may be used, friends or families should present themselves together upon departure. There are no changing facilities onboard.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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