Shore Excursion Details

River & Motu by Outrigger Canoe

Raiatea, French Polynesia

River & Motu by Outrigger Canoe


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Explore Raiatea's abundant flora and fauna during this journey through the on a motorized outrigger canoe with a breach break at one of the many small islets.

Board your motorized outrigger canoe at the pier and glide over the waters of Raiatea's deep blue lagoon towards the mouth of the Faaroa River; Polynesia's only navigable river. Along the way, you will see wild hibiscus, or purau, bamboo groves, chestnut trees, ginger flowers, villages and more. Your guide will also share a bit of Polynesian history and folklore.

Leaving the river, you’ll stop at a motu (islet) where you can swim and relax while enjoying some refreshments.

Need to Know:

Note: Tour is not recommended for guests with mobility concerns. Participants must be able to negotiate a few steps to get in/out of the boat, as well as a ladder to board the boat from the water. This tour includes a short and shallow walk in the water to reach the islet. Swimwear worn under a cover-up, sun cap, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, towel and flat, comfortable shoes or aquasocks are recommended. Those participating in water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

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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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