Shore Excursion Details

Catamaran Sail Away

Raiatea, French Polynesia

Catamaran Sail Away


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Sail the enchanted waters of the lagoon that surrounds Raiatea in a comfortable catamaran and then anchor off a coral reef, where you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel.

After departing from the pier, you will soon begin cruising the protected turquoise lagoon that encircles Raiatea, an island whose name translates to faraway heaven. Settle in wherever you please, as the catamaran features trampolines for sunbathing and lounging. There is also a well-shaded area, if you prefer a covered environment.

Because the catamaran has a shallow draft, it can cruise into areas off limits to other vessels, presenting you with a spectacular, up-close view of the lagoon. Feel the sea breeze as your eyes discover the lush and unique scenery of Raiatea & its sister island Taha'a.

In time, you will stop to swim and snorkel along a coral reef teeming with brightly colored tropical fish. You might even see sea turtles gracefully swimming by, completely undisturbed by your presence. After approximately one hour, you will cruise back to the pier.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour is not recommended for guests with mobility concerns. Access to the boat is via a large stride or narrow, steep gangway. Participants will be asked to remove their shoes upon boarding the vessel. Restroom aboard the vessel is accessible via a straight ladder. Participants must know how to swim, be comfortable in the water and able to cope with occasional currents. Depth of water varies. Local operator may require that you sign a waiver. Swimwear worn under a cover-up, sun cap, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, towel, and flat comfortable shoes that you do not mind getting wet or aquasocks are recommended. Mask and snorkel are provided. Guests are cautioned not to touch or step on the coral reef for both safety and environmental reasons. Those participating in water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.

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Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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