To discover the storied Polynesia of Melville, Gauguin and Michener, you have to travel to Tahiti's outer islands. Moorea, the former haunt of Tahitian royalty, is one such island where you still see fishermen paddling outrigger canoes, pareo-clad women strolling along the roads and children fishing from island bridges. Moorea is an island of vertiginous mountains - most of its 18,000 people live along the narrow coastal shelf. Behind tin-roofed wooden houses lie lush green mountains rushing up to fill the sky.
French Polynesia comprises some 130 islands, of which Tahiti is the best known. Just 12 miles across the lagoon from Tahiti lies Moorea.
Note: Moorea is a tender port. Transportation from ship to shore will be via the ship's tender service.
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Island Drive, Kia Ora & Belvedere
3.5 hours | Moorea | MOZ-105
Circle Island Tour
Take a tour of the island on this half-day narrated excursion. Enjoy amazing views from Moorea's most spectacular lookouts, see the 19th century church and visit the ancient ruins of a Polynesian temple. There's even time to shop for pearls.
Island Drive, Tiki Theatre Village & Juice Factory
3.5 hours | Moorea | MOZ-110
Tiki Village Theatre
Moorea Fruit Juice Factory
Take a narrated drive around the island on this half-day excursion. You will visit the Tiki Village Theatre for a taste of old Polynesian crafts and culture, as well as sample liqueurs and fruit juices from a local factory. Along the way, enjoy spectacular views at Kia Ora Lookout and a photo stop at the Protestant Church - the octagonal church is built from the stones of Tahitian maraes.
Go snorkeling off Moorea's barrier reef on an approximately 2.5-hour excursion. This snorkel safari is ideal for experienced snorkelers used to swimming in open waters. Enjoy the crystal-clear visibility as your guide hand feeds stingrays that swim gracefully amongst you.
Take a 4WD expedition and hike that explores the heart of the island on a half-day excursion. Travel through the forest past bamboo groves and plantations. Take in sweeping views from Belvedere and Magic Mountain. Also visit a popular tropical juice factory.
Behold the breathtaking panorama of earth, sea and sky from the deck of a luxurious catamaran. Sit back and soak up the sun as you sail Moorea's azure waters in search of relaxation, extraordinary sights, colorful marine life and the perfect spot to snorkel.
Join an expert naturalist as you go in search of wild dolphins on this exciting and informative half-day excursion. Savor Moorea's dramatic beauty as you cruise for spinner and rough-tooth dolphins. Humpback whales are also frequently sighted from August through November.
Attention novice and serious photographers - lace up your walking shoes and grab your camera for an intimate look at Moorea's natural wonders led by a professional instructor. Visit one awe-inspiring setting after another while picking up valuable tips and techniques to enhance your unforgettable images.
Calling all kids at heart - here's your chance to meet and greet some of the ocean's friendliest creatures with an excursion to Moorea's Dolphin Center. Watch their impressive antics and acrobatics before entering the shallow waters of the lagoon and joining the dolphins in their natural habitat.