Rangiroa, meaning "huge sky," is the largest atoll of Tahiti and her islands, and one of the four largest in the world. It has more than 240 motu (islets) separated by more than 100 "hoa," small channels that make up its ring of coral, and in the center of the inside lagoon is the Paio Motu. Discover this long ribbon of islets located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and marvel at the incomparable brilliant colors of the lagoon.
Rangiroa features a palm-fringed coast and warm, blue tropical waters. The ship's tender will drop you off at the pier, affording you the opportunity to stroll the coastal road or do a bit of beachcombing. Rangiroa is famous for its surrounding coral reef and marine life. Be sure to spend at least part of the day enjoying the ocean in this very unique and rarely visited coral atoll.
Note: Rangiroa is a tender port. Transportation from the ship to shore will be via the ship's tender service.
Experience Rangiroa during a glass-bottom boat cruise designed to provide underwater views of the atoll's breathtaking lagoon and superb island vistas as well. Enjoy a close-up look at colorful coral gardens teeming with tropical fish. This moderately active excursion lets you see it all while staying high and dry.
Your local boat will depart the pier for the transfer over to the natural, open-water aquarium for an exciting snorkelling moment. One of the best snorkelling spots on the atoll. Admire the wonderful and colourful world of tropical fish and coral formation.