ARE TOURS an authentic Polynesian experience

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore beyond Raiatea with this action-packed day trip to Tahaa island. You’ll be picked up from Uturoa quay on Raiatea and taken over to Tahaa by boat. Explore the island's cultural and natural attractions with a visit to a pearl farm, snorkeling at a coral garden, and lunch on a white-sand beach. A great combination of relaxation and exploration.
  • Snorkeling gear will be provided
  • Learn about the history and culture of Tahaa island
  • This is a full-day tour lasting about seven hours
  • A fun tour for the whole family

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Pick up insure from pk 10 EST to pk 10 WEST of the island of RAIATEA

    Meeting And Pickup

    Start time

    08:30 AM

    What To Expect

    TAHAA Island Tour with Multiple Stop

    1 Stop

    1 Point of Interest

    Duration: 7 hours

    Operating Schedule: Departure time 8:30 am from the bay of Uturoa Raiatea wharf

    Gare Maritime d'UTUROA

    Points of interest passed by on this route

    Gare Maritime d'Uturoa Raiatea

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    136 reviews
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    Kasra_K, Mar 2023
    Everything in this tour from start to finished was very well planed and executed. What made the experience even more memorable was Reva! We cannot thank Reva enough for allowing us to have a true Polynesian experience which was engaging and fun! We appreciate it 🤙🏻
    Are tour
    Jacqueline_S, Jan 2023
    Amazing tour Very well organised, the lunch on the beach and the people are beautiful I highly recommend it
    Highlight of our 45 day cruise
    Douglas_S, Nov 2022
    Tour guide Teri Au was beyond fabulous, as he was knowledgeable, patient and entertaining. Snorkel drift dive and buffet luncheon were likewise beyond our expectations, yummy Polynesian food, great fun eating with the fish and outstanding entertainment. This all day tour included almost everything we could possible see with the boat ride warm and cozy as heavy ponchos were provided to keep the cold wind from freezing us. We loved everything about this tour as Teri au kept us laughing despite all the rain. This was the highlight of our 45 day south Pacific cruise
    Tahaa day of leisure.
    Kim_W, Nov 2022
    Our tour guide was exceptional. It was a day full of songs, stories, and laughter. A wide variety of activities. The lunch over the water was a highlight.
    Highly Recommended
    Volker_S, Nov 2022
    Had a fantastic tour with ARE Tours. Our captain/guide Terehu did an excellent job. We visited a vanilla farm where we learned about the laborious process of manually pollinating the flowers that carry the vanilla beans, followed by a fabulous drift snorkel through the coal gardens - the corrals a beautiful and colorful and plenty of pretty fish. Next on agenda was a visit to a pearl farm followed by a delicious BBQ lunch on a small island. We were joined there by two more board from ARE Tours (each boat holds about 10-12 people) and the crew performed Polynesian dance and music for us. We were sitting on benches and tables in ankle deep water surrounded by fish , paradise. Personally I would have liked more time at the snorkel site in lieu of the pearl & vanilla farm visits, but if you have never been to one it is a worthwhile experience. Maybe ARE tours can consider offering a "snorkel only" tour offering for the future - that would be really great.
    Best Tour
    Jenifer_P, Nov 2022
    This was one of the best tours I’ve ever taken. Traveling with a 21, 15, and 8 year old it can be difficult to make everyone happy, but they all had the time of their lives. The private island was beautiful. The guides all joked from boat to boat, dang and played ukuleles. We saw vanilla, coconut tree climbing, eat wonderful lunches, snorkeled, and the Pearl farm was interesting. Best Pearl prices I’ve seen in Tahiti. I’d recommend this to anyone.
    Highly recommend
    Susan_A, Oct 2022
    Good experience. Driver did a good job taking us between spots of interest and lunch on the motu was excellent between the show, music and food. Highly recommend. Felt very welcoming.
    Amazing trip in paradise
    Dorine_F, Oct 2022
    Clearly the best tour on the island - terry packed so many things in 8 hours comfortable canoe boat pearl farm rum factory he even played eukeleke personable funny great boat driver -amazing drift through coral gardens picnic on motu had amazingly great food - highly recommend doing this tour with terry id give this tour 10 stars if I could just do it !!
    The best excursion of our trip.
    Kevin_B, Jun 2022
    We had a wonderful time. Tere was our guide for the day and he was an excellent guide and host, entertaining us with stories, songs, and information about his life and his country. It was a perfect day that was one of our most memorable days of our trip.
    Trip of a lifetime.
    charles_l, Jun 2022
    Tare was great. Best excursion of the whole cruise. Better than the tours on Bora and Moorea. Food was excellent. Presentation was wonderful.
    This is a must do
    Cindy_H, May 2022
    We had an amazing time. Our guide Tere was incredible. He took us by boat to a vanilla farm and explained the growing process of vanilla beans and how to make vanilla with vanilla beans. He also took us to a pearl farm. Then we drove by boat to a small island where he made a polynesian lunch for our group, they had covered picnic tables in the water and they sang songs as we ate lunch. He also showed us how to open a coconut, how to get coconut water and how to make coconut milk. then he took us to a large coral reef so we could snorkel. On the way to the last spot he sang songs to our group. Lastly he took us to an area where we could see a lot of sharks. It was a remarkable day and he was a wonderful knowledgeable guide. It was truely a polynesian experience. If at all possible ask for Tere. Thank You Tere for the Polynesian Experience.
    Amazing Polynesian Experience
    Elizabeth_S, May 2022
    This was one of the most amazing and well-rounded tours we’ve ever been on! Tere our guide was exceptional and really brought the Polynesian experience to life for us. We were the only Americans on the tour and everyone went out of their way to translate and make us feel comfortable. Highly recommend this tour! Tere , buddy you will always be in our memories!
    A gtreat day at sea
    Joan_H, Mar 2022
    Totally awesome tour. Enjoyed the enthusiasm and authenticity of the crew. A full day well spent at sea visiting a number of interesting places, and learning about vanilla, sugar cane, pearls,sharks, coral, etc. The Polynesian lunch over water was the highlight - a fitting climax combining food, information on coconuts and being well entertained by the young staff in their Polynesian attire. Preferred the day on the water rather than a land tour.
    Best tour ever
    Anne_S, Mar 2022
    This was the most amazing tour ever!!!! Really nice guys running the tour, took us to Vanilla Farm, Rum Distillery, Pearl Farm, then Coral Garden to snorkel then to private Motu for lunch with picnic tables in the water and fish swimming around your feet. Through the course of this tour we saw, Dolphins, fish, stingray, sharks. So amazing!! Will do this again next year.
    One of our best excursions ever
    marianneille, Mar 2022
    the entire day was beyond our expectation for the price we paid. we receiveda royal treatment and an authentic Polynesian experience that went above and beyond, we hated to say good bye to our awesome crew and hosts for the day. I found ARE Tours on Viator and booked this 7 hour tour vs a much more expensive one from the ship which was only a 1/2 day. We enjoyed a vanilla farm, a rum factory and a pearl farm visit as well as some snorkeling and swimming in crystal clear warm waters and then a delicious lunch served on a private motu featuring authentic Polynesian fish and other delectable. We tried new types of food and have to admit they were a delight. Most of all our crew we fun, courteous, informative and entertaining. We hated to say our good byes at the end of the day. If you ever get the chance to visit Raiatea, don't hesitate to find this tour and book it you will have one of your best days ever in paradise.
    Fun day!
    WILLIAM_W, Oct 2021
    What a great way of to visit the uniqueness of Taha’a. Expect to spend a little money at the Pearl shop, the vanilla farm, and the rum distillery. The lunch that was provided was authentic and delicious. Our tour guide is one of the friendliest people I have ever met, and speaks both French and English. I would definitely take this tour again!
    Very good tour. We saw...
    Nicholas_Y, Sept 2021
    Very good tour. We saw all things that were stated in description and the guides We’re amazing. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting.
    Book this tour!
    Tanner_B, Feb 2021
    One of the best tours I’ve ever done! Every stop was incredible from the snorkeling to the pearl farm to the shark reef! The lunch was amazing and loved eating with our feet in the water. Book this tour- you will not regret it!
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    ALBERT_W, Feb 2020
    Outstanding day with Deraho(sp) our guide and his tour. Snorkeled on Thanaa, pearl farm, wonderful Polynesian lunch prepared as we watched, vanilla farm and topped off by swimming with black tip sharks. Perfect day!
    Our Tour Guide was the Best
    ALBERT_W, Feb 2020
    Our guide, Dereho really made the tour outstanding. His knowledge, musical talent, and positive spirit, even in the rain, were so refreshing. He also looks great in the traditional outfit!