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French Polynesia


French Polynesia (Cont.)


Raiatea, French Polynesia-port

Raiatea and Taha'a are two separate islands sharing the same lagoon. Located 120 miles northwest of Tahiti, between Huahine and Bora Bora among the leeward Society Islands, Raiatea is the second largest island of French Polynesia after Tahiti. The island tour reveals lush green valleys, numerous waterfalls, and pineapple and vanilla plantations. Discover fascinating under-water scenery within Raiatea's deep lagoon, rich with fish and surrounded by mountains.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Faaroa River & Motu By Canoe
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Kayaking the Fa'aroa River
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Marae Taputapuatea By Le Truck
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Raiatea Circle Island Highlights
    Seated Tour
  • Raiatea Jeep Safari
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Snorkeling Safari & Pearl Farm
    Moderate Activity/WalkingRegent Choice
  • Taha'a By Land & Sea
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Taha'a Coral Garden Snorkeling
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice

Faaroa River & Motu By Canoe

Moderate Activity/Walking

Duration: 3 hours

Tour Code: RFP-001

"Explore Raiatea's abundant flora and fauna during this journey through the island that includes a canoe ride from Raiatea's lagoon to the mouth of the Faaroa River.

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 and more. Your guide will also share a bit of Polynesian history and folklore about the famous voyages that eminated from this river to all of the islands in the Polynesian Triangle. As you navigate the river into Raiatea's interior, you'll see lush tropical foliage, verdant mountains and waterfalls.

Leaving the river, a stop will be made at a ""motu"" (islet) where you can swim and relax while enjoying some refreshments. Afterwards, you'll transfer back to the pier.

Please note: There is limited walking on this tour. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Swimwear worn under a cover-up; sun cap; sunglasses; biodegradable sunscreen; towel; and flat, comfortable shoes or aquasocks are recommended. Those participating in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. Guests will get exit the canoe at the beach using the canoe's side ladder and will have to walk a few yards in very shallow water to reach the beach."