Bora Bora is an amazing destination for a romantic getaway. The French Polynesian island is a paradise featuring white sand beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and marvelous views all around the lagoon.
All its features make it a perfect place for a honeymoon or to celebrate an anniversary, or simply a romantic vacation with a significant other. While you visit Bora Bora, you’ll have the opportunity to book some local tours filled with fun activities like sailing, snorkeling, and sunset views.
Here are some romantic tours for couples with an eye toward activities to ramp up the romance. There are tours available to fit any budget and each one offers beautiful memories.
This is all based on our personal experiences and insights from other recent tourists who have visited our gorgeous island of Bora Bora.
Sunset Cruise and Dinner at St. James Restaurant
With this tour, you’ll hop on an outrigger canoe and get close to that special someone while you make your way around Bora Bora. The destination is romance and the backdrop is the setting sun as it bathes the land and water in golden light.
After the sun makes its way over the horizon, you’ll be taken to St. James Restaurant for dinner and drinks overlooking the beautiful ocean. Champagne awaits you when you arrive.
If you’re staying on the main island, the professionals at Moana Adventure Tours can arrange to have you picked up and dropped off at your resort or hotel. They also operate a wide selection of other tours on the island, including jet ski and snorkeling tours, so they’re quite experienced.
Each trip is limited to a few couples, so the setting is intimate. All you need to focus on is each other, the sunset, and the romantic dinner. You’ll get it all at a price that won’t break the bank.
Catamaran Sunset Sailing and Celebrating
You can experience the thrill of sailing on a catamaran together on this exciting sunset tour, operated by Sailing Bora Bora. The evening starts when you’re picked up directly from your resort. You’ll have your choice of loungers and be served sparkling wine and snacks by the attentive hostess.
While the experienced captain sets the sail, you can relax and enjoy the scenery of Vaitape. All of this culminates in a spectacular sunset over the clear waters of Bora Bora.
Travelers can enjoy some tropical music in the background. The romantic tour also lets you see one of the Leewards Islands’ most famous attractions, Mount Otemanu.
At the end of the evening, you’re dropped back off at your hotel to continue your celebration. This is a great deal and offers memories you won’t forget anytime soon.
Introductory Dive Excursion
If you’re feeling adventurous and want to take a literal plunge together, check out this introductory dive tour with your very own private scuba instructor. This is a great excursion for couples who want to learn the basics of scuba diving.
It even includes a custom video of your dive, so you have a virtual memory of your tour. Their experienced instructors can guide you from learning all about the equipment to everything you need to know while underwater.
They’re with you the whole way, lending a helping hand and ensuring you can concentrate on the experience, not the technicalities.
The tour culminates on the lagoon floor, where you have the chance to extract a pearl and present it to your loved one as a gesture and keepsake of the occasion.
It’s one of the pricier Bora Bora excursions, but for what you get, it’s worth it.
Private Snorkeling Cruise
This private snorkeling cruise is another fantastic offering from Moana Adventure Tours. You can go on a half-day or full-day tour around the lagoon. It’s a completely private tour, so it’s just the guide, you, and that special someone.
After you’re picked up from where you’re staying, you’re whisked away by your tour guide on an adventure that weaves the history and tradition of Bora Bora into the underwater experience.
You’ll have the chance to see the full display of marine life that call this area home including manta rays, eels, turtles, and a dazzling array of colorful fish. You might be able to spot a shark or two.
If you opt for the full-day tour, you can get the chance to enjoy lunch together on one of the small private islands (called Motu’s) near Bora Bora, all prepared by your guide.