Exploring the Bora Bora lagoon with your own boat

Bora Bora might just be the most stunning lagoon in the world. We had never before seen water this clear and all shades of green and blue like these. The best way to explore the lagoon is by renting a small private motor boat. We got a small aluminum boat with 6HP engine for 4 hours, costing about 100 Eur (yes, it is expensive, but so is everything in Bora Bora).

There was some excellent snorkeling on a coral garden near the Sofitel Motu hotel. The current was quite strong, so if you are not a good swimmer stay close to the boat or swim only on the shallow areas.

Snorkeling in Bora Bora

We stopped by at Motu Cafe for some refreshing drinks. It is located on the southern end of the Motu Piti Aoa, and is the only public beach with a view to the main island.

Motu Cafe beach Bora Bora

Motu Cafe Bora Bora

Motu Cafe beach Bora Bora

We could have probably driven around the entire island in 4 hours, but decided to explore only the eastern side of the lagoon. The boat had a small anchor so we could stop almost anywhere we wanted. Just had to watch out for the corals and spot a sandy bottom for the  anchor.

Snorkeling in Bora Bora

The water might be very shallow and the corals come close to the surface, so remember to navigate carefully!

Navigating the lagoon

Best 100 Eur ever spent!

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