One of the more popular cruise ports in the Islands of Tahiti is the island of Moorea. Nestled in a quiet lagoon, Moorea is a natural playground for vacationers of all types. With beautiful gardens and white sand beaches, thriving reefs, myriad flowers and pineapple plantations the island of Moorea is colorful and radiant. It’s a pleasure for the senses. This Moorea Cruise Port Guide will help you make the most of your time on the island.

Windstar Cruises typically anchors in Cooks Bay and tenders guests ashore. Moorea cruise port is a popular destination for water sports like snorkeling and diving. What is particularly unique about Moorea though is that the inland areas are very accessible. This makes Moorea a popular destination for hikers as well. You also will notice the island is dotted with pineapple plantations.

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Moorea Cruise Port: Shore Excursions

• Moorea is a great place to take a break from water activities and venture into the tropical jungle either through a hike, 4X4 or ATV tour.

• Because of the rich variety of aquatic life in the surrounding lagoon consider a snorkeling or scuba tour.

• If you would rather stay above water, but still want to experience the thriving coral reef take a glass bottom boat tour.

• Moorea is a great spot to take an ecotour and learn more about dolphins and whale behaviors from a marine biologist.

•With gorgeous vistas on all angles and a vibrant village life Moorea is photographers dream. A photo tour will help you capture the best of this island paradise.

Best Beach:

Temae Beach is located not far from the ferry terminal to Tahiti. Temae offers some of the best snorkeling right off the beach. The lagoon here is calm and clear with beautiful views of the island of Tahiti.

Temae Beach offers beautiful views of Tahiti across the calm blue lagoon

Best Snorkeling Excursion:

The between Tipaniers and the motu off the coast the water is shallow. Sting rays abound in the shallow water. You can take an excursion or rent a kayak on your own to get out to the best snorkeling areas.

Take one of the many excursions to Moorea’s motu or rent a kayak on Tipaniers Beach and go on your own.

Best Excursion for Non Swimmers:

4×4 excursions to Magic Mountain are a thrilling ride with a beautiful view at the end. Most of these excursions also offer some time in Belvedere Outlook from where you can see both of Moorea’s Bays.

From Belvedere Overlook you can see both of Moorea’s Bays

Don’t Miss in Moorea:

Moorea is one of the most beautiful ports to sail into or out of. Do not miss sail away. Get up on deck grab your camera and order a fruity cocktail. You won’t want to miss this. The narrow passage through the lagoon with the majestic mountains bursting out of the crystal blue sea is just breathtaking. However you spend your day in Moorea Cruise Port remember not to miss the best experience of all– sail away!

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