Bora Bora Lagoonarium
Bora Bora Lagoonarium
4.5
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • RickyRoo
    Porto, Portugal4 contributions
    Exactly what we hoped for
    We did the full day excursion on Friday 24th and it was so amazing that we returned two days later. Both times we saw spotted Eagle rays(large group 20+) a manta Ray, black tip reef sharks, sting rays and lucky to have Max point out a stonefish and moray eel. The lemon sharks at the lagoonarium were just surreal. The hosts go out of their way to make sure you see everything possible. Never thought id see a stonefish in its natural environment but Max made sure everyone had the chance to see it. Beautiful creature. The hospitality was also above and beyond. Authentic food and an insight into traditional dance and attire was so much fun. The day finished of with a tour of the family motu. Lovely people, lovely family ❤️
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 March 2023
  • Abbey R
    3 contributions
    Best Excursion in Bora Bora
    By far the best excursion we did in Bora Bora. Max & family are so knowledgeable and welcoming it was perfect! Max was the best guide, each spot we went to he could describe all of the wild life and help find what we were looking for. He dove on his own to find a manta ray for us then personally helped each group member swim along and follow them to get the best views. He took cameras down into the depths for a few of us for pictures of a manta/moray eel. At the lagoonarium the lemon sharks were breath taking. We had a delicious lunch with home cooked food (a welcomed break from resort food!) and walked around the whole island. We learned about coconuts, rays, and got to see the water breaking on the outer edges! He showed us how they open coconuts, make coconut milk, and even how to tie a pareo several different ways! It went by so fast and had we known we probably would have went with them twice! Great excursion and worth every bit for the whole day.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 2 April 2023
  • Maria O
    Bethesda, Maryland549 contributions
    Fantastic and fun!
    This is a wonderfully run family business. The crew was fun and the lunch was delicious. Lots of singing and ukulele playing. Nice boat and crew was expert at finding the rays, including the biggest one I’ve ever seen! One crew member pulled an enormous moray eel out of the reef for us to photograph and marvel at. At the lunch site, we got to swim with lemon sharks. Then we got a sarong tying lesson and coconut splitting lesson. They picked us up and dropped us off where we were staying, for no extra charge. It was a fantastic experience. Highly recommend!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Juliandrea & Harmony
    Orange County, California16 contributions
    Snorkeling, fun, and food
    We had a great time on the tour. The snorkeling, food, and musical accompaniment were awesome. Who knew 'Baby Shark' would sound great on the ukulele. Max and the rest of the family showed us a great time. Thanks
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Evan D
    Toronto, Canada29 contributions
    Highly Recommend Lagoonarium!
    Highly Recommend Lagoonarium Excursion while in Bora Bora! We booked Lagoonarium based on the greater local family run business and previous reviews. Our day was fantastic, most amazing snorkelling stops and our guides made sure to continue searching and changing locations to find sea life when we didn’t see in their usual spots! Music was also plentiful the entire day on our time on the boat which is something I didn’t see much of on other snorkelling boat trips which sets Lagoonarium apart from others! Our stop on the Motu was great! Such a fantastic view and delicious lunch as well as demonstration of Paredo and coconut opening. Entire day was such a amazing time and so glad we chose Lagoonarium over the other snorkel tours! Will definitely be back and take this tour again!! Thanks again for an amazing day!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 August 2023
  • caterpillarc93
    Cham, Germany1 contribution
    Bestes Team und bester Anbieter in Bora Bora
    We had the most wonderful day snorkeling with Max and having a BBQ in the lagoonarium. the whole team is very friendly and professional and as I said it was one of the best days of my life. We can only recommend the team and will come back next year. Max in particular is so cool, friendly and warm, we are so happy to see him again
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Alex
    Santa Fe, New Mexico1 contribution
    Exceptional experience with a family-run business!
    This was our first organized activity in Bora Bora. Today is day 4 and it still stands out as the best. Picked up at our hotel to go to the dock. The boat went to several snorkeling spots where we saw coral, fish, manta rays, eagle rays, sting rays, black tipped sharks. On the boat we had music and singing with the family, then a delicious home cooked lunch, sarong wrapping lessons, and Polynesian dance lessons. Our lead guide was friendly and entertaining. We really enjoyed supporting this family business! No place to change on the boat so have your swim suit on! Also, you get a lot of sun exposure while snorkeling so protect yourself.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 December 2023
  • Madhu A
    3 contributions
    Great time with family
    We had full day fun snorkeling with eagle Ray, manta Ray, sting ray, black tipped sharks and lemon sharks. Kids loved it. Great team, made the trip fun. Would highly recommend
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 December 2023
  • Oyuna T
    13 contributions
    Best snorkeling trip ever!
    We had the best time on our snorkeling tour and Highly recommend this tour! So glad we picked this place ! Our boat crew was amazing and entertained us with live music during the ride and also our guide Max talked about local landscapes and histories . I was afraid of the deep water but Max made sure I could see what was promised and pulled me thru the coral reef. Private motu was beautiful and we got to swim with lemon sharks . Had best lunch and entertainment there as well. Thank you for the amazing unforgettable memories 💕
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 January 2024
  • Juan P
    Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
    Don't miss the Bora Bora Lagoonarium Tour!
    We had a fabulous time during our tour with the Bora Bora Lagoonarium family. Max was a perfect tour guide/host, filled with information he passed on to us, playing and singing with grandpa, and making sure we were able to see all possible marine life and had a fun time. We snorkelled in the coral garden and Max showed us stone fish resting amongst the coral, snorkelled with black tip sharks and stingrays, snorkelled with the eagle rays and manta ray. We then visited the Motu, and snorkelled with the lemon sharks, which was a fantastic experience. Our Tahitian lunch was perfectly prepared by other family members. We then had fun demonstrations of how to wear the pareo and danced. Before finishing the day, we had an instructive walking tour of the Motu. Every family member did their best to make sure we enjoyed the tour. We had an unforgettable time and would definitely do it again!! Highly recommended.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 February 2024
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Juan P
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
We had a fabulous time during our tour with the Bora Bora Lagoonarium family. Max was a perfect tour guide/host, filled with information he passed on to us, playing and singing with grandpa, and making sure we were able to see all possible marine life and had a fun time. We snorkelled in the coral garden and Max showed us stone fish resting amongst the coral, snorkelled with black tip sharks and stingrays, snorkelled with the eagle rays and manta ray. We then visited the Motu, and snorkelled with the lemon sharks, which was a fantastic experience. Our Tahitian lunch was perfectly prepared by other family members. We then had fun demonstrations of how to wear the pareo and danced. Before finishing the day, we had an instructive walking tour of the Motu. Every family member did their best to make sure we enjoyed the tour. We had an unforgettable time and would definitely do it again!! Highly recommended.
Written 4 February 2024
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Oyuna T
13 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had the best time on our snorkeling tour and Highly recommend this tour! So glad we picked this place ! Our boat crew was amazing and entertained us with live music during the ride and also our guide Max talked about local landscapes and histories . I was afraid of the deep water but Max made sure I could see what was promised and pulled me thru the coral reef. Private motu was beautiful and we got to swim with lemon sharks . Had best lunch and entertainment there as well. Thank you for the amazing unforgettable memories 💕
Written 28 January 2024
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Grace N
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Great tour. Funny and pleasant family business. They tried their best for everyone to have fun. It was a great experience snorkeling with them.
Very welcoming at the island where we ate great food.
Written 3 January 2024
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shawn w
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
Great day w fun local family!! I was a solo female (50's) traveler. Swam w mantas, black tips, rays, and the coral gardens. Then wonderful lunch, dance, sarong and coconut demo. lemons to watch while you eat on lagoonaquarium...take the Full day! I read some reviews here prior and am not sure about the language issue some had... Instructions/explanation were given in English, French and Italian. Guides were entertaining and also attentive to a young couple who were not good swimmers, and kept an eye on everyone (13) people that day.. No small feat! I always prefer to use local guides wherever I go...you won't get hot rags to wash your face and shiney new boats... What you will get is a fun and caring local family that is safe to experience this incredibly beautiful place.
Take fins! I am a pretty good swimmer and struggled a bit without them (I don't pack fins, only mask as I prefer to travel in carry on) in seeing the mantas where the current is a bit more.. Even here one of the brothers swam over to get me to help me get to where they were to see them... Absolutely recommended going with this family!... Enjoy!!
Written 27 December 2023
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Madhu A
3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We had full day fun snorkeling with eagle Ray, manta Ray, sting ray, black tipped sharks and lemon sharks. Kids loved it.
Great team, made the trip fun. Would highly recommend
Written 20 December 2023
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Alex
Santa Fe, NM1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Couples
This was our first organized activity in Bora Bora. Today is day 4 and it still stands out as the best. Picked up at our hotel to go to the dock. The boat went to several snorkeling spots where we saw coral, fish, manta rays, eagle rays, sting rays, black tipped sharks. On the boat we had music and singing with the family, then a delicious home cooked lunch, sarong wrapping lessons, and Polynesian dance lessons. Our lead guide was friendly and entertaining. We really enjoyed supporting this family business!
No place to change on the boat so have your swim suit on! Also, you get a lot of sun exposure while snorkeling so protect yourself.
Written 6 December 2023
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Hanley Swan, UK191 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Most memorable day in BoraBora was spent here and the swimming with sharks and stingrays was far more relaxing than we had expected. It will go down as a really high point on the tour of the Society Islands.
Written 4 November 2023
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dave
Oahu, HI4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Great trip.Freindly staff.Very knowledgeable considerate staff.I felt they were focused on us having the best time.
Written 22 October 2023
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caterpillarc93
Cham, Germany1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
We had the most wonderful day snorkeling with Max and having a BBQ in the lagoonarium.

the whole team is very friendly and professional and as I said it was one of the best days of my life.
We can only recommend the team and will come back next year.
Max in particular is so cool, friendly and warm, we are so happy to see him again
Written 10 October 2023
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Evan D
Toronto, Canada29 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Highly Recommend Lagoonarium Excursion while in Bora Bora! We booked Lagoonarium based on the greater local family run business and previous reviews. Our day was fantastic, most amazing snorkelling stops and our guides made sure to continue searching and changing locations to find sea life when we didn’t see in their usual spots! Music was also plentiful the entire day on our time on the boat which is something I didn’t see much of on other snorkelling boat trips which sets Lagoonarium apart from others! Our stop on the Motu was great! Such a fantastic view and delicious lunch as well as demonstration of Paredo and coconut opening. Entire day was such a amazing time and so glad we chose Lagoonarium over the other snorkel tours! Will definitely be back and take this tour again!! Thanks again for an amazing day!
Written 31 August 2023
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