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“This should be ranked #1 activity in Bora Bora”
Review of Tanoa Private Tour

Tanoa Private Tour
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Owner description: Luxe PRIVATE Tour Bora Bora island by lagoon.On board of our exclusive boat, Tanoa will take you on a full day discovery of the Polynesian Culture and the lagoon of Bora Bora.This tour around the all island includes fishing , Snorkeling in the Coral Garden , Shark-watching , Stingray-Watching and Manta rays.You will then stop on a private motu where Tanoa will do the traditional cocoshow : climbing on the coconut tree , showing you how to open a coco and much more.You could then relax on the private beach , while Tanoa will prepare a delicious lunch , your table " set in the water ".
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Wow. That's how I can sum up this experience. It was one of the top three best and most unique experiences in my life. Tanoa is such a professional, so incredibly friendly and knows the island like the back of his hand. He picked us up in his beautiful private boat and took us snorkeling in a efw different spots around Bora Bora including the famous Coral Garden. He showed up stinkrays, black tip sharks, eels and mantarays - SO AMAZING!

The best part was him taking us to his private island which he has worked very hard on and made us one of the best meals of my entire life - grilled lobster, lamb, mahi and chicken. He broke oepn a coconut in about five bangs, split it in half evenly and let my husband and I drink the water. He then proceeded to make the coconut milk and used it as a dressing on an OUT OF THIS WORLD tuna salad and banana dessert. We drank champagne, played bacce, and laid out on his private beach.

It was truly such a wonderful experience - the absolute highlight of our trip and I would go back and do it all in a heart beat. TANOA IS THE BEST!!!!

1  Thank alexandra s
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

We had an amazing time with Tanoa on his private tour. He has lived there forever so he knows everything about the island. He really makes sure you have a great time. He took us to a few places to swim with sharks and stingray. He tops it off with lunch in the water at his own private motu. It is an experience that we will remember forever. We didn't want the day to end. We liked Tanoa's tour so much we booked him for a private sunset cruise a couple of days later.

2  Thank suher
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

Like other reviewers, we had a blast with Tanoa during our day with him on August 8th. He's really entertaining and is completely focused on having fun and making sure you're happy. His boat is very comfortable... definitely first class. Swimming with the sharks, rays and millions of other fish was so amazing. We didn't want to get out of the water. Definitely make time to spend a day or half-day with Tanoa.

1  Thank JC_0regon
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

If your'e ever in Bora Bora, you cannot miss booking a private day with "John" Tanoa and his amazing new boat. We found Tanoa Private Tours through the Four Seasons Bora Bora resort. Even though a day with Tanoa was a little bit more then the other boat tours available, it was worth the additional amount. Tanoa's boat tour is private vs semi private with the others, and he provided first class service similar to the Four Seasons staff. His boat was new, amazing, comfortable and had everything you needed on it. He took us to all the hot spots, we didn't have to worry about other people or what they wanted to do, it was all about my family and our needs. He had fresh fish onboard so when we got to the area and swam with the sting-rays & black tipped sharks, we had food to feed them. We hit several spots for snorkeling, sight seeing, and just cruising around the island. We ended up at his private beach area where he prepared one of the finest meals we have EVER had!! Lobster, Lamb, Chicken, Tuna, Fresh Fruit, Coconut, everything caught or harvested the day before and prepared right in front of us. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR: YOUVE ALREADY PAID A LOT OF MONEY TO BE IN BORA BORA, DONT GET CHEAP NOW....PAY THE LITTLE BIT EXTRA AND GET A PRIVATE DAY WITH Tanoa!!!! I guarantee you will be on trip advisor posting similar comments upon your return.

3  Thank aboxguy
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

We were lucky enough to discover Tanoa’s gorgeous lagoon during an unforgettable day with snorkeling amidst corals and colorful fish, some chills when we met with black tip sharks and eagle ray that Tanoa seems to have completely domesticated.

Relaxing moment in an exquisite setting, Tanoa’s private motu with the lagoon’s turquoise waters and bora’s tender green mountains as a background. Let’s not forget the coconut climbing, traditional pratice rarely witnessed anymore in Polynesia…. In a nutshell… an all comfort exclusive adventure with so many picture forever engraved in our heart. Thanx Tanoa

2  Thank Vincent M
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