French Polynesia has nautical activities to suit all lovers of watersports. Crystal clear lagoons straight out of a picture postcard make a perfect aquatic playground. Whether it’s exploring the seabed, deep sea fishing, windsurfing or any other nautical activity, you can do it best in The Islands of Tahiti.
In the heart of the ocean
Riding the waves
Foil, the latest craze
French Polynesia has fine weather and superb waves all year round, so it’s the ideal destination for all types of watersports. Above or below the waves, there’s nowhere quite like The Islands of Tahiti.
Explore the lagoons at your own rhythm on a paddleboard. Set off along the coast, admiring the magnificent scenery and stopping at deserted creeks and beaches. If you’ve never tried before, it’s easy to learn. Basically, if you can stand up without falling over, you can paddle a paddleboard!
Initiation in sailing a va’a
Sail on the lagoon in a traditional Polynesian outrigger sailing canoe and learn how our ancestors traveled the oceans without compass or GPS.
Go a little further
The best islands for diving
There are countless dive sites in The Islands of Tahiti, each of them unique and offering a magical and unforgettable experience. Try Fakarava‘s famous ‘wall of sharks’ in the Tuamotu Islands. The atoll has been declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. If you’re staying in the Society Islands, opt for Moorea, just 30 minutes by ferry from Tahiti. The island also boasts breathtaking diving sites. In The Islands of Tahiti, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Scuba diving and underwater activities
Book a diving vacation and travel to another world, the treasure-filled, underwater world of The Islands of Tahiti.
Bora Bora, Fakarava, Moorea, Raiatea, Rangiroa, Tahiti
Fakarava, Marquesas Islands, Rangiroa, Tahiti
Fakarava, Marquesas Islands, Other Tuamotu Islands, Rangiroa, Tahiti
Bora Bora, Fakarava, Rangiroa, Tahiti
Not to be missed
Explore the magnificent coral
Unsurprisingly, snorkeling is an immensely popular activity in the The Islands of Tahiti. Discover the myriads of tropical fish and beautiful multicolored corals in crystal clear waters of our turquoise lagoons.
You’ll also enjoy
Deep sea fishing
Test yourself up against the big fish. Marlin, tuna, barracuda… Some of the bigest ever catches have been made in the waters of The Islands of Tahiti.
The warm, clear waters of The Islands of Tahiti are like nowhere else on earth when it comes to watersports.