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Fantastic day trip with Pa'ati Tours to the "Ile aux Recifs"!

My husband and I have recently returned from a Holland of America cruise, and we were very lucky... read more

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michele d
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Melbourne, Australia
Overall it was a great trip

The tour was interesting. It felt like we joined a family trip to the beach. There were 6 tourists... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Chad D
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Sunnyvale, California
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Atoll de Rangiroa, Avatoru 98775, French Polynesia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and I cruised FP in February 2013, and had the great fortune to visit Rangiroa. We were sailing on the Ocean Princess, and because the ship did not offer many shore excursions, we looked for private tours. We found many internet sites about...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

This is another one of the many atolls in this area. There's not much to see on land so, if you're not a diver, and I'm not, there's not a lot to do. I was on a cruise ship with French Polynesia as part of...More

1  Thank dskid
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I have recently returned from a Holland of America cruise, and we were very lucky to visit Rangiroa. We were not satisfied by the range of tours offered by the cruise company in Rangiroa, and we looked for private tours. We contacted...More

Thank michele d
Reviewed September 27, 2018

The sea and the wind were quite intense and the 1 hour trip to the island was very tough in the little boat. We boked the trip very much sure it would be lots of snorkelling. Unfortunately it was not. Lots of walking around both...More

1  Thank Dude G
Reviewed June 13, 2018

The tour was interesting. It felt like we joined a family trip to the beach. There were 6 tourists and like 10 tour guide/family members including kids, etc. The island is beautiful. Our trip was the only boat there so was pretty remote. The lunch...More

2  Thank Chad D
Reviewed March 7, 2018

This is another one of the many atolls in this area. There's not much to see on land so, if you're not a diver, and I'm not, there's not a lot to do. I was on a cruise ship with French Polynesia as part of...More

1  Thank dskid
Reviewed September 21, 2017

We visited Rangiroa 3 times, always stayed in Pension Rangiroa Plage Best way to visit the Atolls are 3 nights - it gives you 1 day for scuba and 1 day for trip to Motu and see the sharks - on return departure get ready...More

3  Thank rfradim
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Leon is the greatest guide ever. Fun, caring for people and nature...and a great cook! He did a fish barbecue that was just incredible. This place Ile aux Recifs is absolutely gorgeous, and they do the tour in a very authentic way. If you're planning...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Not sure. A must do day trip in rangiroa. We did it with Leon, a local who owns his small motu at the ile aux recifs, where you will have a lunch (one of the best pain cocco and bbq I had in polinesia). Don...More

Thank luca b
Reviewed August 6, 2017

The hour long boat ride is well worth it. An afternoon of swimming, snorkeling and exploring. The water is crystal clear and the snorkeling was great. The black tip sharks in the shallow water were incredible to see, especially when they were fed scraps from...More

2  Thank John-MelanieZ
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Fantastic excursion, with the most amazing landscapes. We could see little sharks, gorgeous lagoons with clear water in a completely desert place! Loved it and would do it again for sure!

2  Thank Erika R
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic day, nice bunch of people. Fish cocked on the barbecue was great, location is superb. On the way there we stopped to see a Manta Ray and jumped in the water but unfortunately weren't quick enough to capture this beautiful marine life on a...More

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joellent622
July 4, 2018|
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Response from John-MelanieZ | Reviewed this property |
We booked while we were there through our hotel's concierge. I would guess, if you can't prebook. You also might want to check with a local Tour Company or Travel agent?
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meswadley
February 26, 2018|
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Response from rfradim | Reviewed this property |
All boat trips to Motu are normally booked by people you stay with. If you arrive on a cruise ship there may be a problem - as I read In other posts...sorry, can't help more..
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