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Visit Vaitape Harbor to experience the action at Bora Bora’s major transportation hub on the western shores of the island’s gorgeous lagoon. Whether it is your destination or a stepping-stone to an exciting island experience, Vaitape Harbor is a great spot to spend some time watching boats come and go and enjoying the magnificent views across the lagoon.
Stroll around the harbor’s waterfront and check out the range of watercraft in the moorings. From traditional Polynesian canoes to luxury cruise ships, the harbor is a hot spot for marine action. Watch local fishing boats coming in with the daily catch and admire the pleasure yachts.
Walk out along the pier and look back to see magnificent views of the town’s backdrop, Mount Otemanu. You’ll see the mountain’s jagged peaks cloaked in tropical vegetation that cascades down the hillsides.
Chat to some of the local tour operators and find out what is being offered during your stay. You might join a glass-bottom boat ride or go on a sightseeing catamaran cruise. Snorkeling and scuba-diving tours also depart from Vaitape Harbor and head toward the pristine islets and the barrier reef. Join a deep-sea fishing charter and try to hook wahoo, blue marlin and barracuda.
Browse the range of stores located on the waterfront promenade behind the harbor. You’ll find boutiques, galleries and handcraft stores, as well as banks and car rental operators.
You’ll find a range of dining options near Vaitape Harbor. Snack stands, cafés and upscale restaurants are all available. Pick up delicious tropical fruits or try exquisite French cuisine. As evening falls, make your way to a waterfront bar to take advantage of Vaitape Harbor’s western-facing position. Watch the setting sun as it sinks into the lagoon as you enjoy a cocktail or a cold beer.
Vaitape Harbor is located on the western edge of Bora Bora’s major town, Vaitape. There is a ferry service to the harbor from the airport. You can also reach the harbor by motorboat, which may be provided by your resort. The harbor is easy to reach from elsewhere on the mainland of Bora Bora by taxi, bicycle and bus.
Would you like to make your time spent at Vaitape Harbor even more special? Remember to try out some of these things to do:
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Located in Bora Bora, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Pearl Resort Beach, and 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from White Valley. Tupitipiti Point and Mount Tapioi are also within 32 miles (52 km).
Situated in Bora Bora, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Vaitape Harbor, Matira Beach and Mt. Otemanu. Le Meridien Beach and Bora Bora Photo Lagoon are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Bora Bora Photo Lagoon, Matira Beach and Le Meridien Beach. Mt. Otemanu and Matira Point are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Le Meridien Beach, Matira Beach and Bora Bora Photo Lagoon. Mt. Otemanu and Matira Point are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Matira Beach, Motu Piti and Matira Point. Coral Gardens and Mt. Otemanu are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated by the ocean, this boutique guesthouse is within 6 miles (10 km) of Vaitape Harbor, Matira Beach and Mt. Otemanu. Matira Point and Le Meridien Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Motu Piti, Matira Beach and Le Meridien Beach. Matira Point and Mt. Otemanu are also within 6 miles (10 km).
This vessel pulls anchor and sets sail from Bora Bora for at least part of your stay.