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Saturday’s scene: Paradise in the Moorea lagoon

2013/03/24by Donna Hull

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A boat floats in the Moorea lagoon.

Alan and I have cruised through the islands of Tahiti on two occasions. Each time, we were mesmerized by the deep blue colors, abundant sea life and soothing tropical water that is the Moorea lagoon. This photo is from our first trip when we were on a cruise excursion to swim with the stingrays. It was our first experience sailing in the South Pacific and we absolutely, positively fell in love with long cruises that include lots of sea days interspersed with visits to small, tropical islands.

Exploring the lagoon is not the only activity on offer in Moorea. Enjoy a drive to the Belvedere Lookout, join a four-wheel-drive exploration of the island, sign up for parasailing,  go dolphin watching or even shop for pearls. So far, on both of our visits, Alan and I have opted for a water excursion that involves snorkeling and stingrays. While we know that we should broaden our experiences in Moorea, the call of that blue, blue water is too strong. Or maybe we just enjoy recreating our first experience in a beautiful paradise.

Have you visited the Moorea lagoon by cruise ship or on a land trip? Post a comment to tell us about your favorite activity on the island. This type of travel is an especially good escape from cold, long winters like the ones Alan and I experience in Montana. As you might guess, we have many more cruises through Tahiti on our horizon.

Planning a South Pacific cruise? Check out our South Pacific cruise excursion reviews.


A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana and is the author of New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure.

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