National Geographic Orion had a wonderful visit to the famous island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia! We spent the afternoon exploring this paradise-like island.

The activities on offer were diving, snorkeling, visiting a motu (island) via catamaran, spending time at the beach, and a visit ashore to see what the town had to offer.

Snorkeling offered the opportunity to spot some excellent marine life in the lagoon area of Bora Bora, including eagle rays, moray eels, octopus, pipefish, and various vibrant reef fish. While diving, we observed blacktip reef sharks, moray eels, reef fish, and stunning corals. The pristine white sand beach made for a great afternoon of relaxing and swimming, and a visit to town offered a great chance to find some Tahitian souvenirs!

What a time to be alive!

Photo caption and photographer: Visiting Bora Bora, French Polynesia. Photo by Todd Gooding