Our magical day started bright and early with a stunning sunrise and a view of the majestic mountains of Bora Bora. Some of us woke up early and were lucky to practice some traditional dancing at our morning’s session of “Ura with Kura.” This was followed by a delicious breakfast and then a presentation about coral from Undersea Specialist Taylor Simpkins. Then a real surprise, a pop-up pearl shop on the back deck where we had the chance to do some shopping from a beautiful selection of local Tahitian black pearls.

We set off for our adventure, which included snorkeling amongst all kinds of tropical fish in the coral garden, as well as an amazing visit to a local motu that was absolute paradise. We even had the kayaks and standup paddleboards available. But wait there was more! We also had an incredible BBQ put on by our amazing galley team. While some enjoyed a refreshing swim in the cerulean blue waters, others listened to music performed by local musicians while relaxing in the shade of a palm tree.

Today National Geographic Orion was truly in a tropical paradise. What a perfect day!