Our 2nd Honeymoon in Paradise – Jet-Skiing in Bora Bora

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Bora Bora Jet Ski
Jet-Skiing in Bora Bora
Emily Jablon:  After sharing one American room service breakfast between the two of us (I ate the fruits and cheese & Daraius ate the meat!), we went on a jet ski tour around the island.  It was our first time on a jet ski, and it’s been something I have always wanted to do.

It was very easy to book the tour through the activities desk at the hotel, and we did not see any jet ski operators outside of the hotel like we did with bike rentals, though I am sure there are some available.

Daraius:  This was our BIG splurge activity in Bora Bora.  Emily loves the water, so we initially had planned on glass bottomed boat tour for 4,300 XPF (~$46) per person.  But the tour was cancelled because of the choppy water, so we decided on a jet-ski tour.  Here’s a link to the activity prices through the InterContinental Thalasso in Bora Bora.

I had emailed tour operators before leaving for Bora Bora, but the rates were almost the same as those through the hotel.  This was expensive at 27,000 XPF (~$288) for the 2 hour ride per jet ski, but Emily loved every moment of it!  I had fun too despite not being very comfortable in the water and being a below-average swimmer.

Emily Jablon:  We were driven in a golf cart from the reception to the jet-ski departure dock in our hotel because it was close to departure time.  We met the guide and he taught us how to ride the jet ski (ride it like a bike,  follow him but maintain distance, etc). They gave us both life jackets and there was a compartment inside to store our camera so we didn’t have to worry about it getting wet.

We were glad we had our coral shoes, because it made it easier to walk in the water.  We put on lots of sunscreen and my sunglasses helped too!

I wanted to drive first, so I got on, and Daraius got behind me. I fired up the engine and soon we were on our way!

Bora Bora Jet Ski
On Our Way!

We stopped at the other InterContinental hotel on the main island (InterContinental La Moana) to pick up another couple and then we rode around the islands for about an hour before we stopped to take some pictures.

Bora Bora Jet Ski
Don’t Leave Me Behind!

It was so much fun riding around and seeing the islands.  The colors of the water were gorgeous, and I loved riding the waves!

After another 30 minutes, we stopped at a deserted part of a motu and watched our guide break open a coconut.  We drank the fresh coconut water, which was sweet and delicious, and ate the coconut flesh.  We walked around the island a bit and took some pictures.

Bora Bora Jet Ski
Coconut Time

Then we got on our jet skis again and made the trip back to the hotel.  Daraius and I were sad the excursion was over – it was my favorite part of the trip!

Bora Bora Jet Ski
Do We Really Have to go Back?
Daraius:  Initially, I wasn’t very keen – or comfortable – on the Jet Ski, but I went along because Emily wanted to try it out.  But it was exhilarating to have the breeze blow in my face & the water splash on us.  I’d happily Jet Ski again!

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