We recently returned from a singles getaways trip to Tahiti in French Polynesia. A group of 32 single adults traveled from LAX airport to Papeete, the capital city of Tahiti, and from there went to the idyllic outer islands of Moorea and Bora Bora. The unsurpassed beauty of the islands of Tahiti make it one of the most romantic spots in the world, and a perfect place fro singles to mingle and make new connections. Some for the tours we experienced were the Jeep Safari on Moorea, where we went to amazing look out points and experienced the local history and agriculture of this magical island. In Bora Bora our favorite was the shark and ray feeding, when we got to pet and feed playful stingrays on the shallows fo the lagoon, and interact with black tip reef sharks, harmless, but exciting nonetheless. Some of the braver members of our group snorkeled outside the reef with the much larger lemon sharks. Many watched from the boat which was a thrill in itself. Our evening were spent with fine dining and cocktails, dancing under the stars to DJs at the resorts , and catching Polynesian drumming and dance performances. This was a trip of a lifetime for most, and lasting memories and friendships were kindled. The nest Tahiti trip will be scheduled for June 2018, so stay tuned for details. For a list of upcoming Singles Cruise and Singles tours , visit https://singles-getaways.com/cruises
Shark & Ray Feeding in Bora Bora
Bora Bora is one of the beautiful islands in the world, and is a part of Tahiti and French Polynesia. One of the most popular activites on the lagoon is the shark and ray feeding tour. We went with Moana Tours on a small motorized catamaran, the first stop being the coral gardens for snorkeling. Here we encountered beautiful coral reefs teeming with colorful tropical fish, giant clams and even a large moray eel. The next stop was the shallow sand banks, where the playful stingrays congregate. With the amazing mountain of Bora Bora as a backdrop, we spent about a half hour in waist to chest high water feeding and covorting with the rays, which allowed us to pet and caress them. They often brushed up against us with firm pressure, which is alarming at first. But they are harmless animals unless stepped on, but most were without tale barbs. The texture of their skin was very smooth and slippery. The final stop was just outside the barrier reef to a spot populated by sharks. After throwing chum in the water we were greeted by several Black tip reef sharks and 2 rather large (around 7 feet long) Lemon sharks. While most of are group watch from the boat, a few of us went in with our snorkel gear and snapped photos while the tour leader had a few physical enconters with the sharks. No one lost a toe and a good time was had by all.
To book your Bora Bora Vacation, go to http://www.southpacific-vacations.com/tahiti