Just the right amount of thrill for a unique French Polynesia experience
Blacktip reef sharks are typically found in the shallow lagoons of French Polynesia, and are generally docile. The tend to be on the smaller side, and are usually disinterested in nearby humans.
An excursion offered by Lagoon Service Bora Bora gives travelers the chance to swim with blacktip reef sharks, and to watch them feed from an up-close – but not too close – vantage point. A full-day tour offered by the company includes a traditional Polynesian lunch, reef shark feeding, coral reef snorkeling, a sting ray experience and time to relax on a private motu, or small island. The tour costs about $150 per person.
Don’t forget to bring an underwater camera on your adventure. Since you’re actually in the water with the sharks, it’s the perfect opportunity to catch some National Geographic-style photos.