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Visit Vaitape Harbor to experience the action at Bora Bora’s major transportation hub on the western shores of the island’s gorgeous lagoon. Whether it is your destination or a stepping-stone to an exciting island experience, Vaitape Harbor is a great spot to spend some time watching boats come and go and enjoying the magnificent views across the lagoon.
Stroll around the harbor’s waterfront and check out the range of watercraft in the moorings. From traditional Polynesian canoes to luxury cruise ships, the harbor is a hot spot for marine action. Watch local fishing boats coming in with the daily catch and admire the pleasure yachts.
Walk out along the pier and look back to see magnificent views of the town’s backdrop, Mount Otemanu. You’ll see the mountain’s jagged peaks cloaked in tropical vegetation that cascades down the hillsides.
Chat to some of the local tour operators and find out what is being offered during your stay. You might join a glass-bottom boat ride or go on a sightseeing catamaran cruise. Snorkeling and scuba-diving tours also depart from Vaitape Harbor and head toward the pristine islets and the barrier reef. Join a deep-sea fishing charter and try to hook wahoo, blue marlin and barracuda.
Browse the range of stores located on the waterfront promenade behind the harbor. You’ll find boutiques, galleries and handcraft stores, as well as banks and car rental operators.
You’ll find a range of dining options near Vaitape Harbor. Snack stands, cafés and upscale restaurants are all available. Pick up delicious tropical fruits or try exquisite French cuisine. As evening falls, make your way to a waterfront bar to take advantage of Vaitape Harbor’s western-facing position. Watch the setting sun as it sinks into the lagoon as you enjoy a cocktail or a cold beer.
Vaitape Harbor is located on the western edge of Bora Bora’s major town, Vaitape. There is a ferry service to the harbor from the airport. You can also reach the harbor by motorboat, which may be provided by your resort. The harbor is easy to reach from elsewhere on the mainland of Bora Bora by taxi, bicycle and bus.
It's worth giving yourself plenty of time at Vaitape Harbor. Here are the most popular activities:
For more things to do, check out our Vaitape things to do page.
Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Matira Beach, Motu Piti, and Matira Point. Coral Gardens and Mt. Otemanu are also within 6 mi (10 km).
This Bora Bora resort is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Le Meridien Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Matira Beach and Coral Gardens. Mt. Otemanu and Matira Point are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Bora Bora, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Vaitape Harbor and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Mt. Otemanu. Tupitipiti Point and Mt. Pahia are also within 3 mi (5 km).
This Bora Bora hotel is by the sea, on the beach within minutes of Matira Beach, Coral Gardens, and Leopard Rays Trench. Also nearby are Matira Point and Motu Piti.
Situated in Bora Bora, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Vaitape Harbor and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Mt. Otemanu. Tupitipiti Point and Mt. Pahia are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora resort is within a 10-minute walk of Motu Piti and Matira Beach. Coral Gardens and Matira Point are also within 15 minutes.
Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora resort is within a 5-minute walk of Matira Beach and Matira Point. Coral Gardens is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
Nestled on the beach, this Bora Bora houseboat is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Vaitape Harbor and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Mt. Otemanu. Tupitipiti Point and Mt. Pahia are also within 2 mi (3 km).