French Polynesia has nautical activities to suit all lovers of watersports. Crystal clear lagoons straight out of a picture postcard make a perfect aquatic playground. Whether it’s exploring the seabed, deep sea fishing, windsurfing or any other nautical activity, you can do it best in The Islands of Tahiti.

In the heart of the ocean

Riding the waves

Session de foil à Moorea ©Grégoire Le Bacon

Foil, the latest craze

French Polynesia has fine weather and superb waves all year round, so it’s the ideal destination for all types of watersports. Above or below the waves, there’s nowhere quite like The Islands of Tahiti.

S'initier au paddle ©Myles McGuinness


Explore the lagoons at your own rhythm on a paddleboard. Set off along the coast, admiring the magnificent scenery and stopping at deserted creeks and beaches. If you’ve never tried before, it’s easy to learn. Basically, if you can stand up without falling over, you can paddle a paddleboard!

Le plein d'activités nautiques à Tahiti Et Ses Îles ©Michael Runkel

Initiation in sailing a va’a

Sail on the lagoon in a traditional Polynesian outrigger sailing canoe and learn how our ancestors traveled the oceans without compass or GPS.

Try out a va’a, the Polynesian canoe
Une session plongée à Tahiti Et Ses Îles © Alexandre Voyer

Go a little further

The best islands for diving

There are countless dive sites in The Islands of Tahiti, each of them unique and offering a magical and unforgettable experience. Try Fakarava‘s famous ‘wall of sharks’ in the Tuamotu Islands. The atoll has been declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. If you’re staying in the Society Islands, opt for Moorea, just 30 minutes by ferry from Tahiti. The island also boasts breathtaking diving sites. In The Islands of Tahiti, you’ll be spoilt for choice.


Vacation packages

Scuba diving and underwater activities

Latest offers

Book a diving vacation and travel to another world, the treasure-filled, underwater world of The Islands of Tahiti.


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18 days

Epitome of French Polynesian Luxury- Silversea Cruise & Hilton Moorea Overwater Bungalow Package

Bora Bora, Fakarava, Marquesas Islands, Moorea, Raiatea, Rangiroa

From 21199 AUD per person

15 days

Aranui 5 Cruise – Discover the Marquesas

Fakarava, Marquesas Islands, Other Tuamotu Islands, Rangiroa

From 9990 AUD per person

14 days

Society Islands & Tuamotus with Paul Gauguin – 14 nights

Bora Bora, Fakarava, Huahine, Moorea, Rangiroa, Tahaa, Tahiti

From 10390 AUD per person
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Not to be missed

Explore the magnificent coral

Unsurprisingly, snorkeling is an immensely popular activity in the The Islands of Tahiti. Discover the myriads of tropical fish and beautiful multicolored corals in crystal clear waters of our turquoise lagoons.

Tahiti Et Ses Îles offrent une diversité marine exceptionnelle ©Grégory Lecoeur
Des lagons remplies de coraux ©Grégoire Le Bacon _ LionAiles

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Deep sea fishing

Test yourself up against the big fish. Marlin, tuna, barracuda… Some of the bigest ever catches have been made in the waters of The Islands of Tahiti.

Un pécheur qui s'en va en haute mer ©Tahiti Tourisme
Retour de la pêche en haute mer ©Tahiti Tourisme

Be inspired


The warm, clear waters of The Islands of Tahiti are like nowhere else on earth when it comes to watersports.

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