The fact that it is surrounded by some of the bluest water anywhere makes Tahiti a top tropical vacation spot. Whatever your favorite water activity is, you will be able to experience it in Tahiti. In fact, you’ll be able to try water activities that might not have occurred to you until now.


What sailor has not dreamed of gliding over turquoise water toward a tropical island with only the sound of the wind and the sails? Before heading out, make sure to check the marine weather forecast. If you are on a chartered sailboat, all you’ll need to do is relax. If you’re setting out on your own, follow the rules of safe boating. In order to keep yourself safe, it’s important to choose the right life jacket when you go out sailing. Chartering a sailboat can include many other exciting activities. You can fish or dive off the vessel, sunbathe while sipping tropical drinks or look for humpback whales coming up close for a visit. You might also take a boat tour to see the sights on the other side of the island.

Swim With Dolphins

Swimming with dolphins is an adventure most people will never have, but you can go home with stories to tell. If you should come across wild dolphins when you’re out for a swim, remember that you are in their space. Be calm and respectful and watch without startling them. There are locations in Tahiti where you can have the adventure of swimming with tame dolphins who are accustomed to humans. Your hotel concierge will most likely have a list of companies that offer this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Scuba diving is a peaceful way to explore the underwater beauty of Tahiti. You will be awed by the otherworldly creatures you’ll see during your dive. Scuba gear can be rented, and lessons or a refresher course can be taken if necessary. Diving can be done off the side of a boat or from the shore. You’ll find that different areas of shoreline have different types of underwater plants and other living things. Snorkeling is also available if you want to enjoy some of the miracles that exist underwater in Tahiti.

Whether your vacation in Tahiti includes watching sea turtles in the water, swimming with dolphins or taking a boat to neighboring islands, you are sure to experience some memorable water activity to mark off your bucket list.

The next time you go on a big trip, to Tahiti or otherwise, try some of these packing tips!