Huahine Activities and Sites


For the visitor, the unspoiled environment of Huahine can be experiences in many ways:

  • Exploration of the huge network of restored ancient royal sites with an archaeological tour among the hills and shores.
  • Enjoyment of the clear lagoon waters by snorkeling, boating, and jetskiing.
  • Enchantment from the charming villages and vanilla farms with a relaxing trip around the islands by car, tour, or even bicycle.
  • Discovery of the underwater world by diving or aboard a glass-bottomed boat.
  • Adventure into the curls and share a wave with globe-trotting surfers.
  • Relaxation among the serene setting of an isolated and beautiful resorts.

Some of the popular activities and sites for visitors include:

Circle-Island Tour
The quiet roads and waters around Huahine are perfect for leisurely exploration. By boat or jetski, the lagoon and bays greet you as you glide over the bright waters with stops anywhere along the way for snorkeling. By car or bus tour, the scenic roads wind through verdant forests and up to breathtaking vistas. It's easy to fill the day with visits to the villages, walks among the historical sites, and stops at scenic beaches and fruit stands.

Fare Village
The largest town in Huahine is concentrated within only a few blocks. The village comes alive each day with the arrival of the ferry and when the fishing boats display their daily catch. Most of the island activities begin here including land and lagoon tours, car and bike rental, guided historical tours, glass-bottom boat tours, diving, deep-sea fishing, kayaking, etc. Most of the restaurants favored by the locals are also located here.

Historical Sites
The largest concentration of pre-European marae (ancient temples) are located in Huahine. The local guides are very knowledgeable and enjoyable to hire for guided walks among these religious and mythical sites.

Jet Skiing
Huahine's lagoon is famous for exploration by jetski. The shallow waters, large secluded bays, and quiet shores give couples and small groups the feeling of true freedom and adventure. There are several companies that offer full-and half day programs that circle both islands. Guided tours are complete with frequent stops to picnic on your own private beaches and islands.

Hawaiki Nui Va'a Canoe Race
Huahine hosts the start of what is best described as the "Super Bowl" of canoe races. The Hawaiki Nui Va'a is the world's largest and longest international open-ocean canoe race and covers a grueling 77 miles between Huahine and Bora Bora. The start and finish are celebrated with a great festival of food, music, and dance.

Huahine's dive sites are less discovered than other islands and present a quiet underwater world perfect for beginning and intermediate divers. Sites feature yellow coral gardens and concentrations of reef fish, eagle rays, tuna, and grey reef sharks.

Other activities and sites on Huahine include:

  • Bicycle rentals for flat rides on the lightly-traveled roads.
  • Snorkeling at the many quiet beaches.
  • For expert surfers, the passes are world famous.
  • Belvedere lookout on Mount Turi overlooking Maroe Bay.
  • The blue-eyed eels of Faie.
  • Ancient fish traps of Lake Fauna Nui.
  • Vanilla plantations and fruit gardens along the road on both islands.
  • Guided walking trips.
  • Sail boat charters and motor boat rentals.

Guided or self-guided itineraries including these and other sites can be reserved or planned by your travel arranger before you travel or at the activities desk of your resort or cruise ship.

Activities in Huahine

Culture - Parks and Gardens
Chez Vahinemoea  (689) /

Culture - Pearl Farms
Huahine Pearl Farm  (689) /

Land Activities - 4WD safari
Huahine Explorer  (689)
Huahine Land Safari Tour  (689) /
Huahine Nautique  (689)
Island Eco-Tours  (689) / 87 71.30.83

Land Activities - Guided Mountain Bike Rides
Europcar Huahine  (689) / /

Land Activities - Guided Tours
Enite Tours  (689) /
› M. Gérard Temaiana (689) /

Land Activities - Hiking
Huahine Randonnées  (689) /

Land Activities - Horseback Riding
Pension La Petite Ferme  (689)

Nautical Activities - Diving Centers
Mahana Dive  (689)
Pacific Blue Adventure  (689) /

Nautical Activities - Jet-Ski
Huahine Nautique  (689)

Nautical Activities - Lagoon & Coral Reef Pass Excursions
Huahine Nautique  (689)
Moana Turquoise  (689)
Poetaina Cruises  (689)
Sailing Huahine Voile  (689)

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