Shark Feeding in Bora Bora
Written by Phin Upham
Bora Bora features some of the most amazing snorkeling spots in the world. It’s also the best place to swim with a diverse set of fish, ranging from sharks to manta rays. In the crystal clear lagoons of the island, there are spaces where visitors can wade through waste deep water and feed these amazing creatures by hand too.
The trip begins with a motorized outrigger canoe just small enough for a group to travel through the waters. Feel the spray kick up as your boat cuts through the clear waves toward your swimming spot: “The Lagoon of Bora Bora.”
Once your boat arrives at the destination, don’t be surprised if your guide jumps right in. Their job is to attract fish for feeding time. Most likely, you’ll encounter the black-tip reef-shark. This species is native to several parts of the Bora Bora island chain, so divers will come into contact with them in places like Aito and Tapu.
Feel free to jump right on in, just bring a mask with you to breathe. You can admire the show from above or below water level, frolicking amongst the sharks and rays in the lagoon with your group. The coral garden is like an undersea theme park, complete with colorful fish and unique plant life. There are over 700 species of fish to discover in the lagoons of Bora Bora, so be sure to ask your guide about the local wildlife and see if you can spot some.
The boat will take you back when all is said in done, where you can kick back on your patio and review pictures from the day’s excursion.