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Opunohu Bay
in French Polynesia

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Opunohu Bay

Opunohu Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay situated on the north coast of the island of Moorea in French Polynesia. It is located 17 kilometers northwest of the capital, Papeete, and is part of the Society Islands. The bay is surrounded by lush green mountains and is home to a variety of wildlife.

Opunohu Bay is a popular destination for tourists due to its picturesque setting and tranquil waters. The bay is known for its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, making it the perfect spot for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. The bay is also home to a variety of marine life, including dolphins, turtles, and tropical fish.

The bay has a long and fascinating history. It was first discovered by the French explorer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville in 1768, who named it Opunohu Bay after the indigenous people of the area. Throughout the 19th century, the bay was a major trading hub for whaling ships, and it was also the site of a major battle during World War II.

Today, Opunohu Bay is a major tourist attraction in French Polynesia. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, such as swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. There are also several restaurants and bars located along the bay, which offer a variety of local dishes and drinks.

Opunohu Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay with a long and fascinating history. It is the perfect destination for those looking to enjoy some time in the sun and explore the wonders of French Polynesia.

Excursion tips for a day in Opunohu Bay

Opunohu Bay in French Polynesia is a stunning destination for tourists looking to experience the beauty of the South Pacific. On a day in Opunohu Bay, visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, including:

1. Kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding around the bay and its nearby islands.
2. Relaxing on the beach and swimming in the crystal-clear waters.
3. Exploring the lush tropical vegetation and wildlife of the area.
4. Visiting the nearby archaeological sites, such as the Marae Taputapuatea.
5. Taking a boat tour of the bay to spot dolphins, whales, and other marine life.
6. Enjoying a picnic lunch on the beach or a traditional Polynesian meal at a local restaurant.
7. Taking a guided snorkeling tour to explore the vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life.
8. Shopping for souvenirs in the local markets.
9. Participating in a traditional Polynesian dance class.
10. Exploring the nearby villages and learning about the local culture.

Experience Opunohu Bay with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Opunohu Bay. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Opunohu Bay

Opunohu Bay en Polynésie française bénéficie d'un climat doux et agréable toute l'année. En été, la température est généralement comprise entre 25 et 30 degrés Celsius, avec des précipitations légères à modérées. En automne, les températures sont généralement plus fraîches, entre 18 et 25 degrés Celsius, et les précipitations sont plus abondantes. L'hiver est généralement sec et ensoleillé, avec des températures comprises entre 18 et 25 degrés Celsius. Enfin, le printemps est généralement plus chaud et humide, avec des températures entre 25 et 30 degrés Celsius et des précipitations modérées.

Cruise weather for Opunohu Bay

Our weather forecast for Opunohu Bay helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 24.3 °C
min: 23.5 °C
16.9 m/s
15.1 m/s
11.9 %
24.1 m
74.4 %
1,015 hPa
06:29:48
17:41:48
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 23.7 °C
23.8 m/s
25.2 m/s
14.2 %
24.1 m
76.6 %
1,015 hPa
06:29:37
17:42:07
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 25.1 °C
min: 23.5 °C
31.3 m/s
29.9 m/s
38.4 %
23.3 m
75.0 %
1,014 hPa
06:29:25
17:42:27
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 23.8 °C
30.2 m/s
27.4 m/s
84.0 %
23.9 m
68.7 %
1,017 hPa
06:29:12
17:42:46
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 24.9 °C
min: 24.2 °C
37.4 m/s
33.1 m/s
60.7 %
20.8 m
72.5 %
1,018 hPa
06:28:58
17:43:06
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 24.5 °C
36.0 m/s
33.5 m/s
36.8 %
24.0 m
66.3 %
1,017 hPa
06:28:42
17:43:25
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 24.8 °C
35.3 m/s
32.3 m/s
48.7 %
24.1 m
67.8 %
1,015 hPa
06:28:26
17:43:44
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 24.8 °C
29.2 m/s
28.4 m/s
24.9 %
24.1 m
63.6 %
1,015 hPa
06:28:09
17:44:03
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 25.1 °C
32.8 m/s
33.1 m/s
34.7 %
24.1 m
74.5 %
1,015 hPa
06:27:51
17:44:22
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 25.2 °C
28.8 m/s
28.1 m/s
58.8 %
24.0 m
77.6 %
1,015 hPa
06:27:32
17:44:40
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 25.2 °C
32.0 m/s
31.3 m/s
14.6 %
23.9 m
77.6 %
1,014 hPa
06:27:12
17:44:59
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 25.3 °C
27.7 m/s
26.6 m/s
20.2 %
24.1 m
71.1 %
1,014 hPa
06:26:50
17:45:17
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 25.7 °C
min: 25 °C
34.9 m/s
34.9 m/s
29.3 %
24.1 m
75.4 %
1,014 hPa
06:26:28
17:45:34

Cruises to Opunohu Bay

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Scheduled ship calls in Opunohu Bay, French Polynesia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Nov. 2024 MS Zaandam 08:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 MS Zaandam 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 29th 2025 Wednesday, 29th of Jan. 2025 MS Zuiderdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 8th 2025 Saturday, 8th of Mar. 2025 MS Koningsdam 08:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 9th 2025 Sunday, 9th of Mar. 2025 MS Koningsdam 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Nov. 2025 MS Zaandam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Feb. 22nd 2026 Sunday, 22nd of Feb. 2026 MS Volendam 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Mar. 7th 2026 Saturday, 7th of Mar. 2026 MS Nieuw Amsterdam 08:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 8th 2026 Sunday, 8th of Mar. 2026 MS Nieuw Amsterdam 12:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 25th 2026 Wednesday, 25th of Mar. 2026 MS Zaandam 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Apr. 2nd 2026 Thursday, 2nd of Apr. 2026 MS Noordam 08:00 am 04:00 pm

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