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L' Excursion Bleue Day Tours

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Address: Bruno Fabre | BP 123, 98 735, French Polynesia
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Watch out for sharp coral!

This was a wonderful excursion, except for the last stop (more about that later.) Loved the vanilla plantation. The owner was so proud to share information about the vanilla... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
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The Woodlands
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The Woodlands
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

This was a wonderful excursion, except for the last stop (more about that later.) Loved the vanilla plantation. The owner was so proud to share information about the vanilla growing and harvesting process. We also very much enjoyed our stop at a pearl farm, the delicious lunch and swimming with the sharks. The only reason I didn't give this tour... More 

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Bruno F, Owner at L' Excursion Bleue Day Tours, responded to this review

We thank you for the quality of our excursion which you knew to recognize, with unfortunately an incident in the second garden of coral. I was away and it's hard to know what happened. With clear explanations and good coaching, there should be no problems, we also need a good listening because there are people who leave without warning and... More 

Nicholasville, Kentucky
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124 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were part of a large group from a cruise ship and overall had a good experience. The itinerary was enjoyable, as we first stopped at a vanilla farm and then a black pearl farm. Both stops were informative, just the right amount of time and no pressure to purchase. We were then off to start our snorkeling adventure. First... More 

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Tucson
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We were two of a dozen or so who booked this excursion while on a cruise. We were delayed getting started while waiting for lunch and ice to arrive. We spent a lot of time on the boat getting to the vanilla farm and the pearl farm but both were interesting. We had rough water and heavy rain but this... More 

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Bruno F, Propriétaire at L' Excursion Bleue Day Tours, responded to this review

Hello, I was unfortunately absent, I am sorry to hear that you have not had total satisfaction, we listen to your remarks seriously and will rectify. Thank you. Bruno More 

Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My wife and I booked the excursion prior to our trip and Bruno made it easy to coordinate. We met Bruno at the Vanilla plantation and learned about the planting, growth and production process of vanilla. From there, we headed out on the boat to the next stop of swimming/snorkeling with Sharks and Stingrays. After being there for an hour... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were arriving in Raiatea on a cruise ship and a group of us booked this tour in advance. There were about 11-13 of us. We got there on time, he loaded us on the boat and we proceeded to wait and wait and wait. An hour later a lady shows up with the supplies for lunch, which were loaded... More 

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Bruno F, Propriétaire at L' Excursion Bleue Day Tours, responded to this review

Mrs, We were delayed on departure due to other guests looking for restrooms and others who had forgotten their mask on the liner. We do not need to load food because the meal was prepared on the spot by other people. We have the greatest attention to the timetable because it is very important. Some of the people who swam... More 

Mission Viejo, California
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We are at this moment, on a Windstar cruise and just got to Raiatea. In about 12 hours, we are scheduled with L'Excursion Bleue for an entire day tour of Tahaa. Just now, Bruno emailed me canceling the tour because he doesn't have enough people. This operation is ALL ABOUT PROFIT AND NOT ABOUT INTEGRITY. He could have easily accommodated... More 

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Bruno F, Propriétaire at L' Excursion Bleue Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your attention to our activity. We take immediate steps to ensure that this type of disappointment never happens again. More 

Denver, Colorado, USA
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68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I had very high hopes for this tour based on the glowing reviews and the email correspondence I had with the owner, Bruno. Unfortunately, I am unable to give this tour the highest rating, based largely on Bruno not being the enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide I'd read so much about. He clearly acted like he did not want to... More 

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Bruno F, Propriétaire at L' Excursion Bleue Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for this flattering review for my trip that brought you any satisfaction except insects and my behavior. I think to be attentive and generous with my clients, generous in time because I know that this trip to the heart of their trip is to reward their expectations, I discreetly try not to arrive too late for the meal,... More 

erie, co
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This excursion combines all the most popular excursions into 1 all day adventure! Vanilla plantation, black pearl farm, swim with sharks and rays, drift snorkel, beach lunch and boating throughout French Polynesia. There were 8 of us, we were the only ones who did not speak French. Bruno did an amazing job of interpreting for us at each of our... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful snorkel trip. Pear farm visit was nice. Vanilla plantation was not as enjoyable as on our trip last year with George but ok. Bruno was fantastic

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Bruno F, Propriétaire at L' Excursion Bleue Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for thinking of review that makes us much pleasure after appointment initially missed that allowed you to know George I consider someone exceptional. Best regards. Bruno More 

San Clemente, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We recently went on a week-long cruise with Windstar in June. The shore excursions offered from the cruise were so expensive so we did our research on Trip Advisor. Based on the good reviews, we pre-booked the tour for L'Excursion Bleue. Bruno promptly booked our request prior to the trip with only requiring a deposit of 1500xpf per person. The... More 

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Bruno F, Propriétaire at L' Excursion Bleue Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your message, "good job" as the Americans say .. Thank you also for your rating. I tried to do the best in my absence, I was fortunate to recruit "Arava" our English-speaking guide who is a person who has great qualities. In short I will answer on certain points: Photos: sorry, the camera was forgotten in the... More 

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