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Tamatoa 2. Tamatoa 2, a 24-foot boat based at Pension Vaiama Village, takes 12 passengers on excursions to bird islands, motu picnic spots, and Tetamanu village. The other pensions also run lagoon excursions, which are around 7,500 CFP per person. Rotoava, Tuamotu Archipelago. 98-41-13. www.fakaravavaiama.com.
Fakarava Explorer. This covered 32-foot motor boat can take up to 10 passengers on lagoon and coral reef excursions.
It's based at Pension Paparara at Rotoava Rotoava, Tuamotu Archipelago. 98-42-66 or 73-93-89. www.fakarava-divelodge.com.
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