Escape to the exotic islands of Tahiti and the Society Islands and you’ll find spectacular sunsets, whitewashed shores, and rich cultural traditions. Considering Paul Gauguin Cruises operates the highest rated and longest continually sailing cruise ship in the South Pacific, expect some of the most memorable experiences on the islands. Let us help you navigate the best excursions for your voyage.
Moana Explorer Program
The Moana Explorer Program, allows you to experience a first-hand look at these remote corners of the world with hands-on interactive learning. The program is offered in partnership with Te Mana o te Moana, a South Pacific marine education and conservation foundation. While the program is geared toward children 7-15 years of age, there’s no shortage of fun for the entire family. Naturalist-led beach excursions, crafts, games adventures, and water games offer an exciting educational experience.
Aquasafari Underwater Walk
Walk below the surface of the beautiful waters of Bora Bora’s and discover vibrant marine life and stunning coral in the spectacular lagoon. Embark underwater with a helmet, to freely move below the surface for an underwater walk. The 30-minute adventure brings gives you an up-close look at the island’s spectacular coral and tropical fish. It’s a great activity for novices, since no swimming or diving experience is required.
Blue Lagoon Escapade
Glide around the island on a 23-foot motorized boat. You’ll have the opportunity to view stingrays, reef sharks, manta rays and even snorkel in the stunning coral gardens.
Scuba Certified Dives Anau
Certified divers visit a dive site located inside the lagoon of Bora Bora, on the other side of where the ship is. The beautiful coral garden is brimming with manta rays and spectacular sea life. The dive is approximately 60 Ft.
SCUBA Toopua DSD/Beginners
Perfect for beginner divers who signed up for the Discover Scuba program, your dive will take place at the edge of a submerged crater filled with tropical fish, butterflyfish, large coral formations. Keep your eyes open for octopus or the gigantic Javanese moray eel which like to make an appearance. The maximum depth this dive is roughly 30 feet.
Romantic Escapade at Moorea in a Partial Over-Water Bungalow
The perfect couple’s retreat at the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa begins with a welcome drink. Spend the day in paradise, relaxing on the beach, kayaking or playing tennis before enjoying a romantic, candlelit dinner for two on your private terrace as you sip champagne and watch the sunset. Wake the next morning to a canoe breakfast in your overwater bungalow before returning to the ship.
Trails of the Ancients Trek
Archeology buffs embark on an adventure to the untouched side of Tahiti with an onboard lecturer, archeologist Mark Eddowes, who shares in-depth information on the rainforest of Opunohu valley. Eddowes shares his extended research into the history of temples, the rituals practice there and the chiefs with guests. You’ll also visit the landing site of Captain James Cook and Belvedere lookout point along with the ancient archaeological sites while taking in the spectacular scenery along the way.