Experience Exciting Excursions in Fiji

Fiji offers a treasure trove of exciting excursions; from some of the world’s best SCUBA diving to a rich cultural heritage. Since the 5+ star Paul Gauguin ship was built specifically to sail the waters of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific, it makes sense that the cruise line would offer an abundance of first-class excursions. If a cruise to Fiji is on the horizon, be sure to check out a few of our favorite excursions offered on Paul Gauguin Cruises.

Port: Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Nukubalavu Village Tour

Experience the day-to-day life of Fijian people during a memorable visit to an authentic Fijian village, where you will witness and participate in an authentic kava ceremony.

SCUBA 1 Tank – Mystery Reef or Goldilocks

Described by Jean-Michel Cousteau as the “Soft Coral Capital of the World,” Fiji offers some of the world’s best SCUBA diving, with a comprehensive range of excellent dive locations. You’ll discover spectacular hard and soft corals; caves and grottos; amazingly diverse marine including includes sharks, turtles, tuna, and fish of all sizes and colors in the tropical waters.

Colo-i-Suva Trek Tour & Waterfall

A perfect spot for a moderate trek followed by a refreshing dip in the waterfall, the national park, Colo-i-Suva, boasts a crystal-clear river set amid a serene rainforest.

Fiji’s Culture & Heritage Tour

A guided driving tour will take you to Fiji’s capital city, Suva – the center of commerce and the seat of government.

Snorkeling in Beqa Lagoon

Snorkeling is one of the most popular and memorable activities in Fiji, primarily due to the islands’ beautiful underwater environment. The Beqa Lagoon features a fantastic array of tropical fish, corals and marine life in clear tropical waters, with visibility reaching over 30 meters.

Uprising Beach Resort

A fun-filled day packed with water activities, a buffet lunch (set right on the beach), two full-service bars, optional snorkeling safaris in Beqa Lagoon, Jet Ski rentals, tube rides, a fresh-water swimming pool, and the perfect sand beach, make this the ideal beach escape.


Feel the rush of adrenaline as you ZIP over FIJI’s private eco-reserve – a natural paradise high above the forest floor and the Wainadoi River Valley.

Port: Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji

Savala Day Cruise

An intimate cruise featuring lively music, morning and afternoon tea, complimentary lunch drinks and use of water equipment, takes a limited number of guests to the island’s beautiful white sandy beaches fringed with vibrant coral and crystal-clear waters.

Port: Bequ Island, Fiji

Cultural Village & Firewalking Show

Legend has it that more than 500 years ago the men of Beqa Island were given the gift of being able to walk on fire by an eel in exchange for its life. Today, you’ll observe the descendants of these warriors carry on the tradition, as you experience the exciting ritual of the Firewalkers.

And of course, make sure to consult with the experts at Paul Gauguin Cruises to determine which excursions are available on your sailing.

Our Favorite Excursions in the South Pacific

There’s so much to see and do in the South Pacific but only some cruises will give you a chance to explore the best spots for local culture, scenic beaches and amazing food. When you’re heading off on a luxury cruise through French Polynesia and other exotic destinations in the South Pacific, make sure you’re planning at least one shore excursion at some of the best islands and cultural gems of the area. Here are some of our favorite excursion hotspots in the South Pacific.

Volcano Excursion in Bora Bora

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Bora Bora is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and is home to some of the world’s extinct volcanoes. You can head off on a guided tour of the mountains and volcanoes of Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia on your shore excursion to see the old lava rock formations and views from high above. Make sure this event is on your bucket list as you head off on your South Pacific adventure.

Pearl Farms of Tahiti

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Tahiti is one of the most stunning islands in the South Pacific and is the perfect place to relax on deserted beaches and swim in the ocean. It’s also home to the famous Black Pearls so you can take a tour of the pearl farms to learn how these pearls are cultivated. There are a handful of pearl farms around the island and many produce hundreds of thousands of pearls. You can meet with pearl divers and watch the farming process firsthand with a guided tour.

Tours of Fiji

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The islands of Fiji would take a lifetime to explore but you can get a taste of the local culture and historic landmarks with a sightseeing tour. Plan at least a day of exploring the islands so you can visit historic villages, see the Magic Waterfall, and paddle along the Navua River on a canoe. Another option is to take a catamaran out to Castaway Island, the perfect spot to go swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and windsurfing on any given day.

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