Cruise Tahiti - Society Islands and Tuamotus

Overview

This group sailing is being postponed. Please contact Dean Nelson for additional details!

10 days cruising through crystal-clear lagoons and exploring lush rainforests

Spend 10 days in October sailing in luxury - friendly staff, superb food and a cultural experience unlike any other. The MS Paul Gauguin is a small ship providing access to many of the Tahitian islands. This particular itinerary takes you to the Society Islands and the Tuamotus archipelago. In the Society Islands you visit the iconic Bora Bora, the less inhabited islands of Taha'a and the cultural centre of Huahine. After being awed by the Society Islands, you will then elegantly cruise to Fakarava and Rangiroa.

Sailing onboard the MS Paul Gauguin you will have options for dining, a large selection of beverages, and its all included. The ship has only 332 guests so you can be assured you will have plenty of space to soak in the French Polynesia sun. This itinerary will have you at port all but 1 day, allowing you to experience each of the islands yourself.

Highlights:

  • 2 days in iconic Bora Bora
  • Access to private beaches in both Taha'a and Bora Bora - great snorkelling
  • Visit Fakarava, UNESCO-classified Nature Reserve. Its 1 of 7 in the world! Great marine life!
  • Explore the island in the morning, relax on the beach in the afternoon
  • Kayak right off the aft of the ship.

Itinerary

Day 1 - October 6, 2021


Embark ship at Papeete

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant along the shoreline as your luggage is loaded onto the ship and ready for your embarkation. Welcome to the m/s Paul Gauguin. The ship will start cruising to Huahine after you have had your welcome dinner and met the staff you will be sailing with.

Day 2 - October 7, 2021


Huahine, Society Islands

Lush with rainforests and sacred sites, Huahine is an explorer's dream island. Here you have the choice to go on land to explore with a local guide in a traditional vehicle Le Truck or explore the lagoon.

Day 3 - October 8, 2021


Bora Bora

The iconic Bora Bora! Wake up to dramatic mountain tops surrounded by crystal clear waters in the Lagoon. That huge spike of rock covered in greenery is Mount Otemanu. You have two days here!

Day 4 - October 9, 2021


Bora Bora

Ensure to enjoy the private beach available only to Paul Gauguin Cruisers! A BBQ lunch, cocktails on sandy white beaches - this is the way to relax.

Day 5 - October 10, 2021


Rangiroa, Tuamotus

Today you skip over to the Tuamotus archipelago. Comprised of 75 atolls you will land on Rangiroa, the largest of the islands on the Tuamotus. Experience the simple, quiet, and peaceful life on these islands by participating in the daily activities of the Paumotu people.

Day 6 - October 11, 2021


Fakarava, Tuamotus

As a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve here you will have the opportunity to see many rare marine and plant species. Be awestruck by beautiful coral in Garuae Pass and enjoy the charming villages on land.

Day 7 - October 12, 2021


At sea

It is your only full day at sea onboard the Paul Gauguin, so make sure you make the most of it. Enjoy reading a book on your balcony, sip on a cocktail and participate in the onboard programming provided by the La Gauguin and Les Gauguine.

Day 8 - October 13, 2021


Experience Taha'a

In Taha'a Paul Gauguin has an exclusive beach area - Motu Mahana. Here you can swim, snorkel or relax in the beautiful Tahitian sun. Enjoy the BBQ for lunch and a wide drink selection, even in the water. Alternatively take a cultural tour on the island.

Day 9 - October 14, 2021


Moorea

Anchored in an inlet, the mountains will tower above and call you to explore. Moorea provides ideal climate for growing produce and here they grow pineapple and other citrus fruits. Take a botanical tour around the island or rent a vehicle and explore on your own. As the only island serviced by ferry from the island of Tahiti, you will find this island more vibrant than those you have visited.

Day 10 - October 15, 2021


Moorea

Soak in your last day of unbelievable hospitality onboard and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. A morning shore excursion to the reef to see the coral and marine life is just the start you need. When back onboard the ship, kayak from the marina after a scrumptious lunch.

For more details, connect with Bronwen, a Paul Gauguin Specialist. She can share with you her experience and let you know exactly what to expect on this journey!

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