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Experience the enchanting Society Islands with our 20 exceptional South Pacific tours for 2024. Each curated adventure promises to immerse you in a world where turquoise lagoons meet azure skies, and lush green peaks rise majestically from the sea. As you glide through these storied waters on small ship cruises, you will have opportunities to snorkel among vibrant coral reefs, encounter diverse wildlife, and absorb rich Polynesian culture through village visits. The Society Islands beckon with activities ranging from kayaking amidst serene atolls to discovering archaeological sites that whisper tales of ancient civilizations. With an activity level tailored for relaxed exploration over a span of 6 to 16 days, these cruises offer both serenity and excitement starting at just $3,090. To weave this tapestry of tropical splendor into your own collection of memories, contact one of Adventure Life's South Pacific specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Relax on the beaches of the South Pacific
$3,200
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Tahiti & the Society Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahana
  • Explore stunning Bora Bora
  • Visit the island of Moorea
  • Experience Tahiti's capital Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day South Pacific cruise is perfect for those who want a core Polynesian experience.In 1891, when Paul Gauguin arrived in Tahiti, he captured the charm, culture, and languid grace of the natives in oils. You won't find his paintings here, but the original models still call this piece of …
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Paul Gauguin sits outside Bora Bora.
$5,800
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Cook Islands & Society Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Snorkel in Bora Bora
  • Spend a relaxing day on Motu Mahaha
  • Visit the famous Aitutaki lagoons
  • Experience the Cook Islands
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this South Pacific cruise, the region's incredible diversity of scenery is front and center. Discover the isle of Huahine, renowned for its spectacular rainforests. Then experience the unique majesty of the Cook Islands. Arid Aitutaki is virtually flat - so much so that you can spot the …
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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$3,090
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Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia

8 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama II
  • Visit the enchanted Huahine
  • Observe unique wildlife
  • Explore Bora Bora
  • Snorkel in clear blue waters
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sailing round-trip from Papeete port, Tahiti, uncover the world-famous Society islands of French Polynesia by small ship. Bora Bora, Taha'a, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea - islands sculpted by sky-piercing, moss-green peaks and lined with vivid turquoise lagoons. Island hopping allows you to see every …
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Enjoy a tropical escape
$4,390
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Tahiti, Society and Tuamotu Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama II
  • Explore Bora Bora
  • Visit the enchanted Huahine
  • Observe unique wildlife
  • Snorkel in clear blue waters
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Panorama II for a roundtrip from Tahiti, exploring the Society and Tuamotu islands. Uncover the charms of Bora Bora, Taha'a, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Rangiroa, Makatea, and Tikehau, also known as the Pink Island. Island hopping enables you to witness diverse landscapes, from geometric …
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Woman snorkeling in clear water in Bora Bora
$5,990
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Gems of Polynesia

9 Day Itinerary
  • See the famous beaches in Tahiti
  • Engage in water activities
  • Learn about Polynesian culture
  • Taste local street food in Moorea
  • Learn about Moorea's culture
  • Swim in Bora Bora's emerald waters
Starts / Ends:
Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Why not enjoy an extraordinary 9-day journey and experience the Gems of Polynesia—Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora? Begin in Tahiti, where vibrant markets and black-sand beaches unfold cultural treasures. Explore the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands, cruise the crystalline waters, and hike …
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Pacific marine turtle
$5,863
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Tahitian Getaway

9 Day Itinerary
  • See the famous beaches in Tahiti
  • Engage in water activities
  • Learn about Polynesian culture
  • Taste tropical fruits in Raiatea
  • Swim in Bora Bora's emerald waters
Starts / Ends:
Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Set out on an exciting 9-day leisure trip to Tahiti, where each moment reveals a new aspect of paradise. Start in Tahiti, where immaculate scenery highlights the island's inherent beauty. Explore white-sand beaches that stretch along turquoise waters, offering a perfect setting for relaxation …
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Diverse marine life in Tahiti
$4,116
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Majestic Tahiti

4 Day Itinerary
  • See the famous beaches in Tahiti
  • Enjoy water activities
  • Learn about Polynesian culture
  • Taste local street food in Papeete
  • Learn the rich local culture
Starts / Ends:
Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Kayaking, Local Market Visits, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Easy Active
On this 4-day French Polynesia adventure, discover how majestic Tahiti is and uncover diverse cultures and lush landscapes in the vibrant region. Travel across the breathtaking islands of the Society Archipelago. Explore the volcanic island during a 4WD expedition in the Papenoo Valley. Taste the …
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Enjoy a tropical escape
$4,090
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Tahiti, the Society & Tuamotu Islands

11 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama II
  • Explore stunning Bora Bora
  • Visit ancient temples on Huahine
  • Observe incredible marine wildlife
  • Snorkel around colorful reefs
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Panorama II roundtrip from Tahiti unraveling the Society and Tuamotu islands. Discover the islands of two archipelagos by small ship. Visit Bora Bora, Taha'a, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Rangiroa, Tetiaroa, Tikehau, and more. Admire these stunning islands, with their sculptural green peaks …
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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$6,060
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Wild Polynesian Escape: Tahiti to Bora Bora

6 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • See Bora Bora's iconic landscapes
  • Dive in crystalline waters
  • Swim into Makatea
  • Discover Polynesian history
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Bora Bora
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Between the storied islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora lies the coveteddiving destination ofRangiroa, the steep volcanic cliffs and remarkable grottoes of Makatea, and the ancient Polynesian cultural site ofMarae Taputapuateaon Ra'iatea.On a six-day expedition to one of the last places on Earth to …
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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$9,800
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Pearls of the Pacific: Exploring the Society and Tuamotu Islands

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Swim on Makatea
  • Learn Polynesian history
  • Visit Anaa's small island
  • See Mount Otemanu landscape
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From snorkeling with sea turtles and sharks to swimming into a hidden grotto and dining on a privatemotu, this South Pacific expedition is an adventure in paradise. Begin with bucket-list underwater explorations in the Tuamotu Archipelago and Fakarava, whose flora and fauna are so diverse that its …
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Moorea, French Polynesia
$5,500
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Society Islands and Tuamotus

11 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Enjoy two full days in Bora Bora
  • Explore Fakarava, a UNESCO site
  • Spend a day relaxing on Motu Mahana
  • Visit the Tuamotu Archipelago
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark Paul Gauguin to visit the Society Islands on this South Pacific cruise, including Huahine, with its stunning crystalline lagoon. The Tuamotu Archipelago awaits you next. Comprised of very low-lying atolls, none of the chain's many islets rise more than ten feet above sea level. Visit …
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Women wearing traditional dress of the South Pacific.
$7,550
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Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga & Fiji

16 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Discover Motu Mahana beach
  • Tour Fiji's capital city, Suva
  • Experience unique Tongan culture
  • Snorkel one of the largest reefs
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Lautoka
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the wake of explorers on this comprehensive 15-day South Pacific cruise onboard Paul Gauguin. Discover the South Pacific’s most storied, beautiful, and culturally vibrant islands, towns, and cities.No matter what kind of experience you seek, there are treasures to discover at every …
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Explore the landscape of French Polynesia.
$7,550
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Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands

15 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Visit the remote island of Fakarava
  • Explore the island of Hiva Oa
  • Look for humpback whales
  • Snorkel in stunning Bora Bora
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this two-week South Pacific cruise, first call at the breathtaking isle of Bora Bora. Then it's on to the Tuamotus, specifically Fakarava, an atoll known for its pristine beaches, rare wildlife, and exceptional diving. Next, explore the mist-covered Marquesas, where you discover the islands …
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Coral grouper, diver, & school of fish
$7,900
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Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands

Lautoka - Tahiti - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Visit Lautoka, the Sugar City
  • Explore fascinating Suva
  • Enjoy Tongan culture and food
  • Discover dramatic Bora Bora
Starts / Ends:
Lautoka / Papeete
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 14-day Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands Cruise from Lautoka to Tahiti aboard Paul Gauguin,the trip unveils diverse cultures and lush landscapes in the vibrant region. Encounter Fiji's colonial charm, unwind on Bora Bora's immaculate beaches and explore Aitutaki's …
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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$4,138
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Discover The Marquesas

Roundtrip Tahiti - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Explore Makatea atoll
  • Take a stroll in the villages
  • Dive and snorkel in Tuamotu atoll
  • Snorkel the lagoons of Rangiroa
  • Taste Marquesan cuisine
Starts / Ends:
Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
A Polynesian legend says that the gods created the Marquesas Islands to be the roof of French Polynesia. Aboard the Aranui 5, travelers are taken to the heart of Polynesian culture and traditions, to islands that have remained untouched and where time seems to have stopped. On this 12-day classic …
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Enjoy a tropical escape
$4,657
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Pitcairn & Gambier - in the Footsteps of the Bounty Mutineers

11 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Visit the Gambier Islands
  • Learn about Polynesian civilization
  • Visit the grave of John Adams
  • Explore archaeological sites
Starts / Ends:
Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This unique South Pacific cruise travels south to Pitcairn Island, passing through the Gambier Islands. The Aranui 5 follows in the footsteps of the famed Bounty Mutineers, taking you to the region's most stunning and pristine islands via three Polynesian archipelagos. Visit a portion of …
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Snorkel the vibrant waters of the South Pacific
$4,295
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Austral Islands

11 Day Itinerary aboard Aranui 5
  • Learn about sustainable fishing
  • Try traditional javelin throwing
  • Admire the works of art and craft
  • Enjoy the amenities of Aranui
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
During this 12-day cruise, exploreand marvel in the beautiful landscapes ofthe Austral and Raiateawhile aboard the Aranui 5.Discovered in the 18th century, the Austral Islands are located 600 km south of Tahiti. Breathtaking landscapes, sheer mountains, valleys, these islands are renowned for their …
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Bora Bora
$4,220
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More Society Islands & Tahiti

8 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Visit Raiatea
  • Enjoy Motu Mahana
  • Scuba in Bora Bora
  • Explore Moorea
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Aboard Paul Gauguin, for an 8-day cruise, to discover paradise in French Polynesia. Visit the rich history of Raiatea, the Maori people's ancestral home and the location of the UNESCO-listed Marae Taputapuatea archaeological site. In search of the mythical Tiare Apetahi, a unique flower that …
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