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Experience the enchanting allure of Papeete, Tahiti on our 17 meticulously curated South Pacific cruises for 2024. The capital city, a gateway to the island's culture and beauty, invites you to immerse yourself in a world where lush landscapes meet azure seas. Our luxury small ship cruises offer an intimate exploration of French Polynesia's gems—from Bora Bora's iconic peaks to Huahine’s ancient temples. Revel in activities like snorkeling through vibrant coral reefs, wildlife viewing that captivates even seasoned naturalists, and spa relaxation that echoes the tranquility of these serene islands. With each day ranging from leisurely to adventurous and prices beginning at $2,750, your time in Papeete will be as rich with cultural insights as it is with idyllic relaxation. In this realm where sea turtles glide beneath crystal waters and Polynesian history is woven into every experience, embrace opportunities for helicopter tours over volcanic landscapes or kayaking along tranquil shores. Whether you're seeking serenity or adventure—or perhaps a blend of both—these cruises promise moments suspended in paradise. To weave these unforgettable experiences into your own tapestry of travel memories in 2024, contact one of Adventure Life's Tahiti specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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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:
Variable
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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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$2,750
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Tahiti & Islands of French Polynesia

Roundtrip Pape'ete - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama II
  • Explore Moorea
  • Discover Taha’a
  • Enjoy Papeete
  • Experience Raiatea
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day cruise aboard the Panorama II and explore the beauty of French Polynesia's islands. Tahiti and Bora Bora are stunningly beautiful, with clean beaches and a romantic atmosphere. These peaceful places are perfect for intimate moments, with their green landscapes and lovely …
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Relax on the beaches of the South Pacific
$2,990
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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
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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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Enjoy a tropical escape
$4,190
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Tahiti & Islands of French Polynesia

Roundtrip Pape'ete - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama II
  • Explore Moorea
  • Discover Taha'a
  • Experience Bora Bora
  • Discover Huahine
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day cruise aboard the Panorama II from Papeete, Tahiti, to Moorea's azure waters for snorkeling and a captivating island tour. Huahine's tropical paradise beckons with a Private Motu Picnic and snorkeling adventure. Delve into Bora Bora's allure with a scenic journey …
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Paul Gauguin sits outside Bora Bora.
$5,920
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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:
Variable
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
$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:
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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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Enjoy a tropical escape
$4,390
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Tahiti & the Pearls of French Polynesia

Roundtrip Pape'ete - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama II
  • Explore Moorea
  • Discover Makatea
  • Experience Rangiroa
  • Explore Tikehau
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 12-day cruise aboard the Panorama II. Begin your journey in Papeete, Tahiti, embraced by the traditional greeting of "Maeva." Sail to the enchanting island of Moorea for snorkeling, cultural tours, and a sailing excursion to Makatea's unique coral landscape. Explore the …
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Enjoy a tropical escape
$4,090
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Tahiti, the Society & Tuamotu Islands

Roundtrip Pape'ete - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama II
  • Explore Mo'orea
  • Discover Makatea island
  • Experience Rangiroa
  • Enjoy Tikehau
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on the Panorama II in Papeete, Tahiti, for an unforgettable 11-day cruise through French Polynesia. Each day offers a new adventure, from the magical island of Mo'orea to the unique landscapes of Makatea and Rangiroa. Explore Tikehau's pink sand beaches and vibrant marine life, …
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Tahuata Marquesas
$8,400
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Islands Of The Marquesas & Tuamotus

Papeete to Papeete - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Dive into Rangiroa's local culture
  • Explore Polynesian culture
  • Enjoy Fatu Hiva's remote island
  • Explore Ua Poa's volcanic beauty
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Adventure Options, Archaeological Site Visits, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark onPaul Gauguin's15-day cruise from Tahiti and its vibrant capital city of Papeete. Discover hidden gems in lush rainforests, explore ancient archeological sites, and snorkel in crystal-clear lagoons. Raiatea's sacred landscapes and rich Maohi heritage offer hiking, snorkeling at …
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Enjoy a tropical escape
$3,890
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Tahiti & Islands of French Polynesia

Roundtrip Pape'ete - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Panorama II
  • Explore Moorea
  • Discover Taha'a
  • Experience Bora Bora
  • Discover Huahine
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day cruise aboard the Panorama II, starting in Papeete, Tahiti. Explore the captivating islands of Moorea, Huahine, and Bora Bora, each offering unique experiences from snorkeling in sapphire waters to immersing in Tahitian culture. Indulge in a private motu picnic in Huahine and …
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Moorea, French Polynesia
$5,500
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Society Islands & 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:
Variable
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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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:
Variable
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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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:
Variable
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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Women wearing traditional dress of the South Pacific.
$8,590
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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:
Variable
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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Bora Bora
$2,990
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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:
Variable
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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Coral grouper, diver, & school of fish
$8,400
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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:
Variable
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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Relax on the beaches of the South Pacific
$16,404
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Tahiti to Fiji: Reefs, Lagoons and Volcanic Isles

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Explore the lagoons and reefs
  • See cultural sites in Polynesia
  • Spot incredible flora and fauna
  • Relax on sunny beaches
Starts / Ends:
Papeete / Lautoka
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
The archipelagos of the South Pacific have defined our notion of “island paradise” since Robert Louis Stevenson told his tales and Paul Gauguin captured Polynesia in paint. Board the National Geographic Orion and set sail from Tahiti’s lush volcanic crags to the sparkling white …
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