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Paddle South Pacific on one of these 21 extraordinary sea kayaking trips during 2024 or 2025. South Pacific kayaking tours let you explore the shoreline and marine ecosystems and frequently include itineraries with kayaking, snorkeling, cruises, small ship cruises, and wildlife viewing. Prices for a South Pacific sea kayaking trip range from $3,150 to $30,555 for a 5 to 17 days trip in 2024 for a small group kayaking adventure or a private tour with a local English-speaking guide. Select any of the kayaking trips below as a starting point and customize it with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert South Pacific sea kayaking trip planners to make your own unique paddling experience.
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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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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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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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Bora Bora
$5,630
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More Tuamotus & Society Islands

11 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Explore Papeete, Tahiti
  • Discover Fakarava
  • Experience Rangiroa
  • Explore Huahine
Starts / Ends:
Tahiti / Tahiti
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 11-day cruise to and from Tahiti aboard the Paul Gauguin. Explore the Tuamotu Archipelago's treasures, including overnight in UNESCO-listed Fakarava and the discovery of Rangiroa's famed black pearl farms. Unveil the marvels of the Society Islands—from Bora Bora's …
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A sea fan in the clear waters of Fiji
$13,790
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Rites and Relics: Fiji Firewalking, Vanuatu Volcanoes, and Beyond

Solomon Islands - Fiji - 15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Orion
  • Explore wonders of Solomon Island
  • Discover wonders of Vanuatu
  • Visit mysterious Ambrym
  • Explore wonders of Fiji
Starts / Ends:
Brisbane / Lautoka
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 15-day cruise aboardthe National Geographic Orion from the heart of Melanesia to the western boundary of Polynesia, spanning from the Solomon Islands to Fiji. Experience heartfelt hospitality in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, where travelers are greeted with traditional dances upon …
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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
$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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Explore the wonder of coral reefs
$6,715
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Citizen Science on the Great Barrier Reef – Turtles & Rays

Brisbane - Cairns - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Discoverer
  • Explore Mon Repos Turtle Center
  • Visit Heron Island Research Station
  • Discover the Restoration Program
  • Assist rehabilitate injured turtles
Starts / Ends:
Brisbane / Cairns
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 11-day cruise aboard the Coral Discoverer featuring Citizen Science on the Great Barrier Reef focusing on turtles and rays. Explore Lady Elliot Island, a coral sanctuary with Project Manta research. Visit Mon Repos Turtle Centre for Loggerhead turtle nesting and hatchlings. Heron …
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Parrots in Papua New Guinea
$8,010
$1000 FC
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Frontier Lands of Papua New Guinea

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • Visit Buna and Sanananda
  • Lear more about the Dei Dei springs
  • Snorkel & Dive on vibrant reefs
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Immerse yourself in the wild and rugged scenery of Papua New Guinea, with its mysterious stories that take you away from the complexities of modern times. Whilst traveling in comfort on boardCoral Adventurer, visit remote villages rich in culture and meet with the people who have maintained their …
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Sealife at Manuar Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
$9,865
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West Papua, Raja Ampat and Micronesia

Darwin to Guam - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • Discover Banda Niera
  • Hike to the summit of Pindito Peak
  • Experience ancient traditions
  • Swim at the famous Jellyfish Lake
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Guam
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 17-day West Papua, Raja Ampat and Micronesia Cruise from Darwin to Guam on Coral Geographer,immerse in the cultural heritage of Melanesian and Micronesian customs with traditions and performances. Surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes and vibrant marine life, have the opportunity to …
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An overland journey takes us into the highlands of Sulawesi to the remarkable Tana Toraja
$9,490
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In the Wake of the Makassans

Darwin - Makassar - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Geographer
  • Encounter funeral rituals
  • Gaze out Kelimutu National Park
  • Walk in tracks of Komodo Dragons
  • Hike to the summit of Padar Island
  • Explore Takabonarate Marine Park
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Makassar
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
mbark on a 15-day cruise to Makassar, retracing the historic paths of the Makassan trepangers from the 16th century. Explore lesser-visited islands, witness Phinisi boat building in Tana Beru, and visit Lamalera's traditional whaling village. Encounter Komodo Dragons, dive into Takabonarate …
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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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Remote lagoon in Papua New Guinea
$11,995
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Discover the Secrets of Melanesia: Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands & Vanuatu

Cairns - Port Vila - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Adventurer
  • Discover the jewels of Tetepare
  • Explore Vanuatu
  • Experience species on Woodlark
  • Visit villages in Malaita Island
Starts / Ends:
Cairns / Ambrym Island
Activities:
Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 17-day expedition cruise aboard Heritage Adventurer and discover the secrets of Melanesia. Explore the coral-fringed islands of the Louisiade Archipelago and the volcanic wonders of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands. Experience the biological wonderland and rare endemic species on …
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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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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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Stewart Island
$4,475
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Unseen Stewart Island: Pristine Wilderness and Wildlife Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Heritage Explorer
  • Discover Halfmoon Bay
  • Enjoy the historic views
  • Visit Norwegian whaling station
  • Explore Port Pegasus
Starts / Ends:
Invercargill / Invercargill
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience UnseenStewart Island/Rakiura and Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara on this 8-day adventure with Heritage Explorer, New Zealand's pioneering small ship expedition cruise ship. With only 25 kilometers of road, Stewart Island is best explored by sea, especially Ulva Island, where there are no …
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