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Paddle South Pacific on one of these 42 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, cruises, small ship cruises, wildlife viewing, and snorkeling. Prices for a South Pacific sea kayaking trip range from $2,990 to $188,640 for a 5 to 34 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
$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
Activity Level:
Variable
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.
$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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Moorea, French Polynesia
$7,700
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Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands

Papeete to Papeete - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Explore Tahiti and Papeete
  • Visit the remote island of Fakarava
  • Experience Polynesian Culture
  • Capture the Beauty of Fatu Hiva
  • See the Grandeur of the Marquesas
  • Unwind in Tahuata
  • Immerse in Rangiroa's Local Culture
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Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
The enchanting 15 days journey aboard the Paul Gauguin, begins in Tahiti, where the vibrant city of Papeete sets the stage for your South Pacific adventure. Immerse yourself in the local culture with Tahitian dance lessons and traditional craft demonstrations. Explore the unspoiled paradise of …
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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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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:
Variable
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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Lagoon of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
$6,050
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Society Islands & Tuamotus

Papeete - Papeete - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Paul Gauguin
  • Uncover hidden treasures
  • Experience Raiatea's sacred beauty
  • See Fakarava UNESCO Nature Reserve
  • Indulge in island paradise
  • Marvel at Bora Bora's iconic views
  • Immerse in Polynesian culture
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Papeete / Papeete
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling, Spa Relaxation, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
The largest of French Polynesia's 118 islands, Tahiti and its capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin and/or end your 12-day South Pacific sojourn aboard Paul Gauguin. Delve into hidden gems amidst lush landscapes, exploring archeological wonders and underwater marvels through …
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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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A sea fan in the clear waters of Fiji
$14,060
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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:
Variable
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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Lake and mountains in Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand
$7,430
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South Island & Fiords of New Zealand

13 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Spot Solander Island's Wildlife
  • Explore Fiordland National Park
  • Sight whales at Kaikoura
  • See Mitre Peak and Stirling Falls
Starts / Ends:
Port of Bluff / Wellington
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Sailing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 13-day expedition cruise aboard Coral Adventurer to explore the stunning Fiordland of New Zealand and its surrounding islands. Set sail from Bluff and cruise past Solander Island, an Important Bird Area rich in wildlife, including penguins and albatrosses. Explore Fiordland's iconic …
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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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Sandy Cay
$35,890
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Australia’s Top End: Cape York & the Great Barrier Reef

Darwin - Cairns - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse II
  • Discover Cobourg Peninsula
  • Experience Wessel Island
  • Marvel at Yirrkala
  • Discover Thursday Island
Starts / Ends:
Darwin / Cairns
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 16-day cruise from Darwin to Cairns aboard the Scenic Eclipse II. Discover Australia's northern tip, exploring the sacred Arnhem Land, inhabited for over 40,000 years. Discover the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral system, teeming with vibrant marine …
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Sealife at Manuar Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
$11,845
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West Papua, Raja Ampat and Micronesia

Darwin - Yap - 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 / Yap Island
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 17-day cruise from Darwin to Yap aboard the Coral Geographer, tracing from Australia through the Spice Islands, Raja Ampat, Palau, and Micronesia and concluding in Yap. Experience traditional welcomes, stunning landscapes like Kitikiti Waterfall, iconic sights such as Wayag's …
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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:
Variable
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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New Zealand landscape
$5,275
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New Zealand Sounds and Steward Island

Bluff Roundtrip - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Coral Adventurer
  • Explore Fiordland National Park
  • Cruise through Dusky Sound,
  • Experience Doubtful Sound's fjords
  • Enjoy Zodiac/Xplorer excursions
Starts / Ends:
Port of Bluff / Port of Bluff
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Sailing, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail with Coral Adventurer to explore the breathtaking natural wonders of New Zealand's South Island and Fiords. Starting from Bluff, you'll spend three days exploring the famous Fiordland National Park, where you'll be amazed by the landscapes of Milford Sound, Dusky Sound, and …
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Explore the wonder of coral reefs
$6,925
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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:
Variable
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
$8,185
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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:
Variable
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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An overland journey takes us into the highlands of Sulawesi to the remarkable Tana Toraja
$9,735
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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:
Variable
Embark 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 & 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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