m/s Paul Gauguin

m/s Paul Gauguin

Shore Excursion Terms & Conditions

Please note that not all shore excursions are available on all sailings. Descriptions and pricing may vary.  Pricing for 2017 is shown below, while 2018 prices will be made available in November of 2017. Shore excursions will not be available for pre-booking until approximately 60 days prior to sailing (with the exception of the Romantic Escapades excursions) and can be added to your booking via the "Manage your trip" online tool.  If you have questions please contact our Reservation Department at 1 (800) 848-6172 for assistance.

Once onboard, please refer to the tour descriptions for full details or consult with the Travel Concierge Team for further information.

A Day at the Beach (Bora Bora)
Duration:
6 Hours - $138

An eco-friendly jewel in the South Pacific, the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa is located between the “two hearts” of Motu Pita Aau, a coral island on the barrier reef. Enjoy a day poolside or at the beach, swimming in the pristine azure lagoons. Complimentary use of paddle board, windsurf, kayak, snorkeling equipment, and outrigger is included.

Guests will transfer via taxi from Vaitape to the InterContinental Le Moana and shuttle transfer to the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa. Your excursion also includes a two-course lunch (a main course plus either appetizer or dessert), served at the poolside restaurant. Beverages, spa treatments, and certain activities can be purchased at the resort at an additional cost.

Tour price in 2018 will be $144

Excursion Code:
BRB-001
A Day at the Beach (Moorea)
Duration:
6.5 Hours - $120

Enjoy a relaxing day at the Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa where a large two-level infinity swimming pool/restaurant makes up the heart of the hotel, three steps away from the beach! You will transfer via boat from The Gauguin to the hotel, where your excursion includes use of the beach and pool facilities, including a beach towel. Enjoy complimentary use of snorkeling equipment, tennis courts, kayak, and Polynesian canoe. Also, a two course lunch (a main course plus your choice of appetizer or dessert) at the poolside restaurant. Beverages, spa treatments, and certain activities can be purchased at the resort at an additional cost.

Tour price in 2018 will be $130

Excursion Code:
MOO-003
Aito Off-Road Safari
Duration:
4 Hours - $90

Explore the volcanic crater from which Moorea was created during this scenic, off-road island safari via off-road vehicle.

Depart the pier in an off-road vehicle for a journey inside the volcanic crater from which Moorea was created. En route, you will discover the heart of a huge pineapple plantation inside the island's deepest valley. Moorea, Polynesia's Green Garden, is renowned for its Agricultural School, which receives students from all the outer islands. A stop will be made here to sample some homemade jam. Ice cream and local fruit juices will also be available for purchase. Your guide will then drive you across a large plantation filled with vanilla, bananas, grapefruit, and oranges, and will acquaint you with the island's diverse flora and fauna.

Next, you will continue to an open-air temple, or marae. After a stop to learn about the Polynesian culture, you will ascend to the top of Belvedere lookout for spectacular vistas over Cook's and Opunohu Bays. You will then descend that mountain and proceed to Magic Mountain, where a little path surrounded by grapefruit, lemon, and orange trees opens up to a panoramic view stretching across Opunohu Bay, the lagoon, and the sea. Your tour will conclude with a stop at the Fruit Juice Factory and Distillery of Moorea to sample their liquors.

Following your visit, you will reboard the off-road vehicle for your return ride to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves very bumpy roads, steep ascents and descents, and a short but steep hike to the viewpoint on the mountain. This tour is not recommended for guests with back and/or neck problems, guests who suffer from vertigo or motion sickness, or guests with limited mobility. The itinerary may be modified depending on weather conditions. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, a hat, and sunglasses. Guests are asked to remain seated in the vehicle, as standing can be dangerous. Must be a minimum of 8 years old to participate.

Tour price in 2018 will be $95

Excursion Code:
MOO-5544
Aitutaki Discovery Safari
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $99

Visit ancient sacred grounds, or marae, such as Are Mango, where ancient rituals and sacrifices were performed, and learn how ancient Polynesian warriors defended their island with the help of supernatural beings.

Depart from the pier and head toward the coastal village of Nikaupara. Stop briefly at Vainamu, a freshwater pond once used as a gathering place by the young people of the island. Continue along to the inland village of Tautu, stopping at the ancient temple grounds of Are Mango and the Poatu o Rae - the ancient throne of Rae, reputed to have been the strongest man on Aitutaki. Your guide will tell of his legends, such as tales of how how warriors of old voyaged long distances to experience the music and drums of the Are Karioi - the House of Entertainment where the "Yuppies" of Polynesia gathered for what was reported a marathon of dancing and courtship.

After a short ride through plantations, your tour will head toward the top of Mount Piraki where you will see some of the best views of the coastal village of Amuri and Arutanga. There, you will also view the remains of a World War II bunker built by the Americans during their time on the island.

From Piraki, you will head to the highest peak on the island, Maunga Pu. The ride to the very top is exhilarating, and the view that awaits you there is breathtaking: a panoramic view of the island and its magnificent lagoon.

This tour is more than just a means of reaching the top of Aitutaki's highest mountain without hard work, however. It is an opportunity to get to some of Aitutaki's best kept secret spots. Even for locals living on Aitutaki, places like the Poatu o Rae (the rock of Rae) and the Marae Are Mango (the house of Sharks) are places they hear about but never actually visit. Yet, they are the places that molded what Aitutaki is today.

Following your tour, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: Some sites are difficult to get to but well worth the effort. Guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes, protection from the sun and to bring insect repellent.

Tour price in 2018 will be $103

Excursion Code:
AIT-001
Aquabike Adventure (2 person-approx 45 min. Ride)
Duration:
3 Hours - $299

Explore the underwater wonders of Bora Bora’s picturesque lagoon during a 30-minute ride on the Aquabike underwaterscooter.

Depart the pier in Bora Bora via motorboat for the brief transfer to the hydraulic scooter platform. Upon arrival, you will meet your dive instructor/guide, who will brief you on the scooter, equipment, and safety procedures. Operating the scooter is very simple; riders need only to step onto the scooter and steer it using a small wheel. The Aquabike underwater scooter is equipped with dive tanks, providing a continuous airflow, so your head stays completely dry. After descending to a shallow depth of 10 feet (3 meters) maximum, your 30-minute underwater exploration will begin. Your dive instructor willguide you in the water and throughout the tour to help ensure a smooth and easy underwater ride. Following your tour, your boat ride back to the pier will include a brief swimming and snorkeling stop.

Please note: This tour is priced is per-scooter.Each scooter will accommodate two average-sized adults; when requesting this tour online or via telephone, please request only one ticket. Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a towel from the ship as well as your snorkel gear. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Pregnant women and guests with neck or back problems, asthma, heart or respiratory conditions, claustrophobia, or limited mobility, and guests who utilize a wheelchair will not be permitted on this tour. Participants must be at least eight years old and four feet tall to participate on this tour. The minimum age to drive a scooter is 16 years old. Guests will be required to sign a liability waiver to participate in this excursion. Guests who wish to use a wetsuit will be outfitted during the transfer to the hydraulic platform on board the motorboat. Restrooms will be available on board the motorboat.

Tour price in 2018 will be $309

Excursion Code:
BRB-1600
Aquablue - Underwater Walk
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $120

Explore Moorea's splendid marine life in a unique new way during this underwater walking and snorkeling adventure.

Depart the pier for the drive to the Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa. Upon arrival, you will meet your instructor, then be outfitted with your wetsuit and water shoes before embarking on a 10-minute boat ride inside the majestic lagoon of Moorea. The crew will anchor the boat off the coast of Motu Fareone or inside the lagoon in Papetoaï (depending on sea and weather conditions).

Your certified diving instructor will explain your safety and diving instructions, help you put on your helmet, and assist you with descending the ladder into the crystal-clear water. You will then commence your 30-minute underwater adventure at a depth of 12 feet. Along the way, you will see an abundance of fish that include triggerfish, butterfly fish, groupers, and parrotfish, swimming amid beautiful coral heads. Stingrays are also plentiful at this dive spot. While your guide feeds them, you will be able to take a closer look at these unusual ocean denizens.

Following your tour, you will be returned to the pier.

Please note: This does not require any prior scuba or snorkeling experience beyond being comfortable on and in the water. Guests will spend approximately 30 minutes underwater. The helmet, while heavy, is placed on your head as you enter the water and taken off as you exit. You will remain connected to the boat's air supply via an air hose. This tour is not recommended for guests with back and/or neck problems, or guests with asthma. Due to tour operator's insurance requirements, guests must sign a waiver before enjoying this tour. Please wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with reef or water shoes (no flip-flop sandals), sunscreen, and bring a towel from the ship.

Tour price in 2018 will be $125

Excursion Code:
MOO-6682
Aquasafari - Underwater Walk
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

Discover why Bora Bora’s spectacular lagoon is considered to be among the most beautiful in the world during this unique underwater adventure.

Depart the pier for the brief water-taxi ride to your comfortable motorized dive boat. After embarking the dive boat, your certified diving instructor will explain your safety and diving instructions and help you puton your helmet. Your head will remain dry inside the helmet; you can even wear your glasses as you freely maneuver about in total security just a few feet below the surface. Plastic shoes, wetsuits, masks, and snorkels will also be available, as there will be time for snorkeling while the other guests take their underwater walk.

You will then descend the ladder into the crystal-clear water and commence your 30-minute underwater adventure. As you walk along the sandy bottom past exotic coral formations, you will see an abundanceof iridescently colored tropical fish that are gentle enough to feed by hand. No swimming or diving experience is required.

At the conclusion of your tour, you will return directly to the pier viawater taxi.

Please note: No swimming or diving experience is required. The helmet, while heavy, is placed on your head as you enter the water and taken off as you exit. You will remain connected to the boat’s air supply via an air hose. This tour is not recommended for guests with back and/or neck problems; guests with asthma, heart, and respiratory problems; or guests with limited mobility. Guests will be required to sign a waiver in order to participate on this tour. Minimum age requirement to participate in this excursion is 6 years.

Tour price in 2018 will be $125

Excursion Code:
BRB-6259
Atuona to Taaoa
Duration:
2.5 Hours - $149

Discover the ancient tribes of the Taaoa Valley during this memorable off-road journey to their archaeological ruins.

Depart the pier for the ride to Taaoa, located approximately 7 miles southwest of Atuona on the coastal road. The Tiu, ancestors of most ofthe Hivaoan tribes, and several other tribes once lived in the Taaoa Valley. Their archaeological ruins can be reached by off-road vehicle or on foot. During your ride, you will visit the Upeke Ceremonial Center, which comprises house platforms, a tohua (tribal ceremonial center), public and sacred meae (archaeological ruins), and storage pits of breadfruit paste for feasts. The tohua was restored for the Third Festival of the Marquesas in 1991.

The remaining area is in the same state in which archaeologist Ralph Linton found it in 1920. Among the objects you might see is a tiki measuring 4 feet by 5 feet, with the eyes, part of the right arm, and the right ear carved in bas relief. According to Linton, this stone was an altar stone on which sacrificed victims were placed after being killed at the tohua and carried up to the meae. Directly below the platform is an irregular round head carved from a porous black volcanic stone (which may have been moved from its original position). On another platform in the tohua section, you can see a row of worked ke’etu stone slabs. One of them has some carved lines; the design is very difficult to see in sunlight. Locals say it is a whale or canoe, but it is actually a tiki face carved in bas relief.

Following your visit, you will reboard your off-road vehicle for the return ride to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves driving over rough roads. Access to the site involves a path over slippery stones and negotiation of high stone steps up to the tiki. This tour is not recommended for guests with back or neck problems. Each vehicle will accommodate four guests. Families and friends are advised to contact the Travel Concierge desk aboard ship in order to be assigned to the same vehicle. Although the drivers used are the best available, they are not guides, and their command of English is poor. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

Excursion Code:
HOA-2594
ATV Adventure in Bora Bora
Duration:
2 Hours - $229

These modern state of the art ATVs will surprise you with their ease of use and ability to conquer any obstacles and still providing you with an exhilarating and comfortable ride. During this guided tour you will ride along the scenic coastal road of mainland of Bora Bora, but the excitement is found during the off-road drive through the tropical forests and jungle of Bora Bora up and down steep paths and trails leading to the lookout points. The spectacular scenic stops across the lagoon and the neighboring islands of Taha'a, Raiatea and Huahine give you breathtaking views and photo opportunities.

The route will be adjusted and tailor-made according to the level and abilities of the participants, and generally 2 or 3 view stops are included (these may be: Anau Canon, Povai Antenna, Povai Bay Bunker and Faanui Valley).

Please note: For insurance purposes, each driving participant must present a valid driver's license and be at least 18 years of age. The minimum age to ride as a passenger on this tour is 8 years old. Maximum weight limit per vehicle is 500 pounds. Protective helmets will be provided, and must be worn throughout the riding portion of this tour. There is no storage compartment; guests are encouraged to keep cameras and personal belongings in a backpack. Please wear comfortable clothes, long pants preferably, closed toe shoes, sunglasses. The cost of this tour is per ATV, which can accommodate two average-sized adults. When pre-requesting this tour, please select only one 1 ticket.

Tour price in 2018 will be $240

Excursion Code:
BRB-6704
ATV Guided Tour
Duration:
3 Hours - $249

Moorea's spectacular valleys, bays, and vistas are yours to discover during this guided ATV tour through the island.

Depart the pier in Cook's Bay for the brief transfer via minivan to the Hilton Moorea Lagoon & Spa, where the ATVs are based. Upon arrival, you will receive your safety and riding instructions. Then, begin your ATV ride. Your guide will lead you along the road to Belvedere lookout for magnificent views and photo opportunities over Cook's Bay, Opunohu Bay, and Mt. Rotui. You will also venture across the valley, through a river, and past pineapple fields, and stop at an ancient open-air temple, or marae, to learn about the Polynesian culture.

Afterward, you will continue on to the Moorea Agricultural School, then ride across this large plantation and down to the Paopao Valley. From here, you will take the main road en route to the Fruit Juice Factory, where you will enjoy a brief stop. Then, ride back to the Hilton Lagoon & Spa. Upon arrival, you will reboard your minivan for the return ride to the pier.

Please note: For insurance purposes, each driving participant must present credit card details and a valid driver's license and be at least 18 years of age. The minimum age to ride as a passenger on this tour is 6 years old. Protective helmets will be provided, and must be worn throughout the riding portion of this tour. There is no storage compartment; guests are encouraged to keep cameras and personal belongings in a backpack. The cost of this tour is per ATV, which can accommodate two average-sized adults. When pre-requesting this tour, please select only one ticket.

Excursion Code:
MOO-7000
ATV Guided tour
Duration:
1.5 Hours - $169

Depart from the pier of Rotoava Village for a guided tour of the northern part of the island. Pass by the airport on the way to the North Pass and visit the small ancestral temple, Teinoka. Along the way, you'll also visit the old sea cucumber oven.

Please note: For insurance purposes, each driving participant must present credit card details and a valid driver's license and be at least 18 years of age. The minimum age to ride as a passenger on this tour is 6 years old. During the tour, one bottle of water per person is offered. After the tour, guests will be offered a beverage of beer or juice per person.When pre-requesting this tour, please select only one ticket.

Tour price in 2018 will be $199

Excursion Code:
FAK-6736
ATV Tour of Huahine Nui
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $249

Transfer from the pier to Fare Maeva for an easy test drive on the ATV quads. Then start the exciting island exploration by discovering the coast of the Motu Maeva with its white sandy beaches, Marae Manunue (an ancient Polynesian temple). Stop for a refreshing coconut drink at chez 'Nini' before continuing for some snorkeling at the Sofitel Heiva's beach.

Afterwards the tour will take you past Fare Potee and Marae Rauhuru and the ancient Fish Traps in Lake Fauna Nui, and then onto the Sacred Eels at Faie before stopping at Belvedere for photo-opportunity of the Maroe Bay and the ship. The tour ends at Maroe Pier.

Please note: The tour is easy to moderate and the drive is partially off road driving and partially on paved roads. Not recommended for pregnant women, guests suffering from back & neck problems and children under 5 years old. Driving licence is mandatory and drivers must be a minimum of 18 years old. Please bring snorkel gear, beach towel, bottled water, sunglasses from the ship. Please wear your swim wear under clothing.

Excursion Code:
HHN-2024
ATV Tour of Iti
Duration:
2.5 Hours - $229

After an easy test drive, we will start our adventure by discovering the South island or the small island of Huahine by driving from the Maroe pier towards Tefarearii. Exit the main coastal road for a steep and exhilarating ascent following a path through the pine forest and fields to the Mount Pohue Rahi (462m). It offers sublime views of rolling mountains and the beautiful lagoon below. You will descent following the same path and to continue towards Parea viewpoint. Afterwards you will stop for a brief swim and snorkeling off Parea Beach followed by a visit of an ancient temple, Marae Aninii. Return to the pier.

Please note: The tour is strenuous and for experienced drivers only. Not recommended for pregnant women, guests suffering from back & neck problems and children under 5 years old. Driving licence is mandatory and drivers must be a minimum of 18 years old. Please bring snorkel gear, beach towel, bottled water, sunglasses from the ship. Please wear your swim wear under clothing.

Excursion Code:
HHN-2025
BBQ on Motu & Snorkeling
Duration:
5 Hours - $129

Your boat will take you through the beautiful waters of Cook's and Opunohu Bays whilst enjoying the scenery of the north coast of Moorea. Arrive at the Stingray spot for a moment to swim with these graceful and elegant creatures. From here you will continue to the private motu where a BBQ lunch awaits you. Water, beer, sodas and soft drinks available with lunch. You will also see the preparation of Poisson Cru with Coconut Milk as well as demonstrations of Coconuts and Pareo tying. There will be time to swim, snorkel and enjoy the island.

Please note: Please bring your snorkel equipment, beach towel, sunscreen and sunglasses from the ship. Sunchairs are available on the motu and plenty of shade is provided by the trees. Restroom facilities on the motu.

Tour price in 2018 will be $139

Excursion Code:
MOO-6975
Beach Combing & Snorkeling
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $55

From Halaevalu Wharf, you will be travelling in non-air-conditioned 'island style' minivans to the beautiful Tongan Beach Resort, via the township of Neiafu, through picturesque little villages, and past a vanilla plantation, an important source of income for the island. You will have approximately two hours of free time to relax in the sun, swim and snorkel. There are a limited number of sun chairs and umbrellas available on the beach. The beach is part sand and part rocks. Resort services and activities are available at an additional cost.

Please note: Bring your snorkeling equipment from the ship, swimsuit, towel and reef/water shoes to wear while swimming as there's coral underfoot. Insect repellent is also recommended.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
VAV-005
Black Pearl Farm
Duration:
1.5 Hours - $39

Explore Rangiroa's black pearl industry and learn about pearl cultivation during this memorable visit to the Black Pearl Farm.

Depart the pier for a ride along Rangiroa's main road, past the airport and on to the Black Pearl Farm. Most pearl farms are small-sized, and the number of workers at this farm is quite representative of the farms in this region.

Upon arrival at the farm, the staff will give you a brief lecture about the farming and production of black pearls. You will learn about the chronology and evolution of the industry, and how oysters are selected, grown, and then grafted for production. Following the lecture, you will proceed to the work sheds where oysters are sorted and cleaned, and watch a grafter at work as he skillfully plies his trade.

Following your visit, you will reboard your minivan for the return ride to the pier.

Please note: This tour is for guests who are interested in learning about pearl cultivation. The Tuamotus are very remote islands. Although the guides used are the best available, they are not certified, and their command of English may be very poor. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

Excursion Code:
RGI-1779
Blue Lagoon Escapade
Duration:
4 Hours - $1135

Experience the very best of Bora Bora’s lagoon during this scenic and memorable private boat tour.

Depart the pier on board the sporty 23-foot Jeanneu, Cap Camarat 715WA motorized boat. Ride around the island and stop to observe a stingray ballet. Snorkel in the majestic coral gardens. Visit the reef sharks, manta rays and much more. At the conclusion of your cruise, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: The tour cost is per-boat, which can accommodate up to four guests. Select only one ticket. Wear your swimsuit under a cover up with aqua socks or similar, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a towel plus your snorkel gear from the ship. The boat has a sun top. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Alcoholic beverages will be served only after water activities are completed. This is not a Catamaran Sail.

Tour price in 2018 will be $1,145

Excursion Code:
BRB-6701
Bora Bora Island Tour by "Le Truck"
Duration:
2.5 Hours - $49

Explore the island paradise of Bora Bora during this scenic orientation tour via Le Truck. Depart the pier aboard a Le Truck. First, you will drive through the district of Fa'anui. Along the way, you will pass by small villages and fields that offer a glimpse into the everyday life of the people of Bora Bora. A brief stop will be made at Fa'anui Bay for photographs of Mounts Otemanu and Pahia. Your drive will continue on to the ancient ceremonial site of Fa'anui Marae, followed by a look at the bunkers constructed by American GIs during WWII. Next, a stop will be made at Mama Edna's to sample such local delicacies as breadfruit, poe mixed with coconut milk (not marinated), taro and tropical fruit. You will also have an opportunity to buy some local, hand-painted pareus. From a lookout point, you will see Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora's highest peak, which stands as a silent sentinel over the Pearl of the Pacific. You will then pass by Bora Bora's Club Med Village before reaching sandy Matira Beach. A stop will be made here to take in splendid vistas and photo opportunities before driving back to Vaitape. On occasion, an air-conditioned bus may replace Le Truck.

Please note: Le Truck is an open-air vehicle resembling a windowless bus. Be prepared for a bumpy ride during part of this island tour.

Tour price in 2018 will be $51

Excursion Code:
BRB-1608
Bora Bora Off-Road Adventure
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $129

Embrace Bora Bora’s pristine natural beauty in an exhilarating new way during this exciting off-road adventure along the road less traveled.

Depart the pier with your driver for an off-road excursion to places only accessible via Land Rover. Your driver will navigate the steep terrain and introduce you to the plants, trees, and lifestyles of Bora Bora.

You will drive through the small town of Vaitape on the shore of Pofai Bay, then ascend Pahonu Hill. Here, you will find expansive views of Bora Bora’s natural harbor and Matira Beach. You will then continue on for a second ascent, more off-road adventure, and a visit to the cannons still standing in their original World War II locations. Next, you will travel along Bora Bora’s north shore for a visit to the lush valley of Fa’anui.

Your journey will conclude with spectacular views and photo opportunities of Fa’anui Bay from a traditional plantation high up in the mountains. Afterward, you will be returned to the pier.

Please note: As this tour involves rough off-road driving and steep ascents and descents, guests with back and/or neck problems and guests with limited mobility are discouraged from participating. The order of stops may vary. Price is per person.

Excursion Code:
BRB-1609
Botanical & Agricultural Walk
Duration:
4 Hours - $95

Experience Moorea's botanical and agricultural beauty up close during this scenic and informative walking tour.

Depart the pier for a brief transfer via minivan to the Moorea Agricultural Domain. Upon arrival, you will spend the next 2 hours on a guided walk covering approximately 1.25 miles. Your pleasant downhill stroll will include frequent stops to explore the local flora and take in wonderful views and photo opportunities.

Moorea is one of the world's most beautiful islands and is renowned for its exotic plants, trees, fruits, and flowers, along with their flavors and fragrances. During this intimate tour, your guide will show you many plants of interest and inform you about their origins and uses. You will also learn about the island's natural formation and its human colonization. Along the way, hear tales of ancestors, discoverers, missionaries, and colonists, and learn about Polynesia's past and present way of life.

Following your tour, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: As this hiking tour involves walking on dirt paths, guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes that may become dirty/muddy. Guests are also encouraged to use insect repellent. This tour is limited to a maximum of seven guests.

Excursion Code:
MOO-6892
Capture Moorea - Photo Adventure
Duration:
4 Hours - $179

If you love photography, then don't miss this unique and exclusive half-day guided photo tour of Moorea with accomplished professional photographer Renaud Fayada.

Depart the pier aboard a private, off-road vehicle, accompanied by Renaud, who will offer photographic tips and interesting information about the island throughout the tour.

Begin with a drive to the interior of the island, along large pineapple fields and past sub-tropical forests dotted with ancient archaeological sites. En route, a stop will be made at Belvedere lookout point for spectacular views and photo opportunities of Rotui, a beautiful mountain separating Cook's Bay and the pristine Opunohu Bay.

Next, you will ride along the coastal road to the island's west coast, where you will take in expansive views of lush green vegetation, beautifully manicured gardens, a turquoise blue lagoon, and the Pacific Ocean's endless horizon.

Weather permitting, you will see sites that include the famed Magic Mountain, which overlooks the northern part of the island and offers spectacular aerial views of the barrier reef. Highlight of this photo adventure will include visits to off-road locations in the island's interior. You'll also visit the Papetoai fishing village and the interior of the crater.

Please note: A maximum of seven guests will be permitted on this tour, which will be adapted to the weather forecast and the light of the day. As this tour involves travel over bumpy surfaces, guests with back and or neck problems, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilize a wheelchair are discouraged from participating. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera.

Excursion Code:
MOO-6893
Catamaran Sail & Snorkel
Duration:
4 Hours - $159

Explore Moorea's beauty from above and below the water during this relaxing sailing and snorkeling excursion aboard a catamaran. Depart the pier aboard the beautiful, 43-foot catamaran, and sail to Moorea's northern coast, then on to a pair of French Polynesia's most beautiful bays: Cook's and Opunohu. En route, you can sit back and relax, or savor a fruit juice under the canopy astern. Upon reaching Opunohu Bay, the captain will drop anchor in the clear blue waters of the lagoon. After receiving your safety and snorkeling instructions, you will have the chance to discover the underwater tiki place and the marine life residing there, including coral formations and reef fish. Afterward, you will set sail toward Cook's Bay before returning to your ship. The well-equipped catamaran offers facilities that include a restroom and shower, and a shaded area with comfortable seats.

Please note: Entry into and out of the water is by a vertical ladder, aft of the catamaran. Sailing time and itinerary is subject to wind and current conditions. You will be required to remove your shoes upon boarding the vessel. Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a towel from the ship. Bring also your snorkel gear from the ship. The itinerary may change subject to wind and weather conditions.

Excursion Code:
MOO-6895
Catamaran Sail (Bora Bora)
Duration:
3 Hours - $130

Get onboard a luxurious, brand new catamaran and indulge yourself with a breathtaking cruise in the most renowned lagoon of Bora Bora. Thanks to the shallow draft, Catamaran will take you to shallow areas, over multiple shades of blues and turquoises of the lagoon. While your crew set up the sails for a magnificent sailing, feel the sea breeze as your eyes discover beauty of the Pearl of the Pacific. As you pass along the lagoon, enjoy the view over Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora's famous mountain and keep an eye open for the underwater life, it is time to jump for a swim. After your swim and snorkeling session you will continue to enjoy the sail back to the pier.

Please note: Bring a swimsuit sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and a towel from the ship. Bring your snorkeling gear from the ship. The catamaran is fully protected and equipped with two restrooms, shaded area, a sound system, cushions, outside and inside fresh water showers, and ladders to get in and out of the water.

Excursion Code:
BRB-6707
Catamaran Sail (Taha'a)
Duration:
3 Hours - $130

Get onboard a luxurious, brand new catamaran and indulge yourself with a breathtaking cruise in the amazing waters of Taha'a Lagoon. Thanks to the shallow draft, Catamaran will take you to shallow areas, over multiple shades of blues and turquoises of the lagoon. While your crew sets up the sails for a magnificent sailing, feel the sea breeze as your eyes discover beauty of the Vanilla Island. During your sail, fresh fruits and juice will be served and your Tahitian hostess will help you better understand the Polynesian culture. Arrive at the coral garden and start your snorkeling adventure. After your snorkel, sail back to the pier. Ship's tender will return you to the ship where you can catch a tender to Motu Mahana and the Beach BBQ.

Please note: The snorkeling stop may be relocated depending on weather conditions. Please bring a swimsuit, hat and sunglasses and bring snorkeling equipment and a towel from the ship. The catamaran is fully protected and equipped with two restrooms, shaded area, a sound system, cushions, outside and inside fresh water showers, and ladders to get in and out of the water.

Excursion Code:
TAM-2487
Circle Island by Waverunner
Duration:
2.5 Hours - $299

Experience the unparalleled beauty of Bora Bora's lagoon in a fun-filled new way during this scenic and exciting waverunner excursion around the island.

Depart the pier for the brief transfer via Le Truck to the waverunner launching point. Upon arrival, your guide will provide you with your safety and waverunner instructions, then lead you on a one-hour journey to the lagoon's most remote and idyllic spots. En route, your guide will select the best location to stop for a swim or explore a motu. (Stops may vary due to the wind and water conditions.)

Upon returning to the waverunner launching point, you will reboard Le Truck for the return ride to the pier.

Please note: Operation of this tour is dependent upon weather and water conditions. This tour is priced per-waverunner, which will accommodate two average-sized adults. When requesting online, please request only one ticket. Participants must wear the life-jacket provided, remain in line, and follow thirty yards behind the waverunner in front of them. The minimum age to participate in this tour is 16 years to drive, 14 years riding with an adult. Guests are encouraged to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, shoes you do not mind getting wet, and a towel from the ship. Each waverunner has a small storage compartment. Maximum weight per 500 lbs per wave runner.

This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests with back and/or neck problems are discouraged to participate on this tour.

Excursion Code:
BRB-1604
Circle Island Tour
Duration:
2.5 Hours - $89

Your around-the-island drive will take you past several of the island's villages. You'll visit a marae (sacred Polynesian temple grounds) site. Pass through plantations of various crops grown here on Aitutaki. Learn about the island's myths and legends while taking in its beautiful scenery. Aitutaki has a unique geographical makeup - the island is a volcanic atoll with the typical volcanic peaks in the center of the island with the encircling coral reef ringed by the off shore islands (motus) and the lagoon in the center.

The Circle Island Tour is a great way to see the island and meet the locals. Visit the inland villages of Tautu Vaipae and Vaipeka, drive along the coast and see the remnants of the Copra Production Facility, and see how the people of this tiny idyllic island live. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet the locals and take photographs along the way.

Tour price in 2018 will be $93

Excursion Code:
AIT-2477
Colo-i-Suva Trek Tour & Waterfall
Duration:
3 Hours - $79

Located 20 minutes from the city, Colo-i-Suva is a national park that boasts a crystal-clear river set in serene and peaceful surroundings amidst a spectacular rainforest making this a perfect spot for a moderate trek followed by a cool dip in the waterfall. The weather is much cooler than Suva City with temperatures falling to as low as ten degrees at altitudes of 120-180 meters accompanied by frequent rainfalls. The air is clean and crisp with only the calls of local birdlife penetrating the atmosphere.

Please note: Wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, sunscreen and bottled water. At the end of the tour, optional shopping is available in Suva town before returning to the pier.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
SUV-18
Coral Garden Drift Snorkeling
Duration:
3 Hours - $119

Depart the ship by covered motorized boat for a 15-minute ride along the west coast of Taha'a. Upon arrival, you will disembark the boat for a guided walk across an uninhabited islet, or motu, located just off the coast. After reaching the other side of the motu, you will commence your snorkeling session. Your guide will lead you as the current carries you through the shallow lagoon on the way back to the boat. The drift can be moderate to strenuous depending on the strength of the current. The drift is done in a single line with one snorkeling guide leading the 12 snorkelers spaced 10 feet apart and one snorkeling guide closing up on the group This area abounds with a spectacular variety of tropical fish and amazing coral. Upon returning to the boat, refreshments and additional snorkeling time will be made available before you are transferred back to Motu Mahana.

Please note: This tour is only recommended for experienced snorkelers that are extremely comfortable in the water. Novice/beginner snorkelers are strongly encouraged to snorkel on the Motu. Please wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with reef shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and bring snorkeling equipment and a towel from the ship.

Excursion Code:
TAM-6883
Coral Nursery Snorkel with Marine Biologist
Duration:
3 Hours - $120

Almost all reefs worldwide are now threatened in some way with more than 25% of all coral species classified as vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered. During this excursion, you'll meet a marine biologist who works for one of the largest coral nurseries that exist in French Polynesia. Learn about the last generation of technical tools humans use to help coral's biodiversity. The next stop will consist of a visit to a natural spot located in the barrier zone, where underwater panels inform you about specific marine topics. For 45 minutes, it will be possible for you to observe local biodiversity encompassing fish and invertebrates, in order to provide a better understanding of why coral nurseries exist. More than just being informative, this tour engages guests to get involved and enjoy an inspiring experience on how to help coral reefs and the planet.

Excursion Code:
BRB-1601
Cultural Highlights of Huahine
Duration:
3 Hours - $89

Explore one of the most picturesque and geographically diverse of the Society Islands during this scenic tour of Huahine.

Depart the pier for a ride by coach to Fare, Huahine’s main village. Enjoy a leisurely guided stroll around the village, then visit a vanilla plantation, where you will observe the process of drying vanilla and learn different ways to cook with this ubiquitous spice.

Then, proceed to Maeva, one of Polynesia’s most important archaeological sites. Upon arrival, you will discover some well-preserved marae, or ancient Polynesian temples. You will also see fish traps that were built centuries ago and are still in use today. Your next visit will beto Faie, home of the famous blue-eyed eels that populate a stream running through the village. You will even watch as your guide feeds these enormous eels.

Your tour concludes with a stop at Huahine’s Belvedere Point for spectacular views and photo opportunities. Then, reboard your coach for the return ride to the pier.

Please note: If you wish to purchase vanilla during your tour, please bring U.S. dollars or French Pacific francs, as these are the only currencies that will be accepted.

Excursion Code:
HHN-2300
Cultural Village & Firewalking Show
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $115

Legend has it that over 500 years ago the men of Beqa Island were given the gift of being able to walk on fire by an eel in exchange for its life. Today, the descendants of these warriors carry on the tradition, observing the same strict rules of tabu as the ancestors. Men are chosen as representatives from different villages. Ten days prior to the ceremony, they segregate themselves from females and are not allowed to eat coconut. The fire pit is dug out 12 to 15 feet in diameter and 3 to 4 feet deep. Large river stones are then collected and placed in the pit, filling it up. Six to eight hours before the ceremony a log fire is built over the top of the stones, heating them up. The Firewalkers are led to the arena accompanied by dances and chants. Leaves and vines are grazed across the stones to prepare the pit. The men then proceed to walk across the stones in a few different phases. Finally, a bundle of grass is thrown onto the pit and the group huddles in the center while chanting a song. Bands around the ankle of each participant, which are made of tree ferns that do not burn, are thrown into the pit. The pit is finally covered with earth, and days later, the ankle bands are recovered and ground up, mixed with water, and eaten by the Firewalkers.

A tender boat will transfer you from the ship to the beach on Beqa Island. From the beach landing area, you will walk approximately 20-25 minutes to the village along an uneven, rough dirt path. Upon your arrival in the village, you will be greeted and welcomed by the fearsome Fijian warriors in traditional costumes. Villagers serenade and escort you to the village green where a traditional kava ceremony will take place. You will then be seated in a covered area to watch the ceremony and the Meke, a special dance performed by the dancers normally only for their Paramount Chief. The highlight of the village visit is the Firewalking! After all the excitement, you will walk back to the beach for your transfer back to the ship.

Please note: CULTURAL REQUIREMENT: It is mandatory for guests to wear long pants and long-sleeve shirts. No guest will be allowed on the tour without covered arms and legs. Not suitable for guests with mobility and walking difficulties.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
BQA-001
Day at the Beach (Huahine)
Duration:
6 Hours - $115

Located close to the village of Fare and an ancient archaeological site, the Maitai Lapita Village Hotel on the island of Huahine enjoys an exceptional location. Bask on the magnificent white-sand beach that borders the lagoon, or enjoy excellent snorkeling in the lagoon’s crystal-clear waters. Or enjoy ocean views from the restaurant, bar, and pool. Stretching from the beach inland, the property is arranged around a freshwater lake dotted with water lilies and surrounded by tropical plants with fragrant, multicolored native flowers. This site has contributed enormously to the heritage of French Polynesia, so don’t miss the hotel’s museum. And if you are here at sunset, enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the islands of Raiatea, Taha’a, and Bora Bora.

Please note: This excursion includes access to the swimming pool, the beach, and the hotel museum; kayaking and snorkeling equipment; a two-course lunch (appetizer and entrée, or entrée and dessert); and a bottle of water and a drink per person (a glass of house wine, a local beer on tap, or a soft drink).

Tour price in 2018 will be $120

Excursion Code:
HHN-4
Dolphin Watching Expedition
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $129

Join American marine biologist Dr. Michael Poole, a dolphin and whale specialist in French Polynesia since 1987, or his assistant for this combination eco-tour and research expedition focusing on wild, free-ranging dolphins. Depart the pier aboard a covered boat for the scenic ride to Moorea's reef. Spinner dolphins, rough-tooth dolphins, and pilot whales can be seen around Moorea, with spinner dolphins regularly swimming inside the lagoon. Most often you will see schools of acrobatic spinner dolphins, while listening to informative commentary about their remarkable life and society at sea. Dolphins are found on 95% of the tours, but the engaging narrative and sheer magnificence of Moorea's coastline will ensure a rewarding time in any event. Guests visiting between July and early November may also have an opportunity to view humpback whales performing their annual mating and calving rituals. While viewing Moorea's dramatic beauty from the sea, you will also learn about French Polynesia's geology. Following your tour and time permitting, you may have an opportunity to go swimming or snorkeling directly from the boat before returning to the pier.

Please note: This tour is not a swim with the dolphins program, but during humpback whale season it is sometimes possible to snorkel near the whales. Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a towel from the ship. Operation of this tour is subject to guide availability.

Tour price in 2018 will be $135

Excursion Code:
MOO-1798
Eco Snorkeling Tour
Duration:
2 Hours - $125

You will be guided by a licensed instructor allowing you to relax and discover the most beautiful underwater Bora Bora sites. A detailed briefing includes specific information about each species encountered and pointed out to you by your guide. Submersible cards are also distributed to each participant, allowing fast and easy identification of the most commonly encountered species. This unique educational touris offered in several languages (French, English, and Japanese) and is an enjoyable way to learn about the marine environment. Perfect for everyone!

Please note: A wetsuit (shorty) is offered (and appreciated during the cooler season) and allows for better floatability. Covered boat is spacious enough to hold 10 persons comfortably, with padded benches and dry holds for guests’ belongings. Hot tea, Ice water and fresh fruits are served onboard.

Excursion Code:
BRB-5002
Ene'io Tongan Feast
Duration:
4 Hours - $59

Get to see Vava'u with its natural and beautiful adornments in the west side of the island.

You will travel through township to Tailulu College which is a scenic spot to view Mount Talau, some of the scattered islands, Port of Refuge. The Island Feast with Cultural Floorshow consists of avariety of local foods, international cuisines, local desserts and seasonal fruits highlighted by a group of locals performing traditional songs and dances. The lunch menu offers simple island foods, such as roast suckling pig, chicken, fish, lu pulu (corned beef cooked with young taro leaves and coconut cream), taro, kumara (Tongan sweet potatoes), and seasonal tropical fruits: papaya, watermelon, pineapple, and bananas. Transportation is by non-air-conditioned island bus and minivan which are not equipped with PA systems. Some roads are unpaved and rutted; the ride may be bumpy.

Please note: Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable flat-soled shoes and swimming/beach attire with a cover-up, along with clothing suited to the weather. Bring a towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent and a bottle of water. Due to the coral reef's proximity to the beach, guests are encouraged to swim with footwear (washable shoes or aqua socks). Swimming is ideal during high tide only.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
VAV-3868
Exploration of Taha'a
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $79

Explore Taha'a's exquisite topography, ancient culture, and local economy during this scenic and memorable off-road tour.

Depart the pier in an off-road vehicle for the ride across one of Taha'a's highest mountains. Along the way, your guide will point out sights of interest, and a stop will be made at a scenic viewpoint to learn about the traditional uses of local plants and trees.

The island of Taha'a is often called Vanilla Island, and you will learn about this fragrant spice while visiting a small family plantation. Afterward, you will visit a small black pearl farm to learn how these treasures are cultivated and harvested. These small cottage industries represent a large part of this small island's economic structure.

During the return drive along the east coast of the island, your guide will entertain you with tales of island life and lore. Upon returning to the ship, a tender service to the Paul Gauguin's private island, Motu Mahana will be available throughout the day.

Please note: This tour involves travel over very rough roads, with steep ascents and descents. This tour is not recommended for guests with back and/or neck problems, guests who suffer from motion sickness or vertigo, or guests with limited mobility. The itinerary may be modified depending on weather conditions. Guests must remain seated in the vehicle, as standing can be dangerous.

Tour price in 2018 will be $82

Excursion Code:
TAM-2486
Fa'ati City Train
Duration:
1 Hour - $20

A unique one hour tour in Tahiti and Papeete, this excursion fits perfectly in your schedule.

A journey by little road train with prerecorded commentary through different neighborhoods and streets of Pape'ete, the tour proposes the discovery of monuments, streets and follows the economic development of the Capital. The route follows the downtown outside roads, passes through the conventional road network, alternating with passages in enclosures such as Tahua Autonomy gardens on the seafront, the gardens of the Bishopric and the Chinese Temple. You will also discover the historic districts of Papeete as the neighborhood of Paofai, the Pouvana'a Oopaa Avenue, districts of Mama'o and Taunoa and the Catholic Mission area.

Excursion Code:
PPT-006
Fakarava Pinnacle Snorkel
Duration:
1.5 Hours - $89

Experience the abundant marine life for which Fakarava is famous during this memorable snorkeling adventure.

Board your Zodiac® (or similar boat) for a 30-minute ride (each way) to the north pass in the lagoon. Your guide will give you safety instructions and information about the site before you enter the water from the boat.

You will then start your snorkeling experience around the coral head, where you will discover a wide variety of species. Fish common to the area include sharks and tropical fish, including groupers, parrot fish, triggerfish, and others.

Following your tour, you will be transferred back to the ship.

Please note: This deepwater activity is recommended only for experienced, strong swimmers in good physical condition who are comfortable wearing snorkeling equipment. Lifevests will be available on the boat if needed. Although marine life is widely present in this region, sightings cannot be guaranteed, and tickets are non-refundable should sightings not occur. For your own safety and to help us preserve the environment, do not touch or step on the coral reef while snorkeling.

Tour price in 2018 will be $93

Excursion Code:
FAK-6735
Fast Paced Belvedere by E-Bike
Duration:
2 Hours - $60

Challenge yourself on this very active and fast paced guided tour to the Belvedere lookout point. You will start your tour by getting acquainted with your Moustache Mountain E-Bike. The bikes are easy to use with multiple gears that allow you to fully enjoy the roads of Moorea. In addition the electric motor will assist you when pedaling and the different settings will make even the less active guests feel like they can win Le Tour de France. Your tour will make one additional stop at the Agricultural High school where you can purchase refreshments and taste the local made jam. If your group is faster than average, an additional stop will be made at the archaeological site located near the road leading to Belvedere.

Excursion Code:
MOO-2233
Fiji's Culture & Heritage Tour
Duration:
4 Hours - $99

Visit Fiji's capital city, Suva - center of commerce and the seat of government. This guided drive tour will take you to see various iconic sites such as the President's Residence and nearby Albert Park (where Kingsford Smith landed his small aircraft on his epic flight from the United States to Australia in 1928) as well as Thurston Botanical Gardens. During the tour you will also see The Borron House (home of Fiji's greatest statesman Ratu Sukuna and for use only by foreign dignitaries). You will also have the opportunity to visit the Fiji Museum, Bilo Battery Historical Site and World War II Heritage Site. During World War II, the guns at Bilopeninsula lent a degree of comfort to the people in a time of uncertainty and fears of news of the Japanese invasion flashed across the Pacific. The guns once pointed out from the side of Bilopeninsula like twin fingers of death, down to the Bay of islands in Lamiand across Suva harbour to the capital. They were placed there to guard the passage in the reef leading to Suva harbor.

Please note: Tour involves moderate walking. Recommended dress code is shorts/skirts and a Polo or T-shirts, something cool. Bring along your camera for photos and some change for a stop at the Fiji Museum handicraft shop. There is one restroom stop during the tour.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
SUV-13
Glass-Bottom Boat (Bora Bora)
Duration:
1.5 Hours - $70

Discover Bora Bora's remarkable undersea beauty without getting wet during this glass-bottom boat adventure on Bora Bora's famous lagoon. Depart the pier in Vaitape aboard a glass-bottom boat to explore Bora Bora's world-famous marine life. Along the way, you will look through large glass windows that open onto a colorful world of parrotfish, butterfly fish, and an abundance of other inhabitants that thrive in the waters of this tropical paradise. A roof will provide you with protection from the sun and eliminate glare, enabling you to take home great photos of your visit.

As you journey out across this fabulous lagoon, your guide will inform you about the teeming marine life beneath your feet, as well as the visually-stunning ecosystem that exists above the waterline. These interesting facts will make each discovery all the more interesting and enhance your appreciation of Bora Bora's natural beauty.

Before heading back to the pier, a crewmember will dive under the boat to attract schools of fish for your viewing by feeding them right under the glass. Price is per person.

Excursion Code:
BRB-2155
Glass-Bottom Boat (Rangiroa)
Duration:
1 Hour - $65

Get acquainted with the coral gardens and tropical fish of Rangiroa during this scenic glass-bottom boat tour.

Depart the pier aboard a glass-bottom boat, then slowly float over the huge coral heads that cluster in shallow areas inside the Tiputa Channel. Along the way, you will see a colorful world full of parrot fish, butterfly fish, and surgeon fish through the large windows. You may also encounter black-tipped sharks, and catch a glimpse of the majestic Napoleon fish.

During the tour, your Polynesian boat crew will attract the fish directly under the glass panels to make it easy for you to observe and photography them. A cover will provide protection from the sun and eliminate glare, enabling you to take home great photographs.

Following your tour, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: This is not a snorkeling tour. This tour takes place at Motu Nui Nui. Marine life is widely present in this region; however, sightings cannot be guaranteed and tickets are non-refundable should a sighting not occur. The Tuamotu's are very remote islands. Although the guides used are the best available, they are not certified and their command of English may be very poor. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Excursion Code:
RGI-1778
Half Day to Teahatea Beach
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $120

Depart the ship by small local boats across the beautiful UNESCO biosphere reserve of Fakarava to the white sand beach of Teahatea just after the Garuae Pass. The boat is (8m) 50 long, special for excursions. It is equipped with all safety equipment and with a covered top and sides. The boat ride takes approximately 30 minutes depending on the weather conditions. You will have 2-2 ½ hours of free time to relax on the beach, enjoy a swim in the crystal clear lagoon or go snorkeling. Iced coconuts will be offered to you directly on the white sand beach and refreshments (fresh fruit juices, ice tea, and water) will be served. You can relax and enjoy the tranquility of this heavenly site.

Please note: The boat ride maybe bumpy and rough depending on the sea conditions. No facilities are available on the beaches: no restroom, nor beach chairs or umbrellas. Bring your snorkeling gear, provided by the ship, along with a towel and sun protection: sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses. The excursion is weather dependant, and the beach may be substituted with a different one.

Tour price in 2018 will be $126

Excursion Code:
FAK-6737
Hapatoni Discovery
Duration:
2.5 Hours - $129

Discover the charm of the Marquesan wilderness on a visit to the island of Tahuata, accompanied by your onboard lecturer in anthropology and archaeology. Boarding an all-terrain vehicle in the village of Hapatoni, you will make your way to the village of Vaitahu, where you will learn about the island’s history during a visit the small museum located at city hall. You’ll also visit the old church enroute to a spectacular scenic lookout, where you will be surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks piercing the sky. Continue your exploration of the stunning landscape and quaint villages of Tahuata during this introduction to the beauty that is so characteristic of the Marquesas.

Please note: As this tour involves travel over uneven terrain, it is not recommended for guests with back and/or neck problems. This tour involves very little walking. Guests are encouraged to wear insect repellent to ward off small beach mosquitoes (nonos). Each vehicle will accommodate four guests. Although the drivers used are the best available, they are not guides, and their command of English is poor. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

Excursion Code:
HPT-2070
Huahine Iti by 4x4
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $89

The island equivalent to the Garden of Eden, Huahine Iti is an immense tropical jungle thriving with coconut plantations, vanilla orchids, banana groves, breadfruit trees and watermelon fields. Beyond its lush landscapes and bright blooms, Huahine is also a culturally preserved sanctuary with sacred temples hidden throughout dense vegetation. This tranquil paradise will seduce you with her whitesand beaches of Avea Bay, coral islets dotting an azure blue lagoon and luxurious mountains covered with magnificent foliage making her an idyllic garden paradise. It is covered with plantations and a wealth of beautiful plants, fruits and flowers and is also home to one of the most amazing white sand beaches in French Polynesia.

During this 4x4 tour you will be introduced to Huahine Iti, the more sensual and smaller of Huahine's two islands. There will be numerous stops along the way for panoramic views across the island, the bays and the surrounding lagoon and motus of Topati's and Murimahora. Visits to a vanilla and tropical fruit plantation and to the Marae Anini are included. A brief stop at a beach in Avea Bay is included for a dip in the lagoon and for refreshments (choice of soda, fruit juice or beer). Continue the tour 'off-road' into the Parea Valley for a drive over bumpy road through lush jungle before returning to the pier in Maroe.

Please note: Although the off-road vehicle will remain on the main road for most of the drive, this tour also involves travel over rough non-paved roads. This tour is not recommended for guests with back and/or neck problems or guests with limited mobility. Order of visits may be reversed and itinerary amended depending on weather conditions. Please bring cash as there will be an opportunity to buy vanilla and additional refreshments on the beach. Please wear/bring your swimwear and beach towel should you wish to have a swim at the beach.

Tour price in 2018 will be $95

Excursion Code:
HHN-6226
Huahine Nui Safari & Snorkeling
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $89

Discover the beauty of Huahine on this 4x4 tour of the island. Depart the pier by off-road vehicle for the drive to Huahine Nui. Stop at the "Bellevue" View Point and capture beautiful photos of Maroe Bay and the m/s Paul Gauguin. Visit the village of Faie, and the sacred blue-eyed eels who reside there. Next, take a short Polynesian outrigger canoe trip to visit, "Huahine Pearl Farm and Pottery" where you will learn the secrets of the black pearl and see Polynesian pottery made with a glaze found at the bottom of the lagoon while pearl farming. The pottery is available for purchase. At the pearl farm, you will have the option of snorkeling at the coral garden, and refreshments will be served during the visit. The water is accessible by a ladder, and snorkeling is recommended for beginner and experienced snorkelers alike. Continue on to Maeva, the island's most important marae (archaeological site). Drive along Lake Fauna Nui and see the ancient fish traps, restored by the local archaeologists and still in use today before returning via scenic road to the pier. On the way back, you will pass through the village of Fare, the main village of Huahine.

Please note: Although the off-road vehicle will remain on the main road for most of the drive, this tour also involves travel over non-paved roads with steep ascents and descents. This tour is not recommended for guests with back and/or neck problems, guests who suffer from vertigo or motion sickness, or guests with limited mobility. Order of visits may be reversed and itinerary amended depending on weather conditions.

Tour price in 2018 will be $95

Excursion Code:
HHN-6225
Island Drive & Belvedere
Duration:
3 Hours - $45

Explore Moorea's exquisite beauty and day-to-day Polynesian lifestyle during this scenic orientation drive around the island. Depart the pier for a scenic and relaxing drive around Moorea. The distance around this idyllic island is approximately 38 miles (62 kilometers), and your ride offers many spectacular sites and photo opportunities. You will ride past pineapple fields and visit an ancient Tahitian stone temple, or marae, en route to Belvedere. At the summit, take in magnificent views of Cook's Bay, Opunohu Bay, and Mt. Rotui. Your ride continues on through the village of Papetoai and past the nearby tombs of the first missionaries. Your coach will return to the pier via the other side of the island. Along the way, you will passthrough the districts of Haapiti and Afareitu, then make a photo stop at the Ia Ora lookout point before arriving at the pier. And enjoy your guide's commentary about the daily lives of the Polynesian island residents all along the way.

Please note: The order of sites visited may vary. Limited restroom stops. This tour is not recommended for guests who suffer from motion sickness. The guides commentary features information pertaining to daily living in Moorea; but does not include historical, cultural, or political facts or details.

Tour price in 2018 will be $49

Excursion Code:
MOO-1794
Island Tour and Snorkeling (per boat)
Duration:
3 Hours - $795

Experience the beauty of Huahine from above and below the water during this snorkeling and cruise adventure. Depart the pier by private boat and discover the beauty of Huahine as you cruise around the island. Along the way, you will stop to visit a black pearl farm and learn about the creation and the beauty of these famous Tahitian gems. You will then continue your cruise to a beautiful coral garden, where you will don your snorkeling equipment and enter the water for up-close views of the amazing and colorful marine life that frequents the reef. Enjoy refreshments on your ride back to the pier.

Please note: The cost of this tour is per boat, which can accommodate up to four guests. When requesting online, please select only one ticket per boat. Guests are encouraged to wear a swimsuit under a cover up, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and to bring a towel from the ship. Snorkeling equipment, fins, and life vests are available at the ship’s onboard watersports marina.

Tour price in 2018 will be $835

Excursion Code:
HHN-2021
Island Tour by Waverunner
Duration:
2 Hours - $249

Experience Huahine's wild beauty in an exciting new wayduring this fun-filled waverunner adventure. Depart the pier and transfer to the launching point in Fare, Huahine's main village. After your guide gives you safety and riding instructions, you'll enjoy a waverunner ride of about an hour in the lagoon, admiring Huahine's magnificent landscape from the perspective of the water. You'll also have time to stop for a swim before returning to the waverunner launching point for your transfer back to the pier.

Please note: Operation of this tour is dependent upon weather and water conditions. This tour is priced per wave-runner, which will accommodate two average-sized adults. When requesting online, please select only one ticket per waverunner. Participants must wear the life jacket provided, remain in line, and follow thirty yards behind the waverunner in front of them. The minimum age for participating in this tour is 15 years old to drive and 5 years old to ride as a passenger (depending on weather conditions). Guests are encouraged to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sunscreen, and sunglasses, and to bring a towel from the ship. Each waverunner has a small storage compartment.

Tour price in 2018 will be $265

Excursion Code:
HHN-2020
Lagoon Cruise & Polynesian Feast
Duration:
5 Hours - $199

Lagoon tour of Bora Bora in a traditional outrigger canoe (motorized), with ukulele animation and narration on culture, history and nature of Bora Bora. The lagoon tour includes three stops. The first one is for snorkeling in a coral garden, where visitors can discover many different colorful fish, corals, and many other inhabitants of a wonderful natural ecosystem. The guide accompanies the visitors in the water. The second stop is the visit of the stingrays in shallow water. These rays are tamed since more than 20 years. The approach is gentle and respectful, keeping in mind preservation of nature. The last stop is on the ocean side, for the observation of black tip reef sharks. After the morning of snorkelling, Polynesian feast is served on a private island (motu). Lunch is cooked in a traditional earth oven made with volcanic rocks, and covered by banana leaves. The guests watch the opening of the oven, and listen to the explanations of the guide. The table is set in the lagoon, with an umbrella to protect guests from the sun. On the menu: suckling pig, chicken with local spinach, manioc, plantain bananas, bread fruit, raw fish salad with coconut milk, and finally a traditional dessert made with bananas and vanilla, as well as fresh tropical fruits. Alternatively the Polynesian lunch can be replaced by a BBQ: fish, chicken, spiny lobster (subject to availability), polynesian vegetables, raw fish salad with coconut milk, tropical fruits. The lunch comes with a good bottle of Moët and Chandon champagne, or red/white wine depending on the guests' preference.

Please note: For great memories, the underwater camera is recommended. Please wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with reef shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and bring a towel and your snorkel equipment from the ship.

Tour price in 2018 will be $209

Excursion Code:
BRB-1602
Lagoon Cruise & Snorkeling
Duration:
3 Hours - $105

- Experience Huahine's beautiful lagoon and landscapes on this boat cruise and snorkeling excursion. Depart the pier by outrigger canoe (motorized). Upon arrival to the snorkeling spot you will receive safety and snorkeling instructions before entering the water with abundant fish, coral and marine life. Sample coconuts, fresh season fruits and refreshments. Transfer back to the pier.

Please note: The tour is recommended for experienced snorkelers who are comfortable entering the lagoon directly from the boat, and snorkeling in deep water where currents are common. Snorkeling equipment, fins and life vests are available at the Marina from the ship. The boat capacity depends on the group size.

Tour price in 2018 will be $109

Excursion Code:
HHN-2026
Lagoon Cruise with Beach Break
Duration:
6 Hours - $159

Aitutaki's deep-blue lagoon is considered to be one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. Part volcanic and part atoll, the island's geographical structure makes this lagoon unique. This tour gives you the opportunity to experience the best Aitutaki has to offer in the short time available during your visit.

Board your boat (types and sizes vary) and cruise through the lagoon, visiting offshore motus. At One Foot Island, you'll stop for a lunch of barbequed fish, salads, and fresh fruit. After lunch, enjoy approximately 2 hours to relax or snorkel.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit under a cover up and reef shoes, protect yourself from the sun, and bring snorkeling equipment and a towel from the ship. This boat tour involves a wet landing. There is a cash bar on the island for those who wish to purchase beverages. Guests wishing to obtain a One Foot Island stamp should bring their passports with them. There is a fee of USD $2 for the stamp.

Tour price in 2018 will be $166

Excursion Code:
AIT-6772
Lagoon Discovery with Snorkeling
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $99

Experience the beauty of Cook's and Opunohu Bays from above and below the water during this snorkeling and beach adventure aboard a modern covered boat. Depart the pier aboard a comfortable and modern boat featuring covered areas designed to protect you from the direct rays of the sun. As you cruise along these majestic bays, your captain will inform you about the legends, geography, and flora and fauna of Moorea.

Next, you will continue on to a gorgeous sandy islet surrounded by transparent turquoise waters that are shallow enough to walk comfortably in the sea. Upon arrival, you will have a rare opportunity to feed the awaiting rays; they will gracefully glide around you in exchange for a piece of fish.

Your tour will conclude with a stop at another uninhabited islet nearby. Here, you will be served refreshments and have an opportunity to explore the beach and swim. You will also be invited to go snorkeling in water 6-10 feet (2-3 meters) deep. Snorkeling is performed in the shallow waters off the boat, providing an excellent opportunity for both experienced snorkelers and beginners. The boat's ladders extend deep into the water, making it easy to embark and disembark the craft.

Following your visit, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests must be comfortable wearing the snorkeling equipment provided for this tour. The snorkeling locations selected may vary depending upon lagoon conditions that include current and visibility. Wear a swimsuit under a cover up, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a towel as well as your snorkel gear from the ship.

Tour price in 2018 will be $105

Excursion Code:
MOO-2235
Lagoon Excursion with Maohi Nui
Duration:
3 Hours - $109

Lagoon tour of Bora Bora in a traditional outrigger canoe (motorized), with ukulele animation and narration on culture, history and nature of Bora Bora. Leaves and flowers decorate the canoe and protect the visitors from the sun. In case of rain, raincoats are also at one's disposal. To enhance comfort, cushions cover the wooden seats. The guides have a long and rich experience as boat captains, guides and musicians. The lagoon tour includes three stops. The first one is for snorkeling in a coral garden, where visitors can discover many different colorful fish, corals, and many other inhabitants of a wonderful natural ecosystem. The guide accompanies the visitors in the water. The second stop is the visit of the stingrays in shallow water. These rays are tamed since more than 20 years. The approach is gentle and respectful, keeping in mind preservation of nature. The last stop is on the ocean side, for the observation of black tip reef sharks.

Please note: For great memories, the underwater camera is recommended. Please wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with reef shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and bring a towel and your snorkel equipment from the ship.

Tour price in 2018 will be $119

Excursion Code:
BRB-1603
Lagoonarium - Open-Air Aquarium Snorkeling Experience
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $105

Experience Bora Bora’s fascinating marine life from up-close during this unique snorkeling safari in an open-air aquarium.

Depart the pier in Vaitape aboard an outrigger canoe for a scenic ride that circumnavigates the Bora Bora lagoon (weather permitting). You will then continue on to the Lagoonarium, which offers an abundance of marine life and a beach with a beautiful view of the island. Upon arrival, enjoy an opportunity to swim in separate enclosed areas.

During your visit, you will also participate in up-close encounters with marine life, including sharks, rays, jack fish, turtles, parrot fish, and more. Snorkeling begins from the beach in shallow water ranging in depth from 3-10 feet and is suitable for beginners and experienced snorkelers. Your local guides will show you how to carefully approach the marine life during this incredible underwater experience.

After your time in the water, you will be served fresh fruit and spend some time relaxing on the beach before heading back to the pier.

Please note: Because the outrigger canoes are uncovered, the ride can be extremely sunny or wet from spray or rain. Guests exiting the canoe must use the ladder on the south side and walk in shallow water back to the beach. A small souvenir shop is available on the island, and all purchases are cash only; U.S. dollars or Pacific Francs are accepted here. Changing facilities, a sitting area, and restrooms are also available. Wear reef shoes and a swimsuit under a cover-up, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a towel from the ship. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition.

Tour price in 2018 will be $109

Excursion Code:
BRB-1605
Moorea by Catajets
Duration:
2 Hours - $299

Get an up-close look at Tahiti's idyllic beauty from above and below sea level during this catajet and snorkeling adventure in Moorea.

Depart the pier for the boat transfer to the base. Upon arrival, you will receive your safety and riding instructions from your guide, then embark your two-seat catajet for a 1.5-hour ride in an idyllic lagoon on Moorea. Led by your guide at an easy speed, you will take in panoramic views of the East Coast and Cook and Opunohu Bays, or the West Coast (weather permitting).

Next, a stop will be made for snorkeling in the shallow waters. After putting on your mask, fins and snorkel, you will explore the beauty of the tropical fish and coral formations. Your adventure will continue with a stop on a sand bar, where you will have an opportunity to play with stingrays. Following refreshments, you will return to the catajet base, then be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition.This tour is not recommended for guests with neck or back problems, or guests with limited mobility. Each catajet is equipped witha fabric Bimini roof, and a small cooler. Please wear your swimsuit under a cover-up, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and bring snorkeling equipment and a towel from the ship. Since there is no dry compartment, waterproof cameras are recommended. Lifejackets are mandatory. This is a guided tour, and participants are required to follow their guide and instructions. The minimum age to drive a catajet is 16 years old; children participating on this tour must be accompanied by a parent. All participants must be able to swim independently.

The price is per catajet, which can accommodate two average-sized adults. When requesting online or via fax, please select only one ticket.

Excursion Code:
MOO-6970
Motu Picnic
Duration:
6 Hours - $129

Your boat will pick you up from the pier for a brief ride to a snorkeling spot in the beautiful lagoon of Huahine. Here you will have ample time to enjoy snorkeling in crystal clear waters with tropical fish. Next your boat ride will continue to the private Motu Murimahora. Delicious lunch (including water, tropical juices and beer) will be accompanied by a local music entertainment on the motu. Afterwards there will be free time to enjoy this peaceful and picturesque motu.

Please note: Please bring your snorkel equipment, beach towel, sunscreen and sunglasses from the ship.

Tour price in 2018 will be $139

Excursion Code:
HHN-2027
Muri Lagoon Cruise
Duration:
3 Hours - $115

Rarotonga’s spectacular tropical beauty and marine life are yours to discover during this scenic and memorable cruise on the Muri Lagoon.

Depart the pier for the transfer to the Muri, Rarotonga’s inner lagoon. Upon arrival, you will embark a glass-bottom boat and begin your cruise. Along the way, you will observe a myriad of colorful coral and fish. More adventurous guests will have an opportunity to go snorkeling among the schools of tropical fish. The fish are extremely tame and used to swimmers, and will take food from your hand.

Following your cruise, you will be transferred back to the ship.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit under a cover-up, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a towel from the ship. The boat is covered and features a water-access ladder. There are no restroom facilities on the boat. Snorkeling equipment will be provided.

Tour price in 2018 will be $119

Excursion Code:
RTG-4902
Nausori Highland Tour
Duration:
4.5 Hours - $129

Depart Lautoka Wharf and drive through Queen's highway, passing residents, villagers, and sugarcane fields. Then, turn off the highway through the outskirts of Nadi, and travel through sugarcane plantations winding your way up the hills to Nausori. Arrive at the height of the highlands for a view of Nadi Bay through to the Mamanuca group of islands. You will receive refreshments at the lookout. After refreshments, depart for the heights for Nausori Village, where guests observe a Kava ceremony, enjoy a village tour and afternoon tea. Depart Nausori Village for Lautoka Pier via the Nadi Hindu temple.

Please note: Recommended dress code is shorts/skirts with Polo or T-shirts, something cool. Bring along your camera and currency for purchasing souvenirs.

Tour is offered on the day of disembarkation only. Cannot be prereserved, must be booked with the Travel Concierge onboard. Pricing notedis for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
LAU-022
Nukubalavu Village Tour
Duration:
3 Hours - $125

Experience the day-to-day life of Fijian people during a memorable visit to an authentic Fijian village. Journey along the scenic coast road to visit Nukubalavu Village, home of the paramount chief of Savusavu. Guests will be greeted by the village elders and invited to witness and participate in a kava ceremony where the powdered kava is mixed with water and presented by a'bilo' (coconut cup) to those who wish to taste this ceremonial drink. Following the ceremony the guide will take guests on a tour of the village to experience the warmth of the native Fijians. Guests may mingle with villagers and their children to learn more about their culture and witness traditional art craftwork. Finished craft work will be available for purchase, and guests are also invited to taste a traditional Fijian fresh green coconut juice before boarding the bus to return to the ship.

Please note: Guests are kindly asked to dress conservatively and mindfully of the Fijian culture, by avoiding wearing vests, skimpy tops, swim wear, short pants for ladies, and hats during the village tour. Please bring bottled water from the ship.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
SVU-5
Omoa Petroglyphs Walk
Duration:
3 Hours - $75

Set in a luscious native forest within a picturesque valley is an ancient ceremonial site where Marquesans prayed to their gods to provide abundant water for their crops. Trekking up to the site you will pass an old chief's paepae upon which is a small tiki carved in the famous ke'etu stone of the islands. Ascending inland you will see a number of sites whose functions will be explained to you by your on-board lecturer in anthropology and archaeology, Mark Eddowes. Finally you will arrive on the crest of a ridge featuring important petroglyphs, or rock art. The images depict anthropomorphic images of men, concentric circle eyes of magical tikis and even an ancient sailing canoe. However, the most impressive petroglyph and one of the largest in the Marquesas is that of the famous paoa, which looks like a huge tuna fish, carved into the rock. See also the grinding, polishing and sharpening stones used in ancestral working of adzes and other tools. Enjoy the magnificent scenery surrounding the site as sharp mountain peaks pierce the sky. This excursion provides a wonderful chance to visit the interior of Fatu Hiva's beautiful Omoa Valley.

Please note: The hike is medium to difficult and involves uphill walking in hot and humid conditions. Participants should be physically fit, carry a bottle of water and wear a hat. Sturdy footwear appropriate to trekking is recommended.

Excursion Code:
FHT-2045
Pa "Son of Rarotonga"
Duration:
3 Hours - $129

Discover the wisdom of Pa, one of the Cook Islands best known traditional healers, during this informative guided nature trek.

Depart the pier for the drive to the interior of the island. Upon arrival, you will join your guide on a trek along an ancient pathway used by Pa’s ancestors before the missionaries arrived. Along the way, your guide will share Pa’s in-depth knowledge of medicinal plants and of the culture and history of these islands. He will also provide demonstrations of the preparation of various traditional medicines and their applications. Bottled water and seasonal fruit will be served at Pa’s residence.

Following your visit, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair will not be permitted on this tour. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

Tour price in 2018 will be $145

Excursion Code:
RTG-4901
Polynesian Cultural Show
Duration:
3 Hours - $55

Board an island bus at Halaevalu Wharf and proceed to Eneio Botanical Garden. This tour offers a truly interactive experience which allows you to relive Polynesian yesterday and experience native lifestyles through guided, on-site, live demonstration and gentle strolling tours amongst the lush tropical paradise of the stunning and only Botanical Garden in Tonga. You will be fascinated with the various demonstrations which includes the making of clothing from bark, along with the creation of jewelry and mats from pandanus leaves, the making of milk and products from coconuts, the making of beverages from plant roots, the production of essence from vanilla beans, and juice from nonu fruits. This guided tour highlights the owner's efforts in conservation and preservation of different plant species since 1972, and is the only opportunity to discover the splendid collection of plants, mature trees and flowering shrubs in this garden. Return to Halaevalu Wharf via Tailulu College, Pouono Cemetery and the Catholic Cathedral Church for your last scenic view and photo-stop.

Please note: Transportation is by non-air-conditioned island bus/minivan without PA systems or microphones. Some roads are unpaved and rutted; the ride can be bumpy. We recommend bringing insect repellent, comfortable flat-soled shoes, sunglasses, a hat, a small bottle of water and clothing suited to weather conditions.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
VAV-3867
Punarei Village Cultural Tour
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $115

This excursion is a recent innovation in the domain of eco/cultural tourism on Aitutaki Island; an island rich in history, culture and living traditions.

Join your two guides Mark and Ngaa as they take you on an adventure into the past and present culture of Aitutaki. Mark, an archaeologist had undertaken excavations and research on the island on marae temples with Ngaa, his assistant. This ancient culture will be revealed to you in the first part of your excursion where you will be driven in your transport vehicle to the Paengaariki marae temple where most of Mark's work has been done. There, discover the results of the excavations and learn about the ancient religious practices enacted in the past. See the large stones upright, representing ancestors, the sacred sub-incision stone to initiate young boys into manhood and the tribal gathering ground or 'koutu'. Hear the stories of the great warrior chiefs associated with this place. You will also be able to see the rare endemic lorikeet of the island the kuramo'o that is ultramarine blue! Then drive to the highest point of the island Mauga Pu for scenic shots across the turquoise blue lagoon out to the surrounding coral motu's.

Continue into the interior again to arrive at a traditional Maori village Punarei reconstructed based upon Mark and Ngaa's research to give an authentic image of the past. Be welcomed in the traditional way by the toa warrior and his enlivened oratory dressed in his feather plumed 'pare' war headdress and tapa loincloth brandishing his ironwood spear or ikatuna. Stand upon the 'poaki' or welcoming stone that gives you the right to stand on the land. Traditional dances will be performed to re-enact the arrival of the first ancestor Ru to the island on his double hulled sailing canoe or vaka Nagpuaariki. Enter the 'are nikau or traditional meetinghouse and discover the surviving traditions of Aitutaki. There will be demonstrations of weaving mats and baskets from coconut fronds. Also tapa making for bark-cloth as practiced in days of old; as well as wood carving and tattooing to reveal to you those ancient arts. See the life-sized traditional god or 'tiki' images carved in local tamanu hardwood including the famous atua vaine or Aitutaki 'goddess' with her unique tattoos. Fresh fruits and sweet coconut will be offered to refresh you, all grown in natural ecologically friendly gardens around the site which you can visit as in ancient times.

After visiting the village participating in various activities and taking photos, you will rejoin your transport to be driven back to the wharf at Aratanga village.

Please note: The excursion requires no physical exertion but bring a bottle of water and some insect repellant. Also some money as handicrafts may be for sale in the village.

Excursion Code:
AIT-6771
Raro Safari by 4x4
Duration:
3 Hours - $129

Explore Rarotonga’s pristine natural beauty in an exciting new way during this off-road tour of the island’s stunning lagoons, valleys, and inland villages.

Depart the pier in an off-road, open-top safari truck for a drive to Rarotonga’s back roads and valleys. Along the way, you will be privy to sights and sounds regular visitors to the island would not typically have an opportunity to experience. You will learn how traditional Cook Islanders live, and your guide will provide you with an informative commentary on the various traditional uses of local flora and fauna.

Following your tour, you will be returned to the pier.

Please note: As this tour involves travel over bumpy surfaces, guests with back and/or neck problems and guests with limited mobility are discouraged from participating. Seating on the trucks is very basic. Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are recommended.

Tour price in 2018 will be $135

Excursion Code:
RTG-4898
Rarotonga Circle Island Tour
Duration:
4 Hours - $129

Depart the pier for an orientation ride around the island, an excellent way to see the island. Along the way, you will visit such sites as Ngatangiia Harbour, the departure point of the Polynesian Migration to New Zealand in 1350 AD, and a historical back road built in 1050 ADcalled the Road of Toi, or Ara Metua. Visit Muri Lagoon, where you’ll enjoy light refreshments and a cultural show, then continue on past ceremonial sites that include Arai Te Tonga, several historical buildings, the library, the museum, and fruit and vegetable plantations.

This tour provides guests with an excellent orientation to the island of Rarotonga and is recommended for all visitors who want an appreciation of the island and its culture and history.

Following your tour, you will be returned to the pier.

Tour price in 2018 will be $135

Excursion Code:
RTG-4894
Rays & Snorkeling by Jetboat
Duration:
2.5 Hours - $119

Explore Bora Bora's exquisite beauty from above and below sea level during this spectacular jet boat lagoon tour. Depart the pier in Vaitape on a jet boat for a memorable lagoon tour around beautiful Bora Bora. As you circumnavigate the island (weather permitting), you will visit a magnificent coral garden for a great snorkeling experience as well as a swim with the stingrays, and discover the beauty of the ever-changing colors that make Bora Bora's lagoon world famous. After your snorkeling session, you will embark the boat and be served fresh fruit. You will then hang on tight to the support handles as your captain takes you on a fast and exciting ride. A stop will then be made just off Matira's white sandy beach, and your boat will anchor in shallow water. You will then have an opportunity to take a swim and relax on the beach to the sound of ukulele music while being served fresh fruit cocktail. Your guide will provide you with commentary about the island's highlights throughout the tour. Following your jet boat adventure, you will be returned to the pier.

There are no fast turns or abrupt maneuvers on this tour. The minimum age to participate on this tour is eight years old. Life-vests will be provided, and must be worn for swimming.

Excursion Code:
BRB-6705
Romantic Escapade at Moorea - Lanai Room (per couple)
Duration:
Overnight - $900

Experience a romantic interlude in a lanai room at the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa.

Depart the pier for a water transfer to the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. Upon arrival, you will receive a welcome drink and oshibori. After check-in, you will spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

During your stay, you will have access to a wide array of amenities, including the beach, kayaking, canoeing, a swimming pool and tennis. You'll also enjoy a romantic, candlelit dinner for two in the privacy of your room terrace, with Champagne included. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight at the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. Breakfast the following morning followed by a mid-day transfer back to the ship's tender pier.

Program includes: One night stay in a Lanai Room which includes a welcome fruit; VIP Greeting upon arrival, consisting of a welcome drink and oshibori. Access to a wide array of fun filled activities including the beach, kayaking, canoeing and tennis; One romantic candlelit dinner for two in the privacy of your room terrace, including one bottle of Champagne; Breakfast for two served at the hotel's restaurant; roundtrip water transfers to/from hotel.

The Romantic Escapade requires advance booking and must be pre-paid. Unlike our standard excursions, reservations for this optionalshore excursion will be accepted outside of 60 days from sailing. If youwould like to book this optional excursion, please contact your travelprofessional or Paul Gauguin Cruises' Reservation Department at 1-800-848-6172. A 100% cancellation penalty applies to overland programs canceled 60 days or less prior to scheduled arrival.

Excursion Code:
MOO-002
Romantic Escapade at Moorea - Partial Overwater Bungalow (per couple)
Duration:
Overnight - $1450

Experience a romantic interlude in a partial over-water bungalow at the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa.

Depart the pier for a water transfer to the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. Upon arrival, you will receive a welcome drink and oshibori. After check-in, you will spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

During your stay, you will have access to a wide array of amenities, including the beach, kayaking, canoeing, a swimming pool and tennis. You'll also enjoy a romantic, candlelit dinner for two in the privacy of your room terrace, with Champagne included. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight at the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa. Canoe Breakfast the following morning followed by a mid-day transfer back to the ship's tender pier.

Program includes: one night stay in a partial overwater bungalow, which includes a welcome fruit; VIP Greeting upon arrival, consisting of a welcome drink and oshibori. Access to a wide array of fun filled activities including the beach, kayaking, canoeing and tennis; One romantic candlelit dinner for two in the privacy of your room terrace, including one bottle of Champagne; One canoe breakfast for two served in your overwater bungalow; roundtrip water transfers to/from hotel.

The Romantic Escapade requires advance booking and must be pre-paid. Unlike our standard excursions, reservations for this optionalshore excursion will be accepted outside of 60 days from sailing. If youwould like to book this optional excursion, please contact your travelprofessional or Paul Gauguin Cruises' Reservation Department at 1-800-848-6172. A 100% cancellation penalty applies to overland programs canceled 60 days or less prior to scheduled arrival.

Excursion Code:
MOO-001
Romantic Escapade at Thalasso Bora Bora (per couple)
Duration:
Overnight - $2025

Experience the essence of true romance in an over-water bungalow at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa.

Depart the pier at Vaitape for a ground transfer to the InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort, where you will transfer to a water launch to whisk you to the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. Upon arrival, you will receive a welcome drink and lei. After check-in, you will spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

During your stay, you will have access to a wide array of amenities, including the beach, kayaking, canoeing, a swimming pool and tennis. You'll also enjoy a romantic, candlelit dinner for two from the Reef restaurant, with Champagne included. The rest of the evening is at leisure. As your bungalow appears to float in the haze above a sparkling blue lagoon, the peaceful sounds of the crystal-clear water lapping around the stilts and distant waves breaking on the shore will round out this intimate natural setting for two in grand style. Overnight at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa. Canoe breakfast the following morning.

Program includes: One night stay in an over-water villa, which includes a welcome fruit basket; VIP Greeting upon arrival, consisting of a welcome drink and necklace of flowers; Access to a wide array of fun filled activities including the beach, kayaking, canoeing and tennis; One romantic candlelit dinner for two at the Reef restaurant, including one bottle of Champagne; One canoe breakfast for two served at your villa; roundtrip transfers to/from Vaitape pier via via InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana Resort.

Listed price is per couple, in a Sapphire Overwater Villa.

The Romantic Escapade requires advance booking and must be pre-paid. Unlike our standard excursions, reservations for this optionalshore excursion will be accepted outside of 60 days from sailing. If youwould like to book this optional excursion, please contact your travelprofessional or Paul Gauguin Cruises' Reservation Department at 1-800-848-6172. A 100% cancellation penalty applies to overland programs canceled 60 days or less prior to scheduled arrival.

Excursion Code:
BRB-6886
Sacred Sites & Legendary Places
Duration:
4 Hours - $105

Your spectacular excursion starts with a friendly introduction from your expert anthropologist/archaeologist guide, who has first hand experience working on the sites you will visit. Boarding "Le Truck", French Polynesia's famous local style bus, you will depart from Maroe Village on the small island of Huahine Iti, crossing the bridge to Huahine Nui, or 'big island'. Here you will drive past lush green valleys and turquoise lagoon through the capital town of Fare, where Captain James Cook sojourned on his visits to the island.

Your first stop is Maeva village, considered to be one of French Polynesia's most important archaeological areas and home to the largest pre-historic habitation site in Polynesia. During your walk through the village, you will explore the archaeological sites along the lake shore and the Fare Pote'e Museum. You will learn about Polynesian origins and migrations, traditional society, religion, botany, European explorers and get a first hand look at various traditional tools, handicrafts and artifacts.

Tour price in 2018 will be $115

You will continue on to Mata'ire'a hill, just above the Village of Maeva and home to more than 200 stone structures, including marae, agricultural terraces, house foundations, fortification walls and burial platforms.

Your next stop, via "Le Truck", is a local family run vanilla plantation where you will have the opportunity to purchase various vanilla products. Continuing on, you will stop to see and learn about the 500 year old fish traps that thanks to restoration work are used again today by the people of Maeva Village.

Your return journey to port, will take you through the village of Faie where your guide will feed the island's giant blue-eyed eels that swim in the stream, before enjoying a photo-stop at the Belvedere Lookout, for panoramic views of Huahine Iti and beautiful Maroe Bay.

Please note: This tour involves some slight uphill walking. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. The order of sites visited may vary. Please bring some cash along with you, as you may have the opportunity to purchase some authentic Tahitian vanilla during this tour.

Tour price in 2018 will be $115

Excursion Code:
HHN-7500
Savala Day Cruise
Duration:
5.5 Hours - $199

The cruise is designed for travelers who want "simply the best" with a limited number of guests who respect the pristine environment and leave only their footprints in the island's beautiful white sandy beaches, which are fringed with vibrant coral and crystal clear waters. There is music throughout the day - happy songs from the islanders who ensure that everyone has a happy and memorable experience of the real, non-commercialized Fiji. The tour includes morning and afternoon tea; a scrumptious barbecue lunch; complimentary drinks all day, including beer, wine, soft drinks and bottled water; complimentary use of snorkeling gear, kayaks, standup paddle boards and rides on the glass bottom boat.

Please note: Please bring swimwear, a towel, camera, sun hat, sunscreen, and money or credit card for optional massages, scuba diving and souvenirs.

Tour is offered on the day of disembarkation only. Cannot be prereserved, must be booked with the Travel Concierge onboard. Pricing notedis for the 2017 season and is subject to change

Excursion Code:
LAU-021
Scenic Drive to Hanavave
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $75

Fatu Hiva, the most remote island of the inhabited Marquesan islands offers green and lush vegetation with sheer, rocky landscapes. There are only two villages on the island connected by one road (17 km). The scenic 4x4 ride from Omoa to Hanavave offers numerous photo opportunities over dramatic landscapes, coastline and deep gorges and valleys. On arrival in Hanavave you will have some free time to stretch your legs and explore the village and take more photos of one of the most picturesque locations in the Marquesas, the iconic Bay of Virgins. The bay was named by Catholic missionaries, who said that the phallic shaped stone outcrops were formed as veiled virgins.

Please note: As this tour involves rough off-road driving, it is not recommended for guests with back and/or neck problems, who suffer from motion sickness or vertigo or women who are pregnant. This tour involves very little walking. Guests are encouraged to wear insect repellant to ward off the small beach mosquitoes (nonos). Each vehicle will accommodate four guests. The drivers are not guides, and their command of the English language is very limited.

Excursion Code:
FHT-2060
SCUBA - Certified Divers - Anau
Duration:
2 Hours - $99

Depart the marina platform for a boat ride to the dive site located inside the lagoon of Bora Bora on the other side of the island compared to where the ship is anchored.

This dive will take place in a very nice and well preserved coral garden with rose coral where manta rays often gather as they enjoy this area using it as a cleaning station. Enjoy these giant rays gliding slowly around coral heads while receiving the delicate treatment of the cleaner wrasses.The depth for this dive is around 60 feet (18 meters). Following your dive, you will be returned to the marina platform. Please note that the visibility on this dive may be lower than other spots.

Available for onboard booking only, cannot pre-reserve, please visit the Dive Desk once onboard, capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba.Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $109.

Excursion Code:
BRB-5870
SCUBA 1 Tank - Mystery Reef or Goldilocks
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

Described by Jean-Michel Cousteau as the "Soft Coral Capital of the World," Fiji offers some of the world's best SCUBA diving, with a comprehensive range of excellent dive locations. You will meet at the ship`s marina platform where the local dive center will come with their boat to pick you up. Once on the boat you will receive your dive and safety briefing and head towrds the dive site located around 15 minutes away from the ship. Spectacular hard and soft corals; caves and grottos; amazingly diverse marine life that includes sharks, turtles, tuna, and fish of all hues and sizes. Maximum depth of this dive is around 60 feet and descent is made along a mooring line to facilitate experience of newly certified divers.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change. This dive is handled by a local dive center and is suitable for advanced divers as well as certified divers with little experience.For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Excursion Code:
SVU-11
SCUBA 1 Tank - Sea Fans or Split Rock
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

Divers will meet the local dive masters at the ship`s marina platform and board their dive boat before enjoying a very nice scenic ride along the coast and mushroom shaped coral islets and the way to the dive site. The dive site will be determined on the spot depending on divers` experience and sea condition. You will enjoy the very clear water of Vava`u and the topography including underwater caverns and cave systems, where divers can surface in different chambers and encounter the marine life that inhabits these areas. Large sea fans and feather stars can be found on many of the dive sites. Dives are guided by a local dive master and there is no reference line going down. This dive is suitable for certified divers with some experience as depth can be around 90 feet.

For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba. Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
VAV-3866
SCUBA 2 Tank - Mystery Reef & Goldilocks
Duration:
4 Hours - $200

Described by Jean-Michel Cousteau as the "Soft Coral Capital of the World," Fiji offers some of the world's best SCUBA diving, with a comprehensive range of excellent dive locations. You will meet at the ship`s marina platform where the local dive center will come with their boat to pick you up. Once on the boat you will receive your dive and safety briefing and head towards the dive site located around 15 minutes away from the ship. Spectacular hard and soft corals; caves and grottos; amazingly diverse marine life that includes sharks, turtles, tuna, and fish of all hues and sizes. Maximum depth of these dives is around 60 feet and descent is made along a mooring line to facilitate experience of newly certified divers. Depending on the sea condition you may stay on the boat during the two dives where you will be served fruits, cookis and water or you will be transferred to the Jean Michel Cousteau resort.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change. This dive is handled by a local dive center and is suitable for advanced divers as well as certified divers with little experience. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Excursion Code:
SVU-12
SCUBA 2 Tank Dive with Hemisphere Sub
Duration:
5 Hours - $200

Depart the marina platform aboard a local dive boat where you will receive your safety briefing during the 30 minutes ride to the pass of Tiva between Tahaa and Raiatea.

Once on the site you will be helped to gear up and when the whole group will be ready you will entry in the water and dive along the side of the pass where you will be looking into the blue for pelagic fish, rays and possibly sharks. The maximum depth of this dive will be around 80 feet (25 meters).

Between the two dives you will stay on the boat for approximately one hour surface interval while moving to the second dive site called Miri-Miri. The second dive will take place on the outer reef of the lagoon of Raiatea. During this dive you will glide along the reef surrounded by friendly black-tip reef sharks and may have the chance to spot a big Napoleon wrasse among the reef fish. The maximum depth of this second dive will be maximum 70 feet (20 meters).

After the second dive you will be transferred back to Motu Mahana where you will enjoy the complimentary barbecue served to all Paul Gauguin Cruises' guests. Please note that dives sites may change depending on the weather condition.

Available for onboard booking only, cannot pre-reserve, please visit the Dive Desk once onboard, capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba. Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $215.00.

Excursion Code:
TAM-2610
SCUBA 2 Tanks - Sea Fans & Split Rock
Duration:
5 Hours - $200

Divers will meet the local dive masters at the ship`s marina platform and board their dive boat before enjoying a very nice scenic ride along the coast and mushroom shaped coral islets and the way to the dive site. The dive site will be determined on the spot depending on divers experience and sea condition. You will enjoy the very clear water of Vava`u and the topography including underwater caverns and cave systems, where divers can surface in different chambers and encounter the marine life that inhabits these areas. Large sea fans and feather stars can be found on many of the dive sites. Dives are guided by a local dive master and there is no reference line going down. Your surface interval may be spent making your way to the second dive site or enjoying the views of the beautiful islets. This dive is suitable for certified divers with some experience as depth can be around 90 feet.

For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba. Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
VAV-3865
SCUBA 2 Tanks Atua Tane - Certified Divers with Outside Operator
Duration:
4 Hours - $200

For this 2-tank dive, you will meet at the ship`s marina to pick-up your fins and wetsuits before taking the tender to shore. Once there, you will suit up and gear check before boarding the local dive boat and get ready to head to the dive site that is only five minutes away from the pier. You will be helped with the equipment and do a back roll entry before heading down to about 90 feet for your first dive where you may see some whitetip reef sharks resting on the bottom and large sea turtles. In between the two dives you will be brought back to shore and enjoy some fruits, water and hot drink. After around 45 minutes you will head towards the second dive where you may spot some humphead wrasses, colorful fish, spotted eagles rays and impressively large green sea turtles and ghost coral. For the second dive, depth will be around 60 feet. After the second dive you will sail back to shore.

Available for onboard booking only, cannot pre-reserve, please visit the Dive Desk once onboard, capacity is limited. For more information about our dive programs, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba. Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $215.00.

Excursion Code:
AIT-033
SCUBA Arutanga Passage - Certified Divers - with Outside Operator
Duration:
2 Hours - $135

You will meet at the ship`s marina to pick-up your fins and wetsuits before taking the tender to shore. Once there, you will suit up and gear check before boarding the local dive boat and get ready to head to the dive site that is only five minutes away from the pier. There, you will be helped with the equipment and do a back roll entry before heading down towards the canyons where you can observe huge green sea turtle resting on the bottom, occasional passage of spotted eagle rays, napoleon wrasse, and emperor angel fish. At about 90 feet a small family of resident white tips are hiding under an outcropping rock. This site only features hard corals.

Available for onboard booking only, cannot pre-reserve, please visit the Dive Desk once onboard, capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Excursion Code:
AIT-002
SCUBA Discover Scuba Diving Theory and Pool (Part 1 & 2) Huahine
Duration:
3 Hours - $99

Learn the basics of one of the most rewarding activities in French Polynesia - SCUBA diving - during this session with The Gauguin's own onboard experts.

Meet your PADI-certified dive master instructor, who will introduce you to the equipment, discuss some basic SCUBA diving principles, and provide you with a practice session in the safety of the ship's pool. Even if you have never been SCUBA diving, you can learn the basics in just 2 hours. Completion of this course qualifies you for one or two dives in the Society Islands: SCUBA Toopua - Beginner Divers (in Bora Bora, BRB-1995) and SCUBA Shark Gallery - Beginner Divers (in Moorea, MOO-1999).

Available for advance booking 60 days prior to sailing; capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Excursion Code:
HHN-6739
SCUBA Dive - One Tank (Savusavu)
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

Described by Jean-Michel Cousteau as the "Soft Coral Capital of the World," Fiji offers some of the world's best SCUBA diving, with a comprehensive range of excellent dive locations. Shortly after the ship's arrival, you'll be transferred to the Sonaisali Resort marina, focal point for 25 spectacular dive sites. Spectacular hard and soft corals; caves and grottos; amazingly diverse marine life that includes sharks, turtles, tuna, and fish of all hues and sizes; and internationally certified dive operators all ensure your dive experience will be a memorable one. For the underwater explorer and photographer, the crystal waters of Fiji's virgin reefs and magnificent lagoons very often offer unmatched visibility.

Available for onboard booking only, cannot pre-reserve, please visit the Dive Desk once onboard. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Excursion Code:
SVU-3868
SCUBA Fakarava Outer Reef Experienced Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

Depart the marina platform aboard a zodiac where you will receive your safety briefing during the 20-minute ride to the outside reef of the Garuae Pass of Fakarava.

Once on site, you will be helped to gear up and when the whole group is ready, you will enter the water and admire immediately the untouched beauty of the reef protected by UNESCO. You will dive along the edge of the drop off among the big schools of fish, grey reef sharks, tunas and may have the chance to spot a manta ray of a turtle feeding quietly. The maximum depth of this dive will be around 90 feet (27 meters). After the dive, you will be transferred back to the marina platform.

Please note: Guests must present a dive certification card and proof that they have dived several times within the last year. Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, and bring a hat, sunglasses, and a towel from the ship. This tour is for guests in good physical condition and experienced divers with a minimum of 50 dives and recent diving experience. The surface condition can be rough and there is no mooring line to go down so you will need to feel confident clearing your ears. Depending on your experience, you may be asked by the dive instructors to do one dive in Bora-Bora prior to dive in Fakarava.

Available for onboard booking only, cannot pre-reserve due to special dive conditions. Please visit the Dive Desk once onboard. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba.

Excursion Code:
FAK-6733
SCUBA Fatu Hiva - Active Advanced Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

Board the dive boat at the gangway to sail in direction of the dive site located approximately 20 minutes away from the ship with a very nice scenic ride along the coast passing by the Bay of Virgins. You will receive your safety briefing on the way. Once arrived at the dive site you will be helped to gear up and you will follow the instructors signal to roll into the water. The maximum depth of this dive is around 100 feet. You may have the chance to observe scorpion fish, endemic moray eels, schools of fish, pelagic and lobsters in a small cave.

This dive is for advanced certified divers only due to the condition (depth, surge, current and reduced visibility). There is no reference line to descend and divers should have a minimum of 50 logged dives to sign up and recent diving experience.

Available for onboard booking only, cannot pre-reserve, please visit the Dive Desk once onboard, capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Excursion Code:
FHT-2075
Scuba Hammerhead Sentry Point - Active Advanced Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $99

This dive has the unique opportunity to dive with scalloped hammerhead sharks - they usually gather around a big rock at the entrance of the bay among jack fish, tunas, rays and more. Therefore they are very shy and there is no guarantee to observe them and due to the richness of the water in terms of plankton the visibility is limited and sometimes reaches only 20 feet (6 meters).You will embark into the dive boat from the gangway and receive your safety briefing on the way to the dive site. The boat ride is about 10 minutes. Upon arriving on the site you will gear up and roll into the water as a group. There is no reference line to descend, and the current and the swell can be strong so this dive is offered only to very experienced divers with at least 50 dives, recent diving experience and holding the advanced diver certification.

The maximum depth of this dive will be around 100 feet. After the dive, you will be transferred back to the gangway.

Available for onboard booking only, cannot pre-reserve, please visit the Dive Desk once onboard, capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Excursion Code:
NHT-5965
SCUBA Hapatoni - Active Advanced Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $99

Diving in the Marquesas Island is like jumping in the middle of the underwater wilderness. This dive is a unique opportunity to dive along rocky point where a massive concentration and variety of marine species gather to grab the nutrient brought along by the currents. You may have the chance to see eagle rays, manta, impressive schools of fish dancing in rhythm to avoid being caught by predators such as different kind of sharks and big jack fishes swimming like rockets. You will embark into the dive boat from the gangway and receive your safety briefing on the way to the dive site. The boat ride is about 15 minutes. Upon arriving on the site you will gear up and roll into the water as a group. There is no reference line to descend, and the current and the swell can be strong so this dive is offered only to very experienced divers with at least 50 dives, recent diving experience and holding the advanced diver certification.

The maximum depth of this dive will be around 100 feet. After the dive, you will be transferred back to the gangway.

Available for onboard booking only, cannot pre-reserve, please visit the Dive Desk once onboard, capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Excursion Code:
HPT-2075
SCUBA Intro Course
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

You will meet your onboard dive instructors either at the ship's marina platform for the morning departure or from the private Motu Mahana for the afternoon departure. There you will receive your safety briefing and then board the dive boats to the dive site situated in the crystal clear water of the lagoon of Taha'a. This dive is for guests that have never SCUBA dived before and are wishing to discover underwater beauty with SCUBA equipment in a shallow, protected and a very convenient area. The maximum depth of this dive will be 18 feet (6 meters).

Available for onboard booking only, cannot pre-reserve, please visit the Dive Desk once onboard, capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $129

Excursion Code:
TAM-5840
SCUBA Motu Nuhi Nuhi - DSD Dive/Beginners (Part 4)
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

Explore Rangiroa’s extraordinary fish and coral marine life during a scenic underwater journey that’s ideally-suited to beginner divers.

Meet your dive instructors at the marina platform and receive your safety briefing. You will then ride in the dive boat to an uninhabited islet, or motu, located on the lagoon side at the entrance to the famous Tiputa Pass. Upon arrival, you will be helped to gear up, then enter the water. Led by your dive master, you will observe spectacular coral formations and fish that include snappers, moray eels, lion fish, clown fish, triggerfish, butterfly fish, and angelfish. At times a shark might swim by or you may surprise a white tip reef shark resting on the bottom.

Available for advance booking 60 days prior to sailing; capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba. Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $129

Excursion Code:
RGI-1988
SCUBA Rangiroa 2 Tank - Active Advanced Certified Divers with Outside Operator
Duration:
4 Hours - $200

Experienced certified divers only. This program is offered through an outside operator and requires a minimum of 50 logged dives and 10 dives within the last 12 months.

Rangiroa offers some of the best dives in the world in and around the Tiputa Pass. Experienced divers won't want to miss this opportunity to explore this prime diving site.

During austral summer (December-March), great hammerhead sharks and manta rays populate this area, and sedentary common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) regularly play in group in the pass or on the outer reef. Because of its large size and the existence of only two passes, each high tide creates a strong incoming current, while each low tide creates a strong outgoing current in those two passes. When the current is flowing inward through Tiputa Pass, about 100 shark specimens gather at its entrance, at 150 feet (50meters) deep. Led by the strong current, sharks can remain motionless, allowing divers to observe them without any difficulty. The dive sites will be decided depending of the tide. Maximum depth on some dives in Rangiroa can be 100 feet (30meters).

Available for onboard booking only, cannot pre-reserve, please visit the Dive Desk once onboard, capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba. Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $215.00

Excursion Code:
RGI-1991
SCUBA Rangiroa Outer Reef - Experienced Certified Divers with Outside Operator
Duration:
2 Hours - $99

Experienced certified divers won't want to miss this rare opportunity to explore Polynesia's undersea beauty during this picturesque SCUBA adventure at Rangiroa's outer-reef.

Meet your dive instructors at the marina platform where you will receive your safety and diving instructions then you will board into Zodiac® for the ride to the dive site at Rangiroa's outer reef. The whole group will gear up and roll in the water together. As the current exits the pass, it brings a lot of the nutrients for which fish and coral hungrily compete. You will view the hard coral that covers the ocean bottom and swim among large Napoleon wrasse, barracudas, and tropical fish. Eagle and manta rays, sharks of various types, and an occasional dolphin are often seen here, too. You will finish the dive with a deep-blue water ascent.

Following your tour, you will be transferred back to the marina platform.

This dive requires a minimum of 50 logged dives and 10 dives within the last 12 months. Available for onboard booking only, cannot pre-reserve, please visit the Dive Desk once onboard. For more information about our dive programs, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba. Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $109

Excursion Code:
RGI-1989
SCUBA Refresher Course - Huahine
Duration:
2 Hours - $50

Brush up on your SCUBA diving techniques in preparation for the diving opportunities that lie ahead during two informative sessions.

Meet your PADI-certified dive instructor by the ship's pool on deck 8 for a complete briefing on the use of the SCUBA gear, the laws of SCUBA, and a description of some important underwater skills. Your instructor will demonstrate these skills during the second session in the ship's pool.

For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba. Available for advance booking 60 days prior to sailing; capacity is limited.

Excursion Code:
HHN-1000
SCUBA Rotui - Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $99

On the outer reef of Moorea, this dive is located at mid-distance between Opunohu's and Cook's Bay. Since this site is far away from any murky passes, water here is usually very clear. Lemon Sharks and Blacktip Reef Sharks are often seen during this dive, and it's not rare to also observe big Starry Pufferfish and schools of Paddletail Snappers. Many different overhangs are also part of this wonderful landscape, home to Soldierfish, Squirrelfish and juvenile Angelfish. On top of that, sleeping Hawksbill Turtles can be spotted among coral formations.

Available for advance booking 60 days prior to sailing; capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba. Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $109

Excursion Code:
MOO-1995
Scuba Rotui - DSD Dive/Beginners (Part 4)
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

Beginning divers are offered another opportunity to dive outside the reef. During this shallow dive not exceeding 40 ft (12 meters), you will discover the beauty of Moorea's coral reef, harboring a wide variety of fish ranging from Paddletail Snappers, Starry Pufferfish to juvenile Angelfish. Most of the time, Rotui will welcome you with its limpid water and easy diving conditions, making this dive perfect for novices. Lemon and Blacktip Reef Sharks are often times seen during this underwater adventure. Many different overhangs are also part of this wonderful landscape, home to Soldierfish and Squirrelfish.

Available for advance booking 60 days prior to sailing; capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba. Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $129

Excursion Code:
MOO-1996
SCUBA Shark Gallery - Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $99

Observe the behavior of sharks in their natural habitat, and discover why their reputation is undeserved during this memorable and educational shark dive.

Depart the marina platform for the brief ride to the dive site. After receiving your safety and diving instructions, you will join your dive master in the crystal-clear water to observe sharks in their natural habitat. The black-tipped sharks that thrive in the area will swim near the surface to welcome you and will likely remain there throughout your dive. You will even learn to distinguish the males from the females. At times, a larger lemon shark might make an appearance. Following your dive, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Available for advance booking 60 days prior to sailing; capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba. Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $109

Excursion Code:
MOO-5842
SCUBA Shark Gallery - DSD Dive/Beginners (Part 4)
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

Don't miss a unique opportunity to observe the behavior of sharks in their natural habitat during an exciting and educational shark dive that is suitable for beginners.

Depart the marina platform aboard a Zodiac® boat for the ride to the SCUBA Shark Gallery. Upon arrival, your guide will provide you with your safety and diving instructions, then lead you into the water for an exciting and educational shark dive. You will observe the behavior of sharks in their natural habitat and discover why their bad reputation is not deserved. The black-tipped sharks that live here will likely come near the surface to welcome you and be present throughout the dive. At times, a larger lemon shark may make an appearance. The maximum depth of your dive will not exceed 40 feet (12 meters).

Following your dive, you will be returned to the marina platform.

Available for advance booking 60 days prior to sailing; capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba. price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $129

Excursion Code:
MOO-1999
SCUBA Tapu - Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $99

Certified divers are invited to experience what lies outside Bora Bora's lagoon during this memorable clear-water dive. Depart the marina platform for the brief transfer to the dive site. After receiving your safety and diving instructions, you will be outfitted with diving equipment and join your guide for a memorable dive over the hard coral floor. As you journey through the coral garden, you may see an abundance of reef fish, impressive Javanese moray eels, black-tip sharks, and one of the largest shark species, lemon sharks. This dive will take place at a maximum depth of 60 feet. Following your dive, you will be transferred back to the marina platform.

For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Available for advance booking 60 days prior to sailing; capacity is limited.

Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $109

Excursion Code:
BRB-2616
SCUBA The Canyons - Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $99

Meet your dive instructors at the ship's marina platform and receive your safety briefing before riding the dive boat to the dive site located outside the reef of Opunohu Bay. Upon arrival at the dive site you will be greeted by the black tip reef sharks that you will be able to observe during the whole dive among also some lemon sharks, schools of fish and maybe a nice sea turtle. The maximum depth of this dive will be around 75 feet (24 meters). Following your dive, you will be returned to the marina platform. Approximated duration is 2 hours.

Available for advance booking 60 days prior to sailing; capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $109

Excursion Code:
MOO-1997
SCUBA The Ledges - Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $99

Embrace Moorea's exquisite undersea beauty during this picturesque SCUBA adventure along the ledges of a coral reef.

Depart the marina platform aboard a Zodiac® boat for the ride to the ledges of a coral reef. Resembling fingers on a hand, these narrow points of coral were formed by thousands of years of surging water and extend from the reef for more than 200 feet. The fingers start at a depth of 30 feet and extend to 120 feet or more. The sides and top of each extension are rich in hard coral of various species. Upon arrival, your guide will outfit you with your equipment, provide you with your safety and diving instructions, then lead you into the crystal-clear waters.

Sharks, Javanese moray eels, Sea turtles and multicolored tropical fish abound inside this reef and are constantly moving about in search of food. However, your dive will take place outside of the reef, where the clearest water and some of Polynesia's finest coral formations can be found. The maximum depth of your dive will not exceed 80 feet (25 meters).

Following your dive, you will be returned to the marina platform.

Available for advance booking 60 days prior to sailing; capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $109

Excursion Code:
MOO-1998
SCUBA The Marado - Certified Experienced Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $109

Meet your dive instructor at the ship's marina platform. There, you will receive your wetsuits and dive fins before the dive briefing. Then, you will be invited to embark the dive boat where your scuba equipment and weights will already be prepared. The dive site is located on the outside reef of Vairao's bay around 10 minutes away from the ship. Upon arrival at the dive site, the dive boat will be attached to the buoy, if available, and you will be helped to gear up before rolling into the water. Tahiti iti is the only place in French Polynesia with a true drop off, and The Marado dive site is one of them. You will swim along the drop off to a maximum depth of around 90 feet (29 meters) and will have the chance to observe a diversity of reef fishes, different kinds of hard and soft corals, sea anemones and a unique topography as a pinnacle is rising along the drop off with great visibility. If the swell is not too high, the end of the dive will have the opportunity to visit the shallow canyons of the top part of the reef. After the dive, you will be transferred back to the ship.

Please note: Due to the topography of the dive site, a drop off that goes down to around 200 feet, this dive is only available for experienced divers with good buoyancy skills as there is no bottom. Due to the depth, divers wishing to do both dives back to back will need to dive with Nitrox. (Certification is available onboard).

Excursion Code:
ITI-2001
SCUBA The Sea Fans - Certified Experienced Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $109

Meet your dive instructor at the ship's marina platform. There, you will receive your wetsuits and dive fins before the dive briefing. Then, you will be invited to embark the dive boat where your scuba equipment and weights will already be prepared. The dive site is located on the outside reef of Vairao's bay around 10 minutes away from the ship. Upon arrival at the dive site, the dive boat will be attached to the buoy, if available, and you will be helped to gear up before rolling into the water. Tahiti iti is the only place in French Polynesia with a true drop off, and The Sea Fans dive site is one of them. You will swim along the drop off to a maximum depth of around 90 feet (29 meters) and will have the chance to observe a diversity of reef fishes, different kinds of corals including beautiful sea fans that are rare to observe in French Polynesia, along with a unique topography featuring great visibility. After the dive, you will be transferred back to the ship.

Please note: Due to the topography of the dive site, a drop off that goes down to around 200 feet, this dive is only available for experienced divers with good buoyancy skills as there is no bottom.

Excursion Code:
ITI-2000
SCUBA Toopua - Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $99

Experienced divers won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to explore Bora Bora’s extraordinary undersea beauty during a memorable SCUBA tour.

Depart the marina platform for a boat ride to the dive site. Located inside the lagoon at the edge of a submerged crater, this site features an abundance of fish and large coral formations that form an ideal habitat for many invertebrates. Upon entering the water, you may be greeted by inquisitive butterfly fish and angelfish. This site has steep coral slopes dotted with mushroom-like coral formations, or porites, where tropical fish hide and feed. At 50 feet, you will discover a white sandy valley over which eagle rays fly. While admiring the imbedded Polynesian clams, you may even see a gigantic Javanese moray eel make an appearance. You might also see big trigger fish, clown fish, sea anemones, and octopus. Following your dive, you will be returned to the marina platform.

Available for advance booking 60 days prior to sailing; capacity is limited. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $109

Excursion Code:
BRB-5841
SCUBA Toopua - DSD Dive/Beginners (Part 3)
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

Beginner divers signed up on our Discover scuba diving program won't want to miss this unique opportunity to explore Bora Bora's extraordinary undersea beauty during a memorable SCUBA tour. Depart the marina platform for the boat ride to the dive site. Located at the edge of a submerged crater, this dive site features an abundance of tropical fish and large coral formations that form an ideal habitat for many invertebrates. The maximum depth for this dive is around 30 feet, an easy descent in 15 feet of water makes this a good site for beginner divers. Upon entering the water, you could be greeted by inquisitive butterflyfish and angelfish. This site has steep coral slopes dotted with mushroom-like coral formations, or porites, where tropical fish hide and feed. While admiring the imbedded Polynesian clams, you may even see a gigantic Javanese moray eel make an appearance. You might also see big triggerfish, clownfish, sea anemones, and octopus. Following your dive, you will be returned to the marina platform.This dive is also available for divers with a PADI SCUBA DIVER certification or JUNIOR OPEN WATER DIVER below the age of 12.

For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Available for advance booking 60 days prior to sailing; capacity is limited.

Price listed is for the 2017 season. In 2018 the new rate will be $129

Excursion Code:
BRB-1995
Shark & Ray Watching by Glass Bottom Boat
Duration:
2.5 Hours - $91

Get acquainted with sharks and rays in a unique new way during a glass-bottom boat ride in Bora Bora and a swim with stingrays.

After embarking your glass-bottom boat at the pier, you will depart for a brief cruise. Your guide will then tie the boat to a mooring in about 25 feet of water and try to attract black-tipped sharks. You will observe the dance of these ocean denizens and, if you are lucky, spot some lemon sharks known to frequent the area. Next, you will proceed to a shallower, clear lagoon for a rare opportunity to view graceful stingrays and even swim alongside them.

Following your tour, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: Underwater viewing takes place through large glass windows. The roof provides protection from the sun and eliminates glare, enhancing photo and video quality. Swimming is not permitted during the first stop with sharks but is highly recommended with the stingrays. Wear your swimsuit under a cover up, and bring biodegradable sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a towel, mask, and snorkel from the ship. Although shark and stingray sightings frequently occur, they cannot be guaranteed.

Excursion Code:
BRB-7575
Sharks and Stingrays Encounter
Duration:
3 Hours - $107

Explore the exquisite beauty and undersea denizens of Bora Bora’s lagoon during this stingray ballet and snorkeling safari aboard a covered snorkeling boat.

Depart the pier aboard the snorkeling boat for a cruise by the ancient crater rim of Motu Toopua, then past Motu Tapu. You will then drop anchor on a shallow sandbank to discover the elegant, yet harmless stingrays. Watch in amazement as your guide hand-feeds the stingrays as they glide effortlessly around you. If you are willing, your guide will even help you get close enough to touch them.

Next, you will continue on for a visit to a pristine coral garden. Upon arrival, you will receive your safety and diving instructions, then have an opportunity to snorkel in depths ranging from 4 to 5 feet. Along the way, admire an abundance of tropical and multi-colored fish, including parrotfish and butterflyfish. At the conclusion of your snorkeling session, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: Guests should be comfortable in deep water and wearing snorkeling equipment. Although marine life sightings are frequent, they cannot be guaranteed. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests are encouraged to wear a swimsuit under a cover up, aqua socks or similar, and sunscreen, and bring a hat, sunglasses, and a towel from the ship. Masks, snorkels, and personal buoyancy aid (P.B.A./snorkeling vests) must be brought from the ship.

Tour price in 2018 will be $110

Excursion Code:
BRB-6702
Slow Paced Belvedere and Pinneapple Valley by E-Bike
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $85

Enjoy a slow paced bicycle guided tour to Belvedere and the Pineapple Valley. Your guide will commence the tour by giving you an introductory course on how to use the simple E-bike settings. Choose the setting that fit your fitness level, from no assistance to Turbo and off you go visiting the beautiful Pineapple Island. At every stop the guide will provide you with a multitude of details about the sites and their history. Visit Cooks and Opunohu bays, stop at the Marae (archaeological sites) and Belvedere Lookout point. Pedal through the pineapple plantations and stop for a jam tasting at the Agricultural High school. Your e-motor assisted mountain bike will make it really easy to complete the tour and even the less active guest will feel like Le Tour de France winner.

Excursion Code:
MOO-2234
Snorkel & Black Pearl Farm Adventure
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $95

Explore Tahiti's most unique and sought-after treasures during this canoeing and snorkeling adventure and a visit to the Black Pearl Farm.

Depart the pier aboard a motorized outrigger canoe for the 10-minute ride to Poerani, a black pearl farm. The vanilla industry is the island's most important business, followed closely by the production of black pearls. At the black pearl farm, you will learn all about the most beautiful jewel of French Polynesia: the magnificent black pearl. This informative stop will help you understand the value of these lustrous jewels in these islands - and around the world.

Continue on to a small motu for an opportunity to snorkel in its crystal-clear water. This motu is located close to a pass where experienced snorkelers can observe the drop-off of the reef. Don your snorkeling gear and enter the water, where you will see wonderful underwater fauna and a myriad of tropical fish swimming around you.

Following your snorkeling session, you will embark the canoe for the return ride to the Motu Mahana for Paul Gauguin's Beach BBQ.

Please note: The snorkeling stop may be relocated depending on weather conditions. Some of the canoes may not be covered, and sunscreen is strongly suggested. Please wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, hat, sunglasses and bring snorkeling equipment and a towel from the ship. This tour ends at our private islet, Motu Mahana, where lunch, water activities and snorkeling is available. Guests should be comfortable wearing snorkeling equipment, and able to cope with occasional currents. Morning tour departures will conclude at the beach.

Tour price in 2018 will be $105

Excursion Code:
TAM-2488
Snorkeling in Beqa Lagoon
Duration:
4 Hours - $115

Snorkeling is one of the most popular as well as one of the most memorable activities in Fiji, largely due to the islands' beautiful underwater environment. You will be transferred from the pier to the Pearl Resort (approximately 1 hour drive) where you will board a boat for your 15-minute ride to Beqa Lagoon which features an amazing array of tropical fish, corals and marine life. The tropical clear waters of Fiji make it an underwater wonderland with visibility reaching over 30 meters (98 ft.). Although the tour focuses on reef species, an amazing variety of ocean life such as manta rays, dolphins and whales may be sighted during the cruise.

Please note: Please bring your snorkel gear and towel from the ship. Wear your swimsuit underneath your clothes. The boat ride to may be bumpy and rough depending on the sea conditions. Waivers will be required from each guest.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
SUV-19
Snorkeling Rangiroa's 'Aquarium'
Duration:
1.5 Hours - $85

Rangiroa’s spectacular and diverse marine life is yours to discover during this scenic and memorable ride in the Tuamotu Islands.

Depart the pier via local boat for the ride to Motu Nui Nui, a natural, open-water aquarium renowned for its marine life. Upon arrival, you will receive your safety instructions, then enter the water to explore your surroundings. Along the way, you will observe an abundance of colorful fish and coral and marine life. Your guide will offer assistance in the water and throughout the tour. During the tour, you will also have an opportunity to hand-feed the fish.

Following your snorkeling session, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition and used to snorkeling in deep water and strong currents. The Tuamotus are very remote islands. Although the guides used are the best available, they are not certified, and their command of English may be very poor; thus, narration will be very limited tonon-existent. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated. Please wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and bring a bottle of water and a towel from the ship.

Excursion Code:
RGI-1784
Snorkeling Tour
Duration:
2 Hours - $109

At the edge of the reef which runs out from Savusavu Bay is a Lighthouse, which gives its name to the famed snorkeling site. Board either the "Island Fever" or the "Island Paradise" and take an enjoyable fast and scenic ride along the inside of the Bay to snorkel amongst beautiful coral and tropical fish in crystal-clear turquoise waters. Savusavu is home to some of the most vibrant and colorful coral in Fiji. There are numerous plate corals, soft spaghetti corals and fish, fish, fish….myriads of black and white sergeant fish as well as clownfish, orange and purple anthias, trumpet fish, pale green damsel fish, humpbacked wrasse and Maori wrasse. The scene takes on the appearance of a tropical aquarium as abundant small fish dart in and out of the striking coral. Giant clams, grouper and parrotfish are also commonly seen in and around the coral formations. Sea turtles frequent the Lighthouse so it is always a treat to see one or two. Occasionally a friendly white-tip reef shark will be seen.

Please note: Please bring your snorkel gear, beach towel and bottled water from the ship. Please wear your swim wear under yourclothes as there are no changing facilities on the boat.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
SVU-9
Snorkeling Tour
Duration:
2 Hours - $89

You will board small boats each seating 10 guests and travel to Motu Maina where you can snorkel and those that wish have the option of visiting the motu. It takes approximately 15 minutes to travel each way, as the boats are very quick. This area has beautiful giant clams and is a marine reserve and is a nesting area of the red tailed tropic birds.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit under a cover up, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and bring fins, snorkels, and towels from the ship. You should also wear reef shoes for swimming. This tour involves a wet landing. There are no restroom stops on this tour.

Tour price in 2018 will be $93

Excursion Code:
AIT-6773
Sunset Blue Lagoon Escapade
Duration:
2 Hours - $940

Indulge your senses with one of the world’s most beautiful locales during this unforgettable sunset cruise in Bora Bora. Depart the pier aboard a luxury, 23-foot Jeanneau Cap Camarat 715WA motorized boat for a private sunset cruise to Bora Bora’s idyllic lagoon. Along the way, you will be served a bottle of Champagne and refreshments as you watch the afternoon sun fade on the horizon in a kaleidoscope of brilliant colors. At the conclusion of your cruise, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: The cost of this tour is per-boat. When pre-requesting this tour online, only select one ticket. Each boat accommodates up to four guests. This is not a Catamaran Sail. Due to safety reasons, only plastic dishware will be used during your cruise.

Excursion Code:
BRB-6802
Sunset Cruise on Outrigger Canoe
Duration:
2 Hours - $130

Board your Polynesian Outrigger Canoe in Vaitape and start your romantic Sunset Cruise inside the lagoon of Pearl of Pacific. The captain of the canoe will play ukulele while you enjoy local fresh fruits and Champagne, soft drinks and local beer watching the sun setting.

Please note: Please bring your camera.

Excursion Code:
BRB-6803
Sunset Sail
Duration:
1.5 Hours - $119

Discover the scenic magnificence of Moorea during a memorable sunset cruise.

Depart the pier aboard a luxurious catamaran, and set sail to Moorea's north coast for a visit to two of French Polynesia's most beautiful bays, Cook's and Opunohu. Enjoy the breathtaking views and photo opportunities of Moorea. You will served a cocktail or a glass of wine while sitting back and taking in the beauty of your surroundings. Following the sunset cruise, you will return to the pier.

Please note: Participants will be required to take off their shoes prior to boarding the catamaran. The boat captain may decide to restrict outside sailing and modify the itinerary depending on prevailing weather conditions, winds, and currents.

Tour price in 2018 will be $120

Excursion Code:
MOO-6885
Sunset Sail by Catamaran (Bora Bora)
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

Depart the pier on a luxurious, brand new sailing catamaran. Sail around the lagoon of Bora Bora and when the time comes, enjoy a beautiful sunset. Don't forget your camera, as the photo opportunities are amazing, get the best views of the highest peak, Mount Otemanu, as the sun sets over the Pacific.

Please note: The catamaran is fully protected and equipped with two restrooms, shaded area, a sound system, cushions, outside and inside fresh water showers, and ladders to get in and out of the water.

Excursion Code:
BRB-6708
Swallow Cave and Island Getaway
Duration:
4 Hours - $89

Vava'u's big island is set in a cluster of nearly 40 smaller islands. The only harbor providing access to Neiafu is considered one of the most picturesque in the Pacific. Your tour will consist of a boat cruise that winds through the harbor to the island of Kapa. The main attraction of Kapa Island is beautiful Swallow's Cave which perforates a cliff at its northern end. The cave is in fact inhabited not by swallows but by hundreds of swift lets that flit about in the dim light and nest in the darkness of the cave's upper reaches. You can only view the swallow cave from outside from your boat unless weather permits you to swim into the cave. Afterwards you will continue to Falevai Mui Houma Beach. With its crystal blue waters and perfect beach, it is one of the most exquisite places on Vava'u Island. You will have time to enjoy a swim in the warm, clear ocean or simply relax on the white, sandy beach.

Please note: Those guests wishing to swim, please bring your swimsuit, cover-up and reef shoes to wear while swimming. Also recommended: snorkel equipment, insect repellent, towel, sun protection and bottled water. The tour is not recommended for guests in wheelchairs. Guests must be in good physical condition. There is no bar, restaurant, sunchairs etc., available on the island. Tour may be cancelled due to weather conditions.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
VAV-2480
Taha'a Cultural Tour
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $79

After a brief tender boat ride to the pier, you will bemet by your local guide and "Le Truck". You will start exploring this scenic island, known as the Vanilla Island, by first visiting a Vanilla Plantation. You will have a brief tour of the grounds of the plantation and a presentation into farming and cultivation of this precious spice. Afterwards you will continue your guided tour and you will learn about the history, the legends and present-day life of Taha'a. There will be a number of photo stops along the route. Your final stop will be at the 'Motu Pearl Village' where you will find out all about the creation of the Tahitian Black Pearl and enjoy refreshments and local fruits in season. After the visit you will be transferred by boat directly to Motu Mahana.

Please note: The itinerary may be modified depending on weather conditions. Restroom facilities at the Motu Pearl Village. Please have local currency with you for any purchases.

Tour price in 2018 will be $82

Excursion Code:
TAM-2490
Takitumu Conservation Tour
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $129

Nature and bird lovers especially will relish this unique opportunity to explore Rarotonga's exotic bird and plant species during a memorable island conservation tour.

Depart the pier for the transfer to the Conservation Center. Upon arrival, you will begin your guided walking tour. Along the way, you will learn about conservation efforts involving the flycatcher, or kakerori, an indigenous bird found only on Rarotonga. Over the years, the bird's numbers have dwindled as a result of an increase in natural predators. Your visit, along with the visits of many hundreds of others, will provide the landowners with the funds needed to conduct research into various means of preserving and promoting this rare species of bird.

The conservation area is also a tropical rain forest featuring many types of medicinal plants, and you will hear about the many local uses for such herbal remedies.

Following your walking tour, you will be returned to the ship.

Please note: This tour involves 2 hours of walking over uneven terrain and is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Transfer to and from the conservation site will be in air-cooled buses. The tour will start from the gate, and there will be places to rest along the way. There are no restroom stops on this tour. All proceeds from this tour will go toward the Conservation Center.

Tour price in 2018 will be $135

Excursion Code:
RTG-4897
Te Hoa Program - Dolphin Experience
Duration:
2 Hours - $150

Depart the pier via minivan or motorized boat for a short scenic ride to Intercontinental Moorea where the Dolphin Center is located. For more than 20 years, Moorea Dolphin Center has offered unique interactive and educational programs allowing the guests to learn about marine mammals and better understand their ecosystem. You will learn about these beautiful creatures and have the chance to interact with them supervised by professional animal trainers. Guests will have an opportunity to meet and interact with the dolphins in shallow water and will learn about the beautiful and fragile lagoon habitat. The Te Hoa program (dolphin encounter) has been created in collaboration with marine biologists and veterinarians in order to ensure the dolphins' well-being .

Please note: Included in your tour you will have the famous "Dolphin Kiss" photo. Your program will last 20 min (10 min of educational part and 10 min of interaction with a dolphin).

Excursion Code:
MOO-005
The Three Coconut Trails of Moorea - Hiking Tour
Duration:
5 Hours - $85

Take in a brisk workout and splendid views of Moorea at the same time during this invigorating hike along the Sister Island's three coconut trails.

Depart the pier for the brief transfer to the starting point of your hiking tour. Upon arrival, you will proceed through the trails of the Sister Island. Along the way, a stop will be made at the famous Belvedere lookout for panoramic views and photo opportunities over Cook's and Opunohu Bays.

Next, continue on to the ridge separating the 2,887-foot-tall Mouaroa from the 3,960-foot-tall Tohivea. This brisk mountain walk will provide you with an intimate look at Tahiti's natural beauty, as well as offering beautiful views over Vaianae-Haapiti and Mt. Rotui. During your hike, you will learn about the island's flora and fauna and be served some freshly picked fruit. At the conclusion of your hiking tour, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a very strenuous and lengthy 3-½ mile hike over partly-shaded and uneven terrain, uphill and downhill trail walking/hiking with an elevation gain of 1,171 feet. This tour is recommended for guests in very good physical condition. Operation of this tour is dependent upon favorable weather. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable hiking shoes or hiking boots, wear insect repellent, a hat and sunglasses, and bring a change of socks and bottle of water from the ship.

Tour price in 2018 will be $95

Excursion Code:
MOO-6905
Trails of the Ancients Trek
Duration:
4 Hours - $99

Don't miss this fun, informative, and interactive visit to a relatively little visited side of Tahiti, as onboard lecturer archaeologist Mark Eddowes leads a unique cultural tour of the upland rain forest of Opunohu valley.

Mark Eddowes has worked clearing, mapping, excavating and restoring archaeological sites in the Opunohu valley since the 1980s. He works particularly on the life of the ancient Tahitians in this natural environment, studying their ancient habitation sites, agricultural terrace complexes, stone tool workshops, and ancient temples or marae. The recognized expert on the marae of the Society Islands, Mark will share with you his research results into the history of the temples, the rituals practiced there, and the warrior chiefs associated with them.

You will also learn about the uses in ancient times of the flora and tree species of the island for canoe manufacture, medicinal uses, and the sculpture of ti'i (tiki figures) and traditional house manufacture. Also on the itinerary of this tour are the landing site of Captain James Cook in 1777, the Opunohu agricultural school, and Belvedere lookout point.

Then, follow shady trails within the forest, between the ancient archaeological sites. Your transport will be on the traditional Le Truck, providing vista views and spectacular scenery along the way.

Please note: The forest trails are all downhill but can be slick after rain, and tree roots sometimes cross the trails. Insect repellent is provided. Bamboo staffs are provided to give stability if needed. A second Tahitian guide is always at the back of the line for any additional aid during the trek. Bring some money, as purchases (organic vanilla, native jam preserves, and real vanilla ice cream!) can be bought at the agricultural school. A small bottle of water is also recommended for the trek. Not recommended for people with heart disease, lung disease, or muscle, joint, or balance problems. Total length of the tour is 4 hours, 2 of which are spent walking the miles through the forest. On Sundays, the Agricultural School is closed.

Excursion Code:
MOO-3419
Uprising Beach Resort
Duration:
6 Hours - $119

Head to Uprising Beach Resort, for a day of relaxation and fun. Enjoy a buffet lunch set right on the beach, featuring international flavors and Fijian favorites. There are two full service bars, and one right at the water's edge. For those looking for a bit of activity, the resort provides optional snorkeling safaris in Beqa Lagoon, Jet Ski rentals, tube rides, a fresh-water swimming pool, and the perfect sand beach, suitable for swimming at both low and hides tides. Free fun activities include beach volleyball, handicraft making, touch rugby and beach soccer.

Please note: Wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, sunscreen and bottled water. At the end of the tour, optional shopping is available in Suva town before returning to the pier. The drive takes approximately. one hour, one way.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
SUV-17
Urata Village & Waterfall
Duration:
3 Hours - $115

After an approximate 30-minute scenic drive, you will arrive at the village where you will be met by your hosts and escorted to the village hall for a traditional welcome ceremony before you trek up to the waterfall. There will be a few stops enroute where your guides explain about the plantation including it's kava, tapioca, taro, bananas and papayas. They will also show and demonstrate the many uses of medicinal herbs that are still practiced in rural villages like Urata. Enjoy a swim in the three fresh water natural pools at different levels to refresh your body and soul after the 40-minute trek. After the swim, return for a guided tour around the village and experience some cultural interactive activities like basket and mat weaving. At the end of the tour, enjoy refreshments (green coconut, assorted tropical fruit, cakes and chilled water) and you'll have the opportunity to purchase locally woven handicrafts before returning to the pier.

Please note: Guests are kindly asked to dress conservatively and mindfully of the Fijian culture, by avoiding wearing vests, skimpy tops, swim wear, short pants for ladies, and hats during the village tour. Please bring bottled water from the ship. Bring along your camera for photos and cash to purchase souvenirs. Those wishing to swim, please wear your swimwear and bring a beach towel from the ship.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
SVU-7
Visit of Taipivai Valley
  • Nuku Hiva Taipivai Cruise Marquesas French Polynesia
Duration:
4 Hours - $129

Nuku Hiva’s spectacular beauty is yours to discover during this off-road adventure in the Taipivai Valley.

Depart the pier for the ride to the Taipivai Valley, one of the richest archaeological sites in the Marquesas Islands.The Taipivai Valley is a location made famous by the American writer and former sailor, Herman Melville (1819-1891), who deserted his ship and hid in this valley. Captured by indigenous natives, he lived in the Taipivai Valley for three weeks, a period during which he observed their way of life. This experience was the inspiration for his first novel, Typee.

En route to the Taipivai Valley, you will ride through the island’s interior along a steep trail lined with lush flora and vegetation, then traverse exquisite mountain terrain. Along the way, you’ll enjoy many opportunities to take magnificent photographs, as you stop several times to take in spectacular vistas of the coastline, bays, and valleys. At one particular stop, you will see your ship anchored in the Bay of Taihoae. Next, you will drive through Taipivai’s small agricultural villages, then proceed to a long stretch of beach at the end of the village. Here, you will stop again to admire splendid vistas of the valley and surrounding mountains.

Following your visit, you will reboard your off-road vehicle for the return ride to the pier.

Please note: As this tour involves travel over rough, uneven terrain, it is not recommended for guests with back and/or neck problems. The tour involves very little walking. Guests are encouraged to wear insect repellant or coconut oil for the skin (monoi) to ward off small beach mosquitoes (nonos). Pricing listed is per person. Space is imited to a maximum of 4 guests per vehicle. It is recommended that families and friends wishing to ride together contact the Travel Concierge Desk aboard ship in order to be assigned the same vehicle. Although the drivers used are the best available, they are not guides, and their command of English is poor. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

Excursion Code:
NHT-2050
Vuda Lookout Tour
Duration:
4 Hours - $89

Visit the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, home to around 2,000 species of orchids, then visit the chiefly village of Viseisei in the Vuda District where the native Fijians first settled after arriving in 1500 B.C. Enjoy some fruits in season and chilled fruit juices to quench your thirst while viewing panoramic, 360-degree breathtaking mountain and ocean overlooking the Bay of Nadi at the Vuda lookout point. Stop at Lautoka City Centre for souvenir shopping before returning to the port.

Please note: Recommended dress code shorts/skirts and Polo or T-shirts, something cool. Bring along your camera and currency to for purchasing souvenirs.

Tour is offered on the day of disembarkation only. Cannot be prereserved, must be booked with the Travel Concierge onboard. Pricing notedis for the 2017 season and is subject to change

Excursion Code:
LAU-023
Waisale Rain Forest & Reserve
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $119

The Waisale Reserve is one of the few remaining unexploited forests in Fiji and is the natural habitat for the native Fijian hardwood - some of the trees being more than 100 years old. Around 50% of the protected area is dense 'dakua' forest (Fiji Kauri). Other native trees prevalent in the area include native softwoods such as Yaka and Yasi. There are about 30 species of orchids found in the area.

Birds found in the reserve include the rare Orange Dove, the Red Shining Parrot, the Coloured Lory and the Orange Breasted Myzomela among others. So far, 21 species of birds have been found in the reserve, which represents about 40% of the breeding land bird species found in Fiji. The quiet setting is disturbed only by the occasional sound of the barking pigeon. Take time to relax in the bure beside the rock pool which is home to finfish species, eel, prawn and freshwater snails. The reserve freshwater fauna are unique so the pool is kept undisturbed and is not suitable for swimming.

Please note: Guests are encouraged to wear a hat, sunglasses, sun screen and comfortable walking shoes for this tour. Please bring bottled water from the ship. This tour is not recommended for guests with heart conditions, as this tour includes strenuous uphill and downhill walking.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
SVU-4
Waverunner & Snorkeling
Duration:
1.5 Hours - $299

Depart from Rotoava village for a short drive to the Waverunner Base. Commence your tour with a safety briefing, then continue your guided tour with a ride along the scenic coast. During your tour, you will have the opportunity to snorkel and one of the stops will be a visit to the black pearl shell lines. One bottle of water per person is offered.

Please note: Bring your snorkel gear from the ship. Operation of this tour is dependent upon weather and water conditions. This tour is priced per-waverunner, which will accommodate two average-sized adults (weight limit 500 lbs). When pre-requesting this tour, please select only one ticket.

Excursion Code:
FAK-6738
Waverunner & Snorkeling Adventure
Duration:
2 Hours - $259

Start your tour with a short introduction on how to drive your VX Yamaha 250CC Waverunner. Afterwards, your guide will take you for a ride around the north-eastern side of Taha'a's lagoon. Stop for explanations on the way to your snorkeling stop. The Waverunner has a spacious compartment where you can store your snorkeling gear. You will stop at one of the most beautiful coral gardens and have one of the most memorable snorkeling experiences during your cruise.

Please note: Bring your snorkel gear from the ship. Tour Ends at Motu Mahana

Excursion Code:
TAM-2491
Waverunner Adventure
Duration:
2 Hours - $185

Experience Moorea's idyllic coastal beauty in an exciting new way during this fun-filled waverunner adventure.

Depart the pier for the boat transfer to the waverunner center. Upon arrival, you will receive your safety and simple operating instructions from your guide, then embark your waverunner and begin your ride.

Led by your guide, you will cruise either along the west coast of Moorea or through the spectacular Opunohu Bay or Cook's Bay. Along the way, a stop will be made at Motu Ono for an opportunity to feed elegant and graceful rays as they swim around you in the shallow water. Fresh fruit and beverages will then be served on the motu.

Following your visit, you will be transferred to the waverunner center, then back to the pier.

Please note: This tour is priced per wave runner, which can accommodate two average-sized adults, maximum weight per wave runner is 500 lbs. Please select only one ticket for 2 guests. You will be required to wear a lifejacket during the ride, remain in line and follow no closer than 30- yards behind your guide. There is a small storage compartment on board the wave runner. The total wave runner ride is approximately 45-50 minutes. The minimum age to drive is 16 years and minimum 10 years to be accompanied by an adult. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests with back and/or neck problems are discouraged to participate on this tour.

Tour price in 2018 will be $239

Excursion Code:
MOO-2655
Zipline
Duration:
5 Hours - $135

Depart from Suva port for a 20-minute drive to Pacific Harbour and arrive at the zipline. In the heart of the tropical rainforest, just minutes from Pacific Harbour, Fiji's 'Adventure Capital', lies ZIP FIJI's private eco-reserve - a biological paradise. The guides help you use special equipment and techniques to experience this amazing wilderness from a unique perspective. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you WHOOSH over eight zip lines high above the forest floor and the Wainadoi River valley. Enjoy a classic 'canopy tour' with stunning views and thrilling rides while you experience the area's distinctive flora and fauna and local culture accompanied by English-speaking native guides.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing you don't mind getting a little dirty or wet and that will not interfere with the adjustment of the harness or helmet. Closed-toe sport shoes provide the best protection for your feet, however strap-on sandals are acceptable. Bring your camera, bottled water and insect repellent with you to the tour site. As it rains periodically throughout the day, you may want to bring a lightweight poncho or jacket or a change of clothing. Please bring a hair tie if you have long hair. Participants must be reasonably fit, weigh less than 135 kg (300 pounds), be at least 5 years of age and have a torso length of at least 45cm (18 inches). Children under legal age (18) must be accompanied by an adult. The tour is not recommended for persons with asthma, balance problems, epilepsy, heart problems, some disabilities, back, neck or shoulder problems or those who are pregnant.

Pricing noted is for the 2017 season and is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
SUV-14