Local boy with shark
Bora Bora Motu

Bora Bora Motu

Catamaran

Catamaran

Cook Islands

Cook Islands

Tahiti hammock

Tahiti hammock

Bora Bora Motu

Bora Bora Motu

Couple Snorkelling in Tahiti

Couple Snorkelling in Tahiti

Hotel Bora Bora

Hotel Bora Bora


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M/S Paul Gauguin Cruises - Shore Excursions Sampler - Society Islands

FROM BORA BORA

Bora Bora Off-Road Adventure : Great sightseeing and photo opportunities abound on this off-road, four wheel-drive excursion to places only accessible via Land Rover. As your professional driver skilfully drives along steep terrain, you'll learn about the plants, trees and lifestyles of Bora Bora.

Bora Bora Island Tour by Le Truck : Explore Bora Bora via Le Truck! Along your route lie small villages and fields ... an ancient ceremonial site ... and stunning views of the island's turquoise lagoon. You'll also witness a pareo-tying demonstration and view Mount Otemanu.

Romantic Escapade at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa : Instead of spending the night aboard ship, you can experience the dramatic splendour of Bora Bora from an overwater villa at one of the island's most luxurious hotels. Exotic local materials such as bamboo, pandanus, and tapa cloth have been used to create an authentic Polynesian-style bungalow that appears to "float" in the haze above the sparkling blue lagoon, and you can admire the colourful underwater life of the lagoon through glass tabletops right in your room. Includes romantic candlelit dinner for two with bottle of Champagne and a canoe breakfast for two delivered at your bungalow.

Sunset Lagoon Adventure by Jet Boat : Depart on a jet boat for a sensational guided lagoon tour. Head toward a magnificent coral garden for a great snorkeling experience. Then, stop close to the beach of Matira, where fresh cocktail fruits are served as you relax to the sound of ukuleles.

Stingray Ballet & Snorkel Safari : Aboard a covered boat, glide to a shallow sand bank, where your experienced guide will hand-feed elegant stingrays - and even help you get close enough to touch them. Then, visit a coral garden, where you will don your snorkeling equipment to admire a multitude of tropical fish.

 

FROM MOOREA

Aquablue Underwater Walk : Explore Moorea's splendid marine life in a unique new way! Assisted by a certified diving instructor, you will don a helmet and descend a ladder into crystal-clear water. As you walk across the ocean floor at a depth of 12 feet, you will see beautiful coral heads hosting an abundance of trigger fish, butterfly fish, groupers, parrot fish, and other species. Stingrays are also plentiful at this dive spot, and as your guide feeds them, you will be able to take a close look.

Island Drive and Belvedere : Embark an air-conditioned coach for a ride around the island. Take in magnificent views of Cook's Bay, Opunohu Bay, and Mt Rotui from Belvedere lookout point. Then, pass local pineapple fields ... visit a marae (temple) ... and stop at a local beach as you circle the island.

Trails of the Ancient - Trek : Discover a side of Tahiti rarely experienced by visitors on a trek through the Opunohu Valley with archaeologist Mark Eddowes. Enjoy breathtaking views from Belvedere lookout point ... and take a guided walking tour along nature trails.

 

FROM RAIATEA

Faaroa River and Island Exploration : View the bamboo forests, mango trees, and ginger flowers of Raiatea's interior from your seat on a safari off-road vehicle. Next, visit an ancient marae (sacred site), then explore the Faaroa River aboard a motorized outrigger canoe, viewing wild hibiscus, chestnut trees and more.

Raiatea Highlights Tour : Explore the interior of this picturesque island, climbing the hillside through untouched forests of bamboo, balsa and rosewood. Then, pass pearl farms and local agriculture, concluding at the Botanical Garden with a guided nature walk.

 

FROM TAHA'A

Coral Garden Drift Snorkeling : Ride by motorboat to an uninhabited motu off the coast. As your guide leads you along the current in a shallow lagoon, delight in the spectacular variety of tropical fish and amazing coral. This shore excursion is available from both Raiatea and Taha'a.

Exploration of Taha'a : Ride an off-road safari vehicle across one of Taha'a's highest mountains. Along the way, you'll visit a scenic viewpoint, learn the traditional use of local plants and trees and learn the tamure, a Tahitian dance. Then, tour a local vanilla plantation and black pearl farm.

Snorkel and Black Pearl farm Adventure : Learn all about the magnificent black pearl at Motu Pearl Farm. Continue to a small motu for some snorkeling in Taha'a's crystal-clear lagoon. You'll also find a small lagoonarium where you can swim with turtles, rays and fish enclosed in different pools.