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.  Shore excursions will not be available for pre-booking until 60 days prior to sailing 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.

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.

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.

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.

Excursion Code:
AIT-001
Aquabike Adventure
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.

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.

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.

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.

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
Balinese Arts & Crafts
Duration:
5 Hours - $55

Depart the pier for the drive to villages producing arts and crafts; each of which centers around a particular type of art or craft. The first village you will visit is Batu Bulan Village, you will have a chance to admire the most popular Indonesian dance, the Magical Barong Dance. It is a story telling dance, narrating the fight between good and evil. This dance is the classic example of Balinese way of acting out mythology, so enjoy the myth and history being blended into one reality. You will proceed to the village of Kemenuh. Although the fine art of woodcarving was once reserved exclusively for royal families and religious purposes, you will be able to observe craftsmen turning slabs of wood into beautiful carvings during your visit. Your tour concludes with a visit to the village of Celuk Village, home of Silver and Gold Jewelers. The trade of silver and gold jeweler has become part of everyone's life in Celuk. Your last stop before returning to the pier is Tohpati Village, this village famous for Bali's Batik Wand Weaving Center. Batik is a traditional form of painting fabric. They painstakingly use dots and lines from wax to decorate the cloth. It is very impressive to watch. It would be impossible to visit or live in Indonesia and not be exposed to one of the country's most highly developed art forms, batik.

Please note: This tour not accessible for wheelchair or guest with walking difficulties. Bring bottled water from the ship. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for the tour.

Tour is offered on the day of disembarkation only. Cannot be prereserved, must be booked with the Travel Concierge onboard.

Excursion Code:
BOA-012
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.

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.

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

Explore Rangiroa’s black pearl industry, learn about pearl cultivation, and shop for unset black pearls 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.

The highlight of the excursion will be an opportunity to view a selection of unset black pearls that are available for purchase. Here, your guide will show you the criteria for grading pearls in terms of quality. The shape and luster are very important. You will see the round, baroque, and semi-baroque pearls ranging in grades from C to A.

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 or for those shopping for unset black pearls. The prices are fixed; cash, Visa, and MasterCard are accepted. 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.

Excursion Code:
BRB-6701
Blue Lagoon Tour
Duration:
3 Hours - $69

Enjoy the sights of Espiritu Santo's scenic countryside-as well as a pristine blue lagoon. Departing from the pier, you'll travel past seemingly endless coconut plantations and quaint villages en route to the lagoon, which is fed by freshwater springs. In these azure waters surrounded by rainforest, you'll find an inviting escape from the tropical heat. Steps leading down into the lagoon allow easy access to these shimmering waters. Your tour also includes a stop at the local copra dryer, for an informative presentation outlining the many uses of copra and the methods used to produce this remarkable coconut product.

Please note: Changing facilities are available at the Lagoon. Bring your swimwear and towel in case you wish to go swimming. Refreshments and souvenirs are available for purchase.

Excursion Code:
SNT-010
Bonegi Beach & Snorkel Tour
Duration:
3 Hours - $69

Enjoy a half-day tour which allows you to snorkel at one of the top sites while visiting Guadalcanal Island! After a short, leisurely 15-minute drive through the colorful villages on Guadalcanal Island, you'll arrive at Bonegi Beach. Upon arrival, you'll be treated to a fresh coconut drink before receiving your snorkel equipment and safety instructions. Although Bonegi Beach is known as a popular dive spot due to many military relics, sunken battleships and the more recent famous wreck of the Discoverer cruise ship which ran aground in 2001, the clear, warm waters here are home to a variety of marine life including trevally, lion fish, giant clams, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and barracudas.

Please note: It is recommended to wear comfortable, flat-soled shoes, clothing suitable for weather conditions, a hat, sunscreen and bring bottled water. Please wear swimsuits or swimsuits underneath your clothes as there are no toilet or shower facilities on site. Please bring snorkel gear from the ship. Swimmers are encouraged to wear foot protection (reef shoes) upon entering/exiting the water. Buses used for transportation may not be air-conditioned.

Excursion Code:
HIR-004
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.

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
Canoe the Riri River
Duration:
2.5 Hours - $89

Vanuatu is famous for its blue holes, which are formed when freshwater springs carve a deep hole in limestone as their waters rise to the surface. Experience this stunning natural formation-whose colors must be seen to be believed-on a unique journey by traditional wooden dugout canoe. Departing from the pier, enjoy a scenic ride past coconut plantations, grazing cattle and horses, the Luganville Golf Course, and local villages. On arrival at the banks of the river, you will climb aboard a wooden dugout canoe, the traditional mode of transportation on the island for centuries. As your guide paddles, sit back and take in the beautiful scenery of lush tropical foliage along the crystalline river. Colorful dragonflies buzz about, and the jungle-like foliage along the river banks is filled with tropical birds. Below you, the river waters are so clear, you can see fish and other creatures, such as prawns. The blue tone of the river will deepen as you approach the Blue Hole, where you will have time for a refreshing swim in the chilly water before you return to the pier.

Please note: There are no restroom facilities available during this tour. This is strenuous activity. Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water. Don't forget your swimwear and towel.

Excursion Code:
SNT-001
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 a coral garden. After receiving your safety and snorkeling instructions, you will be guided on an interesting and refreshing snorkeling discovery by your crew. Afterward, you will set sail along the beautiful coral reef 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: The well-equipped catamaran offers facilities that include a restroom and shower, and a shaded area with comfortable seats. 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 snorkeling equipment and a towel from the ship.

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.

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.

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.

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
Craft Villages of Lombok
Duration:
4 Hours - $69

Visit two of the island's renowned craft villages and try your hand at creating a traditional Lombok cultural treasure on this delightful excursion. At Sesela, watch villagers practicing ketak and cukli woodcarving before fashioning an island keepsake of your own. A native shrub, ketak was once used primarily for elegant household wares ranging from rice baskets to fish traps. Ornamental cukli carvings are often decorated with seashells.

Then, continue to Banyumulek, the pottery village. You'll take a cidomo (traditional horse cart) ride around the village to see the skilled villagers processing clay into beautiful export-quality pottery. Produced from local red clay, this pottery has long been esteemed by connoisseurs for its color, elegant shapes, and embossed decoration. View the potting practice-and then get your hands dirty as you try it yourself, working the local clay in a manner unchanged for centuries.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent.

Excursion Code:
LMB-013
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.

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).

Excursion Code:
HHN-4
Denpasar Highlights
Duration:
4 Hours - $39

Departing Benoa harbour, start your trip in Denpasar City, the current capital of Bali Province. Historically, it was the capital of the Badung Empire, controlling the southern region of Bali Island from the end of 18th century until conquered by the Dutch in 1906. Your first stop will be made at Bajra Sandhi, a monument to the Balinese People's Struggle. Named after Bajra, the bell used by all Hindu Priest when reading Weda (mantra) at the religious ceremonies. Next visit a Traditional local market, and continue to visit the Bali Museum, strategically located in the heart of town. Next, on the north side visit the glorious temple of Jagatnatha temple, a Hindu Kahyangan Temple.

Please note: This tour not accessible for wheelchair or guest with walking difficulties. Bring bottled water from the ship. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for the tour.

Tour is offered on the day of disembarkation only. Cannot be prereserved, must be booked with the Travel Concierge onboard.

Excursion Code:
BOA-013
Dili Highlights
Duration:
7 Hours - $79

Drive east of Dili towards the Statue of Jesus at Fatucama Point, past historical buildings, monuments and religious places, and enjoy free time at the local the art and craft market before returning to the ship.

Please note: This tour not accessible for wheelchair or guests with walking difficulties. Bring bottled water from the ship. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for the tour.

Excursion Code:
DIL-019
Dili History Tour
Duration:
5 Hours - $85

East Timor is an island country situated towards the southeastern part of Asia. After, departing from the port, your first visit will be at Chega Exhibition. Here you can learn about the history of struggle for Independence. Continue to Santa Cruz Cemetery and Resistance Museum. The Timor-Leste Museum of the Resistance, opened its doors to the community ten years after the nation became officially independent in 2002. In it pieces of Timor-Leste war history are resistance documents preserved for future generations to remember the years of struggle against occupying forces. Next, visit Tais Market for shopping for souvenirs of East Timor including Tais cloth, carving sculptures, and bags made of cloth Tais. Then, drive back to port.

Please note: This tour not accessible for wheelchair or guests with walking difficulties. Bring bottled water from the ship. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for the tour.

Excursion Code:
DIL-017
Discover Bali
Duration:
5 Hours - $82

This day spent discovering the fascinating and vibrant culture of Bali begins with a picturesque drive to Tohpati Village for a demonstration of Batik cloth processing. Arriving at the village you'll have a unique opportunity to observe skilled artisans at work as they use the different methods of applying the colors and printing to the fabric. Along the way, a stop will be made at Batu Bulan Village, where you will have a chance to admire the most popular Indonesian dance, the Magical Barong Dance. It is a story telling dance, narrating the fight between good and evil. This dance is the classic example of Balinese way of acting out mythology, so enjoy the myth and history being blended into one reality.

Continuing on, you'll travel to a Traditional Balinese House Compound. The house, consisting of 3 areas, each building has its own function and such compounds are rarely found in modern Balinese life. The Balinese home is often viewed as a living organism. Much like a human being, it has a head (the ancestral shrine), arms (the sleeping quarters and living room) and legs and feet (the kitchen and rice granaries.) This up-close look allows you a glimpse into conventional Balinese life. Your final tour stop is at the Bird Park. This amazing attraction is where you'll find the largest collection of Indonesian birds in the world, as well as many varieties from Africa and South America. Covering nearly 5 acres of botanical landscape, the Park provides sanctuary to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species. Taking an innovative approach, the birds are showcased not only in their natural habitats and large walk-in aviaries, but also as free range throughout the Park. Adding to the Park's appeal is a remarkable display of tropical plants and trees which also serve to attract a significant butterfly population. Following your time at the Bird Park, you'll re-board your coach for the relaxing drive back to the pier in Benoa.

Please note: This tour not accessible for wheelchair or guest with walking difficulties. Bring bottled water from the ship. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for the tour.

Tour is offered on the day of disembarkation only. Cannot be prereserved, must be booked with the Travel Concierge onboard.

Excursion Code:
BOA-011
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.

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.

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.

Excursion Code:
TAM-2486
Exploring the Papuan Customs & Traditions
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $99

Although a common language of Motu is spoken throughout the Papuan coastal villages, customs and traditions differ to the east and up the western coastlines. Experience this for yourself by visiting two different villages of Motuan origin.

The first, Tatana-a village toward the west and not too far from the city-is a more modern village because of its location and because traditional customs and values have largely vanished as the local people have adapted to Western influences. These are villagers who do not have any land for gardening and building houses, as their land was taken by the government. Their means of survival is fishing and employment in the city.

You'll also visit Barakauis, another Papuan village, approximately a 45-minute drive out of Port Moresby to the east. This is a true, traditional-style village. Although most of the houses are built on land, some houses built on stilts over the water remain from the devastation of a tidal wave that swept through the village several years ago. Although the houses may appear modern, the peaceful people here still follow and maintain their traditional values, beliefs, and practices, and depend on food from their gardens and fish from the sea to survive. Among their customs are bride price exchange, village feasts, compensation payments, and more. Enjoy a traditional welcome, witness traditional cultural performances, and more during your visit.

Please note: Tour routing and times are subject to change, depending on operational requirements, road conditions, and any unforeseen circumstances at the time of your visit. Transportation used may not be air conditioned and may not have a PA system and toilets. Walking surfaces will be rough in places-especially at Barakau village. Maximum distance walked will be no more than 164 feet (50 meters) except at Barakau village. Guides are not professionally trained but possess local knowledge.

Excursion Code:
POM-009
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.

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.

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.

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
Helicopter Flightseeing - 15 min. 9:00 am
Duration:
1 Hour - $255

Experience Bora Bora's exquisite topography from a unique perspective during this picturesque flightseeing tour via helicopter. Depart the pier for the brief transfer to the helipad. After boarding your helicopter, you will take off for a 15-minute flightseeing tour over Bora Bora, the Pearl of the Pacific. Along the way, you can use the headphones to listen to your pilot's commentary as he points out the sights below. Your bird's-eye view of Bora Bora will include spectacular views and photo opportunities of the world's most beautiful lagoon and reefs, along with manta rays and sharks, and an adventure some call heli-snorkeling. You will then circle Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora's highest peak.

Please note: This tour is subject to cancellation with little or no notice due to weather conditions or as deemed necessary by the tour operator. A minimum of four guests per flight is required (Private flights for 2 passengers can be arranged at a supplement). The helicopter is air-cooled. Due to safety, weight limitations and balance, the pilot willperform seat assignments. Not suitable for SCUBA divers after dives. Transfers for two flights may be organized at the same time, in which case a waiting time is to be expected.

Excursion Code:
BRB-1607
Historical Samarai Island
Duration:
2 Hours - $0

Samarai is an island and former administrative capital in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. The island is historically significant as the site of a trading port and stop-over between Australia and East Asia. Samarai town was established on the island and at its height was the second largest after Port Moresby in the Territory of Papua.

The town of Samarai was ordered to be destroyed by the British during World War II, fearing Japanese occupation. Although rebuilt after the war, and functioning as provincial headquarters until 1968, economic changes meant that Samarai did not fully regain its regional status and it has since largely fallen into disrepair. The island was declared a National Historical Heritage Island by the government of Papua New Guinea in 2006. Located off the south-eastern tip of New Guinea in the China Strait Samarai has an area of just 285,000 square metres (70 acres) or 29 hectares. In 2014, the island had a population of 460, making it one of the most densely populated islands in the area.

The island was discovered by Captain John Moresby whilst commanding HMS Basilisk in 1873. John Moresby originally called the island Dinner Island, after having a meal on it. Five years later in 1878 the Rev. S. MacFarlane of the London Missionary Society established a mission station on the island. A government officer was posted to the island after a protectorate had been declared over British New Guinea.

After the outbreak of World War II and with the Japanese advance into the Pacific, the Australian Government ordered the evacuation of Samarai in January 1942 and later in the year it was destroyed to stop the wharves and buildings falling under Japanese control. In July 1943 a detachment of US Navy Seabees established a small seaplane base on the island. Despite a lack of materials the base including a 50 feet (15 m) ramp and hangar was constructed in 42 days. Although Samarai was reestablished after the war, it never returned to its former size or influence and in 1968 the provincial capital for Milne Bay was moved to Alotau.

On arrival you will be met by the locals, and you will be able to witness various traditions, such as fishing, basket and mat weaving as well as traditional way of cooking. There will be some handicrafts available to purchase on the pier. The island walking tour, guided by local residents are keen to tell you all about their little island and the surrounding islands of Milne Bay province. You will stop at historical markers and other points of interest for briefings and meet the people of this remarkable island. The tour ends back on the pier.

Please note: Comfortable shoes recommended. Please bring a bottle of water from the ship. The itinerary of this tour is subject to changes depending on local customs, holidays, road and weather conditions.

Excursion Code:
SQT-001
Honiara City Highlights
Duration:
3 Hours - $60

Embark on a guided tour that reveals many points of scenic, cultural, and historic interest about the Solomon Islands and their capital city, Honiara, on the northwestern coast of Guadalcanal. From the pier, you'll board an air-conditioned vehicle for your panoramic tour. Among the highlights you'll see is the Parliament House, a fine example of the architectural designs of these islands. You'll also see the U.S. War Memorial, built in 1992 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal. The memorial site provides an excellent view of Iron Bottom Sound and the surrounding mountainous regions of Honiara and Guadalcanal. Next, view the local flora and fauna of the islands at the Botanical Gardens, and admire the diverse cultural artifacts of the islands at the National Museum. You will also have the opportunity to browse the local carving shops or craft market before you are transferred back to the ship.

Please note: Comfortable shoes recommended. Please bring a bottle of water from the ship.

Excursion Code:
HIR-002
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.

Excursion Code:
HHN-6226
Huahine Safari Expedition
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $89

Discover the beauty of Huahine on this 4x4 tour of the islands. Depart the pier by off-road vehicle for the drive to Huahine Nui. Visit the village of Faie, and its famed blue-eyed eels. Next, you will take a short outrigger trip to visit "Huahine Pearl Farm and Pottery", where they will share with you the secrets of the black pearl and you will have a chance to purchase the farm products. Including their famous blue pottery made from a glaze found at the bottom of the lagoon while pearl farming. Continue on to Maeva, the island's most important marae. Drive along Lake Fauna Nui before arriving in Fare. Free time will be made available for you to explore. Return drive to the pier.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Excursion Code:
HHN-2020
Kakabona Village Cultural Tour
Duration:
3 Hours - $89

Gain a firsthand experience of traditional daily life in a Solomon Islands village and of the islands' unique culture on this guided Kakabona Village Cultural Tour. From the ship, you'll board a vehicle for a 15-minute ride to Kakabona Village, where you'll be greeted with fresh coconuts. Then, witness the village's traditional setting; learn how meals are prepared on hot stones; enjoy demonstrations of coconut husking, fire building, and home building; and discover just why it is that the local people have remained content with their simple lifestyle for generations. You will be returned to the ship at the end of your tour.

Please note: Comfortable shoes recommended. Please bring a bottle of water from the ship.

Excursion Code:
HIR-003
Komodo Trekking Tour
Duration:
2 Hours - $89

Enjoy a short trek on Komodo Island, one of the 17,508 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia. The highlight of this trip is seeing Komodo Dragons. These relatives of the dinosaur are the biggest reptiles on Earth today, reaching lengths of over 10 feet (3 meters) and weights of more than 275 lbs. (125kg). After disembarking the ship's tender, you will walk to the Tamarind Woods rangers' station, where you will have a short briefing. Then, keep an eye open for these dappled giants as you approach Banuggulung, a former Komodo feeding ground, in the company of an expert guide who will provide further insight into the life of these unique and fascinating creatures. At the end of your trek, you will be returned to the rangers' station, where you will have time to browse for souvenirs from local villagers before being transferred back to the ship.

The earliest stories of a dragon existing in the region circulated widely and attracted considerable attention. No one visited the island to check the story until official interest was sparked in the early 1910s by stories from Dutch sailors based in Flores about a mysterious creature allegedly described as a "dragon" that spat fire. In 1915, the Dutch government placed the dragon on the list of protected species. More recently (November 2011), Komodo was named to the controversial list of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Please note: The number of rangers in the national park and on the island is limited, so for safety and security reasons, all guests wishing to join this excursion are required to book it in advance. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and do not wear or carry any RED items or clothing on Komodo Island. Guests with fresh wounds or who are menstruating are advised to stay on board the ship. Because the terrain on Komodo is rough and uneven, this tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Do not attempt to feed the dragons.

Excursion Code:
KMO-001
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.

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

Experience Huahine's beautiful lagoon, landscapes, and white-sand beaches during this lagoon cruise and snorkeling sojourn.

Please note: This tour is recommended for experienced snorkelers who are comfortable entering the lagoon directly from the boat and snorkeling in deep water where ocean currents are common.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Excursion Code:
BRB-1605
Mataram Highlights
Duration:
4 Hours - $85

Your Mataram city tour starts with a visit to Lingsar, a large temple complex built in 1714. This is the most important temple on the island for the Balinese and for the local Sasak people who adhere to Wetu Telu Islam. Not to be outdone, the Hindu temple lies in the northern section and is higher than the Wetu Telu temple. Its fountain contains fish that are believed to appear only when a person's wish is going to be granted. Lombok is renowned for its pearls, so you will visit the pearl shops in the center of Mataram. You'll also stop at the Sesela Art Market. Lombok's potters are excellent craftsmen, and Lombok is also famous for its baskets, finely woven from strips of rattan, banana leaves and other vegetable fibers, and as well as wood carvings. Finally, you'll visit the Nusa Tenggara Barat Museum to see its cloth collection, Kris knives and a small Dongson drum. Most of the displays have captions in English. Don't miss the display of "mystical" paraphernalia, including multipurpose amulets used to acquire supernatural force, immunity from weapons or to foretell the future. Your immediate future holds a motor coach ride back to the pier.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing. Bring a hat, sun screen and mosquito repellent.

Excursion Code:
LMB-014
Maubara Tour
Duration:
7 Hours - $109

Depart the port heading through historical buildings, monuments and religious places including the Statue of Integration, Dili's Shopping Center, Presidential Palace, Timor Plaza, and the Statue of Past President Nicolaulobato. Then, you'll venture west to Tacitolu Peace Park (Tacitolu literally means "three sea's" in local language). The area is of national cultural significance and an important symbol of the struggle for Independence, and was declared a national park in 2000. Next, stop at the ruins of the Aipelo Military Command Post, which dates back to 18th century and served as a prison run by the Portuguese until 1959.

Arriving in Liquiça which is the closest district to the west of Dili you indulge in morning tea before taking a 1.5hr easy walking tour of the historical town with its Portuguese influenced architecture visiting 12 sites that have been identified as significant cultural and historical sites.

Next, travel further west before arriving at the colorful seaside town of Maubara where the women are renowned for the production of hand woven basketwork. You will be treated to a cultural performance and a buffet lunch at the Dutch Fort. Then, enjoy free time to explore the craft markets along the seaside before returning to the ship past Salt Production Community in Ulmera, and Dili along the esplanade (Protocol Avenue), Farol Lighthouse, and the Motael Church-Dili's oldest church. .

Please note: This tour not accessible for wheelchair or guests with walking difficulties. Bring bottled water from the ship. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for the tour.

Excursion Code:
DIL-018
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
Moorea by Clear Kayak
Duration:
2 Hours - $90

Discover the beauty of Moorea's Lagoon by embarking a transparent kayak that allows you to continuously view the underwater life even when you are paddling. Depart the Papetoai dock following your kayak expert guide and paddle all the way to the Intercontinental Moorea where you will have a stop just by the Dolphin Center. If you are lucky you might even see this beautiful creatures swimming around their habitat and perhaps a dolphin jump. Continue to the shallow sandbank where you will see the elegant stingrays and the black tip sharks. The third stop will be at a motu where you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel. Refreshments will be provided during your motu stop. Depending on the current your tour will end at Coco Beach, a few minutes away from Papetoai Pier or directly on the pier of Papetoai.

Please note: This tour is recommended for active guests who can handle moderate paddling for the duration of the tour. Strict weight limitsapply, 180 Kg maximum per double occupancy. 120Kg maximum per single occupancy. Price per kayak, can accommodate 2 people maximum.

Excursion Code:
MOO-2232
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.

Not available on the March 25, 2017 voyage.

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.

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.

Excursion Code:
LAU-022
Northern Seaside & Blue Hole Tour
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $89

Enjoy two excursions in one on this guided tour: an overview of the verdant countryside of the northeast coast of Espiritu Santo and the opportunity to swim at both a beautiful beach and one of the island's famous blue holes. Departing from the pier, you'll head northward by minibus. Your guide will provide commentary as you gaze at an unfolding panorama of villages, coconut plantations, grazing cattle, dense jungle, and beautiful coastal views. Stopping at a pretty white-sand beach on a calm bay, enjoy time to swim, snorkel, or relax and enjoy a view that extends out to Elephant Island. You can also examine the remnants of World War II wreckage up close on the beach. As your minibus heads back toward the ship, you'll pause at one of the island's renowned blue holes-the natural formations created and fed by underwater springs. Here, you can take a refreshing dip in the chilly waters whose incredible shades of blue reflect the limestone formation underneath.

Please note: The order of sites visited is subject to change. Please wear swimwear under lightweight clothing; sandals, reef shoes, or other beach-appropriate footwear; sunglasses; and a hat, a camera, sun protection, a change of clothing, and bottled water and a towel from the ship. If you wish to snorkel, please bring equipment from the ship. The minibus is not air conditioned.

Excursion Code:
SNT-011
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.

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.

Excursion Code:
RTG-4901
Pink Beach Snorkeling
Duration:
3 Hours - $99

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit Komodo National Park's Pink Beach-one of only seven pink beaches in the world. The beach sands were tinted a beautiful deep rose by the remains of red coral crushed by waves and washed ashore. The beach also boasts amazing underwater life and a stunning surrounding panorama. You'll transfer by boat from the tender jetty to Pink Beach, where you will have two hours to relax, swim, or snorkel. Crystal-clear, blue water laps at the sand, and massive headlands shelter the shallow bay and foster the growth of beautiful coral, making this an ideal place for viewing a colorful and diverse underwater world. At the end of your time at the beach, you'll be transferred by boat back to the jetty, where you'll have time to browse for souvenirs from local villagers before returning to your ship via tender boat.

Please note: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and do not wear or carry any RED items or clothing on Komodo Island. Guests with fresh wounds or who are menstruating are advised to stay onboard the ship. Because the terrain on Komodo is rough and uneven, this tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Bring snorkeling equipment from the ship. One snorkeling guide will lead up to 25 guests. One national park boat will provide surface supervision while guests are in the water.

Excursion Code:
KMO-002
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.

Excursion Code:
VAV-3867
Port Moresby City Sights
Duration:
4 Hours - $99

Your tour of Papua New Guinea's capital city departs from the wharf starting with a drive along the Ela Beach road to Koki market, where local fruits, vegetables, and fresh fish are sold. Then, continue the drive along Sir Hubert Murray Highway, passing the Taurama Army Barracks and Boroko shopping center en route to Waigani. Here, visit the National Parliament House, which blends modern architecture and traditional design. Continue to the National Museum & Art Gallery to view a collection of unique artwork from around the country, as well as artifacts from the country's early agricultural history and exhibits that reveal its different cultures and traditions. From here, drive to the Port Moresby Adventure Park, located on the outskirts of Port Moresby. This magnificent garden offers a unique display of birds, flora, and fauna. The orchids are spectacular and comprise many different species, most of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The many different species of birds are amazing to see, including the Raggiana Bird of Paradise.

Return to the ship along the Freeway with a stop at an artifact market, where you'll have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs and artifacts or just view different items from around the country. From here, arrive at Burns Peak for excellent views of the Motuan Villages of Hanuabada and Port Moresby CBD and the harbor area. After a drive through Konedobu, the old colonial administration center, you'll board the ship.

Please note: Tour routing and times are subject to change depending on operational requirements, road conditions, and any unforeseen circumstances at the time of our visit. Transportation used may not be air conditioned and may not have a PA system and toilets. Walking surfaces will be even and mostly on grass or at some sites on paved paths or walkways. There are no hard or long walks at each site of the visit. Maximum distance walked will be no more than 164 feet (50 meters) except at the Adventure Park, where you are on your feet for a period of the visit. Guides are not professionally trained but possess local knowledge.

Excursion Code:
POM-007
Port Moresby's History on WW 2
Duration:
4 Hours - $99

Depart the wharf and head out of the city and up the freeway to MacDonald's Corner in the Sogeri Plateau. Climb in altitude and pass through cattle farms and rubber plantations along the way. After enjoying the cool, pleasant temperatures, drive back, with a brief photo stop at Rouna Falls. Your next stop is the Bomana War Cemetery, where Allied soldiers and Papua New Guineans who died during the Kokoda campaign were laid to rest. This well-kept cemetery is one of the largest World War II graveyards in the Pacific region. As you continue back toward the city, visit the World War II monument that was erected to commemorate the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels who served in the war. You'll then return to the wharf along the freeway, pausing en route to admire the harbor views at Burns Peak.

Please note: Tour routing and times are subject to change depending on operational requirements, road conditions, and any unforeseen circumstances at the time of our visit. Transportation used may not be air conditioned and may not have a PA system and toilets. Walking surfaces on this tour will be rough at places, especially at the Bomana War Cemetery. Guides are not professionally trained but possess local knowledge.

Excursion Code:
POM-010
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.

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.

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
Relics of World War II
Duration:
2.5 Hours - $89

This tour provides a fascinating insight into the history of Santo during WWII. Departing from the pier, you will first visit a Japanese gaol which held the surviving crew from two Japanese patrol boats which sank in 1942. Next, you will see the Euart's Memorial; constructed in honor of the American Army Captain who drowned while heroically saving men from the sinking SS President Coolidge. You will also see Bomber 1 Airfield, the very feint remains at Palakula that has been reclaimed by the jungle. Bomber 3 airfield at Bellaro, the last of 3 bomber strips built on the island of Espiritu Santo. BP Wharf, built by America in 1942 to support their troops, and Million Dollar Point where the American Military dumped tons of equipment into the ocean after the war and many Quonset huts and buildings used between 1942 and 1945. Upon completion of your tour, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: Comfortable shoes recommended. Please bring a bottle of water from the ship. The itinerary of this tour is subject to changes depending on local customs, holidays, road and weather conditions. The transport is not air-conditioned.

Excursion Code:
SNT-006
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.

This optional tour must be pre-purchased. If you would like to book this optional shore excursion, please contact your travel professional or Paul Gauguin Cruises' Reservations Department at 1-800-848-6172. A 100% cancellation penalty applies to overland programs canceled within 60 days of arrival. Listed price is per couple. Valid May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017.

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.

This optional tour must be pre-purchased. If you would like to book this optional shore excursion, please contact your travel professional or Paul Gauguin Cruises' Reservations Department at 1-800-848-6172. A 100% cancellation penalty applies to overland programs canceled within 60 days of arrival. Listed price is per couple. Valid May 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017.

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.

This optional tour must be pre-purchased. If you would like to book this optional shore excursion, please contact your travel professional or Paul Gauguin Cruises' Reservations 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
Royal Temple & Tanah Lot
Duration:
4.5 Hours - $49

This fascinating half day excursion provides an excellent opportunity to discover Bali's intriguing world of Gods and temples, along with its traditional arts and crafts. Traveling along a scenic route from the pier, you'll first make your way to a popular batik workshop. This lovely Balinese tradition has been passed down for generations and at the workshop you will have an opportunity to admire the distinctive artistry and technique that goes into producing the famous batik cloth. There will be time afforded here to shop for a souvenir to take home. Then proceed to the magnificent Royal Temple, found in the town of Mengwi which was once the center of a powerful kingdom. A spectacular landmark of historic architecture built in the 17th century, Pura Taman Ayun served as the family temple of the Mengwi dynasty, whose kingdom survived until the late 1800s. This wonderful temple complex includes a wide moat, exquisite wooden shrines and beautifully carved gates, making it one of the area's main attractions. Re-joining your coach, it's a leisurely drive to your final stop Tanah Lot, Bali's most photographed temple. Also referred to as the Sunset Temple, the impressive black lava towers of this sacred 16th century temple are dramatically situated on a rocky outcrop that extends 656 feet offshore. Surrounded by pristine aqua waters and the white surf that crashes against the rocks, it's easy to see why this location has become a favorite with photographers.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing. Bring a hat, sun screen, swim wear and mosquito repellent. Bring cash for any souvenir or extras you wish to purchase.

Tour is offered on the day of disembarkation only. Cannot be prereserved, must be booked with the Travel Concierge onboard.

Excursion Code:
BOA-010
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.

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.

Excursion Code:
HHN-7500
Santo Village & Firewalking Tour
Duration:
2 Hours - $69

There's no better way to experience the traditional way of life in Vanuatu than on this guided visit to picturesque Runsuc Village. Departing from the pier, you will ride to a lush rainforest, where a short walk leads to the village. On arrival, you will be greeted with a welcome performance by the young men of the village. Your discovery of the customs and traditions of the villagers continues as the warriors demonstrate their traditional dance and share fascinating legends, while demonstrating the ancient art of sand drawing and the preparation of the traditional dyed mats of the island of Pentecost. Next, the women of the village reveal the secrets of preparing traditional lap lap, a snake-based dish cooked on hot stones underground. You will also be amazed at a demonstration of the traditional practice of magic and participate in a ceremonial kava tasting before witnessing the rite of passage into manhood: fire walking, demonstrated by the men of the village.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for guests with back and/or neck problems or for guests with limited mobility. Comfortable shoes recommended. Please bring a bottle of water from the ship. The itinerary of this tour is subject to changes depending on local customs, holidays, road and weather conditions The restrooms in the village may be rustic.

Excursion Code:
SNT-007
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.

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

Enjoy stunning underwater views as you make your way to the outer reefs of Vava'u.

Vava'u offers a vast array of year-round diving for all levels of experience. Topographically, the islands of Vava'u offer magnificent underwater caverns and cave systems, where divers can surface in different chambers and encounter the marine life that inhabits these areas. Soft coral walls and large sea fans can be found on many of the dive sites, and there is even a wreck dive within the sheltered harbor waters. Mandarin fish and sea horses have also been located in the main harbor.

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:
VAV-3866
SCUBA 1 Tank - World War II Japanese Wrecks (Advanced Divers)
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

This one-tank shore dive on a Japanese ship wreck from World War II goes to a depth between 3 and 40 meters (10 to 120 feet) and is for experienced certified divers only as the depth and average visibility can create challenging conditions. We encourage divers to bring an underwater flash light to fully enjoy wreck diving experience. After meeting the outside vendor on the pier, you will be transferred by truck or minivan to Bonegi Beach (approximately a 30 min drive). Once at the beach, you will receive a safety briefing and get fully-geared with scuba equipment. You will be entering in the water from the beach with all equipment on, and will follow the slope to slowly distinguish the wreck emerging from the depth. This wreck allows safe penetration, but divers should be used to wreck diving as buoyancy can be harder to handle for less experienced divers. The ship wreck is listing on its port side and is covered with sea fans, hard and soft coral. You will also be able to see groups of fish, nudibranch, and sea anemones with clown fish. After the dive, fresh water will be available to drink and when ready, you will be transferred back to the ship.

This dive is not recommended for guests with back problems as this is a shore dive and you will be asked to gear up on the beach and carry your tank while accessing the dive site.

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

Excursion Code:
HIR-300
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. 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-12
SCUBA 2 Tank - President Coolidge & Million Dollar Point (Advanced Divers)
Duration:
5 Hours - $200

This is a two-tank wreck dive to explore relics from World War II.

You will meet at the ship's marina platform where the outside vendor will come to pick you up by boat. Before departing, you will receive scuba equipment and a dive briefing. The first dive site, ship wreck USS President Coolidge, is located approximately 15 minutes away from the ship. The depth of the wreck is from 18 to 70 meters (60 to 230 feet) but the maximum depth will be around 33 meters (110 feet). Visibility is around 10 meters (30 feet). Your guide will take you on a tour in the shallower part of the wreck and you will be able to penetrate the inside cargo bay and spot old artifacts from such as WW II binoculars, helmets, riffles, gas masks. There are also fish and coral to enjoy viewing while ascending towards the safety stop area where you will spend around 6 minutes. Once back on the dive boat, you will be transferred to Million Dollar Point on the beach for the 1 hour minimum surface interval where fresh water, fruits and sandwiches will be served.

The second dive on Million Dollar Point is a shore dive with a depth between 3 to 30 meters (10 to 100 feet). You will be able to observe lots of U.S. abandoned trucks, bulldozers, and ship wrecks. After the second dive, you will be transferred back to the ship.

We encourage divers to bring an underwater flash light to fully enjoy wreck diving experience.

Please note that due to the depth and average visibility, this dive is for experienced certified divers only as conditions can be challenging for less experienced divers.

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

Excursion Code:
SNT-302
SCUBA 2 Tank - Reef Dives with lunch
Duration:
6 Hours - $250

This is a two-tank dive with lunch.

You will be transferred from the pier by car to a small local port (approximatley 15 min drive) were you will embark onto the dive boat. The traditional outrigger style boat will take you to the first dive site located approximately 15 minutes away from the port. In between the two dives, you will be offered lunch (one main menu item plus a soft drink or fruit juice) from one of the small local restaurants located on the local Gili Island. After the second, dive you will be transferred back to shore and driven back to the ship`s pier.

Dives will be reef dives with macro life and depth around 60-70 feet.

Please note that this dive is for certified divers only.

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

Excursion Code:
LMB-3864
SCUBA 2 Tank - Shore Dives Along the Coast with Lunch
Duration:
6 Hours - $250

This is a two-tank shore dive with lunch.

From the pier you will be transferred to the dive shop where you will receive equipment. Once you have your gear, a minivan will take you to the dive sites along the coast away from Dili (approx. 1 - 1.5 hours depending on the dive site). Once there, you will do the first dive and will have lunch before the second dive. Dives will be shore dives with easy access to the water and the dive site will be determined on the spot, but can be a wall dive, which offers a great variety of macro life such as nudibranch and nice soft and hard coral.

After the second dive, you will be transferred back to the ship.

Please note that this dive is for certified divers only.

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

Excursion Code:
DIL-3863
SCUBA 2 Tank - Suva Reef Wall & Reef Tunnel
Duration:
5 Hours - $150

Transfer from the ship for a short drive to Suva Scuba Dive Centre. From there you depart for a fun dive that explores the reef wall and reef tunnel, depending on the divers' experience and sea/meteorological conditions. The visibility is usually around 60 ft and often better. Typically on view are turtles, reef sharks, and the usual plethora of reef fish.

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:
SUV-302
SCUBA 2 Tanks - Reef Dive & Wreck with Lunch
Duration:
7 Hours - $200

This a two-tank dive with lunch.

You will be transferred from the ship is dock to the dive boat by bus located approximately 45 minutes away at Bootless Bay. Once on the dive boat you will receive your boat briefing and scuba equipment, then the dive boat will head toward the first dive site about 45 minutes away. Upon arrival, you will receive your dive briefing. Depending on the weather and sea conditions, you will be visiting a wreck covered with sea fans, soft and hard coral, nudibranch and multicolored fish. In between the two dives, a light lunch will be served onboard before heading to the second dive site.

The second dive will be a reef dive along a wall with lots of soft and hard coral, big sea fans and abundant marine life. The depth for both dives will be around 90 feet. Once all the divers are back onboard, you will then head towards the pontoon and be transferred back to the ship.

Please note that this dive is not recommended for persons sensitive to seasickness. This dive is for certified divers only.

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

Excursion Code:
POM-300
SCUBA 2 Tanks - Sea Fans & Split Rock
Duration:
5 Hours - $200

Enjoy stunning underwater views as you make your way to the outer reefs of Vava'u. Vava'u offers a vast array of year-round diving for all levels of experience. Topographically, the islands of Vava'u offer magnificent underwater caverns and cave systems, where divers can surface in different chambers and encounter the marine life that inhabits these areas. Soft coral walls and large sea fans can be found on many of the dive sites, and there is even a wreck dive within the sheltered harbor waters. Mandarin fish and sea horses have also been located in the main harbor. During the first dive, you will descend with your guide. Your surface interval may be spent making your way to the second dive site or enjoying some of the many shallow reefs nearby.

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:
VAV-3865
SCUBA 2 Tanks Atua Tane – Certified Divers
Duration:
4 Hours - $200

For this 2-tank dive, you will be tendering to shore to meet the dive master of Aitutaki diving. You will board the dive boat and sail to your first dive spot where you will dive along the barrier reef and enjoy the nice visibility and architecture of Aitutaki. There, you may spot some hump head wrasses and barracudas.

Before the dive you, will receive your safety briefing. The depth of the dives is about 100 feet.

In between the two dives, you will be able to enjoy some local fresh fruit, coconut water, and regular water. You will sail to your second dive location where you can expect to spot some giant sea turtles (green or hawksbill). After the two dives, you will sail back to the pier.

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:
AIT-033
Scuba 2 Tanks Dives 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.

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:
TAM-2610
SCUBA Anau - Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $99

Depart the marina platform for a boat ride to the dive site. Located inside the lagoon of Bora-Bora and 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 nice 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 nice delicate treatment ofthe cleaner wrasses.The depth for this dive is around 60 feet (18 meters). Following your dive, you will be returned to the marina platform.

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

This dive is not available on our 2017 Tahiti to Fiji or Fiji to Tahiti voyages.

Excursion Code:
BRB-5870
SCUBA Arutanga Passage - Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $135

You will suit up and gear check on shore and get ready to head to the dive site that is only five minutes away from the pier. There we will drop the anchor in about 20 feet of water and you will be helped with the gear. Then we will have a roll in entry and the free descent towards those nice canyons where we can see huge green sea turtle resting on the bottom, occasional passage of spotted eagle rays, napoleon wrasse, couple of nice emperor angel fish and varied butterfly fish. At about 90 feet a small family of resident white tips are hiding under an outcropping rock, only hard corals no soft corals like in Fiji.

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:
AIT-002
SCUBA Discover Diving Theory & Pool (Part 1 & 2) - Aitutaki
Duration:
2 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, 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 forone of 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).

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

Excursion Code:
AIT-6739
SCUBA Discover Scuba Diving Theory & Pool (Part 1 & 2) - Bora Bora
Duration:
2 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, 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 of 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).

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

Excursion Code:
BRB-6739
SCUBA Discover Scuba Diving Theory & 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).

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

Excursion Code:
HHN-6739
SCUBA Discover Scuba Diving Theory & Pool (Part 1 & 2) - Moorea
Duration:
2 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, 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 of 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).

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

Excursion Code:
MOO-6739
SCUBA Discover Scuba Diving Theory & Pool (Part 1 & 2) - Taha'a
Duration:
2 Hours - $95

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, 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 SCUBA Toopua - Beginner Divers (in Bora Bora, BRB-1995)

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

Excursion Code:
TAM-2611
SCUBA Dive - One Tank (Guadalcanal)
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $120

This one-tank shore dive on a Japanese ship wreck from World War II goes to a depth between 3 and 40 meters (10 to 120 feet) and is for experienced certified divers only as the depth and average visibility can create challenging conditions. We encourage divers to bring an underwater flash light to fully enjoy wreck diving experience. After meeting the outside vendor on the pier, you will be transferred by truck or minivan to Bonegi Beach (approximately a 30 min drive). Once at the beach, you will receive a safety briefing and get fully-geared with scuba equipment. You will be entering in the water from the beach with all equipment on, and will follow the slope to slowly distinguish the wreck emerging from the depth. This wreck allows safe penetration, but divers should be used to wreck diving as buoyancy can be harder to handle for less experienced divers. The ship wreck is listing on its port side and is covered with sea fans, hard and soft coral. You will also be able to see groups of fish, nudibranch, and sea anemones with clown fish. After the dive, fresh water will be available to drink and when ready, you will be transferred back to the ship.

This dive is not recommended for guests with back problems as this is a shore dive and you will be asked to gear up on the beach and carry your tank while accessing the dive site.

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:
HIR-3861
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 Dive - Two Tank (Espiritu Santo)
Duration:
5 Hours - $200

This is a two-tank wreck dive to explore relics from World War II.

You will meet at the ship's marina platform where the outside vendor will come to pick you up by boat. Before departing, you will receive scuba equipment and a dive briefing. The first dive site, ship wreck USS President Coolidge, is located approximately 15 minutes away from the ship. The depth of the wreck is from 18 to 70 meters (60 to 230 feet) but the maximum depth will be around 33 meters (110 feet). Visibility is around 10 meters (30 feet). Your guide will take you on a tour in the shallower part of the wreck and you will be able to penetrate the inside cargo bay and spot old artifacts from such as WW II binoculars, helmets, riffles, gas masks.There are also fish and coral to enjoy viewing while ascending towards the safety stop area where you will spend around 6 minutes. Once back on the dive boat, you will be transferred to Million Dollar Point on the beach for the 1 hour minimum surface interval where fresh water, fruits and sandwiches will be served.

The second dive on Million Dollar Point is a shore dive with a depth between 3 to 30 meters (10 to 100 feet). You will be able to observe lots of U.S. abandoned trucks, bulldozers, and ship wrecks. After the second dive, you will be transferred back to the ship.

We encourage divers to bring an underwater flash light to fully enjoy wreck diving experience.

Please note that due to the depth and average visibility, this dive is for experienced certified divers only as conditions can be challenging for less experienced divers.

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:
SNT-3860
SCUBA Dive - Two Tank (Port Moresby)
Duration:
7 Hours - $200

This a two-tank dive with lunch.

You will be transferred from the ship is dock to the dive boat by bus located approximately 45 minutes away at Bootless Bay. Once on the dive boat you will receive your boat briefing and scuba equipment, then the dive boat will head toward the first dive site about 45 minutes away. Upon arrival, you will receive your dive briefing. Depending on the weather and sea conditions, you will be visiting a wreck covered with sea fans, soft and hard coral, nudibranch and multicolored fish. In between the two dives, a light lunch will be served onboard before heading to the second dive site.

The second dive will be a reef dive along a wall with lots of soft and hard coral, big sea fans and abundant marine life. The depth for both dives will be around 90 feet. Once all the divers are back onboard, you will then head towards the pontoon and be transferred back to the ship.

Please note that this dive is not recommended for persons sensitive to seasickness. This dive is for certified divers only.

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:
POM-3862
SCUBA Dive - Two Tank (Savusavu)
Duration:
5 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. 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-3869
SCUBA Dive - Two Tank (Suva)
Duration:
5 Hours - $150

Transfer from the ship for a short drive to Suva Scuba Dive Centre. From there you depart for a fun dive that explores the reef wall and reef tunnel, depending on the divers' experience and sea/meteorological conditions. The visibility is usually around 60 ft and often better. Typically on view are turtles, reef sharks, and the usual plethora of reef fish.

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:
SUV-3867
SCUBA Fakarava 2 Tank Active Advanced Certified Divers
Duration:
4 - $229

Depart the marina platform aboard a local dive boat where you will receive your safety briefing during the 20-minute ride to the outside reef of the Garuae Pass of Fakarava. Once on the 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 100 feet (30 meters). During the two dives, you will stay on the boat for approximately one hour surface interval. The second dive will take place on the other side of the pass with similar conditions than the first one. The good thing about Fakarava is that you can dive 10 times in the same spot, and you will not see the same thing because the current conditions are changing attracting different fish and predators. The maximum depth of this second dive will be a maximum of 80 feet (25 meters). After the second 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 at least 10 times within the last year. This tour is for guests in good physical condition and experienced diver with a minimum of 50 dives. The surface conditions can be rough and there is no mooring line to go down so you will need to fill 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-6732
SCUBA Fakarava Outer Reef
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

Depart the marina platform aboard a local dive boat 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 sunscreen, 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. The surface conditions 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 Hammerhead Sentry Point
Duration:
2 Hours - $99

This dive is 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 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. 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 alongrocky 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 and holding the advanceddiver certification.

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:
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 never SCUBA dived before and are wishing to discover underwater beauty with SCUBA equipment in a shallow, protected and 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. For more information about our dive program, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba

Excursion Code:
TAM-5840
SCUBA Motu Nuhi Nuhi - DSD Dive (Part 3)
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 marina platform and receive your safety briefing. You will then ride into 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.

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

Excursion Code:
RGI-1988
SCUBA Rangiroa
Duration:
4 Hours - $200

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

Excursion Code:
RGI-1991
SCUBA Rangiroa Outer Reef - Experienced Certified Divers
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 is not available for pre-reserve, as it is offered by outside vendors. Please reserve with the Dive Desk once onboard.

Excursion Code:
RGI-1989
SCUBA Refresher Course - Bora Bora
Duration:
2 Hours - $40

Brush up on your SCUBA diving techniques in preparation for the divingopportunities 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. Each of the two sessions is approximately an hour long.

Excursion Code:
BRB-8888
SCUBA Refresher Course - Bora Bora
Duration:
2 Hours - $50

Brush up on your SCUBA diving techniques in preparation for the divingopportunities 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.Each of the two sessions is approximately an hour long.

Excursion Code:
BRB-1000
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. Each of the two sessions is approximately an hour long.

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

Excursion Code:
HHN-1000
SCUBA Refresher Course - Moorea
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. Each of the two sessions is approximately an hour long.

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

Excursion Code:
MOO-1000
SCUBA Refresher Course - Taha'a
Duration:
2 Hours - $50

Brush up on your SCUBA diving techniques in preparation for the divingopportunities 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.Each of the two sessions is approximately an hour long.

Excursion Code:
TAM-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.

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

This dive is not available on our 2017 Tahiti to Fiji or Fiji to Tahiti voyages.

Excursion Code:
MOO-1995
SCUBA Rotui - DSD Dive (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.

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

This dive is not available on our 2017 Tahiti to Fiji or Fiji to Tahiti voyages.

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.

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

Excursion Code:
MOO-5842
SCUBA Shark Gallery - DSD Dive (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.

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

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

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 atthe 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 60 feet (18 meters). Following your dive, you will be returned to the marina platform. Approximation duration is 2 hours.

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

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 green moray eels, 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.

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

This dive is not available on our 2017 Tahiti to Fiji or Fiji to Tahiti voyages.

Excursion Code:
MOO-1998
SCUBA Toopua - Beginner Dive (Part 3)
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

Beginning divers won't want to miss this unique opportunity to explore Bora Bora's extraordinary undersea beauty duringa memorable SCUBA tour. Depart the marina platform for the boat ride tothe 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. Since the maximum beginner depth is 40 feet, an easy descent in 12 feet of water makes this a good site for beginning divers. Upon entering the water, you couldbe 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.

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

Excursion Code:
BRB-1995
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.

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

Excursion Code:
BRB-5841
Sekotong Village & Cocotinus Beach
Duration:
4.5 Hours - $89

Travel to Sekotong for a taste of local life before relaxing on beautiful Sundancer Beach. Tour a grass roof factory, where workers produce the island's thatched roofs from woven alang-alang grass and rice straw. Then spend a relaxing hour swimming, sunbathing or beachcombing at Cocotinos Beach, one of the island's finest white-sand beaches. Enjoy approximately 1 1/4 hours of free time to swim in the warm crystalline waters of the Lombok Strait, sunbathe or comb the beach. Additional activities are available at your own expense.

Excursion Code:
LMB-015
Senggigi & Gili Trawangan Islands
Duration:
8 Hours - $179

This fascinating tour begins with a scenic drive to Senggigi, the tourist hub of Lombok. Enjoy morning or afternoon tea while taking in the views of the beach and surrounding area. Continue on to the famous Gili Islands, known for their clear waters, white sandy beaches and excellent snorkeling. You will board a small boat from Kode Bay to Gili Trawangan, the busiest of the three tiny islands. As the island is so small, there is time to walk around the island, swim in the sea or simply relax on the beach--a truly delightful way to spend the day. If you desire, participate in a short Cidomo ride (traditional horse cart) around the village before leaving the island. Your tour finishes with a visit to Banyu Mulek, world- renowned for its stunning handmade pottery before you head back to the ship. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing. Bring a hat, sunscreen, swimwear, and mosquito repellent. Bring cash for any souvenirs or extras you wish to purchase.

Excursion Code:
LMB-016
Senggigi On Your Own
Duration:
4 Hours - $55

Board your motor coach for the approximately one-hour drive from Lembar, passing through Mataram to Senggigi Beach. The island's premier travel destination boasts over six miles of superb white-sand beach as well as excellent cafes, restaurants, shops and beach resorts. Disembark at the drop off point and enjoy approximately three hours of free time to explore on your own. At the designated time, meet with your group for the return drive to Lembar.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing. Bring a hat, sun screen and mosquito repellent.

Excursion Code:
LMB-012
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.

Excursion Code:
BRB-6702
Sightseeing Tour
Duration:
4.5 Hours - $79

Depart the port for a seaside drive all the way to the towering Statue of Cristo Rei. Cristo Rei of Dili (Christ the King of Dili) is an 88.6-foot-high (27.0 m) statue of Jesus located atop a globe. The statue was designed by Mochamad Syailillah, who is better known as Bolil. It was officially unveiled by Suharto in 1996 as a gift from the Indonesian government to the people of East Timor, which was at the time still a province. Then, drive past Taibessi Market, where you'll see the local activity, and continue to Tasi Tolu, a protected coastal area. Here, you'll view a statue of Pope John Paul II erected by the government of Timor-Leste (East Timor) to honor the late pontiff's moral support for the country's independence. The statue, which overlooks the capital's western fringe and faces the sea, stands next to a chapel for Sunday Mass, also built in the late pope's honor. Afterward, drive back to port.

Please note: This tour is not accessible for guests with walking difficulties or in wheelchairs. Bring bottled water from the ship. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for the tour.

Excursion Code:
DIL-016
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.

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.

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 - $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.

Excursion Code:
AIT-6773
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.

Excursion Code:
SVU-9
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.

This excursion is not available on our 2017 Tahiti to Fiji or Fiji to Tahiti voyages.

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.

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.

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.

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).

The Dolphin Center will be closed for scheduled maintenance February and March 2017.

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.

Excursion Code:
MOO-6905
Thursday Island Discovery Tour
Duration:
1 Hour - $65

Boarding your coach at the pier, this tour will give you a wonderful insight into Thursday Island's people, its history, its commercial base and its culture. As you travel around the island, you will be treated to a view of many of the island's highlights. Included in your tour is a visit to the refurbished Torres Strait Museum and Green Hill Fort. The Fort was built in 1893 in response to a Russian war scare. Located on the highest part of the island, it has a large underground section with three of the original guns still in place. Following your visit to the Fort, you will continue past the Japanese Pearl Divers Memorial at the local cemetery where 700 divers have been laid to rest. At the conclusion of your tour, you will have the option of being dropped off in the downtown area to browse the interesting shops and art gallery where the works of many local artists are displayed, or to return to the ship. Those electing to remain in town will be responsible for making their own way back to the ship.

Excursion Code:
TIS-001
Togalevu Village Tour
Duration:
4 Hours - $109

Share secrets of Fiji's heritage, and experience the many aspects of this friendly, hospitable island nation, which is full of smiles and colors. Begin your exploration with a drive through the city of Suva and on to the village of Togalevu. Along the way, enjoy viewing the daily activities of the local people. Your experience of village life begins with a traditional kava ceremony welcome and briefing on important Fijian protocol. Try a sample of the national drink, yoqona, made from the powdered root of the pepper tree and served dina bilo (in a half coconut shell). Witness how the kava is pounded and try a sample. Next, learn about the many uses of the coconut plant, which includes scraping the coconut to produce coconut milk. Enjoy refreshments while the men and women of the village entertain you. Then, bid farewell to the villagers as you continue through Suva's prime residential areas up through Tamavua Heights before you return to the city, with a photo stop at the Parliament House.

Please note: Wear cool clothing, such as shorts/skirt and a polo or T-shirt. Bring your camera and some change for souvenirs.

Excursion Code:
SUV-16
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.

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.

Excursion Code:
SVU-7
Varirata National park Hiking tour
Duration:
4 Hours - $99

Enjoy an hour-long scenic drive with panoramic views that takes you up to the Sogeri Plateau, where the climate is cool and pleasant. Your visit takes in the beautiful Rouna Falls and Varirata National Park, which is home to many different species of birds, including the Raggiana Bird of Paradise. Get close to nature and see the local landscape at its best as you hike up and down bush trails and over slopes with noiseless creeks beneath. From the park, you can witness excellent views of Bootless Bay to the east and the outskirts of the city of Port Moresby to the north. To take full advantage of your hike, it is recommended that you bring binoculars and/or a high-definition camera.En route to/from Varirata, you will see Korowai Tree House, a traditional house built high in the treetops that used to accommodate the Korowai people-the inland people of the Central Province who still believe and practice sorcery and witchcraft.

Please note: This tour is NOT suitable for persons with disabilities or mobility restrictions, and the tour requires physical fitness. The bush tracks will be slippery and steep, and have rough edges. Suitable and comfortable footwear is recommended, as is bottled water from the ship, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Tour routing and times are subject to change depending on operational requirements, road conditions, and any unforeseen circumstances at the time of our visit. Transportation used may not be air conditioned and may not have a PA system and toilets. Guides are not professionally trained but possess local knowledge.

Excursion Code:
POM-008
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.

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.

Excursion Code:
SVU-4
Water Music Experience
Duration:
2 Hours - $59

Experience the diverse culture of Vanuatu during a unique performance by people who hail from Vanuatu's Bank and Torres Islands-smaller, remote islands to the north of Espiritu Santo. Departing from the pier enjoy a scenic ride along the coast before heading into the interior, where you'll arrive at a village inhabited by residents who hail from the Banks and Torres Islands. Here, you'll be greeted by fierce-looking warriors and presented with a refreshing coconut drink. Enjoy a cultural demonstration that includes the preparation of the ceremonial drink kava, dances, and other sacred rites. The highlight of this tour is the mystical water music of the remote island of Gaua, which is home to an active volcano and the largest volcanic lake in the South Pacific. Wearing traditional adornments of crowns and armbands fashioned from flowers and leaves, the women wade into the water up to their waists, then splash and clap their hands to make the percussion-based music, accompanied by singing that originated on their island.

Please note: Comfortable shoes recommended. Please bring a bottle of water from the ship. The itinerary of this tour is subject to changes depending on local customs, holidays, road and weather conditions. Restrooms may be rustic.

Excursion Code:
SNT-009
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.

Excursion Code:
MOO-2655
WWII Historical Highlights Tour
Duration:
3 Hours - $75

The scene of the turning point of World War II in the Pacific theater, Guadalcanal boasts more war sites and relics than any other island in the Pacific. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the monuments and museums that are of great significance Americans and Japanese alike. Accompanied by a licensed, professional, English-speaking driver/guide, you'll walk in the footsteps of the marines, soldiers, sailors, and airmen who fought in this iconic campaign as you visit sights such as the U.S. Memorial, the Bloody Ridge, Henderson Field and Memorial Garden, and the Coast Watchers Memorial Lighthouse. After your tour, you'll be transferred back to the ship.

Please note: Comfortable shoes recommended. Please bring a bottle of water from the ship.

Excursion Code:
HIR-001
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.

Excursion Code:
SUV-14