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Shore Excursions

The opportunity to experience each destination in the most authentic, in-depth, and meaningful way is the very essence of luxury cruising with Paul Gauguin Cruises. Aboard our luxury vessel, you can choose from a wide array of shore excursions by land and sea that let you discover the dramatic beauty, rich history, and unique culture of your destination up close, in a small group.

To review your options, use the search function below, or view the individual itinerary of your choice through the “Plan Your Trip” online tool.

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 (with the exception of the Romantic Escapades excursions) and can be added to your booking via the "Manage your trip" online tool.  If you have questions please contact our Reservation Department at 1 (800) 848-6172 for assistance.

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

Romantic Escapade at Moorea - Lanai Room (per couple)
Duration:
Overnight
Cost:
$900

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excursion Code:
BRB-6886
Sacred Sites & Legendary Places
Duration:
4 Hours
Cost:
$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
Savala Day Cruise
Duration:
5.5 Hours
Cost:
$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
Cost:
$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
Cost:
$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.

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
Cost:
$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.

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

Excursion Code:
VAV-3866
SCUBA 2 Tank - Mystery reef & Goldilocks
Duration:
4 Hours
Cost:
$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.

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
Cost:
$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

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