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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.

SCUBA 2 Tanks - Sea Fans & Split Rock
Duration:
5 Hours
Cost:
$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.

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
Cost:
$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
Cost:
$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
Cost:
$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
Cost:
$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
Cost:
$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
Cost:
$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
Cost:
$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
Cost:
$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
Cost:
$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

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