Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands

October 8 - 19, 2022
m/s Paul Gauguin
Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands
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Shore Excursions

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 approximately 30 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. New tours, not previously listed for online sales, may be available onboard without prior notice. 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.

Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki Discovery Safari
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $103
  • Ancient Aitutaki Ruins called Marae.

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
Circle Island Tour
Duration:
2.5 Hours - $93
  • A scenic drive around the island of Aitutaki.

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
Lagoon Cruise with Beach Break
Duration:
6 Hours - $166
  • Cruise the beautiful lagoon of Aitutaki.

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
SCUBA 2 Tanks Atua Tane - Certified Divers with Outside Operator
Duration:
4 Hours - $215
  • Discover the marine life of Aitutaki.

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, spotted eagle rays 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, capacity is limited. For more information about our dive programs, visit www.pgcruises.com/scuba.

Excursion Code:
AIT-033
SCUBA Arutanga Passage - Certified Divers - with Outside Operator
Duration:
2 Hours - $135
  • Discover the marine life of Aitutaki.

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

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

Excursion Code:
AIT-002
SCUBA Discover 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

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

Excursion Code:
AIT-6739
SCUBA Refresh
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.

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

Excursion Code:
AIT-1000
Snorkeling Tour
Duration:
2 Hours - $93
  • Experience the marine life of Aitutaki.

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

Bora Bora, Society Islands

Aquabike Adventure (2 person-approx 45 min. Ride)
Duration:
3 Hours - $309

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

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 will guide you in the water and throughout the tour to help ensure a smooth and easy underwater ride.

Please note: This tour is priced 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.

Excursion Code:
BRB-1600
Aquasafari - Underwater Walk
Duration:
2 Hours - $125

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 put on 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
ATV Adventure in Bora Bora
Duration:
2 Hours - $240

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
Blue Lagoon Escapade
Duration:
4 Hours - $1145
  • Experience the marine life and scenery of Bora Bora.

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
Bora Bora - A Day at the Beach
Duration:
6 Hours - $144
  • Spend a day at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa.

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
Bora Bora Island Tour by "Le Truck"
Duration:
2.5 Hours - $51
  • Scenic tour of Bora Bora.

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
By Aquaplane: Bora Bora and Tupai Flightseeing (30 minutes flight)
Duration:
1.5 Hours - $310

Start your adventure by reachng the Cessna 208 Caravan amphibian by boat transfer from Vaitape. Right after a safety briefing, it will be time to discover the breathtaking and unforgettable sights our islands have to offer. Bora Bora, the "Pearl of the Pacific," will unveil the shades of its turquoise lagoon considered as one of the most stunning in the world, but also the beauty of the majestic Mt. Otemanu. During your tour, you will have the chance to fly over a mosaic made of splendid overwater bungalows, Matira point, remains from the World War II, or the motu Tapu, among so many others. After a few minutes flying over the ocean, you will be able to encounter a wonder of nature: Tupai, the heart-shaped atoll. But as all good things come to an end, it will be time for you to go back to the Bora Bora airport where a boat will take you back to Vaitape.

Please note: Depending on the weather conditions the boat ride to and from Vaitape pier may be bumpy. Not recommended for guests with limited mobility, pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems.

Excursion Code:
BRB-1610
By Helicopter: Flightseeing Bora Bora (20 minutes flight)
Duration:
1 Hours - $299

Experience Bora Bora's exquisite island topography from a unique perspective during this picturesque flightseeing tour. Depart the pier for a brief transfer to the helipad. After boarding your helicopter, you will take off for a 20-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 one of the world's most beautiful lagoon and reefs, along with manta rays and sharks, 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 operational reasons from the operator. A minimum of four guests per flight is required (private flights for two and three passengers can be arranged at a supplement). The helicopter is air-cooled. Due to safety, weight limitations, and balance, the pilot will perform 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-1606
By Helicopter: Flightseeing Bora Bora and Tupai (30 minutes flight)
Duration:
1 Hours - $399

Experience Bora Bora's exquisite island topography from a unique perspective during this picturesque flightseeing tour. Depart the pier for a brief transfer to the helipad. After boarding your helicopter, you will take off for a 30-minute flightseeing tour over Bora Bora, the Pearl of the Pacific. You will then head north and enjoy a bird's eye view over the famous heart-shaped island, Tupai. 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 one of the world's most beautiful lagoon and reefs, along with manta rays and sharks, 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 operational reasons from the operator. A minimum of four guests per flight is required (private flights for two and three passengers can be arranged at a supplement). The helicopter is air-cooled. Due to safety, weight limitations, and balance, the pilot will perform 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
Catamaran Sail (Bora Bora)
Duration:
3 Hours - $130
  • Catamaran tour of Bora Bora.

Get onboard a 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. Kindly note that the use of sails is weather dependent.

Excursion Code:
BRB-6707
Circle Island by Waverunner
Duration:
2.5 Hours - $299

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

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

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

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

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

Excursion Code:
BRB-1604
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
Lagoon Excursion & Polynesian Feast
Duration:
5 Hours - $209

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 Excursion with Maohi Nui
Duration:
3 Hours - $119

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 - $109

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. At times, transfer is by car & boat. 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 basic 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
Pure Snorkeling with Reef Discovery
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $145

The excursion will stop at least three times (depending on the sea conditions, visibility and timing), atdifferent points of the island to snorkel in the most preserved coral gardens of the lagoon. You will have an opportunity to see a rich variety of fishes and beautiful coral formations as well as the amazing Manta and Eagle rays. Please note that, sightings of the wild life is not guaranteed.The expert team of naturalist guides snorkel with the guests to show them the fauna and help those who are not confident in the water, explaining during the tour the reef and island’s formation and interesting facts about Bora Bora.

Please note: Life vests and snorkeling equipment, mineral water, soft drinks, local juices and beach towels are provided by the operator.

Excursion Code:
BRB-1612
SCUBA - Certified Divers - Anau
Duration:
2 Hours - $109

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

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

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

Excursion Code:
BRB-5870
SCUBA Tapu - Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $109

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

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

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

Excursion Code:
BRB-2616
SCUBA Toopua - Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $109

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

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

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

Excursion Code:
BRB-5841
SCUBA Toopua - DSD Dive/Beginners (Part 3)
Duration:
2 Hours - $129

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excursion Code:
BRB-7575
Sharks and Stingrays Encounter
Duration:
3 Hours - $110

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
Sunset Blue Lagoon Escapade
Duration:
2 Hours - $940
  • Bora Bora sunset cruise tour.

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 by Outrigger Canoe
Duration:
2 Hours - $130
  • Bora Bora sunset outrigger canoe tour.

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 by Catamaran (Bora Bora)
Duration:
2 Hours - $120

Depart the pier on a 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. Kindly note that the use of sails is weather dependent.

Excursion Code:
BRB-6708

Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji

Nausori Highland Tour
Duration:
4.5 Hours - $135
  • A view of Nadi Bay Fiji from the Nausori Highlands

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. LAU-022 offers a drop at Nadi and Denarau - $135 LAU-022B offers a drop at at the InterContinental Resort Fiji - $165

Tour is not offered on the reverse itinerary, Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Island or the Fiji to Bali itinerary.

Excursion Code:
LAU-022
Savala Day Cruise
Duration:
5.5 Hours - $209
  • Fiji Cultural Tour

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. LAU-021 offers a drop at Nadi and Denarau - $209 LAU-021B offers a drop at at the InterContinental Resort Fiji - $239

Tour is not offered on the reverse itinerary, Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Island or the Fiji to Bali itinerary.

Excursion Code:
LAU-021
Vuda Lookout Tour
Duration:
4 Hours - $95
  • Botanical and scenic tour of Viseisei, Fiji.

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. LAU-023 offers a drop off at Nadi and Denarau - $89 LAU-023B offers a drop off at the InterContinental Resort Fiji - $119

Tour is not offered on the reverse itinerary, Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Island or the Fiji to Bali itinerary.

Excursion Code:
LAU-023

Moorea, Society Islands

Aito Off-Road Safari
Duration:
4 Hours - $95

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
Aquablue - Underwater Walk
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $125
  • Underwater walking tour in Moorea.

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
ATV Guided Tour
Duration:
3 Hours - $249
  • Discover Moorea’s valleys, bays, and vistas on the guided ATV tour.

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
BBQ on Motu & Snorkeling
Duration:
5 Hours - $139

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
Botanical & Agricultural Walk
Duration:
4 Hours - $99
  • Agricultural tour of Moorea.

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.

Tour price noted is valid for travel in 2019. Price will increase to $99in 2020.

Excursion Code:
MOO-6892
By Plane: Scenic Flight and Pilot Lesson Moorea & Tetiaroa (60 minutes flight)
Duration:
2 Hours - $689

Take control of your Cessna 172 plane, together with a professional instructor and experience an amazing hour scenic flight over Moorea and Tetiaroa. No prior flight experience is required to fully enjoy this unique Flight Initiation Tour. Your tour starts with a drive from the pier to the local Airport - Temae, where your airplane is waiting. After a brief lesson on how to control the plane, your dream will finally come true: pilot your own plane. View from above the beautiful Cooks and Opunohu Bays, Mount Rotui and the crater area. Continue south and see the less developed part of the island. During your flight you might also spot dolphins, sharks and stingrays in the crystal clear waters of the lagoon.

Lying just 30 miles North of Moorea, Tetiaroa is the breathtakingly beautiful atoll comprised of a dozen idyllic islands surrounding a spectacular lagoon. Fly over the graceful atoll and spot The Brando, an exquisite private resort as well as the pristine natural landscape hosting many different types of birds, coral and marine life.

Finally, you will land back at Temae Airport where your transfer will return you to the pier. Don't forget to ask your instructor to do a horizontal 360 degrees turn and experience the increase in gravity.

Please note: Only one guest pilots the plane from the start to the end of the flight and no seats exchange is allowed. The maximum number of guests per flight is 1 instructor, 1 pilot (guest) and 2 passengers, the maximum combined weight per group is 210Kg/460 lbs. Minimum age not required, however to fly the plane, children must be accompanied by an adult and be able to reach the plane pedals. Booking deadline is 4 days before the date of the flight. The transfer from the pier to the airport and back depends on the number of guest attending the flight and is not included in the tour price. Transfer cos is $30- per person round trip. Not recommended for pregnant women, guests with heart problems, and no diving allowed 24 hours before the flight.

Excursion Code:
MOO-1791
By Plane: Scenic Flight and Pilot Lesson Moorea (40 minutes flight)
Duration:
2 Hours - $459

Take control of your Tecnam P 2008 plane, together with a professional instructor and experience an amazing scenic flight over Moorea. No prior flight experience is required to fully enjoy this unique Flight Initiation Tour. Your tour starts with a drive from the pier to the local Airport - Temae, where your airplane is waiting. After a brief lesson on how to control the plane, your dream will finally come true: pilot your own plane. View from above the beautiful Cooks and Opunohu Bays, Mount Rotui and the crater area. Continue south and see the less developed part of the island. During your flight you might also spot dolphins, sharks, and stingrays in the crystal clear waters of the lagoon. Finally you will land back at Temae Airport where your transfer will return you to the pier. Don't forget to ask your instructor to do a horizontal 360 degrees turn and experience the increase in gravity.

Please note: Capacity: 1 instructor + 1 pilot (guest), maximum weight 100Kg/220 lbs. Not recommended for pregnant women, guests with heart problems, and no diving allowed 24 hours before the flight. Transfer is included in the tour price.

Excursion Code:
MOO-1793
By Plane: Scenic Flight and Pilot Lesson over Moorea (40 minutes flight)
Duration:
2 Hours - $507

Take control of your Cessna 172 plane, together with a professional instructor and experience an amazing scenic flight over Moorea. No prior flight experience is required to fully enjoy this unique Flight Initiation Tour. Your tour starts with a drive from the pier to the local Airport - Temae, where your airplane is waiting. After a brief lesson on how to control the plane, your dream will finally come true: pilot your own plane. View from above the beautiful Cooks and Opunohu Bays, Mount Rotui and the crater area. Continue south and see the less developed part of the island. During your flight you might also spot dolphins, sharks and stingrays in the crystal clear waters of the lagoon. Finally you will land back at Temae Airport where your transfer will return you to the pier. Don't forget to ask your instructor to do a horizontal 360 degrees turn and experience the increase in gravity.

Please note: Only one guest pilots the plane from the start to the end of the flight and no seats exchange is allowed. The maximum number of guests per flight is 1 instructor, 1 pilot (guest) and 2 passengers, the maximum combined weight per group is 210Kg/460 lbs. Minimum age not required, however to fly the plane, children must be accompanied by an adult and be able to reach the plane pedals. Booking deadline is 4 days before the date of the flight. The transfer from the pier to the airport and back depends on the number of guests attending the flight and is not included in the tour price. Transfer cost is $30- per person round trip. Not recommended for pregnant women, guests with heart problems, and no diving allowed 24 hours before the flight.

Excursion Code:
MOO-1790
Capture Moorea - Photo Adventure
Duration:
4 Hours - $150
  • Guided photography tour of Moorea

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
  • Catamaran tour of Moorea.

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

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

Please note: Price is valid in 2019 only, subject to change in 2020.

Excursion Code:
MOO-6895
Dolphin Watching Expedition
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $135

Join American marine biologist Dr. Michael Poole, a dolphin 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 and rough-tooth dolphins 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. 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 at a coral garden directly from the boat before returning to the pier.

Please note: This tour is not a swim with the dolphins program, 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
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
Island Drive & Belvedere
Duration:
3 Hours - $49
  • A scenic drive through Moorea.

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
Lagoon & Ocean Tour
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $180

Discover the marine riches of the island on a tour dedicated to the research and observation of dolphins and sharks in Moorea. You will have an opportunity to slip into the water and swim with these graceful and curious animals and realize that man and these predators can live in harmony. Some dolphins are visible in the passes, at the entrance of the bays, others in the open ocean. On the other side of the barrier reef on the oceanic drop you can evolve with gray sharks, lemon sharks and turtles always supervised by your guides. Refreshments will be available during the tour. Participation is limited to 6 pax maximum.

Please note: Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a towel and snorkel gear from the ship.

Excursion Code:
MOO-1801
Lagoon Discovery with Snorkeling
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $105
  • Snorkel tour of Moorea.

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
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.

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 with a 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 (maximum weight of 500lbs total). When requesting online or via fax, please select only one ticket.

Excursion Code:
MOO-6970
Ocean Addict Whale Expedition
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $180

Observe humpback whales in their natural environment, the ocean. If conditions are favorable (a calm sea; calm whale behavior) and participants who are strong snorkelers, then you may also snorkel in the water to observe the whales.

From July through October humpback whales come to Moorea's waters to rest, mate, give birth, and nurse their calves. Whales are found during 95% of these tours, and you may also see schools of dolphins. The primary objective will be to find and observe humpback whales, and if possible, to slip into the water to observe them underwater. Getting into the water is not mandatory or always possible, so people who simply want to observe whales from the boat are also welcome.

Guarantee cannot be given that whales will be found nor that it will be possible to get into the water, but the team will do their best. Participation is limited to6 people maximum.

Please Note: Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a towel and snorkel gear from the ship

Excursion Code:
MOO-1800
SCUBA Rotui - Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $109

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

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

Excursion Code:
MOO-1995
SCUBA Rotui - DSD Dive/Beginners (Part 4)
Duration:
2 Hours - $129

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

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

Excursion Code:
MOO-1996
SCUBA Shark Gallery - Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $109

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

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

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

Excursion Code:
MOO-5842
SCUBA Shark Gallery - DSD Dive/Beginners (Part 4)
Duration:
2 Hours - $129

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

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

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

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

Excursion Code:
MOO-1999
SCUBA The Canyons - Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $109
  • A certified SCUBA diving tour of Opunohu Bay.

Meet your dive instructors at the ship's marina platform and receive your safety briefing before riding the dive boat to the dive site located outside the reef of Opunohu Bay. Upon arrival at the dive site you will be greeted by the black tip reef sharks that you will be able to observe during the whole dive among also some lemon sharks, schools of fish and maybe a nice sea turtle. The maximum depth of this dive will be around 70 feet (20 meters). Following your dive, you will be returned to the marina platform. Approximated duration is 2 hours.

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

Excursion Code:
MOO-1997
SCUBA The Ledges - Certified Divers
Duration:
2 Hours - $109

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

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

Sharks, Javanese moray eels, Sea turtles and multicolored tropical fish abound inside this reef and are constantly moving about in search of food. Also, you can enjoy Hawksbill and green sea turtles resting on the coral formations. 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 70 feet (20 meters).

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

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

Excursion Code:
MOO-1998
Slow Paced Belvedere and Pineapple 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 guests will feel like Le Tour de France winner.

Please note: This activity requires good level of fitness, and is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

Excursion Code:
MOO-2234
Sunset Sail
Duration:
1.5 Hours - $120
  • Catamaran tour of Moorea.

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. Kindly note that the use of sails is weather dependent.

Excursion Code:
MOO-6885
The Three Coconut Trails of Moorea - Hiking Tour - 8:30 am
Duration:
5 Hours - $99
  • Moorea tour Hike Three Coconut Trail

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
Trails of the Ancients Trek
Duration:
4 Hours - $105

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 not provided, so please bring your own. Bamboo staffs are provided to give stability if needed. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended. 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
Waverunner Adventure
Duration:
2 Hours - $239

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
Whale Watching Expedition (Seasonal)
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $180

Dr. Michael Poole's team will take you on this exciting and educational boat-based eco-tour where you can observe humpback whales in their natural environment, the ocean. If conditions are favorable (a calm sea; calm whale behavior) and participants who are strong snorkelers, then you may also snorkel in the water to observe the whales. You can also bask in the dramatic beauty of Moorea and learn about its geology.

From July through October humpback whales come to Moorea's waters to rest, mate, give birth, and nurse their calves. Whales are found during 95% of these tours, and you may also see schools of dolphins. The primary objective will be to find and observe humpback whales, and if possible, to slip into the water to observe them underwater. Getting into the water is not obligatory or always possible, so people who simply want to observe whales from the boat are also welcome

In February 2019 Dr. Poole and his research and conservation efforts on humpback whales were featured on Animal Planet and ABC TV. His team operates with the utmost respect in the presence of these incredible giants. A guarantee cannot be given that whales will be found nor that it will be possible to get into the water, but the team will do their best. Participation is limited to 12 people maximum.

Please note: Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a towel and snorkel gear from the ship. Operation of this tour is subject to guide availability.

Excursion Code:
MOO-1799

Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Nakawaqa Waterfall & Rainforest
Duration:
3 Hours - $115

Your day begins with a 40 to 50 minute drive along the cross island road to Nakawaqa Rainforest located on the northeastern part of Savusavu town. Guests are welcomed on arrival by the villagers and escorted to the waterfall following trails in the rainforest.

Please note the weather condition can change the activity level of the tour. Normally 30 minutes trek in the forest from and to the waterfall. If affected by rain, the trail may become slippery and the tour is recommended for guests with good physical condition.

Choose one of the three pools to have a dip or refreshing swim. Wainiliku Creek is surrounded by 200 acres of virgin tropical rainforest with huge indigenous trees and other species. The walk to the falls is under the shade of the forest canopy.Return to the waiting area for fruit refreshments and browse amongst the local village handicrafts before boarding the bus to return to Savusavu.

Please note: Wear shorts/skirts and Polo or T-shirts, something cool. Bring along your cameras and cash for those who may want to shop or purchase souvenirs.

Excursion Code:
SVU-3
Nukubalavu Village Tour
Duration:
3 Hours - $129
  •  Fijian Cultural Tour

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
Savusavu Sightseeing
Duration:
4 Hours - $115
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through Fiji.

Your first stop on this tour will be just outside of town at the factory of Copra Millers of Fiji - the leading manufacturer of coconut oil in Fiji. Witness the processing of Virgin coconut oil which is extracted from the coconut flesh with the minimal amount of processing i.e. no high heat or pressure and no harsh chemical solvents, bleaching agents, etc. The oil is completely unrefined to ensure it retains all the natural goodness of the coconut itself. There is a huge demand for coconut oil overseas and Malaysia and Taiwan are Fiji's biggest markets.

Re-board the bus and enjoy a leisurely scenic drive along the coastal picturesque Hibiscus Highway. En route, pass the renowned Namale Resort (owned by Anthony Robbins - motivational guru) and Oneva Estate, once a prosperous copra plantation which has now been developed into a residential subdivision and is home to many expatriate retirees. Pass coastal beaches and old coconut plantations before arriving at Vatudamu Community Hall for entertainment and refreshments by the local people.

Retrace your journey and return to Savusavu Town to visit the bubbling hot springs where locals cook their food wrapped in little cloth bundles or sacks. Return to the Copra Shed Marina to board the tender for transport back to the ship or relax with a cold drink and enjoy the band at the Marina Yacht Club.

Recommended Dress code: shorts/skirts and Polo or T-shirts, something cool. Bring along your cameras and Currency for those who may want to shop or purchase souvenirs. Includes fresh tropical fruit and bottled water.

Excursion Code:
SVU-2
SCUBA 1 Tank - Mystery Reef or Goldilocks
Duration:
2 Hours - $135
  • SCUBA diving tour in Savusavu, Fiji.

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. 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. You will be diving with the famous dive shop "L'aventure Jean-michel Cousteau", they will pick you up from the marina platform then you will go for a short boat ride about 15 minutes before diving into with wonderful underwater world. After your dive you will be transferred back to the marina platform.

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

Excursion Code:
SVU-11
SCUBA 2 Tank - Mystery Reef & Goldilocks
Duration:
4 Hours - $215
  • SCUBA diving in Savusavu, Fiji.

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. 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. You will be diving with the famous dive shop "L'aventure Jean-Michel Cousteau". You will meet at the marina platform where the outside contractor will pick you up.For your interval surface after your first dive you will be transferred to their dive shop, don't forget your money if you want to keep a "souvenir" of this wonderful experience.After your second dive you will be transferred directly back to the marina platfrom.

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

Price is subject to change.

Excursion Code:
SVU-12
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
Snorkeling Tour
Duration:
2 Hours - $117

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
Urata Waterfall Tour
Duration:
3 Hours - $117
  • Urata Village waterfall inSavusavu, Fiji.

Enjoy a 30 minute scenic drive along the edge of Savusavu Bay passing the industrial area and Balaga Bay, (proposed site for the new wharf), to Urata Village (pronounced 'oo rartar') where you will be met by warriors who will escort you to the village meeting house to first meet the chief who will welcome you and grant permission to go to the waterfall.

Join the village guides who will take you on an easy 30 minute trek through the village plantations and rainforest to the waterfall and swimming holes. Enroute the guides will point out the different types of food crops growing in the plantations and explain the traditional use of herbal medicinal plants. Relax at the end of the trek in the shade of the rainforest and cool off in the icy cold fresh water pools then take a leisurely stroll back to the village where you will be entertained with singing and dancing by the villagers while waiting for your 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. 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. Tour is unsuitable for those with mobility problems.

Excursion Code:
SVU-7
Waisali Rain Forest & Reserve
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $123
  • Hardwood in Waisali Reservation in Savusavu, Fiji.

The Waisali 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 over 100 years old. On the two hour forest trail engulfed by majestic trees you may be fortunate to see or hear the red breasted musk parrot or the beautiful orange dove -both endemic and rare bird species. The quiet serene is disturbed only by the occasional sound of the barking pigeon and moving stream water. Take time to rest 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. This tour involves uphill walking so good walking shoes are recommended.

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

Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji

Colo-i-Suva Trek & Waterfall
Duration:
3 Hours - $90
  • Urata Village waterfall inSavusavu, Fiji.

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
Fiji's Culture & Heritage Tour
Duration:
4 Hours - $109
  • Agricultural tour of Moorea.

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 is also included in the tour on the 19 September only. 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
Molituva Village Tour
Duration:
4 Hours - $129
  • Tour of the Molituva village fort.

Molituva is an old village fort that was the dwelling place of one of Fiji’s most fiercest and feared warriors. Touring the ruins of this great fort one could envisage the lives of these greater fighters. The dug out moats still visible and to walk the maze of tracks build by the warriors is indeed an experience that is not easily forgotten.

The Molituva tour takes you back in time and you can feel the eerie feeling as if you were there in those primitive days when witnessing the strewn old pottery, stone axes and traded steel axes dated back to the 13th Century. On arrival, you will be met and greeted with a serenade, then you will be informed on the village protocol that needs to be observed. Fully dressed warriors and traditionally dressed women escort you to the Village hall, where you can observe the different activities performed such as husking and scraping coconuts, weaving baskets and mats…Observe a traditional sevusevu ceremony as well as the traditional meke and re-enactment of tribal wars by warriors as they invade the village arena. Farewell songs will escort you back to your coaches.

On your way back to the pier, enjoy a panoramic drive through town, passing by the President’s Residence, Mormon Temple and various official residences of foreign consulates.This excursion only operates on 19 September 2019.

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
Snorkeling in Beqa Lagoon (Ultimate Experience)
Duration:
4 Hours - $120
  • Snorkel tour of Beqa Lagoon in Suva, Fiji.

Beqa Lagoon tour is an exhilarating high-speed adventure and coral reef tour that will take in the magnificent reefs that surround Beqa Lagoon and its islands.

You could see many varieties of marine life and fish species from reef, bull and tiger sharks, stingrays, barracudas, groupers, wrasses, parrot fish, giant trevally, moray eels and turtles that inhabit the reef areas. You will be amazed at the vivid and contrasting colour combinations of the smaller reef fish and the stunning beauty that our coral reefs and Beqa Lagoon has to offer.

Please note: 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
Uprising Beach Resort
Duration:
6 Hours - $120
  • Uprising Beach resort

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
Zipline
Duration:
5 Hours - $145

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

Taha'a, Society Islands

By Aquaplane: Taha'a and Bora Bora Flightseeing (30 minutes flight)
Duration:
1 Hour - $270

Indulge yourself with this one of a kind adventure aboard a Cessna 208 Caravan amphibian and discover French Polynesia from above gazing at the mountainous areas in a privileged way. This unique experience will start with a water landing of the plane in the northern part of Taha'a's Lagoon. After boarding your plane and right after a safety briefing, it will be time to discover the breathtaking and unforgettable sights our islands have to offer.

Some marvelous discoveries are waiting for you over the island of Taha'a. Its motu and wild large bays will blow your mind with their luxurious vegetation. Enjoy the chance to fly over Bora Bora and its mythic lagoon with countless shades of blue. During your tour, you will have the opportunity to fly over a mosaic made of splendid overwater bungalows, Matira point, and remains from World War II, or the motu Tapu, among so many others.

Please note: Depending on the weather, the landing site and travel time to the plane might change and the boat ride may be bumpy. Not recommended for guests with limited mobility, pregnant women, or guests with back or neck problems. Takeoff and landing may be bumpy depending on the weather conditions.

Excursion Code:
TAM-2492
By Aquaplane: Taha'a, Bora Bora and Tupai Flightseeing (45 minutes flight)
Duration:
1.5 Hour - $370
  • Scenic plane ride above the island of Bora Bora.

Indulge yourself with this one of a kind adventure aboard a Cessna 208 Caravan amphibian and discover French Polynesia from above gazing at the mountainous areas in a privileged way. This unique experience will start with a water landing of the plane in the northern part of Taha'a's Lagoon. After boarding your plane, and following a safety briefing, it will be time to discover the breathtaking and unforgettable sights our islands have to offer.

Some marvelous discoveries are waiting for you over the islands ofTaha'a, Tupai and Bora Bora. Their motus and wild large bays will blow your mind with their luxurious vegetation. Enjoy the chance to fly over Bora Bora and its mythic lagoon with countless shades of blue. During your tour, you will have the opportunity to fly over a mosaic made of splendid overwater bungalows, Matira point, remains from World War II, or the motu Tapu, among so many others.

Please note: Depending on the weather the landing site and travel time to the plane might change and the boat ride may be bumpy. Not recommended for guests with limited mobility, pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems. Takeoff and landing may be bumpy depending on the weather conditions.

Excursion Code:
TAM-2493
Catamaran Sail (Taha'a)
Duration:
3 Hours - $130
  • Catamaran tour of Taha'a.

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. Kindly note that the use of sails is weather dependent.

Excursion Code:
TAM-2487
Coral Garden Drift Snorkeling
Duration:
3 Hours - $119
  • Snorkel tour of Beqa Lagoon in Suva, Fiji.

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
Exploration of Taha'a
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $82
  • Fresh grown Taha'a vanilla beans.

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
SCUBA 2 Tanks dives with outside operator
Duration:
5 Hours - $215

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 70 feet (20 meters).

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

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

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

This dive is not offered on our 7 night Society Islands itinerary.

Excursion Code:
TAM-2610
SCUBA Intro Dive
Duration:
2 Hours - $129

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 inside of the lagoon of Taha'a. This dive is for guests that have never SCUBA dived before and are wishing to discover underwater beauty with SCUBA equipment in a shallow, protected and a very convenient area. The maximum depth of this dive will be 18 feet (6 meters).

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

Excursion Code:
TAM-5840
Snorkel & Black Pearl Farm Adventure
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $105
  • Hinerava Pearls at La Boutique

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
Taha'a Cultural Tour
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $82
  • Taha'a Black Pearl Farm.

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
Waverunner & Snorkeling Adventure
Duration:
2 Hours - $259

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

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

Excursion Code:
TAM-2491

Vava’u, Tonga

Beach Combing & Snorkeling
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $59

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
Ene'io Tongan Feast
Duration:
4 Hours - $63
  • Hardwood in Waisali Reservation in Savusavu, Fiji.

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
Polynesian Cultural Tour
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $59

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
SCUBA 1 Tank - Sea Fans or Split Rock
Duration:
2 Hours - $135

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

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

Excursion Code:
VAV-3866
SCUBA 2 Tanks - Sea Fans & Split Rock
Duration:
5 Hours - $215

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, 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
Swallow Cave and Island Getaway
Duration:
3.5 Hours - $92

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