The waters of French Polynesia and the South Pacific offer a world of wonders with translucent lagoons, rainbow-colored coral reefs, and a myriad of tropical fish. A highlight of the Paul Gauguin Cruises’ experience is watersports and we offer many opportunities to explore these seas.
SCUBA Diving Excursions
If you’ve always wanted to try SCUBA diving, your cruise on The Gauguin is the perfect opportunity. Our onboard marina offers diving excursions for all experience levels, and we’re the only luxury ship in French Polynesia to offer PADI certification classes for novices. Learn more about our SCUBA program.
Fun in the Sun
You’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy the South Pacific sunshine on our pool deck. Take a refreshing dip in the water or perhaps grab the drink of the day from the Pool Bar, a good book, and a deck chair, and settle in for a leisurely afternoon.
Our specially designed watersports platform turns the ship into your headquarters for all kinds of adventures on the water. It’s as easy as descending to sea level and hopping aboard a paddleboard or launching a kayak.
Our watersports equipment is also available when we call upon our private beaches. Plus, if you plan on snorkeling in multiple ports, you’re welcome to check out snorkeling gear from the marina for the duration of your cruise.
The watersports marina is available in select ports and subject to weather conditions and local restrictions. Swimming from the watersports marina is prohibited.