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Shore Excursions

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

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

Shore Excursion Terms & Conditions

Please note that not all shore excursions are available on all sailings. Descriptions and pricing may vary.  Shore excursions will not be available for pre-booking until approximately 60 days prior to sailing (with the exception of the Romantic Escapades excursions) and can be added to your booking via the "Manage your trip" online tool. 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.

Botanical & Agricultural Walk
Duration:
4 Hours
Cost:
$95

Experience Moorea's botanical and agricultural beauty up close during this scenic and informative walking tour.

Depart the pier for a brief transfer via minivan to the Moorea Agricultural Domain. Upon arrival, you will spend the next 2 hours on a guided walk covering approximately 1.25 miles. Your pleasant downhill stroll will include frequent stops to explore the local flora and take in wonderful views and photo opportunities.

Moorea is one of the world's most beautiful islands and is renowned for its exotic plants, trees, fruits, and flowers, along with their flavors and fragrances. During this intimate tour, your guide will show you many plants of interest and inform you about their origins and uses. You will also learn about the island's natural formation and its human colonization. Along the way, hear tales of ancestors, discoverers, missionaries, and colonists, and learn about Polynesia's past and present way of life.

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

Please note: As this hiking tour involves walking on dirt paths, guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes that may become dirty/muddy. Guests are also encouraged to use insect repellent. This tour is limited to a maximum of seven guests.

Excursion Code:
MOO-6892
By Aquaplane: Taha'a and Bora Bora Flightseeing (30 minutes flight)
Duration:
1 Hour
Cost:
$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 Raiatea Flightseeing (45 minutes flight)
Duration:
1.5 Hour
Cost:
$370

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 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, 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
By Helicopter: Flightseeing Bora Bora (20 minutes flight)
Duration:
1 Hours
Cost:
$325

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
Cost:
$487

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

Start your adventure by reaching the Bora Bora airport 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 the airport may be bumpy. Not recommended for guests with limited mobility, pregnant women, or guests with back or neck problems.

Excursion Code:
BRB-1610
By Plane: Bora Bora, Raiatea & Taha'a Flightseeing (45 Min. Flight)
Duration:
1.5 Hours
Cost:
$390

Start your adventure by reaching the Bora Bora airport by boat transfer from Vaitape. After a safety briefing, discover the breathtaking and unforgettable sights the 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 majestic Mt. Otemanu. During your tour, you will have the chance to fly over a mosaic made of splendid overwater bungalows, the Matira point, the remains from the World War II or the motu Tapu, among so many others. After a few minutes flying over the ocean, you will fly above the neighboring islands of Raiatea and Taha'a and their magnificent lagoons. 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 the airport may be bumpy. Not recommended for guests with limited mobility, pregnant women or guests with back or neck problems.

Excursion Code:
BRB-1611
By Plane: Scenic Flight and Pilot Lesson Moorea & Tetiaroa (60 minutes flight)
Duration:
2 Hours
Cost:
$689

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-1791
By Plane: Scenic Flight and Pilot Lesson Moorea & Tetiaroa (75 minutes flight)
Duration:
2.5 Hours
Cost:
$767

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-1792
By Plane: Scenic Flight and Pilot Lesson Moorea (40 minutes flight)
Duration:
2 Hours
Cost:
$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

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