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Tahiti and the Pearls of French Polynesia

8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,849

MODERATE | CRUISE: Embark on a cruise through The Islands of Tahiti. Sailing round-trip from Tahiti, you’ll stop at Moorea, Huahine, Bora Bora, Taha’a, and Raiatea to visit pearl farms, tour ancient temples, and enjoy the natural abundance of French Polynesia by land and sea.

This 8-day Tahiti cruise invites you to hop through the beautiful Islands of Tahiti, experiencing a more diverse taste of paradise. Port of departure is Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, where you’ll board your ship and begin your journey throughout these idyllic islands. Explore the towering mountain peaks of Moorea or go dolphin watching alongside an expert marine biologist team. Explore the temples of Huahine and feed the sacred blue-eyed eels at Faie Bay. Snorkel alongside reef sharks and sting rays in the famous lagoon of Bora Bora, the world’s most celebrated honeymoon island. Visit a pearl farm and rum factory on Taha’a and learn about the fabled cultivation of the rarest black pearls. Last port of call is Raiatea, the legendary homeland of the ancient Polynesians, where you can kayak along the only river in The Islands of Tahiti or visit the temple of Taputapuatea. It’s then back to Tahiti to disembark.


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8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,849

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Day 1

Papeete, Tahiti

Embark the Panorama II in Papeete Port at 3pm. After a welcome briefing and safety drill, we will set sail for Moorea. Late evening arrival and overnight at anchor.

Day 2


This morning we are in Moorea, which is believed to be the inspiration for the mythical Bali Hai from James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. Eight gargantuan mountain peaks rise from its magnificent lagoon, creating a distinctive silhouette visible from the western coast of Tahiti. Morning and afternoon optional half day excursions; a/ Dolphin watching expedition by Dr Poole’s biologist team b/ Culture Eco Tour. Late evening departure to Huahine.

Day 3


Huahine, once home to Tahitian royalty, is considered the cradle of Polynesian culture. The two islands maintain the largest concentration of ancient marae (temples) in French Polynesia, some of which are believed to date back to around 700 AD. Huahine is a colossal tropical jungle burgeoning with coconut plantations, vanilla orchids, banana groves, breadfruit trees and watermelon fields. Our optional half-day tour takes us around the island to visit the small villages of Maeva, an archaeological site, and a vanilla plantation. There will also be an opportunity to see and feed the sacred blue-eyed eels of Faie Bay. Late night departure to Bora Bora. Overnight at sea.

Day 4

Bora Bora

Early morning arrival in Bora Bora, possibly the most photographed place on earth. Our ship sails into Bora Bora lagoon with Mount Otemanu rising proudly at the center. In Bora Bora we will have a variety of optional activities to choose from, such as: a) A Bora Bora Cultural Safari by 4x4; b) An excursion to snorkel with sting rays and sharks and explore the lagoon c) The Bora Bora tour by "Le Truck" and more. Late night departure to Taha’a. Overnight at sea.

Day 5


Early morning arrival in Taha'a, which shares a magnificent lagoon with Raiatea Island. The fertile island is covered with banana, watermelon and coconut groves. The island also acts as a vast natural greenhouse for the treasured Tahitian vanilla orchid. Our optional morning excursion will allow us to explore the beautiful interior of the island by 4x4 vehicle, through the island of Taha’a to visit a pearl farm, a vanilla plantation and a rum factory. Discover the black pearl and the vanilla culture, two precious reasures of Taha’a. In the afternoon, we will have plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling from a “motu”, or reef islet. Overnight in port.

Day 6


Early in the morning we sail across the lagoon to reach nearby Raiatea, which translates to “faraway heaven” and “sky with soft light”. Originally known as Havai’i, Raiatea is considered the homeland of the ancient Polynesians. We will have a variety of optional activities to choose from, such as: a) Morning tour with local truck to Marae Taputapuatea b) Morning or afternoon visit to Anapa Pearl farm. Tonight we will enjoy our Farewell Dinner. Overnight in port.

Day 7

Raiatea to Papeete

This morning, discover the local market of Raiatea or join our optional Faaroa river and Motu Beach break excursion. After lunch, we sail to Papeete. Overnight at sea.

Day 8

Papeete, Tahiti

Morning arrival in Papeete. Disembarkation at 9:00 am after breakfast.

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2024: Jan 5; Feb 2; Mar 22; Apr 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24; Jun 7, 14, 21, 28; Jul 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Sep 6, 13; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 29; Dec 6, 13


  • Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning
  • Full-board: Buffet breakfast and two meals daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a local Theme Evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain's Dinner
  • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability)
  • English-Speaking Cruise Escort


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquir

6 Dec 2024
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