With Paul Gauguin Cruises, Exhilarating Adventure in the South Seas Awaits

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The Gauguin‘s itineraries feature more boutique ports than any other cruise line, welcoming guests to dive deeper into French Polynesia’s captivating communities, cultures, and awe-inspiring natural marvels. Guests embarking on The Gauguin’s most extensive route will visit a host of superlative destinations, like the Marquesas (the farthest islands from any continental landmass than anywhere else on Earth) and the Tuamotus (the shallowest archipelago in French Polynesia). 

Guests have privileged access to hidden coves and hard-to-reach spots, including private beaches on Bora Bora and exclusive access to Motu Mahana, the cruise line’s private islet near Taha’a. Delve further into the underwater world with the ship’s SCUBA diving program, which makes expeditions to some of the most coveted reefs in the world—including Aitutaki—a breeze to arrange. On select summer and holiday voyages, younger passengers (ages seven to 15) encounter sea turtles in the wild as part of the complimentary Moana Explorer Program developed with local South Pacific foundation Te mana o te moana.

Join An Array of Intrepid Pursuits

For those who crave excitement on land, The Gauguin offers a series of off-road excursions deep into the heart of the South Seas. Traverse Bora Bora’s tropical forests and jungle on a guided ATV tour, or discover Taha’a’s unique topography and ancient culture on an off-road adventure that will take you across the island’s highest mountains, where you can visit a family-owned vanilla plantation and a small black pearl farm.

For a slower-paced (but no less spectacular) activity, guests can join an e-bike tour around Huahine Iti, where they can explore the smaller Huahine island and stop at various viewpoints along the way. And for those with a passion for flying, take to the skies on a scenic flight and pilot lesson over Moorea and Tetiaroa, where you’ll take control of a Cessna 172 plane with a professional instructor. The Flight Initiation Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pilot your own plane while enjoying stunning birds-eye views.

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