Tahiti Cruises


These take you through the lagoons of the South Pacific, Tahiti, and the Islands of French Polynesia- a collection of 118 islands and coral atolls floating in a vast area of the South Pacific Ocean.

Polynesian hosts - Les Gauguines and Les Gauguins, are onboard during each sailing, to bring Polynesian culture to life by presenting their typical live entertainment and activities to you. In one wonderful week, you’ll explore the best of the South Pacific islands, with stops in magical Huahine, beautiful Bora Bora, and picture-perfect Moorea.

Experts in the fields of art, music, magic, authentic Polynesian life and culture, and the wonders of the deep sea come aboard certain cruises to offer insights, lectures, performances, seminars, and more. 

Favourite sights & excursions in Tahiti

  • Experience the colorful culture of the islands including Polynesian arts and crafts and Tahitian musical performances, and learn about the lifestyle and legends from the Gauguin’s local ambassadors.
  • At Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private island Motu Mahana, off the coast of Taha’a, guests have a choice of watersports, varied Polynesian activities, a sumptuous barbecue feast, and cocktails from a floating bar.
  • In Bora Bora, guests can relax on private, white-sand beach and enjoy cool refreshments, a game of volleyball, and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters. 
  • In summer there are special daily excursions for Kids that reveal the natural wonders and rich culture of Polynesia on land and sea. Activities may include snorkeling (including at night), swimming with stingrays, a hike in the rainforest, and onboard activities like coral sculpting, reef lessons, and family-friendly games.
  • Try an exciting ‘Rays and Snorkeling Jetboat excursion’ in Bora Bora.
  • Explore the Society Islands verdant rainforests and warm crystal-clear lagoons.

The first stop is at the sand bar with many rays within your reach. The guide gives much information about these gentle creatures, and those who wanted to can touch the rays. After this you will board the jetboat to cruise to the east side of Bora Bora. It will stop above a beautiful coral garden, where you see brilliant, colorful fish darting about.

Best time to cruise to the South Pacific islands

These cruises operate throughout the year