French Polynesia & Pacific Islands Expeditions

   

(8) French Polynesia & Pacific Islands Itineraries

NOTE: For expeditions departing April 2024 onward, Day 1 of our itineraries will no longer reflect “departure from the U.S.” and will reflect “arrival to the city” where your expedition begins.  Durations of expeditions will remain unchanged. More details. 

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

New and Noteworthy

New Ancient Polynesia: Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands

Special Offers

Duration

12 days
  1. Feb
  2. May

From

$12,110

Prices are per person

Special Offers (3)
Highlights

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

New and Noteworthy

New Ancient Polynesia: Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands

Duration

12 days
  1. Feb
  2. May

From

$12,110

Top Highlights

  • Explore one of the world's largest groups of coral atolls and their incredible blue lagoons via kayak, Zodiac, or stand-up paddleboard. Be on the lookout for marine mammals, including resident spinner dolphins and migrating humpback whales
  • Dive and snorkel in an extraordinary undersea world of massive manta rays, green sea turtles, and vast schools of pelagic fish
  • Learn about Polynesian history on visits to ancient maraes (sacred sites), petroglyphs, and an 8-foot tiki, and connect with Nuku Hiva residents during a cultural dance performance
  • Admire the volcanic spires of Hanavave Bay as we approach one of the most storied shorelines in the Pacific
  • Appreciate the skilled artistry behind tapa cloths, bone and rosewood carvings, and oils and perfumes crafted from natural materials, like the tiare flower
  • On jungle hikes, seek out unique birds, including the endangered ultramarine lorikeet, the Fatu Hiva monarch, and the endemic Upe, one of the largest pigeon species in the world

Special Offers

  • SOLO OFFER
  • AIR CREDIT
  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific

Special Offers

Duration

20 days
Apr

From

$21,280

Prices are per person

Special Offers (2)
Highlights

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific

Duration

20 days
Apr

From

$21,280

Top Highlights

  • Dive or snorkel the stunning reefs of Fakarava, part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and the Pitcairn Islands, identified as one of most unspoiled reef systems in the world by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala
  • Trace the legend of the ill-fated H.M.S. Bounty from Tahiti to Pitcairn Island, where descendants of its mutineers still live today
  • Explore the unusual geology and wildlife of Henderson Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and look for endemic bird species
  • Delve into the intriguing lost culture of Easter Island and examine ancient burial sites and towering moai with an archaeologist

Special Offers

  • SOLO OFFER
  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

New and Noteworthy

New Fiji and Tahiti Adventure: Vibrant Reefs and Cultural History

Special Offers

Duration

17 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. Jun

From

$15,920

Prices are per person

Special Offers (3)
Highlights

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

New and Noteworthy

New Fiji and Tahiti Adventure: Vibrant Reefs and Cultural History

Duration

17 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. Jun

From

$15,920

Top Highlights

  • Visit the marae complex of Marae Taputapuātea, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most important cultural sites in Polynesia
  • Snorkel, swim, or stand-up paddleboard in the clear, aqua lagoons and reefs of French Polynesia
  • Spot rare and colorful birds and flowers on Fiji’s spectacular “Garden Island,” Taveuni, and in the rainforests of Samoa
  • Visit remote island villages and discover rich cultural histories, including the tradition of fire-walking in Fiji

Special Offers

  • $1500 AIR CREDIT
  • SOLO OFFER
  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

New and Noteworthy

New Journey Across the Remote Pacific

Special Offers

Duration

28 days
Oct

From

$34,640

Prices are per person

Special Offers (2)
Highlights

French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

New and Noteworthy

New Journey Across the Remote Pacific

Duration

28 days
Oct

From

$34,640

Top Highlights

  • Be among the few to explore the secluded beaches, lagoons, and coral reefs of remote atolls alive with unusual endemic flora and fauna like tiny whistling green pigeons and rare mangroves
  • Discover the unique isolated island cultures: Guam’s Chamorro melting pot and Tokelau’s Polynesian heritage. Meet friendly inhabitants. Visit important UNESCO sites like French Polynesia’s Marae Taputapuatea and Pohnpei’s Nan Madol ruins
  • Walk in the footsteps of brave soldiers and explore shipwrecks at historic World War II sites in the Chuuk State and Butaritari Atoll, with vestiges including propellers, torpedoes, and cave networks
  • Experience the energy and diversity of Tarawa, where half of Kiribati’s population resides, and Papeete, the meeting point of cultures from surrounding archipelagos
  • Visit Pohnpei, a tropical Micronesian paradise with mangrove forests and stunning undersea life

Special Offers

  • $1200 AIR CREDIT
  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

Expedition Highlights

The exploration lore and legend of the South Pacific is among the world’s most romantic. As we venture from west to east, we follow the routes of the bold people who populated these islands. Sail in their wake, and learn their stories. You’ll enter a world of visual wonder. Discover a profusion of wildlife—fairy terns, Tahitian petrels, tropicbirds, frigatebirds, and red-footed boobies—plus rare endemic species like the brilliantly hued, white-capped fruit dove in the Marquesas. The islands’ flora, lush and luxurious as a dream, is equally intriguing. Discover enchanting colors and sweet aromas of tropical flowers. Under the sea a kaleidoscopic world unfurls among pristine, colorful coral reefs.

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Being able to experience the ceremonies of the welcome—the dances, singing, leis—in an authentic Polynesian cultural context was not just artful, beautiful, and fragrant, it was also sincere and meaningful—pure bliss for both audience and performers.

Christine B.

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In the past three years I’ve spent a couple weeks in French Polynesia, each time exploring some new terrain. Why return year after year? Because I find the region utterly joyous, beautiful and fascinating; the people, the land and sea and particularly the undersea.

Sven-Olof Lindblad

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