Tahiti & French Polynesia under Sail

Tahiti & French Polynesia under Sail



Set sail for the idyllic islands and motus of French Polynesia on this spectacular 9-night cruise. Enjoy unmatched small-ship sailing amid the emerald-green peaks, chalk-white atolls and blue lagoons of the Society Islands with a wide varity of optional excursions. Explore the South Pacific’s history, culture, and topography on Tahiti; Mo’orea; Ra’iatea; Taha’a; Bora Bora; and Huahine. This exceptional itinerary also includes 2 nights in the 5-star Intercontinental Tahiti.

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Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Ocean & Sea Voyages
Departure Dates
Jan 16, 2024 - Jan 26, 2024


Mo’orea Post-Program Option
Extend your sojourn in French Polynesia for 2 nights and stay in the deluxe HILTON MO’OREA LAGOON RESORT & SPA. Enjoy magnificent sunrises and sunsets from your spacious beachfront or overwater bungalow. Observe abundant, colorful marine life on a reef excursion and experience the exotic fusion of fresh local seafood and French Polynesian flavors. Enjoy the hotel’s overwater Toatea Bar, magnificent views, turquoise lagoons, and wide array of watersports. This option includes accommodations, breakfast daily, and a round‑trip ferry between Tahiti and Mo’orea.
The Post-Program Option is available at an additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.


Airport transfers and luggage handling abroad are only included if air arrangements are booked through Gohagan & Company. If travelers make their own air arrangements, transfers and luggage handling are not included; transfers can be organized through Gohagan & Company and purchased by the traveler.


A non-refundable administrative fee of $300 per person will apply for all cancellations received more than 7 days after booking and before other fees take effect at 120 days:
120 days $300 per person admin fee after 7-day grace period from booking
120 – 91 days 25% of full invoice fare
90 – 61 days 50% of full invoice fare
60 – 31 days 75% of full invoice fare
30 – 0 days 100% of full invoice fare
Separate airfare Terms & Conditions apply




  • days 1-2

    Depart the U.S./ Arrive Pape’ete, Tahiti, Society Islands

    Check into the five‑star InterContinental Tahiti and enjoy time at leisure. You may opt to explore Pape’ete on your own. Attend a welcome reception at the hotel this evening.

  • day 3

    Pape’ete/Embark Wind Spirit

    Tour Tahiti’s scenic West Coast and visit the Mara’a Grotto with its freshwater pools and small caves. Walk through the sacred ’Arahurahu site and the Spring Garden of Vaipahi—a tranquil haven where precious wood and tropical flowers can be seen. Attend the Captain’s Welcome Reception on board.

  • day 4


    Enjoy an optional excursion that includes a scenic drive through a landscape of ancient volcanic peaks and stop at Belvedere Point for views of Mount Rotu’i. Visit the Richard B. Gump Pacific Research Station and Atitia Outreach Center and then attend an onboard lecture by naturalist Frank Murphy from the Gump Research Station. Your afternoon is at leisure with opportunities to snorkel.

  • day 5


    Opt to visit French Polynesia’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, the well‑preserved marae complex of Taputapuatea. End the evening with a barbecue dinner on deck under what Matisse once described as an “ash‑blue sky alive with stars.”

  • day 6


    To discover traditional French Polynesian agriculture, opt to tour the grounds of a vanilla plantation, which includes a visit to a farm where black pearls are cultivated. Savor a beach barbecue lunch on a private motu, where you can also swim, snorkel, or kayak.

  • day 7

    Bora Bora

    Experience island life on the Bora Bora discovery program with an optional tour on an open-air truck to discover relics left behind by the U.S. military in WWII—all while admiring the colors of Bora Bora’s famous lagoon. Or, enjoy a day at leisure on board the ship.

  • day 8


    Opt to ride on an open‑air truck between the ocean and a woodland of towering mape trees to the settlement of Maeva—the ancient religious center of Huahine‑Nui where you will see more than ten 16th century marae as well as former homes and fortification walls. After a day at leisure, attend the Captain’s Farewell Reception.

  • day 9

    Pape’ete, Tahiti/ Disembark ship

    Explore Tahiti’s East Coast with a visit to the former home of American author James Norman Hall, best known for Mutiny on the Bounty, and see Point Venus—named for the observatory Captain Cook established here in 1769. Day‑room accommodations are open to you in the InterContinental Tahiti. Continue to the airport for your return flight home.

  • day 10

    Return to home city

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