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Pasific / South Pacific

Cruises to French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

French Polynesia Ports of Call


Ahe Lagoon

Ahe, the neighboring atoll to Manihi is situated 15 km west from this one and 1h10 hour flight from Tahiti. Since the opening of the airport, Ahe began to open up and develop tourism but the main isla..

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Atoll South Of Mangareva

Mangareva is the central and largest island of the Gambier Islands in French Polynesia. It is surrounded by smaller islands: Taravai in the southwest, Aukena and Akamaru in the southeast, and islands ..

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Atuona

Atuona, peaceful little port at the head of the Taaoa bay, has emerged from obscurity for being the last resting place of Paul Gauguin and of the singer Jacques Brel. The tombs of these famous persona..

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Bora Bora

Bora Bora is the most magical of all the French Polynesian islands. The main island of Bora Bora, home to 4,225 inhabitants, is in the center of a multicoloured lagoon, surrounded by offshore motu isl..

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Fakarava

The second biggest atoll in Polynesia, a 60 km by 25 km rectangle has two main villages: Rotoava in the northeast near the Ngarue pass, one kilometer wide and its airdrome; and then there is Tetamanu,..

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Fatu Hiva

The island of Fatu Hiva is the furthest south of the Marquesas Islands. It has an area of 80 square kilometers (30.89 sq. miles). Fatu Hiva is the remains of two volcanoes, one of which rose from the ..

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Hanavave

Hana Vave is the name of the northernmost bay on the west coast of Fatu Hiva. The bay is sometimes called the Bay of Virgins, a translation of the French name Baie des Vierges. The French name orig..

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Hatiheu

Hatiheu Bay, on the northern coast, was a favorite of the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson. At the top of one of the green peaks bordering the bay is a statue of the Virgin Mary (984 ft) above t..

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Hiva Oa

Hiva Oa is the largest and most fertile of the islands in the southern group of the Marquesas Archipelago. It is located at 139° west longitude and 9°45’ south latitude. Hiva Oa has deep valleys, a lu..

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Huahine

Huahine lies 175 km (110 miles) northwest of Tahiti in the Leeward Society Islands, visible from Raiatea, Tahaa and Bora Bora. Comprised of Huahine Nui (big Huahine) and Huahine-Iti (little Huahine), ..

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Manihi

Manihi, or Paeua, is a coral atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago, part of French Polynesia. It is one of the northernmost of the Tuamotus, located in the King George subgroup. The closest land to Manihi ..

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Mataiva

This little neighboring atoll to Tikehau, 10 km long by 5.5km wide has the extremely rare distinction of not having a reef passage. This means that uplifting and subsidence has transformed the lagoon ..

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Maupiti

Maupiti, anciently called “Maurua» in Polynesian, is the westernmost high island of the Society archipelago and also the smallest, but is often considered as one of the most beautiful islands of the S..

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Moorea

Some 17km (11 miles) from Tahiti, and connected to it by a 45-minute ferry service or seven-minute flight, is an island with a simpler and more rustic lifestyle and yet offering plenty of entertainmen..

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Napuka

Napuka, or Pukaroa, is a small coral atoll in the Disappointment Islands, in the northeastern part of the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia. It is located only 15 km to the southeast of Tepoto N..

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Nuku Hiva

Nuku Hiva is without any doubt one of most beautiful islands in French Polynesia. The exceptional location of its capital town Taiohae, along a splendid half-moon bay, sums up by itself the attraction..

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Papeete

Papeete is the major city of Tahiti and the capital of French Polynesia. This little city of 80,000 people is pretty recent as there was no buildings on its site when in 1769, Captain Cook first reach..

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Pau Mao Bay

French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of the French Republic; collectivité d'outre-mer de la République française (COM), sometimes unofficially referred to as an overseas country..

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Raiatea

Raiatea is located in the southern part of the Leeward Islands. Its huge lagoon also incorporates the island of Tahaa. Raiatea has an area of 238 square kilometers (92 sq. miles). That makes it the fo..

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Rangiroa

The atolls of Tahiti are some of the largest and most beautiful in the world. They are low-lying islands and are very different from the mountainous islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora. All of the..

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Raroia

Raroia, or Raro-nuku, is an atoll of the Tuamotus chain in French Polynesia, located 740 km northeast of Tahiti and 6 km southwest of Takume. Administratively it is a part of the commune of Makemo. ..

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Rikitea

Rikitea is a village located on Mangareva island. It is the chief town of the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia. It is served by the Totegegie Airport...

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Tahaa

Tahaa, slightly smaller and less populated than Raiatea, shares a wonderful lagoon rich in sealife and watersports activities such as scubadiving, windsurfing, and outrigger canoeing. The surrounding ..

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Tahuata

Tahuata is the smallest of the inhabited Marquesas Islands, in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. It is located 4 km (2.5 mi.) to the south of the western end of H..

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Takapoto

Takapoto, Tua-poto or Oura, is an atoll in the Tuamotu group in French Polynesia. It has a length of 20 km and a width of 6.7 km. The nearest land is Takaroa Atoll, located 10 km to the Northeast. ..

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Tikehau Atoll

Tikehau (meaning Peaceful Landing in Tuamotuan) or Porutu-kai is a coral atoll in the Palliser Islands group, part of the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia. It is included in the commune of Rang..

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Tiputa

Tiputa is a village on the French Polynesian atoll of Rangiroa, in the Tuamotu archipelago. It is located on the Northern edge of the atoll, approximately 7 km East-southeast of the village of Avatoru..

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