Where we Sail



Sailing to five islands in seven days, our luxurious small-ship the Paul Gauguin will bring you closer to Tahiti, Huahine, Taha’a, Bora Bora, and Moorea for an experience not possible on larger ships. Each island will charm you in a different way.

To see French Polynesia is to be forever changed by her beauty on our Tahiti cruises. The experience cruising to these islands is unmatched with each island beckoning with unique beauty. This is the proverbial adventure of a lifetime.


Beauty surrounds you on this 10-day sojourn, both on land and underwater. The Society Islands beckon with lush rain forests, crystal-clear lagoons, warm breezes that encourage nothing but indulgent beach side lounging. Continue on to the Tuamotu Archipelago, a collection of low-lying atolls known the world over for their vibrant underwater ecosystem.

Paul Gauguin Museum; There was a memorial to the late French artist, with some original carvings and reproductions.The museum had an active program to borrow his major works. Of course his priceless original artwork can be viewed only in major Art Galleries around the world and a few examples are aboard the Paul (Sadly the museum has been closed for renovation since 2013)

Learn about this important artist and see some of his work aboard the Gauguin.

                       Below is a typical sailing schedule for the 7, 10 and 14 day sailing    (subject to change by the cruise line)

Day     1: Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands              Explore the dynamic dining, nightlife, and shopping in the capital city of Papeete before embarking on The Gauguin.
Day 2: Huahine, Society Islands             Known as “The Garden Island,” Huahine’s lush rainforests and dramatic terrain surround sacred sites and legendary landmarks that are                       among the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia.
Day 3: Taha'a, Society Islands            Embark on your choice of exciting shore excursions today, or spend your whole day relaxing on Motu Mahana, our very own private islet.                   Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking, or simply lounge on the beach with a chilled beverage from our floating bar.
Day 4: Bora Bora, Society Islands            A bucket list destination for many, stunning Bora Bora welcomes you for two full days of exploring lush peaks, white-sand beaches, colorful               coral reefs, and romantic lagoons.
Day 5: Bora Bora, Society Islands Continue your stay in Bora Bora as you experience the natural beauty of the island with an optional snorkeling excursion, sunset jetboat ride, or a helicopter tour that flies you over the iconic Mount Otemanu.
Day 6: Moorea, Society Islands Vibrant colors abound during the leisurely days in Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches.
Day 7: Moorea, Papeete, Society Islands Vibrant colors abound on Moorea, in everything from fresh fruits and flowers to multi-hued lagoons, and from spectacular mountain peaks to palm-fringed beaches.
Day 8: Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands Tahiti’s capital city of Papeete welcomes you back with emerald hillsides, sapphire waters, and warm breezes. If you’re not ready for your South Pacific vacation to end, spend a few days here experiencing resorts, spas, restaurants, nightlife, and shopping.