Join us for a uniquely designed nine-night program in the tropical paradise of French Polynesia’s Society Islands.

Highlights

  • Sail for seven nights aboard the Wind Spirit, a small sailing ship carrying only 148 guests and rated the #1 Tahiti cruise by Condé Nast Traveler.
  • Tour Tahiti’s west coast, including the sacred Arahurahu Marae, the Spring Garden of Vaipahi, and the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands.
  • Swim, kayak, and snorkel in the pristine waters and lagoons surrounding the Society Islands.
  • Embark on a dolphin watching expedition off the coast of Moorea accompanied by a marine biologist.
  • Take a cultural tour of Raiatea, a cradle of early Polynesian culture and a favorite destination of Captain Cook.
  • Visit a vanilla plantation and a black pearl farm on Taha’a, then enjoy a traditional Polynesian barbecue lunch on the private motu.

Itinerary at a Glance

February 6Depart gateway city
February 7Arrive in Papeete
February 8Papeete | Embark on the Wind Spirit
February 9Cook’s Bay, Moorea
February 10Raiatea | Taha’a
February 11Motu Mahana | Bora Bora
February 12Bora Bora
February 13Huahine
February 14Opunohu Bay, Moorea | Papeete
February 15Papeete | Disembark ship | Depart for gateway city
February 16Arrive in gateway city

Optional Extension(s)

Posttour Bora Bora (three days/two nights)

Trip Scholar

David Remsen

David Remsen is the director of marine research services at the Marine Biological Laboratory, an affiliate of the University of Chicago, in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He oversees marine biological operations at the laboratory, including scuba diving, aquaculture, and the collection and welfare of a wide range of marine species. For more than two decades, Remsen has also worked in the field of biodiversity informatics, which focuses on information and data pertaining to species and their relationship to each other and the larger world. Prior to working at the MBL, Remsen was a senior officer of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility in Copenhagen, Denmark, a multigovernmental organization dedicated to providing access to the world’s biodiversity data. Remsen is a senior member of the board of the Catalogue of Life, an international effort to document all the world’s species.