Marquesas Explorer

14 Day • Cruise the Marquesas, Tuamotu and Society Islands of French Polynesia
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Tahiti, French Polynesia


Marquesas Explorer

14 Day Island Adventure - Cruise the Marquesas, Tuamotu and Society Islands of French Polynesia

Remote Tahiti Island Adventure and Cultural Discovery

This is a unique ‘slow travel’ journey of a lifetime. Cruise on a boutique passenger freighter through the Islands of Tahiti, French Polynesia as you deliver suppliers to remote island communities in the six inhabited islands of the Marquesas archipelago. Your all-inclusive cruise allows passengers disembark to explore the islands and experience the richness of the Marquesas people, history, culture and breathtaking scenery.

Ask our team about any Early Booking and Low Season Special offers.

Marquesas Explorer Package
per person, based on double occupancy
  • Package includes:
  • 2 nights Tahiti, Hotel Le Tahiti (Ocean View Room)
    11 nights Marquesas Cruise, Aranui Cruises (Standard Stateroom)
    Day Room with guaranteed early check in post cruise in Papeete at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa (Classic Room)
  • Arrival meet and greet in Papeete, All transfers between Airport, Cruise and Hotels
  • Guided excursions on cruise (scuba diving, horse riding and fishing are additional cost)
  • Meals included: 11 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 11 Dinners
  • Depart Fridays, Travel between:
    18 Jan – 16 Dec 2024 or 20 Feb – 15 Dec 2025
    Subject to Availability.
  • Contact us for solo traveller rates, or to customise your Tahiti Vacation

Trip Details

Included in your trip

Some Meals
Airport Transfers


International Flights/Airfare
Travel Insurance
Local Tahiti Tax
Items of a Personal Nature


  • Tahiti
  • Papeete
  • Marquesas
  • Tuamotu
  • Nuku Hiva
  • Hiva Oa
  • Bora Bora


Cruise the Marquesas, Tuamotu and Society Islands of French Polynesia

14 Day Adventure

Days 1-2: Arrive Papeete, Tahiti

Ia Orana! Welcome to the Islands of Tahiti. On arrival  you will be met at Papeete International Airport and transfer to your Papeete hotel where you will stay for 2 nights before boarding your cruise.

Days 3-13: Cruise the Marquesas, Tuamotu and Society Islands

Board the Aranui freighter cruise ship between 7:00am-9:00am for a departure of approximately 12:00pm (schedule subject to change).  The supply ship is a vital link for inhabitants of these islands with the outside world, delivering goods and then returning to Papeeté with a cargo of copra, lemons, fish and Noni.  Mythical and mystical, this region has attracted explorers, writers, painters and artists.  This is a land of breathtaking landscapes of mountains, valleys, plateaus and cliffs and is a nation of former warriors, with their own language and culture.

Sample cruise itinerary includes Fakarava or Kauehi (Tuamoti Islands), Nuku Hiva, Ua Pau, Ua Huka, Tahuata, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Rangiroa or Makatea (Tuamotu Islands), Bora Bora (Society Islands). Note: This cruise includes freight activity in the Marquesas Islands and may be modified due to technical, meteorological or freight constraints. Due to sea conditions, some disembarkation may not be possible due to safety reasons.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily

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Day 14: Depart Papeete, Tahiti

Disembark your cruise in Papeete this morning from 7:00am.  You will be transferred to you Papeete hotel where you will have a day room reserved with a guaranteed early check in.  Your day is at leisure to relax before your transfer to the airport for your evening flight home.

Want to extend your trip to stay on the island of Moorea? or perhaps stay longer to experience a famous overwater bungalow.  Ask our team to customise a trip for you.



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Trip Code: ISL2428

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