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  • French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard

    Venture to the heart of Polynesian culture and wildness on this highly immersive expedition where options abound. Choose to kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or take a bike ride for independent exploration and to connect with these people and islands on a personal level. Explore the historic ceremonial site, called a marae, on Raiatea where Polynesian seafarers would begin their bold expeditions sailing into the unknown—expeditions that would eventually lead to populating Hawaii and New Zealand.

    • 8 Days
    • Apr / Jun / Jul / Aug
    • 102 Guests
  • Epic Polynesia: Cook Islands to Fiji

    Embark on a sweeping adventure to the western reaches of Polynesia and explore from the verdant crags of Tahiti to the vibrant reefs of Fiji—plus tropical islands and reefs that few others will ever see. Immerse yourself in Aitutaki’s warm turquoise waters, and experience genuine Polynesian welcomes throughout Samoa.

    • 15 Days
    • May
    • 102 Guests
  • Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Pacific

    Following in the wake of early Polynesian navigators, this voyage takes you to the farthest reaches of Oceania. From remote and enigmatic Easter Island, to the historically significant Pitcairn Islands through the “low islands” of the Tuamotu Archipelago to Tahiti, you’ll visit islands that are virtually inaccessible and untouched. The voyage begins in one of the most isolated landfalls of Polynesia: Easter Island. Walk the length of untouched tropical beaches, meet the descendants of of H.M.S. Bounty mutineers, and drift dive or snorkel through an atoll pass.

    • 17 Days
    • Mar / Aug
    • 102 Guests
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Daily Expedition Reports

  • James Island

    by Fabian Bucheli , Naturalist

    Today we disembarked at Espumilla Beach and walked up a hill after sunrise while the photography group remained at the shore. Some of the guests remained at sleep while others went kayaking. It was a busy morning for most of us. After breakfast we went snorkeling at Buccaneer’s Cove while some of us went on a Panga Ride looking for wildlife along the coast.In the afternoon we snorkeled again at Puerto Egas before a walk along the shoreline where both species of sea lions were spotted as well as wading birds and marine iguanas.
    • Apr 20, 2017
    • National Geographic Islander in Galápagos
  • Ertholmene Archipelago and Bornholm Island, Denmark

    by Lucho Verdesoto , Expedition Leader

    Our first full day of our adventure in the Baltic Sea has proven to be a great combination of history, landscape and nature, with the added benefit of good weather. Radiant sun and blue skies all day long! Our morning adventure started with a visit to the only populated islands within the small archipelago of Ertholme, Christiansø and Frederiksø islands.
    • Apr 20, 2017
    • National Geographic Orion in Baltics
  • Cruising the Gulf & Isla San Jose

    by Berit Solstad , Naturalist

    Moments before sunrise, the sun painted the Sierra de la Giganta with alpenglow. Water reflected the orange sky, and surfacing bottle-nose dolphins sliced through the colors. Mobula rays swam near with their wing tips in the air. We cruised slowly through more small groups of bottlenose dolphins, and when they swam in our bow wave, we leaned over the ship’s railing to watch their maneuverings.

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