Tahiti to the Marquesas: French Polynesian Discovery

12/12/2019 through 05/13/2021
12/12/2019 through 05/24/2021
Lindblad Expeditions

Tahiti to Hawaii

Revel in idyllic islands and the allure of the high seas.
Follow in the path of early Polynesian navigators on this epic voyage that spans over 2,700 miles of the Pacific, calling at some of the most remote and pristine reaches of French Polynesia before arriving at the Big Island of Hawaii. From Moorea’s verdant peaks to the vibrant reefs of Kiribati, explore lush trails, stroll secluded, palm-fringed beaches, and kayak idyllic coves. And in the far-flung Southern Line Islands, experience something few ever have or ever will—one of the most pristine underseas in the world. Snorkel or dive these waters teeming with tropical fish, diverse coral, and healthy predator populations. Then cap off the adventure in one more island paradise—explore Hawaii’s stunning Kona coast or head inland to witness geological wonders at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.


  • Hike through tropical forest trails and discover ancient Polynesian sacred sites on the verdant island of Moorea.
  • Snorkel or dive in the Southern Line Islands, identified as one of the healthiest reef systems in the world by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Enric Sala.
  • On the Big Island, spend a day exploring the geologic marvels of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
  • Enjoy engaging onboard presentations on a wide range of topics from National Geographic experts.


Day 1 Depart U.S./Papeete, French Polynesia
Day 2 Papeete, French Polynesia
Day 3 Papeete/Embark
Day 4-5 Tuamotu Archipelago
Day 6-7 At Sea/Fatu Hiva, Marquesas
Day 8 Nuku Hiva, Marquesas
Day 9-10 Hiva Oa, Marquesas/Disembark/Tahiti/Home

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