Bora Bora via Paul Gauguin Cruises

The ideal South Pacific Island: Bora Bora

Two days in Bora Bora, the Society Islands via Paul Gauguin Cruises

Twin peaks of an extinct volcano on Bora Bora: Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 2,385 ft


Cruise visitors wanting to discover Bora Bora will have two days in port to explore.

The ship offers a wide range of activities to keep passengers busy like eco-snorkel tours, jet ski adventures and for those more inclined for some relaxation, a day trip to the luxury InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalassotherapy Spa.

Northwest of Papeete, Bora Bora’s multi-colored lagoon has inspired travelers from all over the world. Cruise guests will feel welcome from the locals and should learn the popular greeting: La Ora Na, which is equivalent to Hawaii’s Aloha.

The iconic basalt tombstone of Mount Otemanu is easy to recognize. Rising from the ocean, this half-atoll, half-mountain is surrounded by a lagoon and a series of smaller islands. The ancient Polynesians called it Parapora, or “firstborn,” because they thought it was the first island created after Raiatea.

Port Buzz: Bora Bora – what to do?

  • The Gauguin arrives at 8 a.m. and overnights to allow guests maximum time in paradise
  • Port of call: Bora Bora, Society Islands
  • Take the Gauguin tender at 9:30 a.m. to the Vaitape dock
  • Visit  InterContinental Bora Bora Le Moana and  InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
  • Check out  Deep Nature Spa by Algotherm
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