M/S Paul Gauguin
The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti and French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger ships can’t reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort and luxury. Spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard water-sports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes. The atmosphere aboard ship radiates warmth, informality, and Polynesian flair. And our beloved troupe of Gauguines—a local Tahitian group who serve as cruise staff, entertainers and storytellers—add the unique personality of Tahiti to every cruise.
Less than one hour from Tahiti, lies the beautiful atoll of Rangiroa, which means “ Immense Sky.” Nestled in the Tuamotu Archipelago, this chain of emerald islets, secluded pink and white sand beaches and turquoise lagoons is the base to the Haumana Catamaran.
In this pristine environment, Haumana Cruises offers a unique style of cruising, off the beaten paths, and in a true and authentic Polynesian atmosphere in the comfort and intimacy of a 12-cabin catamaran.
Haumana Cruises: Enjoy life at your own pace, leave the hustle and bustle of your daily life and dive into a world of peace and tranquility while surrounded by the paradise of Rangiroa. We encourage you to become acquainted with the local population, their culture and traditions. These are what make Tahiti and her Islands so special, so unique, and so mystical.
The Haumana Experience is ideal for culture, beach, nature lovers, divers, snorkelers, and fishing enthusiasts.
The Aranui 3 is a purpose built inter-island freighter that also accommodates 200 passengers in very nice accommodation. The Aranui 3 travels over a two week period from Papeete to the Fakarava in the Tuamotu Archipelago, then onto many of the Marquesas Islands, then returning through Rangiroa also in the Tuamotu Archipelago to Papeete. While this vessel is a working vessel delivering and picking up cargo in the islands, it is also a cruise ship with a pool, restaurant, and tours in each of the locations. There are guest lecturers continually on board. The Aranui 3 offers access to some of the more remote islands from a comfortable and information rich base.
Tahiti Yacht Charter
Whether you are looking at a 3-Night / 4-Day short cruise or a longer one of 6-Nights / 7-Day cruise on your own captained catamaran to the islands of Huahine, Raiatea, Taha’a and Bora Bora, Tahiti Yacht Charter will deliver on an experience of a lifetime! With the shallow draft of a catamaran and its inherent stability, the yachts of Tahiti Yacht Charter allow the traveler access to the lagoons of these very special islands and all that there is to do on the islands as well. Want to help sail? This is the best opportunity to do so in the islands. In addition, sleeping out under the stars on the forward netting over the clearest lagoon waters in the world is a delight!