Is this your idea of heaven? See Tahiti up close on a small-ship cruise


The Island Passage’s small size means it can get up close to Tahiti’s islands.

(AdventureSmith Explorations)

Experience the lagoons of Tahiti on an eight-day excursion offered by AdventureSmith Explorations. The 24-passenger yacht Island Passage will cruise only three to four hours a day, leaving plenty of time to swim, snorkel, kayak or stand-up paddleboard.

Other highlights include tours of village life on the islands of Tahaa, Raiatea and Huahine, as well as visits to a vanilla plantation and the Maeva marae archaeological site. The cruise begins and ends in Bora Bora.

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Dates: Departures May through October

Price: From $4,540 per person, double occupancy; 11-day cruise also available from $5,845. Includes on-board accommodations, meals, shore excursions and use of kayaks and fishing equipment. If booked by March 31, guests will receive a complimentary package that includes airport transfers, domestic flights to and from Bora Bora and hotel accommodations in Papeete.

Info: AdventureSmith Explorations, (800) 728-2875


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