STAR COLLECTOR: AQUAMARINE DREAMS: A MONTH IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

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Star Collector: Aquamarine Dreams: A Month in the South Pacific

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

culture
Bora Bora by 4-Wheel Drive

This is a true Land Rover™ off-road, 4-wheel-drive excursion to places accessible only to these special vehicles. Drive through the small town of Vaitape to make your first ascent up Pahonu Hill. Great views of Bora Bora’s natural harbor and Matira Beach await! Continue with more off-road adventure and visit the 7-inch cannons still in their original World War II locations. Travel along the northern shore of Bora Bora into the lush valley of Faanui. Perhaps the highlight of the trip is the view of Faanui Bay from a traditional plantation high up in the mountains.On your return to the main road, pass by Matira Beach. With your guide at the wheel, you’ll enjoy some great sightseeing,learn much about the island’s history and people and see how to wear a pareo (wrap-around skirt).

Please note: This excursion involves rough off-road driving and steep ascents and descents. It is therefore not recommended for overweight guests, those with bad backs, pregnant women or persons who suffer from motion sickness or vertigo. The vehicles accommodate 8 guests each. Large families or couples may be split up depending on tour numbers. On weekends and holidays, the pareo demonstration may be done at a different location. 

price $135
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2.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

refreshments

beach

concierge
Bora Bora, Concierge Collection: Bora Bora by Jet Ski
Enjoy incredible views of Bora Bora’s lagoon and mountain during this fun Waverunner jet ski adventure. You will be transferred from the pier to the activity center where you will receive your safety and operating instructions from your guide. Then board your Waverunner and enjoy the ride! Led by your guide, you will discover the intense blue waters of the Pearl of the Pacific! Along the way, a stop will be made at a motu islet for an opportunity to swim in the shallow waters and enjoy a pause with some local refreshment. You will then return to the Waverunner center, and back to the pier.

Please note: The total Waverunner ride is approximately 90 minutes and goes around the whole island. The cost of this tour is per Waverunner which can accommodate two average-sized adults (max 440 lbs. / machine). Tour is sold PER machine, not PER person, so when booking; please select only one ticket (for 1 or 2 pax).

price $469
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6 HRS

Moderate

watersports

snorkeling

wildlife

dining

culture
Bora Bora, Concierge Collection: Lagoon & Cultural Tour
An amazing day on the lagoon of Bora Bora awaits you! Experience Bora Bora’s pristine waters and coral garden, an opportunity for snorkeling, and discover the ecosystem and its many fishes. Your guide will introduce you to the popular stingrays that will surround you in shallow water. Your next stop will take you to the reef where you will be observing the common black-tip sharks and maybe get a glimpse of the fascinating lemon sharks. Your adventure continues into all level of blue as you glide over the incredible colors of the lagoon to reach your private island where your Polynesian lunch will be served. The menu includes fish, chicken, beef, Polynesian vegetables, raw fish salad with coconut milk, coconut rice, Tahitian coconut bread, and fruits. The rest of the afternoon will be yours to enjoy a shallow swim, the beach combing or the cultural demonstrations your guide have reserved for you. Pareo making is one of the nicest entertainments. Return with your own souvenir at the end of the day.

Please note:  This tour is recommended for guests in reasonably good physical condition who are able to swim. It will be necessary to negotiate a ladder to board the boat from the water. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Bring biodegradable sunscreen, water shoes, wear your swimsuit under a cover up, a hat, towel, and bring water from the ship.  Wear shoes you do not mind getting wet.  Masks and snorkel provided.

price $289
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4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife
Bora Bora: 2 Tank Certified Dive
This program is for Certified Divers looking to do a half day of diving (approximately 4 hours). The typical time underwater for the 2 tank dive is 45 minutes for the first dive, with a long surface interval followed by a second dive of approximately 45 minutes. For guests only wanting a one tank, you can go at the same price and may choose to snorkel or swim while the second dive is going. Dives will take place at two of the following three sites (weather dependent). 

Tapu: An ocean dive and one of the most famous dive sites of Bora Bora. From the coral drop-off, you will meet lemon sharks, black tip sharks, humphead maori wrasses, moray eels, turtles. 
Toopua: A lagoon dive where many tropical fish gather along the wall, among others, anemones and clown fish. At the bottom, you find a large sand bank where eagle rays and sting rays wander searching for food. You will anchor or drift dive depending upon weather conditions. 
Anau: A lagoon dive in which you will follow a slope where rose corals grow and you are very likely to meet manta rays there.  The visibility here may not be as clear sometimes due to the plankton.

Please note: The Dive Tour being offered is for Certified Divers only. Certified Divers need to bring their PADI - CMAS Cards or other proof of certification, including a log book. Waiver release forms must be signed and medical conditions must be disclosed. Bring your C-card. Nitrox is free of charge for Nitrox Certified Divers. Please wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel, spare t-shirt and sun block.  Please take a refresher course before the cruise if you haven’t been diving in over a year. Divers 75 years of age or older must present a medical certificate and diving insurance.



price $255
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2 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife
Bora Bora: AquaSafari
Discover the fabulous underwater world of Bora Bora in a fun and exciting adventure, the AquaSafari.  Go down 10 feet of water, where you will walk surrounded by hundreds of tropical fish. Understand why Bora Bora’s spectacular lagoon is considered to be among the most beautiful in existence today during this unique underwater adventure. You will depart the pier by boat where your certified diving instructor will explain your safety and diving instructions, and help you put on your helmet. Your head will remain dry inside the helmet; you can even wear your glasses as you freely maneuver about in total security just a few feet below the surface. While you are connected to the boat by an air hose, you can freely walk underwater and enjoy the coral formation around you. Plastic shoes, wet suits, masks and snorkels will be available, as there will be time for snorkeling while the other guests take their underwater walk. No swimming or diving experience is required. 

Please note: While this tour is suitable for most, those with heart problems, asthma, claustrophobia or who are pregnant should not participate. At operator’s discretion, a waiver may be required to be filled out prior departure. For your own safety and to help us preserve our environment, when in the water, do not touch or step on the coral reef.
Bring your swimsuit / cover up, towel, biodegradable sunscreen, bottled water. Depth of the water is not guaranteed, snorkelers should know how to swim and be able to negotiate boat access and eventual currents. While every effort is made to follow the time schedule, duration is approximate and is dependent on group interest and sea conditions. The snorkeling time allowed may be reduced should the group be under 9 participants. Underwater cameras and t-shirts available on board. A film/ video may be offered for direct purchase onboard by a cameraman. This is an independent service that we cannot guarantee, and cannot be responsible for. 


price $129
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2 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife
Bora Bora: Discover SCUBA
This program is for the guest who wants to experience SCUBA diving for the first time, or for the guest with no dive certification. You will have a great experience, and receive lots of personal attention. Dives will take place at one of the following three sites (weather dependent) 

Tapu: An ocean dive and one of the most famous dive sites of Bora Bora. From the coral drop-off, you will meet lemon sharks, black tip sharks, humphead maori wrasses, moray eels, turtles. 
Toopua: A lagoon dive where many tropical fish gather along the wall, among others, anemones and clown fish. At the bottom, you find a large sand bank where eagle rays and sting rays wander searching for food. You will anchor or drift dive depending on the weather conditions.
 Anau: A lagoon dive in which you will follow a slope where rose corals grow and you are very likely to meet manta rays there. 

Please note: Wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel. Waiver release form must be signed and medical conditions must be disclosed. SCUBA equipment is provided. Divers 75 years of age or older must present a medical certificate and diving insurance.


price $155
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1.5 HRS

Easy

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Bora Bora: Glass Bottom Boat
This covered glass-bottom boat excursion gives a glimpse of Bora Bora’s sub-marine wonder world. In the depths of the electric blue waters of Pofai Bay lies the center of an ancient sunken volcano. Giant coral formations reach upward toward the light—gardens that are home to over 300 species of fish. Watch as a diver descends and feeds these glorious creatures. In the shallows near the reef, small brilliantly colored fish dart through the water and anemones dance to the rhythm of the currents.

Please note:  This is an easy tour, only a few steps down to board the boat.  Limited mobility guests are welcome, but there is no storage for wheelchairs or walkers which will remain on the pier with ship security. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. 


price $75
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1.15 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

sightseeing

concierge
Bora Bora: Helicopter Flight
From the pier, a van will transfer you to the heliport. Once aboard, listen to your pilot’s commentary using the headphones provided as he points out the sights below.Discover Bora Bora, the Pearl of the Pacific, from a bird’s-eye view. In “the most beautiful lagoon in the world” you can watch manta rays and sharks from the air.  Fly over the colorful lagoon, the reefs, and around the highest peak, Otemanu. The 15-minute flight is spectacular, especially for those who enjoy aerial photography and it is very popular for all ages!

Please note: While the helicopter can accommodate 5 passengers, for comfort, our maximum will be 4 passengers, (unless there is a family request). Seating is 3 guests in the back and 1 in the front. Seating assignment is made based on weight and balance, determined by the pilot only. Due to helicopter stability requirements and safety regulations, overweight guests who cannot fasten a normal aircraft seatbelt cannot participate. (The tour provider will be consulted where weight limits are concerned and there will be no refund in case of an “on spot” cancellation due to an overweight passenger). A list of names for each flight must be provided prior to departure per airline regulations.  Any child under 24 months of age is welcome to sit on his/her parent’s lap at no charge. Children 24 months and over require an individual full-fare seat.  Tour routes and sites visited may vary according to wind and weather conditions and flights are subject to cancellation up to the last minute before departure.  When operating 2 or more tours, guests may be transferred at the same time and a waiting time will be required before or after your flight. 


price $449
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2.5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

culture

sightseeing
Bora Bora: Island Discovery
A local, open-air truck with individual cushioned bucket seats takes you on a leisurely, guided tour. Your guide will share with you the history of the Tahitians, in particular that of Bora Borans. Witness how the popular pareo (wrap-around skirt) is made, learn about tupa crabs, and taste locally grown fruits and learn about relics left behind by the U.S. Military.. Admire the ever-changing colors of Bora Bora’s world-famous lagoon and discover tropical flowers and trees among the dense green vegetation on the mountainside. Central Mount Otemanu, standing at more than 2,400 feet high, dominates the island and overlooks the turquoise lagoon and Bora Bora’s crown of coral islands.  Pass by the east coast of Bora Bora, site of some impressive resorts, before reaching Matira Point, boasting the prettiest sand beach of the island.  Also visit the famous Bloody Mary’s restaurant where you will have a chance to take a few pictures.

Please note:  These vehicles do not have a compartment for storing wheelchairs or walkers. While limited mobility guests are welcome, walkers or wheelchairs will remain on the pier.  The ride may be a little bumpy due to road conditions. The stop at Matira Beach is dependent on parking availability.  At your Bloody Mary’s stop you may use the restrooms and shop the boutique.  The restaurant is closed on Sundays and holidays. 


price $69
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3 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife
Bora Bora: Snorkel Safari & Stingray Encounter
Dance with the stingrays under the supervision of your guide before exploring the intricate coral formations and colorful tropical fish of the coral gardens. Your adventure will begin as you glide across the lagoon aboard a covered lagoon cruiser. Once you’re past famous Motu Tapu, the captain will drop anchor on a shallow sandbank, a favorite haunt of several stingrays. With your guide’s assistance, you will be able to touch these harmless creatures as they swim an effortless ballet around you. The harmless black tip sharks are often seen in the lagoon and there is also the possibility you will encounter one. Next, you will explore the unspoiled coral gardens by the barrier reef, where ideal conditions have encouraged maximum coral growth. After donning a mask and snorkel, you will enter water that is 4 to 5 feet deep and swim among the marine life. Underwater sightings may include butterfly fish, groupers, and hundreds of other rainbow-colored species.

Please note: There are some stairs involved. We recommend aqua shoes. Guests should be accustomed to wearing snorkel equipment and coping with occasional currents. While snorkel equipment is available (mask & snorkel), we recommend you bring your own for maximum comfort. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. For your own safety and to preserve the environment, when snorkeling, do not touch or step on the coral reef. 


price $109
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Avatiu, Rarotonga, Cook Islands



3..5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Rarotonga, Island & Cultural Tour
Kia Orana is Cook Islands greeting for Hello! Welcome! Or “May you live on” so please join this tour and say Kia Orana. Rarotonga is a volcanic island paradise of lush vegetation and rugged tropical splendor. This leisurely 21-mile drive will completely encircle the island. After tendering into the port of Avatiu, you will board your coach and the tour takes you through Avarua Township the CBD of Rarotonga, drive by the museum and cultural centre, view the Cook Islands Christian Church built in 1842 of coral and limestone. Explore Rarotonga’s culture, history, and traditions during this scenic and informative island tour. Along the way, you will visit such sites as Ngatangiia Harbour, the departure point of the Polynesian Migration to New Zealand in 1350 A.D., and a historical back road built in 1050 A.D. called the Road of Toi, or Ara Metua.  You will see the crystal-clear Muri Lagoon, a stretch of beach popular for tourists; the lagoon is ideal for sailing and soft water sports. Enjoy a coconut demonstration followed by fruit refreshments and a cultural dance performance.  Board your bus and continue the drive winding between the coastal and inland roads, view the lush vegetation, and plantations of seasonal fruit while your experienced guides share stories and legends of the Cook Islands.  

Please note: Bring your camera and wear comfortable shoes and clothing.


price $115
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous
Rarotonga, Muri Lagoon Snorkel Tour
Float on clear lagoon waters and discover an undersea world of incomparable beauty. You will proceed to Muri Lagoon by coach, board your glass-bottom boat for a cruise to Koromiri a motu (small island) near the reef in Muri Lagoon. Enjoy underwater views of the prolific marine life. Marvel at the rainbow-colored tropical fish as they glide around intricate coral heads. Local guides will relate stories of the island and share legendary tales and myths of the coconut tree. Take a short walk through the motu, or relax sunbathing, snorkeling or swimming in the crystal-clear waters. Enjoy light fruit refreshments before returning back across the lagoon to board your bus transfer to the pier. 

Please note:  Wear your swimsuit, cover-up, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and towel. The boat is covered and has a water access ladder. There are no restrooms on the boat.

{{ snorkeling, boating, refreshments, wildlife, essentials }

price $89
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Rarotonga, Pa Son of Rarotonga
Discover the wisdom of Pa, one of the Cook Islands’ best-known traditional healers, during this informative guided nature trek. Depart the pier for the drive to the interior of the Rarotonga. Listen to Pa’s in-depth knowledge of medicinal plants, and the culture and history of these islands. Pa will also provide demonstrations of the preparation of various traditional medicines and their applications. Enjoy the trek where Pa points out the various trees and plants used for traditional remedies. Bottled water and seasonal fruit will be served at Pa’s residence. Following your visit, you will be transferred back to the pier. 

Please note: This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair will not be permitted on this tour. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and bring insect repellent sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.


price $119
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

outdoors

essentials
Rarotonga, Raro Safari by 4x4
Explore Rarotonga’s pristine natural beauty in an exciting Raro Safari on-road and off-road tour of the island’s stunning lagoons, valleys, and inland villages. Depart the pier in an off-road soft-top safari truck for a drive to Rarotonga’s back roads and valleys. Along the way, you will be privy to sights and sounds regular visitors to the island would not typically have an opportunity to experience. You will learn how traditional Cook Islanders live, and your guide will provide you with an informative commentary on the various traditional uses of the local fauna and flora. Following your tour, you will be returned to the pier.

Please note: As this tour involves travel over bumpy surfaces, guests with back and/or neck problems and guests with limited mobility are discouraged from participating. Seating on the trucks is very basic. Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are recommended.


price $99
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2.45 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Rarotonga, Takitumu Conservation
Take a bus drive 20 minutes along the coastal road of Rarotonga to the Takitumu Conservation Reserve. This is a walking tour and is designed for those who have no difficulty walking long distances over uneven terrain. This tour has been instrumental in spreading the word and conserving the indigenous “Flycatcher –Kakerori” this bird is found only on Rarotonga. Over the years the bird’s numbers have dwindled as a result of an increase in natural predators. Your visit along with many hundreds of others will provide the landowners with the funds needed to conduct research into various ways of preserving these birds and their environment. The conservation area is also a tropical rainforest with many types of medicinal plants. The ways to harvest and use these plants is part of the tour that your guide will take you through.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.


price $99
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Taveuni, Fiji



4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

watersports

sightseeing

essentials
Taveuni, Bouma Falls Half day Tour
Drive along the coast and into the rainforest, passing through Fijian villages and settlements.  The waterfalls at Bouma are amazing.  The first waterfall would appeal to the non-active and the second and third waterfalls which have some steep climbs are for those who are physical fit.

Please note: Bring bottled water, a snack, local currency, credit card, sunscreen, your swimsuit, a towel, and bug spray. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $169
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1 hour

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Taveuni, Garden Island Resort
The first resort and largest on the island, Garden Island has an amazing panoramic view of the Somosomo Strait, home to the world renowned "Rainbow Reef" which houses the most amazing colors of soft coral.  Across the straight you can view the second largest island in Fiji - Vanua Levu.  The resort has a spa which provides traditional massage and there is a boutique with authentic Fijian made handicrafts, clothing and body products. You can spend an hour relaxing by the poolside or restaurant or have a massage.  The bar serves some of the best tropical cocktails and light snacks, and coffee/tea are available.

Please note: Bring your swimsuit, local currency, credit card, sunscreen, and bug spray.


price $59
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2 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

essentials
Taveuni, Sightseeing
The tour will take you south to Soqulu to view the largest residential development in Taveuni with magnificent views of the ocean and mountains from the top of the hills.  Returning north you will visit the historical catholic mission, then on to the government station which was set up in pre-colonial days, followed by a stop at the Meridian Dateline.   The last stop will be at the commercial center of Taveuni known as "Naqara."   Here you will have time to walk the center and purchase souvenirs.

Please note: Bring bottled water, local currency, credit card, sunscreen, and bug spray.


price $129
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2 HRS

Easy

walking

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Taveuni, Traditional Fijian Village Tour
Experience local life in a typical village in the maritime islands. Tour the village and see how the locals thrive on the island.

Please note: Bring bottled water, local currency, sunscreen and bug spray. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $79
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Savusavu, Fiji



6 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

walking

dining

watersports

essentials
SavuSavu, Floral Tropical Garden with Vuadomo Waterfall & Lunch
Get a greater understanding of the area and the community, the flora and fauna aspects and the natural surroundings of the island. Find an appreciation for the village way of life in rural Fiji and enjoy a lunch of grilled fish or chicken with potato wedges and lemongrass sauce served with tossed garden greens and dessert of a tropical banana split with vanilla ice cream.

Please note: Bring your swim suit, towel, sunscreen, bug spray, local currency to buy handicrafts from the village. Wear proper footwear like sneakers/canvas shoes.


price $119
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6 horus

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

walking

dining

watersports

essentials
SavuSavu, Yaroi Village with Vuadomo Waterfall & Lunch

Get a greater understanding of the area and the community, and the natural surroundings of the island. On this tour you will get a real appreciation for the village way of life in rural Fiji and enjoy a buffet lunch of rolls with butter, tossed garden salad, fresh fruit cuts, and pasta salad, at the waterfall.

Please note: Bring your swim suit, towel, sunscreen, bug spray, local currency to buy handicrafts from the village. Wear proper footwear like sneakers/canvas shoes.


price $129
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Suva, Fiji



8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

boating

sightseeing

culture

dining
Suva, Discover Fiji - Navua River Awesome Foursome
After being picked up from your hotel, you’ll travel to the Adventure Capital district of Fiji, Pacific Harbour, to begin a journey to a world away from the cares of modern living. Enjoy an exhilarating cruise up the beautiful Navua River, past villages, farmlands, pristine tropical rainforests, deep gorges/canyons, meandering rapids and numerous cascading waterfalls. You may come across wild river ducks, white and black herons and other native birds.  Take a Village Tour - A Fijian Warrior will escort you to the village meeting house (bure). Experience an age-old custom and tradition with a customary welcome yaqona (kava) ceremony which will be performed for you. This sacred ceremony is only performed to visiting high chiefs or very important visitors. On to the Magic Waterfall - Navua River’s Biggest Waterfall can accommodate up to 100 people. Situated approximately an hour upriver, a 5- minute walk into the wilderness will get you to the first pool. For the more adventurous, the guides are there to help you get to the bigger falls.  You will go bamboo rafting - Leisurely ride on the unsinkable “HMS BILIBILI” a.k.a the HMS No Come Back. Explore the only means of transport used by Fijian ancestors before roads or motors were introduced, a re-enactment of the centuries old only means of transport down river. This is a smooth ride, no motors used. Go with the flow – on a minimum 30- minute ride. Lunch is included.

Please note: Bring a towel, local currency, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, a camera (keep in mind river experience), and wear comfortable shoes (preferably sandals) and sarong.


price $179
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

dining

essentials
Suva, Historical Tour
Suva is the capital of the South Pacific island nation of Fiji. It's a city of board avenues, lush parks and grand British colonial buildings such as the Suva City Library. Suva's colorful, lively Municipal Market offers a vast range of local fruit and vegetables. Fiji Museum, set within the Victorian-era Thurston Gardens, contains traditional canoes, war clubs and tattooing tools. You will tour the city in your motor coach with lunch at Governors.

Please note: Bring local currency, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, a camera and wear comfortable shoes.


price $89
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Noumea, New Caledonia



3 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Best of Noumea
Want to experience Pacific Island charm fused with a delightful French flavor? Say Bonjour Noumea! Be pleasantly surprised as you tour this cosmopolitan city set on a relaxed, tropical island. Board your air-conditioned coach and begin your tour with a drive through Noumea’s main shopping district passing ornate colonial homes and the colorful flame trees of the Place des Cocotiers (Coconut Tree Square). On arrival at the FOL lookout point, take in the impressive views of the city, the giant nickel plant, and your cruise ship docked nearby. The views over the city and out to your cruise ship continue as you head off to Montravel. Next stop is the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Built in 1874, it is the oldest church in New Caledonia. Exploring its intricate interior, complete with stained-glass windows depicting the miracles of Lourdes. Heading back towards Noumea, next stop will be the Ouen Toro Hill offering breath-taking views across the city, the reef-protected waters just off the coast and out to the tropical islands in the distance. Your final stop on the tour is to a local restaurant for coffee, tea and French pastries. Bon appetit! To complete your Noumea experience, enjoy sweeping views over bays and tropical beaches on the drive back to the ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen and a hat.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Best of Noumea with Airport Transfer
Want to experience Pacific Island charm fused with a delightful French flavor? Say Bonjour Noumea! Be pleasantly surprised as you tour this cosmopolitan city set on a relaxed, tropical island. Board your air-conditioned coach and begin your tour with a drive through Noumea’s main shopping district passing ornate colonial homes and the colorful flame trees of the Place des Cocotiers (Coconut Tree Square). On arrival at the FOL lookout point, take in the impressive views of the city, the giant nickel plant, and your cruise ship docked nearby. The views over the city and out to your cruise ship continue as you head off to Montravel. Next stop is the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Built in 1874, it is the oldest church in New Caledonia. Exploring its intricate interior, complete with stained-glass windows depicting the miracles of Lourdes. Heading back towards Noumea, next stop will be the Ouen Toro Hill offering breath-taking views across the city, the reef-protected waters just off the coast and out to the tropical islands in the distance. Your final stop on the tour is to a local restaurant for coffee, tea and French pastries. Bon appetit! To complete your Noumea experience, enjoy sweeping views over bays and tropical beaches on the drive to the airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen and a hat. Your fight must be at 2 p.m. or later to participate in this tour.


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Best of Noumea with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Want to experience Pacific Island charm fused with a delightful French flavor? Say Bonjour Noumea! Be pleasantly surprised as you tour this cosmopolitan city set on a relaxed, tropical island. Board your air-conditioned coach and begin your tour with a drive through Noumea’s main shopping district passing ornate colonial homes and the colorful flame trees of the Place des Cocotiers (Coconut Tree Square). On arrival at the FOL lookout point, take in the impressive views of the city, the giant nickel plant, and your cruise ship docked nearby. The views over the city and out to your cruise ship continue as you head off to Montravel. Next stop is the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Built in 1874, it is the oldest church in New Caledonia. Exploring its intricate interior, complete with stained-glass windows depicting the miracles of Lourdes. Heading back towards Noumea, next stop will be the Ouen Toro Hill offering breath-taking views across the city, the reef-protected waters just off the coast and out to the tropical islands in the distance. Your final stop on the tour is to a local restaurant for coffee, tea and French pastries. Bon appetit! To complete your Noumea experience, enjoy sweeping views over bays and tropical beaches on the drive to your Windstar-appointed hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen and a hat.


price $119
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2 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, The Relics of the WWII
Embark on this 2-hour tour aboard an air-conditioned coach around the city. After a 5-minute guided tour introducing Noumea, you will stop at the WW II museum for a 45-minute guided visit. This fully renovated venue displays a collection of relics from WW II. It relates the presence of the American and Australian armies during the war and the impact on Caledonian’s life. You will then head to Ouemo’s canon lookout point, and drive by different neighborhoods named by the Americans: Motor Pool area, Receiving, Orphanage Bay with the US marine navy anchor and pass by the American memorial before heading back to the cruise ship.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $79
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, The Relics of the WWII with Transfer to Airport
Embark on this tour aboard an air-conditioned coach around the city. After a 5-minute guided tour introducing Noumea, you will stop at the WW II museum for a 45-minute guided visit. This fully renovated venue displays a collection of relics from WW II. It relates the presence of the American and Australian armies during the war and the impact on Caledonian’s life. You will then head to Ouemo’s canon lookout point, and drive by different neighborhoods named by the Americans: Motor Pool area, Receiving, Orphanage Bay with the US marine navy anchor and pass by the American memorial before heading to the airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Your flight must be at 2 p.m. or later to participate in this tour.


price $139
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, The Relics of the WWII with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Embark on this tour aboard an air-conditioned coach around the city. After a 5-minute guided tour introducing Noumea, you will stop at the WW II museum for a 45-minute guided visit. This fully renovated venue displays a collection of relics from WW II. It relates the presence of the American and Australian armies during the war and the impact on Caledonian’s life. You will then head to Ouemo’s canon lookout point, and drive by different neighborhoods named by the Americans: Motor Pool area, Receiving, Orphanage Bay with the US marine navy anchor and pass by the American memorial before heading to your Windstar Hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $79
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Tjibaou Cultural Center
Discover the Cultural Center J.M. Tjibaou designed by Tenzo Piano (Winner of 1998 Pritzker prize) which is a harmonious alliance of modern and traditional Kanak architecture. The Cultural Center's design was inspired by the thatch huts traditional to the native Kanaks. It displays a unique collection of Kanak and South Pacific art, custom, and history. Guides will take you through several exhibits, explaining in detail the myths and beliefs of the Kanak society. Along the Kanak path, you will discover their special plants, the Kanak village and other South Pacific Region’s customs and cultures while seeing the most beautiful sites of Noumea. The Center has been named in recognition of the Kanak leader, Jean-Marie Tjibaou, in particular for his contribution to cultural development.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, insect repellent and sunscreen.


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Tjibaou Cultural Center with Transfer to Airport
Discover the Cultural Center J.M. Tjibaou designed by Tenzo Piano (Winner of 1998 Pritzker prize) which is a harmonious alliance of modern and traditional Kanak architecture. The Cultural Center's design was inspired by the thatch huts traditional to the native Kanaks. It displays a unique collection of Kanak and South Pacific art, custom, and history. Guides will take you through several exhibits, explaining in detail the myths and beliefs of the Kanak society. Along the Kanak path, you will discover their special plants, the Kanak village and other South Pacific Region’s customs and cultures while seeing the most beautiful sites of Noumea. The Center has been named in recognition of the Kanak leader, Jean-Marie Tjibaou, in particular for his contribution to cultural development. Following the tour you will be dropped off at the airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, insect repellent and sunscreen. Your flight must be at 2 p.m. or later to participate in this tour.


price $159
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Noumea, Tjibaou Cultural Center With Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Discover the Cultural Center J.M. Tjibaou designed by Tenzo Piano (Winner of 1998 Pritzker prize) which is a harmonious alliance of modern and traditional Kanak architecture. The Cultural Center's design was inspired by the thatch huts traditional to the native Kanaks. It displays a unique collection of Kanak and South Pacific art, custom, and history. Guides will take you through several exhibits, explaining in detail the myths and beliefs of the Kanak society. Along the Kanak path, you will discover their special plants, the Kanak village and other South Pacific Region’s customs and cultures while seeing the most beautiful sites of Noumea. The Center has been named in recognition of the Kanak leader, Jean-Marie Tjibaou, in particular for his contribution to cultural development. Following the tour you will be dropped off at the Windstar Hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, insect repellent and sunscreen. 


price $99
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3

Strenuous

snorkeling

boating

refreshments

unesco

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Noumea, UNESCO World Heritage Site Lagoon Snorkel
Home to crystal clear waters, diverse marine life, the world’s second largest coral reef and the world’s largest (and world heritage listed since 2008) lagoon, it’s pretty safe to say Noumea is a mighty fine snorkeling destination. Your tour will begin as you join your guide for a short walk to a 35-foot catamaran. Then you’re off on a b headed to one of Noumea’s top marine park snorkeling destinations – either Signal Island, Laregnere Islet or Master Island, depending on the conditions. Gear up, dive in and enjoy approximately one hour in the water. The calm, crystal-clear waters in the lagoon off Noumea are a sanctuary for some amazing, colorful marine life. Keep your eyes open to spot a stunning variety of tropical fish, colorful corals and maybe even a sea turtle. 

Please note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel and sunscreen.


price $89
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4 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

boating

refreshments

unesco

essentials
Noumea, UNESCO World Heritage Site Lagoon Snorkel with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Home to crystal clear waters, diverse marine life, the world’s second largest coral reef and the world’s largest (and world heritage listed since 2008) lagoon, it’s pretty safe to say Noumea is a mighty fine snorkeling destination. Your tour will begin as you join your guide for a short walk to a 35-foot catamaran. Then you’re off on a 30-minute boat ride over the lagoon, headed to one of Noumea’s top marine park snorkeling destinations – either Signal Island, Laregnere Islet or Master Island, depending on the conditions. Gear up, dive in and enjoy approximately one hour in the water. The calm, crystal-clear waters in the lagoon off Noumea are a sanctuary for some amazing, colorful marine life. Keep your eyes open to spot a stunning variety of tropical fish, colorful corals and maybe even a sea turtle. You will be transferred to the Windstar Hotel.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel and sunscreen.


price $89
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Cairns, Australia



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Full Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1499
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

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Cairns, Full Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and  guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1699
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1.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight
Always wanted to tick Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list, but not keen on spending a day out on the water? Here's your opportunity to get a bird’s-eye view of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world from the air. Transfer to the local airport where you'll board a small aircraft with a guaranteed window seat for your scenic 40-minute flight. Complete with in-flight commentary you'll take off from the tropical city of Cairns, gateway to the reef. Fly out over Cairns city and head towards Green Island one of 300 coral cays that make up the reef. Green Island is very special as it is the only coral cay that is also home to a tropical rainforest environment. From here your journey will head out towards the beautiful Upolu Reef, Double Island, Arlington Reef and Palm Cove. You'll see the stunning azure waters below, and the shimmer of white, vessels of all sizes filled with snorkelers and SCUBA divers ready to explore. Be sure to have your camera at the ready to capture to the amazing sights of the Great Barrier Reef below.

Please note: Bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottled water and photo identification.


price $219
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8 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

dining

wine

sightseeing

boating
Cairns, Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Upolu Cay
Cairns is the gateway to your Great Barrier Reef snorkeling experience. Explore the wonders just beneath the ocean surface of this iconic location. You will journey to the outer reef approximately 43 miles offshore from Cairns. Cruise in style and speed to the Great Barrier Reef, providing you with a first class way to experience this natural paradise. Enjoy personalized snorkeling, certified and introductory diving (optional extra) and a glass bottom boat tour, with a friendly, professional crew. The 5-star luxury cruiser will visit 2 great destinations – the crystal-clear, shallow waters and surrounding reef of Upolu Cay and "Wonder Wall" on the outer edge of Upolu Reef. These unique sites offer superb coral formations and an abundance of coral and marine life. Enter the water from the back of the vessel, don your snorkel gear and the exploration begins. An assortment of tropical fish, corals and marine life are on display including the inquisitive Nemos, turtles, stingrays and Maori wrasse. Relax in the comfort of the vessel where a light morning tea and fresh tropical buffet lunch will be served aboard.  All guests can enjoy a glass bottom boat tour with informative reef talk and adventure drift snorkel, perfect even for the less experienced snorkelers. Guests are provided with flotation vests, mask, snorkel and fins to maximize the experience. Float gently in the waters, admiring the amazing variety of colorful corals and marine life beneath you. Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine or cold beer on your return to the pier in the late afternoon. 

Please note:  Optional Introductory or certified SCUBA diving activities can be arranged directly with the vessel on the day at an additional charge. Bring local currency, wear your swimwear under your comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottled water and photo identification. Bring a change of dry clothes and a light jacket as the return journey may be cool in the afternoon.


price $449
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Half Day Private Car & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $849
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Half Day Private Van & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $999
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Cairns, Skyrail and Kuranda Mountain Village
Travel past sugar cane fields to board a 6-person gondola at Skyrail, an award-winning tourist attraction. The almost 5-mile scenic cableway runs above the Barron Gorge National Park in the Wet Tropics of Queensland’s World Heritage Area. Ascend the Kuranda Mountain range gliding above the rainforest canopy for spectacular views, pausing at the 2 ranger stations to stroll along the interpretive rainforest boardwalk. You will wander through the rainforest at canopy level towards a scenic lookout at the Red Peak station and be impressed by the power of nature at the Barron Falls station.  Be certain to have your camera at the ready! Arriving at Kuranda mountain village you’ll find a thriving artesian scene. Stroll the marketplace for handmade goods, Aboriginal artifacts, handmade leather good, crafts, artwork and produce. Make sure to take a look at some of the finest opals in the world and taste the fresh Queensland macadamia nuts. There is a variety of cafes to enjoy and local food offerings such as honey, tropical fruit juices and ice-cream, just perfect to help you cool down on a hot Queensland day.

Please note: Bring your camera, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottled water and photo identification


price $189
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