Puka Rua, Tuamotus, Polynesia

Polynesia

The very picture of paradise, Polynesia conjures up images of swaying palms, mountains jutting out of a sparkling, turquoise sea and white-sand beaches as far as the eye can see. Your Zegrahm Expeditions Polynesia tour takes it all in, from Fiji and Tahiti to Wallis and the Cook Islands. Meet the tremendously-friendly local people, taking in dance performances, kava rituals, and perhaps even a stroll through a coconut plantation with an islander in Palmerston in the Cook Islands. Your Polynesia and Bora Bora cruise aboard the all-suite Caledonian Sky delivers you to low-lying atolls, to tropical forests brimming with the cacophony of rare and endemic birds and to dazzling coral reefs brimming with healthy populations of tropical fish. This is a Polynesia tour you won’t soon forget, custom crafted to get the most out of your time in this magical, mystical islands.

Upcoming Polynesia Expeditions

  • Suwarrow Atoll

    Faces of Polynesia: Fiji to Tahiti

    October 22November 7, 2017

    Your journey through a South Pacific paradise includes fabled Fiji and Tahiti—of course—while also immersing you in the incredible natural beauty and friendly peoples of lesser-traveled Tonga, Wallis & Futuna, and Cook Islands.

  • Polynesia

    Tahiti to Easter Island: Marquesas, Tuamotus & Pitcairns

    November 5November 24, 2017

    Beyond the typical Polynesian paradise, one may delve deeper, to find aquamarine lagoons affording the world’s most dazzling snorkeling and diving, an intriguing Easter Island tour and the sky-piercing volcanoes of the Marquesas.

Beyond the Destination

Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in Polynesia

  • Papeete, Tahiti
    Field Report

    Tahiti to Easter Island 2015 Field Report

    January 18, 2016 | Field Report

    Friday, October 30, 2015 - Papeete, Tahiti / Embark Caledonian Sky: We converged on the city of Papeete from distant reaches of the planet for the same reason: to embark on an expedition to experience the culture, wildlife, and landscapes of the South Pacific.

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    Taveuni, Fiji
    Field Report

    Faces of Polynesia: Fiji to Tahiti 2015 Field Report

    December 16, 2015 | Field Report

    Saturday & Sunday, October 17 & 18, 2015 - Nadi, Fiji / Lautoka / Embark Caledonian Sky / Taveuni: We converged on the city of Nadi to experience the culture, wildlife, and landscapes of the South Pacific, from Fiji to Tahiti.

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    White Tern, Ducie Island
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    On Location: Ducie Island

    November 16, 2015 | Blog Post

    As the sky began to brighten with an orange glow, a Zodiac was lowered and the scout party hopped aboard. In the scarce light, it was clear that wind and swell were pounding the reef around Ducie Island, a remote atoll and the fourth and final island in the Pitcairn group that we hoped to visit on this trip.

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  • A Strong Kava Drink - The Elixir of Choice
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    A Strong Kava Drink - The Elixir of Choice

    June 2, 2015 | Blog Post

    It is an interesting fact that most human cultures have cultivated and used some kind of stimulant or narcotic. The relationship between psychoactive substances and human consumption stretches back as far as is traceable.

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    Pitcairn, Pitcairn Islands
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    The History of the HMS Bounty

    May 27, 2015 | Blog Post

    Rest assured, any voyage to the South Pacific will be less dramatic than that of the HMS Bounty in the 1700s, the story of the mutinous journey of this small vessel which originally set out for a botanical mission in the Pacific Ocean.

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    Easter Island
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    The Mythology of Easter Island

    May 27, 2015 | Blog Post

    Quietly, but surely, some 1,200 years ago, a double-hulled canoe of intrepid seafarers landed on the shores of Easter Island—a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Here, over the course of several centuries, a whole society was formed, isolated from the rest of the world in spirit, and proximity.

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  • Tahiti, French Polynesia
    Field Report

    Tahiti to Easter Island: Marquesas, Tuamotus & Pitcairns 2014 Field Report

    December 1, 2014 | Field Report

    Tuesday & Wednesday, September 30 & October 1, 2014 - Papeete, Tahiti / Embark Caledonian Sky / Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands: After long flights over the Pacific, we took day rooms at the InterContinental Resort Tahiti for some much-needed rest. Once up, we relished views of the saw-toothed silhouette of the island of Moorea.

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    Taveuni, Fiji
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    Faces of Polynesia: Fiji to Tahiti 2014 Field Report

    November 16, 2014 | Field Report

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji / Lautoka / Embark Caledonian Sky: After a long flight across the Pacific, we arrived in Fiji. We enjoyed a morning at leisure, sleeping, strolling, or swimming at our hotel on the beach, the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa.

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    Rainforests & Reefs
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    Our Founders & Field Directors Share Their Favorite 2014 Expeditions

    January 2, 2014 | Blog Post

    Happy New Year! Whether we traveled with you on our recent West Coast of South America or Tasmania to New Zealand journeys, are about to see you in Antarctica, or perhaps haven’t had the pleasure to travel with you lately, we always reflect fondly on our fellow Zegrahm travelers at this time of year.

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  • Henderson Lorikeet
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    A World of Thanks from Henderson Island

    September 13, 2011 | Blog Post

    As part of our 2010 “World of Thanks” donation, Zegrahm contributed to a large restoration project designed to help save the endemic bird species of Henderson Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    Oeno Island, Pitcairn Islands
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    On Location: Pitcairn Island Group

    October 18, 2010 | Blog Post

    On our current Quest for Paradise expedition, we were we able to visit not only Pitcairn Island, but through the skills of our drivers and crew, we were able to land on all four of the islands of the Pitcairn group!

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    Purple Orchid
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    On Location: Tahiti’s Inland Bird Paradise

    October 5, 2010 | Blog Post

    Tahiti is best known for its amazing beaches, but the vast and luscious interior of the island is a birder’s paradise. Today, we were treated to a rare view of deep vegetation draped over spectacular pinnacles and steep ridges in the volcanic heart of Tahiti. Yes, the roads were bumpy and filled with potholes, but that's all part of the adventure!

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More Options for Exploration

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