Polynesian Discovery: Exploring Tahiti, Bora Bora, and the Tuamotus
Neighboring the storied islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora lies the coveted diving destination of Rangiroa, the steep volcanic cliffs and remarkable grottoes of Makatea, and the ancient Polynesian cultural site of Marae Taputapuātea on Ra'iatea. On an incredible expedition to one of the last places on Earth to be settled by humans, discover iconic tropical landscapes, ancient cultural sites, and an extraordinary undersea world.
See iconic landscapes like Bora Bora's verdant Mount Otemanu, jutting 2,400 feet above turquoise waters
Dive and snorkel in crystalline waters to discover an undersea world of 16-foot manta rays, green sea turtles, black-tipped reef sharks, and enormous schools of fish
Swim into an otherworldly grotto on Makatea and float in a hidden cave surrounded by stalagmites and stalactites
Learn about Polynesian history and culture at sights including Marae Taputapuātea, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Join National Geographic Photography Experts Jennifer Hayes and David Doubilet on the Mar. 29, 2024, departure
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National Geographic Orion
An authentic expedition ship, purpose-built for exploring the South Pacific and its surrounding regions
Featuring 53 cabins, the gracious and intimate National Geographic Orion takes travelers to little-known waters and isles in the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia to experience each location's natural and cultural wonders up close. With her high ice-class rating, National Geographic Orion is strong enough to explore the polar regions, yet her elevated maneuverability allows for navigation practically anywhere accessible by sea.
Over 50+ years of exploring, Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff and the quality companionship they provide has established the company’s reputation. From expedition leaders to naturalists, most hold advanced degrees and are established authorities in their fields. Some join a few expeditions each year to explore the same sites, some of them spending some time in the field away from rigorous academic work. And others lead expeditions all around the world—with many guests saying, “Where you’re going, we’re going,” and returning time after time to travel with them. Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff.
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