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Tahiti and French Polynesia Picture Gallery

Pictures from Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea and Other Islands in French Polynesia

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Tahitian Princess Cruise Ship in Moorea

Tahitian Princess Cruise Ship at anchor in the bay at Moorea, French Polynesia

Moorea Picture (c) Linda Garrison
Cruising Tahiti and French Polynesia is a dream tropical vacation. I've been lucky enough to cruise the South Pacific twice--once to the Society Islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea, and Huahine; and the second time from Tahiti to the Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands of French Polynesia on the passenger freighter the Aranui 3. Pictures are grouped together or you can view the photos as slide shows by clicking below.

Tahiti to Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea, and Huahine on the Renaissance R3 (now the Princess Tahitian Princess) - click here to start slide show

Tahiti to the Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands on the Aranui 3 passenger freighter - click here to start slide show

Tahiti

Tahiti Marketplace- Photos of the municipal market in Papeete

Around Tahiti - Photos made during a circle island tour of Tahiti

Four-Wheel Drive (4x4) Trip on Tahiti- Photos taken while on a 4x4 shore excursion on Tahiti

Grand Ballets de Tahiti- These dancers made you really feel like you were in the South Pacific!

Bora Bora

Bora Bora - A True South Pacific Paradise - Photos from the ship and while ashore

Bora Bora - A Wild Ride on a 4x4- Photos taken while on a great "carnival" ride on a four-wheel drive truck

More Photos from Bora Bora - Taken with a polarized filter on my 35 mm Nikon camera

Radisson Seven Seas Voyager and Paul Gauguin cruise ships meet in Bora Bora

Raiatea

Children of Raiatea - The singing and dancing of these small children (ages 3 to 13) was a real treat.

Outrigger Canoe Trip- The view of Raiatea from a motorized outrigger canoe is a great way to see the shoreline and navigable river.

Polynesian Marae- The most important temple of Polynesia is on Raiatea.

Raiatea by 4x4 - The 4x4 trip on Raiatea was not as muddy or bumpy as Bora Bora, but we did get to travel inside of the old volcanic crater.

Black Pearl Farm- After seeing how complicated it is to culture pearls, you might understand better why they are so expensive.

Visiting a Motu Near Raiatea - Sitting on the white sand and looking at the turquoise water really makes you feel like you are in a tropical paradise.

Dockside at Ututoa, Raiatea- This small village is an easy walk from the ship since we were able to dock at the pier.

Renaissance R3 (Princess Cruises' Tahitian Princess)

R3 Photos - Pictures of the Renaissance R3 taken in the South Pacific

More R3 Photos- More interior pictures of the R3

Huahine

A Rainy Day in Paradise - Huahine is a peaceful place with a slower pace.

Underwater Huahine - The undersea life in French Polynesia is spectacular.

Sunrise Over Huahine - Join me on the deck of my balcony on the R3 in watching the sun rise.

Moorea

Polynesian Sunset - I made these pictures from my balcony on the R3 while cruising between Raiatea and Moorea.

Mini-submarine on Moorea- Some passengers on our cruise took a shore excursion on this mini-submarine.

Renaissance R3 on Moorea- I made these great shots of the R3 and the surrounding bay at Moorea in French Polynesia.

Magnificent Moorea- Some miscellaneous pictures from this beautiful island.

Motu Beach and Snorkeling Picnic- We did a wonderful shore excursion to a motu. The snorkeling was the best we had on this cruise.

Dolphin Watching Expedition - The waters around Moorea are filled with wildlife. I was unnecessarily worried that our dolphin watching trip would be in vain.

Tahiti Cruise Slide Show

Pictures of Tahiti and the Renaissance R3 (65 photos)

Pictures of Huahine (17 photos)

Pictures of a sunrise over the South Pacific (8 photos)

Pictures of Bora Bora (27 photos)

Pictures of Raiatea (48 photos)

Pictures of Moorea (19 photos)

Pictures of the Sheraton on Tahiti (3 photos)

Aranui 3 Passenger Freighter Cruise from Tahiti to the Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands

Pictures from the Aranui 3- Over 100 pictures of the Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands and of the Aranui 3

Article on Cruising French Polynesia on the Aranui 3- Mega 5-part feature from Tuamotu and Marquesas Islands cruise

Article on Renaissance R3 Cruise to Tahiti and French Polynesia - Mega 7-part feature from the South Pacific cruise

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