Watersports Marina
Jean-Michel Cousteau

Outdoor Pool and Pool Bar

Enjoy a refreshing dip in our onboard swimming pool, located under the sky on Deck 8 aboard The Gauguin or Deck 5 aboard The Moana. Or perhaps you’ll simply relax poolside in a deck chair, with a good book and a beverage from the Pool Bar. Aboard The Gauguin, you can also take advantage of our onboard SCUBA lessons. The Gauguin is the only luxury ship in French Polynesia to offer PADI certification on board for novice divers, as well as refresher courses.

Watersports Marina

Watersports are a highlight of the Paul Gauguin Cruises’ experience.

Aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin
Aboard The Gauguin, a specially designed retractable watersports platform enables guests to descend to sea level, where they can conveniently hop aboard a windsurfer or paddleboard, launch a kayak, or set out for an optional SCUBA diving expedition. The Gauguin’s SCUBA diving excursions are designed for all levels of experience, and we are the only luxury ship in the French Polynesian islands to offer PADI certification onboard for novice divers, as well as refresher courses. For watersports marina hours of operations, click here

The watersports marina is available in select ports and subject to weather conditions and local restrictions.

Aboard the m/v Tere Moana
Complimentary watersports are available in select ports at destination beaches only. Complimentary snorkel gear is available to guests. Watersports are not available directly from the ship's marina.

Please note: Swimming from the watersports marinas aboard both ships is prohibited. European voyages offer limited watersports activities.

Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program
(m/s Paul Gauguin)

Explorer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau is committed to the belief that the survival of the world’s oceans depends on capturing the imagination at a young age. In order to ensure that conservation remains a priority among future generations, he created the Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program under the auspices of the Ocean Futures Society.

This unique, groundbreaking program introduces young travelers (ages 9 to 17) to the extraordinary natural wonders of French Polynesia through direct, hands-on, interactive experiences with marine and island ecosystems. During onboard activities, they'll discover how black pearls and vanilla are cultivated, how volcanic islands become coral atolls, and the importance of maintaining the ocean's marine and island ecosystems. And they'll thrill to naturalist-led snorkeling excursions. Children ages nine to 17 are eligible (a $299-$379 value). Parents are also encouraged to participate.

The Ambassadors of the Environment Youth Program is available on holiday cruises in 2014 and on select summer and holiday sailings in 2015. 

Book one of our holiday sailings, and kids participate in AOTE FREE! View details.

For Jean-Michel Cousteau Guest Host sailings, click here.