Join us aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin for a series of lectures by our onboard guest presenters. Topics range from history of the South Pacific to conservation, dolphins and other creatures of the deep, the wonders of coral reefs, and much more. Our presenters will be happy to answer questions and speak to our guests after each special presentation. To read more about each presenter, click link on their name.
Mark is an acknowledged authority and researcher in the field of Polynesian anthropology. On almost every voyage, you will have the opportunity to attend an entertaining and enlightening lecture given by this renowned archaeologist and scholar—and gifted raconteur.
President of Te Mana O Te Moana, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conservation, education, and research, Cécile will enlighten guests on most sailings about efforts to rehabilitate sick and injured sea turtles and return them to the deep.
Passionate about preserving the language and culture of Tahiti and French Polynesia, Dorothy joined with artist and musician Bobby Holcomb to found a school dedicated to this purpose. She has also worked as a local archaeology assistant, tour guide, and entrepreneur. Learn from Dorothy about the legends and history of Huahine during the m/s Paul Gauguin’s port calls to that island.
Michael’s passion for marine life has been the driving force of his entire career. Guests on almost every sailing will be delighted by his tales of spinner dolphins, whales, and other enchanting marine mammals.
A Ph.D. in marine biology from the University of Aix-Marseille, Denis is the founder of Espace Bleu, an organization that seeks to create and restore coral reefs. You will likely have a chance to learn more about these fascinating efforts.