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French Polynesia: Tahiti Gay Cruise
Snorkel, kayak, 4X4, and sail your way through French Polynesia on this gorgeous gay cruise.
SPECIAL BOOKING CONDITIONS

This tour is subject to special payment terms. A 25% deposit is required to secure your space, a second 25% deposit 6 months before departure, and final payment due 90 days prior to departure. The following cancellation penalties apply:

  • up to 90 days before departure, we will hold 100% of your payment as a credit for future travel, less unrecoverable costs. If you have paid more than the minimum deposit(s) and require a refund, we will retain the minimum deposit(s) and refund the balance.
  • between 45 and 89 days before departure, we will hold 100% of your payment as a credit for future travel, less unrecoverable costs, or provide a 25% refund.
  • under 45 days, we will retain the full amount of your booking as a cancellation fee.

If full payment is not received 90 days prior to departure, Out Adventures reserves the right to cancel your booking based on the above cancellation terms.

Country info

VISAS: A visa is not required for American, Australian, British, and Canadian citizens travelling to French Polynesia for fewer than 90 days. There may be exceptions, and all visas are the responsibility of the traveller.

CULTURE SHOCK: Tourism in French Polynesia is well-developed enough to offer many of the luxuries of home. Not everyone you encounter will speak English, so we recommend you relax, have a sense of humour, and take it easy. Overall, it is an extremely safe nation where pickpocketing is minimal, scamming is generally unheard of, and the biggest risk you should encounter is catching too much sun.

LOCAL LGBT SCENE: French Polynesia follows the same laws as France, meaning discrimination towards LGBTQ+ people is not legal. Homophobia is very rare, especially in larger cities and the most visited islands (Tahiti, Bora Bora, etc). It is also not uncommon to meet mahu (men living as women) while travelling in French Polynesia as they tend to be employed in the hospitality industry.

WEATHER: April in Polynesia is the tail end of the rainy season and can be hot with showers. Daytime highs are typically between 85–90F (29–32C). Evenings typically do not dip below 77F (25C). There is a good possibility of rain.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS: Out Adventures requires proof of full Covid-19 vaccination from all guests, following recommendations by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more details please see our Covid-19 FAQ.

OTHER VACCINATIONS: Based on the entry requirements for French Polynesia, there are no other vaccinations needed. To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, consult your doctor or a travel medical clinic. Out Adventures cannot provide vaccination recommendations. 

ELECTRICITY: You will need an international travel plug/adapter for type A, B and E sockets. Visit http://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/french-polynesia for more information.

CONNECTIVITY: You will have Wi-Fi access through the trip, although on board our ship, network speeds can be slow.  We recommend purchasing an international data package if you must be connected, and even then connectivity may be spotty. Feel free to tweet, pin, post and share your experience with your friends and family at home. They might be a tad jealous!

SEA SICKNESS/CRUISING AT NIGHT

Please note that seas can be rough and we often cruise at night. This is a small ship, so you will feel movement, and you will hear engine noise regardless of your location on the ship. If you suffer from motion sickness, you should discuss treatment with your physician. If you are sensitive to noise, you should bring earplugs.

How we travel

Out Adventures is all about good times with likeminded guys. Whatever’s on the itinerary—from fireside camping to five-star decadence—our goal is to make the experience magical. We’re also committed to supporting the communities we visit by hiring local guides, staying at locally-owned accommodations when possible, and celebrating local cuisine. It all adds up to a great way to immerse yourself in the culture.

Travel Insurance

For everybody’s peace of mind, medical travel insurance is required on all Out Adventures tours. At a minimum, your travel insurance must include medical coverage of US$50,000 and emergency repatriation coverage of no less than US$200,000.

Click here for more details on our requirements and how to obtain coverage. 

Your guide

All Out Adventures are led by a gay (or gay-welcoming) guide. Whenever possible, we hire destination locals. And we can also connect you with the right people if you’d like to delve deeper into the local culture. If you’re pleased with the service received, we recommend a tip of US $140 – $180 total for the ship crew and local guide…they’ll certainly appreciate it!

Fellow adventurers

Out adventures are a great way to meet people from around the world and all walks of life. Bear in mind that everybody’s there for a good time, so mutual respect will go a long way. Please be on time for any meet ups, empathetic to the needs of others, and ready to roll with whatever the adventure brings.

Although we can’t tell you who your fellow travellers will be for privacy reasons, we can tell you many great friendships began with an Out Adventure. And just because we’re a gay tour operator doesn’t mean we’re exclusive: friends and family are always welcome to join the fun.

Flying solo

If you’ve never travelled on your own, it’s an amazing way to get to know yourself while making new friends along the way. We can arrange for you to share a room with people in your age range at no charge, or you can pay a supplement for your own room.

Itinerary disclaimer

The itinerary is correct at time of publishing. If anything, it will only improve with feedback from prior travellers and our own research. It’s best to reference your final trip documents, rather than our website, in case there have been any changes that affect your departure.

Optional activities

Every Out Adventure offers optional excursions that are not included in price of this trip. Please see the daily itinerary in your final pre-trip packet to learn what’s available.

Meals

This tour includes breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 7 Dinners.

Starting Point

InterContinental Resort Tahiti
PK7, Fa’a’ā 98702
Tahiti, French Polynesia
+689 40 86 51 10

Standard check-in time is 3PM. We are unable to arrange early check-ins, however you are able to store your luggage while you wait. If you would like a guaranteed early check-in, you will need to reserve a pre-tour night of accommodation. 

Finishing Point

Pape’ete Marina, French Polynesia

A complimentary departure transfer will be provided if you are departing from the ship, or to a hotel booked through Out Adventures.

Money

The currency in French Polynesia is the French Pacific Franc (XPF or CFP). Debit and credit cards should be accepted and work throughout most of the islands. We recommend bringing about $400 USD in case of an emergency, or if your credit/ATM cards are placed on hold.

Tipping

All gratuities for included activities and meals are included on this tour. If you’re pleased with your guide and the ship crew, we recommended budgeting $140 – $180 USD for a tip.

What to bring

Most Out Adventures entail carrying your own luggage on occasion. And while you’ll never schlep far, things can quickly get heavier than a celebrity breakup if you don’t keep your baggage under 20kg/44lb. You should also bring something smaller for day trips to carry water, your camera, and any souvenirs you find along the way.

The following packing list is a guideline, not gospel. Our Out Adventure Specialists are happy to answer any specific questions about how much or little to bring.

Travel Documents

  • Passport/Visas/Flight Itineraries/Travel Insurance
  • Pre-trip packet
  • Credit/ATM card

General Personal Items

  • Eye mask, ear plugs
  • Smartphone, camera, charging cables and travel adapters
  • Daypack
  • Luggage lock
  • Guidebook, phrase book, reading material

Shoes

  • Socks
  • Walking shoes or trainers
  • Sandals or water shoes

Bottoms

  • Underwear
  • Shorts
  • Swimwear
  • Shorts or pants you’d feel comfortable wearing to a restaurant

Tops

  • Short-sleeved shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Shirts you’d feel comfortable wearing to a restaurant

Jackets

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Light jacket for cool evenings (just in case)

Other

  • Sunglasses/Hat
  • Small Umbrella
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Daypack

Health-related Items

  • Small First aid kit including ibuprofen, acetaminophen, zinc oxide tape and small scissors, blister pads, diarrhea tablets, dioralyte rehydration packs
  • Personal Medication
  • High protection sunscreen/lip balm
  • Insect repellent/bite cream/antihistamine
  • Antibacterial gel/wipes
  • Toiletries including toothbrush, toothpaste & deodorant
Groups within Groups

We love when groups of friends join us on an OUT Adventure, whether you’re celebrating a major milestone, or you just love to travel together. However, since we have travellers that will be flying solo, or as a couple, we would love your help ensuring everybody feels welcome and has an epic time. Here are some ways you can give us a hand, while also getting to know and befriending your fellow travellers:

  • Sit with (and get to know) different people at different meals
  • Mix up walking partners on excursions
  • Invite solo travellers to join you for an optional excursion or meal
  • Enjoy inside jokes in privacy, or let the group in on the secret ?

If you’d rather relish an exclusive escape with just your own party, we also offer private departures. This is a great way to create and manage your own holiday guest list, while possibly saving money as well. Please contact one of our Adventure Specialists if you’re interested in a customized quote.

Physical ratings & considerations

All Out Adventures guests must have a good level of health. All tours, regardless of activity level, involve uneven steps, stairs, walking tours, and you will be required to carry your own luggage from time to time. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate individuals with limited mobility unless they are willing to absorb the cost of a private guide/assistant which varies by country and is only possible on a case by case basis. It is also your responsibility to advise Out Adventures of any pre-existing medical conditions that may increase the risk of you requiring medical attention, or that may affect the normal conduct of the tour and the enjoyment of the tour by other participants.

Below is a breakdown of our Physical Rating guide.

1 – Relaxing

  • Very little or no hiking
  • Light activities such as walking, bike tours, paddling or swimming are completely optional
  • Low altitude
  • Suitable for all fitness levels

2 – Light

  • Light walking and hiking (2 hours or less per day and at low altitude)
  • Light activities such as bike tours, paddling or swimming are completely optional
  • Suitable for most fitness levels

3 – Average

  • Light walking and hiking (3 hours or less per day, rarely at high altitude)
  • Some activities such as biking, paddling or swimming. Active days are mixed with relaxed days
  • Suitable for an average fitness level

4 – Demanding

  • Walking, hiking is a component of the tour (can range from 2 hours to 6 hours per day, at various altitudes)
  • Activities such as biking, paddling or swimming may be mixed in
  • Suitable for a good fitness level

5 – Challenging

  • Walking, hiking, biking, paddling or kayaking are the vast majority of the trip (can range from 2 hours to 8 hours per day, generally at high altitude)
  • Activities will likely happen day after day with limited rest days
  • Suitable for above average fitness level

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