m/s Paul Gauguin

Shore Excursion Terms & Conditions

Please note that not all shore excursions are available on all sailings. Descriptions and pricing may vary.  Shore excursions will not be available for pre-booking until approximately 60 days prior to sailing (with the exception of the Romantic Escapades excursions) and can be added to your booking via the "Manage your trip" online tool. New tours, not previously listed for online sales, may be available onboard without prior notice. If you have questions please contact our Reservation Department at 1 (800) 848-6172 for assistance.

Once onboard, please refer to the tour descriptions for full details or consult with the Travel Concierge Team for further information.

Komodo Trekking Tour
Duration:
2 Hours - $89

Enjoy a short trek on Komodo Island, one of the 17,508 islands that make up the Republic of Indonesia. The highlight of this trip is seeing Komodo Dragons. These relatives of the dinosaur are the biggest reptiles on Earth today, reaching lengths of over 10 feet (3 meters) and weights of more than 275 lbs. (125kg). After disembarking the ship's tender, you will walk to the Tamarind Woods rangers' station, where you will have a short briefing. Then, keep an eye open for these dappled giants as you approach Banuggulung, a former Komodo feeding ground, in the company of an expert guide who will provide further insight into the life of these unique and fascinating creatures. At the end of your trek, you will be returned to the rangers' station, where you will have time to browse for souvenirs from local villagers before being transferred back to the ship.

The earliest stories of a dragon existing in the region circulated widely and attracted considerable attention. No one visited the island to check the story until official interest was sparked in the early 1910s by stories from Dutch sailors based in Flores about a mysterious creature allegedly described as a "dragon" that spat fire. In 1915, the Dutch government placed the dragon on the list of protected species. More recently (November 2011), Komodo was named to the controversial list of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Please note: The number of rangers in the national park and on the island is limited, so for safety and security reasons, all guests wishing to join this excursion are required to book it in advance. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and do not wear or carry any RED items or clothing on Komodo Island. Guests with fresh wounds or who are menstruating are advised to stay on board the ship. Because the terrain on Komodo is rough and uneven, this tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Do not attempt to feed the dragons.

Excursion Code:
KMO-001
Pink Beach Snorkeling
Duration:
3 Hours - $99

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit Komodo National Park's Pink Beach-one of only seven pink beaches in the world. The beach sands were tinted a beautiful deep rose by the remains of red coral crushed by waves and washed ashore. The beach also boasts amazing underwater life and a stunning surrounding panorama. You'll transfer by boat from the tender jetty to Pink Beach, where you will have two hours to relax, swim, or snorkel. Crystal-clear, blue water laps at the sand, and massive headlands shelter the shallow bay and foster the growth of beautiful coral, making this an ideal place for viewing a colorful and diverse underwater world. At the end of your time at the beach, you'll be transferred by boat back to the jetty, where you'll have time to browse for souvenirs from local villagers before returning to your ship via tender boat.

Please note: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and do not wear or carry any RED items or clothing on Komodo Island. Guests with fresh wounds or who are menstruating are advised to stay onboard the ship. Because the terrain on Komodo is rough and uneven, this tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Bring snorkeling equipment from the ship. One snorkeling guide will lead up to 25 guests. One national park boat will provide surface supervision while guests are in the water.

Excursion Code:
KMO-002