Posted May 31st, 2008, 12:33 PM
Welcome to the board!...unfortunately, there hasn't been a lot of info coming in yet from the FP cruises. Like you, we plan on diving as much as possible, so all other activities will depend on the timing on the dives. The only excursion listed that we might do with the ship would be the kayak trip on Raiatea. The beach bar-b-ques look interesting, but I've heard the ship has a free one on one of the islands. Last trip on the Tahitian Princess, we picked up a 4x4 excursion in Moorea at the dock and it was much better than the one arranged thru the ship in Raiatea, and cheaper. This trip, I think we will just wing it ourselves....rent a car or something and explore. One thing we did last trip was to rent a small motorboat on Huahine & just cruised inside the lagoon finding spots to snorkle & had our own picnic on a secluded beach.
One other excursion that is a possibility is the trip with Dr. Poole on Moorea. since we are staying over a couple of days on Tahiti, we are tryingg to arrange a similar excursion with Top Dive. We are going on the Aug 3rd trip, so the whales should be in the channel between Tahiti & Moorea. When is your trip schduled?
Also, I have talked with the dive crew aboard the SF and have gotten some info if you have any questions.