Tuamotu Expedition 2024

Are you ready to explore the secluded Tuamotu islands with us?

These remote and isolated atolls are the true pearls of the South Pacific! Imagine dipping your toes in to white sugary sandy beaches while surrounded by crystal clear blue waters and tall coconut trees.

Did you know that some of the best reefs and reef eco systems in the planet are found there? Get ready to submerge in to the underwater world as we do some island hoping for 12 days on board a 50 foot catamaran

Nurse sharks, giant school of fishes, dolphins, rays and incredible reefs. Let’s not forget about the warm people and exotic culture of the South Pacific.

Another focus of this expedition are pearls. Do you love pearls?

We will be visiting a few of the top pearl farms in the Tuamotu Archipelago. The deep waters and clean ocean currents surrounding the islands are ideal for pearl cultivation.  Did you know that some of the best black pearls in the world come from the Tuamotu’s

We want to invite you to join us in this fabulous adventure!

The trip starts September 9 in Papeete, Tahiti island where we board the vessel early in the morning. Return date arriving in Papeete is September 16 2024

COST: 4,500 US Per person

Includes 12 days on board

All meals and snacks provided

Two persons per cabin

First Island destination is MAKATEA

We chose this special island as our first destination because is a bit isolated from the rest of the archipelago and the closest to Tahiti island at 257 Kilometers.  Sailing to Makatea can take us anywhere from 24 to 48 hours depending on wind and ocean conditions. It’s perfect to stretch our legs and start our adventure.

Lush nature, amazing empty beaches, great snorkeling, caves and rare natural rock formations all in this tiny island with the whooping population of 68 humans. We hope to meet them all and make friends for ever there.


This island is pure magic! Full of lagoons and epic diving for those who want to book a few dives while we are there, this is the spot! Sharks and giant schools of fish also the famous wild but very friendly bottle nose dolphins who are known to interact with divers and snorkelers alike.  This is where our Pearl Hunt begins!


This is where all pearl farming in the South Pacific began, this is the island with the most pearl farms in the archipelago so get ready ladies and gentleman to visit some incredible farms and explore the island.

Small private pearl farm in Manihi, French Polynesia

Diver inspecting oyster shells with pearls in Manihi, French Polynesia.



Infinitely beautiful and pristine! More pearl farms and more incredible beaches, lagoons and underwater world.


Oh the friendly nurse sharks and the amazing artisans and their crafts. Those are my two favorite things however, there’s so much more to do and explore. This is our last island. You can fly to Papeete if you feel tired or you can stay with us until the very end and thought it up! Sailing back can be also anywhere from 24 to 48 hours.


For more information please write us at oceandefenderadventures@gmail.com


Oriana Kalama

Tahiti trip boat