Adventure through French Polynesia in photos

A series of adventures cruising the islands of French Polynesia
A Zodiac speeds towards Silver Discoverer

Every day unfolds as a fresh series of adventures for Helen Anderson aboard a Silversea expedition in French Polynesia. Read her full feature here.

Photography by Julian Kingma.

Riding on the islands

Ahe village

Ahe village

A weaver makes a traditional coconut-palm hat at Ahe village.

Ahe village

Ahe village

A church at Ahe village.



Dry dock on Ahe atoll

Ahe village

Snorkelling in Ahe atoll

A shallow reef in Ahe atoll, in the Tuamotu Archipelago

Lunch by the pool on Silver Discoverer

Noodles prepared to order on Discoverer

Deckside service on Discoverer

Sunset in the Tuamotu Archipelago

Service on board Silver Discoverer while anchored off Fatu Hiva

Fatu Hiva

The volcanic landscape on Fatu Hiva, in the Marquesas

A Zodiac speeds towards Silver Discoverer, just off Fatu Hiva

Silver Discoverer anchored off Fatu Hiva, the southernmost of the Marquesas Islands

Poolside table on Silver Discoverer while anchored off Fatu Hiva

Tiki at Puamau

The pool on Discoverer

Drummer in a welcome ceremony at the Marquesan island of Ua Pou

The dock at Hakahau, on Ua Pou

On board Silver Discoverer

Grilled tuna with sautéed garlic spinach and herb salad on board

A Zodiac from Silver Discoverer approaches an uninhabited island in Tahanea atoll

Blue waters of French Polynesia

Zodiacs deliver guests to island in Mototunga atoll

Hermit crab

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