In the early morning, we found ourselves arriving through one of the passes into Tahanea Atoll. Slight cloud coverage made for dramatic lighting in the morning. We had the chance to explore the uninhabited atoll by foot as we searched for birdlife and took a swim or went paddleboarding. Some guests went scuba diving.

In the afternoon, we finally submerged ourselves in the pristine waters of the Tuamotus. Snorkelers were treated to blacktip reef sharks, wrasses, parrotfish, and even a spotted eagle ray.

We finished the day with an island barbecue on the back deck and an amazing presentation from our cultural specialist about what life is like and observed a traditional Polynesian sailing canoe.