Boat in The Marquesas

If there’s an iconic trip in French Polynesia, it's the Aranui. For over 25 years, this ship has been the umbilical cord between Tahiti and the Marquesas and a favourite with tourists. Its 14-day voyage, departing from Pape’ete, takes it to Takapoto Atoll in the Tuamotus and the six inhabited islands of the Marquesas. There are 17 trips per year.