An Introduction to Tahiti and French Polynesia with James Grant-Peterkin

An Introduction to Tahiti and French Polynesia with James Grant-Peterkin


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Description

Join us for some island-hopping as we explore an iconic tropical paradise. Together we will contextualize the history of one of the most stunning archipelagos on our planet, as well as divulge the top travel tricks for visitors to the 'Pearl of the Pacific'. Tahiti is, in fact, just one of the 118 islands that make up French Polynesia but offers first-time travelers the best opportunity to experience the full marvels of this nation of islands. 

Few places on earth have captured the imagination of travelers across the ages as the mythical island of Tahiti. The first European explorers to the region thought that they had discovered paradise on earth, and many were reluctant to ever leave. Up until 1880, the islands were originally their own royal kingdom, but are now considered to be a semi-autonomous territory of France. 

Led by an expert in Eastern Polynesia history and culture, James Grant-Peterkin, this interactive seminar will give you all the information you need to make the very most of your visit. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of this hidden South Pacific gem.

About Your Expert

James Grant-Peterkin is a graduate of Cambridge University and is the British Honorary Consul on Easter Island. He has been studying Polynesian culture, linguistics, and archaeology for over 20 years, most of those while living on Easter Island itself, and is author of the guidebook “A Companion to Easter Island”. He has lectured extensively on Eastern Polynesia, both on cruise ships and at educational institutions worldwide.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
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A. (San Francisco, US)
Excellent presentation!

This is an A+ talk. The speaker is so knowledgeable and explains things so clearly. He also presents beautiful pictures. I look forward to more of his lectures!

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L.H. (Lafayette, US)
Well done!

Very enjoyable. James is a great presenter--very easy to listen to. Loved hearing about the navigation skills of the early inhabitants, as well as tips about travel.

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P.M. (Winter Haven, US)

The geographical and historical context was so well presented and so helpful, as were the tips for visiting. Very well prepared and presented by someone who is obviously an expert and an advocate.

P
P.M. (Winter Haven, US)
Fabulous presentation

The geographical and historical context was so well presented and so helpful, as were the tips for visiting. Very well prepared and presented by someone who is obviously an expert and an advocate.

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S.S. (Olympia, US)
I learned several new things

This was an excellent seminar. I liked the breakdown between geography, history, and travel tips. Our cruise to Polynesia was canceled due to Covid. I’m glad I saw this seminar before trying to rebook, because I would take the opportunity to see other islands instead of staying in Papeete. James was really easy to listen to. I’d love to go on a cruise where he was the guest speaker. Lots to learn.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
94%
(17)
6%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
A. (San Francisco, US)
Excellent presentation!

This is an A+ talk. The speaker is so knowledgeable and explains things so clearly. He also presents beautiful pictures. I look forward to more of his lectures!

L
L.H. (Lafayette, US)
Well done!

Very enjoyable. James is a great presenter--very easy to listen to. Loved hearing about the navigation skills of the early inhabitants, as well as tips about travel.

P
P.M. (Winter Haven, US)

The geographical and historical context was so well presented and so helpful, as were the tips for visiting. Very well prepared and presented by someone who is obviously an expert and an advocate.

P
P.M. (Winter Haven, US)
Fabulous presentation

The geographical and historical context was so well presented and so helpful, as were the tips for visiting. Very well prepared and presented by someone who is obviously an expert and an advocate.

S
S.S. (Olympia, US)
I learned several new things

This was an excellent seminar. I liked the breakdown between geography, history, and travel tips. Our cruise to Polynesia was canceled due to Covid. I’m glad I saw this seminar before trying to rebook, because I would take the opportunity to see other islands instead of staying in Papeete. James was really easy to listen to. I’d love to go on a cruise where he was the guest speaker. Lots to learn.