Maeva! Welcome to Tahiti by Carl

Carl on a catamaran in Taha'aI am a Professional Tahiti Travel Specialist who takes pride on creating dream vacations for his clients. I have travelled to over 50 countries in our great world and seen some incredible places and have been involved in some amazing experiences. However in all my years of travelling, no where have I found the beauty that exists in Tahiti and her islands. The tranquility, isolation and splendour of these islands offers something that can’t be found elsewhere – I have tried! From the rugged lush interior of Tahiti and Moorea, to the stunning multi-coloured lagoons of Bora Bora and Taha’a, or the flat isolated coral atolls of Rangiroa and Tikehau, each one of the island is different from the next and all are truly incredible.

About Carl

When you work with me in planning your dream Tahiti vacation you can be assured that you are working with a professional. Someone who takes pride in creating the perfect vacation to match your needs and budget. Someone who has a passion for planning your vacation and plans the trip with detail and thought as if it were his own holiday.

When it comes to Tahiti and her islands I am the professional you want to work with. I am current and up to date on Tahiti, well connected with the suppliers and use only the best professional tour operators to organize the details of your vacation.

I am a Tahiti Tiare Agent which means I am a certified Tahiti Specialist with Tahiti Tourism North America.  They do not provide this designation to anyone. I have completed their training programs, travelled to Tahiti and do continual training and education to stay up to date on the Tahitian islands, resorts and activities.

Furthermore, I am also a Certified Travel Manager (CTM) through the Canadian Institute of Travel Counsellors and my agency, Travel Professionals International (TPI) is a registered TICO travel agency which as a consumer provides you with additional protection and peace of mind for your travel bookings.

In a world that has very few travel regulations it is important for you to know who you are booking your travel with and that they are a reputable, professional and looking out for your best interests.

I realize when planning your dream vacation that you have options and appreciate your business. You won’t be disappointed working with me helping you plan your dream Tahiti Vacation. I look forward to helping you get to Tahiti and her islands and explore paradise.


Tahiti is a dream destination which you could book online or with any travel agent – but why would you?

When you are investing your hard earned money on a dream experience don’t leave the details to chance – you want it to be perfect and need an expert to help you create your perfect dream.

Sit back for this short presentation and learn the Top 10 Reasons you should book your Tahiti Vacation with Carl from Tahiti by Carl – Travel Professionals International.


Tahiti by Carl Google Reviews






“Carl’s intimate knowledge of Tahiti, the optimal use of his contacts and partners ensures a quality experience that will create memories that will last a life tine. Vacations are all about creating those experiences and memories . The local people he works with remove any anxiety one feels traveling. I have read the blogs and Facebook groups, their questions, for the most part, people that are going, are there currently, or have left and I just shake my head with their concerns and anxieties, with Carl, the hardest thing is wondering which pair of flip-flops to bring. Travel arrangements with TahitiByCarl are truly a worry free vacation experience.”

Mike and Suzanne – Dream Vacation


“This is the first time we have EVER used a travel agent and this is the absolute best possible Sofitel Private Island Bora Boraexperience we could have had. Every one of your recommendations were excellent. Every excursion was nearly seamless and all the transfers between airports, hotels and boats were perfect. We literally had to plan nothing. This is exactly what we needed for our honeymoon and brief escape from reality. This was an amazing and unforgettable trip! We can’t thank you enough. It was great to meet all of your French Polynesia friends, all of which spoke very highly of you. We are already planning our return in 5 years and we’ll absolutely be calling you.”

Brad and Natosha  – Honeymoon 


“Gobsmacked at the airport!  We were greeted and treated like royalty. We are not used to that and trulyHilton Moorea appreciated that after a long flight.  Everything ran smoothly with all details taken care of.

We really appreciated Carl’s first hand knowledge of the islands, resorts and tours. His recommendations suited our tastes and budget. We feel that we had a truly custom designed vacation and not a run of the mill package.”

Dave and Nancy – Birthday Trip


Carl’s passion for French Polynesia is contagious and you can’t help but feel overwhelming excitement knowing that the trip Carl has put together for you is going to be exceptional; an experience you won’t ever forget.

Carl has a remarkable talent for tailoring the experience to the client. He knows so much about the region and is generous about sharing experiences.

There are lots of ways to get around in French Polynesia and we’re thankful for Carl’s ability to put together a seamless itinerary. No doubt it maximized the amount of time we had to take in paradise.

Erin & Sean – Wedding/Honeymoon


Trust Carl to book the best trip for you within your budget. He is very good at aligning your interests, personality, and preferences with the right islands, resorts and excursions.

His knowledge is priceless. And…, he took care of all the big things and the small things, both matter when you are taking this trip. Some niceSt Regis Bora Bora surprises along the way.. . One surprise, so simple, but made our welcome to Tahiti exceptional, impressed my husband!

Carl is always available if you have questions, and he is a happy positive person who makes booking your trip fun.

I have priced this trip out many times over the years and was pleasantly surprised to pay less than I thought with the bonus of numerous excursions included.

Get the canoe breakfast if you are in an OWB. Choose to pay for a meal plan in advance, this helped us just enjoy the trip and not worry about prices on the menu.

Choosing Carl was the best decision we made.

Dianne & Brian – Birthday/Anniversary Trip


I spent hours looking at different hotels and reading reviews. In the end, I contacted Carl because I Manava Beach Resort Poolwanted the advice of someone who had been in Tahiti before and knew the resorts, and ins and outs. Carl obviously knows all the islands well, and all the resorts, and we gave him an idea of the kind of traveling we like to do, and our budget, and he picked the resorts just perfectly for us. We couldn’t have been happier. I wouldn’t go to Tahiti again without using Carl!

Christi – Family Vacation


Hi Carl

We wanted to get base with you earlier but since we got back we were extremely busy and unfortunatelySt Regis Bora Bora never got the time to thank you for this amazing unforgettable honeymoon that you planned for us. This trip was everything we dreamt of and more. Your suggestions were wonderful, and we enjoyed every single activity.

We actually got to meet another couple on that trip from Toronto who booked through you also which we found amazing.

We just want to thank you again and hopefully work with you on the future trips.

Shamila and Ali – Honeymoon


Carl is a true professional, helpful and polite. He was always there to answer any questionBora Bora Pearl Resorts or concerns before we left. All of the documentation provided was a huge help in preparing us for the trip. We would go through Carl again in a heart beat…we hope he expands to ‘Anywhere in the world by Carl’.

Melanie & Jamie – Anniversary Trip


Hi Carl:

We are just back last night from our trip and just wanted to send you a note to say thanks for one of thepaul gauguin ship best vacations of our lifetime.

The Paul Gauguin cruise was an exceptional experience and I am so glad you steered us to that vs the Windstar.  We saw the Windstar anchored alongside us in Bora Bora and there is no way that ship could match the PG experience.  We were blown away by the service level on the PG – service to food to activities – they do such a phenomenal job with that ship and the whole Tahiti experience.

The Sofitel was exactly what we were looking for in the OW bungalow experience, and a perfect recommendation for us.  The coral gardens surrounding the lagoon there was a playground for us andMoorea Sofitel Overwater while we had planned to do a bunch of activities on the island we spent 3 days lazying around the room and enjoying the lagoon and the spectacular water.  We just didn’t want to leave the property.

The flights back were brutally long but well worth the experience.

Thanks again for everything.


Tim & Eileen – Tahiti Cruise/Land Vacation

This was definitely a phenomenal trip that exceeded our expectations in every way. Carl did a fantastic St Regis Bora Bora Weddingjob all the way through from planning and helping us make our decisions to booking and ensuring everything met our wish list. Even after the booking, he provided lots of travel tips and insider info to make our experience even better. We packed a lot into our trip with multiple locations, activities and even a wedding, and were pleasantly surprised how well everything was coordinated with no hiccups or challenges. That alone is enough to know we made the right decision using Carl and would definitely recommend his services to anyone. He is responsive, courteous and very knowledgeable about Tahiti — an expert for sure.

Christie & Tim – Tahiti Wedding

Carl has done an incredible job of guiding us through planning our first trip to Tahiti. His recommendations and advice and insights were simply outstanding. He spent a great deal of time getting to know us and our travel preferences and style and then put together what is truly our “Tahitian Dream” … from the perfect islands (Tahiti, Moorea, Taha’a and BoraBora), the perfect resorts, flights, transportation and transfers and all our excursions! We just can’t wait until September! Thank you so much Carl – you’re awesome!

Sandra & Joe – Tahiti Anniversary

HI, This is Robin. My husband and Carl planned our bucket list vacation for over a year before we le tahaa island resort spaactually traveled. Carl was great! It truly was a stress free vacation. We landed in Tahiti then flew to Moorea. From Moorea we traveled to Bora Bora and lastly Tahaa. Each stop was more beautiful than the next. It was the best ‘first time there’ vacation I’ve experienced. When we had a question or concern, we emailed Carl who got back with us within a couple of hours. ( time difference and all). This was a blow out vacation- tours, dining, and activities booked each step of the way. Great execution. I highly recommend Carl. As a matter of fact, I have and a coworker of mine has planned her destination wedding through Carl.!!!

Robin & Don – Tahiti Birthday & Dream Trip

I couldn’t have imagined a better travel agent than Carl Henderson. He is so knowledgeable about Tahiti and all it has to offer. He provided some great recommendations for us based on our interests. He even suggested which side of the plane to sit on so you get a great view of the islands as you’re landing. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to refer anyone I know to Carl. There is NO WAY we could have booked the trip we had on our own.

Shawn & Janet – Tahiti Honeymoon

Our vacation to French Polynesia was a once in a lifetime experience. Carl was very informative and helpful in all aspects of the planning process. He guides you through basic decisions from which islands to visit to how much time to spend on each island to which resorts to visit. He provides very detailed information about each island and resort. The selection of tours that he offers are excellent. Carl provided updates and stayed in touch up until the time of departure. French Polynesia is beautiful to visit. The people are very friendly and funny. The snorkeling is fantastic. The food is very good. The resorts are amazing. Our vacation was relaxing and rejuvenating!
Thanks Carl for all of your help. You clearly matched our desires with your knowledge while helping us create our trip. We would highly recommend using Carl to book a vacation.

Richard & Maria – Tahiti Vacation

We booked our wedding and honeymoon through Carl and could not recommend his services more to others. For a once in a lifetime trip you need a specialist who can match the destination. Carl was this man. His personalised service, knowledge and help with us to build out our perfect trip was unmatched. He exceeded our expectations from start to finish, offering to meet in person rather than on the phone, providing helpful tips and advice right up until we left, and greetings when we returned.

Justin & Chantal – Tahiti Wedding & Honeymoon

We had the best honeymoon ever! Carl planned everything perfectly and gave us tips and recommendations that were very helpful. Very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Thank you so much Carl, we will definitely be back!

Caleb & Jennifer – Honeymoon

Carl, there are no words to describe our honeymoon! It was absolutely a once in a lifetime trip! To be value of using a travel agent advisorhonest, we didn’t go through your package much beforehand as we were so busy with the wedding etc. But I want to tell you that your package (which we read front to cover once we were there) was incredibly organized and detailed. Your ‘tips’ and recommendations proved to be invaluable. We can’t thank you enough for everything – we could never have planned this trip without you! You thought of every last detail and your restaurant recommendations were fantastic!

Overall, the trip was beyond what we could have imagined. We are already talking about which wedding anniversary we will go back for! 🙂 Thank you for everything Carl – I am so grateful that Aldo connected us! I would highly recommend you to anyone considering French Polynesia for a vacation destination.

Take care,

Dahlia & Ottavio – Honeymoon

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Working with Carl to plan our honeymoon was a delight. When I first started contacted travel agents I was some what discouraged as they were very slow at responding or did not provide the info or quote I wanted. This was not so with Carl. I emailed Carl a general message asking for information and within canoe breakfast bora bora
20 minutes he had called me personally. This was a very nice touch. Carl was extremely knowledgeable about Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora where we were planning on going and made very good recommendations which led to a better trip for us. Carl was always available to answer my calls or emails and was very personable and professional. We loved how Carl mailed out an information package about each of our destinations which included info on sightseeing, restaurants, etc. We also loved how Carl mailed us cute Tahiti luggage tags. It was these little touches that made our trip feel extra special and made us feel like valued customers not just another number like one can sometimes feel with bigger travel agencies. Our whole trip went off without a hitch and we truly believe this was due to Carl’s meticulous planning. Carl was also able to throw in lots of extras, like free room upgrades at check-in, canoe breakfast in Bora Bora and lots of wine and champagne in our rooms! We hope to be lucky enough to travel to French Polynesia again in the future and will for sure be booking through Carl when we do!!

– Denise and Drew – Honeymoon

Carl was sharp on returning response to initial quote request, along with an attractive presentation and advice from his personal experience in the islands regarding the accommodation chosen and flight connections. It made him stand out among 5 others US travel agencies specialised in Tahiti vacations contacted for quotings! The “trick” is his personal approach to different needs and variations from one-size-fits- all policy of big travel agencies packages. He phoned hotels and requested certain rooms I wanted and also informed Tahitian airline about our delay with our connection in LA.

Dan & Camelia  – Anniversary Celebration

Just a quick note to let you know that our trip was fabulous and to thank you again for arranging it all!!!  The flights and resorts were excellent and the transfers in between everything worked amazingly smoothly. All of the arranged excursions also worked out really well.  Tony swam with the sharks & sting rays but I stayed in the boat and filmed it all from above.

Anne and Tony – Vacation

We couldn’t have been happier with our experience with Carl. He answered every random question we had and knew SO MUCH about everything in the islands that I wasn’t nervous about our trip at all. He made everything so easy and he was so polite. Our trip went so well….so above and beyond what we expected. We recommended Carl to multiple people while we were in the islands and we absolutely intend to use him for all our travels out of country in the future.

-Rebecca and Gerrard – Destination Wedding

I could not have asked for more. Every detail was taken care. All we had to do was enjoy – and we did.  Carl prepared us for everything.
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Arlene and Tammy – Mother Daughter Birthday Vacation

Again thanks so much, and we will always keep your business card in a safe place (just in case we win the lottery and decide to go back).  We do know a lot of people that travel and sometimes the best advertising is by word of mouth.  You don’t have to worry you will always be highly recommended.

Harry and Julie – Retirement trip/Daughter’s Wedding

As a Tahiti Expert and travel professional Carl has been featured in numerous publications. Click on the images below to read more.

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