Photography Cruise

Hosted by John Kincaid & Carl Henderson

Join guest host John Kincaid and Carl Henderson onboard the award winning m/s Paul Gauguin, 5 star luxury cruise ship sailing the most beautiful islands of the world.

Arrival Time
Sat – Oct. 24 Papeete Tahiti Society Islands 3:00 pm (Embarkation) 11:55 pm
Sun – Oct. 25 Vairo Tahiti Iti 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon – Oct. 26 Huahine Society Islands 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue – Oct. 27 Taha'a Society Islands Morning ClassAfternoon Class 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed – Oct. 28 Bora Bora Society Islands Workshop + Island Boat Tour + Swim with Sharks & Rays 8:00 am
Thu – Oct. 29 Bora Bora Society Islands Workshop + Island Boat Tour + Swim with Sharks & Rays 5:00 pm
Fri – Oct. 30 Moorea Society Islands Photography Workshop + 4WD Island Tour 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri – Oct. 30 Papeete Tahiti Society Islands 7:30 pm
Sat – Oct. 31 Papeete Tahiti Society Islands 8:00 am

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Unknowing at the time, John Kincaid began his path to professional photography at the age of 8 with his parent’s Polaroid camera. Whether it was photos of his family,friends, or just the dog in the backyard, John wanted to capture it all. And ironically, it wasn’t until his mid thirties (after 15 years in software development) that he realized that life shouldn’t constantly be viewed through or glued to a computer screen or phone. Time is truly the most valuable commodity we have and he wasn’t about to waste any more of his own….and so Kincaid Galleries was born.

The idea is simple: take the happiest, most enjoyable moments of a person’s life and capture it in time forever. The caveat is that your memory isn’t a single shutter click on your camera … it’s a collection of moments remembered throughout a day or an entire stay. Kincaid Galleries’ photographs focus on those memories … not the specific snapshots in time which is why we process our photographs the way we do.

Not one to wear his heart on his sleeve, Kincaid wears his heart — or, rather, his philosophy – directly on his forearm. He sports an elbow-to-wrist tattoo that reads, “Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.” Translation: “I will either find a way or make one.” That sums up Kincaid’s approach to life and work.

John’s galleries in French Polynesia can be found at the St Regis Bora Bora and Robert Wan Pearl shops. Onboard this cruise only when booked with Tahiti by Carl you will have the option to sign up for exclusive private or small group photography workshops with John.

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About 15 years ago I first visit French Polynesia and that is where the love affair began. The beauty of the islands, warmth of people, the unbelievable lagoons – it was all surreal. I now visit usually once or twice a year and the more I go, the more I fall in love. I know I am very fortunate to have my career and specialty in such a beautiful part of the world and I would love to share it with you.

Join professional photography John Kincaind and myself in October 2020 to sail these incredible islands onboard the awards winning M/S Paul Gauguin – an all inclusive luxury cruise experience. Photography buffs can join one of the exclusive photography workshops with John or consider taking private one on one classes with him. Just looking to explore paradise? No problem – come along and I will offer you expert advice and insight on what to see and do in each port and we can enjoy a cocktail at the end of the day and share stories.

I hope you can join us Oct 2020 – a small deposit holds your space so give me a call or email and we can get the planning started!

Mauruuru, Carl


Small Group Smartphone Photography Workshop with John

While sailing amongst the tropical islands of the French Polynesia on the Paul Gauguin luxury cruise you’re going to want to remember this trip and take a lot of photos. If you think you have to be a professional photographer with expensive gear to take an amazing photo you’ll be surprised to learn just how incredible the camera is in your pocket when used properly.

In this course we’ll cover composition, cropping, exposure techniques, and post processing your images for print and social media.  Please select from one of the five locations/workshops for details.  Note that prices listed are only for the workshop and associated activity.

Choose your island – Motu Mahana, Moorea or Bora Bora:

  • Motu Mahana, Taha’a (morning or afternoon session)
  • Bora Bora – Day 1
  • Bora Bora – Day 2
  • Moorea
  • Looking for a higher end Private DSLR Session – please inquire

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Private One-on-One Photography Classes with John

Spend your time in one of the most photogenic places in the world and enjoy one on one photography mentoring from John Kincaid – Kincaid Galleries. Mentoring and tips are catered to your personal skill levels, camera and expertise so you can focus on areas you need additional assistance.

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  • Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles
  • Airport/pier transfers
  • All shipboard meals, in a choice of venues
  • Complimentary room service
  • All beverages, including select wines and spirits
  • Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining staff
  • Complimentary watersports
  • Day at our private islet, Motu Mahana
  • Access to our private beach in Bora Bora
  • Taxes and Government Fees
  • Optional Invitation to join Exclusive Private or Small Group Photography Workshops for a fee

Category F – Porthole Stateroom

$5749 USD per person based on Double Occupancy

  • 200 square Foot with 2 small portholes

Category D – Balcony Stateroom

$7174 USD per person based on Double Occupancy

  • CATEGORY D | 239 sq. ft.
  • Stateroom: 202 sq. ft.
  • Veranda : 37 sq. ft.

Category GS – Grand Suite

$12162 USD per person based on Double Occupancy

  • CATEGORY GS | 529 sq. ft.
  • Stateroom: 332 sq. ft.
  • Veranda: 197 sq. ft.

Only Two suites onboard: Paul Gauguin Suite (801), Flora Tristan Suite (802).

** additional cabin categories are available. Single and triple occupancy pricing is also available.

Optional Pre-Cruise Add-ons

2 night PreCruise Stay – Intercontinental Tahiti – Lagoon View Room
Add $590 USD per person

2 night PreCruise Stay – Intercontinental Tahiti – Lagoon Overwater Bungalow
Add $1040 USD per person

** Includes daily breakfast and airport/resort/cruise transfers

Optional Post Cruise Overwater Bungalow Stay:

4 Nights Post Cruise Stay – St Regis Bora Bora – Overwater Deluxe Islandview Villa Add $2930 EUR per person

** Includes breakfast daily, roundtrip flights Tahiti to Bora Bora and all resort/airport transfers. Additional room categories and options available. Please inquire.

Join us to learn to take photos like these:

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