The morning began with Zodiacs to shore in the town of Rotoava. Options for exploration included a photo walk, a natural history walk, birding, cultural exploration, and general exploration. Reef and nurse sharks were seen from the wharf, and white terns, greater crested terns, and gray-backed terns were spotted soaring and diving into the waters of the pristine lagoon. Some guests decided to explore the atoll by bike, while others walked through town and perused the local pearl shops. Lunch was served on National Geographic Orion while the ship relocated to the Toau Atoll.