Mike Dooley, Life Adventurer

Paul Gauguin Cruises

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Tahiti is calling!

James Michener once wrote, "Anyone who has ever been there wants to go back." Yup!! Our last 2 trips to Tahiti inspired us so much, we want to let more of the world in on its secrets! Please join us on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure aboard the luxurious Paul Gauguin CRUISELINE, as we explore the verdant peaks, crystalline waters, and pristine beaches of these magnificent volcanic islands.

Our WOW Tours are known for the fun and friendships that are made, with scenic backdrops that are as spectacular as they are energy inducing. None of us self-proclaimed TUTTERS are into the idea of “group travel” – the whole notion speaks of compromise, routine, and boredom – hardly adjectives for the life adventurers that we are! Yet something magical happens when like-minded thinkers embark on these trips. As was recently shared by an attendee on one of our trips, “I’ve done group travel before, when there were few alternatives, and while I enjoyed the people, the conversations could only go so far...” Whoa, this does NOT happen on our trips! Everyone is fully versed in spiritual thinking, personal responsibility, and creating our own realities! Dreams and challenges are shared, illumination is sparked, and lives are changed. On every trip we’ve ever taken, friendships are made almost immediately and kept long after we return home.

Travel, alone, is mind expanding and invigorating, but when you add to the mix fantastic itineraries, in exotic locales, great conversations, and super-cool people... NOTHING ELSE COMPARES! Obviously, I’ve been on every one of our WOW Tours, and they’ve quickly become the highlights of my year. And during each trip, I have this feeling, “YES!! This is it!! Life is so awesome!! I HAVE TO SPREAD THE WORD to all our fellow TUTTERS how truly incredible these adventures are!” But don’t just take my word for it, see what attendees have said! Many of our TUTTERS have joined us on multiple trips! In fact, we are now seeing 10-20% WOW TOUR repeaters on each adventure.

We work extremely hard at choosing the best locations on the planet, this time we’ll being cruising (for the 3rd time) on the 5 Star, all-inclusive Paul Gauguin. We don’t host these trips for the small margins involved, we host them because they’re life changers for all who participate for the FUN had by all. Group sizes typically range from 45-90 people, but there is no limit either way. Always, the right people show up for the right trip, and the quantities are always “perfect.”

But be warned, there is invariably sadness when it comes time to say our farewells. Happily, there are no goodbyes without reunions, no endings without beginnings, and Tahiti is calling us back!

See you on board, mate-y!

Yours in the adventure,

Mike Dooley

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Adventure Highlights

We've discovered that one of the best things about these trips is the candidness and connection shared by the group. This is an opportunity for adventurers, like-minded thinkers from around the world, to join together and share the experience of a lifetime. The focus of these adventures is not on Mike, but rather on OURSELVES, our group dynamic, and the adventure at hand. For us, the most important thing is to achieve a sense of comfort from day one; to learn, explore, and discover together. Mike's casual, unplugged workshops will follow suit. We'll start by following a schedule, but if we get inspired or feel pulled in other directions, so be it! Here's some of what we have to look forward to together over the course of this great experience:

  • 7 nights onboard the Paul Gauguin Cruise Ship.
  • Daily talks with Mike Dooley and TUTTERS about life, dreams, happiness, and the nature of reality.
  • Time for Q&A following each talk to address your specific questions, concerns, dreams, and challenges.
  • Private one-on-one time with Mike Dooley and Andy Dooley (a professional life coach), time permitting.
  • $100 onboard credit per person (to be used any way you wish -- at the world class spa, on-board gift shop, ship excursions, etc.).
  • Optional excursions (at your own expense) including scuba diving, snorkeling, catamaran sailing, island tours, glass bottom boat tours, helicopter flights around the island, and more.
  • All meals and beverages including select wines, spirits, soft drinks, and bottled water (NO BAR BILL).
  • Complimentary 24-hour room service onboard the Paul Gauguin Cruise Ship.
  • Complimentary day room at Le Meridian Hotel in Papeete before you embark the Cruise Ship and after you disembark at the end of the trip.

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Participate in daily workshops

One of the highlights of our trips are the daily unplugged mini-workshops with Mike Dooley and TUTTERS about life, dreams, happiness, and the nature of reality. In addition to these mini-workshops, you’ll receive a professionally bound "Best of My Life" Passport! Your Passport will culminate in your creation of a customized Manifestation Action Plan (MAP) that will give you guidance and direction for creating consciously beyond our trip. You'll also learn the key points from Mike Dooley’s present touring material, Playing the Matrix, and from Andy Dooley’s touring material, Vibration Activation.

Adventure with like-minded thinkers

Our trips are known for the friendships that are made! None of us self-proclaimed TUTTERS are into the idea of "group travel" – the whole notion speaks of compromise, routine and boredom, hardly adjectives for the life adventurers that we are! Yet something magical happens when like-minded thinkers embark on these trips. Everyone is fully versed in spiritual thinking, personal responsibility, and creating our own realities. Dreams and challenges are shared, illumination is sparked and lives are changed.

Talk one-on-one with Mike

On every trip we take, Mike is a part of the adventure in every way that you are. Whether we’re climbing a mountain, or riding a bus, or eating at a local restaurant, or passing out school supplies to children, Mike is there to facilitate and lead us in the adventure, along with his brother Andy, and our travel agent Christopher. There will be time to talk one-on-one with Mike and Andy, and there will also be time during group workshops to share and ask questions.


Fun Tahiti Facts

  • Hawaii gets more visitors in 10 days than Tahiti does in an entire year.
  • It's common to put a tiare (Tahiti's national flower, a fragrant white blossom) behind one's ear - left side means you're taken, right means you're “looking.”
  • Moorea is known as "The Island of Love," and Bora Bora as "The Romantic Island."
  • Natives grow many crops in the fertile soil. Due to their diets of foods rich in fluoride, they have beautiful white teeth.
  • Over half of the population is under the age of 20 years old.
  • Tahiti and Her Islands cover over two million square miles of the South Pacific Ocean and is comprised of 118 islands.
  • The beautiful black pearls, cherished by natives and visitors alike, are indigenous only in the Tuomotu Islands of French Polynesia.
  • The letter "B" does not exist in the Tahitian language. Bora Bora is actually Pora Pora, meaning first born, but early visitors heard it as Bora Bora.
  • The Pearl Museum on Tahiti is the only museum in the world devoted entirely to pearls.
  • The traditional method of "stone fishing" is still performed for special festivals.
  • The ultimate private island escape, Motu Tapu is the most photographed isle in the South Pacific.
  • There are more hotel rooms in a typical Las Vegas hotel than on all 118 islands of French Polynesia.
  • Those things that look like mail boxes outside the homes of Tahitian residents are not for mail, but for French bread delivery.
  • Some of the world’s best snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing are found in Tahiti.
  • Tahiti’s currency is the French Pacific Franc (CFP).
  • French and Tahitian are the official languages, though English is widely spoken.
  • Tahiti’s economy relies heavily on tourism, agricultural and ocean resources.
  • Flight time to Tahiti is just seven and one-half hours from Los Angeles, non-stop.
  • Tahiti is renowned for warm waters, white sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons, lush green hills and abundant flowering plants.

Adventure Schedule

DAYS 1 & 2: MARCH 17-18, 2017


Manuia! (cheers!) On Friday, if you are on the group flight, depart Los Angeles (LAX) with fellow TUTTERS for the overnight flight on Air Tahiti Nui to Paradise! Upon arrival on Saturday morning in Papeete travel staff will meet you outside of customs and transfer you to the Le Meridien Hotel where a day room is reserved for you. We have a light lunch and TUT Talk scheduled at Le Meridien, and then depart for the ship at 3:30 PM. Once onboard, you may want to explore the ship, relax poolside, or have some fun in the casino before it’s time to meet Mike and fellow TUTTERS at tonight’s TUT Talk and welcome cocktail party!

Included meals: Dinner

DAY 3: MARCH 19, 2017


Huahine is known as the "garden Island" because of its lush rainforest. After our morning TUT Talk, the ship and the port are beckoning to be explored. You can use your $100.00 per person cabin credit for optional tours or anything else onboard (optional tours are at your own expense beyond the $100.00 credit). Take a SCUBA refresher class, a waverunner tour, or an island tour to visit sacred and historic sites. The day is yours! This evening we'll set sail for Motu Mahana.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: MARCH 20, 2017


The Paul Gauguin arrives today at her own private islet! After our morning TUT Talk, today is a great day to spend lounging on the beach with a book, snorkeling, or snuggled up to the floating bar! A beach barbeque will be served today. More tours are offered today like a fabulous catamaran sail and snorkel or a visit to a black pearl farm.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAYS 5 & 6: MARCH 21-22, 2017


Relax and enjoy the world renowned destination of Bora Bora. We are here for two nights, so there is plenty of time to relax and take in the awe inspiring scenery and a few optional excursions. The spire of Mt. Otemanu dominates the skyline amidst tropical lagoons and lush vegetation. There are glass bottom boat tours, four wheel drive excursions, and even helicopter flights around the island.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAYS 7 & 8: MARCH 23-24, 2017


A morning TUT Talk starts the day with purpose again, and then there’s free time to enjoy picturesque Moorea. We have two days here to fully enjoy the myriad of optional excursions and sights. If you haven’t used your $100 per person cabin credit yet, get on it! There are scenic hikes and several dive options on Moorea. Friday evening we’ll set sail for Papeete.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: MARCH 25, 2017


Breakfast at leisure in the Sika Restaurant.

This morning we disembark from the Paul Gauguin in Papeete. A day room at Le Meridien Hotel is reserved for you until we depart for the airport and our late evening flight home from Papeete.

DAY 10: MARCH 26, 2017


If you are on the Air Tahiti Nui group flight, it arrives in Los Angeles this morning at 11:10 AM. After clearing U.S. customs and immigration, it’s on to home with fond memories and a rejuvenated spirit!

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Hear from the TUTTERS who have traveled with us why our trips are truly life-changing!

Emily Papazoglow

WOW Tours: Kenya, Peru, Iceland, Panama

"WOW doesn't begin to describe how amazing these trips are. I started on the Kenya trip in 2011, then Peru, then Iceland, then Panama, and I'll be back again this year! These adventures have become a touchstone, a centering influence in my life, and fun... So much FUN! If you are looking for adventure, friendship, and laughter, here it is!"

Emily Madill

WOW Tours: Panama 2014, Iceland 2013, Peru 2012, Kenya 2011

"This experience was more than a tour or adventure. From beginning to the end, it was an opportunity to have a meaningful and cultural experience, make new life-long connections, laugh, have fun, and marvel in the beauty of the life adventure we are all on."

Ursula Lutzky

WOW Tour: Kenya 2011, Mediterranean Cruise 2009

"Going on TUT adventures has opened up a whole new world to me. I have travelled to places I never thought I would go, like Kenya, and met the most amazing likeminded people from around the globe. Today, most of my closest friends are fellow TUT travelers."

Jill Tesdahl Hutcheson

WOW Tour: Bali 2015

"I guess you could say this Tutter’s Bali trip captured the true essence of Namaste for me: “The Spirit within me salutes the Spirit in you” - a knowing that we are all made from the same One Divine Consciousness. With great appreciation and a joyous heart, I bow in gratitude for an unforgettable, inspirational and beautiful experience."

Peter Hayes

WOW Tours: Mayan Cruise 2011, Tahiti 2010, Hawaii 2008

"I have had the pleasure of attending 3 of the WOW tour adventures! During these amazing adventures, I met people from all across the world whom I now call my friends. Mike and the whole staff were amazing and I'm looking forward to my next adventure with TUT!"

Judith Burdick

WOW Tour: Norway 2015

"Loving this adventure! I want to thank everyone for making it so special and bringing your unique energy to the mix."

Denise Blaylock

WOW Tour: Bali 2015

"So grateful for the chance to be on this amazing trip of a lifetime. Such great souls to share the experience with. I am still in such a state of bliss. My heartfelt gratitude to all of you for making it such a wonderful adventure."

Shelby Magnuson Hawkins

WOW Tour: Peru 2014

"Since coming back from this trip, I doubt any of us are the same. I look at the earth differently and want to honor her as the Incas did. I'm grateful for the art work I brought back and the many other things which remind me of Peru. I am truly grateful I was able to make this trip and for all the people I met!"

Allison Reynolds

WOW Tour: Peru 2016

"I thank you, Mike, with all of my heart and soul!! My journey to Peru with you, Andy and all of the beautiful TUTTERS resulted in a fundamental shift in my attitude, energy and life outlook. I have no more fear! And I can't wait to see what's next! My gratitude has no bounds."

Shelley Charlton

WOW Tour: Peru 2016

"I cannot believe I almost backed out of the trip to Machu Picchu as I hated the thought of being in debt. Fortunately, I've been playing the matrix for some time now and decided to trust the process. After sharing the most amazing trip of my life with fantastic new friends, I came home to discover my apartment had sold after being on the market for 7 months! THANK YOU UNIVERSE."

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Paul Gauguin Cruiseline

The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti and French Polynesia, visiting small ports that larger ships can't reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. She offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort, and luxury. Spacious suites and staterooms (more than 70% with private balconies), an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues, and an extensive spa are among her luxurious attributes. The atmosphere aboard the ship radiates warmth, informality, and Polynesian flair. If you book your cruise now, you'll be sailing aboard The Gauguin at her finest, having recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation.

Meet The Crew

Mike Dooley

aka "The Universe"

Travel, alone, is mind expanding and invigorating, but when you add to the mix fantastic itineraries, in exotic locales, great conversations, and super-cool people... NOTHING ELSE COMPARES! I’ve been on every one of our WOW Tours, and they’ve quickly become the highlights of my year. And during each trip, I have this feeling, "YES! This is it! Life is so awesome! I HAVE TO SPREAD THE WORD to all our fellow TUTTERS how truly awesome these adventures are!" So needless to say, I’ll be with you throughout the entire trip, at the center of the action, a part of every moment and experience! AND in addition to the adventure aspect, I’ll be delivering casual, unplugged talks about the nature of reality, life, dreams, and happiness.

Learn more about me in this personal, pool-side interview with Lilou Mace!!!

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Andy Dooley

Mike's brother, law of attraction expert, spiritual comedian, and life coach

Andy will be there with us throughout the adventure! He will host several optional talks, including morning "Body and Soul Wake-up Sessions" to set the tone for most days! And his signature program, Vibration Activation - designed to take the mystery out of manifesting. Andy is a life coach and he'll also be offering free one-on-one talks, as will Mike!

Vibration Activation is the art and science of activating a positive vibration within yourself that becomes your new point of attraction. My clients have attracted loving relationships. They’ve manifested large sums of money, new clients for their business, better jobs, and lost weight! The results have been amazing. Most importantly my clients have come into alignment with their purpose and passion. Best of all, it’s FUN! - ANDY

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Christopher Rohan

Trave agent, Benchmark Incentives

Co-founder of Benchmark Incentives, a 20 year old company that specializes in planning and operating group travel programs to the corners of the globe. Chris’s role for TUT includes physically scouting out all of the hotels and tours we choose, usually a year in advance, and then joining us each and every day to ensure everything happens to plan. Chris also oversees local travel hands to ensure that wherever we are in the world, there’s a TUT Travel Help desk so that none of us ever has to fend for ourselves. His masterful knowledge of adventure logistics and people moving, makes him the savvy traveler and a warm and instant companion for everyone in our groups.


Adventure Rates

All rates are per person and based on double occupancy. If you book your own flights and arrive at a different time than the group flight, arrival/departure transfers are NOT included. If your flights arrive before or at the same time as the group flight, you may join in the transfer.

We have reserved Category C Staterooms with balcony on board the m/s Paul Gauguin for our sailing, however, you may upgrade or downgrade based on availability at the below prices.

Cabin Rates (airfare not included)

Category A Double Stateroom (Butler Service) SOLD OUT!
Category B Double Stateroom (Butler Service) SOLD OUT!
Category C Double Stateroom SOLD OUT!
Category D Double Stateroom SOLD OUT!
Category E Double Stateroom SOLD OUT!
Category F Double Stateroom SOLD OUT!

Group Airline Arrangements

Should you desire, BenchMark will book you on the group flight with Air Tahiti Nui round trip from Los Angeles. Should you so choose, you may book and ticket your own airfare instead. The group airfare is $1,567.00 per seat round trip in economy.

Outbound Flight:
March 17 (one day prior to cruise)
Depart Los Angeles (LAX) at 11:40PM on Air Tahiti Nui #101 to Papeete (PPT) arriving at 5:05AM (March 18).

Return Flight:
March 25
Depart Papeete (PPT) at 11:59PM on Air Tahiti Nui #102 to Los Angeles (LAX) landing at 11:10AM (March 26).

Any deviation from the group flights incurs a fee of $150.00 After ticketing, any name change will incur a re-issue fee of $100.00 so it is important to make sure you provide your name exactly as it appears on your passport when registering.


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