Tricia “Tree” Schmidt

Founder of Beyond Bora Bora

Image of Tree Schmidt - Your South Pacific Specialist

With over 15 years of experience specializing in South Pacific vacations, Tree is renowned for her expertise and passion for crafting personalized tropical adventures.

As the founder of Beyond Bora Bora, Tree leverages her extensive knowledge of Tahiti, Fiji, the Cook Islands, and more to design fully customized vacations tailored to each client’s unique interests. From romantic retreats to family fun to adrenaline-pumping excursions, Tree handles every detail to ensure an unforgettable experience.

“Tree’s firsthand knowledge of the area was very helpful and her recommendations were spot on. We got just what we were looking for and more in the place she recommended.” – K. Mooney

Tree’s connections with local guides provide insider access to hidden lagoons, private overwater bungalows, and exclusive adventures like swimming with manta rays. Her experience with the South Pacific allows her to immerse clients in the rich culture. And her unwavering personal touch means no request is too big.

Let Tree leverage her lifelong passion for the South Pacific to craft your personalized tropical getaway. Her expertise is your gateway to the vacation of your dreams.

Contact Tree today to start planning your extraordinary adventure!

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Schedule your 30-minute vacation planning session held over the phone, use my online scheduler to find a time that’s convenient for you!


We work with you, one-on-one, to carefully organize and optimize the most carefree vacation. Our intimate knowledge of the South Seas and the personal relationships with our hosts that we have developed over decades can assure you that we take the extra steps to deliver the travel experience of a lifetime.

STEP 1 — Getting Started

Schedule your complimentary getting acquainted session. During this time we will discuss your travel desires and decide if we are a good fit to work together.

STEP 2 — The Proposal
We offer up to 3 complementary suggested itineraries for your to review based on your dream vacation expectations.
STEP 3 — Secure Your Trip
Once you are satisfied with your trip itinerary, we will require at least a 25% deposit.
STEP 4 — Finalize
90 days prior to departure your final payment will be due. Documents will then be processed and electronically sent to you within 30 days of your departure.
Bonus Services
  • Travel Insurance quotes
  • VIP arrival and departure services
  • Private tours and drivers
  • Assistance with destination wedding/renewal of vow services
  • Child care
Inclusive Services
  • “Any-time” Q & A sessions regarding your trip
  • Live Pre-departure call, for any last-minute details you would like to go over
  • During Your Trip – always available via email
  • Welcome home – follow up call to see how wonderful your travel adventure was

Schedule your 30-minute vacation planning session held over the phone, use my online scheduler to find a time that’s convenient for you!


The Team

of Beyond Bora Bora

           Don Schmidt

Don Schmidt | South Pacific Dive Specialist

Don’s adventurous family encouraged him to join them in diving at age 16.  That was the good news.  The bad news was the checkout dive was in a cold murky quarry, with serious difficulty clearing ears, and stifling panic. It was a rocky start!  A week in Bermuda did wonders for his outlook on diving!  Bermuda is a great nearby east-coast destination if you like shallow dives in clear waters, with wrecks galore.  


Don is our South Pacific Scuba Specialist at BeyondBoraBora.  These days we depend on Don to experience and report on the diving at tropical resort destinations around the planet.  It’s rough, but he remains willing nonetheless.  An Advanced Open Water Diver and NITROX certified, Don aspires to the Deep Diver Specialty in 2023. 


He has a big soft spot in his heart for Fiji and frequently refers to his “next trip” to Fiji.  Not only are the reefs incredible, the Fijian people are the most genuine, humble, and loving people anywhere!  A Chiropractor for 27 years, Dr. Don Is passionate about nature, biology, reef ecology, and health of the oceans.  He is continually amazed by their amazing creatures. 


Water seems to be Don’s medium.  When above the water he loves whale watching, snow skiing, swimming, and snorkeling.   On dry land he is likely to be found on a bicycle.