Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesia, a group of four archipelagos made up of roughly 117 islands. In all, the area is roughly the size of Western Europe. They are the sparkling jewels in the exotic cruising grounds of your Tahitian sailing vacation.
Because these islands are downwind from Tahiti, they’re known as the Leewards. Their mountains rise from the sea atop the remnants of ancient volcanoes. Barrier reefs provide a habitat for sea turtles, sharks, dolphins, porpoises, colourful unspoiled coral, and countless species of fish, all of which make the Tahitian Leeward Islands arguably one of the world’s best areas for snorkelling and scuba diving. Throughout the islands, you’ll find top resorts and every imaginable water sport from wind surfing to diving. In addition, there are island tours, archaeological and historical, and fine dining consisting of vegetables, fresh fish, and exotic fruits which are prepared with a Polynesian influence and a touch of French cuisine.
“All in all it was a very good experience for us and we enjoyed our vacation very much. So we would like to say thank you for this fantastic Holiday!”
-Ulli and Uschi (Tahiti)
Bora Bora Dream 8 Days / 7 Nights 2018-2019
£936 TO £2,138
This week-long cruise offers an intimate look at French Polynesia, beginning at Raiatea. You’ll meet undersea wildlife then travel to Bora Bora. You might simply lounge on the beach or go swimming, but the cruise offers optional excursions to a black pearl farm and a private motu barbecue. Tahaa will delight you with its shops, and optional tour of Taputapuatea temple. You’ll even eat at an authentic Polynesian dinner theatre at Huahine.
The standard double cabin is just room enough for two, but you’ll barely be indoors when there’s so much to see and do outside.
DAY 1 – RAIATEA – SATURDAY
Welcome and boarding at noon, downtown of Uturoa. Panoramic lunch on board, short navigation inside the lagoon of Raiatea / Tahaa to Motu TauTau, North West of Tahaa island. Beachcombing, nautical activities, snorkeling in a coral garden.
DAY 2 – RAIATEA – SUNDAY
Navigation to Bora Bora (4 hours). Lunch at anchor front of Motu Tapu. Afternoon : swimming with the sharks and discovery of one of the most beautiful island in the South Pacific. Night at anchor in the East of Bora Bora.
DAY 3 – BORA BORA – MONDAY
Swimming with the manta rays. Breakfast and short navigation to the Motu Taurere. Beachcombing and kayaks rides. Option : Tahitian Barbecue lunch on a private motu. Afternoon of sailing in the famous lagoon of Bora Bora . Evening and night at Matira point.
DAY 4 – BORA BORA – TUESDAY
After the breakfast, navigation of 4 hours to Raiatea island. Lunch at anchor, leisure afternoon : nautical activities, swimming, snorkelling. Option : Visit of a black pearl farm, snorkeling Evening and night at anchor.
DAY 5 – TAHAA – WEDNESDAY
Stop at Raiatea for shopping in Uturoa, main village of Raiatea with the local market.
Option : guided tour of Raiatea, Taputapuatea temple, botanic, green valley and waterfalls.
Short navigation to motu Ceran. Robinson day at anchor for nautical activities, snorkelling, swimming.
DAY 6 – HUAHINE – THURSDAY
Early departure to Huahine, navigation of 4 hours. Arrival in Bourayne Bay around noon. Afternoon, leisure activities at the beach of Ana Iti : kayaks, snorkeling parties, watersports.
Option : Diner and evening in a restaurant with a local polynesian show.
DAY 7 – HUAHINE – FRIDAY
After the breakfast, short navigation to Fare Village. Visit of this village and snorkelling.
Option : Morning guided tour of Huahine archaeological sites, fish traps, vanilla plantations, sacred eels.
After the lunch, navigation of 4 hours to Raiatea island. Sunset arrival on the sacred island.
DAY 8 – RAIATEA – SATURDAY
Disembarking at 08.00 am, on the main pier of Uturoa, Raiatea.
Itinerary subject to modifications without any notice for weather and/or technical reasons
- Accommodation in private air-conditioned double cabin with private bathroom
- Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Service of the crew : 2 persons (captain, hostess/cook)
- 2 sets of linens, towels and beach towels per person/week
- Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
- Insurance for the yacht and the passengers
- Water sports on board : snorkelling equipment and sea kayak
- Transfers airport or hotel – catamaran – airport or hotel (optional)
- Beverages, soft and alcoholic beverages
- Cash box (mandatory) : 150 Euros per person per cruise payable cash on spot upon arrival
- Excursions (optional) : 170 Euros per person payable on spot upon arrival or upon booking