December 4th-12th, 2021
We will start our charter week in Raiatea, which is believed to be the birthplace of Polynesia.
Raiatea is the perfect place to get adventurous. We will find Faaroa River, a navigable river, that we can explore with canoes, kayaks or motorboat. Or we can visit the giant archaeological site, Marae Taputapuatea. Raiatea is also home to Mount Temehani, an extinct volcano, of which we can hike to the top.
For our second day on Raiatea, we will explore the Anapa Pearl Farm. Here we will spend the day with pearl divers, exploring the aquatic reserve and coral gardens.We can also visit Tahiti Vanille by Alain Abel, where we can experience some of the world’s best vanilla.
Raiatea → Bora Bora
On Day 3, we head to Bora Bora, which is sometimes referred to as the “jewel of the South Seas”. The island is famous for its idyllic overwater bungalow layouts. We can sail by them on our way to Bloody Mary’s, one of Bora Bora’s most famous restaurants. Bloody Mary’s has had over 230 famous guests grace it’s “wall of fame”
Bora Bora is the kind of place that you just have to stay two days. For Day 4, we will sail to the east side of the lagoon. Here we will find crystal clear blue waters, home to an incredible underwater ecosystem. For an adrenaline rush, we can go on a shark-feeding expedition, or if we want something tamer, we can stick to swimming with the sea turtles and rays.
Bora Bora → Taha’a
Day 5 of the Tahiti Sailing Itinerary is dedicated to Taha’a, French Polynesia’s best-kept secret. Enclosed by the same coral reef as Raiatea, Taha’a is also a great place to explore underwater. We will snorkel here in the Passe Toahotu and explore this site.
Taha’a → Huahine
Moving on to Huahine, which is one of the less developed stops on the Tahiti Sailing Itinerary, with just three resorts. With two separate volcanic islands, Huahine is a great place to go hiking. We can also explore the past and go to Huahine’s Maeva Village. This ancient site has the largest concentration of pre-Europeans sacred sites.
Huahine → Avea Bay → Huahine Lagoon
On day 7, we will check out Avea Bay, where Huahine’s best beaches are located. The beaches are set off by the deep green of the fruit groves. Here we can find fresh mango, papaya, and bananas to snack on. After we’re done on the beach, we can explore the village of Haapu. Since Huahine is not as built up as the rest of French Polynesia, the locals are famous for their friendliness and hospitality.
Price of Trip: $1,600
(originally $12,000 trip, however because we know the captain, we get to go basically free – we just have to cover the expenses the yacht).
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