French Polynesia Yacht Charter
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The names Tahiti, Bora Bora, and Moorea conjure up breathtaking dreams of romance, adventure, and spectacular scenery, both above and below the sea.
Enjoy the life of the island, where you can be content during your holidays with a comfortable environment and warm evenings.
Explore Bora Bora’s emerald lagoons, or watch the crimson sunsets over the vertical peaks of Tahiti or Moorea, some of the most stunning sights to be seen from a yacht anywhere in the world. There are literally hundreds of similarly stunning islands, coral reefs, lagoons and pristine white beaches to discover around the five great archipelagos of French Polynesia, if the three most famous islands are not enough.
So, board your yacht, pour your drink, and experience the exhilarating sea breeze that awaits you with world-class sailing, snorkeling, and diving, spectacular marine life, and breathtaking panoramic scenery! Celebrate the dance, the food, and the beer! If you’re a keen surfer, head to Papenoo for some fantastic surfing opportunities.
Located halfway between South America and Australia in the Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia comprises 118 islands in the archipelagos Austral, Gambier, Marquesas, Tuamotu, and Society area about the size of Europe.
Papeete is the capital city of Tahiti. Bora-Bora, Raiatea, Tahaa, and Huahine, the jewels of the tropical cruising grounds of the Tahiti Sailing Holiday, are part of the Society Party. The islands are known as the Leewards since they are downwind from Tahiti. The encircling barrier reefs provide shelter for sea turtles, sharks, dolphins, porpoises, hard and soft colorful coral, plus more than 500 species of fish, making the Tahitian Leewards favorite snorkeling and scuba diving sites in the world. Some of the Tahiti yacht charter delights include beaches, water sports, island tours, archeological sites, and fine dining.
Yacht charter in French Polynesia
The archipelago of 118 islands in French Polynesia: a paradise for adventure lovers where each island is different. In French Polynesia, the vastness of the sea welcomes you to discover the unknown by chartering a yacht. Sailing in the South Pacific is a journey through tropical coconut palms and indulgent experiences, the waters, and mountains where legends and myths meet.
You need to enjoy this place on land and at sea with a devouring passion, with a yacht charter in French Polynesia, and you can immerse yourself in its beauty.
We advise you to visit the nearby island of Moorea (or Mo’orea), a beautiful resort, after arriving in Tahiti. A direct flight to Raiatea is then required. Ten to eighteen days on a cruise is enough to enjoy the beauty of the Leeward Islands (Îles Sous-le-Vent). There is always a chance in French Polynesia to explore the open ocean and to enjoy the innocence of the moment. It will please your palate, too. Try specialties such as chicken fafa and banana poem, accompanied by coconut milk that is ubiquitous in the area.
Sailing in French Polynesia
A local skipper will be the captain of your boat will be if you don’t know how to sail. He will take you to island after island, bay after bay, and motu after motu, to visit the most beautiful places in French Polynesia. There’s no hurry; you can get to the pace of life in Polynesia. You can rent a catamaran, a sailboat, or a yacht that suits you and create your dream holiday if you’re looking for a couple’s customized holiday (Tahiti is the ultimate romantic destination), a holiday with your kids, or just a group of friends.
If you are a novice sailing enthusiast, French Polynesia offers you a vast playground open to beginners and seasoned sailors alike. Raiatea is an ideal starting point for most sailing adventures. The islands of Huahine, Bora Bora, Maupiti or Tahaa can be reached from Raiatea in just a few hours.
Although the area is renowned for navigating, from November to April, when winds can reach 70 knots, avoid the cyclone season, bearing in mind that the Marqueses Islands are typically covered from cyclones. This season is referred to as the southern summer, and the calm sea is characterized by hot and humid days.
It’s southern winter outside this time, and the region is under the influence of south-eastern trade winds, relatively strong winds that force you to sail from the east on a zigzag course. However, with relatively strong southerly winds and cold winds, there are lovely sunny days.
From the renting of sailing vessels (monohulls, catamarans and trimarans) without a crew, to a private cruise with a skipper, a hostess, and a chef on board, Yachtco offers a variety of customized packages.
Get to know the islands
Start your Tahiti sailing holidays on the island of Raiatea, the center of Polynesian culture. Discover the archeological ruins and the lovely lagoon.
Sailing the islands of Tahiti is not complete without a visit to Motu To’opua, which is part of the ancient volcano and is located below the recognizable peaks of Bora Bora. This is a perfect spot for diving and snorkeling. Follow this with a visit to Bloody Mary’s famous Bora Bora Yacht Club restaurant.
While sailing the islands of Tahiti, sail to Huahine and visit Fare’s village, where you will get a hot welcome in this Polynesian village. In the small restaurants, visit the shops and have a bite to eat.
Whatever itinerary you choose for pure beauty, bright skies, beautiful beaches, and a warm smile, Tahiti’s sailing vacation is unrivaled.
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