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Sailing trip - French Polynesia

Sailing tour - Cast off in the South Seas

Highlights

  • Maeva - get to know this dream destination aboard a catamaran

  • Enjoy Bora Bora, Raiatea, Tahaa and Huahine

  • Stop on deserted islands, the so-called motus, and relax properly

  • Incl. full board and equipment for water sports activities

  • Sailing with max. 12 people on board

Description

Paradise on earth has a name: the South Seas. Turquoise blue water at the same temperature of a lovely bath, white sandy beaches, lush green coconut palms, eternal sunshine - and let’s not to forget about the fantastic, colorful underwater world of the South Pacific! Does this sound like the vacation of your dreams? This dream comes true on Tahiti and the neighboring islands, which you can enjoy for one week on a catamaran. Shoes off, feet up and time to cast off!

Destination

Oceania & South Pacific

Raiatea - Tahaa - Bora Bora - Huahine

We know that the South Seas, dream beaches and authentic interactions with friendly Polynesians inhabit your dreams. Well, on this trip, we’ll make those dreams come true.

Your sailing adventure begins at 12 o’clock, when boarding begins in the Marina of Uturoa. But first we would like to introduce you to your luxurious catamaran, Lagoon 620. She is 12 m long and has six double or twin bed cabins with private bathrooms. The catamaran houses a maximum of 12 passengers and 2 crew members. The bright design of the ship is guaranteed to make you feel at home. A salon overlooking the sea is the perfect place for romantic sunsets, which you are welcome to enjoy with your travel partner. After a short introduction and orientation tour you will sail off towards Tahaa. On board you will enjoy lunch and experience the first short sail in the lagoon of Raiatea to Tao Tao Motu, where you will have some time to try water sports, like snorkeling and swimming. You will also have access to equipment for kayaking and snorkeling - help yourself! If you are not familiar with the term “motu”, these are small white sandy reef lands - so if that doesn't make you want to stay there, we don't know what will. Of course, you can just lie under the sun and relax. Just don't forget to put on some sunscreen! By the way, Tahaa is also known as vanilla island, because here is where the most expensive vanilla in the world comes from. The island is located only 3km north of Raiatea. The two islands have a common lagoon.

7 nights with full board

How was your first night in the South Seas? If you think it was all a dream, you should look out the window now: nothing but turquoise blue water and pure sunshine reflected on the waves. Today you will sail to Bora Bora in about 4 hours. You will enjoy lunch at Motu Tapu. In the evening, you will dock on the shore of Bora Bora.

Today an absolute highlight awaits you: swimming with manta rays (seasonal). You can spend the rest of the day as you wish. What do you feel like doing? Relaxing on the beach? Swimming? Discovering the Bora Bora lagoon? Or how about a romantic barbecue on a secluded motu (optional)? No matter what you choose, it's guaranteed to be relaxing and gorgeous.

In the afternoon, you will sail to the famous lagoon of Matira Point - the southernmost point of the island, which is also considered the most beautiful.

Sail to Raiatea today in four hours. Enjoy a tasty lunch at the lagoon. Optionally, we invite you to visit a black pearl farm afterwards. In the afternoon, you can do some sports again and go kayaking or snorkeling.

Today you will depart for the main town of Raiatea, Uturoa. Take the opportunity to disembark and visit a small local market for shopping. Raiatea was once an important harbor and because of its rich history, the town remains the cultural heart of the region. Optionally, we also offer you the opportunity to take an excursion to Raiatea's place of worship, the Taputapuatea Tunnel. Learn interesting facts about ancient Polynesian culture. Another essential experience is a visit to the botanical gardens, where you can marvel at exotic plants. Afterwards, colorful plants and small waterfalls await you in Green Valley (optional excursions). After a short drive to Motu Ceran, you can experience a perfect "Robinson" day: Explore the motu, go snorkeling or paddle a kayak.

Today you will sail for about four hours to Huahine. Around noon, you will arrive at Bourayne Bay. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the beach life here, swim or just relax - the bay is perfect for that. The atoll is located about 50 km east of Raiatea. Besides some motus, the atoll consists of two central volcanic islands separated by a narrow channel. Both parts are completely surrounded by a coral reef. In the vernacular, the island is also called "Garden of Eden", due to its numerous lush forests, the cultivation of vanilla, watermelons and copra, the dried pulp of the coconut. In the evening, you can choose to have dinner in a restaurant with local music and a dance show (optional).

Have breakfast at Avea Bay today. After your meal, you can head out and explore this gorgeous bay on foot. Optionally, today you can join a tour of the vanilla plantation or visit archaeological sites. You will continue to the village of Fare, known for its eared eel worship. Eared eels are considered sacred here and are fed by the villagers. Lunch is available during the onward journey to Raiatea, where you will arrive in time for the spectacular sunset.

Disembarkation begins at 8 a.m. Do you feel like exploring the South Seas paradise further? Then we suggest that you ask our team for an extension on Raiatea or another island.

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Lagoon 620

The elegant luxury catamaran Lagoon 620 combines luxury, comfort and speed on a length of about 19 meters, leaving nothing to be desired. The bright design of the interior invites you to feel at home. Experience a clearly defined dining, relaxation and seating area and look forward to six luxurious cabins for a total of maximum 12 people with separate bathroom, a desk and plenty of storage space.

Relax on the sunbathing areas on deck and spend an unforgettable sailing adventure aboard the Lagoon 620!

5% - 10% EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL

Travel period 03.04.21 - 02.04.22 & 02.04.22 - 01.04.23

10% discount on the hotel rate when booking up to 180 days before arrival

5% discount on the hotel rate when booking up to 90 days before arrival

  • also valid for children and additional persons
  • not valid for supplements

This special can be combined with the Repeat booking special.

REPEAT BOOKING SPECIAL

Travel period 02.04.22 - 01.04.23

5% discount on the round trip

  • valid for repeat bookings within 24 months
  • also valid for children and additional persons
  • not valid for supplements

This special can be combined with the Early booking special.

15% DISCOUNT SPECIAL

Travel period 18.12.21

15% discount on the cruise rate

  • also valid for children and additional persons
  • not valid for supplements

This special cannot be combined with other specials.

HONEYMOON & WEDDING DAY SPECIAL

Travel period 11.06.22 - 10.09.22

25% discount on the bride's hotel rate

  • not valid for departure on 16/07/22, 23/07/22, 30/07/22 & 06/08/22
  • the marriage certificate must not be older than 3 months
  • a copy of the marriage certificate must be presented at check-in
  • valid for the 5th and every subsequent 5th wedding anniversary
  • your wedding anniversary must be during your stay

This special cannot be combined with other specials.

Duration of the trip: 8 days / 7 nights

Date of the trip: Saturdays

Included

  • 7 nights including full board in an air-conditioned double cabin with private shower/WC
  • Crew service: 2 members skipper, steward/cook
  • 2 sets of bed linen, towels and beach towels per person/week
  • Liability insurance for the yacht and passengers
  • Water sports on board: snorkeling equipment and kayak
  • The starting price is valid in the travel period 08.01.22 - 29.01.22

Not included

  • International flights
  • Transfers
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Cash Box p.p. (obligatory and to be paid on spot, see Notes & Services)
  • Excursion package (optional, see Notes & Services)
  • Travel protection
  • PCR test, if still required
  • Visa, entry and/or exit fees, if required

Notes

  • Departure: Every Saturday
  • The itinerary may change depending on wind and weather conditions. The decision is up to the captain.
  • The navigation time above may change depending on current wind and weather conditions.

Boarding / Disembarkation:

  • Boarding: pier in Uturoa, Raiatea - Saturday,12:00 a.m.
  • Disembarkation: pier in Uturoa, Raiatea - Saturday, 08:00 a.m.

Cash Box:

  • National park Fees
  • Tourist fees
  • Island entrance and shore fees
  • Anchorage fees
  • Refueling of water, gasoline, gas, diesel
  • Purchase of fresh products
  • EUR 180 p.p. (to be paid in cash on the spot)

Excursion package:

  • Dinner with Polynesian music and dance group in restaurant
  • Huahine, archaeological site, fishing, vanilla farm, sacred eels
  • Visit to a black pearl farm (guided snorkel tour and workshop)
  • Raiatea, guided tour Taputapuatea temple, vanilla plantation and botany, Green Valley, waterfalls
  • Picnic on private motu, Bora Bora lagoon.
  • EUR 205 p.p. It can only be booked as a package (to be paid on the spot in cash or on invoice when booking)

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