Arriving at Huahine’s Fare Airport, have a scenic drive to the village dock, and have lunch by the seaside. After lunch, be welcomed on board your catamaran by your crew with some refreshments, and set sail to Avea Bay, with its gorgeous white sandy beach. Explore the area with your first rejuvenating dip in the turquoise waters! Anchor here overnight, under the stars.
Start the morning with a 4 wheel adventure excursion around the island. Find some archaeological temples ashore, and in the waters find the local blue eyed eel species, and the local fish traps. Later, take your dinghy and visit the village of Parea for another way to get acquainted with the locals. Unwind on board as sunset falls, with cocktails in hand.
As sunrise greets you, start sailing to Raiatea, which is about 3 to 4 hours away. Enjoy the spectacular views passing by as you enjoy breakfast, and even indulge in a bit of fishing.
Arrive at Faaroa Bay, and explore its river with your dinghy, only to return to fresh seafood lunch, starring your very own catch! Take the late afternoon to admire the “Purau” - nice yellow flowers - end their short life with a graceful dip in the river.
After a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters and breakfast, have a short cruise to Opta Bay. Visit the mesmerizing Marae Taputapuatea, considered the departure point of the Polynesian migration (falling under classification of UNESCO world heritage). After, navigate towards the quaint motu Nao Nao. Here, you can break out your snorkeling gear and kayak to get up close and personal with the manta rays meandering about. Feel free to enjoy dinner ashore, at Radiate lodge.
Just a two hour cruise away, Taha’a awaits. Sail to Apu bay to visit a Pearl Farm, and buy pearls directly from the farmers. Follow this with a quiet sail to motu Mahaea, where you can indulge in nautical activities, sea kayaks, stand up paddle, and snorkeling. Night mooring in a secluded area.
Arise and head to the nearby vanilla plantation, where you can see the production of vanilla, and sample some at the quaint boutique. Explore Motu Tautau, where you take your dinghy to explore the coral garden here. Have a satisfying lunch with the Motu as your picturesque back drop. A long but smooth sail away is famous Bora Bora, where you arrive around sunset. Anchor at Povai Bay, where you can opt for some fantastic cocktails in the Maiki Yacht Club.
The access to Maupiti is never guaranteed, from time to time, the entrance of the pass is simply impossible due to wind and weather conditions. The decision to visit Maupiti can only be taken 48 hours before going, but if you’re permitted, you’ll have an ethereal experience there.
If you get lucky access to this vicinity, take advantage with a swim in the lagoon, a visit to the village, and explore Mount Tiriano, where there is a sumptuous view of the lagoon. Since there is no hotel on this island, you get a the height of seclusion and serenity, getting as close to nature as possible out here in the pristine turquoise waters.
Following your stunning first day, enjoy another secluded and relaxed day in Maupiti. Take advantage of the serenity the island offers you, and connect to nature and its beautiful clear waters as your meander around the island in your snorkel gear.
After your two unforgettable days at Maupiti, sail back to Bora Bora, which is about a 4 to 5 hour journey. Various boutiques await you for a local shopping adventure in the village of Vaitape in Pofai Bay. Enjoy a barbecue under the stars tonight!
Lagoon of Bora Bora
Snorkel through the natural aquarium among the hundreds of fish that call this lagoon home. This prized location calls for some water toy fun: stand up paddle board, kayaks, snorkeling gears, and just some serene floating. You can also choose to indulge in some scuba diving to say hell to the rays. Sail along the motus (islets) in the area, and for some extra pampering, get a Tahitian Massage at Intercontinental Thalasso Spa, or visit the Lagoonarium of Bora Bora.
Lagoon of Bora Bora
After your last refreshing morning dip in the clear waters, enjoy your last sailing to the south of Bora Bora. Here, you should snorkel through the natural aquarium of Bora Bora and round up the last few memories of you wondrous Tahitian adventure. Disembark, bidding your yacht and crew a fond farewell, at the dockside of the village or at the hotel. Hope to return to the pristine turquoise waters again soon.
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