This Society Island cruise will begin with arrival on Tahiti. You'll want to spend two days adjusting to your jet lag and exploring this Pacific paradise. The French flavor of these islands, mixed with native Polynesian culture makes an impression on all lucky visitors to these tropical isles.
TAHITI - PAPEETE
Before we begin our cruise to other locations, you may want to visit the Gaugin park and museum as well as shop for black pearls or enjoy some of the many fine restaurants, markets and folkiore center.
PAPEETE - MOOREA ISLAND. (1 hr 30 mins)
An under-two-hour cruise to the island of Moorea will make a lifelong impression on any guest and the yacht can anchor in either Oponuhu Bay and Cook Bay - each are postcard perfect scenes. Divers may take advantage of some spectacular sites while land rovers will want to rent a 4-wheeler and check out the view from Belevedere lookout, some ancient Tahitian temples, Opuhi plantation and a scenic waterfall.
There are still plenty of activities to enjoy on Moorea, so we'll linger in the area for another day to take in the natural splendor of this Pacific jewel. You'll want to tell your friends at home about horseback riding on the beach at Rupe Ranch or in the mountain at Haapiti. Ready for more encounters with nature? You might choose to swim with the dolphins at Beach Comber Park Royal Hotel or visit the tropical aquarium and pearl farm.
MOOREA ISLAND. TETIAROA - (3 hrs)
You'll feel like royalty today as the yacht moves to Tetiaroa, a historical resort for the Tahitian chiefs of the Pomare royal family. Anchor for the day and enjoy the pristine white sand beaches of the nature reserve. A visit to the lagoon is afforded by a water jet powered boat.
TETIAROA - HUAHINE - (9 hrs)
On this day the yacht will begin exploration of the leeward island group and the first stop will be Huahine - which is actually comprised of two island connected by a narrow isthmus. Excursions ashore can include tours via horseback or bicycle. A visit to the local market in the village of Maeva is always entertaining. There are numerous anchorages to choose from and the views from your stateroom porthole are guaranteed to captivate.
HUAHINE - RAIATEA IS - (3 hrs)
RAIATEA IS - TAHAA IS - (2 hrs)
Today's destination is Raiatea and her sister island, Tahaa - which are enclosed withlf1 the same keyhole-shaped reef. Lush and mountainous, the;e islands played an important role in Polynesian culture. Besides enjoying the marvels of her waters (wreck diving, shark feeding, pearl farms and deep sea fishing), there are plenty of activities on land to keep your party interested. Helicopter and seaplane trips are available and you might want to take a 4x4 road safari to check out the vanilla, pineapple and bamboo plantations.
TAHAA IS. - BORA BORA - (2 hrs)
Wake up to find the yacht anchored off palm fringed Bora Bora. You will truly be in paradise and if just soaking in the sun and scenery isn't enough, the snorkeling and diving here are, of course, extraordinary. There are wonderful boutiques and excellent restaurants on Bora Bora, a great opportunity for another dose of French Polynesian culture as the charter winds to a dose.
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Enjoy your last morning with a hearty breakfast and one last swim in these pristine waters before packing your bags. You'll be able to catch an Air Tahiti or charter plane back to Papeete to make your connection for home.