Most famous for fabled Bora-Bora, the Tahitian Leeward Island are a sailor’s paradise. Snug anchorages within encircling barrier reefs and stunning mountains soaring skyward make a Tahiti and French Polynesia yacht charter the adventure of a lifetime. Although Bora-Bora, Raiatea, Tahaa and Huahine are neighbors, each island has a slightly different ambience. Of course the South Pacific beauty is a common trait. The exquisite reefs, motus and beaches are too. Together, for four treasures of the Tahitian Leewards are enchanying cruising ground for a memorable Tahiti sailing vacation. The climate in French Polynesia is sunny and pleasant. There are 2 seasons: from September through May the climate is warmer and humid, while April through August is cooler and drier. Most of the rain falls during the warmer season.
Itinerary – 7 Days roundtrip
Day 1: charter start – 6 nautical miles after chart briefing, depart for Tahaa, sailing inside the reef to Motu Mahaea for a good snorkelling and relax afternoon. Anchor in Au day for the night.
Day 2: Bora Bora to Motu Tupe – 30 nautical miles. Leave early for 5 hours reach to Bora Bora’west shore. Anchor at Motu Tupe, swimming and snorkelling in the most beautiful lagoon.
Day 3: Explore Bora Bora – 8 nautical miles then 5 miles. by early in the morning discover the traditional lagoonarium where you could swim with turtles, friendly rays, sharks and different kind of fish. In the afternoon sail down to southern shore of Bora Bora and explore the magnificent coral garden.
Day 4: Explore Bora Bora 13 miles. Discover the lagoon of Bora Bora under sail. This is a lagoon where you could happily spend the rest of your day contemplating the Pahia and Otemanu mountains. Anchor for the night close by the Bloody Mary’s restuaurant.
Day 5: Bora Bora to Raiatea, 30 miles then 12 miles ( a early star for a ling day!)
Day 6: Raiatea to Tahaa Island 15 nautical miles. Explore the Apoomao river by dinghy. An afternoon sail to Tahaa island and night anchor in Hurepiti bay on Tahaa’s west shore.
Day 7: Tahaa Island to Apu Bay , 8 miles. Sailing inside the lagoon and stop to Motu Tautau for snorkeling. Back for the night in Apu Bay or take a mooring just off the marina Apooiti.
Plan a tour around the island or visit a pearl farm.
Base: Raiatea, others on request.