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10 Day Catamaran Cruise in French Polynesia

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,879

Sail the islands of French Polynesia on this Tahiti vacation. Aboard an ocean-ready catamaran, you’ll cruise to the idyllic islands of Raiatea, Bora Bora, Tahaa, and Huahine, enjoying the crystal-clear waters and white-sand beaches that make these islands so justifiably famous.


This 10-day cruise takes you along the islands of French Polynesia, allowing you to explore these incredible islands from the comfort of a catamaran.

On your Tahiti vacation, you’ll pass between the major islands of French Polynesia. Your ocean adventure begins in Papeete, where you’ll connect to Raiatea to board your catamaran. Raiatea is the second largest of the Society Islands, a verdant paradise pocked by mountains and sacred sites. Cruise across the lagoon from Uturoa to the motu of TauTau to spend an afternoon lounging on the beach and snorkelling through the waters to explore the underwater world of tropical fish.

Continue on to Bora Bora, the jewel of the South Seas. This island offers everything you could hope for from a tropical paradise. Spend some time traversing the mainland, hiking Mount Otemanu, the dormant volcano that lies at the island’s centre. Then head to the famous lagoon to swim alongside manta rays and cruise to Motu Taurere to explore a private beach. Take advantage of the warm waters to kayak or snorkel and discover the vast numbers of fish and other undersea critters that call the waters home.

Turn east back to Raiatea and its smaller sister island, Tahaa. Tour the local market in Uturoa before visiting Taputapuatea marae, a temple dating back over a thousand years that used to be the most important temple in the region. Then head to Motu Ceran, one of the most popular anchor points on the island, where you can relax and enjoy the waters and beach.

Your final stop on your Tahiti vacation is Huahine to the east. Huahine is something of a hidden paradise, with its massive rainforest, coconut plantations, vanilla orchards, and banana groves. It’s also one of the least-visited of the islands of French Polynesia, so you’ll have the chance to see a side of Polynesian culture unencumbered by tourist expectation. Visit the island’s historical sites, tour a vanilla plantation, and feed the sacred blue-eyed eels outside the main town of Fare. Close out your Tahiti vacation with a final swim in the famous waters of French Polynesia, soaking in the idyllic surroundings before returning to Papeete via Raiatea for your flight home.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,879

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Day 1

Depart North America

Connecting from your hometown to Los Angeles, board your Air Tahiti Nui flight to Papeete, the international airport of French Polynesia.

Day 2

Arrive Papeete and transfer to Raiatea to board your cruise.

Arrive Papeete, make your way to the domestic terminal where you will catch your flight to Raiatea.

On arrival in Raiatea you will transferred to the catamaran at 12:00PM at the Dream Yacht Charter Base, in downtown Uturoa. Enjoy lunch onboard and a short cruise inside the lagoon of Raiatea to Motu TauTau, northwest of Tahaa Island. Relax on the beach or snorkel amongst the coral gardens.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Raiatea

This morning there is a 4 hour cruise to Bora Bora. Enjoy lunch at anchor and discover one of the most beautiful islands in the South Pacific. Tonight, anchor in the east side of Bora Bora.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Bora Bora

This morning you can go swimming with manta rays. Have breakfast and then it's a short cruise to Motu Taurere where you may explore the beach at leisure or take out a kayak. Option: enjoy a Tahitian Barbecue lunch on a private motu. This afternoon is spent sailing in the famous lagoon of Bora Bora with the evening at Matira point.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Bora Bora

After breakfast cruise for 4 hours to Raiatea Island. Have lunch while at anchor then enjoy nautical activities: swimming or snorkelling. Option: visit a black pearl farm.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Tahaa

Stop for some shopping in the local market in Uturoa, the main village of Raiatea. Option: take a guided tour of Raiatea, visiting the Taputapuatea temple, the botanic, green valley and waterfalls). Back on board, there will be a short navigation to Motu Ceran where you may enjoy nautical activities: swimming or snorkelling.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Huahine

This morning there is an early departure for the 4 hour cruise to Huahine. Arrive at Bourayne Bay around noon. In the afternoon you can enjoy leisure activities at the beach (kayaks, snorkeling, watersports). Then cruise to the south of Huahine to Avea Bay. Option: dinner and evening in a local restaurant with a Polynesian show.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Huahine

Breakfast at Avea Bay, then a short navigation to visit the Fare Village. Option: morning guided tour of Huahine archeological sites, fish traps, vanilla plantations, and sacred eels. After lunch, cruise for 4 hours to Raiatea island where you will have a sunset arrival on the sacred island.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Raiatea to Papeete to catch your International Flight back to North America.

After breakfast, disembark at 08:00AM at the Dream Yacht Charter base, at the main pier of Uturoa.

Fly back to Papeete to catch your international flight back to North America.

Ask us about getting a day room or booking a final excursion.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 10

Arrive North America

Arrive Los Angeles and connect to your home town.

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DEPARTURES AND PRICES

Departs North America Friday’s 15Nov-15Dec’17 & 13Jan – 17Mar’18

  From:
Los Angeles
US$
From:
New York
US$
From:
Vancouver
CA$
From:
Toronto
CA$
Archipels Cruises – Bora Bora Dream $ 2,879 $ 3,349 $ 3,889 $ 4,139

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airfare from North America including all taxes with Air Tahiti Nui
  • Domestic round trip flight from Papeete to Raiatea
  • 7 nights’ Archipels Cruise
  • All transfers
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance, items of a personal nature and drinks. Limited seats, subject to availability

TERMS AND CONDIITONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share and include international airfare from the cities mentioned above, and all taxes. For departures from other cities, please inquire. Subject to availability. 

TB ARCHIPERAI18CR: BBD
31 Mar 2018
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