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Known around the world for its vibrant marine life, intricate coral reefs and turquoise lagoon it is not surprising that the majority of activities in Bora Bora revolve around the water. There is no better way to experience this than on a catamaran cruising around the islands. This week's long cruise offers a more in dept look at Bora Bora as you get the chance to sail around Raiatea, Huahine and Taha'a. With optional extras to help pass the time, you can really do as little or as much as you please.
Raiatea is the perfect place to begin your cruise as it is the nautical centre of the Islands of Tahiti, meaning that yachting and boating is very popular here. The island's quaint village, Uturoa, offers waterfront views where island-hoppers can come and go as they please. Taha'a, most famous for producing 80% of the vanilla for the Island's of Tahiti, offers a botanical paradise with its beautiful rolling hillside. Huahine, one of the less frequented islands, is an island which has numerous sacred temples hidden within the lush vegetation.
Start your Journey
Boarding begins at noon in downtown Ulturoa. Enjoy a panoramic lunch as you sail inside the lagoon between Raiatea and Taha'a Islands heading north towards Motu Tautau. Once anchored, the afternoon really is at your leisure. You can choose to stay and relax aboard the yacht, feel the sand between your toes on the beach or explore the world beneath the water and try some snorkelling.
Today you head toward Bora Bora, sailing takes approximately 4 hours. Lunch will be taken in front of the picturesque Motu Tapu. The afternoon can be spent swimming with sharks and discovering one of the photographed islands in the South Pacific. This evening you be anchored just east of Bora Bora.
Enjoy an early morning swim with the manta rays. Have breakfast while you sail toward Motu Taurere. Take advantage of the sea kayaks and go explore the lagoon.
For an optional extra (payable locally), you could savour a Tahitian Barbecue lunch on a private motu (Polynesian reef islet).
The afternoon will be once again sailing in the famous Bora Bora lagoon.
You will anchor down at Matira Point where you will be spending the evening and night.
After breakfast you will begin the four hour sailing back to Raiatea Island. Once close to Raiatea Island, the yacht will anchor allowing you to experience lunch with another spectacular backdrop. The afternoon is at leisure. Feel free to stay on board and relax. We would recommend taking a visit to a black pearl farm (payable locally) where you will learn about the history of the black Tahitian pearls and how they are farmed.
Today will bring you a chance to spend some time on Raiatea. Visit Uturoa the main village, a perfect place to shop for souvenirs with the local market. If you would to prefer to see more of the island, why not take a guided tour of Raiatea, visiting the Taputapuatea temple, botanic, green valley and waterfalls (payable locally).
After you have seen Raiatea, you will continue your journey on to Motu Ceran where you can go swimming in the beautiful clear water.
An early departure for today, with a four hour sail until you reach Bourayne Bay just before noon. You can spend the afternoon at Ana Iti, where you can either relax on the beach, partake in one of the snorkelling groups or try some of the watersports.
If you fancy an evening out, why not experience a dinner and a Polynesian show on the island (payable locally).
After breakfast you will depart for a short sail to Fare Village. Enjoy a visit to this village as well as another opportunity to go snorkelling.
As an optional extra; enjoy a guided tour of Huahine archaeological sites, and vanilla plantations.
After lunch, set sail one more time, heading back towards Raiatea Island, arriving just in time for sunset on your last night.
Up early this morning to disembark at 8.00am.
- Accommodation in private air-conditioned double cabin with private bathroom
- Full board
- Service of the crew: 2 persons (captain, hostess/cook)
- Two sets of linens, towels and beach towels per person/week
- Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
- Water sports on board (snorkelling equipment and sea kayaks)
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