11 day itinerary

Polynesia Dream Cruise - Raiatea to Tahiti

The perfect way to explore paradise islands in the South Pacific

Embark on a sailing trip of a lifetime on board one of Archipels Cruises and discover some of the most spectacular islands in the South Pacific. Cruise aboard a luxurious sail catamaran designed to accommodate up to just 8 guests, discovering some of the paradise islands that make up the Islands of Tahiti. Depart from Raiata and begin your Polynesian adventure, visiting Moorea, Huhine, Bora Bora and Taha’a, before ending your cruise in Tahiti.  In order to make your journey the most memorable one, choose from a wide range of activities including snorkeling the coral gardens, kayaking tours, or choose to have a private BBQ lunch on a private motu in Bora Bora.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Swim and beachcomb at Moorea
  • Hike over the Tapioi mountain on Raiatea
  • Explore the coral gardens of Bora Bora on a kayak tour
  • Guided visit to a pearl farm or vanilla plantation on Tahaa

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
11 days
Destination Breakdown
  • Taha'a
    1 night
  • Bora Bora
    2 nights
  • Raiatea
    1 night
  • Taha'a
    1 night
  • Huahine
    1 night
  • Raiatea
    1 night
  • Moorea
    2 nights
  • Tahiti
    1 night
Included
  • Accommodation in a double cabin.
  • Full board with mineral water and fruit juice.
  • One skipper and one hostess.
  • Snorkeling equipment and kayak.
  • Two sets of sheets, beach and bath towels per person per week.
Not included
  • Port taxes - must be paid locally (for an 11-day cruise these are 220 euro per person.

Itinerary Breakdown

Begin your journey by a warm welcome by the crew and board at noon. Voyage on crystal clear waters downtown of Uturoa. Enjoy a delicious lunch, before you arrive inside Taha'a lagoon and onto Motu TauTau. Have time at leisure at this island paradise for water-based activities such as snorkeling in a coral garden and kayak rides.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Yacht Lagoon 620

Cruise to Bora Bora which will take approx. 4 hours. Tuck into lunch whilst the catamaran is at anchor at the Motu Tapu. Enjoy an afternoon swimming with reef sharks and discover one of the most beautiful lagoons in the South Pacific. Night at anchor in the East of Bora Bora.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Yacht Lagoon 620

Rise early for an incredible experience swimming with manta rays. Breakfast is served to give you energy for the day as you cruise to the Motu Taurere. Explore the island and enjoy kayaks rides. For lunch you will have the option to have a Tahitian Barbecue lunch on a private motu (payable locally). Your afternoon will be spent sailing in the famous lagoon of Bora Bora, make sure you keep your eyes peeled to spot sharks and turtles. Evening and night at Matira point.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Yacht Lagoon 620

After breakfast, the catamaran will navigate four hours to Raiatea island. Lunch at anchor, before an active afternoon at leisure swimming and snorkeling in the turquoise lagoon. Alternatively you can choose to visit a black pearl farm on a snorkeling tour (payable locally). Evening and night at anchor.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Yacht Lagoon 620

Today, you will stop at Raiatea for shopping in Uturoa, the main village of Raiatea with a bustling local market. Take a hike to the top of Tapioi Montain and take in the spectacular island views surrounding you. Alternatively enjoy a guided tour of Raiatea where you will discover Taputapuatea temple, botanic green valley and waterfalls (payable locally). Later cruise a short distance to motu Cerant. The rest of the day will be spent at anchor for the chance to kayak the crystal clear lagoon, stroll with the sand between your toes beach-combing, and relaxing on loungers under the shade of palm trees.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Yacht Lagoon 620

Early departure to Huahine this morning which will take approx. 4 hours. Arrive in stunning Bourayne Bay around noon. Enjoy various leisure activities at the beach of Ana Iti including kayaking, snorkeling and other watersports. In the evening you have an optional dinner and evening in a local restaurant with a colourful Polynesian show.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Yacht Lagoon 620

After a delicious breakfast you will have a short cruise to Fare Village, where you can explore the village and snorkel the crystal clear waters. Alternatively you can choose to do an optional guided tour of Huahine's archeological sites, fish traps, vanilla plantations and sacred eels. Enjoy lunch after an active morning, before the boat will navigate approx. 4 hours to Raiatea Island. Watch the sun melt into the sea as you arrive at the stunning sacred island.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Yacht Lagoon 620

Cruise to the East of Raiatea this morning. Today discover the underwater world snorkeling and seeing colourful coral and tropical fish while your catamaran is at anchor. If you'd like to stay dry, visit the palm fringed Faaroa river by dinghy. As the sun starts to set you will depart for Moorea which will take approx. 12 hours. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • Yacht Lagoon 620

Arrive in Moorea in the morning and moor up at Papetoai Village, and spend time exploring this typical Polynesian village. Spend the rest of the day in and out of the water on the Tiki spot. Late afternoon you will sail to Opunohu Bay, and enjoy a stroll in Opunohu Valley.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Yacht Lagoon 620

This morning your catamaran will make its way to Cook's Bay. Here you will be able to enjoy a half day safari excursion in Moorea with your guide where you will discover belvedere, the pineapple road, and visit many fascinating archaeological Polynesian sites. Stop at he public beach of Opunohu to spend time in the shimmering waters snorkeling, kayaking and swimming. Sail to Vaiare Bay for lunch, before you can get back to having fun on the lagoon and making the most of your tropical surroundings. In the late afternoon you will sail to Tahiti, taking approx. 2.5 hours. Your evening and night will be spent at the lively Marina Taina on the west coast of Tahiti.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Yacht Lagoon 620

Disembark your vessel early this morning at 8am in Marina Taina, Tahiti, and depart for your onward travels. Why not extend your stay in stunning Tahiti?

Overnight Accommodation

  • Yacht Lagoon 620
  • Moorea

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Take a dip at the most-preserved bay in Moorea - Opunohu Bay
  • Tahiti

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Discover the bustling harbour of Papette
  • Bora Bora

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore the coral gardens on a kayak tour
  • Huahine

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Explore Bourayne Bay and Avea Bay
  • Taha'a

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Enjoy a guided visit to a pearl farm or a vanilla plantation
  • Raiatea

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Travel to Uturoa Village and hike over the Tapioi mountain