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Society Islands

Society Islands

118 islands and atolls rise in serenity from the heart of the South Pacific, each with a character as unique as its shape, to form the land of French Polynesia. From the more renowned Society Islands to the more remote Marquesas, a great diversity of experience awaits. Diving among bright rainbow fish in crystal clear lagoons. Hiking in lush tropical forests. Sunning on powdery clean white or exotic black sand beaches. Dining on cuisine influenced by French, Asian and Polynesian tastes.

An extraordinary adventure

Itinerary | Details | The Boat


JOURNEY UPDATE | The vessel has been upgraded to a Bali 5.4 catamaran

  • Please arrive in Raiatea by 2:00 pm on DAY 1. Departure will take place between 3:00-4:00pm on DAY 1.

Dates

Mar 30th — Apr 6th 2024

8 days, 7 nights

Location

Society Islands
French Polynesia

Availability

0 Double Cabin

0 Single Cabin

Price

$5000 Single Cabin price per cabin

$7600 Double Cabin price per cabin

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“To me, the sea is a continual miracle; the fishes that swim – the rocks – the motion of the waves – the ships, with men in them, what stranger miracles are there?”

– Walt Whitman
Itinerary

Itinerary

Raiatea

The second-largest island in the Society Islands, Raiatea is mountainous and lush with plenty of agriculture to make for a plentiful farmers market in Uturoa each day. The Lagoon that surrounds it is almost entirely navigable except for a few impassable sections where sailing yachts must exit a pass in the reef and enter another to continue on around. You can also sail up to Taha’a without leaving the lagoon that they share. 

Taha’a

Amidst the Leeward Islands is one of the archipelagos more picturesque islands, Taha’a. Located just north of Raiatea. Sailing between Huahine and Bora Bora, Taha’a is an ideal midpoint to break up the passage and spend a few days discovering all the island’s deepwater coves along the shore and sandy anchorages along the reef.

Huahine

Two islands connected by a low bridge, Huanine Nui (the big island) and Huahine Iti (the smaller) share a lagoon that has limited passes navigable in a sailboat. This is the most easterly island in the Leewards. The experience of sailing to this island will stay with you long after you depart this unique destination, it has a certain magical ambiance. Huahine is even greener with a sprawling jungle that envelopes the twin peaks. Hidden in the thick brush are marae, ancient temples and these mountains are home to more of these archaeological sites than anywhere in French Polynesia.

Bora Bora

The pearl of the Pacific-the very name Bora Bora is synonymous with exotic adventures at the end of the world, but none of the lore and legend prepares you for the feeling of sailing through the impossibly blue waters of the lagoon in the shadow of a sheer cliff face. Bora Bora is so odd in its formation that it takes on radically different shapes and personalities as you sail around it. Viewing the famous spire is like looking for shapes in clouds, ever-changing before your eyes.

Maupiti

Sitting 28 nautical miles west of Bora Bora is the island of Maupiti, often referred to as “little Bora Bora” for its geographic similarities, but culturally the two islands sit an ocean apart. Maupiti has none of the luxurious hotels that ring the lagoon at Bora Bora and the culture of the island is a little more relaxed because of it.


Crew

Flannery Klette-Kolton

Flannery Klette-Kolton

Culinary Director and Chef

Despite my tiny frame, I am an eater and food is always on my mind! I love every element of the food experience, from shopping the finest the farmers market has to provide to the preparation of an exquisite meal. A hostess at heart, it is the sensual and intimate aspect of dining that remains most important to me.  I always keep in mind that overall indulgence is exemplified through flawless service and genuine hospitality. I believe that food has the capacity to fascinate and surprise, and I am not one to resist sharing my discoveries with any innocent bystander who has a set of ears, an open mind, and an empty stomach. 

Jamie Earle

Jamie Earle

Captain

Jamie grew up just outside landlocked London although this didn't stop him from finding his way to the water. He started racing dinghies at eight years old and turned his hobby into a job at thirteen as a sailing instructor throughout his youth. whilst at university studying mechanical engineering he progressed to a Commercially endorsed Yachtmaster and spent the summers skippering throughout the Mediterranean. After a year of office life working in the tech sector Jamie chose to swap the desk for the waves and became full time yacht crew. Captaining SY Solitaire a 75ft sloop on charter for season, multiple stints on superyachts and ocean crossings. He has amassed in excess of 15000 miles at sea. He is a keen skier and enjoys anything out on the water or outside.

Travel Details

Overview:

This journey begins on the island of Raiatea, an island roughly 45 minutes away from the capital island of French Polynesia, Tahiti. All international flights arrive in Papeete, Tahiti and from there you will take a local flight to Raiatea.


INCLUDED IN PRICE
  • Professional Captain (your new best friend)

  • Private Chef (for the best food of your life)

  • Provisioning for onboard meals (all meals excluding 5 onshore dining experiences)

  • Bespoke itinerary planning w/ travel recommendations

  • Yacht incidentals (fuel, water, marina fees, local tax)

  • Catamaran for full duration of voyage


NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
  • Travel & transportation

  • Onshore activities such as dinning / drinks

  • Crew gratuity (15% to 20% is the recommended amount set by industry standards)

  • Wine & spirits are not included


*Price listed is per cabin. Please review Terms & Conditions and the Cancelation Policy prior to booking. By booking a cabin, you agree to all Terms & Conditions.

Travel

Airlines:

a) Air Tahiti Nui - LAX to Tahiti

b) United Airlines - SFO to Tahiti

  • 8-hours non-stop from Los Angeles or San Francisco

  • Daily non-stop service

  • Leaving Tahiti at night provides early morning arrivals into the US to allow easy connection

Starting Marina & Meet Up Location

Marina Base: Marina Uturoa, Raiatea

Meet Up Location

By Air: Fly direct to Tahiti via the international airport in Papeete, the capital of Tahiti. Internal flights between Papeete and Raiatea are with Air Tahiti. Airport transfers can be made on request and the base is close to the airport and from Uturoa, the capital of the Leeward Islands. There are also flights to Raiatea from: Moorea, Maupiti, Bora Bora, and Huahine.

Marina Uturoa, Uturoa, Raiatea - The marina is just 5 to 10 minutes away from the airport and when you arrive at the Uturoa airport, any taxi driver will know where DREAM YACHT CHARTER at Marina Uturoa is and be able to take you there.

Arrival Time

Please arrive at the Marina Uturoa in Raiatea no later than 2:00 pm on Day-1. Once crew is finished with the check-in process and guests have all arrived, we will depart the marina for our first anchorage. 3:00 pm is when we ideally depart and 4:00 pm is the latest we can depart the marina and arrive safely at the first anchorage.

Departure Time

On the final day, we arrive at the final marina by 9:00 am. Please notify the Sailing Collective travel team if your departure flight is before 12:00 pm on Day-8 so we can make arrangements for you to get to the airport ahead of time.

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Boats

Bali 54

Bali 54

The BALI 5.4 Open Space is characterized by completely open spaces and very ergonomic living spaces. In addition to the recognized innovations such as the rigid front cockpit with lounge area and sunbathing, the new platform linking the two rear skirts with large bench and chests, the large tilt-and-turn door and sliding windows, a panoramic relaxation area on the roof, the BALI 5.4 offers new access to the front cockpit through an interior door and cabins through panels opening onto the rear cockpit.

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Society Islands

French Polynesia

Dates

Mar 30th — Apr 6th 2024

Location

French Polynesia

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