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.
* Cabins are priced per cabin for single & double offerings & the deposit is 50%. We recommend booking your cabin before December 1st, 2023
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your professional crew are talented explorers who combine their love of sailing with personalized hospitality. Each captain is professionally certified and able to lead your one of a kind experience at sea.
A Sailing Collective chef embodies our philosophy of travel, storytelling, learning, and sharing. We use local ingredients to create a unique culinary experience for each voyage. This is unlike any food adventure you've ever been on.
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. There are multipe flights from Papeete, Tahiti to Taiatea and you can book your local through Air Tahiti Nui. Flight cost from Tahiti to Raiatea average $100 0 $150 round trip and some flights have a 'touch and go' at Boro or Huahine, those flights are completely acceptable as you do not have to get off the plane during the stop over.
Private cabin w/ private bathroom
SC Captain & private chef
All meals aboard
Charter incidentals included fuel, taxes, moorings
Not included: Crew gratuity, travel, mandatory travel insurance, beverage package
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
Marina Base: Marina Uturoa, Raiatea
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.
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.
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.
Luxurious and contemporary, noble and luxurious materials, with soft shades for a harmonious interior continuous horizontal and fluent lines give the interior open and generous spaces continuity between exterior and interior life a slender exterior design for a boat with a strong character.
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