Sailing Holidays in Tahiti
Stop dreaming and start planning you next sailing holiday in the Polynesian paradise of Tahiti.
Discover a world of palm-fringed beaches, azure seas, lush tropical forests, sparkling silver waterfalls, stunning anchorages, perfect sailing. You’ll be enchanted by the magical beauty of these islands and captivated by the lavish hospitality of the Polynesians.
Tahiti is the best area for sailing in Polynesia, the chic French Society Islands. Sail in the lagoon at Bora Bora, one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Slip away beyond the reef and sail to Huahine. Visit the ruins of ancient temples and lunch in a tiny beachfront town reminiscent of a Conrad novel. Savour Polynesian cuisine on Raiatea, see the fire walkers on Tahaa, visit a vanilla plantation, swim in a blue lagoon.
Nautilus Yachting can package your charter with flights from the UK or add a yacht charter to your existing holiday plans, whether it's an exotic holiday or a round the world ticket.
Sailing in Tahiti
Yachts and catamarans are based on the island of Raiatea (40 minutes flights from Tahiti). The islands are all within easy sailing distance, leaving you plenty of time to explore lagoons and beaches and discover the friendly character of these exotic islands.
DAY 1 : Welcome to the base in Marina Uturoa. After the chart briefing and orientation, sail east side of Tahaa (10nm). Anchor at one of the nicest spots north of the Mahea motu. Nice snorkelling spot near the coral reef or in the Passe Tohaotu - Dinner aboard.
DAY 2 : Bora-Bora (22nm). Sail down the Teavanui Pass, a 4-5 hour passage downwind. Anchor at Motu Topua for swimming and snorkelling, and then take a mooring at the Bloody Mary restaurant.
DAY 3 : Explore Bora-Bora (8nm). Sail to the east side of the lagoon to discover the traditional lagoonarium where you can swim with turtles, friendly rays, sharks and different kind of fishes. In the afternoon sail down to southern shore of Bora-Bora and explore the magnificent coral garden.
DAY 4 : Start early in the morning to sail back to Raiatea for re-provisioning (22nm). Call first and then sail to the Anapa Pearl farm. Take a mooring at the pearl farm - Dinner aboard.
DAY 5 : Visit the Anapa pearl farm in the morning then sail to Tahaa after lunch. Take the Vanilla Tour mooring for the night in the Hurepiti Bay (10nm). Dinner aboard.
DAY 6 : After breakfast, join Alain and Christina Plantier for the Vanilla Tour excursion. Sail to the motu Tautau
Anchor in the South of the motu Tautau and dinghy to the coral river between the 2 motus. One of the nicest snorkelling spots in Polynesia. Dinner "chez Louise" - overnight on one of her moorings.
DAY 7 : Relax or move back to the South of Tautau for a snorkelling exploration between the barrier and the motu. After lunch, sail back to the base
Best time to travel is May to October, the dry season, when temperatures range from 25-30oC and the constant south-easterly tradewinds blow at 15-20 knots. From November to March there are more variable winds. Experience level 2-3 depending on itinerary.
Yacht charter in Tahiti
Yachts are based at Marina Uturoa on Raiatea. Charters start and finish any day (minimum 5 nights), giving you total flexibility over your holiday dates.
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Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights.
If you want a flight-inclusive holiday Nautilus Yachting is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and can book flights from the UK to fit your sailing holiday. Choose from a wide choice of airlines - we are not tied to any particular airline. All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016. Airport transfers can also be pre-arranged.
FLIGHTS TO RAIATEA:
Air New Zealand, Air France and Qantas have flights to Papeete on Tahiti. Air Tahiti operates onward connections to Raiatea. Transfer time to marina 10 minutes.