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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 and 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 and 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 trip.

Tahiti Yacht Charter

  • Overview
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    Cooks Bay

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    Papeete

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    Bora Bora

    Sailing holidays in Tahiti

    • Air New Zealand flights to Papeete via LA, Air Tahiti flights to Raiatea
    • Perfect white sand beaches and emerald waters on Bora Bora
    • Explore Raiatea, the most sacred island in the South Pacific
    • Visit one of the many pearl shops to see the famous Tahitian black pearls
    • Average distances of 14nm
    • Level 2-3 sailing depending on itinerary
    • Average temperatures of 25-30 degrees
    • Average winds force 2-4
    • Mostly anchorages in this area
    • Flexible start and finish dates possible. Best time to visit is May-Oct
  • 1 Wk Itinerary

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary in Tahiti

    DAY 1 : Taha'a (10nm)

    Welcome to the base in Marina Uturoa. After the chart briefing and orientation, sail to the east side of Taha'a. 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 : Bora-Bora

    Explore Bora-Bora. 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 : Raiatea (22nm)

    Start early in the morning to sail back to Raiatea for re-provisioning. Call first and then sail to the Anapa Pearl farm. Take a mooring at the pearl farm - Dinner aboard.

    DAY 5 : Taha'a (10nm)

    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 on Taha'a. Dinner aboard.

    DAY 6 : Motu Tautau

    After breakfast, join Alain and Christina Plantier for the Vanilla Tour excursion. Sail to the Motu Tauta. 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 : Marina Uturoa

    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.

    Tahiti 1 week sailing holiday itinerary


  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in Tahiti

    The best time to travel is during the dry season, May to October, 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.

    We have rated this destination a 'Level 2-3' (levels info)

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    Flights to Raiatea, Tahiti

    Bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016Air New Zealand have flights to Papeete on Tahiti via Los Angeles. Air Tahiti operates onward connections to Raiatea.

    Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights. If you would prefer a flight-inclusive holiday then 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.

    Transfers

    Please ask a member of staff for pricing.

"We had a wonderful time and would recommend the Islands. Make sure you go to Chatham Bay on Union Island, get Tim and the Bushman to cook you curried Conch - fantastic."

Grenadines 2014 - S.M.

Tahiti Yacht Charter prices

Yachts from Marina Uturoa on Raiatea Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

5% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT valid 6 months prior to departure, Extra 5% DISCOUNT for 2 weeks

Yacht details 01 Jul - 01 Sep 24 Mar - 30 Jun 02 Sep - 01 Dec 10 Feb - 24 Mar 02 Dec - 22 Dec
06 Jan - 10 Feb
23 Dec - 06 Jan
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2018-FP-BB-Dre/3

Yachts from Marina Uturoa on Raiatea Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

5% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT valid 6 months prior to departure, Extra 5% DISCOUNT for 2 weeks

Yacht details 01 Jul - 01 Sep 24 Mar - 30 Jun 02 Sep - 01 Dec 10 Feb - 24 Mar 02 Dec - 22 Dec
06 Jan - 10 Feb
23 Dec - 06 Jan
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2018-FP-BB-Dre/4

Yachts from Marina Uturoa on Raiatea Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

5% EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT valid 6 months prior to departure, Extra 5% DISCOUNT for 2 weeks

Yacht details 01 Jul - 01 Sep 24 Mar - 30 Jun 02 Sep - 01 Dec 10 Feb - 24 Mar 02 Dec - 22 Dec
06 Jan - 10 Feb
23 Dec - 06 Jan
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

2018-FP-BB-Dre/6

Extras for Tahiti

Includes Outboard

YACHT SECURITY:

Refundable deposit GBP2700- GBP8100 OR Non Refundable insurance GBP189-378/week which reduces refundable to €500-750

(COMPULSORY)

End Cleaning, Starter Pack and fees: GBP220-333 (Depending on size of vessel)

Fuel used (fill up on return)
Optional extras (i.e SUP's, Kayaks etc) available on request.
SKIPPER: GBP1,135/week + food and drink + own cabin

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.