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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

    We can arrange transfers for you with the base in Uturoa. A transfer from Raiatea airport to Uturoa marina takes approximately 10 minutes. Please ask a member of staff for pricing.

"A very enjoyable and relaxing fortnight’s charter in the Abacos. A beautiful and tranquil archipelago of sand-fringed islands. Sailing was in the Sea of Abaco, a large lagoon, often with only 2m below our keels, so we were very glad that we had chosen a catamaran! We were very lucky in chartering Odin, a new Lagoon 42 Luxe. She was spacious and really well equipped, with several very useful mod cons such as air-con and a water-maker. A lovely catamaran! There were several picturesque and well sheltered harbours with a couple of restaurants, though we spent most nights in anchorages, often on our own. We only ate out 3 times, but those meals were good. The conch is the local speciality! On several of the Cays, golf buggies replaced cars and we had lots of offers of lifts from friendly residents. There were some good snorkelling spots and we had several close encounters with delightful turtles! All in all, a really good holiday! Thank you, Nautilus!"

Bahamas 2018 - V.M.

Tahiti Yacht Charter prices

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

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2023 GB£ per yachtOceanis 41(2016)Sun Odyssey 439 - 3 cab.(2016)
Dates3 cabins/2WC3 cabins/2WC
07 Jan-03 Feb25332533
04-24 Feb26572657
25 Feb-03 Mar27902790
04-17 Mar30143014
18-24 Mar32573257
25-31 Mar37433743
01-07 Apr43294329
08-21 Apr48244824
22 Apr-23 Jun48244824
24-30 Jun50575057
01-07 Jul55625562
08-28 Jul62006200
29 Jul-18 Aug68386838
19-25 Aug55625562
26 Aug-01 Sep52865286
02-30 Sep50195019
01-20 Oct54105410
21-27 Oct51385138
28 Oct-03 Nov45954595
04-10 Nov41334133
11-17 Nov37193719
18-24 Nov33483348
25 Nov-01 Dec30143014
02-22 Dec27142714
23-29 Dec34813481

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

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2023 GB£ per yachtDufour 520 GL(2018)Sun Odyssey 439(2014)
Dates5 cabins/2WC4 cabins/2WC
07 Jan-03 Feb39242533
04-24 Feb41192657
25 Feb-03 Mar43242790
04-17 Mar46713014
18-24 Mar50433257
25-31 Mar58003743
01-07 Apr67004329
08-21 Apr83764824
22 Apr-23 Jun71194824
24-30 Jun78335057
01-07 Jul86145562
08-28 Jul96056200
29 Jul-18 Aug105906838
19-25 Aug86145562
26 Aug-01 Sep81865286
02-30 Sep77765019
01-20 Oct83765410
21-27 Oct79575138
28 Oct-03 Nov71194595
04-10 Nov64054133
11-17 Nov57623719
18-24 Nov51863348
25 Nov-01 Dec46713014
02-22 Dec42052714
23-29 Dec53903481

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

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2023 GB£ per yachtBali 4.1 - 4 + 2 cab.(2021)Bali 4.3 - 4 + 2 cab.(2020)Bali 4.5 - 4 + 2 cab.(2020)Bali 5.4 - 6 + 2 cab.(2021)Catana 47 - 4 + 2 cab.(2013)
Dates4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/4WC6 cabins/6WC4 cabins/4WC
07 Jan-03 Feb466253006024107004662
04-24 Feb489555676324112334895
25 Feb-03 Mar513858436638117955138
04-17 Mar555263107171127435552
18-24 Mar599568147743137625995
25-31 Mar689578388905148626895
01-07 Apr7971905710290176057971
08-21 Apr99621131912862207109962
22 Apr-23 Jun8467961910929176058467
24-30 Jun93101058112024193719310
01-07 Jul1024811643132292131010248
08-28 Jul1142412981147522427111424
29 Jul-18 Aug1259514314162672722912595
19-25 Aug1024811643132292131010248
26 Aug-01 Sep97331106212571202389733
02-30 Sep92431050511938192299243
01-20 Oct99621131912862207109962
21-27 Oct94621075212219196769462
28 Oct-03 Nov8467961910929176058467
04-10 Nov761486529833158487614
11-17 Nov685777908852142676857
18-24 Nov616770107967128436167
25 Nov-01 Dec555263107171115625552
02-22 Dec500056816457104055000
23-29 Dec641072868281139246410

Outboard included

YACHT SECURITY:

Refundable deposit €3000-€9000. Non refundable deposit on request.

COMPULSORY EXTRAS:

End Cleaning; Monohulls up to 38' €150, 39' to 45' €180, 46' to 49' €215, 50' and above €240

Catamarans; Up to 40' €235, 41' to 45' €255, 46' to 49' €280, 50' and above €310

Starter Pack and fees from €70

Fuel used (fill up on return)
Optional extras: (i.e SUP's, Kayaks etc) available on request.
SKIPPER: €1330/week + food and drink + own cabin. Catamarans 48' and over €1610/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). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. 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.