Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Tahiti and Pearls of French Polynesia

Admire the outstanding natural beauty of French Polynesia on these relaxing yacht cruises from Tahiti exploring the idyllic Society Islands, with swim and snorkelling stops, plus return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

Megayacht Holiday
  • Bora Bora
  • Tahiti
  • Bora Bora
  • Huahine
  • Moorea
  • Raiatea Lagoon

Call us now on 01756 706500 to secure your cabin!

Z

Discover the paradise islands of French Polynesia with their vivid turquoise lagoons and white sandy beaches on these relaxing yacht cruises.

There are three incredible itineraries available, a 9-night, 12-night and a 13-night voyage. All explore the serene Society Islands, with highlights including picture-postcard Bora Bora, overlooked by Mount Otemanu, and tranquil Huahine, home to the largest concentration of ancient marae (temples) in French Polynesia. There will be plenty of opportunities for swimming and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters teeming with tropical fish, as well as the chance to simply relax on the pristine beaches and embrace the tranquility.

The longer holidays not only take in the stunning Society Islands, but venture north to the breathtaking atolls of the Tuamotu Islands, allowing you to experience more of French Polynesia. Discover tiny Tikehau with its breathtaking lagoon, ringed by colourful corals.

Whichever voyage you choose, you will be captivated by the islands of French Polynesia, all connected by 'Mana', the life force and spirit at the soul of the archipelago.

Z341 Operated by Variety

.

9-night Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Papeete (Tahiti, French Polynesia)

Fly from the UK to Papeete.

Day 2 - Papeete

Arrive in Papeete and embark your ship between 3pm and 4pm. Enjoy Welcome Cocktails and dinner. Overnight at sea to Bora Bora.

Day 3 - Bora Bora (French Polynesia)

Early morning arrival in Bora Bora, one of the most photographed locations on earth. Cruise into Bora Bora lagoon overlooked by Mount Otemanu. Enjoy a two-day stay here and perhaps take part in optional excursions including a Cultural Tour by 4x4, Snorkelling with Stingrays and Sharks, an Open Air Lagoon Aquarium experience, and a Bora Bora tour by "le Truck". Moor overnight.

Day 4 - Bora Bora - Huahine

Spend another day in paradise and choose to take part in more optional activities. After lunch, enjoy a cruise of the Bora Bora lagoon, before setting sail to Huahine, arriving late evening. Overnight at anchor.

Day 5 - Huahine

Huahine was once home to Tahitian royalty and is where you'll find the largest concentration of ancient marae (temples) in French Polynesia. Some are believed to date back to the Lapita people, the original ancestors of the Tahitians. Huahine is a tropical jungle with coconut plantations, banana groves and watermelon fields. An optional half-day tour by 4x4 vehicle takes in Fare, the archaeological site of Maeva and a vanilla plantation. There will also be the chance to feed the sacred blue-eyed eels of Faie. An optional full day excursion is also available which includes a boat trip to a pearl farm and picnic. Overnight at anchor.

Day 6 - Huahine - Taha'a

Depart Huahine early morning and set sail to nearby Taha'a which shares a stunning lagoon with Raiatea. Taha'a's hillsides are covered with watermelon, banana and coconut groves. The island also provides the perfect climate for the Tahitian vanilla orchid. The optional half day Taha'a Island Adventure explores the interior of Taha'a by 4x4. Taste the local fruit and take in stunning views of the bay of Haamene. The tour also includes a visit to the pearl farm and a traditional vanilla plantation. This afternoon, there will be plenty of opportunities for swimming and snorkelling from a motu. Overnight at anchor.

Day 7 - Raiatea

Set sail inside the lagoon to reach Raiatea, which means "faraway heaven". Many cultures believe this is where the great Polynesian migration began, and the island remains a place of pilgrimage today. An optional excursion begins at the Faaroa River, the only navigable river in French Polynesia. explore by kayak with an expert, before heading to the ancient marae temple at Taputapuatea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a locally inspired picnic lunch. Late evening, begin cruising to Moorea.

Day 8 - Moorea

This morning, arrive in Moorea, believed to have inspired James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. Eight peaks rise from Moorea's lagoon which create a striking silhouette. Today, choose from two optional excursions - a snorkelling and feeding tour or a 3 coconuts hiking tour. Tonight, there is a Farewell Dinner. Overnight at anchor.

Day 9 - Moorea - Papeete (Tahiti, French Polynesia)

Set sail early morning to Papeete. Disembark between 9am and 10am. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Day 10 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

12-night Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Papeete (Tahiti, French Polynesia)

Fly from the UK to Papeete

Day 2 - Papeete

Arrive in Papeete and embark your ship between 2.30pm and 4pm. Welcome cocktails and dinner, before spending overnight at sea en route to Bora Bora.

Day 3 - Bora Bora (French Polynesia)

Early morning arrival in Bora Bora, one of the most photographed locations on earth. Cruise into Bora Bora lagoon overlooked by Mount Otemanu. Enjoy a two-day stay here and perhaps take part in optional excursions including a Cultural Tour by 4x4, Snorkelling with Stingrays and Sharks, an Open Air Lagoon Aquarium experience, and a Bora Bora tour by "Le Truck". Moor overnight.

Day 4 - Bora Bora - Taha'a

Spend more time on Bora, before cruising the lagoon and setting sail to Taha'a, arriving early afternoon. Taha'a's hillsides are covered with watermelon, banana and coconut groves. The island also provides the perfect climate for the Tahitian vanilla orchid. The optional half day Taha'a Island Adventure explores the interior of Taha'a by 4x4. Taste the local fruit and take in stunning views of the bay of Haamene. The tour also includes a visit to the pearl farm and a traditional vanilla plantation. This afternoon, there will be plenty of opportunities for swimming and snorkelling from a motu. Overnight at anchor.

Day 5 - Raiatea

Set sail inside the lagoon to reach Raiatea, which means "faraway heaven". Many cultures believe this is where the great Polynesian migration began, and the island remains a place of pilgrimage today. An optional morning tour showcases the highlights of Raiatea, while an optional afternoon excursion begins at the Faaroa River, the only navigable river in French Polynesia. Overnight in the lagoon.

Day 6 - Huahine

Huahine was once home to Tahitian royalty and is where you'll find the largest concentration of ancient marae (temples) in French Polynesia. Some are believed to date back to the Lapita people, the original ancestors of the Tahitians. Huahine is a tropical jungle with coconut plantations, banana groves and watermelon fields. An optional half-day tour by 4x4 vehicle takes in Fare, the archaeological site of Maeva and a vanilla plantation. There will also be the chance to feed the sacred blue-eyed eels of Faie. An optional full day excursion is also available which includes a boat trip to a pearl farm and picnic. Overnight at sea to Makatea.

Day 7 - Makatea

The island of Makatea is like no other found in French Polynesia. It is not a coral atoll but rather a raised island of coral. Today, this sleepy but spectacular island is home to three species of threatened endemic birds: the beautiful Makatea fruit dove, the impressive imperial pigeon, and the comely appearing singer extraordinaire, the reed warbler. An optional half-day tour takes in an incredible grotto. Swimming deeper inside the grotto, this underwater cave system will slowly open out to reveal a spectacular watery cathedral. Late afternoon departure to Rangiroa. Overnight at sea.

Day 8 - Rangiroa

Morning arrival in Rangiroa, where 240 islets encircle a deep lagoon. It is the world's second largest atoll. There is an optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon, an amazing lagoon within a lagoon which is home to an array of marine life. Spend the afternoon swimming, snorkelling and relaxing with a traditional Polynesian picnic. Tide dependent, you may be able to drift snorkel in the Avatoru Pass. Overnight at anchor.

Day 9 - Rangiroa - Tikehau

This morning, arrive in Tikehau, also known as "Pink Sand Island". This atoll has numerous white and pink sand islets with coconut groves. The lagoon resembles a natural swimming pool and is teeming with marine life. Researcher Jacques Cousteau found it had a higher concentration of fish than any other lagoon in French Polynesia. An optional walking tour takes in a family-owned fish farm and Tuherahera where most of the locals live. It is one of the most attractive villages in the Tuamotu Atolls. Late evening, set sail to Tetiaroa.

Day 10 - Tetiaroa - Moorea

Tetiaroa is a haven for birds, sea turtles and all kinds of marine life. Join the optional guided walking tour to the islet of Tahuna Iti, the Birds' Island. It is home to one of the largest colonies of birds in Tahiti. Afternoon sailing to Moorea.

Day 11 - Moorea

Arrive in Moorea mid-day. It is believed to have inspired James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. Eight peaks rise from Moorea's lagoon which create a striking silhouette. Today, choose from two optional excursions - a snorkelling tour or a nature and culture tour. Tonight, there is a Farewell Dinner. Overnight at anchor.

Day 12 - Moorea - Papeete (Tahiti, French Polynesia)

Set sail early morning to Papeete. Disembark at 9am. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Day 13 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. On the 13-night departures (16 Dec, 27 Dec 2020 and 14 Jan 2021), there is an extra day in Rangiroa.

Price Includes

  • 7, 10 or 11 nights accommodation in a cabin with ensuite facilities and air conditioning
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • American buffet breakfast and two main meals daily onboard, including a Captain's Dinner
  • Complimentary regular filter coffee, tea and still mineral water onboard, plus abundant fresh fruit
  • Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment, plus sea kayak (subject to availability)
  • Opportunities for snorkelling and swimming
  • English-speaking Cruise Director

Price Does Not Include

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Shore excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Port charges
NO PRICES
NO MAP
NO SHIP