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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

Fly Cruise
9 nights from £3195pp

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

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Tahiti and Pearls of French Polynesia Special Offer

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

There are two incredible itineraries available, a 9-night voyage and a 13-night voyage. Both 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 13-night holiday (16 and 27 Dec 2020 departures) not only takes in the stunning Society Islands, but ventures 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, and Ahe with its shallow sandbanks which provide the perfect picnic spots in this tropical paradise.

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.

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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.

13-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 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. 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 Tetiaroa.

Day 7 - Tetiaroa

Tetiaroa is a haven for birds, sea turtles and other marine life. The beaches and lagoon of this uninhabited atoll were once an exclusive getaway for Tahitian royalty. Marlon Brando became its owner in 1960 and a luxury eco-resort was designed under his instruction. Spend the morning exploring the lagoon and snorkelling in the warm waters. This afternoon, set sail north to the Tuamotu Islands. Overnight at sea.

Day 8 - 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. A 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 Ahe.

Day 9 - Ahe

Ahe is one of the lesser known atolls in Tuamotu and a popular holiday destination for native Tahitians. It boasts crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and incredible underwater scenery. The lagoon's shallow sandbanks provide perfect picnic spots in this pristine paradise. Spend the morning snorkelling in the lagoon, then enjoy a beach BBQ in a secluded motu. Overnight at sea to Rangiroa.

Day 10 - 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 11 - Rangiroa

This morning, there is an optional Dolphins in Tiputa Pass excursion during which you'll be able to interact with these mammals. After lunch, depart the Tuamotu Islands and sail south to Moorea in the Society Islands. Overnight at sea.

Day 12 - 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 and feeding tour or a 3 coconuts hiking tour. Tonight, there is a Farewell Dinner. Overnight at anchor.

Day 13 - 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 14 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7 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
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • December
    • Dec 9th - 9-night itinerary - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £3195
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      Brochure Price from: £3373 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4009 Brochure Price from: £4600
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3440 Blue Water Price from: £3768 Blue Water Price from: £4300
    • Dec 16th - 13-night itinerary - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £3850
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      Brochure Price from: £4100 Brochure Price from: £4509 Brochure Price from: £5009 Brochure Price from: £5873
      Blue Water Price from: £3850 Blue Water Price from: £4218 Blue Water Price from: £4668 Blue Water Price from: £5445
    • Dec 27th - 13-night itinerary - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £3850
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      Brochure Price from: £4100 Brochure Price from: £4509 Brochure Price from: £5009 Brochure Price from: £5873
      Blue Water Price from: £3850 Blue Water Price from: £4218 Blue Water Price from: £4668 Blue Water Price from: £5445

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 7th - 9-night itinerary - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £3195
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      Brochure Price from: £3373 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4009 Brochure Price from: £4600
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3440 Blue Water Price from: £3768 Blue Water Price from: £4300
    • Jan 14th - 9-night itinerary - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £3195
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      Brochure Price from: £3373 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4009 Brochure Price from: £4600
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3440 Blue Water Price from: £3768 Blue Water Price from: £4300
    • Jan 21st - 9-night itinerary - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £3195
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      Brochure Price from: £3373 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4009 Brochure Price from: £4600
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3440 Blue Water Price from: £3768 Blue Water Price from: £4300
    • Jan 28th - 9-night itinerary - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £3195
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      Brochure Price from: £3373 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4009 Brochure Price from: £4600
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3440 Blue Water Price from: £3768 Blue Water Price from: £4300
  • February
    • Feb 4th - 9-night itinerary - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £3195
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      Brochure Price from: £3373 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4009 Brochure Price from: £4600
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3440 Blue Water Price from: £3768 Blue Water Price from: £4300
    • Feb 11th - 9-night itinerary - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £3195
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      Brochure Price from: £3373 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4009 Brochure Price from: £4600
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3440 Blue Water Price from: £3768 Blue Water Price from: £4300
    • Feb 18th - 9-night itinerary - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £3195
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      Brochure Price from: £3373 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4009 Brochure Price from: £4600
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3440 Blue Water Price from: £3768 Blue Water Price from: £4300
    • Feb 25th - 9-night itinerary - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £3195
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      Brochure Price from: £3373 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4009 Brochure Price from: £4600
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3440 Blue Water Price from: £3768 Blue Water Price from: £4300
  • March
    • Mar 4th - 9-night itinerary - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £3195
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      Brochure Price from: £3373 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4009 Brochure Price from: £4600
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3440 Blue Water Price from: £3768 Blue Water Price from: £4300
    • Mar 11th - 9-night itinerary - Sailing on: Panorama II From: £3195
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      Brochure Price from: £3373 Brochure Price from: £3645 Brochure Price from: £4009 Brochure Price from: £4600
      Blue Water Price from: £3195 Blue Water Price from: £3440 Blue Water Price from: £3768 Blue Water Price from: £4300

Price Information

  • Please note: 16 and 27 Dec 2020 departures follow a 13-night itinerary which visits the Tuamotu Islands
  • Flight supplement may apply
  • Port Charges - 9-night cruise: £205pp 11-night cruise: from £275pp
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