TAHITI

Tahiti, the Society & Tuamotu Islands

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Location

French Polynesia

Travel Period

17 December 2020 - 28 December 2020

From (Port)

Papeete, Tahiti

Duration

12 days

Price

From 2871 $ per person



General Info

Join us on board our Special Holidays sailings, roundtrip from Tahiti unraveling the Society and Tuamotu islands. Uncover the islands of two archipelagos by small ship. Bora Bora, Taha'a, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Rangiroa, Tetiaroa, Tikehau, and Ahe - islands sculpted by sky-piercing, moss-green peaks and lined with vivid turquoise lagoons. Island hopping allows you to see every landscape, from geometric ridges strung with waterfalls on the high islands to flat, desert-like atolls where lagoons far outsize the landmass. There are many sides to The Islands of Tahiti. Yet they are all connected by Mana. Mana is a life force and spirit that surrounds us. You can see it. Touch it. Taste it. Feel it.  

At a Glance

Variety Cruise At a Glance
  • Day 1 | Papeete port/Tahiti, Society Islands
  • Day 2 | Bora Bora, Society Islands
  • Day 3 | Bora Bora - Taha'a, Society Islands
  • Day 4 | Raiatea, Society Islands
  • Day 5 | Raiatea - Huahine, Society Islands
  • Day 6 | Tetiaroa, Society Islands
  • Day 7 | Tikehau, Tuamotu Islands
  • Day 8 | Ahe, Tuamotu Islands
  • Day 9 | Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands
  • Day 10 | Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands
  • Day 11 | Moorea, Society Islands
  • Day 12 | Papeete port/Tahiti, Society Islands

Day by Day

Variety Day
Day 1

Papeete, Tahiti

Embarkation 2.30 to 4 pm. Welcome cocktails and dinner. Embarkation at Papeete port, Tahiti from 14.30 to 16:00. Afternoon sailing to Bora Bora. Welcome dinner and overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 2

Bora Bora

Early morning arrival in Bora Bora possibly the most photographed place on earth and one dreams to visit once in their lifetime. Our ship sails into Bora Bora lagoon with Mount Otemanu standing tall in the center. We will be spending 2 days in this paradise and choose from a variety of optional activities such as A/ the Bora Bora Cultural Tour by 4x4, B/ the Snorkeling with Stingrays and Sharks excursion, C/ the Open air Lagoon Aquarium experience, D/ the Bora Bora tour by "le Truck" and more. We spend the night at anchor.
Variety Day
Day 3

Bora Bora - Taha'a

We continue our Bora Bora activities. After lunch we cruise the Bora Bora lagoon and sail to Taha’a. Early afternoon arrival into Taha'a, a true botanical paradise. Her fertile valleys and sloping hillsides are covered with banana, watermelon and coconut groves. The island is also an immense natural greenhouse for the highly prized Tahitian vanilla orchid. Our optional half day Taha’a Island Adventure excursion will allow us to explore the beautiful interior of Taha`a by 4x4 and discover its luxurious tropical vegetation. You will taste the local fruit and admire breathtaking views of the magnificent turquoise bay of Haamene. This excursion also includes a visit to the pearl farm and a traditional vanilla plantation. In the afternoon we will have plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling from a motu. Overnight at anchor.
Variety Day
Day 4

Raiatea

We sail inside the lagoon to reach nearby Raiatea, which translates to "faraway heaven" and was once the cultural and religious center of the Society Islands. Known in legends as Hawaiki, "the homeland", many cultures believe that this is where the great Polynesian migration began. The island remains a place of pilgrimage today. Our optional excursion will start by exploring the Faaroa River, French Polynesia's only navigable river, by kayak with your expert guide leading the way through Raiatea's verdant interior. Then, you will visit the ancient marae temple at Taputapuatea, a recent UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about its Polynesian origins and historical relevance before sitting down to a locally-inspired picnic lunch. Overnight in the lagoon.
Variety Day
Day 5

Raiatea - Huahine

Morning sailig to Huahine. Huahine, once home of the Tahitian royalty, is considered as the cradle of Polynesian culture. The island maintains the largest concentration of ancient marae (temples) in French Polynesia, some of which are believed to date back to the original ancestors of the Tahitians, the Lapita people, around 700 AD. Huahine is an immense tropical jungle thriving with coconut plantations, vanilla orchids, banana groves, breadfruit trees and watermelon fields. Our optional half day tour takes us by 4x4 vehicle around the island to visit Fare, Maeva, an archaeological site, a vanilla plantation and then have a chance to see and feed the sacred blue-eyed eels of Faie. An optional full day excursion is also available including a land 4x4 tour + a boat excursion including a visit to a pearl farm and a picnic. Overnight at sea to Tetiaroa.
Variety Day
Day 6

Tetiaroa

A haven for birds, sea turtles and all kinds of marine life, Tetiaroa is treasured among Tahitians who know it as a sacred place. So sacred, that at one time the coconut-dotted white sand beaches and crystalline lagoon of this uninhabited atoll was an exclusive getaway for Tahitian royalty. It’s not surprising that actor Marlon Brando fell under its spell during the filming of “Mutiny on the Bounty” in 1960 and later went on to become its owner. A luxury eco-resort was designed under his direction and it operates in 100% sustainable manner. We will spend the morning on this charming island, exploring the lagoon and snorkeling in its crystal clear waters. Afternoon sailing North to the Tuamotu Islands. Overnight at sea.
Variety Day
Day 7

Tikehau

This morning we reach Tikehau also called the Pink Sand Island. This small atoll consists of countless tiny white and pink sand islets engulfed in coconut groves and hidden alcoves. In Tikehau, which actually means "peaceful landing", you will find nothing but absolute serenity on her calm and graceful shores. The lagoon, formed by an almost unbroken ring of continuous corals, resembles an immense natural swimming pool. This underwater aquarium is teeming with marine life. According to the legendary marine researcher Jacques Cousteau, it has a higher concentration of fish than any other lagoon in French Polynesia. Our walking tour will take us to one of the family-owned fish-farm where they trap different species of fish in a maze of underwater fencing. Much of their catch is then shipped to Papeete and sold at the local markets. We will visit Tuherahera at the southern side where most locals live, leaving the remainder of the atoll virtually untouched. In fact, the northeastern quarter is mostly uninhabited. Naturally adorned with colorful flowers such as hibiscus and bougainvillea, Tuherahera is one of the most attractive villages in the Tuamotu Atolls. Late in the evening we set sail to Ahe.
Variety Day
Day 8

Ahe

Stunningly beautiful and refreshingly laid-back, Ahe is one of the lesser known atolls in Tuamotu that is a favorite vacation spot for native Tahitians. This charming atoll enchants travelers with unspoiled nature, crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and amazing underwater scenery. The lagoon is sprinkled with shallow sandbanks that lie just underwater creating idyllic picnic spots in this pristine tropical swimming pool that is filled to the brim with abundant marine life and vibrant coral gardens. We will spend the morning snorkeling in the lagoon before having a beach BBQ in a secluded motu. Overnight at sea to Rangiroa.
Variety Day
Day 9

Rangiroa

Morning arrival in Rangiroa. 240 islets string together in the ocean for more than 110 miles (177 km), completely encircling a deep lagoon. This is Rangiroa, world’s second largest atoll and a place that is simply beyond human imagination where land and sea form an unexpected truce. Optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon, a natural pool formed by a string of islets and coral reefs on the edge of the main reef, a lagoon within a lagoon! It is not too deep and it is home to countless varieties of marine life. You will discover this incredible paradise and enjoy an afternoon with swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on a pristine beach with traditional Polynesian picnic. Depending on the tide, you may even drift snorkel in the Avatoru Pass. Overnight at anchor.
Variety Day
Day 10

Rangiroa

This morning enjoy our optional Dolphins in Tiputa Pass excursion which will allow you to interact with these joyful mammals. After lunch we leave Rangiroa and the Tuamotu Islands and sail South to Moorea / Society Islands. Long overnight sailing.
Variety Day
Day 11

Moorea

We reach Moorea mid-day. Moorea is believed to have inspired the mythical Bali Hai from James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. Moorea is a geographical marvel. Eight voluminous mountain peaks rise from its translucent lagoon, creating a distinctive and rugged silhouette visible from the western coast of Tahiti. Pick from 2 optional excursions, a Snorkeling and ray feeding tour or the 3 Coconuts Hiking tour. Tonight, we will enjoy our Farewell Dinner. Overnight at anchor.
Variety Day
Day 12

Moorea - Papeete, Tahiti

Early morning sailing to Tahiti. Morning arrival in Papeete. Disembarkation 9 to 10 am after breakfast.
  • Day 1

    Papeete, Tahiti

    Embarkation 2.30 to 4 pm. Welcome cocktails and dinner. Embarkation at Papeete port, Tahiti from 14.30 to 16:00. Afternoon sailing to Bora Bora. Welcome dinner and overnight at sea.
  • Day 2

    Bora Bora

    Early morning arrival in Bora Bora possibly the most photographed place on earth and one dreams to visit once in their lifetime. Our ship sails into Bora Bora lagoon with Mount Otemanu standing tall in the center. We will be spending 2 days in this paradise and choose from a variety of optional activities such as A/ the Bora Bora Cultural Tour by 4x4, B/ the Snorkeling with Stingrays and Sharks excursion, C/ the Open air Lagoon Aquarium experience, D/ the Bora Bora tour by "le Truck" and more. We spend the night at anchor.
  • Day 3

    Bora Bora - Taha'a

    We continue our Bora Bora activities. After lunch we cruise the Bora Bora lagoon and sail to Taha’a. Early afternoon arrival into Taha'a, a true botanical paradise. Her fertile valleys and sloping hillsides are covered with banana, watermelon and coconut groves. The island is also an immense natural greenhouse for the highly prized Tahitian vanilla orchid. Our optional half day Taha’a Island Adventure excursion will allow us to explore the beautiful interior of Taha`a by 4x4 and discover its luxurious tropical vegetation. You will taste the local fruit and admire breathtaking views of the magnificent turquoise bay of Haamene. This excursion also includes a visit to the pearl farm and a traditional vanilla plantation. In the afternoon we will have plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling from a motu. Overnight at anchor.
  • Day 4

    Raiatea

    We sail inside the lagoon to reach nearby Raiatea, which translates to "faraway heaven" and was once the cultural and religious center of the Society Islands. Known in legends as Hawaiki, "the homeland", many cultures believe that this is where the great Polynesian migration began. The island remains a place of pilgrimage today. Our optional excursion will start by exploring the Faaroa River, French Polynesia's only navigable river, by kayak with your expert guide leading the way through Raiatea's verdant interior. Then, you will visit the ancient marae temple at Taputapuatea, a recent UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about its Polynesian origins and historical relevance before sitting down to a locally-inspired picnic lunch. Overnight in the lagoon.
  • Day 5

    Raiatea - Huahine

    Morning sailig to Huahine. Huahine, once home of the Tahitian royalty, is considered as the cradle of Polynesian culture. The island maintains the largest concentration of ancient marae (temples) in French Polynesia, some of which are believed to date back to the original ancestors of the Tahitians, the Lapita people, around 700 AD. Huahine is an immense tropical jungle thriving with coconut plantations, vanilla orchids, banana groves, breadfruit trees and watermelon fields. Our optional half day tour takes us by 4x4 vehicle around the island to visit Fare, Maeva, an archaeological site, a vanilla plantation and then have a chance to see and feed the sacred blue-eyed eels of Faie. An optional full day excursion is also available including a land 4x4 tour + a boat excursion including a visit to a pearl farm and a picnic. Overnight at sea to Tetiaroa.
  • Day 6

    Tetiaroa

    A haven for birds, sea turtles and all kinds of marine life, Tetiaroa is treasured among Tahitians who know it as a sacred place. So sacred, that at one time the coconut-dotted white sand beaches and crystalline lagoon of this uninhabited atoll was an exclusive getaway for Tahitian royalty. It’s not surprising that actor Marlon Brando fell under its spell during the filming of “Mutiny on the Bounty” in 1960 and later went on to become its owner. A luxury eco-resort was designed under his direction and it operates in 100% sustainable manner. We will spend the morning on this charming island, exploring the lagoon and snorkeling in its crystal clear waters. Afternoon sailing North to the Tuamotu Islands. Overnight at sea.
  • Day 7

    Tikehau

    This morning we reach Tikehau also called the Pink Sand Island. This small atoll consists of countless tiny white and pink sand islets engulfed in coconut groves and hidden alcoves. In Tikehau, which actually means "peaceful landing", you will find nothing but absolute serenity on her calm and graceful shores. The lagoon, formed by an almost unbroken ring of continuous corals, resembles an immense natural swimming pool. This underwater aquarium is teeming with marine life. According to the legendary marine researcher Jacques Cousteau, it has a higher concentration of fish than any other lagoon in French Polynesia. Our walking tour will take us to one of the family-owned fish-farm where they trap different species of fish in a maze of underwater fencing. Much of their catch is then shipped to Papeete and sold at the local markets. We will visit Tuherahera at the southern side where most locals live, leaving the remainder of the atoll virtually untouched. In fact, the northeastern quarter is mostly uninhabited. Naturally adorned with colorful flowers such as hibiscus and bougainvillea, Tuherahera is one of the most attractive villages in the Tuamotu Atolls. Late in the evening we set sail to Ahe.
  • Day 8

    Ahe

    Stunningly beautiful and refreshingly laid-back, Ahe is one of the lesser known atolls in Tuamotu that is a favorite vacation spot for native Tahitians. This charming atoll enchants travelers with unspoiled nature, crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and amazing underwater scenery. The lagoon is sprinkled with shallow sandbanks that lie just underwater creating idyllic picnic spots in this pristine tropical swimming pool that is filled to the brim with abundant marine life and vibrant coral gardens. We will spend the morning snorkeling in the lagoon before having a beach BBQ in a secluded motu. Overnight at sea to Rangiroa.
  • Day 9

    Rangiroa

    Morning arrival in Rangiroa. 240 islets string together in the ocean for more than 110 miles (177 km), completely encircling a deep lagoon. This is Rangiroa, world’s second largest atoll and a place that is simply beyond human imagination where land and sea form an unexpected truce. Optional excursion to the Blue Lagoon, a natural pool formed by a string of islets and coral reefs on the edge of the main reef, a lagoon within a lagoon! It is not too deep and it is home to countless varieties of marine life. You will discover this incredible paradise and enjoy an afternoon with swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on a pristine beach with traditional Polynesian picnic. Depending on the tide, you may even drift snorkel in the Avatoru Pass. Overnight at anchor.
  • Day 10

    Rangiroa

    This morning enjoy our optional Dolphins in Tiputa Pass excursion which will allow you to interact with these joyful mammals. After lunch we leave Rangiroa and the Tuamotu Islands and sail South to Moorea / Society Islands. Long overnight sailing.
  • Day 11

    Moorea

    We reach Moorea mid-day. Moorea is believed to have inspired the mythical Bali Hai from James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. Moorea is a geographical marvel. Eight voluminous mountain peaks rise from its translucent lagoon, creating a distinctive and rugged silhouette visible from the western coast of Tahiti. Pick from 2 optional excursions, a Snorkeling and ray feeding tour or the 3 Coconuts Hiking tour. Tonight, we will enjoy our Farewell Dinner. Overnight at anchor.
  • Day 12

    Moorea - Papeete, Tahiti

    Early morning sailing to Tahiti. Morning arrival in Papeete. Disembarkation 9 to 10 am after breakfast.

Dates & Prices

What is Included

Cruise fares mentioned are per person in double occupancy and exclude Port Charges.
*Offer Rate: Terms & Conditions apply for  Early Bird Offers & Special Offers. For more information please visit the Special Offers section.

Date Category C Category B Category A Category P Port Charges
17 December 2020 -10% $ 3190 $ 2871 $ 3690 $ 3321 $ 4390 $ 3951 $ 5490 $ 4941 $ 350
28 December 2020 -10% $ 3190 $ 2871 $ 3690 $ 3321 $ 4390 $ 3951 $ 5490 $ 4941 $ 350
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Highlights

Beyond Imagination: Rangiroa


240 islets string together in the ocean for more than 110 miles (177 km), completely encircling a deep lagoon. This is Rangiroa, a place that is simply beyond human imagination. Also the world’s second largest atoll, Rangiroa is a place where land and sea form an unexpected truce.

Sailing into Bora Bora Lagoon


Ah, Bora Bora. Sail into one of the most photographed places in the world, the Bora Bora lagoon with Mount Otemanu standing tall in the center. Beyond the turquoise lagoon and dazzlingly white sandy stretches of beach, experience the island differently: Hike, snorkel with stingrays and sharks or visit unknown archaeological sites located on private family lands.

Undiscovered Tuamotus


Slices of Paradise: the relatively undiscovered Tuamotus are the jewels in its Pacific island crown. Far from the glitz and glam of iconic Bora Bora, the Tuamotu archipelago feels distinct from the rest of French Polynesia.

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