French Polynesia Voyage
Dates: Oct 26 – Nov 4, 2020 | Departure: Raiatea | Group Size: 8 Guests Max | Price: $3195 per person
A one week sailing adventure in the Society Islands. Come on board with us for a week of sailing, hiking, snorkeling, amazing food, and camaraderie! From Raiatea to Tahaa and Bora Bora, this is the ultimate vacation experience. The package will include all food catered and prepared by your professional chef, a trained skipper with expert knowledge of the cruising grounds, and of course the sailing vessel, monohull or catamaran. Experience the rich history of the Polynesian oceanic culture!
Create Your Own Adventure…Do as much or as little as you would like throughout the week. If you are interested in learning how to sail, your captain is a certified sailing instructor and can give you a certification through the American Sailing Association. If you want to relax and enjoy the sights only, thats okay too! You may decide to help sail the yacht one day, but not the next. It is all completely up to you.
French Polynesia Voyage Highlights
- Visit the picturesque Society Islands and Bora Bora
- Eat fresh mahi mahi and other local catch
- Experience Polynesian ocean culture
- Visit a vanilla plantation and pearl farm
- Snorkel with sea turtles, rays, and all types of colorful tropical fish
Arrive to the marina in the late afternoon to meet your fellow boat mates and MountainSea crew. With the introduction to the yacht and briefing accomplished shortly after getting settled into your cabin, we’ll get to know each other over a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres then take a short stroll to a local restaurant for dinner.
Known as the ‘Vanilla Island’ due to the ever- present aroma, Taha’a produces most of French Polynesia’s vanilla. It is arguably the best vanilla in the world. We’ll take a tour of a local vanilla plantation and learn how the famous spice is harvested and produced. Remember to pick up a package of beans and extract for cooking at home!
While we’re here, we’ll learn about the precious gem the ocean provides too! Locals on island also produce an incredibly high-quality pearl and are happy to share with visitors the process of implanting and extracting the precious gem.
It’s hard to do this place justice with words. It looks like every postcard you’ve seen. We’ll enjoy the waters and beaches here for 2 days.
An option only on the days with the best weather due to the crazy small entrance channel, we’re very hopeful to get to share this island with you. Sting rays, manta rays, sea turtles, reef fish, the reef….this place has it all, again in a stunning anchorage.
- All breakfasts, lunches, and snacks
- 4 Dinners onboard
- Water and all non-alcoholic beverages onboard
- 6 Nights in double stateroom with ensuite lavatory
- Air conditioning
- Snorkeling equipment
- Water toys
- Yacht fees, fuel costs, marina fees
- MountainSea hat
- American Sailing Association Certifications
- ASA 101 – Basic Keelboat Sailing
- ASA 103 – Coastal Cruising
- ASA 104 – Bareboat Chartering
- ASA 114 – Cruising Catamarans
- Scuba Diving
- Airport transfers
- 3 Meals onshore
- Attraction entrance fees
- Alcoholic beverages (Many places to buy throughout the voyage)
- Travel insurance
- Crew gratuity
“It’s hard trying to put a trip together ourselves from so far away. We don’t have the experience. We’ve done so many things this week that we would have never done if we had done it on our own.”
Billy and Eileen