Polynesia Tuamotu

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Winds scented with a fragrant mixture of orchid, frangi pani and vanilla carry you to the islands that have cast their mesmerising spell on centuries of sailors. The Leeward Islands of Tahiti enjoy dazzling coral reefs with exotic colours. Imagine anchoring on a motu, a vegetated islet on a reef!

Bora Bora
With a lyrical name, Bora Bora is the otherworldly mountainous soul of the South Pacific.

Sailors are greeted by a spectacular scene and an easy approach on the line of sight crossing Raiatea.

Once inside the sheltered lagoon, sunlight bathes the basalt slab of Mount Otemanu in a rainbow of changing colour. Seen together with the rounded top of Mount Pahia, the view is ever changing with each anchorage .

Huahine
The beach of Relais Mahana offers fine sand and a deep lagoon while the village of Fare retains its authentic charm. Near Maeva are the sacred sites of 16th Century maraes, ancient temples.

Raiatea
Explore the Aoppamao River by dinghy and listen to the natural voices of these jungle-fringed waters or visit Taputapuatea Marae. Raiatea's smaller companion island is Tahaa.

Tahaa, the "Vanilla Island." Look for the rare tiare apetahi, a white flower with five petals found nowhere else on earth.


Polynesia

The Tuamotu Archipelago - Rangiroa Atoll - Fakarava - Toau - Tikehau - Ahe - Manihi
Tahiti - Moorea - Leeward Islands - Bora Bora - Raiatea - Tahaa - Huahine.

The tranquil translucent blue lagoons with magnificent coral gardens and fascinating marine life, scents of orchid and vanilla, lush green vegetation and vividly coloured nature, beautiful indented bays and white sand beaches, deserted "Motus" and friendly inhabitants are some of the unforgettable sensations offered by the Polynesian Islands.

We offer:

A varied range of modern Bareboat Yachts, Sailing Catamarans and Yachts Rental with departure out of Apooiti Marina, Raiatea Island
Exciting Crewed Sailing Cruises on board the Luxury Marquise 57 Catamarans inclusive of the captain, deck hand and stewardess/ cook's services, full board and water sports. Cabin Cruise or Private Sailing Charter for up to eight guests accommodated in a luxurious floating hotel style.

Luxury Marquise 57 description

Spacious, clear wood decorated saloon with Panoramic view, bar, cushioned settees around light varnished dining tables, colour TV & VCR, Hi - Hi-Fi music and video equipment, AM / FM stereo, CD players and library
4 large double cabins with queen size beds, chest of drawers and 4 en suite bathrooms (hot and cold water), sound system & stereo.
Air conditioning in guests cabins and saloon
Large shaded cockpit with sitting room, cushions, table, Bimini top
About 150 sqm deck areas
>Trampolines with sun mats for sun bathing
3 separate crew cabins with access through the deck
2 dive platforms with transom showers and swimming ladders

Technical equipment
Length 18m
Beam 8, 20m
Sail areas 160 sqm
2 engines 70 Hp
12 KVA generator
Battery charger, 12V , 110V , 220V
Satellite Telephones, Colour TV, Vhf / SSB Radio
Full instrumentation, Gps, Plotter, sounder, loch, charts, cruising guides
Electric fridge and freezer, Ice - Maker - 700 litres cold volume capacity
Electric anchor windlass
Water maker 230 litres / hour
Dish washer, washing machine

Water sports equipment
Hard bottom dinghies with 25 Hp outboard engines
Snorkeling equipment and fishing tackle
2 Kayaks, windsurfing
Society games, library, TV, stereo with outside and inside speakers, DVD, CD players
Scuba diving equipment


Cruising Programmes

Leeward Islands - Marquise 57 Cabin Cruise - Bora Bora- Huahine

Bora Bora is one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world.
Boarding on Saturday at 10:00 PM in Bora Bora and concluding in Huahine on Friday at 10:00 PM.
Transfers from / to Bora Bora local airport to the " Vaitape " Bora Bora dock
Boarding on Saturday 10:00 PM Huahine ending Bora Bora
Pick up at the Huahine local airport, transfer to / from the catamaran
Exploration of the Islands Bora Bora - Tahaa - Raiatea - Huahine or vice versa.

Tuamotu Archipelago - Marquise 57 Full Moon Cabin Cruise - Fakarava - Rangiroa

Rangiroa Atoll is located 448 km North East off Tahiti. Some of these Atolls are still virgin.
Pick up at Fakarava local airport, transfers to / from the Marquise 57
Boarding on Saturday morning in Fakarava, ending on Friday in Rangiroa at Noon.
Departures once a month scheduled on the phases of the full moon.
Exploration of 3 Atolls - Fakarava - Toau - Rangiroa
Scenic Lagoon sailing, sunset cocktails, BBQ off remote and pristine "Motus".
2 nights comfortable High Sea sailing, numerous water sports including Scuba diving, fishing, windsurfing and kayaks.
Lunch at a friendly islander's home, local village visits, a " Robinson Crusoe day," sailing inside the lagoons through narrow "passes" in between the coral reefs.
Shows and local dances and excursion on Toau Atoll.

Tuamotu Archipelago - Marquise 57 Private Cruise - Fakarava - Tikehau - Rangiroa

Charter duration for a minimum of 6 nights / 7 days any day of the week. Itinerary set according to the guests' choice.
Boarding at Fakarava at 10:00 AM and ending at Rangiroa 10:00 AM.
A Distance between Rangiroa and Tikehau of 30 nautical miles sailing inside the lagoons through " passes."
Suggested itinerary:
Fakarava
Water sports and scuba diving in the Northen Pass of Fakarava and a village visit.
Sailing across the Atoll (30nm), water sports, scuba diving in the Southern Pass of Fakarava, Tetamanu village visit, night sailing to Toau Atoll (60nm)
Toau.
Discovery of Toau Atoll, water sports.
Night sailing to Manihi Atoll (90nm).
Manihi.
Discovery of Manihi Atoll, scuba diving, water sports in the Main Pass.
Pearl farm visit, short sailing to Ahe Atoll.
Ahe.
Moor in the Lagoon, water sports, scuba diving, night sail to Rangiroa Atoll (110nm).
Rangiroa.
Discovery of the largest Atoll. Rangiroa Atoll is 70 KM x 30 KM.
Water sports and scuba diving in the Tiputa and Avatoru Passes.
Exploration of the Blue Lagoon, the "Pink Sands of Rangiroa" and Birds Island.

Tahiti and The Leeward Islands - Marquise 57 Private Cruise

Welcome by the crew at the Vaitape pier Bora Bora or Huahine local airport.
Sailing the lagoons of Bora Bora - Tahaa - Raiatea - Huahine or vice versa.
Pick up at Tahiti Faa'a Papeete international airport.
Boarding 10:00 AM from Papeete Tahiti dock Tahiti, ending 10:00 AM in Bora Bora.
Sailing the islands of Moorea - Huahine - Raiatea - Tahaa - Bora Bora.

A private 10 day charter departing from Papeete, the itinerary explores the most famous Polynesian Islands reducing the costs for local flights. It offers the fantastic feeling of a beautiful night sail on the South Pacific Ocean during the passage from Moorea to Huahine followed by cruising in The Leeward Islands the next morning. Each night is spent in a new anchorage.
Activities: Scuba diving and water sports inside the Lagoons and on the high sea. Giant turtle, ray and shark watching. Visits to a "Marae" (an Ancient Polynesia Temple) on the island of Raiatea and a botanic garden. BBQ anchored off a Motu.
Fully equipped scuba diving with assistance from an instructor is available and organised by rendez vous at the diving sites with professional local diving centres.

Included in the rates of Crewed Cabin Charter & Private Charter:

Marquise 57 luxury catamaran with all the equipment put at the clients ' disposal.
Crew consisting of a captain, deck hand, stewardess / cook (all in uniform).
Full board with drinks during the meals (wine, beer, water).
Crew services.
Full linens and towels.
Fuel, gasoil, water.
Airport transfers to the catamaran.
All taxes, harbour fees and residence taxes.
Water sports (Kayak, Windsurfing, Snorkeling etc.)
Programmed excursions and shows.

Not included:

Air Tahiti local flights.
Bar and telephone calls.

We recommend the full serviced Luxury crewed Marquise 57. The highly experienced, enthusiastic crew will give the guests every opportunity to enjoy this fascinating sailing adventure.
We guarantee a successful sailing charter.
Due to high demand it is advisable to make an early booking.



Marquise 57 Cabin Cruise Sailing Adventure in the Tuamotu Archipelago
Boarding on Saturday morning Fakarava Atoll
Ending on Friday at Noon Rangiroa Atoll
Dates of departures once a month scheduled on the phases of the Full Moon
Exploration of 3 atolls: Fakarava, Toau Rangiroa.
Rangiroa Atoll is a two night sail away from Fakarava Atoll. The cruise is planned to start when the moon will be on its rising phase to finish the day after a splendid night of full moon.
Sailing is comfortable due to favourable winds
Scuba diving is available with the diving clubs on Fakarava and Rangiroa Atolls (not included in rate).
Numerous water sports available: Snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, windsurfing, kayaks.
Lunch at a friendly islander's home.

We are proud to offer this exceptional Tuamotus Archipelago sailing. An unforgettable virgin cruising location in a spectacular surrounding of natural and preserved beauty.


Included : Cruise in double cabin, Marquise 57 facilities
Crew services
Full board with drinks during the meals
Water Sports excluding Scuba diving
Full linens and towels
Fuel, gasoil, water
Taxes, harbour fees
Excursions and Shows
Transfers from / to the local airport

Not included: Air Tahiti local flights
Alcoholic drinks
Phone calls