This is a beautiful 4 day cruise on board a beautiful luxury catamaran
Day 1: RAIATEA
Airport welcome and transfer to Apooiti Marina, our home base.
Sail to Uturoa and visit the village where you will find shops, banks and internet facilities.
Lunch on board.
Water activities: motu- kayaking, swimming, snorkeling.
Set sail to Faaroa Bay and go upriver with the skipper by dinghy. There you can observe the yellow flowers of purau end their short life with a graceful immersion in the river.
Dinner on board and moor for the night.
Day 2: RAIATEA
Sail to Opoa Bay and visit the Taputapuatea Marae, it’s an important site, in the process of being classified as a heritage site by UNESCO, and was the departure point for great Polynesian migrations by ocean-going canoes across the Pacific.
Kayaking, swimming, snorkeling.
Sail to Miri Miri.
Dinner on board.
Day 3: RAIATEA – TAHA’A (2 1/2 hour sailing)
Sail either to Apu Bay and visit a pearl farm or enjoy the Hurepiti Bay.
Optional extra, in the morning only, a special “bio-ethnique” visit to Taha’a, including an explanation of the fascinating “marriage” of the vanilla flower that results in the vanilla pod.
This tour is much more comprehensive than the complimentary one at Faaaha Bay in which only a few vanilla plants are displayed
You can buy vanilla. This tour could be one of the highlights of your visit.
Sail to Tautau Motu.
Walk and swim, explore the coral garden. If weather conditions are favorable, a wonderful sunset over Bora-Bora.
Dinner on board.
Day 4: TAHA’A – RAIATEA (approximately 2 hours sailing)
Sail to Mahaea Motu/Céran.
Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or, as an optional extra, a visit to the small lagoonarium of Atger Motu. Alternatively complimentary visit to a vanilla plantation, near the Motu Pearl Village.
Return to our home base – 2 hours before your flight or by 3pm at the latest.