With an abundance of natural beauty the Islands of Tahiti are the perfect destination for cruising or enjoying a leisurely sail through the crystal clear lagoons. Whether you are looking for an all-inclusive cruise holiday or you’re an accomplished skipper, Spacifica Travel can create the perfect itinerary for you!
Small Ship Cruises
One of the latest cruising companies to add to Tahiti’s Small Ship market is the all-inclusive Haumana Cruises. The Haumana vessel is a 118ft catamaran built in Australia, featuring 3 decks, a restaurant, bar, sundeck and 2 tenders. With a maximum of 26 passengers, you can be assured of the service and attention to detail that is to be expected with luxury cruising.
The Haumana has two 4-day/3-night itineraries available. The Vanira Cruise departs from Bora Bora to Raiatea/Taha’a from Monday to Thursday and the Poerava Cruise departs from Raiatea/Taha’a to Bora Bora from Thursday to Sunday. Included in your 3 night itinerary are all meals, a selection of complimentary wines and non-alcoholic beverages, a half day on-shore excursion in Taha’a and all onboard activities (kayaks, paddle boarding, snorkelling, cultural activities etc). The staff onboard the Haumana are Tahitian locals and proudly involve their guests in learning about their culture and history.
Paul Gauguin Cruises:
Paul Gauguin Cruises are an award-winning luxury small ship cruise company that have been operating 5 star cruises since 1998. They offer multiple itineraries throughout French Polynesia and the greater South Pacific Region. One of the most popular itineraries is their 7 night Tahiti & the Society Islands Cruise which covers Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Taha’a & Huahine.
We also love the 14 night Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society Islands itinerary which includes Nuku Hiva, Tahuata, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva and Fakarava. Fakarava is a UNESCO nature reserve with endemic flora and fauna and is particularly popular with divers, whereas Hiva Ova is a historical and cultural wonderland with stone sculptures thought to be linked to the Easter Island tikis! With all meals and beverages included, complimentary room service, water sports and on-board entertainment, Paul Gauguin Cruises are a fantastic luxury option to enjoy a longer itinerary in French Polynesia.
The Aranui 5 provides a vital link between Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands - as a passenger/cargo ship the vessel supplies locals with food, medication and other essential goods. This provides visitors with a unique insight into island life and the opportunity to visit the lesser known Islands of Tahiti, and is one of the most popular itineraries in the region!
The main itinerary is 13 days/12 nights departing on Thursdays or Saturdays and visits Tahiti, Fakarava, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, Fatu Hiva, Ua Huka, Rangiroa and Bora Bora.
In 2019, they have also introduced a special Pitcairn Island Itinerary and a Special Festival of Marquesas Arts Itinerary too!
Sailing in Tahiti:
Tahiti Yacht Charter:
Specialists in private sailing cruises by catamaran, Tahiti Yacht Charter offer 4 categories of catamarans to suit any budget. You can be assured peace of mind by having an experienced skipper at the helm as well as a hostess to assist with your every requirement. Meals, transfers, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, snorkelling gear, a fishing rod and dinghy are also included. Choose from a 4 Day/3 night Cruise (most popular is the Raiatea, Taha’a & Bora Bora option) or 7 Day/6 Night Cruise (most popular is Raiatea, Taha’a, Huahine & Bora Bora option).
Perfect for the budget conscious, Archipels Cruises offers shared charters of their catamarans so you can spread the costs of the cruise amongst other travellers and soon-to-be new found friends! The Lagoon 620 catamarans feature 6 cabins with private bathrooms and air-conditioning with a maximum capacity of 12 guests. They have itineraries of the Society Islands from 4 Day/3 night cruises up to 11 Day/10 night options and include all meals, skipper, hostess and snorkelling equipment.
Aquatiki II catamaran is the perfect option for those that love being under the water as much as on it! Specifically designed for scuba divers, the vessel has Scubapro dive equipment on-board included in the cruise rate as well as transfers, meals, skipper, hostess, dive instructor, kayaks, fishing equipment and snorkelling gear. Aquatiki II departs from Fakarava to the Tuamotus with a minimum duration of 6 nights, which can be increased depending on the guest’s choice and boat availability.
Moorings offers a variety of sailing and powered catamaran options that you can choose to sail yourself, hire a skipper or enjoy a crewed charter including captain and gourmet chef. With the charter all to yourself, you can create your own custom itinerary and discover Tahiti at your own pace!
Feeling inspired? Contact your Spacifica Travel Consultant to book one of these fantastic cruises or we can tailor-make an itinerary to suit you. Call 1800 800 722.comments powered by Disqus