Stop dreaming and start planning you next sailing holiday in the Polynesian paradise of Tahiti.
Discover a world of palm-fringed beaches, azure seas, lush tropical forests, sparkling silver waterfalls, stunning anchorages and perfect sailing. You’ll be enchanted by the magical beauty of these islands and captivated by the lavish hospitality of the Polynesians.
Tahiti is the best area for sailing in Polynesia, the chic French Society Islands. Sail in the lagoon at Bora Bora, one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Slip away beyond the reef and sail to Huahine. Visit the ruins of ancient temples and lunch in a tiny beachfront town reminiscent of a Conrad novel. Savour Polynesian cuisine on Raiatea, see the fire walkers on Tahaa, visit a vanilla plantation and swim in a blue lagoon.
Nautilus Yachting can package your charter with flights from the UK or add a yacht charter to your existing holiday plans, whether it's an exotic holiday or a round the world trip.
Welcome to the base in Marina Uturoa. After the chart briefing and orientation, sail to the east side of Taha'a. Anchor at one of the nicest spots north of the Mahea motu. Nice snorkelling spot near the coral reef or in the Passe Tohaotu - Dinner aboard.
Sail down the Teavanui Pass, a 4-5 hour passage downwind. Anchor at Motu Topua for swimming and snorkelling, and then take a mooring at the Bloody Mary restaurant.
Explore Bora-Bora. Sail to the east side of the lagoon to discover the traditional lagoonarium where you can swim with turtles, friendly rays, sharks and different kind of fishes. In the afternoon sail down to southern shore of Bora-Bora and explore the magnificent coral garden.
Start early in the morning to sail back to Raiatea for re-provisioning. Call first and then sail to the Anapa Pearl farm. Take a mooring at the pearl farm - Dinner aboard.
Visit the Anapa pearl farm in the morning then sail to Tahaa after lunch. Take the Vanilla Tour mooring for the night in the Hurepiti Bay on Taha'a. Dinner aboard.
After breakfast, join Alain and Christina Plantier for the Vanilla Tour excursion. Sail to the Motu Tauta. Anchor in the south of the Motu Tautau and dinghy to the coral river between the 2 motus. One of the nicest snorkelling spots in Polynesia. Dinner "chez Louise" - overnight on one of her moorings.
Relax or move back to the south of Tautau for a snorkelling exploration between the barrier and the motu. After lunch, sail back to the base.
The best time to travel is during the dry season, May to October, when temperatures range from 25-30oC and the constant south-easterly tradewinds blow at 15-20 knots. From November to March there are more variable winds.
We have rated this destination a 'Level 2-3' (levels info)
Air New Zealand have flights to Papeete on Tahiti via Los Angeles. Air Tahiti operates onward connections to Raiatea.
A transfer from Raiatea airport to Uturoa marina takes approximately 10 minutes.
"Our whole time in the Grenadines could not have been better. After two days on Bequia visiting friends, a brilliant four to five hour sail with a perfect wind took us down to Salt Whistle Bay on the island of Mayreau. A very busy anchorage where locals acted as parking attendants to squeeze in as many boats as possible to maximize customers for their shore barbeque where they fed us an excellent dinner. The following morning we did the very short passage round to the Tobago Cays. There followed two nights of gorgeous weather, lovely snorkelling with turtles cruising about everywhere and lobster dinners ashore. Could not have been better. "
|2023 GB£ per yacht||Oceanis 41(2016)||Sun Odyssey 439 - 3 cab.(2016)|
|Dates||3 cabins/2WC||3 cabins/2WC|
|07 Jan-03 Feb||2533||2533|
|25 Feb-03 Mar||2790||2790|
|22 Apr-23 Jun||4824||4824|
|29 Jul-18 Aug||6838||6838|
|26 Aug-01 Sep||5286||5286|
|28 Oct-03 Nov||4595||4595|
|25 Nov-01 Dec||3014||3014|
|2023 GB£ per yacht||Dufour 520 GL(2018)||Sun Odyssey 439(2014)|
|Dates||5 cabins/3WC||4 cabins/2WC|
|07 Jan-03 Feb||3924||2533|
|25 Feb-03 Mar||4324||2790|
|22 Apr-23 Jun||7119||4824|
|29 Jul-18 Aug||10590||6838|
|26 Aug-01 Sep||8186||5286|
|28 Oct-03 Nov||7119||4595|
|25 Nov-01 Dec||4671||3014|
|2023 GB£ per yacht||Bali 4.1 - 4 + 2 cab.(2021)||Bali 4.3 - 4 + 2 cab.(2020)||Bali 4.5 - 4 + 2 cab.(2020)||Bali 5.4 - 6 + 2 cab.(2021)||Catana 47 - 4 + 2 cab.(2013)|
|Dates||4 cabins/4WC||4 cabins/4WC||4 cabins/4WC||6 cabins/6WC||4 cabins/4WC|
|07 Jan-03 Feb||4662||5300||5119||9095||4195|
|25 Feb-03 Mar||5138||5843||5643||11795||4624|
|22 Apr-23 Jun||8467||9619||10929||17605||7619|
|29 Jul-18 Aug||12595||14314||16267||27229||11333|
|26 Aug-01 Sep||9733||11062||12571||20238||8762|
|28 Oct-03 Nov||8467||9619||10929||17605||7619|
|25 Nov-01 Dec||5552||6310||7171||11562||4995|
Refundable deposit €3000-€9000. Non refundable deposit on request.
End Cleaning; Monohulls up to 38' €150, 39' to 45' €180, 46' to 49' €215, 50' and above €240
Catamarans; Up to 40' €235, 41' to 45' €255, 46' to 49' €280, 50' and above €310
Starter Pack and fees from €70
Prices may be subject to change.
To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.
For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.
RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.
For Seychelles the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.
For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.
If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?
Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.
Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.
Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.