Navigate paradise on your customizable French Polynesia itinerary in the comforts of a private yacht charter. Board a private yacht to sail the endless blue waters surrounding the islands of Raiatea, Taha’a, and Bora Bora. Discover the radiant ivory sands of secluded beaches. Bask in the aroma of vanilla emanating from historic plantations. Open oysters to discover glistening black and white pearls. Tropical birds chirp in the rainforest canopy and volcanic peaks shape the dramatic skyline soaring...
Raiatea – Boarding the Luxury Yacht
The richness of Raiatea emanates from the emerald jungles and jagged mountains overlooking the sapphire and indigo colors of the South Pacific. Legend states the island was the birthplace of Polynesia, adding a layer of mystic and majestic ambiance to the unprecedented landscape. Coconut palms line the seaside and mango trees grow along the edges of hidden villages set in the jungle hills. Your flight lands at Raiatea Airport, located near the town of Uturoa. The stoic sea brushes against the shallow sands along the edges of the runway. The aroma of the salt water blends with the sweet air carrying the scent of coconut.
The island is the second largest, after Tahiti, encompassing nearly 65 square miles. The steep mountains slope down, nearly touching the reefs fringing the lagoon. Images of dangling fish caught fresh that morning fill the market in Uturoa. Produce shimmers with vibrant oranges, reds, and yellows against the lush greenery of the island trees. Your private transfer escorts you from the airport to your yacht situated in Marina Apooiti. Take your time settling into the island with a visit to the Taputapuatea, with the best-preserved historical site on the island located on the southeastern coast. The Marea had established themselves on the island before the 11th century, utilizing their navigators to travel across the Pacific. The archaeological complex features remnants of stone structures and a central temple in view of the glowing sea.
Taha’a – Sailing along Island Shores
Bora Bora – Finding Pearls in Polynesia
Bora Bora – On the Northeast Lagoon
Bora Bora – Relaxation in Island Paradise
Taha’a – Exclusive on the Sea
Raiatea – Finding Dolphins in French Polynesia
Raiatea – Returning to the Mainland
- Witness playful spinner dolphins leaping from the waters of the South Pacific while sailing from the secluded shores of Motu Ceran to Taha’a
- Visit the Hibiscus Foundation Turtle Sanctuary to view the rehabilitating green turtles before they are released back into the wild
- Relish an exciting adventure on a 4x4 Jeep through the jungle landscape of Bora Bora to reach the viewpoint on Mt. Pahia
- Dive into the waters of the Bora Bora Lagoon to witness blacktip reef sharks and manta rays feeding around the coral reef
- Discover the beauty of French Polynesia’s coral gardens before following leopard rays and barracuda into the ocean near Taha’a
- Visit a vanilla plantation and pearl farm to learn about the traditional cultivation of the fruit and precious stone
- Indulge in the powdery white sand and crystal clear waters along the shore of the secluded island of Motu Ceran during a relaxing day trip
- Bask in the luxury of a private yacht, sailing around the northwestern islands of French Polynesia
Bask in the beauty of island life during your 8-day French Polynesia itinerary while exploring in a luxurious private yacht. The splendor of the islands begins with your arrival in Raiatea. Your private transfer greets you at the airport and escorts you to Marina Apooiti to relax in the comforts of your yacht. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the luxuries of the marina and the quiet splendor of Raiatea. Visit the town of Uturoa to stroll through the market or travel to Taputapuatea to find the best-preserved archaeological site on the island.
The following morning, you travel to the island of Taha’a, mooring at Hamene Bay. Enjoy the view of the stunning landscape and visit the island’s turtle sanctuary. You have time to explore the vanilla plantations and pearl farms before returning to the yacht. The next day, you continue to Bora Bora, one of the most famous islands of French Polynesia. Begin the day relaxing in Bora Bora with a refreshing morning snorkeling tour around the lagoon. Continue with a 4x4 excursion into the jungle terrain to reach the viewpoint on Mt. Pahia. Then, you delight in a snorkeling adventure to view manta rays and sharks. Take to the coastal roads for a bicycle tour while moving at your preferred pace around the island.
Spend a day at your leisure along the tranquil shores of Motu Tapua. Relax on the sand, snorkel in the water, and allow the serene beauty of the hidden beach to refresh both body and mind. You sail to Taha’a to reach the idyllic shoreline of Motu Tau Tau. Snorkel with barracudas and search the water for leopard rays. In the evening, you relax with a delicious meal aboard the yacht at sunset. Travel to the desert island of Motu Ceran for a rejuvenating day along the secluded sands and rainforest. Enjoy scouring the water in search of dolphins before mooring in the marina at Raiatea. On the final day, your private transfer escorts you to Raiatea Airport for your flight home.
$2,395 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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