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Polynesia Dream Cruise

Embark on a sailing trip of a lifetime on board one of Archipels Cruises and discover some of the most spectacular islands that make up the islands of Tahiti. Spend a few nights in mesmerising Raiatea, relaxing and exploring before you begin your cruise.

Depart from Tahiti on a luxurious catamaran designed to accommodate up to just 8 guests and begin your Polynesian adventure, visiting Moorea, Huahine, Bora Bora and Taha’a before ending your cruise in Raiatea.  In order to make your journey the most memorable one, choose from a wide range of activities including snorkeling the coral gardens, kayaking tours, or choose to have a private BBQ lunch on a private motu in Bora Bora. Extend your stay in idyllic Tahiti, and spend your days relaxing under coconut trees, rejuvenating with a scrub and massage at the spa and sipping colourful cocktails on the beach watching the spectacular sunsets.

Duration
16 days
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey
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Trip highlights

  • Swim and beachcomb at Moorea
  • Hike over the Tapioi mountain on Raiatea
  • Explore the coral gardens of Bora Bora on a kayak tour
  • Guided visit to a pearl farm or vanilla plantation on Tahaa

Arrive to this island paradise for your first few nights in tropical Raiatea before you board your cruise. Spend time unwinding after your journey by the pool, before exploring this palm-fringed majestic island, which is rich in history and boasts numerous trails with stunning scenery. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Raiatea Lodge

Tuck into a delicious lunch aboard, as you cross the sea to Moorea Island. After a 2 hour journey, you will arrive into Vaiare Bay and the boat will moor up in front of the largest white sandy beach of Moorea. You will then spend the night surrounded by stunning views and tranquil bliss.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Polynesian Dream Cruise Boat
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Today enjoy a short ride to Opunohu bay. You will have the option to do a half day safari excursion in Moorea with a guide, where you will discover belvedere, the pineapple road and visit the fascinating archaeological sites of Polynesia. 

In the afternoon cool off in the crystal clear sea and go snorkeling at the Tiki spot where you can swim with the stingrays. As the sun starts to melt into the turquoise sea, you will depart to Raiatea for a night navigation which will take approximately 11 hours.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Polynesian Dream Cruise Boat

Arrive in the South of Raiatea for breakfast and take in the stunning island views. Spend today doing a range of water-based activities such as snorkeling parties, kayak rides and swimming. In the afternoon enjoy a cruise inside the lagoon of Raiatea to Faaroa Bay. Here you will visit the Faaroa river by dinghy and discover lush vegetation. The boat will moor up for night with views of a motu out to sea.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Polynesian Dream Cruise Boat

Cruise for approximately 2 hours to Uturo, the main village of Raiatea. Enjoy a delicious lunch with panoramic views of paradise, and after the boat will take you inside the lagoon to Motu Tautau, at the North West of Taha'a. Here take a dip in the turquoise waters, a kayak tour, or do some beach-combing with the silky white sand between your toes.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Polynesian Dream Cruise Boat

Cruise for 2 hours before arriving at Bora Bora. Enjoy lunch while at anchor at the Motu Tapu with tropical views around you. In the afternoon dive into the crystal waters and discover the most beautiful lagoon, where you will have the chance swim with reef sharks. Night at anchor in the East of Bora Bora. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Polynesian Dream Cruise Boat
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Experience an early morning swim with manta rays in the bay. After your dip enjoy breakfast while the boat cruises to the Motu Taurere. Once you arrive spend time beach-combing and paddling on the crystal clear waters. For lunch, you can have a Tahitian barbecue on a private motu (payable locally). Enjoy an afternoon of sailing in the famous lagoon of Bora Bora and try to spot rays, sharks and turtles. Your evening and night will be spent at the beautiful Matira point.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Polynesian Dream Cruise Boat
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After breakfast, you will journey to Raiata which will take approximately 4 hours, before lunch at anchor. In the afternoon, discover the underwater world with coral garden swimming and snorkeling as well as other nautical activities. Enjoy an optional excursion to visit the black pearl farm on a snorkeling tour (payable locally). Evening and night at anchor. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Polynesian Dream Cruise Boat
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Stop at Raiate for shopping in Uturoa, the main village of Raiatea with a bustling local market. You can enjoy a guided tour of Raiatea, where you will see Taputapuatea temple, botanic green valley and waterfalls (payable locally). The glistening jewel of Motu Ceran is a short cruise away and you will spend time kayaking, beach-combing and unwinding on the silky white sand. In the evening you have an optional dinner and evening in a local restaurant with a traditional Polynesian show.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Polynesian Dream Cruise Boat

Depart early to Huahine, taking approximately 4 hours. Arrive into the paradise of Bourayne Bay around noon and spend the rest of the day at the white sand beach and on the water.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Polynesian Dream Cruise Boat

After breakfast there will be a short cruise to Fare Village where you can have a stroll and dive in for a snorkel. You can choose to head with your guide for an optional visit to archaeological sites, fish traps, vanilla plantations and sacred eels. Enjoy a delicious lunch and then cruise to Raiatea Island which will take approximately 4 hours. Watch a spectacular sunset on arrival to sacred island.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Polynesian Dream Cruise Boat

Disembark at 8am, at the Dream Yacht Charter Base at Uturoa Marina in Raiatea. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Polynesian Dream Cruise Boat
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Spend your last couple of nights unwinding in paradise, before your onward travels. Choose to do as much or as little as you want, from a swim in the unique sand-bottomed pool, to shopping at the daily craft market for souvenirs, to pampering yourself with a massage at the divine Deep Nature Spa.  Why not extend your stay in Tahiti for more time spent on this mesmerising island?

Suggested Accommodation

  • Intercontinental Tahiti Resort

Included

  • Accommodation in a double cabin
  • Full board with mineral water and fruit juice
  • One skipper and one hostess
  • Snorkelling equipment and kayak
  • Two sets of sheets, beach and bath towels per person per week

Not included

  • Port taxes - must be paid locally (for an 11-day cruise these are 220 euro per person)