June 6-16, 2018 – Charter dates
Here at last is paradise on earth. Visitors who fly into the islands and stay at hotels can experience only a part of the magic of these islands. It is only in sailing between blue ocean and turquoise lagoons in the shadow of majestic volcanic peaks, as the ancient Polynesians did in their outrigger canoes, that one realizes the full majesty of Tahiti. Our cruising area encompasses the Leeward Islands of Tahiti: Raiatea, Tahaa, Huahine and Bora Bora. There is more open water sailing here than most of our other cruises. Steady trade winds provide fast reaches of about 5 hours between
The four major islands have ancient volcanic centers which rise from lovely calm lagoons ringed by outlying reefs. Passes in the reefs allow safe access in and out of the smooth sailing lagoons to blue water sailing in the tradewinds. Good anchorages are abundant among the central islands as well as on the motus, lushly vegetated islets that have evolved on the encircling barrier reefs. These coral atolls have sandy beaches and offer a stunning view back toward those volcanic ranges.
Each crew will get together to custom order provisions and supplies online with the charter company. Cost will be split among the crew.
Bareboat Charter Certification
Certification is available to Basic Coastal Cruising graduates who have done at least 3 charters as skipper on a BCC boat such as a Merit 25 or Catalina 27 and have passed the Docking Endorsement class. The cost is $400.00 non member, $300.00 member . Cruising Catamaran is also available for those sailing. Study materials are provided and Bob Diamond will lead a study session for Bareboat students in time for students to get the written exam completed before the cruise. Students who want to obtain Bareboat Charter Certification must charter at the Basic Coastal Cruising level at least three times before the cruise.
Activities in Tahiti
There’s plenty to do and see on the islands of Tahiti. Snorkeling is always a popular activity on our bareboat cruises. The coral reefs are spectacular as they rise from 80 feet or more to just a few feet deep. SCUBA tours and lessons are also available. There are van tours and rentals of cars and jeeps ashore where ancient Polynesian temples and other structures can be seen.
A transom barbecue as well as a fully equipped galley is provided for cooking aboard although most dinners will be had ashore. We don’t come to Tahiti often, so don’t miss your chance. Contact us to reserve your space now!
Reservation and Payment Information
Cost per Cabin
$4000 on a Sunsail 444 Catamaran
$4300 on a Sunsail 4600 Catamaran
Convenient Payment Schedule
- $200 non refundable deposit
- 1/3 due December 1, 2017
- 1/3 due February 1, 2018
- Balance due March 25, 2018