Tahaa, Bora-Bora and possibly Maupiti
||Raiatea, Maupiti (maybe)
||Sep 19 - Sep 29, 2014
Just try to book this one. If you get it, consider yourself the luckiest person in the world. This itinerary is pretty hard to beat. Tahaa and Raiatea have insanely good waves and flatwater- insane. Then a lovely short downwind sail to Bora-Bora, where you'll see the blue lagoon in the clouds before you actually see the island- yes, it's THAT color. The last time we sailed into Bora there were three Humpback whales cavorting right inside the pass and the waves were double overhead. I can't promise that this time around, but it is a pretty awesome island to behold. Those in for a tough hike MUST go to the top on a clear day- it's a sight you will never forget. I for one find Bora-Bora a little over the top with the endless ritzy cabanas over the lagoons and speed boats ripping around taking stunned honeymooners (not sure if "stunned" because of their wedding bliss, or because of the rapid removal of all funds from their bank account!) and was not enchanted with the island as I'm sure some are, but it's still awesome to see- especially from the decks of Discovery.
But your Captain will be under orders to keep things moving along. Why you ask? Why move on from Bora-Bora? Your next stop on this dream itinerary is the dream part- the dream you didn't even know you had. You'll quickly forget why you wanted to see Bora in the first place. All the beauty, in fact- MORE of the beauty, and zero touristy baloney. Trust me, it is an absurdly beautiful place. You'll be shaking your head for the rest of the trip, trying to get your brain to believe what your eyes are telling you. Go on, give it a whirl.
Here's a little taste: "Entering Never Never Land
." And a couple articles: Pacific Paradise
and Two Different Worlds
Getting there: International flight to Papeete, Tahiti (PPT) on Air Tahiti Nui, then domestic on Air Tahiti to Raiatea RT.
- Dreamy Itinerary
- Radical kiting
- Superb Anchorages
- Tick the Bora Box
- Unknown and rarely seen Maupiti
- Expensive Polynesia
- Plethora of tourists in Bora
|Air||25C / 77F|
|Water||26C / 79F|
|Mean Avg Wind||15|
|Cabin 1 - Chris Moore - Guests: Kaya Moore|
|Cabin 3 - Fred Clark - Guests: Holly Clark|
|Cabin 4 - Jim Sorensen - Guests: Audrey Sorensen|