What could be more exciting than exploring French Polynesia by day and partying with your Share The Sail mates at night? Cruising Outpost magazine and Proteus Yacht Charters are joining forces to launch another great Tahitian getaway. Book your boat/berth now for this 8-day/7-night adventure aboard 7 luxurious catamarans that together will sail the exotic islands of Raiatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora and Huahine.
The leeward chain of the western Society Islands include Bora Bora, Raiatea, Taha’a and Huahine. Barrier reefs and “motu” — small islets with white, sandy beaches — form huge, protected lagoons that make for easy sailing and are home to sea turtles, sharks, dolphins, porpoises, gorgeous coral formations and a kaleidoscope of fish species. It’s a snorkeling and diving paradise. Explore all the wonders of exotic French Polynesia with Tahiti Share The Sail cruise.
Due to high demand 2 boats have been added. Slots for the Tahiti Share The Sail cruise are now available for as low as $1,900 (USD) per person, double occupancy.* Price includes the boat charter fee, fuel, insurance and partial provisioning. A total of seven yachts — two 55' catamarans, one 50' catamaran, three 47' catamarans and one 45' catamaran — are reserved for this cruise. Boarding will occur in Raiatea with an itinerary that includes sailing to the islands of Taha’a, Huahine and, of course, Bora Bora.
*Per-person price contingent upon total occupancy.
Your Hosts Bob & Jody
Raiatea, the second largest Tahitian island, is believed to be the cradle of Polynesian civilization. Raiatea and nearby Taha’a share the same lagoon, offering a short sail between the two. Uturoa, a little fishing village on Raiatea, is a great provisioning stop with shops, banks and internet facilities. Mount Tapioi provides a panoramic view of nearby islands.
Usually a 4-hour close reach sail from Taha’a, Huahine is actually two islands — Big Huahine and Little Huahine. Avea Bay offers scenic anchorages with excellent snorkeling and diving. Visit local archeological sites to discover Polynesia’s distant past, and don’t miss feeding the sacred, blue-eyed freshwater eels, if you have the chance. Fare Village, Huahine’s main town, has a general store, restaurants and a casual tropical bar called the Huahine Shack, which is popular with cruisers.
Bob Bitchin and his wife Jody Lipkin — world-renown Cruising Outpost editors — will guide the Tahiti Share The Sail cruisers through some of the most beautiful sailing grounds on Earth. Each boat will have a Cruising Outpost team member aboard to assist those who need help with navigating and coordinating with the other boats. But participants will share the sailing and domestic duties, and you will get a taste of real cruising.
Cruising Outpost has partnered with Proteus Yacht Charters because Proteus delivers independent, unbiased advice and impeccable, fee-free customer service with easy, online, one-stop shopping and booking for charters worldwide — including this Tahiti Share The Sail cruise and other Cruising Outpost share-the-sail events.
P.S. Rumor has it that there is a Croatia Share The Sail event in the pipeline now! Be sure to let Bob and Jody know if you are interested in sailing the Croatian Riviera!