A superyacht charter in French Polynesia is like no other on earth. Its crystal-clear, warm waters play host to an incredible natural aquarium, impossibly pristine beaches are bordered by tropical palms offering picture-perfect shorelines. This really is paradise.
Lying northwest of Tahiti in the Society Islands, the heart-shaped island Moorea is set in a coral reef and ringed by lush green mountains. The protected waters of Moorea’s Lagoonarium offer the opportunity to swim with an abundance of colourful marine life. For an unforgettable experience, snorkel through the warm water of Opunohu Bay as stingrays and reef sharks bask on the shallow sand bar below.
Secluded and tranquil, Fare is one of the most exclusive private spas in Tahiti. The beautiful spa is set on the Miki Miki Motu and linked to nearby Vahine by a wooden bridge. Relax with an open-air massage and escape from the world in this tiny tropical oasis. Unwind with a traditional Taurami massage treatment before taking a dip in Fare’s private lagoon as the sun sets over the South Pacific.
The island of Raiatea is traditionally thought to be the original birthplace of Polynesia. Set in a vast sheltered lagoon, it’s also one of the best sailing destinations in the South Pacific. Hop in a canoe or kayak and explore the Faaroa River which winds through the island’s lush rainforest.
Begin your French Polynesia superyacht charter by flying into Papeete and heading for the marina, where you'll receive a warm welcome from local dancers. After settling in, you’ll have the chance to tour the local markets for a taste of island life. At most resorts throughout the islands, a Tam’ara’a of Tahitian Feast is held at least once a week.
Head to Moorea, one of the most beautiful islands in French Polynesia. Possessing a relaxed vibe and welcoming spirit, Moorea is just as warm and inviting as the Tahitians themselves who are lucky enough to call this paradise home. Travel by tender to hand-feed sharks and stingrays in the crystal-clear waters before going for a swim. After lunch, you will go ashore and travel by four-wheel drive or scooter to explore the volcanic terrain of Moorea. Overnight, you'll sail to Huahine, around 70 nautical miles to the north-west.
Wake up in the paradise waters of Huahine, the island equivalent of the Garden of Eden. An abundance of lush landscapes and bright blooms, Huahine is a culturally preserved sanctuary with sacred temples. Have lunch with a Motu Picnic before enjoying the delights of the island. You can tour the ancient Marae (archaeological sites) or feed the sacred blue-eyed eels of Faie Village or snorkel in the coral gardens.
Set sail to Raiatea and pay a visit to one of the many pearl farms inside the lagoon. Commonly known as Black Pearls, each Tahitian Cultured Pearl ranges in size and shapes with colours from the darkest black to shimmering shades of green, blue, bronze, aubergine and even pink. After an afternoon exploring, tuck into a delicious meal on your charter yacht and spend the night anchored off the island.
Continue the journey to Taha’a which is enclosed to Raistea by a coral reef. Shaped like a flower, the island is also an immense natural greenhouse for the highly-prized Tahitian Vanilla Orchid. Enjoy lunch on your superyacht before heading for an excursion of the vanilla plantations where you’ll get to try delicious local produce. Explore the steep slopes and deep valleys whilst taking in the stunning array of flora and fauna. Be sure to take a dip and snorkel in Taha’a’s shallow coral garden between Motu Maharare and Motu Tautau where you can drift between scores of bright tropical fish.
Travel two hours to Bora Bora and see amazing views of the atoll and luxury villas over the water. Bora Bora is undoubtedly the most celebrated island in the South Pacific, it is French Polynesia’s leading lady. Bora Bora allows you to be as active or inactive as you choose. You’ll be spoilt for choice for activities as popular excursions include snorkelling, diving, paddleboarding, fishing, kite surfing and jet skiing.
Another day in the paradise of Bora Bora. Relax in the magical waters or explore the island as you choose, taking in the breathtaking scenery on offer. Enjoy sunset cocktails in the Jacuzzi and toast your remarkable French Polynesian charter adventure.