Sailing in the islands

Water Activities

Floating atop the water playground of the lagoons, each ship offers unending activities for couples and families. A sample of daily activities include jetskiing, windsurfing, waterskiing, parasailing, canoeing, diving, shark feeding, and snorkeling. Hop on a glass-bottom boat to explore a lagoon or even charter your own catamaran or powerboat for the day.

Shore-side Activities

Surrounded by lush-green peaks, each island welcomes exploration by 4×4 safaris to dramatic overlooks, circle-island tours stopping off at fruit-tasting shops and historic sites, independent trips for shopping or walking through the villages, or guided hiking trips into the mountains for an overview of the land and ocean.

Unique Events

The Polynesian islands abound in sights, sounds, and experiences found nowhere else on earth and are easily discovered by cruise or yacht charter travelers. By day, live out your South Pacific fantasy when you anchor at a tiny motu for an afternoon of relaxation and fun. Or enjoy personalized tours of the historical and cultural sites hidden on each island. By night, enjoy the best Tahitian performers for elaborate and romantic displays of music and dance.

Checklist for the Perfect Sailing Experience:

  • Trade winds are predictable and weak to moderate most of the year.
  • Inter-island sailing is short and voyages can include multiple islands and atolls.
  • Virtually every island and atoll has an 80ºF (27°C) neon-blue lagoon.
  • Lagoons are calm and protected with many anchorages.
  • Passes are wide, have weaker currents, and feature beacon systems.
  • Supplies are easily found at island markets, marinas, shops, and food stands of fisherman and farmers.
  • Safety is a part of the islands’ ocean culture with a permanent VHF maritime radio channel, daily meteorological reports, emergency services and medical evacuations.
  • Choices among many expert charter companies.