Adventure Cruise in the heart of the Tuamotus

Tuamotu island cruises, Rangiroa cruises, Tahiti diving cruises, scuba diving in the Tuamotu, Fakarava diving. One week cruise aboard a luxury Eleuthera 60' catamaran.

Archipels Croisières Team has recently announced the renewal of their entire fleet catamaran with the Eleuthera 60', the first new and larger catamaran will offer a better comfort and the addition of a fifth cabin.

Built by Fountaine Pajot, located in La Rochelle France, Archipels Croisières will offer their passengers a significantly improved service with those new sailboats. Their first new catamaran is named Mata Fenua (eye of the land in Tahitian language).

The catamaran is based in Tuamotu for the 3 and 4 days cruises in Rangiroa atoll and for the weekly itinerary in the heart of Tuamotu ( Fakarava – Toau – Rangiroa ).

 

DETAILED PROGRAM

Saturday : Fakarava - Early morning welcome of passengers at the airport. Boarding, settling aboard and sailing. Short ride in the lagoon, discovery of the northern pass then lunch/bathing at mooring location. Visit to a pearl farm in the afternoon.

Sunday: Morning - Leisurely discovery of the charming village of Rotoava - Opportunity to do a "northern pass" diving with the local diving club. Afternoon - 3 hours sailing across the atoll.

Monday: South Fakarava - A Robinson Crusoe day - Excursion to discover the reef flat, fauna et flora - Barbecue picnic lunch on a desert motu - Various water-based recreational activities. Opportunity for one or two diving sessions with the diving club at Tetamanu Village.

"Sunset big show"- cocktail at the Tetamanu Pass - Dinner -

Departure at around 09.00 pm for a night of sailing to Toau (60 miles nautiques)

Tuesday: Toau - A day dedicated to the discovery of that unspoilt atoll abounding in fish - "Paumotu style" lunch with islanders - Then late afternoon sailing for a night of navigation to Rangiroa (120 nautical miles).

Wednesday: Rangiroa - Arrival in the morning - Visit to the picturesque village of Tiputa - Morning dedicated to water-based activities: accompanied snorkel diving down the pass - same type of diving at the aquarium - Opportunity for " scuba " diving with a diving club - After lunch, sailing inside the atoll up to the Pink Sands location.

Barbecue dinner on board.

Thursday: Pink Sands Area: A Robinson Crusoe day - Picnic lunch on a motu - Underwater exploration - Water-based recreational activities.

Friday: After breakfast, sailing back to base, including a stop at the birds island. Light lunch and disembarking at 01.00 pm or so then transfer to Rangiroa airport.

The itinerary as described is not part of the contract and may be subject to changes due to weather conditions.

We are Tahiti experts! Let us package your Tahitian cruise in conjunction with our low airfares from Australia or the US (Los Angeles), and pre/post charter hotel accommodation throughout French Polynesia. For air and pre/post cruise hotel options in Tahiti & her Islands click here for Hideaway Holiday's web site. 

No question about it, this is definitely an extraordinary cruise open to a large variety of passengers in search of a week-long unforgettable, off-the-beaten track experience in French Polynesia. This is a rare privilege for passengers to be a part of such a cruise, as they will enjoy places still completely preserved and unspoilt.

Boarding on Saturday morning in Fakarava

- Disembarking on Friday at 12 noon in Rangiroa

- Frequency: Monthly cruise based on enclosed schedule.

- 3 atolls visited: Fakarava, Toau and Rangiroa.

- Cruise dates scheduled on basis of full moon: Most of the time in rising moon periods, with full moon occurring toward the end of the cruise. Enough to keep everlasting memories of two nights of navigation under sail between atolls.

- Comfortable deep-sea navigation, sailing along prevailing winds.

- Opportunity of scuba diving on three to four occasions with diving clubs in Fakarava and Rangiroa.

- Wide range of activities offered: Snorkel diving, all kinds of fishing, kayak rides - Introduction to the ecosystem of atolls - lunch with islanders - etc.

- DEPARTURE IS GUARANTEED WITH MINIMUM TWO PASSENGERS.

 

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