PAPE’ETE & MO’OREA
Arrive in Pape’ete, French Polynesia’s capital, where your yacht awaits. After you’ve settled in, trek into the volcanic interior with an expert local guide illuminating the history and culture of the islands.
Cruise to verdant Mo’orea. Hand-feed stingrays and reef sharks before slipping into the water for a swim and snorkel in their company. Discover the island’s dramatic contours on a 4×4 tour before visiting the Coral Gardeners who will tutor you about the island’s reefs and their own conservation programs. Take the opportunity to adopt and replant some coral in a judiciously chosen spot.
HUAHINE & PEARL FARMS
Cruise overnight to Huahine. Spend your morning uncovering this ‘Garden of Eden’ with a professional guide, looking into its temples and sanctuaries. Travel over the scintillating blue of its coastal waters by kayak or paddleboard before arriving at a Motu for a private beach picnic complete with live local music.
Spend the afternoon trying out traditional Polynesian games before feeding the sacred blue-eyed eels at Faei Village and snorkeling in the coral gardens. Returning by tender to your yacht, watch out for evidence of whales. If the conditions are right, you can snorkel with these gentle giants.
Following an open-air breakfast on board ringed by the azure blue of the Pacific, climb into a private seaplane for a morning flight over ravishing Raiatea island. In the afternoon there’s the option here to explore the lagoon’s many pearl farms.