Sail from the base to Motu Mahaea, Taha’a for a spot of reef exploration and swimming in clear azure waters. Spend the night at Ha’amene Bay, anchoring north east of the small village. Take a dinghy to restaurant Tahaa Maitai. Book in advance.
Head 22 nm to Bora Bora with a fast downwind passage. Anchor west of the Motu Toopua, swim and snorkel before mooring at the Bloody Mary’s. Great restaurant. Refill water at the dock.
Explore the lagoon and sail to the east side of the Bora Bora lagoon with its many spots for anchor. Visit the Lagoonarium and swim with the rays, sharks, and turtles.
Head back to Raiatea. Make sure you start very early for a long passage to Hurepiti Bay Taha’a. Book a tour for an excursion in the Taha’a mountain and for a mooring buoy. Overnight on the mooring and dine onboard.
After breakfast, hike Taha’a mountain and sail to the Anapa Pearl Farm. Overnight at the mooring.
Snorkel on the reef around the boat. Tour the pearl farm to learn about why the region is famous for pearls. Sail to Taha’a east coast and stop at the Vahine Island resort. Moor overnight and dine at the excellent restaurant.
Sail to Huahine and anchor in Fare, a typical small village. Amble around the boutiques, bar and restaurants on the sea front. Refill water at the dock.
Sail to the south and anchor in the beautiful bay of Avea, where there is fantastic snorkeling on the coral heads. The shore is great for a relaxing walk among beautiful scenery. Dine at the restaurants on the beach.
Passage Huahine- Raiatea downwind, where you’ll find good fishing for tuna or mahi mahi. Enter the Irihu Pass and take a mooring in the Faaroa Bay.
Head back to Raiatea base.