As you can tell by the blog posts, this was a fabulous charter for everyone in the family. The beauty and unspoiled nature of the islands, the food, the amazing water and snorkeling, the relaxed pace and friendly Polynesians. We were at a loss as to how it could have been any better.
If you love being on the water as we do, we highly recommend considering Tahiti for your next charter. Here’s more information in our Tahiti Yacht Charter Guide. Or contact us directly at email@example.com! Mauruuru!
Our last full day was going to be special, it was Christmas on Bora Bora!
After breakfast, we headed clockwise around the island to the south side, past the beautiful hotels with hundreds of bungalows over the water. On the way we passed Santa, on his outrigger, relaxing after his long night.
Our anchorage was a huge shallow lagoon shared with about 10 other catamarans that offered a constant view of the Bora Bora peaks and waves crashing on the reefs. This area is famous for the color of the water, and didn’t disappoint! Most of the day was quiet – snorkeling, kayaking and swimming. As it was our last full day on the boat, we wanted to enjoy every moment, and also celebrate Christmas as a family.
Nature blessed us with another gorgeous sunset, this time with the Bora Bora peaks in the foreground.
And of course, we celebrated Christmas Happy Hour with a bottle of Bubbly on the fly deck.
For Christmas dinner, Clara prepared a Capon, as there was no turkey available, which was beautifully cooked with all the trimmings! A very merry, Tahitian Christmas!
We woke up with the excitement that we were headed to Bora Bora today, an island with an almost mythical appeal. We had seen glimpses of the famous volcanic mountains for a couple of days now but were excited to finally head over to it. And to top that off, it was Christmas Eve!
But first, we had an opportunity to swim from our boat with some of the local Black Tip Sharks – they are not dangerous but are every bit sharks! Putting on masks, we were lowered into the water on the dingy lift and had a treat looking directly at these sharks (which look larger in the water) as they slowly swam past.
We then set off by tender for a local Vanilla Farm. We enjoyed a 30-minute talk about the Vanilla industry and practices in Tahiti, and of course, had a chance to buy various products.
We then sailed around the island and headed to Bora Bora – a 3 1/2 hour sail from Taha’a. Everyone had a chance to read and relax as the island grew larger in front of us.
We arrived just before sunset and moored in the main harbor with lots of other catamarans decorated with Christmas lights. Everyone in the harbor seemed to be headed to the Bora Bora Yacht Club for dinner.
We dined ashore at the Bora Bora Yacht club, which featured a typically French Christmas dinner: A glass of Champagne, Foie Gras, Prawns and Filet Mignon, and Buche de Noel for dessert. We could have been in France, except for the constant calls of “Ia Orana” (hello) and “Maururu” (thank you), and the warm breeze blowing in off the bay. While not a typical posh yacht club you would expect in the US or Europe, it was very festive and beautiful to dine right on the water.
The winter yacht charter season is about to commence all around the world. The Antigua Yacht Show will mark the start of the Caribbean season, whilst the annual Thailand Yacht Show will commence the Asia Pacific charters. If you’re still seeking inspiration, or looking to sample a new destination, try Tahiti. It’s easier to get there than you may think!
With direct flights from Los Angeles, your Tahiti yacht charter has never been so accessible. Once you arrive, you have to get out on the water and explore the islands. Look at those cerulean lagoons! There is no better way to unwind, relax and soak up French Polynesian culture than chartering a Tahiti crewed catamaran. Extend your stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Bora Bora and arrive in style!
So, what can you expect from your time in Tahiti? Crystal clear waters are a given, as well as tropical reef fish and underwater phenomena. Divers, you’re in heaven! For those looking for privacy, tranquility, fine dining and spectacular sunsets, you’re also in luck! For those interested in culture, arts, crafts and bespoke jewellery, you’re set!
Embark on your French Polynesia yacht charter with Captain CJ and be mesmerised by all the activities on offer. After diving the Tiputa pass, return onboard for gourmet dining prepared by Chef Fabiana and enjoy top service by Lexi. But how do we know this? Ben from the Broker team enjoyed lunch first hand and really enjoyed the tropical flavours and bespoke service!
We’re excited to show you the way. Start talking to the Boatbookings team today to organise your next exotic getaway in the South Pacific.
Every year in the Antartic, as winter closes in and food becomes scarcer, one of the worlds great migrations takes place.Many hundreds of humpback whales swim 6000 km north to spend 4-5 months enjoying the warmer and food-rich waters of French Polynesia, to breed and to give birth to their calves. This is a time for mating, with underwater singing that can be heard all day long as the males try to impress the females.