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Tahitian Affair

7 Nights in Paradise

This is an intimate voyage through French Polynesia's Leeward Islands. With only 24 fellow passengers we share an experience outside the usual tourist clichés, where your senses are loaded with colour, emotion and simple pleasures. Sample the romance of dinner under the stars, the discovery of stunning beauty whilst paddling a kayak on the lagoon, swimming with turtles, wander exquisite beaches or simply relax on deck while enjoying cocktails as the tropical sun slowly merges with the sea ... welcome to paradise.

2017 SEASON

GENERAL INCLUSIONS

Tender transfer between Bora Bora and 'Island Passage'.
Seven nights on 'Island Passage' includes Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.
Beer, wine, spirits, soft drink, juice, bottled water, tea and espresso coffee.
All cabins/suites offer private en-suites and individual air-conditioning.
Exclusive shore excursions and village visits as detailed in itinerary. 
Use of kayaks, paddle boards, tenders, snorkel and fish equipment carried onboard.
Cruise price is based on per person twin share. 

Book and pay in full within 7 days of confirmation to receive COMPLIMENTARY PACKAGE (as below)
Valid for all new bookings confirmed by 30th June, 2017. 

COMPLIMENTARY PACKAGE to 30th June 2017

Coach transfers between Papeete Airport - Hotel - Papeete Airport.
One night pre-cruise at the Manava Suites Resort, includes breakfast (or similar).
Domestic Air Tahiti flights between Papeete - Bora Bora - Papeete.

With this optional package, on arrival in Papeete, we meet you at the airport with a coach transfer for your night at the Manava Suites (or a similar style and quality – based on availability). The room includes breakfast the following morning before a coach transfer to Papeete Airport for your flight to Bora Bora and tender boat transfer to the ship in Bora Bora Lagoon. After the cruise we have included the transfer to Bora Bora airport and the return Sunday flight Bora Bora to Papeete. Once back in Papeete your own arrangements apply.

2017 Season CASTAWAY
NUNAMU
CASTAWAY
SOLO
HIDEAWAY
MAHANA
RUNAWAY
SUITE
Sun 11 Jun 2017 SOLD SOLDSOLD SOLD Enquire
Sun 16 Jul 2017 SOLD SOLD NZD $7,950 NZD $8,950 Enquire
Sun 20 Aug 2017 SOLD SOLD NZD $7,950 NZD $8,950 Enquire


Should the Solo Cabin be unavailable, a single occupancy surcharge of 70% applies to alternative categories.


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TAHITIAN AFFAIR
7 Nights in Paradise
 

This is an intimate voyage through French Polynesia's Leeward Islands. With only 24 fellow passengers we share an experience outside the usual tourist clichés, where your senses are loaded with colour, emotion and simple pleasures. Sample the romance of dinner under the stars, the discovery of stunning beauty whilst paddling a kayak on the lagoon, swimming with turtles, wander exquisite beaches or simply relax on deck while enjoying cocktails as the tropical sun slowly merges with the sea ... welcome to paradise 

Tahiti

Sunday - Bora Bora to Raiatea 

We suggest you take the 1:30pm flight from Papeete to Bora Bora. After landing we have boat transfers to the ship that commence from Bora Bora from 3:30pm. Take time to explore your onboard home for the next week, meet fellow guests and our fabulous crew. A light snack is served on deck as we move to the lagoon for the evening. After dinner onboard, you are invited to Captain's cocktails with stunning mountains as a backdrop. We remain inside the lagoon for a comfortable sleep at anchor.

Tahiti

Monday - Bora Bora to Taha'a

After a leisurely breakfast we cruise across the Bora Bora lagoon (don't worry- we'll be back) and depart on a 3-hour crossing to the island pair of Taha'a and Raiatea. Lunch is served on entering the lagoon at Herepiti Bay on the Southwestern side of Taha'a. We have a guided tour of a local pearl farm where you may dive for your own pearls. Later this afternoon we dock alongside at Uturoa where an evening stroll ashore is on offer.

Tuesday - Raiatea to Huahine

After breakfast you have time to visit the local shops and the shell market before we depart for the Faaroa River tour.  Prepare to be entertained as we show off the eastern lagoon on Raiatea and wind up the tiny Faaroa River, Tahiti's only "navigable river".  Return to the ship by mid afternoon and try some trolling while we cruise to Teapaa Bay on Huahine. Huahine is known as the garden island due to an abundance of lush tropical foliage. It is also extremely picturesque with steep mountains descending into protected bays of azure blue and emerald green waters.

Wednesday - Huahine

After a tropical breakfast on deck we spend the morning swimming or exploring at Teapaa Beach.  Lunch is served as we move to Fare and the afternoon is filled with snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking and the chance for an swim in these beautiful waters. This evening we are entertained with a cultural show and Tahitian dancing.

Thursday - Huahine to Taha'a

We depart Huahine around 9am for the 20-mile passage to Taha'a eastern reef and you are welcome to try your hand at fishing on the way. After lunch we visit a local vanilla plantation before we circumnavigate the northern shores of this amazing region. We have stunning sunset views of magical Bora Bora in the distance before dinner is served on the aft deck. 

Friday - Taha'a to Bora Bora

Motu's everywhere, turquoise water- this is the place to snorkel the amazing coral gardens or have one of the crew to help you explore by tender. No organised tours here- just unbelievable unspoilt beauty. Today could be a sunscreen and Hinano Tahitian beer day! The setting is special with the reef in the foreground and the towering peaks of Bora Bora in the distance. After a 3-hour journey we enter the Bora Bora lagoon. You are welcome to come up to the bridge , as we make our way through the entrance in the reef. Once we are anchored, join the Captain for happy hour cocktails at Bloody Mary's; an experience of a lifetime. Sand floors and a superstar history that stretches back 30 years. 

Saturday - Bora Bora

After breakfast we visit Motu Tapu for our professionally guided ray and shark experience; standing in waist deep water and meeting these amazing friends. After lunch we are at Toopu Islands for swimming, beachcombing, snorkelling and sunbathing. Tonight is our farewell dinner where the crew join us for a final evening onboard. 

Sunday - Bora Bora

Breakfast is served on deck before the tenders transfer you to Vaitape ferry terminal by 9:30am.  From here you may catch the ferry to Bora Bora airport to arrive in time for the 11:25am flight to Papeete. We strongly suggest this flight as many of the Bora Bora activities are closed on Sunday. We do hope that you have enjoyed your time onboard with us.

Ia Orana, we hope to see you again.


Flexibility is a hallmark of small ship cruising. Our day-to-day itineraries are subject to change, sometimes without notice, due to operational reasons, the remoteness of the destination and/or the weather and sea conditions. All decisions of change are final at the Captain’s discretion.

 

Flight Schedules

​Ex Australia/New Zealand to Papeete

These flights operate from Auckland with a Trans-Tasman sector required from Australia.

AUCKLAND - PAPEETE
Air Tahiti Nui Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 4:15 pm - 11:05 pm (Arrive one day earlier after crossing dateline) TN 102
Air New Zealand Monday 9:20 am - 6:35 pm   (Arrive one day earlier after crossing dateline) NZ 040
Air New Zealand Friday 5:35 pm - 00:50 am  NZ 042

PAPEETE - AUCKLAND
Air Tahiti Nui Saturday, Wednesday, Monday  9:05 am - 11:00 am (Arrive one day later after crossing dateline) TN 101
Air New Zealand Sunday 5:50 pm - 11:00 pm (Arrive one day later after crossing dateline) NZ 041
Air New Zealand  Friday 2:05 am - 6:15 am (Arrive one day later after crossing dateline) NZ 043

LOS ANGELES - PAPEETE
Air Tahiti Nui Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sunday 4:20 pm - 9:40 pm  TN 7
Air Tahiti Nui Tues, Wed, Fri, Sunday 11:40 pm - 5:00 am (+1) TN 101
Air Tahiti Nui Thursday 3:30 pm - 8:50 pm  TN 1

PAPEETE - LOS ANGELES
Air Tahiti Nui Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 11:59 pm - 11:10 am (+1) TN 102
Air Tahiti Nui Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 pm - 10:15 am (+1) TN 2
Air Tahiti Nui Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sunday 11:40 pm - 10:50 am (+1) TN 8

PARIS - PAPEETE
Air Tahiti Nui Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 11:30 am - 9:40 pm TN 7
Air Tahiti Nui Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 11:30 am - 2:20 pm TN 7
Air Tahiti Nui Thursday 10:30 am - 1:00 pm TN 1007

PAPEETE - PARIS
Air Tahiti Nui Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 pm - 10:15 am TN 2
Air Tahiti Nui Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sunday 11:40 pm - 9:10 am TN 8
Air Tahiti Nui Wednesday, Saturday 11:59 pm - 11:10 am TN 102

PAPEETE - BORA BORA - PAPEETE
Please visit the website for up to date flight information on these domestic sectors www.airtahiti.com

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