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Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands

Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands

At a glance

Duration: 11 Days, 10 Nights

Coverage: Roundtrip Papeete, Tahiti

From: $2,899

Season: January, March, May, October, December

Activities: Culture, Photography

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Wind Star Cruises

The trade winds of French Polynesia have enticed sailors for centuries – and now those same beautiful breezes fill the sails of Wind Spirit as we sail through the windward and leeward Society Islands to the serene natural beauty of the Tuamotu Islands, where pristine atolls and crystal lagoons welcome you to a hidden paradise. Visit Fakarava where rare species are found nowhere else on earth.

Highlights

  • Explore the rich ecosystem of Fakarava, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with some of the best diving in the South Pacific
  • Snorkel or dive in Rangiroa's huge lagoon filled with colorful fish and beautiful coral
  • Enjoy the complimentary watersports toys on the yacht's Watersports Platform
  • Discover impossibly pink sand beaches and uninhabited motus fringed with coconut trees
  • Celebrate on a secluded motu with an evening feast and fire dancers to entertain you
  • Sail through the spectacular Society Islands and out to the remote and mysterious Tuamotu Islands
  • Special onboard guest lecturer Dr. Jay Christofferson will be joining the August 3 cruise and onboard guest lectuer Dr. Terri Sowell will join the September 28 cruise

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Relax on sunny beaches, sample Tahitian fare, and take in the effervescent spirit of the city. But whatever you do, save time — and luggage space — for shopping. Black pearls and colorful crafts fill the market and local treasures are so plentiful you’ll have trouble making your choices.

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - Fakarava, French Polynesia

Here is a rare opportunity to experience one of earth’s most beautiful – and most rare – places. Fakarava, a place so stunning, an ecosystem so diverse it has been named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This diver’s paradise welcomes you to a world of magnificent cauliflower coral, sleek grey sharks, and neon schools of tropical fish. This “Island of Dreams” is home to rare species of nesting birds and rare marine life living in tranquil harmony.

Day 4 - Tiputa, Rangiroa, French Polynesia

Some people call this place heaven. You will call it perfect. The huge lagoon surrounded by beautiful coral and filled with colorful fish, rays, and dolphin is a diver’s dream. Explore, with an optional tour, in a glass bottom boat, take a dive that matches your level of expertise, or enjoy the magic of drift snorkeling. This is a place like no other on earth.

Day 5 - At Sea

Day 6 - Motu Mahaea (Tahaa)

We will spend the day on a private island complete with swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches. Swim, snorkel and enjoy a variety of water sports in the crystal-clear waters. There will be a delicious barbecue lunch and tropical drinks waiting for you. Explore Tahaa with optional excursions to discover the vanilla plantations and sacred sites of the island.

Day 7 - Huahine, French Polynesia

Anchor here in the place whose nickname is “Garden of Eden.” Take your time to explore the lush forests, the tropical landscapes, and the quaint villages to discover one of Polynesia’s best kept secrets. Here, at a slower pace, see a glimpse of the authentic South Pacific island lifestyle. Stop by the Maeva archaeological site and wander around the 150-odd marae (temple sites) and 400-year-old stone fish traps that are still in use And you’ll have your pick of the world’s best snorkeling once again.

Day 8 - Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Our stay here allows plenty of time to capture the beauty in photographs — and you’ll want plenty. These stunning waters will show a different kaleidoscope of blue in each frame. You’ll have lots of options for exploration, whether you prefer the access provided by a 4-by-4, or the thrill of riding in the open air. Stretch out on stunning white-sand beaches, dive and swim in brightly colored seas, or sail among the tiny islands and lagoons. This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Day 9 - Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Our stay here allows plenty of time to capture the beauty in photographs — and you’ll want plenty. These stunning waters will show a different kaleidoscope of blue in each frame. You’ll have lots of options for exploration, whether you prefer the access provided by a 4-by-4, or the thrill of riding in the open air. Stretch out on stunning white-sand beaches, dive and swim in brightly colored seas, or sail among the tiny islands and lagoons. This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Day 10 - Moorea - Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Welcome to paradise, where your stunning surroundings soak up superlatives and call for more. In our stay here you’ll have plenty of time to do it all. Be sure to consider the opportunity to hone your photography talents on an optional tour of the island in the company of a professional photographer. Your choices here are endless. Hike the majestic Three Coconut Trail. Visit dolphins in their native habitat. Or spend your time swimming and kayaking from Wind Spirit’s Watersports Platform as we lay at anchor in these beautiful sapphire seas.

Relax on sunny beaches, sample Tahitian fare, and take in the effervescent spirit of the city. But whatever you do, save time — and luggage space — for shopping. Black pearls and colorful crafts fill the market and local treasures are so plentiful you’ll have trouble making your choices.

Day 11 - Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Relax on sunny beaches, sample Tahitian fare, and take in the effervescent spirit of the city. But whatever you do, save time — and luggage space — for shopping. Black pearls and colorful crafts fill the market and local treasures are so plentiful you’ll have trouble making your choices.

Dates & Rates

Dates B BX A AX Owner's Suite
Sep 28, 2017 $5,599 $5,999 $6,399 $6,899 $16,099
Oct 8, 2017 $4,399 $4,799 $5,199 $5,799 $19,999
Nov 23, 2017 $2,899 $3,199 $3,399 $3,799 $13,699
Dec 3, 2017 $2,599 $2,899 $3,099 $3,399 $13,599
Jan 18, 2018 $5,499 $5,899 $6,199 $6,699 $15,699
Jan 28, 2018 $5,999 $6,399 $6,799 $7,399 $17,599
Mar 22, 2018 $6,099 $6,599 $6,999 $7,599 $18,099
Apr 1, 2018 $6,299 $6,799 $7,199 $7,799 $18,799
May 3, 2018 $6,299 $6,799 $7,199 $7,799 $18,799
Jun 21, 2018 $6,099 $6,599 $6,999 $7,599 $18,099
Jul 1, 2018 $5,999 $6,399 $6,799 $7,399 $17,599
Aug 9, 2018 $5,799 $6,199 $6,599 $7,199 $16,899
Aug 19, 2018 $5,999 $6,399 $6,799 $7,399 $17,599
Sep 27, 2018 $6,099 $6,599 $6,999 $7,599 $18,099
Oct 7, 2018 $5,999 $6,399 $6,799 $7,399 $17,599
Nov 15, 2018 $5,499 $5,899 $6,199 $6,699 $15,699
Nov 25, 2018 $5,699 $6,099 $6,499 $6,999 $16,399
Dec 27, 2018 $6,499 $6,999 $7,399 $8,099 $19,699

Map

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Ships

Wind Spirit

Wind Spirit

Sailing with a mere 148 guests, the luxurious Wind Spirit is like being on your own private yacht. The ship was recently updated with contemporary furnishings and enhanced spaces. Gourmet cuisine is served course-by-course nightly in AmphorA, while the Veranda offers breakfast and lunch made to order or in fresh “market-style” buffets. For a special treat, make a reservation to dine under the stars at Candles Grill, our romantic outdoor deck restaurant. Additional Wind Spirit amenities include the luxurious WindSpa, a pool and whirlpool, the Watersports Platform with complimentary water toys, a Casino, and our international crew of 90 on hand for 24-hour pampering. View ship details...