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Bora Bora Yacht Charter Itinerary

Bora Bora Yacht Charter Itinerary

Out of all islands in the South Pacific Ocean that make up French Polynesia, Tahiti is the best-known and the most popular destination for yachting charters.

Imagine an exotic paradise packed with jaw-dropping natural wonders including stunning waterfalls, lush forests, ancient volcanic remains, and picturesque barrier reefs.

From the idyllic Bora Bora for honeymooners to Moorea and its lovely coral gardens, French Polynesia is home to many picture-perfect destinations with exotic sea-life and beautiful lagoons. Whether you wish to swim with dolphins, explore the calm waters behind barrier reefs, or enjoy French cuisine with a Polynesian influence, chartering a yacht is the best way to experience this exotic destination!

Day 1.

Board your yacht in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. Here, you can visit the famous Robert Wan Pearl Museum and buy fresh produce at the lovely Marché de Papeete market before embarking on your voyage. The first destination on your Tahiti yacht charter adventure is the island of Moorea.

Well-known for its pristine beaches and jagged volcanic mountains, Moorea is one of the most scenically stunning islands in the area. Sailing outside the reef allows you easy access to some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling spots in French Polynesia.

Day 2 and 3.

In the morning, we are sailing towards the passage to Huahine Island. From pristine beaches and stone fish-parks to an ancient Polynesian temple and superb lagoons, this place has it all. Walk on the beautiful Fare Beach admire its dazzling white sand.

You can also go free diving in the coral gardens and explore its fish-filled caves. What we like most about Huahine Island, is that it is a peaceful island and less touristy than other places in French Polynesia.

Day 4.

The next destination on your yacht charter adventure is the gorgeous island of Raiatea. It is the second largest island in French Polynesia and offers plenty of sailing, deep-sea fishing, and scuba diving opportunities.

Uturoa is the biggest town on the island and a place where you can explore the local market, dine at one of the lovely seafood restaurants, and browse for souvenirs in one of the small shops.

The islands’ lagoon boasts idyllic islets for an unforgettable day on the beach. You will also have a chance to admire tropical flowers in Raiatea.

Day 5.

On day 5 of our yacht charter itinerary, we are sailing towards the beautiful “vanilla” island of Tahaa. This flower-shaped main island is famous for its vanilla farms. The enchanted turquoise lagoon is surrounded by inlets of white sandy beaches, and various water activities are available including outboard canoe tours and observing eels, dolphins, and sharks.

We can also take you on a guided tour of the pearl farms.

Day 6 and 7.

In the morning, we are sailing to the most famous island in French Polynesia, the popular Bora Bora.

Whether you wish to go on a safari around the island, explore some of the best diving spots like Tupai and Anau, or swim in a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, there are plenty of activities here to keep you entertained for 2 entire days.

Some of the other activities that can be arranged on your yacht charter adventure in Bora Bora include Dolphin encounters, romantic dinner on the beach, watching Polynesian fire dancer, and going on a sunset cruise. The options for having an unforgettable adventure in Bora Bora are truly endless.

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Galapagos Yacht Charter Itinerary

Galapagos Yacht Charter Itinerary

 Imagine an isolated group of volcanic islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with turquoise bays, tropical beaches, and lush green highlands. Now imagine yourself on a luxury yacht enjoying a refreshing cocktail, admiring the views of the blue ocean, and exploring unique areas of an archipelago unlike any other.

Welcome to Galapagos, a chain of mostly uninhabited islands where human footprints are rare to be seen, and wildlife can be spotted at every turn. From face to face encounters with spiky marine iguanas and sea lions to sunbathing with seals, the Galapagos Islands offer a truly unique experience and a memory that will last you a lifetime.

Since this archipelago consists of 13 islands, 6 isles, and hundreds of cays, a luxury yacht charter is the best way to explore this ecologically wondrous place.

 Day 1

Our Galapagos yacht charter itinerary starts at Jacinto Gordillo” Breeding Center, a lovely visitor site located just an hour boat ride from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno in the northeast part of San Cristobal Island.

Inside the breeding center, we will have a chance to see hatchling turtles and learn everything there is to about their origins.

 Day 2

The next stop on our Galapagos adventure is the fabulous North Seymour Island. From blue-footed birds to sea lions and other rare species, the island is home to an abundance of wildlife. An interesting fact is that North Seymour Island was created by submarine lava and its arid vegetation zone is simply amazing.

In the afternoon, we will set sail to South Plaza Island which houses one of the largest colonies of sea lions in the world. Expect to see plenty of colorful yellow and red land iguanas, as well as picturesque steep cliffs formed by the rising lava.

 Day 3

The famous Bartholomew and its Pinnacle Rock is a great addition to our yacht charter itinerary in the Galapagos.

You will have the chance to see colorful volcanic formations here and climb to the summit of the volcano to admire spectacular views of the nearby Galapagos Islands. We will also visit a nice beach which is ideal for snorkeling, and you might even spot Galapagos penguins on this beach.

To make the most of the day, we are going on a boat trip to Egas Bay where Galapagos hawks and quick-footed Galapagos lava lizards can be spotted. There is a beautiful trail that takes us all the way to the tide pools. Here, you will have an opportunity to snorkel and even spot a couple of sea lions.

Day 4

On day 4 of your Galapagos yacht charter adventure; our plan is to sail to Tagus Cove which divides Fernandina Island and the Bolivar Channel.

This spot used to be an anchorage site for ships in the 19th century and dozens of great snorkeling spots can be found in the area. For some quality beach time, our next stop is a fabulous beach at Punta Tortuga which is surrounded by mangroves and offers ideal conditions for swimming.

After lunch, it is time to sail to Urbina Bay to snorkel and explore the marine life.

Day 5

In the morning after breakfast on the deck of our luxury charter yacht, we will take you to Espinoza point where volcano “La Cumbre” dominates the islands and where lava fields are located extremely close to the ocean.

Galapagos hawks can often be seen at the Espinoza point, as well as the flightless cormorant nesting site. On the northwestern coast of the island lie two separate coves also known as the Vicente Roca Point. Here, spectacular sea life can be seen including sunfish, sea turtles, and seahorses. You can also go scuba diving at Vicente Roca Point.

 Day 6

The beautiful Santiago Island is the next destination on our Galapagos yacht charter itinerary. Well-known for its steep cliffs, Buccaneer Cove is a place where you will see an abundance of sea birds and a lovely dark red sand beach. We will also be visiting the spectacular Espumilla Beach where marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs leave their footprints.

Snorkeling is highly recommended as the marine life here is fantastic and includes moray eels and octopi. There is also a lava field close to the beach which is a truly magnificent site.

 Day 7

Located on the north shore of Santa Cruz, Las Bachas is a nice swimming beach where you will spend day 7 of our Galapagos travel adventure. Here, you will have an opportunity to see a floating pier, which is one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galapagos.

You also might spot hermit crabs, and black-necked stilts on the beach, as well as flamingos and sally lightfoot crabs. Seeing sea turtles nest right off the beach is also an experience unlike any other.

 +Day 8

On the last day of our trip, we will set sail towards Kicker Rock and its impressive rock formations jutting out of the water. Kayaking and scuba diving are extremely popular here and allow our guests to spot a variety of marine life.