French Polynesia & the Leeward Islands by Private Yacht

9 days from $4 728 pp (based on 3 pax) to $6 344 pp (based on 2 pax)*
  • Choose to scuba dive, jet ski, parasail, and more in Bora Bora.
  • Snorkel through the colorful coral garden at Motu Tatau.
  • Embark on an island safari and visit archaeological sites.
  • Enjoy a luxurious six-night yachting voyage.
  • Expertly selected hotel pre-cruise.
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Embark on a luxurious private yacht charter of the Leeward Islands in the Society Islands group, with your very own dedicated skipper. Sailing in a modern catamaran, you'll traverse the magnificent blue waters of Raiatea, Tahaa, Huahine and the most idyllic of all- Bora Bora. Often touted as the premier island paradise, the dramatic scenery of the lush volcanic island contrasted with the unbelievably crystalline waters of its lagoon, make Bora Bora a true gem of the South Pacific. Snorkel and swim amongst multitudes of aquatic animals, vibrant as the waters they call home. Enjoy sea kayaking for some active adventuring as you glide along the surface of the tropical waters. With a flexible itinerary, and a skipper and crew set to make your yacht charter experience as incredible as possible, you have all that you need for an ideal vacation.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Papeete
    Papeete
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver (Deluxe)(2)
  • Day 2 Papeete
    Papeete
    • Private - 1/2 Day Mountain 4x4 Safari Tour - Vehicle/Driver-Guide(8)
  • Day 3 Papeete to Raiatea to Tahaa to French Polynesia Cruise
    Papeete to Raiatea to Tahaa to French Polynesia Cruise
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver (Deluxe)(2)
    • Papeete - Raiatea [Domestic - 55 mins] - Y Class (23 kg)
    • Transfer - Aiport - Port - Vehicle/Driver
    • Embarkation
    • Lunch on Board
    • Dinner on Board
    • Aquatic Activities
  • Day 4 Tahaa to Huahine to French Polynesia Cruise
    Tahaa to Huahine to French Polynesia Cruise
    • Sailing to Huahine
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Lunch on Board
    • Optional: Diving or Kite Surfing
  • Day 5 Huahine to French Polynesia Cruise
    Huahine to French Polynesia Cruise
    • Avea Bay Beach
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Lunch on Board
    • Optional: Scuba Diving or Safari Tour
    • Dinner on Board
  • Day 6 Huahine to Tahaa to French Polynesia Cruise
    Huahine to Tahaa to French Polynesia Cruise
    • Sailing to Tahaa
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Lunch on Board
    • Optional: Scuba Diving or Jet Skiing
    • Dinner on Board
  • Day 7 Tahaa to Bora Bora to French Polynesia Cruise
    Tahaa to Bora Bora to French Polynesia Cruise
    • Sailing to Bora Bora
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Lunch on Board
    • Nautical Activities
  • Day 8 Bora Bora to French Polynesia Cruise
    Bora Bora to French Polynesia Cruise
    • The Lagoon of Bora Bora
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Lunch on Board
    • Optional: Scubu Diving, Island Circle Tour, Jet Ski, Parasailing
    • Dinner on Board
  • Day 9 Bora Bora
    Bora Bora
    • Breakfast on Board
    • Disembarkation
    • Transfer - Private - Airport/Pier - Boat(2)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Papeete

Enjoy a private airport transfer including

Accommodation: Manava Suite Resort (4*)

Opened in March 2009, the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti promises to be the premier Papeete resort for business and leisure travelers alike, offering 121 guest rooms ranging from rooms to multi-bedroom duplex suites and Manava Suites. With state-of-the-art technology and in-suite kitchen quarters, each room will offer a luxurious, well-appointed home base for travelers of all kinds, from business travelers staying for a week, to leisure travelers en route to the outer islands.

Papeete
Papeete
Manava Suite Resort Tahiti
Manava Suite Resort Tahiti

Day 2: Papeete

Take a 4x4 to the very heart of the island of Tahiti. Admire the valley of Papenoo which is famous for its rivers and enjoy the incredible waterfall and tropical plant views. This is a relaxing place where you can really get back to nature. Your guide will be present throughout the journey and will answer any questions you may have about local flora and fauna and geology.

Accommodation: Manava Suite Resort (4*)
Papenoo Valley
Papenoo Valley

Day 3: Papeete - Raiatea - Tahaa - French Polynesia Cruise

Enjoy a private airport transfer including

Enjoy this one way domestic flight from Papeete to Raiatea. The flight time is approximately 55 minutes.

You'll be met at the airport by a charter representative for a transfer to the marina where your yacht is docked.

Welcome aboard!
Upon embarkation, your dedicated skipper will provide a briefing of your yachting voyage, and itinerary. You'll set sail to Tahaa, within the lagoon.

This afternoon, around the Motu Mahana, you'll pause for some swimming, snorkelling, and kayaking. The snorkelling gear and kayaks are provided for your enjoyment.

Accommodation: Lagoon 400 Yacht (6N)

Between harmony and balance, the Lagoon 400 perfectly combines beautiful livable spaces and nautical performance. Comfortable and safe, this seaworthy catamaran welcomes generously up to 6 adult guests (+2 children), plus crew. With stunning views from same-level saloon and cockpit, it is a delight for all on board. Its principal attractions include rigid bimini flush with the coachroof for cleaner lines and better protection against the sun, easy and safe movement around rear deck, transom platforms for easy and safe boarding, plenty of natural light in saloon and cabins (large hull windows), and the forward cabins include a double bed that converts into twin beds.

French Polynesia
French Polynesia
Lagoon 400
Lagoon 400

Day 4: Tahaa - Huahine - French Polynesia Cruise

After breakfast, you'll set out sailing to Huahine through the Toahutu Pass, and then sailing to Port Bourayne. With your skipper, you'll embark a dinghy for a visit of Maroe Bay.

Dinner this evening will be ashore (payable on the spot), in order to allow you to taste some of the wonderful local cooking of Huahine.

Optional activity (additional cost if desired):

Today you also have the opportunity to kite surf, or scuba dive if you desire. Please contact us if you would like to add this to your itinerary.

Accommodation: Lagoon 400 Yacht (6N)
Huahine
Huahine

Day 5: Huahine - French Polynesia Cruise

This morning, you'll make a stop in the Avea Bay where you can relax and enjoy some time on its beautiful white sand beach.

Optional activities which can be added to your itinerary:

You have the option to include scuba diving, or a safari tour by 4WD vehicle of Huahine Iti and Huahine Nui. With the tour you can visit archaeological sites, spot sacred blue-eyed eels, marvel at the panorama from the viewpoint over Mahuti Bay, and discover Lake Maeva.

Please contact us if you would like to include this in your itinerary.

Accommodation: Lagoon 400 Yacht (6N)
White Sand Beach
White Sand Beach
Optional: Scuba Diving
Optional: Scuba Diving

Day 6: Huahine - Tahaa - French Polynesia Cruise

After breakfast, you'll set sail and circle back to Tahaa, approximately 3-4 hours of sailing. In the early afternoon, you can snorkel and swim at the coral garden at Motu Tatau.

Weather permitting, you can watch the sunset over Bora Bora this evening.

Optional:

If desired, you can scuba dive today or rent a jet ski for some fast-paced fun as you zip along the water's surface. Costs are additional, so please contact us for a quote.

Accommodation: Lagoon 400 Yacht (6N)
Coral Garden Snorkeling
Coral Garden Snorkeling
Optional: Jet Skiing
Optional: Jet Skiing

Day 7: Tahaa - Bora Bora - French Polynesia Cruise

A 3-4 hour sailing this morning will bring you to Bora Bora, one of the most renowned islands of paradise. You'll moor at Motu Topua upon arrival.

In the afternoon, enjoy some kayaking, swimming or snorkelling in the crystalline lagoon.

This evening, you'll have dinner ashore in order to taste local cooking (payable on the spot).

Accommodation: Lagoon 400 Yacht (6N)
Sea Kayaking
Sea Kayaking

Day 8: Bora Bora - French Polynesia Cruise

Today, you'll explore the Lagoonarium of Bora Bora: a natural aquarium, with shark and ray feeding, where you can swim among the fish and turtles.

Optional activities:

If desired, you may add various activities to your itinerary today, including scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing, or a circumnavigation tour of Bora Bora by outrigger motorized canoe.

Ask your travel consultant for a quote on any activity that you would like to add to your itinerary.

Accommodation: Lagoon 400 Yacht (6N)
Lagoon Surrounding Bora Bora
Lagoon Surrounding Bora Bora

Day 9: Bora Bora

Before noon, you'll disembark from your ship and make landfall on the idyllic island of Bora Bora, as you bid a fond farwell to your captain and crew.

A private boat transfer between the airport or pier is provided today.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Manava Suite Resort (4*): Papeete

Opened in March 2009, the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti promises to be the premier Papeete resort for business and leisure travelers alike, offering 121 guest rooms ranging from rooms to multi-bedroom duplex suites and Manava Suites. With state-of-the-art technology and in-suite kitchen quarters, each room will offer a luxurious, well-appointed home base for travelers of all kinds, from business travelers staying for a week, to leisure travelers en route to the outer islands.

Manava Suite Resort Tahiti
Manava Suite Resort Tahiti

Lagoon 400 Yacht (6N): French Polynesia Cruise

Between harmony and balance, the Lagoon 400 perfectly combines beautiful livable spaces and nautical performance. Comfortable and safe, this seaworthy catamaran welcomes generously up to 6 adult guests (+2 children), plus crew. With stunning views from same-level saloon and cockpit, it is a delight for all on board. Its principal attractions include rigid bimini flush with the coachroof for cleaner lines and better protection against the sun, easy and safe movement around rear deck, transom platforms for easy and safe boarding, plenty of natural light in saloon and cabins (large hull windows), and the forward cabins include a double bed that converts into twin beds.

Lagoon 400
Lagoon 400
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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