The Society Islands of Polynesia are Raiatea, Bora Bora, Tahaa and Huahine. Yacht charter in the Society Islands is really easy, they lie just a four or five hour sail apart, providing easy cruising in a stunning natural paradise. Dive into an underwater wonderland, swimming and snorkelling in lagoons teeming with tropical fish. Soak up the sophisticated atmosphere at many stylish resorts along the way or get back to nature, sipping from a delicious fresh opened coconut on the beach. The Leeward Islands form the western part of the Society Archipelago are high volcanic islands quite close to each other and surrounded by turquoise-blue lagoons. Bora Bora is definitely the most famous of them, on account of its magnificent lagoon. However, the other islands are every bit as good as Bora Bora with their diversity, beauty and most of all their inhabitants whose friendliness is legendary.
Main bases : Marina of Apoïti and marina in Faaroa bay at Raïatea. Raïatea, 193km north-west of Tahiti, is the second largest island of French Polynesia. International airlines cover direct flights to the international airport of Tahiti, where you can get a connecting 45 minute flight to Raïatea or Bora Bora. Transfer from airport to the marina : 20 mn around.
Embarking from Bora Bora and Huahine for the crewed cruises.
Ideal sailing conditions can be experienced from April through to the end of October with sunny weather and good easterly trade winds.Navigation in the leeward islands is easy, with relatively short distances between islands. Lagoon entrances are well marked with buoys. The area is not tidal, making for very easy sailing.
Normal Wind Direction
From April to June and September to October winds generally blow in an easterly direction between 10-15 knots. July and August can be windier periods and you may experience occasional heavy rainfall between November and March.
Starting Point to : the Society Islands
(One way : Raiatea, Huahine, Bora Bora)
Starting Point to : Tua Motu Archipelago
Starting Point to : the Marquesas
Bora Bora, Raiatea, Huahine, Moorea, Tahiti, Rangiroa, Manihi, Marquesas, Furakawa, Tuamotu. A multitude of islands and islets (motu) surrounded by coral reefs and resplendant bays
Vast species of fish.
Scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing, fishing, snorkeling, water skiing…
A pleasant climate all year round.
Tradition of warm welcoming local population
Modern nautical infrastructure and a professional team.
Possibility to ferry leaving/returning from Bora Bora.