ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
118 islands and atolls rise in serenity from the heart of the South Pacific, each with a character as unique as its shape, to form the land of French Polynesia. From the more renowned Society Islands to the more remote Marquesas, a great diversity of experience awaits. Diving among bright rainbow fish in crystal clear lagoons. Hiking in lush tropical forests. Sunning on powdery clean white or exotic black sand beaches. Dining on cuisine influenced by French, Asian and Polynesian tastes.
Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chef who are trained professionals and explorers at heart. Sailing Collective crew includes sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics who will offer a wealth of information and diverse experience. This crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests, and desired activities.
• Lagoon 52 Premier catamaran 2018 model - 6 private cabins 10 pax max + 2 crew | SC offered rate: $25,000 - recommended AO mark up rate: 25%
Deposit amount: $3907 - due at contract signing
Recoverable timeline: 70% of deposit returned 100 days before departure date in the event of a trip cancelation
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks prepared and served by the chef
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days of unabashed adventure and epic memories...
Tahiti is perhaps the last Eden on Earth. The land we call home is a constant source of inspiration. It's a land of calmness and relaxation. Legendary natural beauty and serenity captures forever the hearts of even the most seasoned travelers - just as it did with Bougainville, Cook and Gauguin to name a few. Privacy and seclusion draw honeymooners to unspoiled beaches and calm lagoons. And treasures, from black pearl to vanilla bean, to the smile of a warm and joyful people, give a glimpse into the essence of Polynesia - a lifestyle that is culturally rich and diverse, attuned to its environment, safe and welcome.
a) Flight to Tahiti PPT
b) Flight to Raiatea (RFP) from Tahiti (PPT)
Starting Marina & Meet Up Location
Marina Base: Marina Uturoa, Raiatea
By Air: Fly direct to Tahiti via the international airport in Papeete, the capital of Tahiti. Internal flights between Papeete and Raiatea are with Air Tahiti. Airport transfers can be made on request and the base is close to the airport and from Uturoa, the capital of the Leeward Islands. There are also flights to Raiatea from: Moorea, Maupiti, Bora Bora, and Huahine.
By Boat from Tahaa: The public ferry (navette) connected the Raiatea with Tahaa during weekdays only. A single ride currently costs 763 and there are several routes running from Uturoa to different parts of Tahaa. Tahaa Transport Rapide is another option, the only one on weekends and holidays (runs seven days a week). A single ride costs about 1,500F and they can drop off at several points around Tahaa. Both options depart from the quay in ‘downtown’ Uturoa.
Arrival: First night is spent at the marina in Uturoa, Raiatea. Official meet up time is at 5:00 pm and arrive anytime on Day 1 and you can leave your luggage at the marina office and take a taxi to explore Raiatea.
Disembarking: We must be off the boat by 9:00 am the final day of the charter. A regional flight can be made for anytime after 12:00 pm.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef/crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Tipping is welcomed - 10% to 20% is common and gratuity is split evenly between crew members, $250 - $500 average amount offered.
• Saturday | Marina de Uturoa, Raiatae
• Sunday | Tevaitoa, Raiatea or Tiva, Taha’a
• Monday | Bora Bora East - Swim, beach
• Tuesday | Motu To’opua, Bora Bora - Mangrove coastal walk
• Wednesday | Poutoru, Taha’a
• Thursday | Motu, Murimaora & Maro’e Bay, Huahine-Nui
• Friday | Fare, Huahine-Nui
• Saturday | Marina de Uturoa, Raiatae
Everything about the boat seems spacious, but the flow from the wide aft cockpit to the roomy main saloon, and from there down into the accommodations and staterooms, is natural and intuitive. In other words, it may be a very large vessel, but it still feels accessible and inviting. This is a fast sailing boat that you will remain comfortable in the whole time!
Explore photos from our past journeys