THE PARADISE VOYAGE
2019 Charter: Double Cabin: $5,200 | Single Cabin: $3,200
SINGLE CABINS SOLD OUT - 5 DOUBLE CABINS AVAILABLE
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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 | $24,000 - 27,000 February through November
Deposit amount: $10,000
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...
Dayyan Armstrong founded the Sailing Collective out of a passion for connecting people with the world through adventure and sailing. Having been raised with values based on multi-cultural awareness and the importance of global culture, Dayyan combined his enthusiasm for sailing and exploration to create an integrated sailing vacation organization open to adventures, explorers, and sailors alike. With a background in music performance, social theory, and a graduate degree in economics from the New School for Social Research, Dayyan is always excited to participate in discourse in topics of theory, art, adventure, and exploration. Outside sailing and exploration, Dayyan is passionate about cured meats, design, Maine, social theory, Cook’s Illustrated, a good museum, photography, Harper’s Magazine, and various types of cooking over fire or coals.
Vivian grew up in a culture where eating well was equivalent to living well, the ultimate expression of care and warmth. From seemingly incongruent beginnings in fashion design to event production to the creation of a pop-up dinner series, she realized that her real passion was for building community through the serving and sharing of beautifully presented meals. She remains curious about various methods of cooking and international flavors, finding constant joy while shopping local farmers’ markets throughout her travels.
After graduating with a degree in Outdoor Education, Ross Beane has been relentless about sharing his love of wilderness travel with people wherever he goes. Having worked with with programs from Alaska to Maine, he enjoys guiding students of all ages and abilities into beautiful and remote locations to foster technical know-how and an appreciation of the natural world . With multipul certications in wilderness emergency medicine he brings with him an understanding of risk management that keeps it safe without comprimising fun. An avid sailor since youth, Ross has made many safe crossings and has taught sailing for The Wooden Boat School, New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, and the Manhattan Sailing School before joining Dayyan to help start the Sailing Collective.
Cynthia’s appetite for culinary art began while she was living aboard her sailboat cruising the Caribbean islands. She started sharing her love of food when she moved to St. Thomas and started selling vegan creations called “Happy Cakes” to coffee shops and commercial contractors. On island, she became known for her spontaneous approach to baking, gifting loaves for holidays and bringing passion fruit cupcakes to parties. Her desire for knowledge and a deepening of her yoga practice attracted Cynthia to Guatemala where she completed her RYT200. She then went on to Southeast Asia where she studied and lived among locals, learning native healing traditions and food techniques in Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia. Cynthia’s adventurous spirit propels her creative energy. Whether she is sailing the caribbean, cooking as a private in home chef, or teaching Yoga on paddle boards, Cynthia’s passions all unite with the same purpose, connection to Earth. Her approach is authentic and rustic; real food from the earth prepared with transparency, keeping nutrients and flavors alive and vibrant.
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.
Air Tahiti Nui - The Best Way to Fly to Tahiti - Flights average cost: $1300 round trip
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.
Apooiti Marina to Motu Taoru, Raiatea
Motu Taoru to Ha’amene Bay
Ha’amene Bay to Motu Tautau
Motu Tautau to Motu To’opua
Motu To’opua to Bora Bora
Bora Bora to Apu Bay
Apu Bay to Apooiti Marina
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