THE PARADISE VOYAGE
Solo Cabins | $3500 | 2 Available
Double Cabins | $6000 | 1 Available
Booking Deadline: February 1st, 2021 (DON'T WAIT!)
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 - 4 private cabins 7 pax max + 2 crew
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...
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 60 days prior to departure
Before booking, please review CANCELLATIONS/CHANGES, INSURANCE, AND CONDUCT policy on the booking page. Our boat options listed are confirmed when the voyage is fully booked. For our reference, if you prefer to sail a monohull or catamaran, please contact us!
PRIVATE CREWED CHARTERS ALSO AVAILABLE MARCH - OCTOBER
Contact us for information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Amy Yi believes that food is community. For her, the power of food is most deeply demonstrated in the bonds it can forge; the social, environmental and economic implications it can illuminate; and the experiences it can bring to life for those who come together to break bread. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Amy was initially drawn to the competitive pace of New York City as an advertising associate for magazines such as Glamour and Fortune but soon realized that what she craved was a much more visceral connection to her work and an opportunity to nourish and delight others through food. With the pioneering spirit of the west coast coursing through her, she skipped culinary school, instead opting to jump right onto the line. What followed was a remarkable journey through stages at Mugaritz and Noma, influential experiences at esteemed restaurants such as Degustation and Jean Georges, Executive sous chef at Upland, and most recently, culinary director at West-Borne. Grounded in her California-Korean heritage with a serious case of wanderlust, Amy’s culinary inspiration and worldview draws from family traditions infused with a passion for cultural diversity. Amy strives to bring an everyday rapture to what you crave, how you care for your community, and why a collective impact matters.
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.
• 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!