Tahiti Yacht Charters
The sparkling waters of the South Pacific conjure up images of tranquility and natural beauty. And Tahiti – the stunning island with emerald lagoons and quiet beaches – is at the center of it all. The largest atoll in French Polynesia, Tahiti offers yacht charter guests a tropical paradise that’s ideal for finding true peace.
Tahiti is a yachter’s dream destination. From the island’s secluded white sand beaches and unique marine life, to the postcard-worthy turquoise waters and mountainous jungles, the island is stunningly beautiful. And its remoteness offers peace unlike anywhere else in the world. Plus, South Pacific offers plenty to do and explore: Jungle hikes, ATV tours, new cuisine, cultural festivals, and of course, nearly 200 islands and atolls to discover.
Tahiti Yacht Charters: What to See and Do
Thanks to Tahiti’s unique geography, yacht charters in the region offer itineraries full of exhilarating moments. Each island in the region – from Bora Bora, to Huahine – offers new experiences and sites to explore. You can peruse the handiwork of local artisans in an area market or try to ride the waves on a surfboard in Bora Bora.
Regardless of where you roam in the South Pacific, you’ll be able to find the solitude you’ve been craving and untouched natural beauty on your Tahiti yacht charter.
Looking for some inspiring reasons to consider chartering a yacht in Tahiti? From postcard-worthy moorings, to unforgettable sea adventures, here are some of the reasons to consider experiencing Tahiti by superyacht:
1. World-Class Snorkeling and Diving
Tahiti – the largest of the Society Islands – and the nearby Leeward Islands boast some of the world’s best snorkeling. Nowhere else on Earth will you find such rich, rare and abundant marine life. Nearly every lagoon – dazzlingly with that world-renowned aquamarine color – is dotted with coral reef. And dolphins, porpoises, sea turtles, neon-hued reef fish and vibrant corals call these reefs home.
Simply stated, Tahiti is the world’s best destination for an unforgettable snorkeling and diving adventure.
Fortunately, all these world-class snorkeling spots are, quite literally, at your doorstep. Wake up. Enjoy a breakfast of exotic fruit prepared by your personal chef. Then, your day of snorkeling begins.
Your crew know the region’s dive spots like the back of their hands. That means you can avoid the overcrowded lagoons in favor of hidden, off-the-beaten-path reefs, coves and diving hotspots. Not to mention, all your equipment is onboard – so you can take a dive whenever you please.
2. Private Black-Sand Beaches
Imagine dropping anchor in a crystal-clear lagoon. A secluded black-sand beach – shrouded in palm trees and vibrant flowers – beckons you for a day of respite. You spend the day relaxing to a symphony of surf, wind and wildlife, while you feast on Polynesian-inspired eats and cocktails. You and your guests are the only souls for miles.
Sounds like paradise, right?
Well, in Tahiti and French Polynesia, this blissful scene can occur every day on your luxury yacht charter. The French republic is home to 118 islands, including more than 80+ atolls, and many of these islands remain isolated and untouched.
Choose to relax beachside for the day with drinks and a chef-prepared lunch, or ask your captain about other unique, one-of-a-kind jungle adventures. Beyond the beaches, many of French Polynesia’s atolls feature hidden waterfalls, ATV adventures, and panoramic vistas.
Fortunately, you don’t have to plan ahead. Choose your adventure as you go — your captain will make sure you experience the region’s untouched, secluded and postcard-worthy beaches.
3. Mouth-Watering Polynesian Cuisine
Fancy yourself a foodie? Well, there’s nothing quite like dining aboard a superyacht. A personal chef is ready to design a Polynesian-inspired menu (with hints of French cooking) that will awaken all the senses. Try Poisson cru, a Tahitian twist on ceviche, featuring lime juice and coconut milk marinated red tuna, that will literally melt in your mouth.
Or sample the region’s exotic fruits like breadfruit, a sweet, starchy fruit unique to the region. (Of course, pineapple, banana, coconut and fresh seafood are available in abundance in Tahiti, too.)
Want to experience a tasting menu? Or a Tahitian pairing? Let your chef craft a culinary tour of the islands that you’ll remember for ages – and feast on deck as the sun sets.
Plus, your crew can help you explore Tahiti’s numerous five-star eateries when you reach a port of call. Your crew will be happy to offer Tahitian recommendations for fine dining – like L’O à la Bouche, a gourmet eatery serving up unique island dishes – or romantic waterfront restaurants like Le Coco’s. Whatever food is on your mind, your chef will be happy to create or guide you to it.
Yacht Charters in Tahiti: Where to Go
Every island, atoll and port of call in Tahiti and French Polynesia has its own unique flair. From exclusive black pearl jewelers – (Tahiti is the world’s black pearl capital) – to spas and outdoor adventures, seeing all of French Polynesia would take a lifetime.
But that’s an advantage of touring Tahiti by super yacht. You and your guests can experience more of Tahiti and the region’s sights, sounds and tastes.
Every itinerary is personalized to create a unique luxury vacation. You might tour the Society Islands, which includes the cosmopolitan Tahiti, the ultra-exclusive Bora Bora and scenic Moorea, for a taste of Polynesian culture, cuisine and charm. Or choose to tour the entire region – from Tahiti to Fiji – stopping to explore undiscovered beaches and lagoons, hidden restaurants and spas, and the region’s stunning vistas along the way.
The good news: The itinerary is up to you. Charter a yacht and create an itinerary that includes all of the best places in the South Pacific:
- Bora Bora – Bora Bora might be the most famous of the islands, known for its vivid emerald lagoon and beautiful reefs.
- Moorea – A natural oasis, Moorea is known for its 4WD tours, beautiful barrier reefs, and incredible wildlife adventures.
- Huahine – Located 90 miles from Moorea, Huahine offers plenty of outdoor adventures, including horseback riding, cycling, hiking and diving.
- Raiatea and Tahaa – The neighboring islands of Raiatea and Tahaa, just south of Bora Bora, is home to some of the most productive pearl farms in the region.
- Breathtaking turquoise lagoons
- Coral atolls & vibrant coral reefs
- Fantastic snorkeling and diving
- Miles of deserted sandy beaches
When to Go
The best time for a yacht charter in Tahiti is during their winter months, which run from April to November. This dry season has lower humidity, temperatures in the mid-80s, and hardly any rain or storms. Additionally, if you prefer a sailing yacht, these months offer constant southeasterly trade winds that temper the heat from the sun and fill the sails of your yacht.
Water Conditions: The waters of the South Pacific are inviting year-round, with temperatures hovering in the mid-to-high 70s. Typically, the swells are calm, although they do climb in the wet season.
Tahiti Area Guide
Nearest major airport: Fa’a’ā International Airport (PPT)
Currency: Pacific Franc
Language: French and Tahitian
Time: Tahiti Time (GMT – 10)
Voltage: 220 volts of electricity at 60 Hertz