10 or 11 Nights Tahiti & the Tuamotu Islands: Papeete roundtrip (Call For Pricing)
Updated: Dec 10, 2022
Tahiti | Windstar Cruises - Wind Spirit
February - December, ask for details.
Ports of Call:
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia; Fakarava, French Polynesia; Tiputa, Rangiroa, French Polynesia; Motu Mahaea (Tahaa); Huahine, French Polynesia; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Moorea, French Polynesia
The trade winds of French Polynesia have enticed sailors for centuries - and now those same beautiful breezes fill the sails of Wind Spirit as we sail through the windward and leeward Society Islands to the serene natural beauty of the Tuamotu Islands, where pristine atolls and crystal lagoons welcome you to a hidden paradise. Visit Fakarava where rare species are found nowhere else on earth.
TYPE OF VESSEL
The Wind Spirit is a sleek, 4-masted sailing yacht accommodating 148 guests. With four decks, Wind Spirit feels like your own private yacht. It also features wide open, teak decks - quite unusual for small ships. Guests will find hidden nooks for private moments giving them a feeling of being on their own private veranda.
Day 1 | Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia: Relax on sunny beaches, sample Tahitian fare, and take in the effervescent spirit of the city. But whatever you do, save time - and luggage space - for shopping. Black pearls and colorful crafts fill the market and local treasures are so plentiful you'll have trouble making your choices. Day 2 | Day 3 | Fakarava, French Polynesia: Here is a rare opportunity to experience one of earth's most beautiful - and most rare - places. Fakarava, a place so stunning, an ecosystem so diverse it has been named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This diver's paradise welcomes you to a world of magnificent cauliflower coral, sleek grey sharks, and neon schools of tropical fish. This "Island of Dreams" is home to rare species of nesting birds and rare marine life living in tranquil harmony. Day 4 | Tiputa, Rangiroa, French Polynesia: Some people call this place heaven. You will call it perfect. The huge lagoon surrounded by beautiful coral and filled with colorful fish, rays, and dolphin is a diver's dream. Explore, with an optional tour, in a glass bottom boat, take a dive that matches your level of expertise, or enjoy the magic of drift snorkeling. This is a place like no other on earth. Day 6 | Motu Mahaea (Tahaa): You will spend the day on a private island complete with swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches. Swim, snorkel and enjoy a variety of water sports in the crystal-clear waters. There will be a delicious barbecue lunch and tropical drinks waiting for you. Explore Tahaa with optional excursions to discover the vanilla plantations and sacred sites of the island. Day 7 | Huahine, French Polynesia: Anchor here in the place whose nickname is "Garden of Eden." Take your time to explore the lush forests, the tropical landscapes, and the quaint villages to discover one of Polynesia's best kept secrets. Here, at a slower pace, see a glimpse of the authentic South Pacific island lifestyle. Stop by the Maeva archaeological site and wander around the 150-odd marae (temple sites) and 400-year-old stone fish traps that are still in use And you'll have your pick of the world's best snorkeling once again. Day 8 & 9 | Bora Bora, French Polynesia: Your stay here allows plenty of time to capture the beauty in photographs - and you'll want plenty. These stunning waters will show a different kaleidoscope of blue in each frame. You'll have lots of options for exploration, whether you prefer the access provided by a 4-by-4, or the thrill of riding in the open air. Stretch out on stunning white-sand beaches, dive and swim in brightly colored seas, or sail among the tiny islands and lagoons. This is the stuff that dreams are made of. Day 10 | Moorea, French Polynesia: Welcome to paradise, where your stunning surroundings soak up superlatives and call for more. During your stay here you'll have plenty of time to do it all. Be sure to consider the opportunity to hone your photography talents on an optional tour of the island in the company of a professional photographer. Your choices here are endless. Hike the majestic Three Coconut Trail. Visit dolphins in their native habitat. Or spend your time swimming and kayaking from Wind Spirit's Watersports Platform as we lay at anchor in these beautiful sapphire seas. Day 10 & 11 | Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia: Relax on sunny beaches, sample Tahitian fare, and take in the effervescent spirit of the city. But whatever you do, save time - and luggage space - for shopping. Black pearls and colorful crafts fill the market and local treasures are so plentiful you'll have trouble making your choices.
FOOD AND DINING
AmphorA restaurant offers gourmet, course-by-course cuisine in the evenings. Veranda restaurant offers casual buffet and full-service dining for breakfast and lunch. All dining is open seating. And, for dining under the stars, make a reservation for Candles which features steaks and skewers. All meals in all venues at all times, including room service menu available 24 hours. All non-alcoholic beverages, including cappuccino, espresso, and other specialty non-alcoholic drinks are offered to guests. There is also a welcome cocktails reception as well.
Guests are allowed unlimited access to use all water sports equipment and there is also on board entertainment. A casino, lounge, pool, whirlpool, and library, are also available for guests at their leisure.
Explore beautiful landmarks throughout your journey between Tahiti and the Tuamotu Islands on many highlighted excursions. Below are just a few of the many that you can experience on your voyage. Blue Lagoon Drift Snorkeling in Tiputa Pass Glass Bottom Boat One Tank Certified Scuba Snorkeling at the Aquarium Coral Garden Visit Gauguins Farm Coral Garden Drift Scenic Exploration of Tahaa Vanilla Plantation & Snorkeling Island Discovery Lagoon & Cultural Tour Snorkel Safari & Stingray Encounter Discover SCUBA East Coast Highlights
STATEROOMS OR CABINS
Gracious Staterooms includes every inch of your stateroom is designed for comfort. Luxurious Egyptian cotton linens wrap you in pleasant sleepiness as you stretch out in your queen bed. Your spacious bath features granite counter tops, ample storage, and a roomy shower with massage shower head. La'Occitane bath products invite you to indulge, while comfy waffle-weave robe and slippers entice you to relax. You'll find fresh fruit and flowers always waiting for you after a day of sun or sightseeing. And, of course, everything else you need and expect, flat-screen television and DVD, Bose SoundDock, wireless Internet access, private safe. And always at your fingertips, anything you wish from room service. Owners Suite with an expansive 220 square feet, this suite gives you everything offered in a stateroom, plus lots more, including a beautiful sitting area and separate in-room dining space.
WindSpa is available to guests who wish to take time and relax after an adventurous day out exploring Tahiti.
There is a fitness center on board for guests who want to continue their workout while sailing.