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French Polynesia

‘Maeva’! Join us as we set sail for the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’, the idyllic islands of French Polynesia. Boasting a year-round climate, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, this is one South Pacific paradise you don’t want to miss!


Maeva and join us as we set sail for the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’, the idyllic islands of French Polynesia.

Boasting a year-round climate, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, this South Pacific haven has something for everyone. For the adventurous, an underwater world is waiting to be discovered. For those wanting to relax and unwind, then palm tree lined beaches and cascading waterfalls are within reach.

Without doubt one of the friendliest places on earth, when you visit the islands of French Polynesia, you arrive as a guest. But you leave as a friend.

Just five hours from Hawaii and eight hours from Los Angeles, this South Pacific paradise is just a short flight away. For a truly once in a lifetime TradeWinds experience, be sure that you don’t miss out. Book your perfect escape on one of our luxury French Polynesia yacht charters.


It's hard to imagine somewhere more breathtaking and beautiful than the tropical islands of French Polynesia. A mesmerising wonderland of reef-fringed islands, turquoise lagoons and unspoilt, natural beauty.

From the moment you arrive, your senses come to life. Spectacular azure waters reveal an exciting habitat for sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and over 500 species of fish. Amongst the coral reefs and stunning lagoons, you will find an array of marine life, famous wrecks and drop offs waiting to be discovered. Get your diving gear ready; as this is one underwater adventure, you don't want to miss!

The heady scents of locally produced vanilla and Tiaré, the national flower wash over as you explore the islands and visit local markets. Famed for its pearls, you can even take your own piece of paradise home with you. In the evenings, take in the Polynesian culture as you listen to the traditional drums or tariparu and the strumming of the Tahitian ukulele.

Located in the South Pacific between South America and Australia, French Polynesia is comprised of 118 volcanic and coral islands. The Austral, Gambier, Marquesas, Tuamotu and Society island archipelagos, spread out over an area roughly the size of Western Europe.

Within the Society group of islands are Bora Bora, Raiatea and Taha'a; each island more stunning than the last. In Tahitian, the islands are called Fenua Raro Mata'i. Translated, this means "Islands-Under-the-Wind", or more commonly referred to as the Leewards, as they are downwind from Tahiti, and Raiatea in the Society Islands is where you will meet your crew upon arrival to start your very own journey of discovery. 

Let us share what these tropical South Pacific paradise islands have to offer. Book yourself a room with a view on one of our luxury, all-inclusive French Polynesia yacht charters. Your South Pacific dream vacation starts here.

Our French Polynesia yacht charter crew is looking forward to welcoming you aboard soon.

Sailing Highlight

Sailing to Bora Bora. Approx 3.5 hr sail. Approach from south east but the only pass in isn't until about 2/3rds up the west coast, so you get to see the dramatic Mount Otemanu changing from each angle. Dolphins hang out by the pass. From July to September we should see humpbacks on this sail.

Diving Highlight

Diving is outsourced here, and costs $90 per dive or $160 for a two tank dive for certified divers. High pressure steel tanks are used, which are often not compatible with people's own dive gear. Steel tanks mean loads of air and really long dives. The dive instructor we use here is called Patrick, he collects and drops off from the yacht wherever we are anchored in Bora Bora. Diving and snorkeling here is like being in an aquarium. Big stuff you can see on a dive are lemon sharks, black tip sharks, spotted eagle rays, manta rays.

You will enjoy the itinerary and gorgeous views, snorkeling, and sailing. Almost doesn't seem real! Beware the rainy season...can be inconvenient. Even with that, the days are full and fun.


Classes of yachts

The following classes of yachts are available for this destination.
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