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With only 24 passengers, Island Passage offers more space for you. This intimate voyage features Frech Polynesia's Leeward Islands. You will visit Moorea, Huahine, Taha'a, Raiatea, Motu Iriru, Bora Bora, Bora Bora Lagoon.

Sailing Dates
Departs: Wed, Apr 26 2017
Arrives: Sat, May 6 2017
Cruise code: TA10_26APR17 + show other sailings
Package Includes
  • All transfers between 'Island Passage' and Papeete/Bora Bora Airport.
  • Ten nights on 'Island Passage' includes Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.
  • Your all-inclusive fare includes beer and select wines and spirits.
  • Complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, teas and coffees.
  • All cabins/suites offer private en-suites, individual air-conditioning.
  • Exclusive shore excursions and village visits as detailed in itinerary.
  • Use of kayaks, tenders, snorkel and fish equipment carried onboard.
  • Price per person in New Zealand incl taxes.
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With only 24 passengers, Island Passage offers more space for you. This intimate voyage features Frech Polynesia's Leeward Islands. You will visit Moorea, Huahine, Taha'a, Raiatea, Motu Iriru, Bora Bora, Bora Bora Lagoon.

Sailing Dates
Departs: Wed, Apr 26 2017
Arrives: Sat, May 6 2017
Cruise code: TA10_26APR17 + show other sailings
Inclusions
  • All transfers between 'Island Passage' and Papeete/Bora Bora Airport.
  • Ten nights on 'Island Passage' includes Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.
  • Your all-inclusive fare includes beer and select wines and spirits.
  • Complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, teas and coffees.
  • All cabins/suites offer private en-suites, individual air-conditioning.
  • Exclusive shore excursions and village visits as detailed in itinerary.
  • Use of kayaks, tenders, snorkel and fish equipment carried onboard.
  • Price per person in New Zealand incl taxes.
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On arrival in Papeete, Island Escape will meet you at the airport and have a private transfer for your night at the Intercontinental Tahiti (or a similar style and quality – based on availability). The room includes breakfast the following morning before a private transfer to Papeete Airport. After the cruise, the transfer to Bora Bora airport and the return Sunday flight to Papeete. Once back in Papeete your own arrangements will apply.

Thursday – Papeete to Moorea Tahiti

Guests begin boarding today from 3:00 pm for a 4:30 pm departure from the Pier de Pacquebots on the Papeete city waterfront. Welcome snacks and drinks are served, meet your fellow travellers and the crew, a safety briefing and then we sail for Cooks Bay on the island of Moorea. Dinner is served on deck when we arrive, accompanied by the most spectacular volcanic mountain backdrop. We remain inside the lagoon for a comfortable sleep at anchor.

Friday – Moorea Tahiti

There is time for a swim off the ship before we depart at 10 am to cruise to historic Cooks Bay on Moorea. After lunch our experienced crew will be conducting a snorkel safari for all interested along the inner reef adjoining this bay. Tropical fish life, friendly stingrays and the odd dolphin are the norm here. Sunscreen is a must and reef shoes that are supplied to all guests. Off the ship, kayaking, swimming and paddle boarding are always available and for those more adventurous, go ashore and hire 4wd buggies, scooters or cars and explore the island. Drinks and canapés are served on deck followed by dinner at 7 pm.

Saturday – Moorea to Huahine Tahiti

While breakfast is being served we weigh anchor for our cruise day to the outer island of Huahine. This is a relaxed read a book day, visit our open bridge or trail a fishing line off the stern whilst underway. Huahine is popular as the garden island of French Polynesia and is very typically Polynesian. The anchor will be down in Fare Harbor scheduled for 4:30 pm followed by drinks and today’s chef’s creations in the main saloon or on deck if you wish.

Sunday - Huahine

Tahiti You may wander the pretty village of Fare. You will find a nice assortment of local stores and boutiques where you will uncover some Polynesian treasures and souvenirs. Or this morning we welcome you to a guided island land tour. This tour will leave from our adjacent pier and circumnavigate the largest island of Huahine Nui. You will visit a vanilla plantation, the Maeva Marae archaeological site, famous blue eyed eels and unique stone fish traps still in use by locals before photos at Belvedere lookout while on the way back to the ship. Lunch is served in this pretty harbor before we sail for Taha’a eastern reef, a short journey of just 20 miles. There are motu’s everywhere, turquoise water - this is the place to swim, kayak, paddleboard and snorkel or get one of the crew to take you ashore by tender. There are no organised tours here - just unbelievable unspoilt beauty. We spend the night at anchor alongside Motu Purau. The setting is special with the reef in the foreground and the towering peaks of Bora Bora in the distance. The fishing is spectacular in this lagoon if you wish to join a fishing team off the aft deck after dinner.

Monday – Taha’a Tahiti

Wake up to your 28-degree heaven. We start today with water activities around Moto Purau and departure after lunch for a leisurely island time cruise inside the northern reef of Taha’a to Tapu Amu. We overnight here while overlooking the private island of Taha’a Island resort. There are more water activities and motu visits, sunscreen and Hinano Tahitian beer could be a must today.

Tuesday – Taha’a to Raiatea

Tahiti We are underway at 10 am to the sister island of Raiatea (the same reef system encircles these twin islands) the largest centre in French Polynesia outside of Papeete. Uturoa is the largest town and we will be berthing here for the night. Uturoa has several shops, bars, cafes, healthcare and a post office for postcards to be sent home. Lunch is served on arrival or you may go ashore and eat the local fare at the central market that is 100 metres from the ship. For those chasing yet more sun a tiny motu, accessible by tender from the ship, is readily available on request. Dinner us served onboard from 6 pm.

Wednesday – Raiatea to Motu Iriru Tahiti

After breakfast you will transfer to a large outrigger canoe for a guided tour and stories from one of the real local characters. Prepare to be entertained as he shows off the eastern lagoon on Raiatea and winds up the tiny Faaroa River, Tahiti’s only “navigable river”. On departing the river we arrive at Motu Iriru for a picnic lunch and a coconut class on the sand. Swimming here is beautiful so hats and sunscreen are a must. Return to the ship by late afternoon, which will now be moored at an adjacent Motu for water activities and an overnight anchorage alongside white sand beaches and palm trees.

Thursday – Motu Iriru to Bora Bora Tahiti

Welcome to Paradise. After a 3-hour journey we enter the Bora Bora lagoon at Vaitape. You are welcome to come up to the bridge before breakfast, when the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, as we make our way through the entrance in the reef. Either have lunch on board or catch le truck for 900cfp and go to Bloody Mary’s Bar for an experience of a lifetime. Sand floors and a history that stretches back 30 years and an experience you will enjoy. If you wish we will tender you to a motu with drinks and equipment for more sun and swimming.

Friday - Bora Bora Lagoon Tahiti

After breakfast on the aft deck we will reposition Island Passage to the North Eastern extreme of the lagoon. We will launch our tenders and explore the eastern lagoon that is inaccessible to the larger ships. This area is the home of all the premier resorts with their many associated overwater fares. Drinks, sunscreen, swimmers and a camera are a must on this aquatic island tour. On returning to the ship, all watersports are available. We are anchored next to a coral garden with excellent snorkeling opportunities. Tonight is the Captains dinner that starts at 6 pm.

Saturday – Bora Bora Lagoon Tahiti

After breakfast we cruise southwestward inside the lagoon to position off the large motu of Tevairoa. All the watersports equipment is available for more sun and fun time on our own stretch of white sand. A regular tender shuttle will operate to and from the ship. At 5 pm all guests will be tendered back to the Tevairoa Motu for our final night BBQ dinner and local show - this could be last night of tropical madness..

Sunday – Bora Bora

Tahiti Oh my dear – the final day. Breakfast is served on deck before the tenders transfer guests to Vaitape Ferry terminal at 0930 for some last minute shopping. From here you have a ferry transfer to either the airport or to one of the resorts if you are staying longer in paradise.

Wednesday evening arrival - transfer straight to ship from airport
Ship departs Papeete approx midnight for short cruise to Moorea so guests awake in Cooks Bay

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