Sailing French Polynesia
Welcome to the ultimate sailing experience, from Huahine to Bora Bora!
At MD Sail Services, we invite you to embark on an extraordinary journey through the crystal-clear waters and paradise islands of French Polynesia. Our sailing itineraries from Huahine to Bora Bora are unparalleled adventures designed to introduce you to the exceptional natural beauty of these idyllic destinations.
Dive into this page to learn more about the Leeward Islands, the magnificent stops along the way, and the unique experiences that await you on board our sailboats.
The sacred island of Raiatea
To kick off our tour of the Raromatai, we’ll head to Raiatea, one of the most captivating islands in French Polynesia. Indeed, it enchants travelers with its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.
Moreover, the island’s majestic mountains offer panoramic hikes, while its crystalline lagoons beckon for sailing adventures.
It’s worth noting that you can visit the Taputapuātea Marae, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This massive marae bears witness to its cultural legacy. The tranquil atmosphere and white sandy beaches invite relaxation.
In summary, Raiatea is a unique destination for sailing enthusiasts and nature lovers, offering an unforgettable experience in the tropical paradise of French Polynesia.
You want to cruise with us around Raiatea ?
Not to be missed in Raiatea
- The Taputapuatea Marae (UNESCO)
- The Faraoa River
- Diving and snorkeling
- Cruising in Raiatea
During cruise in Raiatea
A must-visit as Raiatea is a central passage to the Leeward Islands.
Taha’a the vanilla island
Next, we head to Taha’a, the neighboring island of Raiatea, nicknamed the “Vanilla Island” due to its unique production of this spice, coveted by the world’s finest restaurants and palaces.
It’s a pristine island with the exceptional feature of sharing the same lagoon with Raiatea, thus providing a protected body of water perfectly suited for sailing catamarans. Taha’a offers turquoise lagoons, white sandy beaches, and coral gardens ideal for scuba diving or snorkeling.
In addition to the vanilla plantations, be sure to visit one of the many pearl farms on the island to witness the fascinating work related to the magnificent black pearls of Polynesia…
In summary, Taha’a is a lesser-visited tropical gem, perfect for travelers seeking tranquility, underwater adventures, and an authentic island experience.
You want to cruise with us around Taha’a ?
Not to be missed in Tahaa
- Coral garden snorkeling
- Visit a pearl farm
- Rum distillery tour
During cruise in Tahaa
Taha’a offers a plethora of water and land activities. Snorkeling at the coral garden is breathtaking!
Bora Bora, the Pearl of the Pacific
Bora Bora, the ‘Pearl of the Pacific,’ is globally renowned for its sparkling blue lagoon, luxurious overwater bungalows, and romantic atmosphere.
Its waters are home to a spectacular marine fauna, including various reef sharks, eagle rays, stingrays, mantas, and dolphins. Bora Bora is perfect for diving and snorkeling. The majestic Mount Otemanu offers a challenge for hikers eager to experience breathtaking vistas.
To cap off your day, indulge in a relaxing massage at one of the world-famous spas, followed by a romantic beachfront dinner at sunset.
In summary, Bora Bora embodies the epitome of a tropical escape, a dream destination for honeymooners and luxury-seeking travelers.
Additionally, it boasts an exceptional aquatic playground, making sailing around it a spectacular activity!
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Not to be missed in Bora Bora
- Luxury overwater bungalows
- Snorkeling with manta rays
- White sandy beaches
- Sailing around Bora Bora
During cruise in Bora Bora
Sailing around Bora Bora lagoon
Huahine, the authentic
Huahine, the ‘Garden Island’ of French Polynesia, is a pristine tropical treasure.
The island offers lush nature with its jungle-covered mountains, tranquil bays, and white sandy beaches.
Discover its rich cultural heritage by visiting ancient marae and meeting the welcoming locals.
Huahine is an ideal destination for travelers seeking authenticity, outdoor adventures (hiking, diving, surfing), and tranquility.
The relaxed atmosphere and lack of crowds make this island a peaceful retreat in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.
You want to cruise with us around Huahine ?
Not to be missed in Huahine
- The stunning Ana Iti Beach
- Island tour on an electric bike
- The Avea Bay
- Cruising in Huahine
During cruise in Huahine
The easternmost and windward island of the Leeward Islands is the starting point for most of our cruises.
Maupiti the secret treasure
Finally, let’s discover Maupiti, a hidden treasure of French Polynesia as it offers preserved natural beauty.
Its pristine white sandy beaches, crystal-clear lagoons, and tranquil atmosphere make it an ideal destination for travelers seeking serenity.
Moreover, the island is surrounded by coral reefs teeming with marine life, perfect for diving and snorkeling. Maupiti is also renowned for its hiking trails offering spectacular views of Mount Teurafaatiu and its sanctuary for manta rays.
If you’re looking to escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Polynesia, then Maupiti is the perfect place for an authentic tropical getaway.
You want to cruise with us around Maupiti ?
Maupiti sort des itinéraires classiques pour les croisières en voilier aux îles sous-le-vent. Il faut prévoir un séjour d’une dizaine de jours ainsi que des conditions météos spécifiques afin de pouvoir entrer dans sa passe… mais aussi en sortir !
Not to be missed in Maupiti
- Manta rays in the lagoon
- The island’s tranquility
- Hiking to Mount Teurafaatiu
- Cruising in Maupiti
During cruise in Maupiti
A visit to Maupiti typically requires a stay of around ten days to reach, and sailing to the island depends on weather conditions.