18 Night Star Collector: Twice The Tahiti Cruise sailing from Papeete return onboard Wind Spirit.
Ideal for anyone who can't get enough of Tahiti, this unique cruise features twice the visits to ports, so you have double the opportunities to see and experience what you love, and you can do all the things you passed up during your previous stop. It's a top tropical pick among romantic couples, active divers and anyone in love with everything under the sun among countless blue Pacific lagoons. Dive or snorkel among vibrant and dizzying schools of tropical fish and friendly dolphins in the massive lagoon of Rangiroa, the second largest coral atoll in the world. Visit and learn about oyster pearl farming at the Anapa Pearl Farm on the west coast of Tahaa near Raiatea. Skim the turquoise Pacific waters off the coast of Bora Bora on a WaveRunner personal water craft as your guide leads you on a tour that circumnavigates the entire island, giving you expansive views of the steep jungle slopes of Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu from all sides. Whether this is your first visit or the continuation of a lifelong obsession with this idyllic tropical archipelago, this Tahitian cruise offers double the fun, relaxation and romance.
Highlights of this cruise:
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.
Moorea, French Polynesia
Welcome to paradise, where your stunning surroundings soak up superlatives and call for more. In our 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.
Raiatea, French Polynesia
Raiatea, The Sacred Island, is located just across the lagoon from Tahaa and shares the same barrier reef. (Legend claims the two were a single island until a conger eel possessed by the spirit of a princess separated them.) It used to be the center of religion and culture in the Society Islands. Taputapuatea, on the southeast coast, was once the most important marae around, the place where kings from the neighboring islands would gather for important ceremonies. Uturoa, the main town, reminds some people of Papeete in its younger days with its quaint low-rise buildings. Raiatea is also home to the only navigable river in the islands, the Fa'aroa. Explore Polynesian history or climb Mount Temehani in search of the rare tiare apetahi flower, which grows only here.
Motu Mahaea (Tahaa)
We 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.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Our 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.
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.
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.
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.