Destination Area: Hawaii & Pacific Islands
Length: 7 NIGHTS
Vessel: Wind Spirit


Departs:

Papeete, Tahiti: (embark) on January 4, 2018

Returns:

Papeete, Tahiti: (disembark) on January 11, 2018


$4,299/person.
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In late 1986, the first commercial sailing vessel built in 60 years slipped out of a French dry-dock in Le Havre. Although the towering sails echoed a ...

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  • Luxuriate in four delightful overnights each in a unique island paradise
  • Discover Moorea the inspiration for South Pacific's mystical Bali Ha
  • Experience drift snorkeling among coral gardens
  • Sail
  • Swim
  • Kayak
  • Celebrate at festive beach party and on fun-filled onboard barbecue
  • Delight to local entertainment on board and learn native Polynesian dances
  • Gaze into a fiery sunset and watch for the green flash as it melts below the horizon

We’ll let the trade winds fill our sails as you visit one legendary island after another, staying overnight in most to give you time to swim and snorkel in crystal-clear lagoons, meander through lush rainforests, and experience the fascinating Polynesian culture from tikis to tiare flowers.

Papeete, Tahiti: (embark)
Normally a no-nonsense guy, even taciturn Captain Cook fell madly in love with Tahiti . When Cook and botanist Joseph Banks landed in Matavai Bay in 1769, they found an untouched Eden. But it was the glowing tales of French explorer Compte Antoine de Bougainville that forever perpetuated the image of Tahiti as a voluptuous paradise of nature, attracting a bevy of followers, notably artist Paul Gauguin and writer Robert Louis Stevenson. Nearly 400 miles square, and almost bisected by the sea, Tahiti is skirted by miles of white and black sands. In the lushly forested mountains, waterfalls gleam and a sacred lake hides the spirits of the gods.

Moorea, Society Islands
Beloved by yachtsmen, Moorea's heart-stopping beauty is a vision of paradise that takes your breath away. This was the real-life site of Michener's longed for “special island,” Bali Hai. Your vessel anchors in both Cook's Bay and Opunahu Bay , so you'll have two opportunities to savor every glorious view of this spectacular island. Take a 4X4 ride to the old Kellum Stop Estate and the top of Belvedere, where your Polynesian guide picks a fresh fruit from a tree to refresh your palate as you drink in the stunning panorama.

Moorea, Society Islands
Beloved by yachtsmen, Moorea's heart-stopping beauty is a vision of paradise that takes your breath away. This was the real-life site of Michener's longed for “special island,” Bali Hai. Your vessel anchors in both Cook's Bay and Opunahu Bay , so you'll have two opportunities to savor every glorious view of this spectacular island. Take a 4X4 ride to the old Kellum Stop Estate and the top of Belvedere, where your Polynesian guide picks a fresh fruit from a tree to refresh your palate as you drink in the stunning panorama.

Taha'a, Society Islands
Site of Vanilla plantations, pearl farms and not much else, Taha’a is a delightfully quiet reminder of the old island ways. Marine turtles have found refuge at a turtle preserve on Taha’a that works to save the endangered reptiles. From the little fishing village named Patio, take a boat to the pearl farm to see how pearl oysters are cultivated. Savor an afternoon, basking in the shade of palm trees on one of the tiny motus that dot the lagoon.

Raiatea, Society Islands
When you venture up the jungle-clad shores of Raiatea 's Faaroa River you could well believe you'd been transported to pre-European times. A hike up Mt. Temehani might lead you to the sacred Tiare Apetahi flower, found only on Raiatea , while a walk through the sacred Marae Taputapuatea takes you to the place where the ancient Polynesians set out to explore the vast reaches of the Pacifac, ranging from New Zealand to Hawaii and Easter Island . Raiatea is also birthplace of the legendary god, Hiro, father of the Polynesians. The hibiscus tree, or purau , is the wood used since time immemorial for outriggers of Polynesian proas.

Raiatea, Society Islands
When you venture up the jungle-clad shores of Raiatea 's Faaroa River you could well believe you'd been transported to pre-European times. A hike up Mt. Temehani might lead you to the sacred Tiare Apetahi flower, found only on Raiatea , while a walk through the sacred Marae Taputapuatea takes you to the place where the ancient Polynesians set out to explore the vast reaches of the Pacifac, ranging from New Zealand to Hawaii and Easter Island . Raiatea is also birthplace of the legendary god, Hiro, father of the Polynesians. The hibiscus tree, or purau , is the wood used since time immemorial for outriggers of Polynesian proas.

Huahine, Society Islands, evening arrival
Huahine is actually two separate islands (Huahine- Nui and Huahine-Iti), joined together by a bridge. You'll spend the night at anchor here.

Huahine, Society Islands, evening arrival
Huahine is actually two separate islands (Huahine- Nui and Huahine-Iti), joined together by a bridge. You'll spend the night at anchor here.

Bora Bora, Society Islands
Even if you've never been there, most people recognize the chiseled peak of Mt. Otemanu on Bora Bora . This is where James Michener was stationed as a young naval officer, which later inspired him to write 'Tales of the South Pacific' . You can find remains of rusting WWII gun batteries hidden in the jungle-choked hillsides. Then quench your thirst at a bar called Bloody Mary's. In pre-European times, Bora Bora was the launching place for fierce war parties to other islands. Today the peaceful lagoon is a favorite snorkeling place where you can hand feed harmless black-tipped sharks.

Bora Bora, Society Islands
Even if you've never been there, most people recognize the chiseled peak of Mt. Otemanu on Bora Bora . This is where James Michener was stationed as a young naval officer, which later inspired him to write 'Tales of the South Pacific' . You can find remains of rusting WWII gun batteries hidden in the jungle-choked hillsides. Then quench your thirst at a bar called Bloody Mary's. In pre-European times, Bora Bora was the launching place for fierce war parties to other islands. Today the peaceful lagoon is a favorite snorkeling place where you can hand feed harmless black-tipped sharks.

Papeete, Tahiti: (disembark)
Normally a no-nonsense guy, even taciturn Captain Cook fell madly in love with Tahiti . When Cook and botanist Joseph Banks landed in Matavai Bay in 1769, they found an untouched Eden. But it was the glowing tales of French explorer Compte Antoine de Bougainville that forever perpetuated the image of Tahiti as a voluptuous paradise of nature, attracting a bevy of followers, notably artist Paul Gauguin and writer Robert Louis Stevenson. Nearly 400 miles square, and almost bisected by the sea, Tahiti is skirted by miles of white and black sands. In the lushly forested mountains, waterfalls gleam and a sacred lake hides the spirits of the gods.

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