Top 10 Cruising Experiences in French Polynesia

We LOVED cruising French Polynesia. It is, hands-down, my favorite country we’ve been to, although David wavers between Nova Scotia (Canada) and French Polynesia (which are so different it’s like apple to oranges). It amazes me that it’s the longest...

Snorkeling and Diving in Bora Bora

An easy sail from Taha’a led us to Bora Bora. It’s exciting to be in a place known worldwide for its beauty, romantic, and exoticism. And, the water is some of the clearest we’ve ever seen! Read about our best anchorages in Bora Bora. A First Snorkel Our first morning we...

Bora Bora Anchorages

An easy sail from Taha’a led us to Bora Bora. It’s exciting to be in a place known worldwide for its beauty, romantic, and exoticism. And it did not disappoint.  Bora Bora has some amazing anchorages, definitely in the top 10 of French Polynesia. To’opua 1...

Raiatea & Taha’a: Charter Capital of French Polynesia

Sunday morning, after our fantastic Huahine Hieva, we finally upped anchor and headed to Raiatea. The short (20 nm) sail was beautiful; winds on the beam and small sea state. Where is Raiatea? Raiatea is located in the Society Islands group of French Polynesia.  It’s the...

Paul’s Motu & Huahine

We left Moorea and did a one-night sail (16 hours) to the island of Huahine. Murimahora Motu We read from the compendium about an anchorage just off of Murimahora Motu. We made the pass easily and found two other catamarans on the sandy bank – both Aussies; Miss Catana...

Tahiti Moorea Sailing Rendez-Vous

After four weeks in the Marquesas and two weeks in the Tuamotus, we arrived into Tahiti. We had – maybe not rushed, but moved quickly – through the islands to arrive into Tahiti in time for a quick trip back home and then the Tahiti Moorea Sailing Rendez-Vous, the...

Honeymooning in Tahiti and Moorea

David and I were spending three months in French Polynesia, sailing from island to island. We flew back home for one of my best friend’s weddings, and we returned to Tahiti with the newlyweds! They spent a week with us on Tahiti and the nearby Moorea Island. About Tahiti...

Rotoava, Fakarava: Snorkeling & Black Pearls

Fakarava is a fabled and idyllic location in the South Pacific. it’s well-known for its abundant underwater life, clear water, and excellent diving conditions. Fortunately, Rotoava, the village on Fakarava, provides a good base for travelers. Getting to Rotoava There are...
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