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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 we’ve been in one country but we didn’t even scratch the surface of some places (like the…

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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 took off in our…

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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 Anchorage We started by entering the only pass and…

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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 (whom we have met before) and…

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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 finale of the Pacific Puddle Jump….

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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 and Moorea There is a lot…

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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 flights from Tahiti to Rotoava three times a week on Air Tahiti. Or, you…