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...

Perfection in Kauehi, French Polynesia

We may have found the perfect anchorage…while cruising Kauehi, a small atoll in the Tuamotus of French Polynesia. The Passage from Marquesas to Kauehi When we departed Taiohae Bay, Nuku Hiva, we expected good winds and a passage of 3 days. Unfortunately, the forecast didn’t...

Tahuata and Nuku Hiva

After visiting the islands of Fatu Hiva and Hiva Oa, David and I took a short 7-mile sail over to Tahuata Island, and then onward to Nuku Hiva.  Tahuata and Nuku Hiva are two islands in the Marquesas group of French Polynesia. Tahuata Island It was only a 7-mile sail to the bay...