Sailing in Tahiti

A sailor’s dream come true.

Language: French

Time Zone: GMT-10

Currency: CFP Franc Fixed to Euro

Population: 274,000

Culinary Favourite: Tahitian Poisson Cru

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Tahiti at a glance
French Polynesia, consists of five archipelagos, the Society Islands being the most popular cruising area. This cluster of seven mountainous islands is inhabited by a warm and welcoming Polynesian population. Sailing in Tahiti is a sailors’ dream come true.

The Society Islands of French Polynesia

Tahiti, is the international gateway to sailing the Society islands and its stunning anchorages. Must see islands: Tahiti, Mo’orea, Huahine, Raiatea Taha’a, Bora Bora and Maupiti.

Sailing yourself This is an excellent charter region for intermediate sailors offering ocean passages between islands with line of sight navigation. Care is needed to navigate within the lagoons even though they are clearly marked.

Your choices for sailing in Tahiti
When to enjoy sailing in Tahiti

May through October is the austral winter, which has sunny conditions and the hottest temperature in the tourism high season of July and August. The Eastern trade winds prevail from November to March bringing the wetter season, rainfall is more common in this period, with intermittent sunny breaks but overall temperatures remain consistently warm.

Tahiti is a great charter destination for all levels of sailor. A sailing license or certificate is not mandatory for yacht charter/bareboat and flotilla yacht charters but you will be asked to provide a sailing resume. For luxury charter, skippered charter or cabin charter, you do not require any experience or certification.

Discover Tahiti and the Society Islands

Depending on your itinerary while sailing in Tahiti, visit some of these tropical highlights.

Bora Bora
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