Luxury Small-Ship Society Islands Cruise
Explore the Society Islands aboard the 138-foot Island Passage. With just 24 passengers on board, the cruise offers an intimate yet elegant yachting experience. Enjoy breakfast on the deck and then go for a swim right off the transom. The many outstanding activity choices provide you the opportunity to explore the islands at your own pace.
Cruise departures occur most Sundays, May through October.
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Round-trip international airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui
Round-trip inter-island air transportation on Air Tahiti
Tahitian Affair, 7-night cruise aboard the Island Passage in a 175 sqft Castaway Cabin
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily aboard the Island Passage.
Wine with dinner, tea, expresso, coffee, bottled water, soft drinks and select bar drinks aboard the Island Passage.
Shore excursions and activities as described in the detailed itinerary below.
Day-use room at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort before your evening flight to Los Angeles.
Welcome flower lei, all transfers and baggage handling
Room tax and VAT, air taxes and fuel surcharges included
Sunday, Bora Bora
The Island Passage crew will meet you at 4:30 in Vaitape and transfer you to the ship for boarding at 5pm. Tonight as the vessel explores the lagoon, explore the ship, meet new friends, enjoy a lovely dinner on board and cocktails with the captain. Ship will anchor for the evening.
Monday, Bora Bora to Raiatea
Take a swim of the ship before departure at 10am. Cruise west across the Bora Bora Lagoon before the 2-hour crossing to the shared lagoon of Taha`a and Raiatea. Lunch will be served upon entering the lagoon at Herepiti Bay. Cruise across the lagoon to Uturoa, the capital of Raiatea and the second largest commercial center in French Polynesia. Spend the afternoon discovering its shops, markets and cafes before dinner at 6pm on board.
Tuesday, Raiatea to Motu Iriru
After breakfast you may board a large outrigger canoe for a guided tour of Raiatea’s lagoon and the tiny Faaroa River, Tahiti's only "navigable river". After leaving the river you will visit Motu Iriru for a picnic lunch and a coconut class on the sand. Swimming here is beautiful so hats and sunscreen are a must. Return to the ship by late afternoon, which will now be moored at an adjacent Motu for water activities and an overnight anchorage alongside white sand beaches and palm trees.
Wednesday, Motu Iriru to Huahine
After a tropical breakfast on deck and the chance for an early swim, you will leave Motu Iriru and head for Huahine. All of the islands are reasonably close so you should arrive by noon. Huahine is known as the Garden Island due to an abundance of lush tropical foliage. It is also extremely picturesque with steep mountains descending into protected bays of azure blue and emerald green waters.
You may wander the pretty village of Fare. You will find a nice assortment of local stores and boutiques where you will uncover some Polynesian treasures and souvenirs. This afternoon enjoy a guided island land tour. This tour will leave from our adjacent pier and circumnavigate the largest island of Huahine Nui. You will visit a vanilla plantation, the Maeva Marae archaeological site, famous blue-eyed eels and unique stone fish-traps still in use by locals. You will be back on board in time for a cold drink and canapés on deck at sunset. A local island choir comes onboard to charm us with their traditional music and songs before dinner is served under the stars.
Thursday, Huahine to Taha'a
Today is the beginning of three glorious beach days. We depart Huahine around 10:00am for the short 20-mile passage to Taha'a eastern reef. Lunch will be served underway inside the reef. This is the place to swim, kayak, paddleboard and snorkel or have one of the crew to help you explore by tender. No organized tours today, just unbelievable pristine beauty. We will overnight on anchor at Tapu Amu. The setting is special with the reef in the foreground and the towering peaks of Bora Bora in the distance. The fishing is spectacular in this lagoon if you wish to join a fishing team off the aft deck after dinner.
Friday, Taha'a to Bora Bora
Welcome to Paradise. After a 3-hour journey we enter the Bora Bora lagoon at Vaitape. You are welcome to come up to the bridge before breakfast, when the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, as we make our way through the entrance in the reef. Either have lunch on board, visit an island establishment, or go to Bloody Mary's Bar for an experience of a lifetime. If you wish we will tender you to a motu with drinks and equipment for more sun and swimming. Tonight is the Captain’s Dinner from 6:00pm.
Saturday, Bora Bora
After breakfast the tenders will run to our white sand beach at Tevairoa (large motu) for more water activities. Later in the morning the ship will depart for the east lagoon where using the ship`s landing craft we will explore the eastern lagoon - home to all the exclusive resorts. We will return to Tevairoa for our final night BBQ dinner and local show on the island.
Sunday, Bora Bora
Where did the week go? Breakfast is served on deck before the tenders transfer guests to Vaitape Ferry terminal at 9:30am for some last minute shopping. From here you have a ferry transfer to either the airport or to one of the resorts if you are staying longer in paradise.
Tahiti.com *Prices are 'from' per person, based on double occupancy unless specifically noted. Single supplements apply. Strictly subject to availability at time of booking. Fuel surcharges, airline taxes and all other government and carrier imposed taxes and fees are included. Prices shown are in U.S. dollars and are subject to adjustment without prior notification. Black out dates, minimum stay requirements, seasonal surcharges, currency exchange fluctuations, and other restrictions may apply. Prices, itinerary and conditions are subject to change without notice. Clients may be responsible for local city taxes, bed taxes and airport departure taxes not included with the international ticket. Information will be provided at the time of booking. City taxes of approx. $2-4 per person/per night is not included. CST#2107198-40.