CRUISE: FAKARAVA 9 DAYS OF DREAM AT TUAMOTU
9 days and 8 nights from: 2 880 € / pers.
This itinerary offers challenging dives that will satisfy the most adventurous divers. Diving in the passes is extraordinary, which is why we require a certain level of scuba-diving certification. Look out for: sharks, mantas, dolphins, tunas, jacks, barracudas… a luxuriant fauna in density and diversity. The minimum water temperature varies between 25°C (77°F) in winter (September) and 29°C (84°F) in summer (march), with no thermocline and an outstanding visibility year-round.
Aqua Tiki II
The Aquatiki is an Eleuthera-type catamaran, from the Fountaine Pajot range. Launched in 2011, in La Rochelle, we carried it by sea to Tahiti.
The comfort on board is worthy of a hotel : a vast square very comfortable, with video corner, lounge library and cocktail bar. An American kitchen, a vast cockpit sheltered from the sun by a canopy where are served meals, 2 trampolines in the front, generally very coveted, a plancha for the grills. Wireless.
It measures 18 meters long by 8.5 meters wide and has 4 spacious guest cabins : 2 standard double cabins, 1 twin cabin for 2 people only, and 1 double cabin VIP equipped TV Hifi DVD, plus a possible front tip. Each cabin has a private bathroom (with cold water and hot water) and WC.
Aqua Tiki III
The Aquatiki III is an Alegria-type catamaran, from the Fountaine Pajot range. built in La Rochelle.
The comfort on board is worthy of a hotel : a vast square very comfortable, with video corner, lounge library and cocktail bar. An American kitchen, a vast cockpit sheltered from the sun by a canopy where are served meals, a large sundeck, a front salon and 2 trampolines generally very coveted, a plancha for the grills. Wireless.
It measures 20 meters long by 9.8 meters wide and has 5 spacious guest cabins : 2 modular cabins (double/twin), 1 bunk cabin for 2 people only, and 2 double cabin VIP equipped TV Hifi DVD, plus a possible front tip. Each cabin has a private bathroom (with cold water and hot water) and automatic WC with fresh water.
Arrival at the airport of Fakarava, welcome by the crew of the AQUA TIKI, then transfer onto the boat. Settling into your private cabin, tour of the village, water sports, swimming.
Sunset with a cocktail, presentation of the trip, welcome party.
Early-morning departure for Fakarava’s southern end, smooth sail through the lagoon, troll fishing. Anchorage off the Tetamanu village (pop. 6).
Water sports or scuba-dive. Lunch. Land excursion, shell collecting, tour of the ancient village of Tetamanu and its church, scuba-dive or water sport of your choice, kayak. BBQ evening.
Morning rise in Fakarava’s stunning lagoon, scuba-dive or water sports, then excursion to the untamed beauty of the “pink sand motu”, beach, swim.
Lunch, scuba-dive or water sport of your choice. Sunset on the lagoon, option of a Polynesian party on land.
Early sailing departure for Kauehi, big-game fishing or sailing initiation. Anchorage on the coral reef, scuba-dive or water sports.
Lunch. Scuba-dive or water sports, kayak, troll fishing in the Kauehi pass, with the sun setting down. BBQ evening.
Water sports of your choice, swim, scuba-dive.
Lunch, option of a land excursion, exploration of the reef to look for shells, water sport or scuba-dive. Dinner.
Early morning departure for Toau, sunrise at sea, smooth sailing helped by the trade winds, breakfast, big-game fishing. Anchorage off of a stunning coral sand beach, water sports or scuba-dive.
Lunch, option to visit a pearl farm, water sports or scuba-dive. Sunset on the lagoon, BBQ evening.
Sunrise on the spectacular Toau lagoon, water sports, scuba-dive. Land excursion, swim, coconut tasting (you will learn how to extract the coconut milk that is so prevalent in Polynesian cooking).
Lunch. Water sports of your choice or scuba- dive. Sunset on the lagoon, dinner.
Early morning departure for the northern end of Fakarava. Short sail and anchorage off the coral reef. Snorkeling or scuba-dive in the famous Garuae pass (over half a mile wide!).
Lunch, scuba-dive, then a smooth sail to the village of Rotoava. Last sunset with a cocktail, farewell party.
Village tour, water sports and last swims, then back to shore and transfer to the airport. Polynesian farewell !
- High season : Grouper spawning, July, August, September, Christmas – New Year’s Day
- Low season : the rest of the year