Tahiti is the largest eight-shaped island of French Polynesia in the South Pacific. This island is divided into two parts, the larger part called Tahiti Nui and the smaller part called Tahiti Iti.
You can sail in Tahiti almost all year round due to its warm climate. Just keep in mind that the rainy season starts in November and ends in April. Although the weather is not cold during this season, rainfall can disrupt your navigation.
Chartering a yacht in Tahiti will allow you to see all the beaches of the island as well as island hopping around all the islands that make up the French Polynesian archipelago.
If you rent a boat in Tahiti, you will have the opportunity to see from your boat dolphins jumping and even banks of fish thanks to the transparency of the water.
In Tahiti, you will find two very well equipped marinas, the one in Papeete and the one in Taina. You can book your place online.
Tip: Rent a boat in Raiatea to explore the surrounding area. Raiatea is a beautiful place to visit.
Boat hire prices in Tahiti vary depending on the type of boat and the season. Prices for a sailboat rental in Tahiti start from 285 euros per day. While prices for renting a catamaran start from 450 euros per day. The high season on the island of Tahiti is in June and ends in September. If you plan to visit this island and rent a boat at this time, we recommend booking at least three months in advance.
Renting a boat in French Polynesia is the best way to visit all the islands!
If you want to rent a boat in Tahiti, you must follow French Polynesian regulations. You need to present a valid licence if you want to rent a motorboat. On the other hand, if you want to rent a sailing boat you won't need a licence. However, be aware that some boat owners or companies require a licence to ensure proper use of the boat. We recommend that you have a nautical curriculum explaining your sailing experience and the boats you have sailed.
If you do not have a licence or sailing experience, you can charter any of our skippered boats. A skipper will take you to the best places in Tahiti so that you can get to know all the corners of the island. Ask your skipper for advice and he will tell you where to get the best local food.
⚓ Organise a day of hiking with your friends and visit all the beautiful lagoons and waterfalls of the island.
⚓ Visit the amazing black sand beaches that you will find on the island of Tahiti. Take amazing pictures in this unique place and show them to your friends.
⚓ Be part of the Tahitian dance show! You will be amazed by each of the movements and the colourful costumes.
⚓ Go snorkelling or scuba diving on the island of Tahiti. Thanks to its transparent waters, you will see the underwater fauna.
⚓ Visit the traditional restaurants and taste the most iconic dishes of the island. Tahitian cuisine is one of the freshest in the Pacific.
⚓ Get close to the local people, be surprised how friendly they are and be prepared because they will teach you basic words in the Tahitian language.
The island of Tahiti has an airport that welcomes international flights from America and Europe. Faa'a Airport is close to hotels and restaurants. You can travel between the islands of French Polynesia by plane. There are daily flights to all the islands. On the other hand, if you want to visit the islands uniquely, we recommend renting a boat and visiting the islands at your own pace.
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