Wind Spirit sails the South Pacific
Live your Polynesian dream as you sail through azure waters to islands and atolls that define the word “paradise.” A graceful sailing yacht is the perfect way to experience the true wonder of Tahiti. We’ll let the trade winds fill our sails whenever possible as we voyage from one legendary island to another, staying overnight in most to give you time to savor crystal-clear lagoons, lush rainforests, and local culture.
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Easy, effortless travel is the perfect complement to your Dreams of Tahiti voyage, so let us take care of all your arrangements in signature Windstar style. We’ll arrange all Papeete transfers and your round-trip flight between Los Angeles and Papeete via non-stop Air Tahiti Nui service. When you arrive, we’ll escort you to the beautiful Le Meridien Papeete where you’ll enjoy just the kind of pampering you deserve while you adjust to island time on the beach or by the pool. We’ll pick you up in perfect time to board Wind Spirit for your romantic sail away. At voyage end, you’ll enjoy the convenience of a day room at Le Meridien until your evening return flight.
Papeete, Moorea (overnight), Tahaa, Raiatea (overnight),
Bora Bora (overnight), Huahine
Friday departures on Wind Spirit
May 2 – November 7 in 2014
Day by day itinerary / Papeete to papeete
Two operative words in this vibrant city: fun and feast. Surprisingly, you'll find them both on four wheels, in Papeete's famous le truck, one of the world's most unusual forms of public transportation, which makes getting there as much fun as being there — and in the famous Roulottes, the food trucks which fill the market square every evening with tantalizing tastes and aromas. Arrive a few days early to get your first taste of sunrises and sunsets in colors from banana to hibiscus, and to casually assume your Tahitian aita pea pea (not to worry) attitude.
MOOREA (overnight)
Welcome to paradise, where your stunning surroundings soak up superlatives and call for more. In our overnight stay here you’ll have plenty of time to do it all. Be sure to consider the opportunity to hone your photography talents on an optional tour of the island in the company of a professional photographer. Your choices here are endless. Hike the majestic Three Coconut Trail. Visit dolphins in their native habitat. Or spend your time swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking from Wind Spirit’s Watersports Platform as we lay at anchor in these beautiful sapphire seas.
You have just arrived in a wonderland for snorkeling and diving. A true highlight is drift snorkeling among the spectacular coral gardens, a phenomenon unique to Polynesia, and perfected in this place. When you come out of the water and breathe in the fragrant air, you'll remember that this is called the Vanilla Island.
RAIATEA (overnight)
This magical island will capture you, just as it's captured those who have come to its shores for over 1,000 years. After our leisurely overnight at anchor here, you'll wonder how anyone ever mustered the will to leave. Once again, snorkeling is divine, whether you choose to explore the coral reef or simply splash into the aquamarine heaven from the Watersports Platform. Or just stretch out and relax in the sun — this is life in paradise.
BORA BORA (overnight)
Your stay here allows plenty of time to capture the beauty in photographs — and you'll want plenty. These stunning waters will show a different kaleidoscope of blue in each frame. You'll have lots of options for explorations, whether you prefer the access provided by a 4-by-4, or the thrill of riding in the open air. Stretch out on stunning white-sand beaches, dive and swim in brightly colored seas, or sail among the tiny islands and lagoons. This is the stuff that dreams are made of.
Anchor here in the place whose nickname is "Garden of Eden." Take your time to explore the lush forests, the tropical landscapes, and the quaint villages to discover one of Polynesia's best kept secrets. Here, at a slower pace, see a glimpse of the authentic South Pacific island lifestyle. And you'll have your pick of the world's best snorkeling once again — from the decks of your own beautiful yacht.
Relax on sunny beaches, sample Tahitian fare, and take in the effervescent spirit of the city. But whatever you do, save time – and luggage space – for shopping. Black pearls and colorful crafts fill the market and local treasures are so plentiful you'll have trouble making your choices.