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Yacht Charter in the French Polynesia

French Polynesia

The natural paradise of French Polynesia is the backdrop for the most spectacular of yacht charters. Alternate between the sophisticated ambience of the area’s many stylish resorts or chill out and get back to nature as you glide over exquisite lagoons surmounted by jagged volcanic peaks, watching out for white dolphins playing in the waters as you pass.

French Polynesia

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In 1831, Jules Dumont d’Urville proposed a restriction on its use during a lecture to the Geographical Society of Paris. Imagine breath-taking beautiful lagoons teeming with fascinating devilfish, sea turtles and manta rays swimming over magnificent coral gardens. The natural paradise of French Polynesia is the backdrop for the most spectacular of yacht charters.

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Currency CFP Franc

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AKIKO

From €75,000 pw

  • Length 34m
  • Guests 8
  • Cabins 4

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DRUMBEAT

From $175,000 pw

  • Length 50m
  • Guests 11
  • Cabins 5

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Yacht Charter in French Polynesia

With the most idyllic waters and coastline, made up of hundreds of islands, surely the best way to truly immerse yourself into this country would be to take it all in from a yacht charter. French Polynesia boasts some of the world’s most exquisite coral-fringed lagoons and is famed for its breathtaking views. With blue skies, lush tropical forests and clear waters this fantastic destination really captures what a trip on a yacht has to offer.

White and black sandy beaches can be found amongst these idyllic collections of islands. With numerous ports to choose from, whether that be the famous Bora Bora or the island of Huahine, wherever you choose to disembark or anchor, the stunning beauty of this place is undeniable. With blissful anchorage, perfect sailing and sparkling waterfalls, you will be captivated by the magical beauty before you.

Bora Bora is a small but notably well-known island. Famed for being one of the most beautiful islands in the world, and home to the luxurious accommodation of overwater bungalows.

Surrounded by sand-fringed motus and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, its well known for its scuba diving. This heavenly tranquil place is a must for any eager traveller. The islands are divided into 6 main groups, The Society islands archipelago, the Tuamotu Archipelago, The Gambier islands, The Marquesas Islands, the Austral islands and the Bass islands.

Where is French Polynesia

Scattered across the heart of the South Pacific, French Polynesia boasts hundreds of picturesque islands to savour. The capital city of Pape’ete is located on the popular island of Tahiti, which has been known to be the hub of French Polynesian tourism and a commonly used port.

With a population of only 275,918 there is plenty of room to explore everything this beautiful destination has to offer. As you would imagine the official language is French, and what could be more fitting than the “language of love” to accompany you and enable you to fall in love with this enthralling landscape.

What to do in French Polynesia

The stunning views that Mount Otemanu and the aptly named magic mountains have to offer provide the most picturesque setting. There are too many sun soaked beaches to choose from however Tereia beach on Maupiti island and Matira beach on Bora Bora are a must-see for those evening strolls with white sand between your toes. If scuba diving and snorkelling are top of your list the waters of French Polynesia have an abundance of reefs and marine life to discover.

If you would prefer to venture further than the glistening waters there are vibrant gardens in Vaipahi and Moorea that would be a fantastic visual spectacle to behold.

For a more cultural view on French Polynesia, the museum of Tahiti and Tiki village cultural center offer a glimpse into the magnificent history and culture of this truly remarkable place. Moorea dolphin centre and Bora Bora turtle centre allow you to truly marvel at the wonderful wildlife that inhabits this beautiful part of the world.

Essential travel information

English is widely spoken amongst the islands, however the further you venture off the beaten track Tahitian and French are more widely spoken. The currency used is the franc cours pacifique (CFP) which is more commonly referred to as the Pacific Franc. The euro is widely accepted however and can be generally used in the larger resorts.

The best time of year to explore French Polynesia is between June and August when the climate is at its driest, temperatures sitting between high 20’s and mid 30’s celsius. Tropical showers can be more frequent between November to April with the weather feeling quite humid, however, French Polynesia can be enjoyed all year round. April, however, is the time of year when the Ori Tahiti Festival takes place focusing on the theme of traditional Polynesian dance.

How to charter a yacht in French Polynesia

You can access French Polynesia by air and sea. Once there, setting sail and exploring by yacht to is the best way to experience everything the area has to offer and make the holiday your own.

Princess Charter offers a variety of yachts for charter in French Polynesia ranging from 20 metres to 100 metres in length. To book your perfect getaway, give our team a call 0207 499 5050, or email info@princessyachtcharter.com. Alternatively, leave a few details here, and we’ll call you back.