Sailing Vacation In Raiatea, Tahiti On 52' Dufour GI Sailing Yacht
Set sail and explore French Polynesia with a sailing vacation you will never forget aboard the Dufour 520 Gl Cruising Monohull for up to 12 person. Rate as low as $8,004 per week. Rates: • March 21 - 22, 2019: $4,434 • March 30 - June 15, 2019: $5,316 • July 1 - August 24, 2019: $8,004 • September 3 - October 4, 2019: $5,316 • November 4 - 29, 2019: $4,992 • November 30 - December 20, 2019: $3,618 • December 21 - January 3, 2019: $5,460 Rates may vary. Inquire for exact rates and availability. What You Can Expect: Tahiti is in the Society Islands, made up of the Windward and the Leeward Islands. This area boasts some of the most famous, spectacular landscapes in the world, including the idyllic Bora Bora for romantics, as well as Raiatea, Tupai, Maupiti and Moorea. Sail around the ancient volcanic remains and atolls while spotting turtles, dolphins, unspoiled coral and shoals of colorful fish. There is so much to experience, such as swimming with sharks and manta rays, diving, hiking and even jeep safaris of volcanic rock faces. Fans of fine dining will enjoy the very best French cuisine with a Polynesian influence, supported by a palette from paradise. You’ll be hosted by wonderful local people warmly sharing their culture with you. Weather Tahiti tend to be dry and cooler (averaging 24ºC) May to November with the driest months between June and August. It is warmer and rainier December to April. February tends to be the hottest month, while December and January have cooling showers to counter the sun’s heat. The sailing conditions in the Leeward Islands benefit from a south-easterly wind of between 15 and 20 knots and the Maraamu wind between June and August of 25 and 35 knots. You need a special waiver to navigate Tuamotu Archipelago and authorization for night navigation. Suggested 4 Days Itineraries Day 1: After orientation at Marina Uturoa, Raiatea, set sail for the east side of Taha’a. Head for amazing diving at the coral reef or head onto the Passe Toahotu. Overnight and eat onboard. Day 2: Sail five or six hours to Avamoa Pass, Huahine. Make sure you visit Fare, a typical friendly Polynesian village with some boutiques and small restaurants. Day 3: Cruise along the sandy coastline to Avea Bay, then sail to the Huahine Lagoon. This is a tranquil area, with a well protected anchorage, which should give a weary crew a restful night’s sleep. Day 4: You can’t visit the area without going to the Anapa Pearl Farm, Raiatea. Call to reserve a tour, then moor at the farm. Take your dinner aboard and prepare to sail back to base. Suggested 8 Days Itineraries Day 1: Get to know, Raiatea, the heart of Polynesian culture. Then focus on resting by eating dinner on board as your Tahitian adventure is just beginning! Day 2: Head to the Anapa Pearl Farm with its pearl divers, rare aquatic reserve and coral garden. Make a tour reservation, then take a mooring at the farm and learn all about pearls. Afterwards, explore the lagoon or hike through the rainforest to spot Tiare Apetahi, a very rare flower. Day 3: Anchor at Motu Toopua on Bora Bora and enjoy swimming and snorkeling. Take a mooring at the Bloody Mary’s restaurant and marvel at their huge list of famous guests. Day 4: Sail to the east side of the lagoon, where you can swim with turtles, rays, sharks and fish. In the afternoon, sail the southern shore of the island and explore the magnificent coral reef. Day 5: Sail to the east side of Taha’a and explore the amazing coral reef or Passe Toahotu. Stay onboard for dinner and get a decent night’s sleep. Day 6: Sail to Huahine and visit Fare, where you will find a warm local welcome in this Polynesian village. Browse the boutiques and get a bite to eat in the small restaurants. Day 7: Cruise to Avea Bay, then sail to Huahine Lagoon, with deep clear waters and gleaming white sand. The anchorage in this bay is very well-protected and should provide a restful night. Day 8: Sail downwind to Raiatea, dine ashore and sail back to base. Suggested 10 Days Itineraries Day 1: Sail from the base to Motu Mahaea, Taha’a for a spot of reef exploration and swimming in clear azure waters. Spend the night at Ha’amene Bay, anchoring north east of the small village. Take a dinghy to restaurant Tahaa Maitai. Book in advance. Day 2: Head 22 nm to Bora Bora with a fast downwind passage. Anchor west of the Motu Toopua, swim and snorkel before mooring at the Bloody Mary’s. Great restaurant. Refill water at the dock. Day 3: Explore the lagoon and sail to the east side of the Bora Bora lagoon with its many spots for anchor. Visit the Lagoonarium and swim with the rays, sharks, and turtles. Day 4: Head back to Raiatea. Make sure you start very early for a long passage to Hurepiti Bay Taha’a. Book a tour for an excursion in the Taha’a mountain and for a mooring buoy. Overnight on the mooring and dine onboard. Day 5: After breakfast, hike Taha’a mountain and sail to the Anapa Pearl Farm. Overnight at the mooring. Day 6: Snorkel on the reef around the boat. Tour the pearl farm to learn about why the region is famous for pearls. Sail to Taha’a east coast and stop at the Vahine Island resort. Moor overnight and dine at the excellent restaurant. Day 7: Sail to Huahine and anchor in Fare, a typical small village. Amble around the boutiques, bar and restaurants on the sea front. Refill water at the dock. Day 8: Sail to the south and anchor in the beautiful bay of Avea, where there is fantastic snorkeling on the coral heads. The shore is great for a relaxing walk among beautiful scenery. Dine at the restaurants on the beach. Day 9: Passage Huahine- Raiatea downwind, where you’ll find good fishing for tuna or mahi mahi. Enter the Irihu Pass and take a mooring in the Faaroa Bay. Day 10: Head back to base. Suggested 11 Days Itineraries Day 1: Spend your first day in Raiatea, also known as “faraway heaven”, and get to know the local area and your boat. Day 2: The region is famous for its pearls so make sure you visit Anapa Pearl Farm to learn about them. Make a reservation for a tour, moor at the farm and explore. Day 3: Cruise to Bora Bora and anchor at Motu Toopua to swim and snorkel in some of the best waters in Polynesia. For food, moor at the Bloody Mary’s restaurant where you may spot a celebrity or two. Day 4: Sail at sunrise to Raiatea, the second largest of the Society Islands. Take time to relax, explore the lagoon, hike through the rainforest, take a jeep safari and look for Tiare Apetahi, a very rare flower. Day 5: Head for the east side of Taha’a to snorkel in sun sparkling waters at the coral reef, or in the Passe Toahotu. Day 6: Make your way to Huahine, which is quieter than Bora Bora and Moorea. Visit the main town of Fare, which has some boutiques and small restaurants. Or, you can visit its Sunday outdoor market, which is known for its fruit. Day 7: Travel to Avea Bay, then sail along the Huahine Lagoon with a wonderful backdrop of emerald green vegetation. The well protected anchorage here will provide a restful sleep for the crew. Day 8: Cruise back to Raiatea to explore the lush rainforest and sparkling lagoon. Dine aboard and rest for an early morning sail. Day 9: Head to Moorea, a key destination for snorkeling, fishing, swimming, and paddle-boarding. On shore, discover the well-kept hiking trails and get to know the local flora and fauna. Whales and dolphins are abundant here, so book a whale-watching tour or a meet-and-greet with some playful porpoises. Day 10: Sail to Tahiti, Queen of the Pacific, and the largest island in the French Polynesia. Marvel at the landscape, which is dominated by extinct volcanoes. Day 11: Explore Tahiti. Suggested 14 Days Itineraries Day 1: Head from Raiatea to the Motu Mahaea, Taha’a, for reef snorkeling and swimming. Overnight at Ha’amene Bay with dinner at the Tahaa Maitai (make an advance reservation). Day 2: Sail 25 nm to Huahine with a stopover at the main town of Fare. Meet the friendly locals and browse the shops and restaurants on the sea front. Refill water at the dock. Day 3: Sail south and anchor in the beautiful bay of Avea for superb snorkeling among the colorful coral. Here you can swim with the manta rays along the sand edge or walk along the east side of the cape. Dine at Relais Mahana. Day 4: Passage Huahine- Raiatea downwind, where you’ll find good fishing for tuna or mahi mahi. Enter the Irihu Pass and take a mooring in the Fa’aroa Bay. Day 5: Take the kayaks or dinghy along the mangrove river (no engine allowed) and visit the botanical garden beyond the wooden dock. Sail to Hotopuu Bay for a stopover at Taputapuatea Marae, the most important religious site in the Polynesia. Overnight at Motu Nao Nao. Day 6: Sail to the Punaeroa Pass for a downwind passage to Bora Bora and anchor on the west side of Motu Toopua. Day 7: Sail to the east side of the Bora Bora lagoon where you have plenty of anchorage choices. Swim with rays, sharks, and turtles at the protected Lagoonarium. Dine with a BBQ onboard. Day 8: Head back to the west of the lagoon and moor for dinner at the famous Bloody Mary’s where you may spot some celebrities! Refill water on the dock. Day 9: Day sail to Tupai, a deserted atoll, to enjoy a spot of fishing. Head back to Motu Toopua for the night. Day 10: Passage for Maupiti, a small coral atoll. Check the condition of the pass as conditions may be too rough. Postpone or take the ferry for a day visit to Maupiti. Day 11: Visit the island, walk around the shore and snorkel the reef. Dine at Tarona, overlooking the lagoon. Day 12: Sail to Bora Bora, mooring at Bora Bora Yacht Club. Refill water and have dinner ashore. Day 13: Sail to Taha’a. Call ahead for a mooring buoy in the Hurepiti Bay and book a tour (Tel: 65 62 46 VHF 9) or anchor in the bay. Overnight on the mooring and have dinner aboard. Day 14: After breakfast, head back to base at Raiatea. Stopover at the fuel station at the entrance of the marina for fuel and diesel refill, then call the base for docking assistance. What To Expect Onboard: The Dufour 520 Gl Cruising Monohull with aircon - plus is a 2018 model. This Cruising Monohull has 1 Bunk Beds, Convertible Saloon Table Double, Air conditioning, Generator, 2 Steering Wheel, Bimini, Cockpit Cushions, Cockpit Shower, Cockpit Speakers, Cockpit Table, Dinghy, Electric Anchor Windlass, Outboard Engine, Self tailing winches, Sprayhood, Swim Platform, Swimming ladder, 220 V Socket, Inverter, Shore Power 220 V, Cabin Fans, Electric Toilet Pump, Radio and Refrigerator. Specification • Beam: 4.80 m • Displacement: 16,50 t • DRAFT: 1.95 m • Engine: 75 HP • Fuel: 450 l • LOA: 15.20 m • Water Tank: 720 l • Maximum Capacity: 12 • Recommended Capacity: 10 • Double Bed: 4 • Showers: 3 • Toilets: 3 Navigation • Auto Pilot • Depth Sounder • GPS Plotter • VHF • Wind Instruments Sails • Lazy Jacks with Lazy Bag • Main Sail Full - Battened • Roller Genoa If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is not included.
- This vessel is rented without a captain. Customers can operate the vessel.
- 12 guests
- Cruising Monohull
Our customers can book bareboat, crewed or by the cabin charters in some of the world’s most beautiful cruising grounds, such as the Grenadines, Croatia, Ionian islands, Tahiti and the Maldives. We’ve also developed new sailing areas, such as New Caledonia and Cuba. Our Promise to You While the company has expanded, our core values remain the same: - Diverse fleet of models and manufacturers with charters to suit every type of sailor - 50+ destinations and pioneering spirit to discover new sailing grounds - Firm commitment to customer service excellence - Friendly and knowledgeable bases - Trusted seller of new and used boats
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Air Conditioning
- Watersports Equipment
- Wheel steering
- Licensing Required
- Outboard Engine
- CD Player
- Single Engine
- Furling Headsail
- Furling Mainsail
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 30 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Frequently Asked Question Everything you need to know about bareboat yacht charters. What is a bareboat yacht charter? A bareboat yacht charter is where you hire the boat for you and your guests and intend to sail yourself or hire one of our skippers to sail it for you. Where do you offer bareboat charters? We have +50 destinations worldwide and +1,000 yachts, including the Caribbean, Bahamas, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Asia and the Americas. What licenses do I need to hire a yacht and sail myself? The skipper of a yacht has primary responsibility for the safety of the crew and yacht at all times. To charter in the Mediterranean, you must hold an ICC (International Certificate of Competence) or RYA Day Skipper (minimum) qualification. One sailing license is mandatory for bareboat charters in Italy, Sweden, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Seychelles, Montenegro, Brazil, Thailand and Spain. The original certificate must be taken with you on your charter. We advise you to contact our team about your qualifications and the destination requirements before booking. By accepting the yacht contract you are confirming that you and/or members of your crew are capable and competent to sail the yacht in the conditions and cruising area of charter. We reserve the right not to hand over the yacht if, after inspection, it is the opinion that the charterer is not, or may not be competent to be in charge of the vessel. What is included? • Yacht, dinghy & outboard • Marina mooring: First and last night at our base • Fuel and water: All of our yachts are delivered to you with full tanks of fuel (yacht & dinghy), full tank of water, one bottle of cooking gas + one spare. You have to return the yacht with full tanks of fuel and water • Watersport: snorkeling equipment • Mandatory extras: End cleaning and starter pack, which includes one bottle of locally sourced alcoholic beverage, four 1.5L bottles of water, one small bottle of dish-washing liquid, one dishcloth, one sponge, trash bags, one roll of paper towels, one box of matches and one roll of toilet paper in each head. Please note that contents vary by destination • Damage waiver: Insurance with a lower excess has been added to your quote and is mandatory in some destinations. You can pay a higher damage waiver deposit at the base, which is fully refundable if there is not any damage or loss to the boat, dinghy and equipment. The damage waiver, or refundable security deposit, is designed to cover one incident of a substantial nature at any one time. In the case of loss or damage to equipment of significant value, such as the outboard engine or dinghy, you have the right to an immediate replacement while on the charter What is not included? Skipper payment: If you book a skipper, you can pay in cash at your destination or pay in advance for most destinations Fees: Harbour and mooring fees, provisions, cruising taxes, clearance and customs fees Optional extras: Provisioning, cancellation insurance, fuel and water refills, skipper, cook/hostess, kayaks/paddleboards, full board and a la carte provisioning, fishing gear, child safety net, boat phone, Wi-Fi and airport transfers. These extras are not available at every base, talk to us for more information. Can you tell me about your yachts? Our super premier yachts are less than 12 months old from their first charter date, while premier yachts are less than three years old from their first charter date. Our yachts are well maintained and undergo regular, scheduled technical inspection. In case of emergency, you can rely on our hotline, at any time, seven days a week. If you experience a technical failure affecting major and important parts of the yacht, we will repair the failure within four hours of receiving your call during working hours (8am to 5pm). If you lose more than four hours (during working hours), we will compensate you for one full day. If the repair takes more than one day, we will provide you with a similar boat or compensate you on a pro-rata basis. If restrictions to this guarantee apply in specific areas, this will be detailed during the charter check-in at the base. What briefing do you give at base? Before you leave base you will have an overview of the cruising area, safety inspection on board and yacht familiarization briefing from our base team, including: • All of the safety equipment • Cooking and refrigeration systems • Heads and showers • Engine and check in procedures • VHF radio and mayday instructions • All instruments including GPS • Charts and pilot books • Halyards, winches, reefing lines, rigging and controls • Anchor system • Dinghy and engine • Other systems What day do charters depart? It depends on location. Charter in the Mediterranean usually run Saturday to Saturday. Our charters usually run Saturday to Saturday in peak season, although if you want to sail for longer we can sometimes accommodate depending on the time of year and destination. Pricing is based on a 7-day charter and, shorter duration are available but a premium applies. You can check pricing and availability on our website or contact us for help. Why should I book? We are now the world’s leading yacht charter company and offers you: • A diverse fleet of +1,000 yachts with a wide variety of models and manufacturers to suit every type of sailor • We have +50 exciting destinations and we’re a pioneer in finding new sailing grounds • You can be assured of our commitment to customer service excellence • You’ll receive a warm and friendly welcome from our base teams who will share regional tips, recommendations and advice • We’re a trusted seller of new and used boats and an innovator in charter management options – sailing is our business How can I check fleet availability or make a reservation? You can check our fleet availability via GetMyBoat’s messaging platform. If you wish to add a skipper or need help and advice, you can contact us. Do you hold a yacht while I decide? We understand there is a lot to think about before confirmation and we can provisionally hold a yacht for a couple of days if there are more than eight weeks before departure. When do terms and conditions apply? When you make a payment in full, you acknowledge that you have read and consented to the terms and conditions. Offers and discounts cannot be applied retrospectively once a booking has been confirmed What is the cancellation policy? If you cancel your charter, cancellation fees will apply. You may cancel the charter by paying: • 59 days or less before embarkation – 100% of charter fee Do I need insurance? We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits. Please make sure you have personal travel insurance that covers sailing. We will insure the vessel throughout the charter with first-class insurers against all risks, to provide permission to charter as under contract terms and to cover third-party liability. You can choose one of the following options: 1 Security Deposit: This varies on the size of the boat and when the boat is returned without damage it is refunded. 2 Damage Waiver: The charterer agrees to pay a non-refundable damage waiver at the time of booking, as well as a reduced damage deposit on embarkation that is refundable upon completion of the charter should no damage occur. How can I find out what offers are available? You can inquire our latest offer via GetMyBoat’s messaging platform. Are their child or age restrictions? There are no restrictions.