Captained Boat Tour Aboard the 29ft "Va'a Tai'e" Tradional Pirogue Sailboat

29 ft
5 Guests

About This Boat

Discover French Polynesia on our Boat Tour aboard the 29ft "Va'a Tai'e" pirogue sailboat for up to 5 people. Rates as low as €171 for 2 people, additional person €51 each. Fruits punch, fruit juice, exotic fruits and water are included in the rate. Optional and in advance, you can order champagne.


Private Tour

• Half Day (3 hours): €202 for 2 people, additional person €71 each
• Sunset Tour (1 1/2 hours): €171 for 2 people, additional person €51 each
• Honeymoon Tour (1 1/2 hours): €252 for 2 people

What You Can Expect:

The Pirogue can welcome 5 passengers with the captain. It measures 8.50 m long by 6 m wide and a draft of 0,3 m. With these dimensions, it's easy to stroll everywhere and to land on the beach easily! It has a ladder of bath and a net of 6 m2 for your comfort and safety. You can bring your paddles or kayaks (within the limit of the space available). Water and fruit juices available.

Half Day Tour

Succumb to the Polynesian mana for several hours on the pirogue to discover the lagoons of the north of the island.

With a panoramic view of the generous tropical vegetation of Cook and Opunohu bays, you will glide on the waters of multiple shades of turquoise and in the calm of the wind on the sails. You will meet the underwater Tikis, the coral garden, the inhabitants and the underwater vegetation with the must-see rays and peaceful sharks.
Discover the charms and secrets of Moorea in the morning or in the afternoon.
Fruits punch, fruit juice, exotic fruits and water free.

• Duration: about 3 hours
• Min. number of passengers: 2
• Maximum number of passengers: 5
• Morning: Departure 8h30; Return 11h30
• Afternoon: Departure 13h00; Return 16h00
• Ray, sharks, underwater tikis, coral garden, cook and Opunohu bays

Sunset Tour (1h30m)

Romanticism in the Polynesian style, sweetness and splendor of a sunset on the lagoon. Fruits punch, fruit juice, exotic fruits and water free. You can order, in option and in advance champagne.

• Duration: 16h30 - 17h30 (depending on season)
• Min. number of passengers: 2
• Maximum number of passengers: 5
• Trips on Cook and Opunohu's Bays
• Return: 18h00 to 19h00

Private Tour (Half Day)

Book the pirogue for you alone, as a couple or for several and imagine the ride of your dreams: surfing, paddle, snorkeling, rays, sharks, history... You choose!

Fruits punch, fruit juice, exotic fruits and water free. Optional and in advance, you can order champagne.

What To Expect Onboard:

The pirogue Va'a Tai'e was built in 19XX by Laurent in Taha'a's island and later gave it to the sailing school of the island. She was abandoned for some time and was taken over and renovated by Eric who brought her back to Moorea in 2005 to start an activity of lagoon tourist outings.

With its two first owners, the va'a motu pirogue took part in several competitions including those of the TPR and withdrew several prizes. In 2012, Guillaume resumed the pirogue and her activity until September 2016.

A few months later, Hervé Bourmaud became its owner and resumed the activity by rehabilitating the pirogue to its original essence: sailing.

With the desire to discover and share the Polynesian culture, Hervé takes his passengers to meet the magnificent panoramas of Moorea, pushed by the light breeze of the turquoise lagoons.

This traditional va'a motu pirogue measures 8 m long and 4 wide with an outboard motor of 15 hp. Its double-armed hull and its trampoline allows it to comfortably accommodate up to 5 people.

The pirogue, the little sister of the greats va'a who allowed the settlement of the Pacific islands, is one of the few still operating in Polynesia.

In addition to discovering the lagoons and magnificent landscapes of Moorea, this va'a also aims to make the life and history of va'a in the Pacific last.

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.


  • Type: Daysailer
  • Capacity: 5 People
  • Year: 1990
  • Rental Minimum: 1 hour
  • Length: 29 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Furling Headsail
  • Furling Mainsail

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Captain Hervé

From French Polynesia

Member Since Jul 2017

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