Marquesas Islands Yacht Charter Guide

Experience the volcanic beauty that erupts when you cruise the Pacific Ocean’s French Polynesian islands of the Marquesas archipelago. Prime for diving and snorkeling as well as beautiful palm-fringed beaches and sparkling seas, a Marquesas Islands yacht charter is pure paradise.

The tropical paradise of the Marquesas Islands is found in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, miles and miles away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. As remote as they are beautiful, these stunning islands are the perfect place to disconnect from the typical and reconnect to your loved ones and nature.

Eight northern islands and seven southern islands comprise the Marquesas archipelago. Nuku Hiva, located in the north is the main island of the grouping. This is where you will fly before embarking on your Marquesas Island yacht charter. The island’s main town is Taioha’e, which sits in a now-extinct volcano’s crater that has partially fallen into the sea, creating a beautiful bay. This bay is the first place you can get in the water during your charter holiday. Don the yacht’s snorkeling gear to check out the incredible sea life found here.

Ua Huka is one of the most unique islands of Marquesas. From stunning hilltop views to incredible underwater sights, there is so much to do while ashore or anchored out. A visit to Hiva Oa allows you to take in the ancient Tiki statues that have stood on the island since antiquity. Snorkeling and diving here also are a must thanks to the seawalls that beckon to sea creatures. Head ashore Ua Pou to experience the indigenous culture. The island also is an excellent place for on-land pursuits, from hiking to ATV riding and more.

No matter which islands you visit during a Marquesas Islands yacht charter, you are bound to find natural beauty, pristine flora and fauna and a true piece of paradise that you will never forget.

Location Highlights

  • Dive the sunken caldera of Taioha'e to visit manta rays and other sea creatures
  • Hike the Ua Huka hilltop to take in views of the archipelago and beyond
  • Grab your camera and head ashore Hiva Oa to take photos of the ancient Tiki statues
  • An inspiration for indigenous artists, Ua Pou is the perfect place to take in local culture
  • Hop on an ATV ashore on Ua Pou and get a real feel for the land
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