Society Islands Yacht Charter Guide

There is no better way to explore the picturesque beauty of the Society Islands than by a luxury yacht charter. Colorful atolls, scenic beaches, and awe-inspiring marine life can be found in this legendary archipelago.

A luxury yacht charter to the Society Islands is nowhere close to average. This piece of paradise boasts a beautiful mix of thundering waterfalls, flowing rivers, picturesque beaches and sweeping coral reefs just waiting to be explored. French Polynesia showcases some of the most breathtaking landscapes that can be explored by yacht. Each island in the archipelago offers something unique and acts as an unforgettable backdrop to any luxury yacht charter.

The Society Islands are an archipelago located in the south pacific ocean, part of French Polynesia. These stunning islands offer unreal beauty that is best explored by yacht. As you embark on your Society Islands yacht charter, you will arrive on the beautiful island of Tahiti, the largest in the Windward group of French Polynesia. The island is divided into two parts. The northwestern part is Tahiti Nui, and its southeastern counterpart is Tahiti Iti.  As you get ready aboard your yacht to explore the island, you may be interested in diving around the Fakarava Atoll lagoon. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a diver’s heaven with plenty of colorful fish and fascinating marine life like clownfish, sea turtles and dolphins. Tahiti’s coral reefs are some of the best in the world, with shallow areas for snorkelers and deeper spots for scuba divers. The black sand beach of Taharuu showcases a stark contrast of bright-blue waters and deep black sand, as well as strong waves making it an ideal beach for beginner surfers. For a more traditional slice of paradise, head to Plage Vaiva for crisp white sand and azure waters.

As you cruise to Rangiroa, keep an eye out for humpback whales that visit Tahiti July-October. Rangiroa, the largest of the atolls, is home to impressive dive spots with a great likelihood of seeing the ‘big fish’ (dolphins, hammerhead sharks, manta rays, etc.) Should you wish to stay dry and unwind on land, the pink sand beaches welcome you to soak up the sun in pure bliss, and the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa welcomes you to enjoy an afternoon of luxury.

The impressive and well-known volcanic island of Bora Bora will have you in awe. The island’s landscape is that of a dream dominated by the magnificent Mount Otemanu and surrounded by crystal-clear waters. The calm waters welcome all types of water sports, which is perfect for utilizing your charter yacht’s full suite of exciting toys. Spend a night in the Four Seasons resort in an overwater bungalow where the sea is just steps from your doorstep. Explore Bora Bora via the sky and sea: take a helicopter tour of the mountains or dive into colorful coral landscapes alongside graceful manta rays, fascinating fish species and even sharks.

Your charter yacht will take you to the second largest of the Society Islands, Raiatea, which means ‘faraway heaven.’ The mountainous terrain is filled with lush greenery, which hosts the Tiare Apetahi flowers, a rare flora that will not grow anywhere else. Keep sailing and stop in Taha’a, The Vanilla Island, where you can visit the plantations where over 70% of Tahiti’s vanilla bean is grown.

Encompassed of beautiful scenery, a laid-back atmosphere and profound culture, the island of Huahine-Iti offers a secluded pocket of peace for you to explore while on a luxury yacht charter. You can explore the quaint villages, enjoy games on the beach and indulge in the ultra-fresh produce that grows here. A Society Islands yacht charter is the epitome of breathtaking beauty, the perfect backdrop for making unforgettable memories.

Location Highlights

  • Dive in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fakarava Atoll lagoon
  • Keep an eye out of humpback whales that grace Tahiti from July-October
  • Enjoy a relaxing spa day at the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa on Rangiroa
  • Expereince the bungalows of Bora Bora at the Four Seasons resort
  • Take a tour of The Vanilla Island, Taha'a
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