Dare to dream of an escape to paradise.. The polynesian archipelago is the perfect setting. Bora Bora, Tahiti, Moorea, the Marquesas are part of one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Make the most of the chance to dive in one of the richest aquatic regions, in heart of the Pacific Ocean. The many atolls and uninhabited islands as well as incredible fauna and flora offer a truly unique experience, beyond imagination!
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The best season to navigate in French Polynesia begins in the month of March until October. The wind blows at 15-25 knots. The hurricane season lasts from November to february, therefore, it is not recommended to rent a yacht in Polynesia at that time. It is preferable to take yacht rental in Polynesia for one or two days of navigation, always ensuring you consult the weather bulletins daily.
One of the notable dangers to navigate in Polynesia is the sea "potatoes". These "potatoes" are clusters of coral dating back to the surface of the water and which may cause damage on the hull, the rudders and the pins of boats rental. It is important to use the mapping provided by the renters of local boats but also to navigate the day with the sun zenith to distinguish clearly the different seabeds.
The predominant boat rental in Polynesia and Tahiti is of course the catamaran rental with or without skipper. Indeed, a catamaran which enjoys drawing water more slowly, it may be transferring between the "potatoes" and allow boaters to take advantage of a dip in the irresistible turquoise sea.
The Polynesian archipelago offers two main areas of departure for a cruise. Raiatea and the Islands under the wind and Tahiti. It is advisable for families to start a cruise from Raiatea in order to discover the island of Tahaa without getting out of large lagoon. For those experienced sailors, it is possible to reach the island of Bora Bora and of Huahine. In departing from Tahiti, the islands of Moorea may be discovered by the recreational boaters.
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