At this stage I do not have any Tahiti charters planned. However drop me an email if you could be interested in September.
Tahiti is still the place for me to Charter. I have cruised these islands several times and love them, the swimming and snorkeling and sailing is great. The islands are just wonderful to cruise around and enjoy, relax, and take in the beauty. Its alway hot and we get a variety of south pacific weather.
The big Cat yacht is very well appointed, comfortable, each hull has its own bathroom facilities, with shower and toilet. However the most popular shower is on the stern of the boat after a swim or just a cool off.
The Catamarans of course can take a lot of people, however I prefer to have 2 or 3 couples and 1 single, plus me as the Captain, food provider and chef. 6 or 8 people aboard is perfect, and not crowded.
Its great to have a flexible cruise that enables us to enjoy a different anchorage for lunch and then on to another spot for dinner. We usually eat aboard, and often go ashore for drinks and then back to the boat for dinner. There are good restaurants on all the islands and I sort of plan a couple of nights ashore for dinner or lunch.
Guests are welcome to go ashore any time they choose with the other guests aboard, or by them selves.
You do not have to be a sailor to enjoy a boating holiday in Tahiti with me, I love you to help me with the yacht should you choose and its great to get an understanding of life aboard, cruising in my paradise. Tahiti is my choice of the pacific.
The clothes you need is several bits of swimming attire, 2 or 3 cotton wraps, cool cotton cover alls, that you can get from the market in Papeete, or Raiatea. Doing Laundry is not really possible, as things do not dry in the salty conditions.
Enough underwear for the cruise and cotton tops and shorts are the order of the day. Personal toiletries and medication, shampoo and salt water shampoo is real handy, with a wash of with fresh water, it works a real treat. Sheets and towels are provided.
You get yourself to Raiatea by midday for the start of the cruise, we have a free day room at the local hotel if we have lunch there, before flying back to Papeete after the cruise..
I take the meat and some groceries from NZ and do the rest of the shopping in Raiatea, as it is expensive in the supermarket. There are places we can get fresh French bread sticks on the way, and top up of fruit. You should do your own drinks to consume on board. Duty free is a good idea or wine from the supermarket in Raiatea. Wine can be quite expensive.
The costing for the Yacht Penny as the Captain and Chef, the insurance and the end clean of the yacht, the fuel and the food for all meals aboard is included $3400.00 USA $ or NZ $4300.00 per person. ( Share a twin or double cabin) The Only Extras are if we want to hire kayaks, . You need to pay for your own airfare to Tahiti and out to the island of Raiatea. You can stay at local Hotel before or after the cruise if you wish. The provisions are all included in this charter. Bring or buy your own wine or spirits.
Should you want to book a cabin and pay a deposit of $500 you can do this on my web site.www.pennywhiting.com Go to Book Now and No 4 allows you to pay with secure card.
Do not hesitate to send me any other questions. 0274 810498 or drop me a email.
(These prices are based on November 2015 rates and are subject to a little change with dollar movements.)