“It makes a lot of sense to see Tahiti by sea – it really is a stunning way to explore the picturesque atolls and islands of the Tuamotu and Society archipelagos. There’s nothing quite as spectacular as arriving in the dazzling blue lagoons of Bora Bora or Rangiroa on a luxury yacht, and these new catamarans are the ultimate way to travel. Each one is like a presidential overwater villa that moves with you from island to island,” says Robert Thompson, Tahiti Tourisme Australia and New Zealand Director.
"Sailing was becoming an increasingly popular way to see the Islands of Tahiti because it was such an easy and affordable way to travel between the islands," he said.
And now seeing Tahiti by sea has now become even more luxurious, with charter company Dream Yacht Charter expanding its local fleet of catamarans to include three new ultra-luxurious and spacious 62ft double-deck catamarans.
The Tahiti-based charter company has announced that three Lagoon 620 vessels will sail into the fleet in 2016 joining two Eleuthera 60ft sailing catamarans in offering cabins on dedicated charters.
Francois Guais from Dream Yacht Charter said the new deluxe sailing catamarans were being introduced in response to growing demand in the luxury cabin cruise category.
“The Lagoon 620 will be the largest and most luxurious catamaran sailing the waters of Tahiti from 2016, more than doubling our cabin cruise capacity next year. This type of catamaran is a logical choice for a sophisticated destination like Tahiti, providing guests with unparalleled comfort and open spaces which offer the best way to take in the islands’ stunning natural beauty.”
Dream Yacht Charter’s five dedicated cabin cruise vessels will offer a guaranteed departure every week in 2016 on itineraries ranging from four to 11 days in the Tuamotus and Society Islands, as well as private charters in all of the French Polynesian archipelagos. Enjoy a nine-night sojourn in Tahiti including three-nights on a deluxe catamaran with full board, three nights in an overwater villa at Le Taha’a Resort with daily three-course dinner, one night at Raiatea Lodge, two nights at Le Meridien Tahiti, return economy flights with Air Tahiti Nui, and transfers including inter-island flights, priced from $5900* per person twin share.
The Lagoon 620 catamarans come with a professional crew and feature six ensuite cabins with air conditioning as well as enticing public spaces including a luxe saloon and trampoline on the bow. Dream Yacht Charter also offers a fleet of smaller catamarans which can be hired for bareboat or crewed charters in Tahiti. For more information visit www.tahitinow.com.au