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GYR- The Pearls of French Polynesia Cruise

GYR- The Pearls of French Polynesia Cruise
GYR- The Pearls of French Polynesia Cruise

accommodation, comfort and safety. This state of the art
Motorsailer has performed several Atlantic Ocean crossings,
from the Seychelles to Monte Carlo and from the Black Sea
to Tunis. The public areas include a main bar and lounge,
which was renovated in 2015 to feature wood flooring and
new furniture with soft fabrics in warm coral tones. Service
on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator
and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members.
LIFE ON BOARD
During the day life on board centers around the indoor Lounge area and the
indoor dining room, as well as the open and inviting deck areas, natural
gathering places, perfect for enjoying your meals al fresco, settling into a chair
with a good book, or gather with your fellow passengers and enjoy the views of the places you visit. The swim platform on PANORAMA II’s stern enables you to swim off the yacht when weather and anchorage conditions permit.

Itinerary

Day 1: Papeete Port

Stop At: Papeete, Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
Embark the Panorama II in Papeete Port between 2:30pm and 4:00pm. After a welcome briefing and safety
drill, we will set sail for Bora Bora. Overnight at sea.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Category B

Day 2: Bora Bora

Stop At: Mount Otemanu, French Polynesia
Early morning arrival in Bora Bora, possibly the most photographed place on earth. Our ship sails into Bora Bora
lagoon with Mount Otemanu rising proudly at the center. Over the following two days, we will have a variety of
optional activities to choose from, such as: a) A Bora Bora Cultural Tour by 4x4; b) An excursion to snorkel with
sting rays and sharks; c) An open-air Lagoon Aquarium experience; d) The Bora Bora tour by "Le Truck" and
more. Overnight at anchor.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Category B

Day 3: Bora Bora- Huahine

Pass By: Huahine, Huahine, Society Islands
Today, we continue our Bora Bora optional activities. After lunch, we cruise the Bora Bora lagoon and sail to
Huahine, arriving late in the evening. Overnight at anchor inside the lagoon

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Category B

Day 4: Huahine

Stop At: Huahine, Huahine, Society Islands
Huahine, once home to Tahitian royalty, is considered the cradle of Polynesian culture. The two islands maintain
the largest concentration of ancient marae (temples) in French Polynesia, some of which are believed to date
back to around 700 AD. Huahine is a colossal tropical jungle burgeoning with coconut plantations, vanilla orchids,
banana groves, breadfruit trees and watermelon fields. Our optional half-day tour takes us by 4x4 vehicle
around the island to visit the small villages of Fare and Maeva, an archaeological site, and a vanilla plantation.
There will also be an opportunity to see and feed the sacred blue-eyed eels of Faie Bay. An optional full-day
excursion is also available, including a land tour via 4x4 vehicle, a boat excursion to a pearl farm, and a picnic.
Overnight at anchor
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Category B

Day 5: Huahine-Taha'a

Stop At: Raiatea, Raiatea, Society Islands
We leave Huahine early this morning and sail to the island of Taha'a, which shares a magnificent lagoon with
Raiatea Island. The fertile island is covered with banana, watermelon and coconut groves. The island also acts
as a vast natural greenhouse for the treasured Tahitian vanilla orchid. Our optional half-day excursion will allow
us to explore the beautiful interior of the island by 4x4 vehicle. Taste the local fruit and admire breathtaking views
of the magnificent turquoise waters of Ha'amene Bay. This excursion also includes a visit to a pearl farm and a
traditional vanilla plantation. In the afternoon, we will have plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling from a
“motu”, or reef islet. Overnight at anchor
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Category B

Day 6: Raiatea

Stop At: Raiatea, Raiatea, Society Islands
We sail across the lagoon to reach nearby Raiatea, which translates to “faraway heaven” and “sky with soft light”.
Originally known as Havai’i, Raiatea is considered the homeland of the ancient Polynesians. Our optional
excursion will start with an exploration by kayak of the Faaroa River, French Polynesia's only navigable river,
with an expert guide leading the way through Raiatea's verdant interior. Then, we will visit the ancient marae
(temple) at Taputapuatea, a recent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, we will learn about its Polynesian origins
and historical relevance, before sitting down to a locally inspired picnic lunch. Late in the evening we sail to
Mo'orea. Overnight at sea.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Category B

Day 7: Mo'orea

Stop At: Moorea, Moorea, Society Islands
This morning, we reach Mo'orea, believed to be the inspiration for the mythical Bali Hai from James Michener's
Tales of the South Pacific. Eight gargantuan mountain peaks rise from its magnificent lagoon, creating a
distinctive silhouette visible from the western coast of Tahiti. Pick from 2 optional excursions, a snorkeling and ray
feeding tour or the 3 Coconuts Hiking tour. Tonight, we will enjoy our Farewell Dinner. Overnight at anchor.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Category B

Day 8: Papeete, Tahiti

Pass By: Papeete, Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
Early morning sailing to Tahiti. Morning arrival in Papeete. Disembarkation 9am to 10 am

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.



Duration:8 days
Commences in:Mitirapa, French Polynesia
Country:French Polynesia
City:Mitirapa

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