A charter sail through the Society Islands of Bora Bora and Tahiti casts a magic spell
French Polynesia was heaven on Earth, with its warm crystal-clear waters, sheltered anchorages, turquoise, reef-protected lagoons, palm-fringed beaches with cloud-tufted mountain vistas, reliable tradewind breeze. Even the names of the islands were magical—Tahiti, Ra’iatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora. Every sailor dreams of sailing in the South Pacific, but in reality, very few of us will ever have the opportunity to sail our own boats there. Add to that our desire to put a cruising catamaran to the test and the idea for a spectacular vacation was born.