Island cruising

Don’t wait for your retirement.

Cruise the islands on your own boat.  Enjoy the unspoiled atolls of French Polynesia when you want, on your own boat, without the hassle of doing all the maintenance and preparation yourself.

With direct flights from Seattle, San Francisco or Los Angeles Tahiti and its islands have never been so close. So why should you wait?

Sail Tahiti are Beneteau Group Dealer for French Polynesia with some of the best boats for island cruising

Power enthusiasts can choose from the Swift Trawler and Grand Trawler ranges both excellent for long-distance exploration, or the Antares range for smaller cruises.

If you prefer to cuise the islands while sailing we have the Oceanis  and Oceanis Yacht ranges as well as the Excess catamarans, Privilege Catamarans, Seawind Catamarans,  Neel Trimarans and Rapido Multihulls

Start your adventure in Europe with a factory delivery or right here in French Polynesia.

You can get your boat directly in the islands or sail her accross from the Beneteau, or Privilege factories in France for the adventure of a lifetime. We will coach you and ensure your safety along the way.

We take care of all the maintenance while you’re at home so that your boat is always ready for your island cruise.

Whether you come for the whale season, for a scuba diving trip in the most remote atolls or a kitesurfing adventures with your friends and family not only will your boat be in perfect condition but she’ll be ready to leave the dock as soon as you arrive: our services include provisioning, conciergerie, itinerary planning.

What’s more with our dedicated charter and charter management team your boat pays for itself when you’re not island cruising.

We are experts in blue water cruising and liveaboard, with thousands of sea miles under our belts.  Buying with us means you’ll get expert help on every aspect of your project

In addition to your boat choice, we’ll help you with:

  • Best equipment for ocean and island cruising
  • Routes and the best times of year get the most of the Pacific
  • Weather routing
  • Our contacts in the islands! – From restaurants to trekking guides and scuba instructors or kitesurfing coaches

We’ll make it that easy.

Meet us in person!

La Grande Motte International Multihull Boatshow: 3 to 7 April 2024

Cannes Yachting Festival: 10 to 15 September 2024

Grand Pavois La Rochelle: 1 to 6 Octobre 2024

Swift Trawler in French Polynesia

Island cruising on a NEEL 47

NEEL trimarans are the obvious choice for Pacific cruising: More livable than most cruising catamarans, they also offer greater safety, better sea passages, easier maneuverability and greater speed.  Read our full article here >>

Rainbow over Excess 11 catamaran Moorea

Weather and anchorages in French Polynesia

How safe is the weather in French Polynesia? What are the typical weather patterns and seasons and what does it mean for your cruising plans? Many sailors stay year long in the South Pacific : with the right strategy it’s relatively easy to enjoy your cruise without having to worry about cyclones. With 118 islands and atolls French Polynesia offers plenty of beautiful and well protected anchorages but of course there are a few things to be careful about. Back a few years ago we published a detailed analysis. You can read it here >> 

Sail Tahiti Team

The Sail Tahiti Team

Sail Tahiti is a team of boat and adventure sports enthusiasts who put their skills at the service of your project: technical, navigation, financing… Let’s get to know each other!