10 Best Yacht Charters In French Polynesia - Updated 2023

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French Polynesia encompasses more than 2,000 kilometers (1,242.7 miles) of the South Pacific Ocean, and it consists of 121 remote islands and atolls, all of which are equally stunning and enchanting. Considering the wealth of natural resources in the region, it is often labeled as one of nature’s greatest miracles. Besides pristine views of the islands, French Polynesia also offers history, culture, and a multitude of entertaining activities for travelers. Locals are very welcoming and enthusiastic about educating guests on everything they need to know about the islands and their people. There are also luxurious and private entertainment options in French Polynesia, which is home to the top beach resorts, restaurants, and yacht charters in the South Pacific. Scroll down to find the best yacht charters in French Polynesia that will provide a truly unforgettable experience.

1. Large catamaran with queen-size bed (from USD 1040)

Relax in paradise on this 40-foot (12.2-m) catamaran with a wide foredeck perfect for sunbathing. Apart from its cozy and comfortable bedrooms and patio, it also offers an out of this world cinema experience since the catamaran has a huge screen and an overhead projector. Therefore, keep in mind to bring a copy of your favorite movies to enjoy with your family and friends as you explore the most beautiful islands of French Polynesia.

Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
41 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

2. Majestic catamaran with experienced crew (from USD 766)

Enjoy the captivating scenery of Bora-Bora on this 40-foot (12.2-m) catamaran. Bora Bora is one of the most famous islands in the Islands of Tahiti and attracts international travelers. The location alone will definitely offer you an unforgettable sailing trip, but booking catamaran accommodations will make your adventure ten times more memorable. This catamaran features a very simple interior that will remind you of how to live a humble yet satisfying life while being surrounded by nature. You can also do other activities, such as stingray watching and paddle boarding.

Bora Bora, Leeward Islands, French Polynesia
46 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in boat 4 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

3. Comfortable catamaran equipped with overhead projector (from USD 1040)

Want to travel but cannot get away from work? It is time to try out this incredible yacht accommodation with a workspace designed for travelers who cannot leave due to work commitments. It is available for rent in Bora-Bora where you can find some of the clearest waters in the world.Guests don’t need to worry about connectivity since the common area is equipped with WiFi, allowing you to contact anyone across the globe.

The yacht also offers a kitchen and a barbecue station where you can prepare fresh seafood and other delightful meals for your family or friends.

Uturoa, French Polynesia
11 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

4. Polynesian catamaran with spacious deck

Sail like a real captain in the most amazing corners of the lagoon in Bora Bora with the Catamaran Polynesian. Due to its enormous mainsail and jib that can withstand strong winds, you can take this catamaran anywhere without worrying too much. It also features wooden interiors and a spacious deck which will make you feel at home. It is ideal for a family vacation or a get-together of friends with your closest friends since it provides a very intimate space. 

Vaitāpē, French Polynesia
120 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in boat 3 Beds 2 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
jeanmarc made us an awesome breakfast and dinner which just added to the already amazing experience
the kitchen needs a deep clean - and cloth and sponges needs to be changed for hygienic reasons
host was so nice to us
jeanmarc is a great host
he was a great host responsive friendly and laid-back
a very friendly host with a nice sailboat who tries to make your stay a wonderful experience
jeanmarc was a a gracious host and we learned so much about bora and polynesia
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5. Moana Faaora (from USD 200)

Explore the islands of Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, or Bora-Bora on this catamaran, which is one of the most affordable options for your sailing experience. Its aesthetically pleasing interiors have a wooden finish and offer a warm and inviting ambiance. Given the limited space, it provides a very private setting in which you and your special someone can spend a meaningful time together. You can also bring your family as it can accommodate a maximum of 6 people.

Puna'auia, Windward Islands, French Polynesia
3 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

6. The Wanderlust - Escapade insolite à Moorea

Moorea’s volcanic mountains and sandy beaches will certainly raise the bar for your sailing adventure. This yacht is one of the best accommodation in the vicinity that can take you to every corner of Moorea. It is perfect for families or small groups of friends looking for a peaceful and quiet escapade. You can get a good bang for your buck here with its simple and comfortable interior that is sure to be a delight. It features a main deck where guests may stay and admire Moorea’s beautiful mountains and waters. It also has a solar panel so you don’t have to worry about running out of power in the middle of the sea.

Moorea, French Polynesia
41 reviews
Private room in boat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
the boat was very clean and relaxing
the catamaran is amazing as is the host
felicien is a nice host and the location of his boat is breathtaking
felician and simon are the kindest people ever and made our stay in moorea the best
he and his roommate are super friendly and they gave us great tips to explore the island
unique one of a kind stay
félicien's catamaran is a great place to stay somewhere unique while visiting moorea
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7. Bienvenue à bord

This yacht is available in Rotoava, Tuamotu, and the Gambier Islands, where you can discover one of the world’s biggest atolls. It is also a great diving site, so bring your diving and snorkeling equipment. You may also buy black pearls and local wine, both of which the locals are quite proud of.

The yacht features an interesting design inspired by the iconic white and blue buildings of Mykonos and Santorini, Greece. It also has a wood finish, which elevates the overall ambiance of the yacht.

Rotoava, The Tuamotu and Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
3 reviews
Boat 1 Bed 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

8. Modern catamaran at Taina Tahiti marina

Discover the lovely waters at Taina Tahiti marina in this catamaran with a rustic wooden interior design. It definitely provides a friendly and welcoming environment for families who want to take a long trip to the islands of Tahiti. It is compact but has enough to give you decent and comfortable sailing. It offers two bedrooms and a bathroom, as well as a kitchen with utensils and cleaning materials.

You can also dine on the main deck, which offers a spectacular view of the island.

Tahiti, French Polynesia
9 reviews
Boat 0 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved it only complaint was no wifi as promised
didier was the perfect host
there are two nice restaurant right in the marina and the bus is right across the street
there is also a large walmart-style grocery store an easy 5 min walk from the marina
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9. Luxurious catamaran with well-equipped kitchen

Fall in love with French Polynesia on this catamaran, which provides the most luxurious, exquisite, and sophisticated lodging in the region. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms that are exceptionally spacious and well insulated. It features a stylish, comfortable, and large patio with sofas and tables where guests can relax and unwind. The living room boasts a small workplace and a well-equipped kitchen. 

The whole interior of the catamaran has well-designed windows that let in an abundance of light while also offering a magnificent view of the island.

Pape'ete, Windward Islands, French Polynesia
Boat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

10. Spacious catamaran run by professionals

This catamaran is operated by a pair of professionals in Polynesian cruises and allows you to explore the thrill of sailing amidst the stunning islands. You can explore the unique sub-aquatic environment, complete with corals, tropical fish, sharks, turtles, and manta rays. You can also try other activities such as trekking.

This catamaran features a practical, simple, and comfortable layout. It also offers an inflatable small boat with a motor that you can use to locate the finest diving and snorkeling spots.

Îles Sous-le-Vent, French Polynesia
Boat 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Navigate the waters in French Polynesia

The South Pacific Ocean is a natural treasure, which is why a trip to this region is worth the long flights. However, if you have the opportunity to sail in the wonderful waters of French Polynesia, you can definitely make your stay more rewarding. So, find the time and energy to look into the best yacht charters in French Polynesia.

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