What to See and Do in Tahiti and the Society Islands by Yacht

Secluded, tropical and lush, the idyllic island paradise of Tahiti awaits to greet you with it’s mythical presence for your luxury yachting destination.  Whether this is your first or 50th visit to French Polynesia, your charter with All Yachts Worldwide will be the experience of a lifetime. 

The Society Islands, with their lush green mountain peaks and exquisite pink and white sand beaches beckon with the promise of adventure and exploration. Visitors will certainly experience the same emotion that moved Captain Cook in 1768 when he first came upon the island now known as Tahiti and the peaceful lagoons and natural, coral fringed passes that surround her.

Don’t let the tranquil landscapes and enticing underwater worlds fool you, however, as the Society Islands are pulsating with a culture that colorful and vibrant, beautifully juxtaposed between traditional customs and the occasional glimpse at high end luxury lifestyle.

With an average year round temperature of 27°C (80°F), the Society Islands offer myriad outdoor activities that can be enjoyed anytime—from horseback riding to inner island safari, golf and countless on- and under-the-water activities. With a beauty that is enticing, a charm and energy that is inspiring; the Society Islands are your own piece of paradise, waiting to be explored.

We’ve outlined some fabulous things to do, and experience in the South Pacific featuring French Polynesia / Society Islands / Tahiti below. When you’re ready to book your luxury charter yacht, we will customize your experience with all of your wishes!


Upon arriving at the Faa’a International Airport, be welcomed with a refreshing cocktail and begin your adventure by 4WQD safari adventure in the mountains and around pineapple groves! Enjoy a Polynesian show on board where dancers and musicians will arrive on outrigger canoes. The rhythms of the ukelele and toere drums and graceful dancers depicting their stories through movement, song and costume set the tone for a week of exciting cultural discovery and exploration.


Get up close and personal with black tip sharks, grey sharks, jackfish, eels and myriad undersea life in the waters surrounding Opunohu Bay. Visitors during the months between July and November might be treated to a glimpse of—or even the chance to snorkel with—magnificent humpback whales who travel 6,000 kilometers from the Antarctic to breach, swim and sing in these waters. 


Lush green tropical foliage gives this Society island the nickname, “The Garden Island,” but with its tranquil azure bays and white sand beaches presided over by steep mountains, Huahine is one of the most picturesque islands in all of French Polynesia. Explore the interior by horseback, walk the bridge connecting the two islands that comprise Huahine, or spend the day snorkeling the surrounding coral reef. It is also here, on Huahine, that you can visit one of the more authentic pearl farms and see how this beautiful gem is cultured in the warm lagoons. Worn by Polynesians as a symbol of their attachment to the ocean, the delicate pearl comes in various shapes and colors. Each pearl is unique—as unique as the families and generations who have been farming them for decades. 


Ra’iatea the second largest island in French Polynesia and it also hosts the largest ancient ceremonial sacred sites of the Polynesian triangle where Polynesians from Tahiti, Hawaii and New Zealand used to gather. Disembark for a day on the water, utilizing some of your yacht’s many water toys or testing your skill in a traditional outrigger canoe race. Later, enjoy a shiatsu, Swedish, deep tissue or reflexology massage on the sun deck or curl up in the main salon with a good book from the yacht’s literary collection. The day ends with a gourmet meal enjoyed al fresco on the upper deck.


Taha’a, the “Vanilla Island” is a quick tender ride from Ra’iatea and well worth the visit, if only to experience the fragrant orchids and Tahitian vanilla. Those looking to be pampered will delight at the amazing Relais & Chateaux Taha’a Island Resort & Spa. While away the afternoon around the yacht’s spa pool on the sun deck. 


World-famous for its iconic volcanic views, turquoise lagoon, and pristine white sandy beaches, this island is paradise for many who love the water. Some may even consider it the “most beautiful island in the world”, so be ready to take some photos while you’re here! Swim with manta rays, dive, snorkel and simply spend the day enjoying the waters and beaches of this beautiful island. Back aboard, the tune of Bali H’ai is ever more inspiring as you enjoy the movie “South Pacific” under the stars from the outdoor theater on the sun deck. 

Plan your Tahitian travels aboard Masteka 2, she makes the perfect yacht for an exciting and exotic charter with an extensive range of water toys including underwater scooters, a jet-ski, a diving hookah and a sub-wing! She is equipped with elegant and classic interior design and includes a full beach barbecue set-up including a gazebo to host a beach party or relaxing shaded retreat.