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dhop 02-13-2012 07:14 PM

Chartering in Tahiti-
 
I'm researching a sailing charter to Tahiti next year for 8 people. I've been to both Moorings and Sunsail sites looking at boats and costs. I have a request out to Tahiti Yacht Charters for a quote as well. Has anyone dealt with Dream Yacht Charters? Their prices seem too good to be true, and after a 'deal' charter in Greece a couple of years ago I'm a bit leery of Charter Companies outside of mainstream without input or recommendations from other sailors.

The Sunsail 434 cat seems to fit the bill, but I wonder about the two single bow cabins? Would an adult fit in this space or would it be like sleeping in a MRI tube!

Any input appreciated.

cherev 11-25-2012 09:31 PM

Re: Chartering in Tahiti-
 
Sunsail was OK in Tonga. Good service, no surprises.

Does vacation insurance exist?

VagabondSailer 01-31-2013 01:17 PM

Re: Chartering in Tahiti-
 
Does anyone have any ballpark estimates on provisioning costs for a crew of 8?

killarney_sailor 01-31-2013 06:03 PM

Can't give you specific dollar amounts, but we found the hypermarche in Tahiti, near the marina, to be very expensive, say 150 - 200% of North American. On the flip side, it was the most incredible supermarket I have ever seen. Take an immense French supermarket and drop it in the middle of a tropical ocean and you get the idea. The market in downtown Papeete was also very good. Baguettes are cheap though.

VagabondSailer 01-31-2013 06:15 PM

Re: Chartering in Tahiti-
 
Most appreciated!


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