Auckland to Gambier Islands
This is the first of two legs on our journey from Auckland to Tahiti. Join us just for this leg or complete the full passage to Tahiti with us.
- Starting from Auckland Marina
- Finish at Gambier Islands
- Distance: 3,000 nm
- Duration: 15-20 days / 25 Mar – 16 Apr
- Price: AUD 4,900 per person or AUD 20,000 for the yacht
- Our Crew: includes three experienced ocean sailors and a cook.
- Your Crew: up to 5 people with some offshore sailing experience.
- Includes 2 days pre-start training, full passage, safety gear, food.
From the cold gale force wind of the Southern Ocean to the warm and smooth ride in the trades, you are guaranteed varied sailing conditions and some navigational challenges en route. For those seeking to gain miles and offshore experience for Yachtmaster certification this is an invaluable experience.
You can fly directly to Auckland Airport on or before the 25th of March. You will receive 2 days of training. We will aim to depart (subject to weather) NZ around the 27th of March, after clearing customs at the Marina.
For this first long ocean leg, we are asking that all crew have completed at least a 500 mile ocean passage without seasickness. We will organise 2 days of training to familiarise the crew with the yacht, safety equipment and procedures, and role on board. We also recommend you complete an Offshore Safety and Sea Survival course before you go. Please contact us for further information.
We will be 3 experienced professional sailors onboard who will gladly take your offshore sailing skills to the next level. We are here because we want to share our love of the ocean on one of the best ocean boats ever built.
We will be sailing on top of a low pressure moving East to enjoy the Westerlies pushing us toward Polynesia and stay close to the roaring forties to avoid beating against the South East trade winds. Once arrived in the Gambier islands, the passages will be much warmer and easier than the first or second passage.
Gambier Islands are located in French Polynesia. This is a place of quiet beauty, peacefulness and pride. Traditions thrive in this remote corner of the world so don’t expect 5-star hotel upon arrival, but the traditional Polynesian hospitality which has become famous amongst sailors. We will be spending a week in the Gambier Archipelago.
Are you ready for a life changing adventure?
The other two legs on the Auckland to Tahiti adventure are:
We offer a 20% discount for the 2 legs (so you’ll pay AUD 6,200 total).