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Status Report: Captain Joe Brandt’s Sunsail 444 catamaran and Captain Don Durant’s Sunsail 444 cat are now sold out. If there is demand for additional professionally skippered yachts with space booked on a per stateroom basis, we have captains and yachts available. We just need to know what you want. The pricing will be either higher or lower, as there are no more 444 cats available.

Exact airfare pricing isn’t available as of this writing, but is approximately $2,400 per person from SFO, including the inter-island hop from Tahiti to Raiatea. Keep in mind, this is for a 12 day charter in PARADISE and you don’t have to sweat the details. Both Captains hold USCG 100 Ton licenses and have cruised these waters before and both skippered catamarans in Belize on our last flotilla.

If you’re Bareboat certified or above and want to put your own crew together and join the flotilla, give Judy a call in Sausalito – 415-332-8001. She can provide you with quotes for the the various yachts available in Tahiti. For example, a Sunsail 44i (Jeanneau built 4 stateroom, 2 head, monohull) starts at just over $10,000 for the 12 day flotilla. That’s about the same as the price of one waterfront hotel room and the boat sleeps 8, so with the cost shared, it’s wayyyyyyy less money!

A couple of more points about this flotilla charter:
1. Payment schedule goes like this: 25% due at booking, 25% due 1/1/15, and the balance due 5/1/15.
2. If you want to join the flotilla, you MUST book through Club Nautique. Simply put, it takes a lot of effort and staff time to put these flotillas together and since we don’t add on a fee for this, we rely on the booking commission to recover these expenses. If you’re a repeat customer of the charter company and entitled to a discount, we can generally get that for you even when you book through us.

By the way, we’ve scheduled this trip to allow sufficient sailing time to cover all four of the major islands in the cruising area, celebrate both Independence Day and Bastille Day, and allow for side trips to other islands while burning only 10 vacation days for up to a 17 day trip.

Call Judy today for more information and to book: 415-332-8001

Article posted in , , by Dwight Durant

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