Aqua Tiki II was launched in 2011, it's a 18 meters long and 8.5 meters wide Eleuthera-type catamaran. The propulsion is ensured by 140 m2 of sail and by 2 motors of 38 HP, with more than 500 liters of tank of gas-oil. There is a powerful generator and inverter ensure the electrical production of the edge, delivering 220V outlets continuously.
Of course, for maximum safety, this ship is equipped with the most complete modern navigation equipment and the latest technical evolutions: autopilot, GPS, BLU, VHF, computer navigation center, radar, standard C weather, beacon Of distress Sarsat.
The comfort on board is worthy of a hotel : Spacious saloon with dining area can accommodate nine guests, reading lounge near the bar where cocktails are served each evening. An outdoors cockpit, sheltered from the sun by a large awning, provides a table that can sit 9 guests, where all meals are served.
Aqua Tiki II provides meals consist mainly of fresh fishes and rice. In fact, the bunkering in the Tuamotu is very limited, especially with regard to fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables. Table water and lemonade will be served throughout the day, the boat is also equipped with a plancha flat-top grill for evening barbecues.
There are modern conveniences such as: Hi-Fi system with independent sound system, HD TV with Blue Ray DVD player in the main quarter, and a small library with books, CDs, DVDs and Games. Also a telephone and a fax by satellite make it possible to stay contactable in all circumstances and even on the other side of the world!
Onboard is strictly non smoking, as the on-board storage of fuel, gas and oxygen prohibits it. Smokers will be able to smoke during land-based trips, but they must pick up their cigarette butts (our cruises take place inside the Fakarava Biosphere Reserve).
Aqua Tiki II has 4 homy guest cabins, it can accommodate up to 8 guests only :
All cabins have ensuite bathroom, 220V European outlets, hi-fi system with independent sound system.
1 VIP Cabin :
Air-conditioned (3 hours/day), with a double bed, TV Hifi DVD.
2 Standard Double Cabins :
Air-conditioned (3 hours/day), with one double bed.
1 Standard Twin Cabin :
Air-conditioned (3 hours/day), with two single beds side by side.
Usually up to 2 dives a day can be offered
No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.
For regular trip divers need to be AOW with 50 dives min.
Tanks with bi-standard valves (DIN/Yoke)
All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.
- Nitrox：Available with additional cost
- 15L Tanks：Limited available, free of charge
- REBREATHER Dive：Not available at the moment
- Dive Equipment Rental：Available, free of charge
- Dive insurance：Divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
- Water Sports Equipment：Kayaks, Snorkel gear
- Wi-Fi Internet ：Not available at the moment
- Laundry Service：Not available at the moment
- Massage Service：Not available at the moment
- Payment on board：By cash (Euro)
- Crew Number：3, include 1 dive guide
FAKARAVA 11D/10N OF DREAM AT TUAMOTU
Route : Fakarava – Tetamanu – Kauehi – Toau – Fakarava
This itinerary offers challenging dives that will satisfy the most adventurous divers. Diving in the passes is extraordinary, which is why we require a certain level of scuba-diving certification. Look out for: sharks, mantas, dolphins, tunas, jacks, barracudas...
The minimum water temperature varies between 25°C (77°F) in winter (September) and 29°C (84°F) in summer (march), with no thermocline and an outstanding visibility year-round.
1st day : Arrival at the airport of Fakarava, welcome by the crew of the AQUA TIKI, then transfer onto the boat. Settling into your private cabin, tour of the village, water sports, swimming. Sunset with a cocktail, presentation of the trip, welcome party.
2nd day : Early-morning departure for Fakarava’s southern end, smooth sail through the lagoon, troll fishing. Anchorage off the Tetamanu village. Water sports or scuba-dive. Lunch. Land excursion, shell collecting, tour of the ancient village of Tetamanu and its church, scuba-dive or water sport of your choice, kayak. Option of a Polynesian party on land.
3rd day : Morning rise in Fakarava’s stunning lagoon, scuba-dive or water sports, then excursion to the untamed beauty of the “pink sand motu”, beach, swim. Lunch, scuba-dive or water sport of your choice. Sunset on the lagoon. Evening departure towards Tahanea.
4th day : Early anchorage off of a stunning, wild motu in Tahanea, scuba-dive or water sports, kayak, land excursion on a beautiful, deserted beach… Swims, shell collecting, lunch. Tour of the island in the RIB, scuba-dive, then trip back to the boat for a BBQ evening.
5th day : Morning rise in Tahanea’s heavenly lagoon, early-morning scuba-dive looking for manta rays, water sport of your choice. Lunch, swim in crystal clear waters, scuba-dive, then departure for Kauehi, big-game fishing, sunset at sea.
6th day : Anchorage on the coral reef, scuba-dive or water sports. Lunch. Scuba-dive or water sports, kayak, troll fishing in the Kauehi pass, with the sun setting down. BBQ evening.
7th day : Water sports of your choice, swim, scuba-dive. Lunch, option of a land excursion, exploration of the reef to look for shells, water sport or scuba-dive, dinner.
8th day : Early morning departure for Toau, sunrise at sea, smooth sailing helped by the trade winds, breakfast, big-game fishing. Anchorage off of a stunning coral sand beach, water sports or scuba-dive. Lunch, option to visit a pearl farm, water sports or scuba-dive. Sunset on the lagoon, BBQ evening.
9th day : Sunrise on the spectacular Toau lagoon, water sports, scuba-dive. Land excursion to look for shells, swim, coconut tasting (you will learn how to extract the coconut milk that is so prevalent in Polynesian cooking). Lunch. Water sports of your choice or scuba-dive. Sunset on the lagoon, dinner.
10th day : Early morning departure for the northern end of Fakarava. Short sail and anchorage off the coral reef. Snorkeling or scuba-dive in the famous Garuae pass (over half a mile wide!). Lunch, scuba-dive, then a smooth sail to the village of Rotoava. Last sunset with a cocktail, farewell party.
11th day : Village tour, water sports and last swims, then back to shore and transfer to the airport.
|Facilities||Water Toys, Fishing gear|
|Languages spoken||English, French, Italian|
Schedules & routes
|Date||Duration||Destination||Departure - Arrival||Price|
|09/08/2019 to 17/08/2019||8 nights||French Polynesia||Fakarawa - Fakarawa||From $4,015.80||Detail|
|17/08/2019 to 26/08/2019||9 nights||French Polynesia||Fakarawa - Fakarawa||From $3,513.83||Detail|
|28/08/2019 to 06/09/2019||9 nights||French Polynesia||Fakarawa - Fakarawa||From $3,513.83||Detail|
|05/09/2019 to 12/09/2019||7 nights||French Polynesia||Fakarawa - Fakarawa||From $4,517.78||Detail|
|02/10/2019 to 10/10/2019||8 nights||French Polynesia||Fakarawa - Fakarawa||From $3,569.60||Detail|
|03/11/2019 to 13/11/2019||10 nights||French Polynesia||Fakarawa - Fakarawa||From $4,015.80||Detail|
|15/11/2019 to 24/11/2019||9 nights||French Polynesia||Fakarawa - Fakarawa||From $3,569.60||Detail|
|18/12/2019 to 01/01/2020||14 nights||French Polynesia||Fakarawa - Fakarawa||From $6,525.68||Detail|
Prices & conditions
|French Polynesia||7 nights||Double||From $4,517.78|
|French Polynesia||7 nights||Twin||From $4,517.78|
|French Polynesia||7 nights||Double Vip||From $5,019.75|
|French Polynesia||8 nights||Twin||From $3,569.60|
|French Polynesia||8 nights||Double||From $3,569.60|
|French Polynesia||8 nights||Double Vip||From $4,015.80|
|French Polynesia||9 nights||Double||From $3,513.83|
|French Polynesia||9 nights||Twin||From $3,513.83|
|French Polynesia||9 nights||Double Vip||From $3,904.25|
|French Polynesia||10 nights||Twin||From $4,015.80|
|French Polynesia||10 nights||Double||From $4,015.80|
|French Polynesia||10 nights||Double Vip||From $4,517.78|
|French Polynesia||14 nights||Double||From $6,525.68|
|French Polynesia||14 nights||Twin||From $6,525.68|
|French Polynesia||14 nights||Double Vip||From $7,250.75|
- Air tanks & weights & weight belts
- Daily housekeeping service
- Land transfer on arrival/depature date
- All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
- Dive equipment rentals
- Dive guide service
- Larger tank (15 L)
- Dinner on final evening
- Land tour & Island visit
- Boat accident insurance
- Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
- Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
- Crew gratuity
- Dive insurance
- Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
- Nitrox fills
- Marine park fees/Port fees
Period : Liveaboards run trips year round, with the high season being during the local summer from November to March.
Visa's : Nationals of the European Union only need a valid passport for entry. Some nationals of other countries will receive a 90 day visa upon arrival. Other nationals will need apply a visa from the French consulate. Please contact the French embassy or consulate nearest you for more information.
Climat : The climate in French Polynesia is tropical and humid, rain is common all year round, but more frequent from January to March. There is very little deviation of temperatures throughout the year, and weather patterns are quite stable.
Water : Water temps vary little throughout the year, and stay very warm from 26°C to 29°C, with nearly unlimited visibility.
Clothing : Dress for warm humid weather during the entire year. Sun is profuse with sporadic and short lived rain showers through the day.
Plugs : Type A, B, and E electrical plugs (mostly US standard) with 220V @ 60Hz
Flights : International flights arrive daily and directly to Faa'a International Airport in Tahiti. There are many domestic flights from here throughout the country to the outlying islands on their national carrier, Air Tahiti.
Currency : Local currency is the Comptoirs Franrais du Pacifique (CFP franc). It is advised to bring cash with you and exchange at one of the national banks, otherwise international credit cards and traveller's check are accepted as payment almost everywhere.