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Less than one hour from Tahiti, lies the beautiful atoll of Rangiroa, which means "Immense Sky".

Nestled in the Tuamotu Archipelago, this chain of emerald islets, secluded pink and white sand beaches and turquoise lagoon is the base to the "Haumana" catamaran.

In this pristine environment, Haumana Cruises offers a unique style of cruising, off-the-beaten paths, in a true and authentic Polynesian atmosphere, the comfort and intimacy of a 12-cabin catamaran.

With Haumana Cruises, enjoy life at your own pace, leave away the hustle and bustle of your daily life and dive into a world of peace and tranquility, surrounded by the paradise colours of Rangiroa, simply the "Polynesian art de vivre".

Blue Laggon 3 nights Rangiroa Wednesday to Saturday
Pink Sand 4 nights Rangiroa Saturday to Wednesday
Rainbow 7 nights Rangiroa Wednesday to Wednesday or Saturday to Saturday

BLUE LAGOON CRUISE - 3 NIGHTS

Departure: Every Wednesday - Check-in anytime from 1.30 pm

Return: Every Saturday - Check-out anytime until 9.30 am

Day 1 - Wednesday / Tiputa

Check-in from 1.30 pm. The Haumana team will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your awaiting floating home. After check-in, you shall enjoy a snorkeling tour in Rangiroa's natural aquarium, where myriads of tropical fish will dance around you in a colorful ballet.

Pre dinner cocktail hour will be the occasion to meet the Haumana team as they introduce themselves and welcome you with beautiful Polynesian melodies. Presentation of the next day's program and dinner will follow. The Haumana will depart during the night.

Day 2 - Thursday / Blue Lagoon & Faama

In the morning, enjoy a tour to the Blue Lagoon, a very popular location in Rangiroa, also nicknamed "Mini Rangiroa". Indeed, this amazing chain of islets surrounding a stunning turquoise lagoon resembles a miniature version of the Rangiroa atoll. Swimming, sunbathing and an exciting shark feeding experience will be on this morning's program. Lunch will be served onboard as the Haumana sails towards Faama, or the "Reef Island". In Faama, explore the lunar landscape of Rangiroa as you walk through amazing fossilized coral formations, making an impassable barrier between the calm lagoon and the ocean. Take a dip in these pure waters refreshed directly by the ocean's waves, discover the local net fishing technique, and get a taste of "pahua", considered the local oyster. Before dinner, learn all the secrets of pareo tying, these islands traditional wear.

Day 3 - Friday / Motu Ai Ai

This morning, explore beautiful and wild Motu Ai Ai. Follow your crew to the reef, take a refreshing dip in one of the natural pools sculpted by time and discover the several uses of the coconut. Lunch will be served on the beach and you will get the chance to try some typical Polynesian delicacies. Afternoon will be at leisure in this little Robinson Crusoe paradise. Kayaks will be available as well as fishing equipment and of course the floating bar for a nice cocktail. Or you shall simply enjoy a "siesta" in the shade of palms. At the end of the day, the Haumana will head back towards the Avatoru base, to the sounds of ukuleles.

Day 4 - Avatoru / Farewell

Today, it will be time to say farewell to the magic of Rangiroa and end your "paumotu" dream

PINK SAND CRUISE - 4 NIGHTS

Departure: Every Saturday - Check-in from 1.30 pm

Return: Every Wednesday - Check-out until 9.30 am

Day 1 - Saturday / Tiputa

Check-in from 1.30 pm. The Haumana team will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your awaiting floating home. After check-in, you shall enjoy a snorkeling tour in Rangiroa's natural aquarium, where myriads of tropical fish will dance around you in a colorful ballet. At the end of the day, stroll along Tiputa village's main road and discover the way of life of the locals, the "paumotu", and the true flavor of this remote atoll where time seems to have stop. Your guide will point out the varieties of flowers and trees growing beautifully in private gardens. As you get to the far end of the village, you may try to spot the dolphins playing in the pass, in the magical light of sunset.

Pre dinner cocktail hour will be the occasion to meet the Haumana team as they introduce themselves and welcome you with beautiful Polynesian melodies. Presentation of the next day's program and dinner will follow. The Haumana will depart during the night.

Day 2 - Sunday / Shells Islet, Pink Sand Islet and Birds' Islet

Visit a local family on their private "motu", the Shells Islet, and discover their way of life, away from civilization. This family is one of the only ones still digging Rangiroa's hostile grounds to find those very precious orange shells used in the islands to make the beautiful shells necklaces. Snorkel in this pristine lagoon before returning to the yacht for lunch.

In the afternoon, head towards the Pink Sand Islet, a long strip of pink sand floating above a crystal-clear lagoon. Participate in a shark feeding adventure or relax on the beach. Enjoy the luxury of a floating bar, surrounded by this paradise scenery. On the way back to the yacht, stop by the Birds' Islet, a natural bird sanctuary nestled in Rangiroa's vast lagoon.

Dinner will be served under the stars on Motu Hauone, to the sounds of ukuleles.

Day 3 - Monday / Motu Teu & Surroundings

Start the day beautifully snorkeling at Motu Teu. Lunch will be served on the beach, facing the magical hues of blues of the atoll. Enjoy some succulent lagoon fish cooked on a BBQ, in the lagoon, right before your eyes. In the afternoon, kayak, fish, snorkel, take a romantic walk around the islet or just relax on the beach.

Before dinner, the Haumana crew will teach you how to tie the pareo, a colorful wrap-around typical from the Polynesian islands.

Day 4 - Tuesday / Otepipi & Mauahatea

Step back in time as you visit the ancient village of Otepipi, which once was one of the main villages in Rangiroa. A beautiful church remains and is still in use nowadays for pilgrimages. Cross the islet through a Polynesian jungle to reach an immaculate white sand beach and an infinite reef.

For those in search of little souvenirs to bring back, you will find wonderful treasures brought to the shores by the ocean's waves. Shells, sea urchin picks, corals

After lunch, spend the afternoon at leisure on Motu Mauahatea. Kayak, fish and walk along a gorgeous white sand beach. Discover Rangiroa's interesting landscape of "feo", volcanic formations scuplted by time. From the virgin beaches to this forest of rocks, enter Rangiroa's lunar landscape and take a refreshing dip in one of the natural spa pools.

At the end of the day, the Haumana will head back towards the Avatoru base, to the sounds of ukuleles.

RAINBOW CRUISE - 7 NIGHTS

Departure: Every Wednesday or Saturday - Check-in from 1.30 pm

Return: Wednesday or Saturday - Check-out until 9.30 am

The 7-night itinerary is a combination of the Blue Lagoon Cruise and the Pink Sand Cruise, for a unique voyage of discovery and adventure to the land of virgin beaches and wild islets.

For guests on the Rainbow cruise from Wednesday to Wednesday, the day in transit at the base on Saturday will give them the opportunity to wander around the Ohotu Pier area in the morning, kayak from the Haumana, or jet ski (extra cost). Please note that the Pearl Farm is closed on weekends.

For guests on the Rainbow cruise from Saturday to Saturday, the day in transit at the base on Wednesday will be the occasion to visit a pearl farm in the morning and discover the magical world of this Polynesian gem. If you wish to bring back one of these fabulous jewels home, you will have the opportunity to browse through thousand of luminous pearls.

The Haumana welcomes a maximum of 24 guests in 12 cabins, offering the intimacy & hospitality of a small ship unit.

Yacht's Specificities

  • Built in Australia
  • Length : 36 meters or 110 feet
  • Beam : 13.8 meters or 45 feet
  • Draft : 1.8 meter or 6 feet
  • Cruising speed : 10 to 12 knots
  • Engine : Diesel powered
  • Stabilizers
  • 3 tender boats for tours and transfers
  • French flag, registered in Mata Utu, Wallis & Futuna

The Haumana features

  • 12 guests cabins
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 outdoor lounge bar
  • 1 main lounge with panoramic views
  • 1 jacuzzi and sun deck
  • 1 marina platform with kayaks and 2 waverunners

With 12 cabins only, the Haumana offers comfort and intimacy in an authentic Polynesian atmosphere. Each cabin (160 sp.ft) opens onto Rangiroa's idyllic landscapes through panoramic windows and is equipped with :

  • Queen-size double bed
  • Individual air-conditioned
  • Private bathroom with hot water, hair dryer and toiletries
  • Television with DVD/VHS/CD player
  • Safe deposit box
  • Mini bar
  • Twice daily housekeeping
  • 2 cabins are equipped with an extra sofa bed that can accomodate a child under 12 years old

The restaurant is located on the main deck and features the exquisite blend of French and Polynesian cuisine. Rangiroa being a vast natural aquarium, you will get to enjoy some delicious fresh fish from the island, and why not your catch of the day prepared by the Haumana Chef ?

Breakfast will be served buffet style, and a continental breakfast will also be available on the upper deck for early risers. Meals are served in the restaurant but may also be taken outside on deck, weather permitting.

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