In July 2016 we will set of on our most exciting adventure so far. This leg will take us all the way from Tahiti to the Salomon Islands and we will visit places such as Bora Bora, Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and New Zealand
It will be an intense trip with a lot of sailing but also with many stops in crazy interesting countries. Unique cultures, active volcano’s, whales, sharks, dolphins, jungles and uncountable sandy beaches on remote islands will be on the menu!
We will cover a lot of miles (probably over 4500 miles) but the legs are not as long as for example an Atlantic crossing or our first leg in the Pacific Ocean. Our longest leg will only be around 1200 miles.
You don’t need to be a sailor to be apart of this adventure. A good attitude and huge amount of social skills will take you all the way! When we reach our final destination in the Salomon Islands you will have what it takes to cross any ocean on your own!
Our travel plan is not yet very detailed but we do know to what countries we are going to visit. We have learned that it is for the best that we do the detailed planning together on-board the boat during the trip. We listen to our crew and we will do our best to please everyone on-board!
Duration of the trip:
Because we will visit so many cool places during this trip and we all want to spend some quality time at the different destinations, this trip will be rather slow and take a while. It´s hard to predict how long a trip like this will take but a guess would be around 5 months! We are fully aware of that this might be way to long for most people- both cause of the cost but also cause of the duration of the trip!
This is why we will split this trip in two parts. You can off course chose to travel with us all the way to our final destination!
|Part 1: 12 weeks, 2450 nm
|| Part 2: 8 weeks, 1700 nm
We have chosen not to put any fixed dates on our destinations. Because we have not been there our self, it would almost be stupid of us to decide in forehand how long we are going to stay in different places. We think it is better that we decide this when we are on site and have a feeling about the place, as long as we keep our final deadline!!
What type of crew are we looking for?
We are looking for persons that understand that a trip like this will demand a lot of everyone’s social skills. You must be able to define the difference between a full-on adventure and an average charter-trip. On a trip like this we are most likely going to have at least a couple of obstacles on the way and everyone needs to be able to keep smiling even if we have problems onboard! Mamas-boys and drama-queens should not apply for this trip!
How many people will be on the boat?
We have not yet decided if we will go with full boat or not but we can maximum have 6 “guest-crew-members” on-board the boat.
The boat offers three available double rooms (except our own). If you are single and traveling alone you might have to share room with another crew member.
We do have both dive equipment and compressor on-board and we will have the opportunity to explore these places both above and under the water. We also have a dive-master on-board so even if you are not a licensed diver you will have the opportunity to try out scuba diving!
How much does it cost?
The cost for this adventure will be 500 euro/week.
What’s included in the price?
- All food and water on-board the boat is included
- Diesel is included
- Marina fees is included, anchoring fees
- All costs concerning the actual boat such as spear parts, maintenance etc.
What is NOT included in the price!
- Check in fees (We will split the cost between the crew) (in some places we might have to pay “marine park fees”, special anchoring fees etc.)
- Visa fees
- Food not on the boat (restaurants)
- Special personal treats such as candy, sweets, power bars etc
- Diving , we will ask you for 20 euro per dive
Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested to join us!
Here follows a rough travel plan:
Part 1 of the trip: Tahiti to Fiji
French Polynesia: July 2016 – 170 nm
On our way out from French Polynesia we will take our time and do a couple of stops before we clear out and leave French Polynesia for good! We have been in this area for a while and we have an idea of where to go:
- Bora Bora
We will wait for the optimum wind in Bora Bora that will take us to the Cook Islands! We hope we will spend not more than 7 days in French Polynesia
Cook Islands: 700 nm
Once we arrive to Cook Islands we will do our paperwork’s in the first port of call. After that we are free to explore the place.
Niue: 400 nm
On our way towards Samoa we will do a couple of days stop here in this very small country.. It will be a nice feeling to rest our sea-legs a bit before we continue our journey north-east towards Samoa!
Samoa: 340 nm
This place has a lot to offer us; whales, turtles, blue lagoons, jungles and big waterfalls. We will probably cruise around this area for at least 2 weeks before we set of for our next destination
Tonga: 440 nm
We have read that this small kingdom is a truly authentic Polynesian experience. I have no idea if this is true but we will find out during our stay in the area. The island is suppose to offer everything from perfect beaches, rainforest, underwater caves and even humpback whales- sounds good to us!!
Fiji: 400 nm
Here in Fiji we will take our time and cruise around the Islands. A guess is that we will spend more time in the water than on land! This is where the trip ends for crew that is only sailing the first part of this long adventure
Part 2 of the trip, Fiji to New Zealand
New crew arrives and old crew leaves the boat! Here we will stop for a period of 3 whole weeks before we set of on the second part of our big adventure. We will do our best to find the best places Fiji has to offer, I am pretty sure we will have a lot of great experiences together. We will do the Fiji route planning in detail together when you guys are on the boat.
New Zealand: 1200 nm
This will be a proper ocean sail and we will have a lot of miles to cover before we reach our first destination; Whangarei on the north east side of New Zealand’s northern island. This is were we will meet the authorities and do our check-in. We do have a dog on.board the boat so it will probably take us a bit longer than normal (a day or two)- just keep smiling!
After we we have all our documents in order we will cruise south along the eastern part of the island. Bay of Plenty and Bay of Islands has a lot of beauty to offer both on sea and on land.
When your time on-board the Bay dreamer comes to its end we will find a suitable place for you guys to say farewell to us and our boat!