Ahe Atoll to Rangiroa

Trip Days Ports of Call Dates
134 10 Ahe and Rangiroa Jul 8 - Jul 18, 2014
Rangiroa is really the only island in the Tuamotus that gets any real tourists, being the second largest circular reef in the world- there's plenty of reason for this. But what very few tourists are there you won't even notice from the decks of Discovery- they are all tucked away in their luxury bungalows on the one thin strip of land that actually rises a few feet above sea level. Two of the most famous diving passes are within minutes of the airport, where very special encounters with Pacific Manta Rays (the BIG ones!) and hammerhead sharks are common. It was here in 2008 that we were on our way to another distant atoll that we came across one of the best finds of the expedition. Sorry, can't mention it here- if you want to find out, better sign on to the trip! Oh, and we've heard some pretty cool things about Ahe as well...

To read the log from this trip back in 2008: Waves, Wind, and Pros. And an article for your viewing pleasure: Pleasure and a Little Pain.

Getting there: International flight to Papeete, Tahiti (PPT), then domestic on Air Tahiti Nui to Ahe, and return from Rangiroa. We suggest a few days at the recently built Ninamu Motu Resort at the end of your trip if the surf is pumping (very very nice) if you want to make a jump over to Tikehau!

THIS TRIP IS OPEN NOW TO NON-MEMBERS! Make us a reasonable offer and it's yours! To give you an idea, price for one cabin (two person occupancy) is $8400 USD + 500 euros per person for provisioning. So...start there and let us know!

This trip is now available to non-members of the Cabrinha Quest! Discovery can be booked per cabin for $8400 USD, all inclusive. All cabins are double occupancy. To book, please contact us via email .


  • 5 star luxury accomodation to wind down/up
  • Great pelagic fishing
  • Insane pass diving
  • Mind blowing beauty
  • Seriously radical waves
  • Sharks, manta rays, wild stuff


  • Drawing a blank
  • Sharp coral


Air25C / 78F
Water26C / 79F
Mean Avg Wind17 kts

Cabin 1 - Claudia Batchelor - Guests: James Perkins
Cabin 3 - Brett Hatton - Guests: Guest
Cabin 4 - Available