Takaroa to Ahe via Manihi

Trip Days Ports of Call Dates
133 10 Takaroa and Ahe Jun 24 - Jul 4, 2014
For once in this part of the world, where we've spent a great deal of time in the last fifteen years, I'm a little short of words. These three atolls are new to me. We passed them up in 2001 on our first trip across, again in 2008 as Apataki and Rangiroa held our attention and again in 2013 on the first year of the Quest as the itinerary left no time to head off into these spots. Well not this year. We're going to curtail the Australs in order to spend a bit more time in the Tuamotus and I've heard rumors of some pretty awesome waves in one of these spots that needs to be investigated. So here we go.

To read the log from this area 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) on Air Tahiti Nui, then domestic on Air Tahiti to Takaroa, and return from Ahe. Please note, dates for this trip will likely have to move a day or two to suit flight schedules.


  • Pelagic Fishing
  • Rumours of pretty epic waves...
  • Seriously rad lagoon kiting
  • Short sailing distances
  • Underwater wonders
  • Way cool lagoon passes


  • Razor sharp coral
  • We have never been there before?


Air25C / 78F
Water26C / 79F
Mean Avg Wind17

Cabin 1 - Sarah Disston - Guests: Yianni Papadopoulos
Cabin 3 - Claire Morton - Guests: Guest
Cabin 4 - Bowen Dwelle - Guests: Guest