Society Islands



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    Our landfall in the Society Islands was Papeete on IsleTahiti (#1).  It was then a daysail over to Isle Moorea (#2) where we spent time in the two bays on the northern coast -- Cooks Bay and Opunohu Bay.  We then did an overnight sail to Isle Huahine (#3), entering at Passe Avapehi and continuing inside the reef along the western coasts of Huahine Nui and Huahine Iti as far as we could, anchoring just before the sand bar at the southern tip of the island.  Our next stop was Isle Raiatea (#4) and Isle Tahaa (#5) which lie within the same coral reef.  Entrance into the reef was made at Passe Teavapiti on the northeast side of Raiatea.  The deep and navigable water between the reef and the islands made it possible to cruise around the entire island of Tahaa and about two-thirds of the way around Raiatea.  Another day sail brought us to the final stop, Isle Bora Bora (#6).  Entrance into the lagoon is made via the only pass, Passe Teavanui, on the western side of the island. 



Here is a satellite view of Tahiti Iti and Tahiti Nui.  We entered the reef at Papeete on the northern coast.






                 Cooks Bay and Opunohu Bay (northern coast) are clearly visible on this satellite view of the island of Moorea.







    The island of Huahine -- entrance through the reef on the western side of the island.  We made our way inside the reef towards the southern tip anchoring in the turquoise waters.






    You can clearly see the reef that surrounds both the islands of Tahaa and Raiatea.  Entrance to the reef was on the northeast side of Raiatea.






   Our last stop in the Society Islands was the beautiful Bora Bora.   The pass on the western side of the island is the only entrance.






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