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Sailing trip through the Pacific

Heading to Polynesia



Nuku Hiva



We are facing a great ocean crossing:

26 June – 26 July

1 month

Crossing the Pacific Ocean from Ecuador to French Polynesia

3,600 nautical miles

Medium difficulty

Not included

Pacific crossing towards Nuku hiva WITH SEXTANT

▪️Navigation from Salinas, we will sail with sextant to Polynesia.

▪️Oceanic navigation, collaborative in which we will participate in the strategy, navigation, guards, etc.

▪️Recommended crossing for sailors, with experience in navigation and illusion of an oceanic crossing through the Pacific.

▪️It is not necessary to know how to use the sextant, but it will be assessed if it has been used before or you are interested.

▪️ Sailing, good weather, light winds, comfortable sailing.

▪️Strategy: look for the wind.

▪️We will practice layer anchoring among others.

▪️Depending on the weather, depending on how fast we navigate we will spend between 2 or 6 days exploring Nuku Hiva Island.

➕Weather Webinar

➕Video call with the crew to learn more about the crossing, solve doubts, etc.

You will have to fly first from your home country to Papeete, where Tahiti's international airport is located (Tahiti is the largest island in French Polynesia), and from there fly to Nuku Hiva Island, (Nuku Hiva or Marchand Island is the largest of the Marquesas Islands).

1st Airport one way: Tahiti Faa'a International Airport. Paapete, Tahiti.
It usually appears in search engines such as: Faaa (PPT).

2nd Airport one way: Nuku Hiva airport, Marquesas Islands.
It usually appears in search engines such as: Nuku Hiva (NHV).

Mangareva is the main island of the Gambier archipelago, depending on the web sometimes the name of the airport appears as Mangareva and others as Totegegie.
You will have to fly first from Gambier to Papeete. Once in Papeete, which is located on the island of Tahiti (international airport), you can fly to your destination.

1st Airport return: Totegegie Airport, Gambier.
It usually appears in search engines such as: Mangareva (GMR) or Totegegie (GMR)

2nd Airport return: Tahiti Faa'a International Airport. Paapete, Tahiti.
It usually appears in search engines such as: Faaa (PPT).

  • For international flights from Europe, we advise you to look at: https://wwws.airfrance.es/ or https://pf.frenchbee.com/
    There may be multiple connecting flights in a row:
    • Madrid or Barcelona, Spain – Paris, France – Los Angeles, USA – Papeete PF
    • or Paris, France – San Francisco, USA – Papeete, PF.
  • For international flights from Latin America, we advise you to look in: https://www.latamairlines.com/ or https://www.united.com/
    There may be multiple connecting flights in a row:
    • Passing through USA from Santiago, Chile; or Mendoza, Argentina; or San José, Costa Rica; or Lima Peru. Connection: San Francisco, USA – Papeete, PF
    • Or passing through New Zealand: Auckland, New Zealand -Papeete, PF.

(Approx. short flights to Paapete are around 400€ and flying from your destination to Paapete can cost around ~3,000-5,000€ roundtrip.)

⚓ Port of Departure: Salinas, Ecuador

⚓ Arrival Anchorage: Nuku Hiva Island

Outbound flights:

The closest airport to the port is in Guayaquil, from there we can recommend a taxi driver who takes you to the sailboat (~2 hours, approx. ~70$)

✈️ Outbound airport: Guayaquil, Ecuador

🚕Taxi Guayaquil-Puerto Lucia, La Libertad

Return flights:

You will have to fly first from Nuku Hiva Island to Paapete (main airport), and from there fly to your destination.

🛫 1st Airport return: Nuku Hiva, Marquesas - Paapete

✈️ 2nd Paapete, Tahiti

Our sailboat and yours if you join this sailing trip from Ecuador to Nuku Hiva, the Copernicus Doubloon, its 68 feet and aluminum hull provide a space and comfort very different from conventional sailboats so, the Copernicus Doubloon It is very broad and has many resources.

  • Captains: Pedro Jimenez and Paula de Allende los Mares
  • This expedition is cataloged within the medium level, that means that it is suitable for almost all audiences, but it is necessary: to have good health, to have good physical condition, to have some experience in adventure trips, trekking, navigation or any activity that carries with it some capacity of resistance and willpower.
  • If you want to live a great adventure and an immersive nautical experience in which you will be part of maneuvers, decisions and guards this expedition is for you.

If you want to travel with friends, ask us about discounts for groups
(from 4 people)

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