3 March 2020 – 27 March 2020
This is the classic trade wind, 3000nm downwind Pacific Ocean leg. The passage should take around 18 days and during that time you will settle into the different pace and routine of life at sea.
After weeks of seeing endless horizon, our first sighting of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas will no doubt be similar to how Paul Gauguin saw it when he first arrived in the Marquesas in 1891 – a dramatic mix of lush jungle, sea-battered coastal cliffs and towering volcanic peaks.
It is as if time has stood still in these Pacific Islands – ‘a paradise where one can indulge your senses in the exotic surroundings to reveal the islands as a carefree and tropical Garden of Eden, untainted by civilisation.
You will have time to explore the natural wonders or relax and rejuvenate after our ocean passage, both in Hiva Oa and finally in Nuku Hiva, where this leg of the journey ends.