PHOTOS: Dardanella/37 South Yacht Charter
It has been a challenging year, to say the least, leading many to seek safe escapes with family. Superyacht charters continue to be attractive ways to do so. You can find physical and mental solace by booking and designing a well-being charter aboard Dardanella in Tahiti, Moorea, and more.
While some international borders remain closed to Americans, French Polynesia is open, without quarantine. (Check Tahiti Tourisme’s COVID-19 travel-information page for regularly updated information.) The 121-foot (37-meter) Dardanella is cruising the region’s waters through November, and her crew is intimately familiar with them. In fact, in 2017 they spent a full year navigating among the islands. As a result, they’ve found the best dive sites, fantastic snorkeling spots, and friendly islanders happy to share their culture.
Furthermore, the eight-person crew includes a professional masseuse, who additionally is a yoga, Pilates, and overall wellness instructor. This is what makes it easy to design a well-being charter aboard Dardanella. So, for example, you can start each morning with a yoga session on deck. Or, create a program together combining yoga and massage. Yet another option is to fully focus on wellbeing, weaving workshops and other aspects into the entire itinerary. Regardless of your experience or capability, the instructor adapts everything accordingly. Plus, the chef can ensure you have detox juices and teas as well as metabolism-oriented meals.
The rest of the crew, meanwhile, adapts your itinerary according to what you most want to do. For instance, snorkelers will love Moorea, where stingrays (above) glide inside a reef and may even let you touch their backs. The same reef, just off its pass entrance, attracts reef sharks and turtles, which divers will thrill to see.
Essentially all of the islands of French Polynesia put snorkeling, diving, swimming, and more waterborne activities at your fingertips. On land, you can go pearl shopping, and even try some of the local cuisine. A well-being charter aboard Dardanella can define and redefine “wellbeing” as you see fit.
Dardanella’s weekly charter rate starts at $100,000 through her central agent, 37 South Yacht Charter.
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