A Once-in-a-Lifetime All-LGBT+ Luxury Polynesian Adventure!

It’s been well over a decade since any LGBT+ travel company has sailed the Hawaiian Islands as a full-ship charter. So of course VACAYA just has to go there, but we’re doing it with a MASSIVE TWIST! Not only can you experience the undeniable beauty of Hawaii, but you’ll also sail the Pacific to French Polynesia, as well! Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island are all yours, but it’s the 3 days and 2 nights we’ll spend in BORA BORA that will truly be unforgettable.

Travel experts have debated “the most beautiful place on earth” for decades, but there’s only one spot that consistently ranks at or near the top of everyone’s list… Bora Bora. Words fail to truly describe this magical mystical place. Her lagoon is a place of endless wonders – nearly colorless in places and crystal clear throughout. This underwater world will excite you in all-new ways. Hand feed black-tip reef sharks? Possible. Book an overwater bungalow to melt into the beauty? Possible. Snorkel and dive till your heart’s content? Guaranteed.

15 Luxurious Nights. 2 Extraordinary Pacific Destinations. A journey of a lifetime.


 

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If you only take ONE vacation in 2023, THIS is the one!
trip highlights

The Very Best of the Pacific Ocean

3 Hawaiian Islands:
Oahu, Kauai, The Big Island

4 French Polynesian Islands:
Bora Bora, Taha’a, Moorea, & Tahiti

15 Incredible Nights

Cherished Lifelong Memories

Day 1 | Oct 12 | Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Day 2 | Oct 13 | Hilo, Hawaii (The Big Island)
Day 3 | Oct 14 | Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
Day 4-10 | Oct 15-21 | Sailing to French Polynesia
Day 11 | Oct 22 | Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Day 12 | Oct 23 | Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Day 13 | Oct 25 | Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Day 14 | Oct 25 | Taha’a, French Polynesia
Day 15 | Oct 26 | Cook Bay, Moorea, French Polynesia
Day 16 | Oct 27 | Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

DAY 1
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2023
HONOLULU, OAHU, HAWAII 21°N 158°W
BOARDING 3PM | DEPART 6PM
HONOLULU, OAHU, HAWAII  21°N  158°W

The big, blue Pacific and stunning Koolau Mountains serve as a dramatic setting for the State of Hawaii’s largest city. Climb to the top of Diamond Head. Take a romantic sunset stroll on Waikiki Beach. Or catch a glimpse of history by visiting Pearl Harbor and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

DAY 2
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2023
HILO, HAWAII (THE BIG ISLAND)
ARRIVE 9AM | DEPART 2PM
HILO, HAWAII (THE BIG ISLAND)

The entire city of Hilo is like one giant greenhouse, with spectacular tropical flowers at every turn. Visit the town’s well-preserved historic buildings, which date back to the turn of the century and showcase Hawaii’s unique architecture. Just 30 miles away from Hilo is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to the most active volcano on Earth, Kilauea.

DAY 3
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2023
NAWILIWILI, KAUAI
ARRIVE 11AM | DEPART 6PM
NAWILIWILI, KAUAI

Named after the Wiliwili trees, which once lined its picturesque harbor, this lovely port of Kaua`i is your gateway to what many believe to be Hawaii’s most beautiful island. On “The Garden Island,” nature is truly the star, from the dramatic mountains of Kokee to the cool rainforests of Haena.

DAY 4-10
OCTOBER 15-21, 2023
SAILING TO FRENCH POLYNESIA
SAILING TO FRENCH POLYNESIA

Following in the wake of some of the world’s most famous explorers – Magellan, Cook, La Perouse, and Bougainville – we make our way from the Hawaiian Islands to French Polynesia. This journey across the Pacific will be sun-filled, tranquil, and lengthy (we’ll cover over 2,500 miles), but you’ll be rewarded beyond measure once we arrive in stunningly beautiful Bora Bora.

You’ll become one of the few travelers who’ve actually sailed across the equator – a moment that will be memorialized with a few VACAYA surprises!

DAY 11
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2023
BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
ARRIVE 8AM | OVERNIGHT
BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Nicknamed the “Jewel of the South Seas,” Bora Bora will sweep you up in its stunning landscapes that feel a world away. Discover for yourself why so many travelers call Bora Bora “the most beautiful place on Earth.” Whether paddle boarding across its translucent blue lagoon, exploring Mount Pahia on a guided tour, shopping at local boutiques or simply lounging on the warm sand, you can make this paradise your own.

DAY 12
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2023
BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
OVERNIGHT
BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

With 3 full days and 2 overnights here in Bora Bora, the big question is whether you’ll stay onboard Le Boreal each night OR experience one of the island’s famed 5-star overwater bungalows. Our favorites can be found at the Four Seasons, Le Bora Bora, and the St. Regis. If you’re looking to live out a true Polynesian fantasy, getting an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora is definitely the way to go.

DAY 13
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2023
BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
OVERNIGHT | DEPART 7PM
BORA BORA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

After 2 incredible days here in the world’s most beautiful lagoon, our final day here in Bora Bora has adventure written all over it! Is today the day you finally hand-feed the island’s friendly blacktip reef sharks (oh yeah… we mean it)? Or perhaps it’s time for you to venture over to one of the islands many private motus for a day of peace and serenity by yourself or with friends. The choice is all yours. No matter how you spend this day, just make the most of it!

DAY 14
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2023
TAHA'A, FRENCH POLYNESIA
ARRIVE 8AM | DEPART 6PM
TAHA'A, FRENCH POLYNESIA

Life slows down on Taha’a island. This charming and quiet island sweeps you deep into the typical Polynesians’ easy going life. Tiny motu with luminous white sand beaches surround the flower-shaped island with a soft mountain rising from the calm waters of the island’s lagoon.

Vanilla-scented air wafts on breezes that pour down the hillsides from the island’s many vanilla farms, and those gentle aromas ride the ocean breezes proclaiming the island’s soul long before you can see it on the horizon.

The island of Taha’a is captivating. Slanted palm trees rise above pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.

DAY 15
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2023
COOK BAY, MOOREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA
ARRIVE MOOREA 8AM | DEPART MOOREA 6:50PM
ARRIVE TAHITI 9PM | OVERNIGHT
COOK BAY, MOOREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

The island’s unique geography makes Moorea one of French Polynesia’s most breathtaking islands. Eight mountain peaks covered in lush vegetation rise from a translucent lagoon and two tranquil bays. The island is ideal for outdoor activities that are as relaxed or as thrilling as you wish. From paddle boarding and skydiving to island tours and hiking, you can view paradise from almost every angle.

DAY 16
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2023
PAPEETE, TAHITI, FRENCH POLYNESIA
PAPEETE, TAHITI, FRENCH POLYNESIA

From the island’s famed black pearls to world-class surfing and extinct volcanic mountains, discover why Tahiti has been crowned with the “Queen of the Pacific.” French Polynesia’s capital city of Papeete is a multicultural center offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere embedded into the island’s natural beauty. Search for unique crafts and goods at the Papeete Market or tour the Rober Wan Pearl Museum to learn about Tahitian black pearls. We encourage you to stay in Tahiti a couple days to explore all this magical island has to offer, but if you’re heading home today, we wish you safe travels.

While we work tirelessly to craft the perfect itinerary for each trip, it’s always subject to change based on weather, sea, and myriad other conditions.

 

GET TO KNOW LE BOREAL

Le Boreal is one of the most luxurious expedition ships on the planet – a 5-star, perfectly-appointed vessel made for kings and queens and queens. Subtly combining luxury, intimacy, and serene well-being, Le Boreal has been designed to offer her guests both moments of conviviality and spaces conducive to peaceful tranquility and a sense of escape and getting away from it all. She is exceptionally well suited for voyages across the Pacific Ocean.

Ship Highlights
Magnificent
Luxury on the
5-Star Le Boreal
Marina
(Deck 2) – The aft marina platform serves as a launch for tenders and water sports activities.
MAIN RESTAURANT
(Deck 2) Located aft, prepare to indulge in delicious cuisine with a decidedly French flair.
MAIN LOUNGE
(Deck 3) A perfect place to relax during the day and join VACAYA Piano Bar Sing-Alongs at night.
EXCURSION DESK
(Deck 3) Find information and book optional excursions and activities once onboard.
THEATER
(Deck 4) Both Ponant and VACAYA entertainers bring this beautiful venue roaring to life.
GYM
(Deck 5) The ship features a well-equipped gym with panoramic ocean views.
HAMMAM
(Deck 5) Relax those muscles with a massage or in the thermal sauna with friends.
POOL
(Deck 6) A heated swimming pool offers panoramic views and there’s plenty of comfortable seating around to watch all the antics.
GRILL RESTAURANT
(Deck 6) Enjoy breakfasts, buffet lunches, and themed dinners in a relaxed atmosphere here.
PANORAMIC LOUNGE & LIBRARY
(Deck 6) You’ll spend lots of time on the upper decks as you take in all the magnificent views that surround us. There’s also a fantastic Library here with myriad books about the region.

Don’t miss out on this voyage of a lifetime. You know what to do…

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