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20231 2020 2021 2022

BERTH AVAILABILITY
Updated Jan 17, 2019

2020
Leg 1: FILLED, 0 wait list
Leg 2: 3 berths available
Leg 3: 2 berths available
Leg 4: 4 berths available
Leg 5: 4 berths available
Leg 6: 1 berth available
Leg 7: 4 berths available
Leg 8: FILLED, 0 wait list

2021
Leg 1: 5 berths available
Leg 2: 6 berths available
Leg 3: 6 berths available
Leg 4: 6 berths available
Leg 5: 6 berths available
Leg 6: 6 berths available
Leg 7: 6 berths available
Leg 8: 6 berths available

2022
Leg 1: 6 berths available
Leg 2: 6 berths available
Leg 3: 6 berths available
Leg 4: 6 berths available
Leg 5: 6 berths available
Leg 6: 6 berths available
Leg 7: 6 berths available
Leg 8: 6 berths available

2023
Leg 1: 6 berths available
Leg 2: 6 berths available
Leg 3: 6 berths available
Leg 4: 6 berths available
Leg 5: 6 berths available
Leg 6: 6 berths available
Leg 7: 6 berths available
Leg 8: 6 berths available

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For details and images of similar legs we sailed in 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018 & 2019 visit mahina.com/expeditionupdates.html.

1

Auckland, N.Z.; Rurutu, Papeete, Tahiti


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Valuable storm sailing and weather plotting is guaranteed on the edge of the Roaring Forties in an area of fast-moving fronts before blast reaching up to Rurutu. This leg has proven as challenging as our 1996 Cape Horn-Antarctica expeditions, often providing winds up to 65 knots on the 14 times we’ve previously sailed it. Rarely visited and exotic Rurutu in the Austral Islands provides a delightful introduction to tropical cruising.

Total distance: 2,700 miles.

Similar legs: 2019, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 1999, 1998

May 14-June 03, 2020
3 weeks
$8,000
FILLED, 0 wait list

 

2

Papeete, Tahiti; Rarotonga, Cook Islands


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Leg 2 offers a comprehensive overview of tropical passage making starting with an afternoon sail to Moorea, an overnighter to Huahine, then day sails to Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora and Maupiti. Once we reach tiny Mopelia, you’ll be well prepared for the 550-mile passage across the South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ) to Rarotonga, Mahina Tiare’s homeport.

Total distance: 900 miles.

Similar legs:2019, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998

June 16-July 7, 2020
3 weeks
$7,000
3 berths available

 

3

Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Apia, Samoa


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Following a fast 260-mile broad reach from Rarotonga we’ll visit tiny Palmerston Atoll, the smallest inhabited island in the Pacific, before blasting off on a fast 300-mile reach to uninhabited and awash Beveridge Reef. An overnight sail brings us to Niue and after enjoying a couple days of training plus cycling, snorkeling and exploring, we sail 360 miles to Apia. Leg 4 provides valuable coral piloting and anchoring plus heavy weather experience in reinforced trades often reaching 35-45 knots.

Total distance 1,150 miles.

Similar legs: 2019, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998

July 16-29, 2020
12 days
$4,000
2 berths available

 

4

Apia, Samoa; Wallis; Savusavu, Lautoka, Fiji


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Exhilarating sailing, gorgeous tropical islands and four distinctly different cultures make this expedition an excellent overview of South Pacific cruising. Poorly charted waters, strong currents, numerous reefs and occasionally strong, squally weather in the SPCZ provide maximum learning potential. Total distance:

Total distance: 1,100 miles.

Similar legs: 2019, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998, 1997

Aug 7-20, 2020
13 days
$5,000
4 berths available

 

5

Lautoka, Fiji; Tanna, Port Vila, Vanuatu


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Fast downwind sailing, navigational and coral piloting challenges plus isolated islands with very unusual cultures make this expedition exceptional. After clearing into Vanuatu at Tanna, we look forward to visiting the very active Mt. Yasur volcano and other isolated islands.

Total distance: 650 miles

Similar legs:2013, 2012, 2011,

Aug 31-Sept 12, 2020
12 days
$4,500
4 berths available

 

5

Port Vila, Vanuatu; Noumea, New Caledonia


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If you're looking for demanding navigation, both upwind and downwind passages and unusual islands, this is it! We'll sail south through Vanuatu, a culturally diverse island group before tackling the difficult Havannah Pass entrance to Noumea.

Total distance: 550 miles

Similar legs: 2013, 2012, 2011,

Sep 22-30, 2020
8 days
$3,500
1 berth available

 

5

Noumea, New Caledonia; Chesterfield; Bundaberg, Australia


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Our first 450-mile passage is to the uninhabited Fairway and Chesterfield Reefs where we'll enjoy a day of snorkeling and exploring before setting sail across the Coral Sea. Heavy weather sailing in fast-moving weather systems plus a challenging entrance provides a wide range of learning experiences.

Total distance: 1,100 miles

Similar legs: 2012, 2011, 2019

Oct 12-22,
2020
10 days
$4,500
4 berths available

 

5

Bundaberg, Australia; Opua, Auckland, New Zealand


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During our 2010 & 2011 passages we learned this Tasman Sea crossing frequently provides very dynamic and difficult weather patterns resulting in valuable heavy weather experience. After rounding New Zealand's Cape Reinga and clearing customs in Opua, we'll enjoy day sails south to Auckland with brisk westerly winds, anchoring in a different cove each afternoon providing time for practicing skills, hiking and swimming.

Total distance: 1,500 miles

Similar legs: 2012, 2011, 2019

Nov 02-20,
2020
18 days
$6,000
FILLED, 0 wait list


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For details and images of similar legs we sailed in 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2019, 2020 visit mahina.com/expeditionupdates.html.

1

Auckland, N.Z.; Tubuai, Papeete, Tahiti


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Valuable storm sailing and weather plotting is guaranteed on the edge of the Roaring Forties in an area of fast-moving fronts before blast reaching up to Rurutu. This leg has proven as challenging as our 1996 Cape Horn-Antarctica expeditions, often providing winds up to 65 knots on the 15 times we've previously sailed it. Rarely visited and exotic Rurutu in the Austral Islands provides a delightful introduction to tropical cruising.

Total distance: 2,700 miles.

Similar legs: 2019, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 1999, 1998

May 13-June 02, 2021
3 weeks
$8000
6 berths avail

 

2

Papeete, Tahiti; Rarotonga, Cook Islands


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Following a fast 260-mile broad reach from Rarotonga we'll visit tiny Palmerston Atoll, the smallest inhabited island in the Pacific, before blasting off on a fast 300-mile reach to uninhabited and awash Beveridge Reef. An overnight sail brings us to Niue and after enjoying a couple days of training plus cycling, snorkeling and exploring, we sail 360 miles to Apia. Leg 4 provides valuable coral piloting and anchoring plus heavy weather experience in reinforced trades often reaching 35-45 knots.

Total distance 1,150 miles.

Similar legs: 2019, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998

June 14-July 5, 2021
3 weeks
$7000
6 berths avail

 

3

Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Apia, Samoa


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Following a fast 260-mile broad reach from Rarotonga we'll visit tiny Palmerston Atoll, the smallest inhabited island in the Pacific, before blasting off on a fast 300-mile reach to uninhabited and awash Beveridge Reef. An overnight sail brings us to Niue and after enjoying a couple days of training plus cycling, snorkeling and exploring, we sail 360 miles to Apia. Leg 4 provides valuable coral piloting and anchoring plus heavy weather experience in reinforced trades often reaching 35-45 knots.

Total distance 1,150 miles.

Similar legs: 2019, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998

July 14-27, 2021
12 Days $4000
6 berths avail

 

4

Apia, Samoa; Wallis; Savusavu, Lautoka, Fij


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Exhilarating sailing, gorgeous tropical islands and four distinctly different cultures make this expedition an excellent overview of South Pacific cruising. Poorly charted waters, strong currents, numerous reefs and occasionally strong, squally weather in the SPCZ provide maximum learning potential.

Total distance: 1,100 miles.

Similar legs: 2019, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998, 1997

Aug 4-17, 2021
13 days
$5000
6 berths available

 

5

Lautoka, Fiji; Tikopia, Luganville, Vanuatu


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Several stunning and remote landfalls with very different cultures, beautiful anchorages, fast downwind sailing plus navigational and piloting challenges make this leg the highlight of the year for us.

Total distance: 1,100 miles.

Similar legs: 2018

Aug 31-Sept 14
2 weeks
$5000
6 berths avail

 

5

Luganville, Vanuatu; Noumea, New Caledonia


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If you're looking for demanding navigation, both upwind and downwind passages and unusual islands, this is it! We'll sail south through Vanuatu, a culturally diverse island group and before tackling the difficult Havannah Pass entrance to Noumea.

Total distance: 550 miles

Similar legs: 2019

Sept. 23-Oct 1, 2021
8 days
$3500
6 berths available

 

5

Noumea, New Caledonia; Chesterfield, Bundaberg, Australia

Our first 450-mile passage is to the uninhabited Chesterfield Reef where we'll enjoy a couple days exploring before setting sail across the Coral Sea. Heavy weather sailing in fast-moving weather systems plus a challenging river-bar entrances provides a wide range of experiences.

Total distance: 1000 miles

Similar legs: 2019, 2012, 2011

Oct.11-21,
2021
10 days
$4500
6 berths available

 

5

Bundaberg, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand

During our 2010 & 2011 passages we learned this Tasman Sea crossing frequently provides very dynamic and difficult weather patterns resulting in valuable heavy weather experience. After rounding New Zealand's Cape Reinga and clearing customs in Opua, we'll enjoy day sails south to Auckland with brisk westerly winds, anchoring in a different cove each afternoon providing time for practicing skills, hiking and swimming.

Total distance: 1500 miles

Similar legs:  2019, 2012, 2011

 

Nov. 1-19, 2021
18 days
$6000
6 berths avail

 

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For details and images of similar legs we sailed in 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2019, 2020 visit mahina.com/expeditionupdates.html.

1

Auckland, N.Z.; Tubuai, Papeete, Tahiti


Click here for large map

Valuable storm sailing and weather plotting is guaranteed on the edge of the Roaring Forties in an area of fast-moving fronts before blast reaching up to Rurutu. This leg has proven as challenging as our 1996 Cape Horn-Antarctica expeditions, often providing
winds up to 65 knots on the 16 times we've previously sailed it. Rarely visited and exotic Rurutu in the Austral Islands provides a delightful introduction to tropical cruising.

Total distance: 2700 miles.

Similar legs: 2020, 2019, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 1999, 1998

May 12 to
June 1, 2022
3 Weeks $8,000
6 berths avail

 

2

Papeete, Tahiti; Rarotonga, Cook Islands


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Leg 2 showcases the best sailing and most beautiful islands in the world. It offers a comprehensive overview of tropical passage making starting with an afternoon sail to Moorea, an overnighter to Huahine, then day sails to Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora and Maupiti. Once we reach tiny Mopelia, you’ll be well prepared for the 550-mile passage across the South Pacific Convergence Zone (SPCZ) to Rarotonga, Mahina Tiare’s homeport.

Total distance 900 miles.

Similar legs: 2020, 2019, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998

June 14 to
July 5, 2022
3 weeks
$7000
6 berths avail

 

3

Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Apia, Samoa


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Following a fast 260-mile broad reach from Rarotonga we’ll visit tiny Palmerston Atoll, the smallest inhabited island in the Pacific, before blasting off on a fast 300-mile reach to uninhabited and awash Beveridge Reef. An overnight sail brings us to Niue and after enjoying a couple days of training plus cycling, snorkeling and exploring, we sail 360 miles to Apia. Leg 4 provides valuable coral piloting and anchoring plus heavy weather experience in reinforced trades often reaching 35-45 knots.

Total distance 1,150 miles.

Similar legs: 2019, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998

July 13-26, 2022
12 Days $5000
6 berths avail

 

4

Apia, Samoa; Wallis; Rotuma, Lautoka, Fiji


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Exhilarating sailing, gorgeous tropical islands and four distinctly different cultures make this expedition an excellent overview of South Pacific cruising. Poorly charted waters, strong currents, numerous reefs and occasionally strong, squally weather in the SPCZ provide maximum learning potential.

Total distance: 1100 miles.

Similar legs: 2019, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998, 1997

Aug 3-16, 2022
13 days
$5000
6 berths available

 

5

Lautoka, Fiji; Sola, Luganville, Vanuatu


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Fast downwind sailing, navigational and piloting challenges plus several first-time landfalls with very unusual cultures make this leg the highlight of the year for us. After clearing into Vanuatu, we look forward to exploring the remote Banks Islands.

Total distance: 1,100 miles.

Similar legs: 2018,

Aug 31-Sept 14, 2022
2 weeks
$5000
6 berths avail

 

5

Luganville, Vanuatu; Noumea, New Caledonia


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If you’re looking for demanding navigation, both upwind and downwind passages and unusual islands, this is it! We’ll sail south through Vanuatu, a culturally diverse island group before tackling the difficult Havannah Pass entrance to Noumea.

Total distance: 550 miles

Similar legs: 2018

Sept. 22-30, 2022
8 days
$3500
6 berths available

 

5

Noumea, New Caledonia; Norfolk Is.; Auckland, NZ


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Heavy weather sailing in fast-moving weather systems plus challenging mid-ocean anchorage provide a wide range of experiences. After rounding New Zealand’s Cape Reinga and clearing customs in Opua, we’ll enjoy day sails south to Auckland with brisk westerly winds, anchoring in a different cove each afternoon providing time for practicing skills, hiking and swimming.

Total distance: 1200.

Similar legs: 2017, 2012, 2011

Oct.10-26,
2022
16 days
$7000
6 berths available

 


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For details and images of similar legs we sailed in 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2019, 2020 visit mahina.com/expeditionupdates.html.

1

Auckland, N.Z.; Rurutu, Papeete, Tahiti


Click here for large map

Valuable storm sailing and weather plotting is guaranteed on the edge of the Roaring Forties in an area of fast-moving fronts before blast-reaching up to Rurutu. This leg has proven as challenging as our Cape Horn-Antarctica 1996 expedition, providing winds to at least 65 knots on most of the 17 times we’ve completed it. Rarely-visited and exotic Rurutu in the Austral Islands provides an introduction to tropical cruising.

Total distance: 2,700 miles

Similar legs: 2020, 2019, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 1999, 1998

May 11 to 31, 2023
3 Weeks
$8,000
6 berths avail

 

2

Papeete, Tahiti; Rarotonga, Cook Islands


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Leg 2 showcases the best sailing and most beautiful tropical islands in the world. It offers a comprehensive overview of tropical passage making starting with an afternoon sail to Moorea, an overnight passage to Huahine, day sails to Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora and Maupiti. When we reach Mopelia, 150 miles west of Bora Bora, you’ll be well prepared for the 550 mile passage across the South Pacific Convergence Zone to Rarotonga. Total distance: 900 miles

Total distance 900 miles.

Similar legs: 2020, 2019, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998

June 10 to 30, 2023
3 weeks
$7000
6 berths avail

 

3

Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Honolulu, Hawaii


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From Raro, one of our all-time favorite islands and Mahina Tiare’s homeport, we’ll strive to gain easting before crossing the ITCZ and entering the NE trades, possibly stopping briefly at Bora Bora en route. Our dramatic landfall will be off Diamond Head Crater.

Total distance: 2,700 miles

Similar legs: 2014, 2005

July 7-28, 2022
3 weeks
$7000
6 berths avail

 

4

Honolulu, Hawaii; Prince Rupert, Canada

Serious navigation and heavy weather experience is guaranteed on this North Pacific leg. We look forward to landfall and sailing through the magnificent Queen Charlotte Islands before clearing into Canada at Prince Rupert.

Total distance: 2,700 miles

Similar legs: 2014, 2013, 1999

Aug 6-27, 2023
3 weeks
$7000
6 berths available

 

5

Prince Rupert, Canada; Ketchikan, Alaska

Great sailing conditions are featured as we leave our favorite frontier town for some remote Alaskan anchorages and villages. With Alaska’s huge tides challenging navigation is ensured which also makes our anchorages interesting. Highlights of leg 5 include sighting whales and wolves and a visit to the spectacular Anan Creek Bear & Wildlife Observatory.

Total distance: 200 miles

Similar legs: 2014, 1999

Sept 14-8, 2023
7 days
$2000
6 berths avail

 

5

Ketchikan, Alaska; Victoria, B.C.

This expedition provides exhilarating heavy weather sailing plus spectacular scenery and wildlife as we cross Dixon Entrance sailing to Prince Rupert. Demanding navigation, anchoring and sail handling experience is also guaranteed as we weave our way south to Vancouver Island’s northern tip. Our favorite beaches on Leg 6 are wild, windswept places with great hiking and numerous native village sites. We are looking forward to abundant seafood and scurrying around exploring fun ports like Port Hardy and Nanaimo.

Total distance: 650 miles.

Similar legs: 2014, 1999

Sept. 13-29, 2023
16 days
$4500
6 berths available

 


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