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2021 2019 2020

BERTH AVAILABILITY
Updated December 03, 2019

2020
Leg 1: 3 berths available
Leg 2: 3 berths available
Leg 3: 3 berths available
Leg 4: 4 berths available
Leg 5: 3 berths available
Leg 6: 4 berths available
Leg 7: 2 berths available
Leg 8: 2 berths available

2021
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

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: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 1999, 1998

May 14-June 03, 2020
3 weeks
$8,000
3 berths available

 

2

Papeete, Tahiti; Rarotonga, Cook Islands

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: 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

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: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998

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

 

4

Apia, Samoa; Wallis; Savusavu, Lautoka, Fiji

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: 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

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 plus additional isolated islands. Total distance: 650 miles

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

 

5

Port Vila, Vanuatu; Noumea, New Caledonia

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: 2019

Sep 22-30, 2020
8 days
$3,500
4 berths available

 

5

Noumea, New Caledonia; Chesterfield; Bundaberg, Australia

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
2 berths available

 

5

Bundaberg, Australia; Opua, 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: 1,500 miles

Similar legs: 2012, 2011, 2019

Nov 02-20,
2020
18 days
$6,000
2 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.; Tubuai, Papeete, Tahiti

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: 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

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: 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

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: 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

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: 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

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.

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

 

5

Luganville, Vanuatu; Noumea, New Caledonia

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

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

 

5

Noumea, New Caledonia; Brisbane, Australia


View Leg 7-2019 Noumea, New Caledonia; Brisbane, Australia on a larger map

Leg 7 provides a wide range of sailing and weather conditions in an area of fast-moving weather systems with a landfall at Brisbane's challenging river channel entrance.

Total distance: 1100.

Similar legs: 2012, 2011

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

 

5

Brisbane, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand

During our 2010, 2011, 2019 & 2020 passages 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:  2012, 2011

 

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

 


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