Cruises from Raiatea
Raiatea is a South Pacific island in the west of French Polynesia. It is the second largest of the French Polynesian Archipelago. The same coral reef encloses both Raiatea and the smaller island of Tahaa just 4 km south. As it is believed by historians that Raiatea was the main stopover point for early Polynesians newly arrived from Hawaii, it is recognised as being the cultural heart of all Tahiti Polynesia.
The Island holds much fascinating history, legend, and lore, as well as Tahiti's most significant archaeological sites. Raiatea was the centre of religion and culture over 1000 years ago and still lends enchantment to ancient legends told to this day.