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Year built / renovated
2010  / 2010
Cabins
5
Length / Width
18 m / 9 m
Internet
YES ($)
Nitrox
YES ($)
Rental equip.
YES ($)

Highlights

  • Beautiful sailing catamaran offering diving cruises inside the Fakarava Biosphere reserve
  • Exceptional dives, drifting in the Paumotu passes
  • Different types of whales and dolphins, grey sharks, whale sharks, mantas
  • Snorkeling, diving, water skiing, wake-boarding, kayaking and big game fishing
  • With only 2 divers booked, the departures are guaranteed
  • The Aqua Tiki II welcomes a maximum of 9 guests on-board
  • The cruising catamaran is lavishly decorated and furnished on the inside and outside
  • Cabins with en-suite private bathroom
  • Rental equipment available, nitrox 50
  • Boat for advanced divers only, photographers welcome
  • French management

Description

The Aqua Tiki II allows for intimate, small-group diving tours of the remote atolls found in gorgeous French Polynesia.

Aqua Tiki II operates as a liveaboard in Tahiti. Indeed, the beautiful sailing catamaran offers scuba diving cruises inside the Fakarava Biosphere reserve.

What you can expect

The Aqua Tiki II is a catamaran in the style of Eleuthera. It reaches more than 18 meters and can accommodate up to 9 passengers in complete comfort. The catamaran style allows for effortless movement in seas of any condition. You’ll feel right at home in French Polynesia on this luxurious and intimate liveaboard.

Divers have access to a range of amenities. These include two trampolines at the front of the catamaran for catching the sun rays, a spacious Saloon with a Dining Area, a reading Lounge, a Cocktail Bar and a Shaded Cockpit with an open-air table and a BBQ grill.

A lot of entertainment options on the Aqua Tiki II help Divers pass hours above the water. The spacious Lounge features a TV with plenty of DVDs as well as a reading library with fish identification books. Sun-seekers will find themselves gravitating to the two coveted trampolines at the front of the catamaran. The enclosed lagoons will also Kayaking and Big Game Fishing.

Because of the relaxed schedule of diving, several Land Excursions are possible. You might have the opportunity to sunbathe on deserted beaches, learn about the area’s famous Black Pearls or shop among locals on remote islands. Remember that the itinerary of this liveaboard is customizable. If you wish to go ashore frequently, inform the crew. They will do everything in their power to ensure your wish is fulfilled.

Because of the intimate nature of this liveaboard, no internet connection is provided on the ship

There are 5 sleeping spaces on the Aqua Tiki II. 9 guests can be accommodated, but only 8 Divers are permitted per trip. The two Honeymoon Suites feature Double beds and are located at the front of the ship. The one Twin Cabin provides two Single beds for individuals. Finally, the VIP Suite boasts an Island bed, a TV, DVD-player and one cocktail drink each evening. An economic area is also available. This is simply one bed at the front of the nose with access to a shared bathroom on the starboard passageway. Do note that this is not a proper cabin.

All of the private cabins also feature air-conditioning for three hours each day, private bathrooms with hot water and a radio with an iPod connection.

Food and beverage

While traveling with the Aqua Tiki II, you will be treated to delicious meals morning, noon and night. A dedicated hostess takes care of preparing and serving each of these meals to your table. Snacks and hot drinks will also be provided throughout the day.

All tea, coffee, meals and snacks are included in your stay, juices, soft drinks, local beer & wine, alcohol, mineral water are available to purchase onboard. Some packages may also include cocktails to enjoy after the diving has finished for the day.

Throughout the journey, you will be served a variety of Local and Western cuisine. You can enjoy your food in the spacious indoor dining area or outside under the covered cockpit. There is also a plancha grill for an occasional BBQ party.

Getting To and Around Fakarava

Transfers from the airport to the liveaboard can be arranged at no additional cost. The Aqua Tiki II is a strictly non-smoking ship.

Fakarava is served by Air Tahiti with daily flights from Papeete and infrequent flights from Rangiroa.

The non-stop flight time from Papeete is one hour and ten minutes. The flight time from Rangiroa is forty minutes.

The airport is located on the North end of the Island. Transport to and from the airport can be reserved by your travel arranger and the resort. Visiting the main village of Rotoava can be arranged by the resort.

With only a few miles of roads, there is little need for public transportation. For venturing around the village and along the motu, cars, scooters, or bicycles are typical and enjoyable. For exploring the lagoon and surrounding motu, motorboat, canoe and sailboat rentals or charters are available from the resort or in the village.

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 30% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 70% (balance) is due 60 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival

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Cabins

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Single Skipper's cabin

Skipper's cabin (economical Forepeak), for single travellers, accessed from the deck, with at your disposal: common bathroom with hot water in the starboard hull. This is not a private cabin.

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  • Size:  4 m²
  • Beds:  1 Single
  • Max occupancy:  1
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  No
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

VIP Cabin

Full private en-suite facilities with hot water, AC (3 hrs / day), an island bed, TV-DVD, radio with an i-pod plug.

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  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Twin Cabin

Twin shared cabin full private en-suite facilities with hot water, AC (3 hrs / day), radio with an i-pod plug.

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  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

Double Cabin

For honeymoon trips, full private en-suite facilities with hot water, AC (3hrs / day), radio with an i-pod plug, en-suite private bathroom.

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  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • European (2 Pin) Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Entertainment and family

  • Movies

Activities

  • Land Excursions
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing

Food and drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Payments

  • Cash

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