About Our Project
Moskito Valiente Sailing
This project is a love story that transforms dreams in reality..!
Our goal is to share our liveaboard lifestyle while we sail around the world traversing multiple destinations.
Our catamaran Moskito Valiente II was completely refittted in 2020 (absolutely every single thing!) by ourselves only: José, Andréia & Kuna.
Honeymoons & anniversaries are our specialty!
Guided water & land activities
Breakfast & dinner onboard
Currently in FRENCH POLYNESIA
Nautical Milles Sailed
Years Living Onboard
Moskito Valiente Sailing
French Polynesia is located on the South Pacific Ocean in between America and Australia.
It has 5 archipelagos: Marquesas, Tuamotus, Australes, Gambier and Society.
OUR SCHEDULE FOR 2021
Marquesas Islands: JANUARY & FEBRUARY.
Tuamotu Atolls: MARCH, APRIL, MAY, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER.
Society Islands: JUNE, JULY, AUGUST & SEPTEMBER.
Tuamotu is really a special place on this Planet. This archipelago is the largest chain of atolls in the world, about the size of Western Europe.
Famous for the beauty of its unique turquoise clear waters and the abundance of underwater life, the Tuamotu Archipelago is a must-see destination for those who love the ocean.
Among the numerous water activities that are offered, scuba diving and snorkelling are the most popular but the lagoon inside the atolls are also perfect for windsurf, kitesurf and paddleboard.
The liveaboard option is by far the best way to explore the most remote and wild places of the Tuamotu. The sailing inside the lagoons is very pleasant once the waters are protected and usually flat. It is really like being on an immense aquarium!
We normally spend 1 or 2 nights on each anchorage depending on the activities we plan to do.
There are many options of little deserted paradisiac islands to venture into.
Rangiroa means “Huge Sky” on the local dialect paumotu. It is the largest atoll in French Polynesia and the second largest atoll on the world. There are around 3.000 lucky people from all over the world living on this atoll.
From a geological point of view, the atoll originated out of delicate coral outgrowths on the summit of a underwater volcanic mountain.
This fabulous atoll is recognized worldwide for its exceptional underwater fauna: dolphins, sharks, reef and pelagic fish can be easily spotted there as well as humpback whales that come from Antarctica to breed and give birth on warmer waters (the peak season is between August and October).
There is a population of resident dolphins that are always on Tiputa's pass. We always to try our luck and take our guests with our inflatable expedition boat to see and respectfully snorkel with the dolphins always in a non-invasive way. The passes are very influenced by the tides so good timing is crucial when we go there.
In front of Tiputa’s pass you’ll see the snorkel/scubadive site called “Aquarium” where we always see enormous variety of colorful marine life at any time of the day no matter how the tide is behaving.
There are 3 villages on the atoll with a some charmig restaurants, bars and pearl markets.
Depending on the wind, there are many incredible deserted places to visit inside Rangiroa’s lagoon such as:
- The Île aux Récifs is our main sailing destination once it’s easily reached after a 3 hours tradewind´s sail from our base anchorage. The region has the singularity of presenting impressive fossil coral formations creating and drastic landscape on the external reef. It’s an amazing place to visit.
- Les Sables Roses are pinkish sandbanks located in the extreme south of the atoll. A very good place to practice windsurf and kitesurf.
- The Blue Lagoon is a lagoon inside the lagoon, very shallow. It’s exposed to the predominant tradewinds so usually is hard to visit by sailboat once we must overnight there.
The islands: Hiva Oa, Tahuata, Fatu Hiva, Ua Pou, Ua Huka and Nuku Hiva.
The Marquesas are the wildest archipelago of French Polynesia and unlike the other archipelagos there are no lagoons or protected coral reefs surrounding these landscapes. Instead, steep volcanic mountains plunge straight into the pounding Pacific Ocean.
This archipelago is one of the most remote island groups in the world. These primitive islands will call to your innermost savage. You can explore their rugged terrain and discover a land that few people have seen before you. Throughout the islands, there are many archaeological and ceremonial sites including houses, shrines, stone statues, agricultural terraces and burial grounds that testify to the existence of an ancient civilization.
The islands include Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Ua Pou, Ua Huka, Tahuata and other small uninhabited islands.
Hiva Oa is the most historic island in the group, with some of the largest ancient tiki statues in French Polynesia, situated in Pua Mau bay. Known as Gauguin's Island, Hiva Oa is also the final resting place for painter Paul Gauguin and poet Jacques Brel. Both artists are buried at the Cimetière du Calvaire, Calvary Cemetery, overlooking Atuona.
In the spirit of true artistry, it is here in the Marquesas Islands that many Polynesian art forms originated. The locals have proudly safeguarded the ancient techniques of tattoo, sculpture and woodcarving.
The Marquesas, more than any other archipelago in French Polynesia, beckon a very different type of traveler—one with an innate thirst for adventure. As you sail through these wild and untamed islands, you will fall completely captive to their powerful and dreamlike qualities.
The Society archipelago comprehends two groups of islands: Leeward Islands (Îles Sous-le-vent) and Windward Islands (îles du Vent).
Tahiti is the largest island of French Polynesia and situated halfway between California and Australia.
The island of Tahiti is divided into two parts: The larger portion to the northwest is known as Tahiti Nui and the smaller is known as Tahiti Iti. Tahiti Nui is dominated by three extinct volcanic mountains including Mount Orohena, the tallest in French Polynesia and Mount Aorai, known for its incredible views and that offers an amazing hike that we love and highly recommend to our guests. There are many hidden waterfalls on Tahiti's valleys aswell.
Mo'orea is just around 3 hours sail from northern Tahiti and is the perfect place to see humpback whales from July to November when they go there to breed.
Known for its jagged volcanic mountains and sandy beaches, Mo'orea offers amazing hiking and cycling trails through rainforest. This pristine island has also paradisiac sandy beaches and many spots that are great for snorkelling, scubadiving ans surfing.
Bora-Bora is a small islands with a big reputation due to it's turquoise waters lagoon protected by coral reefs where many luxury resorts are currently based. It's also known for seeing the underwater life by scubadiving, snorkelling or even just paddleboarding once the water is so clear that you can see everything from the surface.
Raiatea, Tahaa, Huahine and Maupiti are also high volcanic islands with their lagoons protected by coral reefs and each one of them has it's own charm. They're not as known as Bora-Bora and Tahiti and not so crowded with resorts which makes them ideal scenarios to get to know the real polynesian culture. These islands are also very good to practice watersports such as surf, windsurf, kitesurf, paddleboard, scubadive and snorkel and also for landsports such as hikking and cycling.
Moskito Valiente Sailing
Our Unique Catamaran
MOSKITO VALIENTE II is a 35 ft sport / cruising catamaran comfortably set up for permanent liveaboard & fully equipped for offshore sailing.
The interior has two private suites – one in each hull – with panoramic views. Each suite has large bathroom and a queensize bed.
The exterior has many different gathering areas such as the cockpit, deck, bow trampolins & stern swim platform.
There are plenty of toys on board! Paddleboard, complete gear for snorkel, scubadive, windsurf & spearfish, inflatable auxiliar boat, barbacue, hammocks, board games, beach games, projector for movies and much more…
This sailboat is unique & special because it was completely refitted by and only us..!
The port side Red Suite is the Crew Area where the galley (kitchen) is located with a huge fridge, stove and our stylish black sink.
This is where all the electronics, navigation system and control panels are located.
The Red Suite also comprehends the crew´s private zone with our bed and bathrom.
Kuna is only allowed to access this area of the interior of the boat when we have guests.
The starboard Green Suite is the Guest Area.
It has a panoramic ocean view from the bed with large windows that can be easily blinded by curtains.
This suite has a queensize bed, a large table with two seats and a very well ventilated bathroom for our guest´s absolute privacy and comfort.
The bathroom has a eletric toilet and a focet with potable water.
Showers are always taken outside on the swim platform.
Foods & Drinks
Breakfast & Dinner
The liveaboard experience includes two meals per person per day prepared by the crew.
Usually breakfast and dinner, depending on the itinerary of each day.
Extra meals can happily be cooked by the crew for additional price.
Menu Sailor or Menu Gourmet available upon request including carnivorous, vegetarian & vegan options.
Bring Your Own Food and Drinks
Guests are welcome to embark with their drinks & foods (that don´t require use of stove for preparation).
Potable water for drinking is unlimited. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased onboard (beer, wine, rum, juices and sodas).
Barbacue On The Beach
Every sailtrip includes a bone fire BBQ on the beach starting at sunset time.
our salty lifestyle
Moskito Valiente Sailing
Discover the polynesian culture
Get to know both ancient and modern way of life of the South Pacific culture by meeting the locals, their islands and seas.
Get the taste of Moskito Valiente
Our healthy food is carefully prepared with local fresh ingredients and lots of love. Vegetarian and vegan menus available.
Connect with nature around you
Enjoy each opportunity to respectfully see wild animals where they really live.
Keep in shape while living aboard
The atolls, lagoons and volcanos provide perfect conditions to surf, kitesurf, windsurf, paddleboard, scubadive, snorkel, hike and bicycle.
Moskito Valiente Sailing
What our guests say ?
Our guests say...
Here is a few testimonials from our previous guests, it gives you an idea about what they liked most during their trip with us !