Personalized Sailing Charters
Your Catamaran Around the World
2021 FRENCH POLYNESIA
- January, February: Marquesas Islands
- March, April, May: Tuamotu Atolls
Moskito Valiente Sailing
Living at sea
The MVS project is a love story that transforms dreams in reality..!
José, Andréia & their dog Kuna are sailing around the world from Spain onboard the catamaran Moskito Valiente II that was completely refitted by themselves.
This project is about sharing a unique lifestyle with people that are interested on experiencing how to live ON the sea and OFF the grid.
Liveaboard with us
We offer exclusive private liveaboard experiences with breakfast and dinner included.
Extra meals are available upon request.
Our guests are welcome to bring their foods and drinks to the boat if they wish.
Moskito Valiente II is ideal for couples. Honeymoons and anniversaries are our specialty!
Each itinerary is carefully elaborated based on our guest's preferences and current weather conditions.
Included & extra activities
Sail, snorkel, paddleboard, BBQ on the beach and excursions with inflatable boat are just some of the activities that are included on the itinerary.
We are qualified scubadive and windsurf instructors and those extra activities are available upon request.
Our goal is to share with our guests THE REAL liveaboard lifestyle while we sail around the world traversing multiple destinations.
José, Andréia & Kuna
French Polynesia is part of France's territory and is located on the middle of the South Pacific Ocean in between America and Australia.
There are 5 archipelagos in FP: Marquesas, Tuamotus, Australes, Gambier and Society.
On the map beside you can see the atoll of Rangiroa, in Tuamotus, our favorite destination for charters in French Polynesia.
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.
The Moskito Valiente II
Guest´s Private Area
The starboard Green Cabin is the guest´s cabin. It has a panoramic ocean view with large windows that can be easily blinded by curtains.
This bright suite has a queensize bed, a large table with two seats and an aerated bathroom that offers 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.
Our guests can be laid in bed and see the fishes swimming beside the boat…
Our port side Red Cabin is the crew area where the galley (kitchen) is located with a huge fridge, stove with 2 burners and our stylish black sink.
This suite has a queensize bed with ocean view aswell and a manual toilet on the bathroom.
There are two focets on the sink: one for potable water and another for salt water.
All the electronics, navigation system and control panels are located on the Red Cabin.
The MVS Team
Andreia is a licensed skipper with Yachtmaster RYA/MCA, has a degree in Biological Science and is a Scuba Dive Instructor PADI. She has worked for many years on the marine industry. Besides her passion for the sea, Andréia is a bicycle lover and has solo toured all the west coast of Canada, United States, and Mexico recently.
Jose is a licensed skipper with Yachtmaster RYA/MCA, an experienced sailing instructor, has a degree in Sports Science and Physical Activity and also is a Rescue Diver PADI. Before living aboard, Jose competed on many bicycle categories all over the world and worked as mountain bike instructor and trainer.
Tahuata (French Polynesia)
Kuna is our little mascot since 2017 when we rescued and helped her to recover from a very bad health state. She is now around 3 years old, very healthy, trained and fully adapted to the boat. Kuna is a very friendly and loving dog.
We enjoy sharing our knowledge, passion for the sea and adventurous sailing lifestyle.
join our lifestyle
Simplicity is the most effective way to encounter happiness.
On those days of worldwide crisis we believe that living in fully contact, respect and harmony with nature is the way to go.
That’s why we are proud and always happy to share our lifestyle with whoever is keen to experience it:
Sailing all over the world with the wind, exploring the inlands by bicycle, diving to get our fresh dinner, getting our energy sources from the sun and wind, meeting local people and nourishing our own culture with theirs, working on and with what we love and believe.
⛵️ Come sail with us and experience how to live genuinely, to be present and to care. It really is as simple as that!
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 doing sports in French Polynesia
The atolls, lagoons and volcanos provide perfect conditions to surf, kitesurf, windsurf, paddleboard, scubadive, snorkel, hike and cycle.
Food & Drink
Daily Seasonal Breakfast
Breakfast and one meal is always included and prepared onboard with fresh local products.
Drinking water is included. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased onboard (beer, wine, rum, juices and sodas).
Lunch and Dinner Upon Request
Meals cooked by the crew will be made upon request. Vegan and vegetarian options available.
Bring Your Own Food and Drinks
Guests are welcome to bring their food and drinks to Moskito Valiente.
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 !