Your Own Crewed Sail Catamaran
Sailtrips in Tuamotu Atolls
Moskito Valiente Sailing
Living at sea
José, Andréia & the dog Kuna are sailing around the world from Spain since 2010 onboard their sailboat Moskito Valiente II.
Liveaboard with us
We're currently in Tuamotu Atolls (French Polynesia) offering personalized private liveaboard sailtrips with breakfast included. Other meals onboard are available upon request.
Each itinerary is elaborated based on our guest's preferences: surf, kitesurf & windsurf, snorkel & scubadiving, hiking & cycling, just relaxation or a mix of different activities.
Optional activities onboard
Scuba Dive and Windsurf courses are available onboard by qualificated instructors. Contact us for more information.
Schedule for 2020
- Tuamotu Atolls- JUNE to SEPTEMBER
- Marquesas Islands - NOVEMBER and DECEMBER
Our goal is to give our guests the opportunity to have a real live aboard experience while sailing across French Polynesia's archipelagos and exploring the islands in a sportive and adventurous way.
José, Andréia & Kuna
about french polynesia
French Polynesia is part of France's territory and is located on the middle of the South Pacific Ocean in between USA and Australia.
Moskito Valiente is imported to French Polynesia (papeetisation) so the boat can stay for unlimited time on any of it´s 5 archipelagos: Marquesas Islands, Tuamotus, Australes Islands, Gambier and Society Islands.
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.
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.
Every year, travelers from all over the world come to this archipelago to get away from it all and appreciate the peace and calm of the atolls.
Famous for the beauty of its 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 snorkeling is the most popular but the lagoon inside the atolls are also perfect for windsurf, kitesurf and paddleboard.
Rangiroa is the largest atoll in French Polynesia and is known for the population of resident dolphins that are always on Tiputa's pass. We are happy to take our guests with our dinghy to see and respectfully snorkel with the dolphins always in a non-invasive way.
Fakarava has a pristine lagoon inside the atoll with 50 kilometers long and 14 kilometers wide that is like its own ocean with a total area of 1,150 square kilometers – nearly equal to the entire land area of Tahiti.
In Irifa anchorage we have the perfect spot to anchor the boat and practice kitesurf and windsurf when the famous 'maramu' (strong wind from south) hits French Polynesia.
The south pass of Fakarava is a remarkable spot to scubadive or snorkel with more than 700 sharks and a huge population of meros
The Sailboat Moskito Valiente II
Moskito Valiente is sold!
After 11 years of a very serious relationship, “El Moski” has now a new tahitian captain!
It was hard to say goodbye to our beloved and loyal friend that allowed us to safely sail so many miles on 3 Atlantic crossings, many miles on the Med and Caribbean seas and half Pacific crossing… but is now time for new adventures..! 🌬
We cannot even count how many people have been on Moskito and shared so many memorable moments on board with us… We’re very thankful to all the ‘valientes’ that participated on this beautiful story that have changed our lives forever.
Moskito Valiente is now in good hands and we’re sure the adventure will continue…
We’re now working hard to bring back to life our new floating home: our little catamaran Moskito Valiente II (we couldn’t beat the originality of the name).
We are now using all the knowledge, skills and experience that Moski I has provided us to recycle Moski II that was a hardcore junk garbage just a few months ago…
The refit is being completely done by ourselves (José, Andréia & Kuna) and the first part is already successfully accomplished: hull, mast, rigging, sails, rudders, engines, basic electric and electronic and basic plumbing.
You can see a big resume of the work we’ve done on this video.
We’re now getting ready to rebuild all the interior of the boat to our taste! We still have lots of work to be done but we’re very excited and looking forward for it!
Welcome to the catamaran Moskito Valiente II!
Join us on this new adventure!
The MVS Team
We enjoy sharing our knowledge, passion for the sea and adventurous sailing lifestyle.
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.
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 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). Guests are welcome to bring their own beverages to the boat.
Lunch and Dinner Upon Request
Meals cooked by the crew will be made upon request. Vegan and vegetarian options available. Guests are also welcome to cook onboard.
Bring Your Own Food and Drinks
Guests are welcome to bring their food and drinks to Moskito Valiente. You can use the galley (kitchen) to prepare meals and the fridge to cool down your drinks.