Welcome to Green Coco Charters
Thanks for visiting! Green Coco sailing trips give you the authentic Cruising Life: exploring beautiful remote islands, eating delicious meals, living aboard a sailboat with self-sufficiency and total freedom.
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CALENDAR: 2022 dates for trips available.
What we do
The authentic Cruising Life at its best
Green Coco takes you to the most amazing places in French Polynesia, immersed in the incredible lifestyle of sailboat cruising.We'll show you the following world-class destinations (See Schedule):
- Bora BoraYou'll cruise aboard our 46ft deluxe catamaran which sleeps up to 8 guests. See Prices. and Boat Layout.Want to see what it's like? See
our Boat Tour.
How are we different?
With Green Coco you'll have a truly unique experience: living aboard with a cruising family, eating delicious meals, seeing paradise islands.Chartering a regular crewed boat can feel like a floating hotel... If you'd like a transformative and super fun experience, look no further!Our trips are family friendly, suitable for all-ages, and can also be customized for off-the-beaten path adventures: going to remote islands, for free diving, spearfishing, kitesurfing.Except when requested by full boats (3+ cabins), our twins girls are onboard, which makes for a lot of fun!
Sabrina is a registered ICU nurse, dive master, gourmet sea gypsy, French-American.Kristian is USCG master captain and eco-entrepreneur, Brazilian-American.Using our 20 years of offshore experience & remote island exploration, we focus on safety while having a true adventure together.Languages spoken: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese.
How to book
1. Choose # of cabins: 1-4 cabins, max 8 guests. All trips are private boat, unless stated.2. Choose Trip Duration: 7, 10, or 14 days.3. Make a deposit for $2000 to reserve your spot, with flexibility to refine dates.
# of Cabins
All trips are private boat, unless stated. Each cabin sleeps 2, has own bathroom. Max 8 guests total.
-- Book 1 cabin, private boat: $1100/day
-- Book 2 cabins, private boat: $1500/day
-- Book 3 cabins, private boat: $2250/day
-- Book 4 cabins, private boat: $2800/dayWant a spot for a single person?
-- Single berths are $250/day. Share bathroom with a cabin.
-- 7 days: Visit one island in comfort, with time for relaxation.
-- 10 days: Explore two islands for a complete adventure.
-- 14 days: The ultimate expedition. See several islands and fully experience the amazing Polynesian-sailing lifestyle.
See our schedule here.
Three delicious meals per day: including fresh baked bread, home made yogurt, gourmet dishes made from scratch.
Hot beverages such as Coffee (including espressos) and Tea.
All activities done with boat crew snorkeling, hiking, beach visits, sailing, stand-up paddling, etc.
Each cabin comfortably sleeps 2 people
Cabins amenities: double beds, private bathroom with shower, toilet, bidet, hanging closet, USB outlets, fans and hatches for ventilation, various lights for illumination.
Please see our boat tour .
Airport Transfers: if desired, we cover your transfer to & from the airport.
Ocean Workshops (listed below)
Airfares. You are responsible for all your flights.
Alcoholic beverages and mixers. Pre-order with us or purchase aboard at additional cost.
Activities done with other businesses: Going out to restaurants, Kitesurfing lessons, SCUBA diving, Offshore Fishing.
Breathwork - easy & powerful breathing techniques for relaxation, body awareness, circulatory health.
Freediving - from novice to intermediate skills, free diving 5-50 feet, along with apnea skills.
Sailing 101 - from basic dinghy sailing (on Walker Bay 8foot sailboat), to large catamaran cruising techniques, including anchoring & navigation.
Wake-surfing & Foiling - get towed on a surfboard or SUP behind the dinghy, and learn to foil-board if you like.
Gourmet Sea Gypsy - learn homesteading-at-sea! Prepare sushi, bake sourdough bread & bagels, make yogurt and kefir.
NonViolent Crew-munication - learn how we apply the revolutionary NVC method to maintain wellbeing aboard the boat.
RIE Parenting - learn extraordinarily simple and effective techniques for empowering your kids, as we applied to raising twins.
January 14-28. Tahiti to Tikehau. FULL
February 3-9: Tikehau. FULL
February 12-26: Tikehau to Fakarava. FULL
March 4-18: Fakarava to Makemo. FULL
March 27-April 4: Makemo to Fakarava (via Tahanea). FULL
April 9-16: Fakarava. FULL
April 22-May 1: Fakarava. FULL
May 6-20: Fakarava. FULL.
June 10-June 17. Fakarava. FULL.
June 24-July 1. Fakarava. FULL.
July 6-15. Fakarava's famous Grouper Spawning. Private Boat, 2 cabins available.
August 2-22. Apataki-Tahiti. Shared Boat, 1 cabin available.
Oct 29-Nov 12. Moore-Huahine. FULL
Nov 18-28. Huahine to Bora Bora.FULL
2023 Calendar (coming soon)
We are accepting bookings, contact us to pick your dates.
January-March. Tikehau & Rangiroa
April. Apataki & Ahe
May-August. Fakarava & Faaite
September-October. Tahiti & Moorea
November-December. Huahine & Bora.
Exploring in comfort
Our catamaran is a beautifully maintained, 46ft French Fountaine Pajot with clean decor and a spacious feel.There are 4 private cabins and 2 single bunks aboard, sleeping up to 8 guests.
Each of the four private cabins aboard Selaví has a comfortable queen size mattress, down pillows, ensuite private bathroom with warm showers.
There are two dining areas aboard Selaví: the indoor salon with panoramic windows, and the outdoor cockpit with all-weather protection.
Wondering where are the cabins and places to relax on the boat? Click on the floor plans below to see details...
And don't miss the Video: Boat Tour below!Illustrations by Alex Wyndham
A Perfect Hideaway
On the boat, all your needs are met: accommodation, transport, tours, meals.
Everything in one place.You can fully relax, and focus on getting inspired during your vacation.Get a tour of your floating home here.
Prepare for incredible moments with wildlife.We approach all animals with respect and offer clear guidance for guests.French Polynesia is an underwater biodiversity hotspot for fish, coral, sharks, rays, and whales.Watch some of our Voyage Highlights with marine life and memorable experiences.
Video: Boat Tour
Come aboard ! Click play below to "walk through" the boat.
Fakarava: 7 day Sample Itinerary
PRE-TRIP: We recommend arriving in Fakarava one day before your cruise to see the village with bicycles or electric cars.
DAY 1: Pickup in Rotoava or airport, starting as early as 9:30am. Weather permitting, we’ll sail 30 minutes to visit the north pass, or head straight to an anchorage halfway down the atoll. Extras: Scuba dive at the North Pass.
DAY 2: Sail south to Hirifa, which is the calmest bay in the atoll, about 5 hour day sail, entirely inside the protected waters of the lagoon. We’ll explore beautiful channels for snorkeling and a remarkable beach. Extras: drinks or dinner at a local’s rustic restaurant on the beach; kitesurfing lessons and foil-wake boarding.
DAY 3: Relax in gorgeous Hirifa, with the option for extra activities mentioned above.
DAY 4: We'll head to the South Pass, one of the underwater wonders of French Polynesia, just one hour sailing, so we’ll have time for start exploring this magical zone before dinnertime. Extras: Scuba dive at the South Pass, drinks or dinner at Tetamanu resort.
DAY 4: We’ll spend the day in South Pass, snorkeling and visiting the paradisiacal Pink Sands. Extras: Scuba dive at the South Pass, drinks or dinner at Tetamanu resort.
DAY 5: Sail to a nearby atoll for a special cultural & culinary experience with locals. Extras: spearfishing and ocean fishing.
DAY 6: Stay an extra day at the atoll, or return to South Pass / Hirifa.
DAY 7: Drop off guests at South Pass or Hirifa, power boat transfer for $50 / person.
Send us a Question
We understand the need for flexibility when making travel plans during these extraordinary times with COVID-19
(read our Safety Statement below).
What if I need to change plans?You can ALWAYS change your Scheduled Trip to a different date. Change fees are waived within two weeks of booking your trip; and for border closures due to COVID-19. Otherwise, the change fee is 20% of trip cost (travel insurance may cover this expense).
What if I need to cancel?We do not offer refunds. You may cancel your reservation, and keep your credit for 5 years as an Open-Ended Trip. Use your credit at your convenience.
"EXPLORING & KITESURFING IN TAHANEA"
We luckily escaped lockdown in Tahiti and spent several glorious weeks alone in this majestic, uninhabited atoll. The underwater world is surreal, as are the paradise beaches. And did we mention it's an absolutely perfect for kitesurfing?!
We paddled up a channel between two motus on a remote corner of the atoll. We explored it like a river, meandering around corners until we jumped into the water with our snorkel and masks, and saw a whole new world below... - Sabrina
A truly magical encounter with a baby and mama humpback in Tahiti leaves our crew feeling ecstatic. We've never had such an intimate encounter with whales!
"SABBY'S KITE LESSON IN FAKARAVA"
The Tuamotu kite camp is in Fakarava's protected SE corner. It is one of the most beautiful places in the archipelago... more than worth the effort to get here to learn kiting, foiling, and soak in the great vibes.
"AFTER DARK WITH MANTAS"
While having dinner, we hear a huge splash off the back of the boat -- manta rays feeding! I decided to dive in solo and investigate. It was a tense, hypnotic, and eye-opening experience. -Kristian
This lagoon has the most surreal, psychedelic blue & turquoise colors you've ever seen -- it is intoxicating just to look at. Green Coco visits Lagon Bleu in Rangiroa with our friends on Kaimana Excursions.
See our Newsletters
Spring 2022 - ⚠️ Tuamotus: Dangerously Beautiful: Running aground, Mantas Feeding, Old Friends, Babies turn 2.
Winter 2021 - 🎄Holidays in California: Mermaids trips, Senior Stoke, Nanny in Paradise job.
Fall 2021 -🪁Escape to Kitesurfing Heaven: Bora Bora, Tahanea, Babies are Walking!
Summer 2021 - 💪 Boatyard Success: Article in Latitude38, Scary Night Dive, Copper Coat anti-fouling.
Spring 2021 - 🌊 Naturalist trips with Alexandra, Tahiti Re-Opens: New floor plans, SUP-norkeling video
Articles & Podcasts
Long-time cruisers Sabrina and Kristian share what it is like to live aboard a 46-foot catamaran in French Polynesia with twin baby girls. They share experiences from their twenty years of international sailing, how they started an adventure cooperative to realize their boatlife dreams, and how they changed up their lives to open their home up as a tour charter company.
BLOG POST: "Our Experience with Copper Coat" by Kristian Beadle
Anti-fouling bottom paint is very toxic. This Copper Coat, an epoxy paint, promises to be environmental sustainable, and cheaper in the long run. But there are big challenges to application. Kristian describes the experience in this article.
Safety Statement:Tahiti Borders and COVID-19
UPDATE: March 15, 2022.
For entry to French Polynesia:
- All visitors over age 12 are subject to COVID testing before departure (24hr pre boarding PCR-RT test) and upon arrival in French Polynesia.
- All visitors over age 18 are required to have full vaccination status (within 9 months of last dose, or have a booster).
- See Tahiti Tourisme website for latest guidelines, rules & regulations.For entry to United States:
- a 24hr pre boarding rapid test is necessary, which can be easily taken at the airport before your international flight, or purchased from major pharmacies in the island.We provide clear guidance for all Green Coco guests’ sanitary measures so that it is an effortless & safe process.What if I need to make changes? See our change policy for options.Once aboard the boat, life is fairly normal in our own little bubble. It is a great vacation from all the pandemic anxiety.
Your hosts, Kristian & Sabrina
We are an adventurous cruising family raising twins aboard, with 20 years of international sailing experience. Kristian is a US coast guard captain & Sabrina is a registered nurse and dive master.
We welcome families, couples, business groups and those seeking a transformative adventure.
How did we get here?
After exploring the Santa Barbara Channel Islands on our previous sailboat, a 42 foot 1968 trimaran called Aldebaran, we started a cooperative with 30 friends to launch a sailing expedition to the South Pacific: the "Green Coconut Run"Along the 5 year journey to Tahiti, we collected micro-plastic samples, promoted innovate marine reserves, and brought solar lights to off-grid communities. We hosted over 120 guests in remote destinations along the way. Once we arrived in Tahiti, we started Green Coco Charters to bring our transformative trips to the general public.Read more about our cooperative here.
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