Welcome to Green Coco Charters

Thanks for visiting! We are a cruising family that offers unique sailing trips
in French Polynesia's most amazing & authentic places:

Fakarava & surrounding atolls, Tahiti's wild side; Bora-Bora & neighboring islands

CALENDAR: 2022 dates for trips available

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What we do

A family raising twins at sea welcomes you aboard

We are Kristian and Sabrina, owners of Selaví, founders of Green Coconut Run. We LOVE to explore wild beautiful islands and share them with you!

We'll take you to the most amazing places in French Polynesia, including Fakarava & surrounding atolls, Tahiti's wild side, and Bora-Bora's neighboring islands See our Schedule.

You'll taste a truly unique lifestyle: cruising with a live-aboard family. This is very different experience to chartering a regular crewed boat. If you're looking for authentic and memorable, look no further.

You'll explore this natural wonderland with us aboard our 46 foot deluxe family catamaran, which sleeps up to 8 guests in 4 private cabins or single bunks. See Prices.

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You'll see the the most healthy coral reefs on Earth, storybook-beautiful paradise islands, and experience an unique, off-grid lifestyle on the ocean.

We customize trips for guest needs: from safe & exciting family adventures, to groups wanting off-the-beaten path exploration. Watch the Boat Tour.

Depending on guest needs, our twins are usually onboard -- which is a lot of fun to experience !

Using our 20 years of combined offshore experience & remote island exploration, we focus on safety while having a true adventure together.

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Sabrina is a registered ICU nurse, dive master, gourmet sea gypsy, and fantastic hostess.

Kristian is USCG master captain, eco-entrepreneur, all-around waterman, and polyglot.

We speak French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, and when the stars align, Mandarin Chinese.

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Sample Itinerary: Fakarava

Changes are subject to weather. Extras listed are additional cost and need to be arranged ahead of time.

  • 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. We’ll sail 30 minutes to visit the north pass, where we can spend the night, for great snorkeling and walking on deserted beaches. Extras: Scuba diving 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: dinner at a local’s rustic restaurant on the beach; kitesurfing lessons and foil-wake boarding.

  • DAY 3: 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 diving at the South Pass.

  • DAY 4: We’ll spend the day in South Pass. We’ll head to the paradisiacal Pink Sands in the morning, and then snorkel the pass in the afternoon and visit motus. Extras: Scuba diving at South Pass, Polynesian buffet dinner.

  • DAY 5: Sail to another atoll for a special cultural & culinary experience with locals. Extras: spearfishing and ocean fishing.

  • DAY 6: Visit beautiful remote motus "on the edge of the Earth" and enjoy a beach campfire with fresh fish, soaking in the majestic nature of Tuamotus.

  • DAY 7: See any highlights you loved enroute to the village to drop you off by 3pm.

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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.

Magic Encounters

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.

Prices

Shared Boat: 1 cabin
Private Boat: 2-4 cabins
Each cabin is $750/day. Minimum 5 days

Details

Shared Boat:
Enjoy the privacy of your cabin and bathroom, along with other guests aboard.

Book 1 cabin: $750/day double occupancy, all-inclusive.

Total 1 cabin: $5250/week (sleeps 2)

Private Boat:
A fully private experience with just your party aboard. Can accommodate up to 8 guests.

Book 2-4 cabins at $750/day each. The fourth cabin is 50% off.

Total 2 cabins: $10,500/week (sleeps 4)
Total 3 cabins: $15,750/week (sleeps 6)
Total 4 cabins: $18,375/week (sleeps 8)

Each Private Cabin:

  • Sleeps 2 people, includes all meals and activities.

  • Has private bathroom, shower, hanging closet.

  • See the boat tour

Want more time or space?

  • Additional Days $750/day.

  • Extra Single berths are $250/day.

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Exploring in comfort

Our catamaran is a beautifully maintained, 46ft French Fountaine Pajot with clean decor and a spacious feel.

There are 3 private cabins and single bunks aboard, sleeping up to 7 guests.

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Each of the three private cabins aboard Selaví has an ergonomic queen size mattress, down pillows, ensuite private bathroom with warm showers.

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There are two dining areas aboard Selaví: the indoor salon with panoramic windows, and the outdoor cockpit with all-weather protection.

Floor Plans

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

Video: Boat Tour

Come aboard ! Click play below to "walk through" the boat.

Included:

1. All Meals & Airport Transfers
From fresh baked bread to 'boat-made' yogurt... our gourmet yacht cuisine is inspired through global travels and visiting chefs.

2. Daily Adventures
Sailing to new anchorages, guided snorkeling, stand-up paddling, connecting with locals, island hikes.

3. Ocean Workshops: mindfulness & seamanship
Learn unique new skills while exploring paradise!  Optional, all-ages workshops include:

  • The Yoga of Sailing

  • Breathwork & Freediving

  • Tiny Home Polynesian Cuisine

  • NonViolent Crew-munication

Extras:

-- Alcoholic and specialty drinks.
-- Kitesurfing, SCUBA, Fishing, and Wake-Foil Boarding.

2022 Calendar ~ NEW!

  • 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 7-16. Fakarava. Private or Shared Boat. Available: up to Three Cabins.

  • July 21-30. Fakarava. Private or Shared Boat. Available: up to Three Cabins

  • August 6-20. Fakarava & surrounding atolls. Private or Shared Boat. Available: Two cabins + single berth.

  • September 1-10. Fakarava. Private or Shared Boat. Available: Two cabins + single berth

  • Sep 22-Oct 7. Fakarava to Tahiti. Private or Shared Boat. Available: Two cabins + one single berth.

  • Oct-Nov: No trips planned

  • December 18-26. Huahine to Bora-Bora. Private or Shared Boat. Available: Two cabins + one single berth.

  • December 29-January 5. Bora-Bora to Raiatea. Private or Shared Boat. Available: Two cabins + one single berth

  • 2023 trips: January & February , 10-14 day trips Huahine, Raiatea, and Bora Bora. Request schedule.

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Change Policy

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.

VIDEO

"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?!

"SUP-NORKELING"
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

"WHALE HIGH"
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!

HIGHLIGHTS

"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

"BLUE LAGOON"
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.

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Latest Newsletter: Fall 2021

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Articles & Podcasts

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PODCAST: "Tiny Home Tours"

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.

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ARTICLE: "How we saved our catamaran purchase" by Kristian Beadle

Mid Pandemic, we moved our newborn babies and shipped our life belongings to Tahiti to purchase our catamaran. The deal almost fell through. Learn about how we used NVC to make it happen, thanks to our years of cooperative cruising on Green Coco.

ARTICLE: "Amid Travel Restrictions, I rode out Covid19 near Tahiti" by Celeste Brash

Article by our friend living in the Tuamotus during the Pandemic. How to connect with the present moment. Great read!

Safety Statement:

Tahiti Borders and COVID-19

UPDATE: Oct 15, 2021.

All visitors are still subject to COVID testing before departure (72hrs pre boarding PCR-RT test) and upon arrival in the country.

See Tahiti Tourisme website for latest guidelines, rules & regulations.

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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