Teeming with an array of marine wildlife, the cerulean blue waters of French Polynesia are perfect for nature lovers and adventurers alike. This summer, interested parties can charter Camper & Nicholsons International’s 164-foot Silencio yacht and embark on an up-close and personal sea-life experience in the Society Islands—a protected ocean sanctuary since 2002. Guided by a team of experts from Tahiti Private Expeditions, guests will learn about whales and the sanctuary’s other sea creatures. In addition to admiring humpback whales in their natural habitat, guests will also have the opportunity to swim and snorkel alongside the majestic creatures.
While not in the water, guests can enjoy the beautiful 14-year-old sailing yacht, which was recently renovated and redesigned by the French designer Christian Liaigre. Spacious lounging and alfresco dining areas stretch across the decks; inside, five staterooms provide accommodations for up to 12 people. (camperandnicholsons.com)