Location: Bora Bora to Maupiti
Today began very early for us. At 2 am we set sail for Maupiti which took us around 6 hours. We did this in two shifts so that we could get at least a little rest. It was a very exciting sail and the second shift got to enjoy a beautiful sunrise. Though some of us were unfortunately quite seasick, we made it to Maupiti at around 8 am. Maupiti is very different than Bora Bora as it is much less inhabited and because of the difficult pass into the island, is much less traveled to. We were all happy to arrive, but as we were all quite exhausted and still recovering from our seasickness, so we relaxed and napped for a few hours. Later in the day when we were feeling up to it, we headed into town to find that wasn’t much to see on the very small island in which we were told can be walked around in a total of 2.5 hours. After this excursion, we were taken to an elaborate reef to snorkel where we saw lots of pretty corals, reef fish, and even found a 3-foot long puffer fish which was super cool. Exhausted, we headed back to the boat for a delicious dinner of Mexican food and crashed soon after dinner.