Wednesday, 2 April 2008

CATCH A TAHITI FISHING BREAK ON WAY TO USA

CATCH A TAHITI FISHING BREAK ON WAY TO USA

Holidaymakers planning a break in Tahiti on their way to the United States, can now add a 3-night luxury island lagoon cruise during their stop-over.

And there's no need for partners of avid anglers to have to play the role of "fishing widow" on these cruises – the luxury motor-catamaran Haumana includes a professional fishing guide who helps the most inexperienced come home boasting catches that can put their partners to shame.

The 24-passenger Haumana cruises through the Rangiroa Lagoon in Tahiti's Tuamotu Archipelago, not only one of the South Pacific's most beautiful regions, but also one that explodes with trevally, fighting bonefish, coral trout, barracuda, tuna, marlin and wahoo… with some game-fish topping 90kgs.

Guests can also enjoy guided shore excursions to local villages, kayaking, snorkelling, bush and beach walks, and a French-style beach picnic.

Talpacific Holidays has these packages from $3849pp twin-share for those already planning a Tahiti stop-over on their way to or from the USA: it includes 3-nights on Haumana with all meals, wines with lunch and dinner, activities and excursions, and a personal fishing guide and fishing tender for one-hour.

Packages are available until November 29 this year if booked by June 30. Full details on 1300 665 737; air from Papeete to Rangiroa is additional.