South Pacific

Delos Gets Tattooed, By Brian

I never thought much about getting a tattoo. So many of my friends are into getting tattoos and piercings but it’s never really been my thing. I am too scared to get a tattoo anyway, it’s so… permanent! What if I didn’t like it? Well Okay, I know there is such thing as laser tattoo removal but to be honest, I think you should only get it done if you are sure about it. Plus, what would I even get? I don’t want to pick a cheesy design or something I’d grow out of. I don’t know how everyone else does it! One of my closest friends encouraged me to look at work from Tattoo Stylist before now, which I think was brilliant, but I just couldn’t see myself getting one. If you asked me why I don’t think I could give you a definitive reason. For some reason, I just didn’t have one. It might be because I had seen so many people regret their choice of tattoos and have been so upset with the decision they made as they’ve got older. Of course, they always have the option of getting in touch with somewhere like Counterpunch Tattoo Removal ( if they wanted to get it professionally removed or covered. See, there is always a resolution. In my heart of hearts, I just know that this is something that doesn’t appeal to me. Not that it bothered me or was too permanent, the thought just had never crossed my mind before sailing to the Marquesas. View More

Bay of Phalli, Fatu Hiva by Brian

This incredibly picturesque bay on Fatu Hiva is the stuff magazine covers are made of.  In fact, the cover photo for Charlie’s Charts of the South Pacific (one of our many cruising guides) uses this photo to lure prospective buyers.  View More

Apataki by Erin

Yesterday I had the 4 a.m. – 7 a.m. watch. After four days of sailing from Nuka Hiva, we were due to make landfall at Apataki atoll at 8 a.m. None of us had ever seen an atoll, nor had we sailed through a group of them. View More

Puamau, Hiva Oa By Brian

Shortly after arriving in Puamau we saw a few locals in what looked to be the most promising surf break since Barra de Navidad in Mexico.  The stern hook had barely hit the sand before Brady had his board down and was paddling towards the break. View More

Off to Fatu Hiva

We spent the last week circumnavigating the island of Hiva Oa, hopping from bay to bay along the north side of the island. We’ve had some amazing experiences meeting locals and being introduced to the Marquesan lifestyle. View More

Meeting the locals – by Brady

After spending three days in Atuona, Hiva Oa we decided to check out the north side of the island before heading to Fatu Hiva. We planned on leaving Atuona early so I went in to the little gas station for bread and tomatoes. View More

Delos has landed!

On Tuesday, April 20, at 1300 UTC, we dropped anchor in Taaoa Bay on the island of Hiva Oa. Our total time on the boat since we left La Cruz, Mexico, on Saturday, March 27, at 2300 UTC, is… View More

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