Magic Carpet Ride || Sailing, Diving & Drinking Taha'a French Polynesia

  • Published on Jun 16, 2019
  • We've heard this is the best coral, snorkeling and liquor in all of French Polynesia. Challenge accepted! We're sailing to Tahaa :)
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    As sailors we never know what the day holds for us. It could be catastrophy filled with broken bits or it could be calm seas with the winds at our backs. Our short sail from Bora Bora and the adventures that ensue are about as jammed packed near perfect day as any sailor could dream of.
    It all starts with a beautiful sail to the tiny island of Taha’a and ends with filling water buckets in a dark alley behind a gas station. And that’s not even the exciting bits!
    So hit that play button, put on your genie shoes and join us on the magic carpet ride, an impromptu rum factory tour, our best dinner in French Polynesia and some damn fine sailing.
    Shared with LOVE 💕 from all of us here aboard s/v Curiosity,
    - Jason, Nikki, Cleo and Singa 😻

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Comments • 534

  • William Wright
    William Wright 3 days ago

    All caught up . its awesome how far you guys have come. I follow several different sailing channels and enjoy yours.

  • laurie fiori
    laurie fiori 4 days ago

    I love your videos - so real, so honest! No trying too hard, you can just see that you guys are having fun! I LOVE Nikki's little spurt at the end when Jason says you have enough water for a week!

  • Trish Page
    Trish Page 5 days ago

    Congrats in the 250!!

  • sdfkjllshadflhadfshl
    sdfkjllshadflhadfshl 7 days ago +1

    A Quarter of a Friggin MILLION SUBS!!! CONGRATS!

  • John Wayne
    John Wayne 9 days ago

    Over the river and through the woods, water water everywhere.

  • Hastur of Carcosa
    Hastur of Carcosa 10 days ago

    Looks like you guys discovered why sailors enjoy rum so much. (wink) I've also always enjoyed surfing French Polynesia. Easy going people and inexpensive fresh food. So sad it's so far away from the U.S.

  • mark newton
    mark newton 12 days ago

    Why not wash your dishes with salt water?

  • Devis
    Devis 13 days ago

    Food for dog

  • Jamie Lancaster
    Jamie Lancaster 14 days ago

    Love your bag but his hat is not not good.

  • Metal89
    Metal89 14 days ago +3

    how to drink sent me. love what ive seen so far and already subbed! my girlfriend loves this kind of content as well so ill be sure to send her here too.

  • David Dryden
    David Dryden 14 days ago +2

    I'm here because of that guy with the channel that drinks. Why I Drink or What To Drink...something like that. I think it's How To Drink...yeah...that sounds right.

  • IslandLimer
    IslandLimer 14 days ago

    How to drink reminded me to check in on my favourite sea dogs!

  • Eduardo Sousa
    Eduardo Sousa 14 days ago

    Greg from how to drink made me say he sent me here - which he did, to be fair

  • DeathBahamutXXX
    DeathBahamutXXX 14 days ago +1

    I learned about your channel from How to Drink on youtube

  • Demi LeJeune
    Demi LeJeune 14 days ago +7

    Hey guys I enjoyed it. Greg from how to drink TVclip channel sent me over. I'll likely be checking out all of your back list looks fun!

  • kif411
    kif411 14 days ago +12

    How to drink youtube channel sent me here! Do a collab with him on your sailboat

  • doomer
    doomer 14 days ago +5

    How to Drink collab when?

  • Kyle McDonald
    Kyle McDonald 14 days ago +30

    How to Drink sent me :) Must do a collab!

  • Matt & Amy
    Matt & Amy 14 days ago

    Awwww, sweet kisses!

  • Roy Ramdeen
    Roy Ramdeen 15 days ago

    Well we are seeing a lot more affection on these last few vlogs, could it be the location.. French Polynesia does breath love and romance. Hmmm.. can we expect a new crew-mate.. ♥ ☺

  • gkygrl7
    gkygrl7 15 days ago

    Absolutely breathtaking!

  • Pidasian Hippie
    Pidasian Hippie 18 days ago

    I hope you are still going to be in the area for the eclipse. I cannot imagine another videographer who could do a better job than you guys.

  • Rett
    Rett 20 days ago

    Thank you Nikki/Jason. I would like to see you take Singha on a walk again.

  • Robert Colvin
    Robert Colvin 20 days ago +1

    Great video. We live in a world where mosquitos rule all through the late spring and summer months. What repellent fails to prevent, we wash/on a paper towel, with vinegar. In most cases, it really reduces the itch and burn of a bite. I know your space is limited, but a bottle of white vinegar will do wonders.

  • Telencephelon
    Telencephelon 21 day ago

    Please don't use sunscreen and then swim around coral reefs. You two are dumping around 10-100g of oil there and other chemicals there.

    • Gone with the Wynns
      Gone with the Wynns  20 days ago

      Nikki is very careful to choose sunscreen without the ingredients that can harm the reef. You'll also notice that a lot of the time they were long-sleeved rashguard shirts to cut down on the amount of sunscreen they wear.
      Curious Minion

  • Heavens to Murgatroyd

    So you guys have this giant sponsor. Who comes and cleans your boat? At least you could give them a plug. There is no way you are this chirpy and this boat is still clean after your "journeys" . Cmon be honest......yikes..... How's the 4 star hotels treating you?

  • RocKiteman _ 2001
    RocKiteman _ 2001 22 days ago

    @Gone with the Wynns >>> FWLIW: Being WHERE they are on the Earth, I am a bit surprised they do not use some kind of solar furnace {or some application of solar energy} for distilling the rum, while keeping the leftover cane for a backup heat source.
    BTW, you could say the people on that island are... _Raising Cane._ 😊

  • RocKiteman _ 2001
    RocKiteman _ 2001 22 days ago

    @Gone with the Wynns >>> Shown briefly at 01:05 in this video: Those are flying fish moving across the wave tops?

  • RocKiteman _ 2001
    RocKiteman _ 2001 22 days ago

    FWIW: I have not watched any videos from this channel for a while. I started watching this video, and I must have looked away or did something, and did not see one of the cats at the beginning. And I thought, *_"OH SHIT....'_*
    Then I re-watched the beginning of the video, and saw my mistake.
    *BIG WHEW!!!!*

  • Geoff Strebel
    Geoff Strebel 25 days ago

    What happens when you add that rum to the fuel tank on your dingy? Liquid Schwartz?!?! ;)

  • Geoff Strebel
    Geoff Strebel 25 days ago

    I always relish returning to the boat and motoring a 360 and just marveling at how beautiful they are. Good call. ;)

  • Marc Config
    Marc Config 25 days ago

    12:04 Yup!

  • policy of truth
    policy of truth 26 days ago

    I just love you guys.... Hello from the corn fields of central Illinois

  • Mal L
    Mal L 26 days ago

    don't know how you can live without eating meat? but this is from someone that doesn't eat fruit so i'd make a horrible vegetarian!

  • Blake Degurd
    Blake Degurd 26 days ago

    Major faux pas! Poisson cru is eaten with the fingers!

  • Angela Tutino
    Angela Tutino 27 days ago

    I am heading off to noumea in a couple of weeks and your videos are giving me the confidence I need to enjoy every second moment! Thank you!

  • golfnut
    golfnut 27 days ago

    what are you doing for drinking water

  • formerly 987946216430
    formerly 987946216430 27 days ago

    She meant it was a ten minute walk AFTER you had the bottle of rum :) 2 steps forward, 3 to the left, 2 back, 2 to the right, 3 forward, and then a short rest. lol Cheers from PEI Canada, Bryan

    • Sailing Cheryl Ann
      Sailing Cheryl Ann 27 days ago

      formerly 987946216430 Don’t you just love getting pissed again with the Wynns.

  • Rosa's Vlogging Life
    Rosa's Vlogging Life 27 days ago

    Just found your channel! So obsessed. Cant wait to binge! That tahitian dish looks like ceviche looks amazing!

  • Woof Dog
    Woof Dog 27 days ago +1

    Did you know that name Magic Carpet Ride was the name of the mission when the navy brought soilders home from over seas after the end of WW2 .

  • roadie3124
    roadie3124 28 days ago

    The sugar cane brings back memories from 1956 when we visited a sugar cane plantation in Pakistan. I was 8. There was a cane crushing machine, just like the one shown. I was given a piece of raw sugar cane about a foot long to chew. Really good.

  • Karen Downing
    Karen Downing 28 days ago

    OMG Nikki, where did you get your sunglasses from? Praise Jesus if you answer this.

    • Gone with the Wynns
      Gone with the Wynns  27 days ago

      The rainbow ones are made by Prive Reveaux. You're welcome!
      Curious Minion

  • frank yates
    frank yates 28 days ago

    My fav is swimming with the giants but magic carpet ride is a close second.Love your videos!!!

  • Tubajock2
    Tubajock2 28 days ago +1

    I prefer dark rums as well

  • Tommy Hathcock
    Tommy Hathcock 28 days ago

    When do you think you will park your sail boat and start righting your book?

  • claris drouet
    claris drouet 29 days ago

    I just go all the way back to when you began your RV channel and I think about Before all this started and what was your inspirations, dreams and how does it compare to now! I also followed all of your technolgy videos and even your filiming is abit changed and better! I wish you had time for live streaming and perhaps open up about both of your evolutionary changes and how you yourselves have grown, not merely the learning to sail (although epically well done) more on a personal level! I massively thank you for your work! Thank you for taking the time and efforts to share this!!!

    • Gone with the Wynns
      Gone with the Wynns  28 days ago +1

      Hey Claris. If you click over to the sailing page on the blog, there's a "Q&A" tab with several blog posts/videos. Those might answer some of your questions. This post was made before they started sailboat shopping, but they went in after 1 year and did an update, so it might also answer some of your questions.
      Hope it's what you're looking for!
      Curious Minion

  • claris drouet
    claris drouet 29 days ago

    Red Cane also matures faster, the darker the stalk the higher the suger for the fact that the dark barks obsorb sunlight better. We used to grow our own! lolol

  • Super terrific R
    Super terrific R 29 days ago

    11:30 switch it to super slow mo and have a little Baywatch moment yall

  • Caching Campvan
    Caching Campvan 29 days ago +1

    OMG! I loved the kisses!! Seriously it's great to see that side of you two! 🥰

  • RF dinesen
    RF dinesen 29 days ago

    Fabulous magic carpet ride, and so great you could get back on it again! I totally understand the "cute" reference when you are motoring away from your boat at anchor/mooring. I have the same thing and I think it's just general boat love, with perspective. Also, please tell me at 18:10 it's a zoom in post. Otherwise, you've got elves helping you. Like those Mantus (I assume) dingy anchors. Thanks as always for sharing your life and the beautiful work.

  • Daniel Fassbender
    Daniel Fassbender 29 days ago

    Wow. I need to ditch my R.V. for a F.V.

  • Dan C
    Dan C 29 days ago

    Your best video yet.
    GREAT job!

  • Jeffrey Carter
    Jeffrey Carter 29 days ago

    What water socks/shoes do you guys wear?

  • DougD
    DougD 29 days ago

    Good morning:)

  • David Lamy
    David Lamy 29 days ago

    Wow, what an island! That little river with the coral was absolutely incredible! You could get a fantastic work out swimming against the current. I wish I were there to enjoy it with you guys. Have you located the parts for your water maker? I would be going nuts worrying about that. Well as usual, wonderful video! I love watching your videos, and get lost in the scenery. Great job!

  • Joseph Mullin
    Joseph Mullin Month ago +1

    Scuba trick to slow yourself down spread your legs and drop your fins so they point straight down. This will create some drag and slow you down

  • No Picnic
    No Picnic Month ago

    Both cats are so unique!

  • John H. Moore
    John H. Moore Month ago +1

    OK, Nikki, fess up... just exactly how many bathing suits do you have stashed somewhere on that boat?!? :-)

  • Ruffway64
    Ruffway64 Month ago

    A majestic boat

  • Bill Van Den Ouden
    Bill Van Den Ouden Month ago

    Oh yeah PS now that you guys are both sampling rum that sounds like a good idea Vegas bill potato chips and rum

  • Bill Van Den Ouden
    Bill Van Den Ouden Month ago +1

    Your boat looks so awesome in that deep blue water as always awesome videos and I do have to agree with the other person your meals always look awesome and unfortunately I'm sitting on my couch eating potato chips oh my God Beast Vegas Bell

  • Paul Powell
    Paul Powell Month ago

    Looking back at the boat I would say it looks cool

  • Scot Tomich
    Scot Tomich Month ago

    Another awesome video! It’s good to be young, wish i was😁🌊

  • Frank Rice
    Frank Rice Month ago

    Gorgeous vedio

  • Ken C
    Ken C Month ago

    You record such beautiful scenery.! Sure would be nice to see it in 4K. Upload times?

    • Gone with the Wynns
      Gone with the Wynns  Month ago

      4K just became too tough in FP. Even at lower res it can sometimes take 12 hours to days to upload a 15 minute vid. I think 6 days is the record!
      Curious Minion

  • Ron Abernathy
    Ron Abernathy Month ago

    You guys are awesome. I haven’t seen if you’ve repaired the frig that broke several videos back. Also, I rewatched your vid of when you first started looking for a boat. You mentioned Bums Pat and Ali. I actually started following them when they first started out and have their books. I still get a laugh about when Pat, after several months, learned they actually had 2 speed winches. Keep up the great work.

  • everett padgett
    everett padgett Month ago

    Another great video with Nikki and Jason. The boat looks like a rocket sleek and ready for ignition. Grace style and beauty. Pure pleasure. Would be illegal if fun was

  • Cim Eliat
    Cim Eliat Month ago

    Love you Videos

  • GlutenFreeBear
    GlutenFreeBear Month ago +2

    My favorite video from ya'all, love it. I'm years behind you just about to get our own diesel pusher, but these videos remind me why traveling anywhere matters. Aloha and mahalo Wynns!

  • Gerben Van Duyl
    Gerben Van Duyl Month ago

    I would guess you need an Anti Vandal Key, pick one up ($14 AUD) when you reach Australia:

  • TheSocialBaboon
    TheSocialBaboon Month ago

    Absolutely Beautiful ❣️I’m glad you were able to get some water💦 Since moving to Arizona I take that less for granted than when I lived in Oregon.

  • Francisco Neto
    Francisco Neto Month ago

    Nice 👍🏽

    ATX SAILOR Month ago

    Very palatable is the phrase to use.

  • TheBlondeViking
    TheBlondeViking Month ago

    Thanks for uploading another episode of my favorite pirate series. ;-)
    Yo Ho, Ho! (And a Bottle of Rum/bucket of water)

  • LLL *
    LLL * Month ago

    Absolutely Beautiful!!!!!

  • Steve Stott
    Steve Stott Month ago

    I was just your videos . That was so much fun I finally got done watching all the back videos from start to now . Oh nooooo no more binge watching . ( no Wait I can start over again , soooooo many that I want to see again .) you two are awesome . Love your videos so much . Keep up the awesomeness . From Steve stott in sutherlin Oregon u.s.a.

  • Kathy Plant
    Kathy Plant Month ago

    You guys are so much fun to watch! By far the best sailing channel! #sailingshenanigans 👍⛵🌴☀️

  • Monique M
    Monique M Month ago

    Great vid you two. Your love of life and each other shines through!

  • Warren Goodwin
    Warren Goodwin Month ago

    Fun times.

  • sbodi4d
    sbodi4d Month ago

    Been following since the RV days, and you two are like fine wine, better with age. Good thing you two are married, otherwise I'd be after Nikki! She is sooo cute! Jason is a cool dude also. Happy trails from West Texas! Would love to do what you do, but alas I was born too early to take advantage of the electronic age. All I care about is being able to retire in the next 8 years debt free with enough savings to last the next 20 years!!! Will be watching until you decide to stop (please don't stop)...

  • Flatcap007
    Flatcap007 Month ago

    When the water maker getting fixed?

  • Lawrence D
    Lawrence D Month ago

    Speaking of laid back attitudes, you two look to be just as relaxed, especially Nikki, and I love seeing it.
    And I like the little bit of romance. So sweet.
    I don't own a boat, but I've watched enough videos to realize that water makers are a PITA! Seems like Everyone's breaks down, no matter how new.
    And yes, solar shower bags are amazing things. People in Ireland probably don't think so, but where there's sun!

  • Leo Weisman
    Leo Weisman Month ago

    We motorcycle riders look back at our bikes when walking away the same as you and your view that is cute. It represents love and freedom and is beautiful.

  • realulli
    realulli Month ago

    What I find quite funny: in Germany, all food trucks are based on American chassis. In French Polynesia, they're German...

  • scornflake
    scornflake Month ago

    Tell me about those adjustable chairs you’re always sitting on the foredeck in?

    • Gone with the Wynns
      Gone with the Wynns  Month ago

      Read all about them in the Gear Store on the blog, AND there's a discount code!
      Curious Minion

  • Jack Gorman
    Jack Gorman Month ago

    Have you guys changed the color grading everything seems muted? Not mad just questioning. Still love everything you guys do!

  • garyneilson
    garyneilson Month ago

    What are you guys going to use for your next mode of transportation after the sailboat? An airplane?

  • Meditation Station
    Meditation Station Month ago

    doing dishes, use seawater then use a spray bottle to rinse..

  • Bubba Gail
    Bubba Gail Month ago

    just another great vid guys, thanks.

  • alphasxsignal
    alphasxsignal Month ago

    Do they sell the rum over the net?

  • Frank Rice
    Frank Rice Month ago

    Remember back in the day they used a mule to turn the press in the south

  • 53Peterbilt
    53Peterbilt Month ago

    Thieves!!! Outlaws!!!
    Water burglars stealing in the night!! :P
    LOVE the magic carpet ride!!
    Safe Travels!

  • Dan Elisha
    Dan Elisha Month ago

    JOIN THE CLUB FOLKS.....La Vagabonde and now RAN sailing having kids...what about YOU?!

  • Tipsy Marlin Travels

    There's a reason we often refer back to your videos while we're out on our own adventures - you find the COOLEST places to visit!! This one is going on my must-do list.

  • B Burrell
    B Burrell Month ago

    Damit... totally misleading title. Nikki Wynn and a magic carpet ride... aaaaaah. Don’t mean to sound creepy and no disrespect to either of you. Anyways, you both do a great job with your videos. Be safe. See you next week!

  • Rob Apsley
    Rob Apsley Month ago

    So beautiful, it hurts my eyes!

  • Ken Jelinek
    Ken Jelinek Month ago

    Awesome - another one of your always cool videos in the archives! I'm especially curious about your vegetarian lifestyle on the water. Do you guys ever spearfish for meals? Or just rod and reel while you're sailing? How about clamming or harvesting seaweed? Have you done a video on that already? Or... is your strategy to "buy local" to help support the local communities?

    • Gone with the Wynns
      Gone with the Wynns  Month ago +1

      Hey Ken. They've done both. They like to support the locals by buying fish, but they do know how to spearfish and have gotten a few good hauls that way. Because sometimes the local fish market is days away!
      Curious Minion

  • Das Huber
    Das Huber Month ago

    Like 48👍

  • Bunyip Dan
    Bunyip Dan Month ago

    Hi guys, I realise you have probably moved on already and it's not really your shtick, but the boat shown @04:27 is used for chasing down and harpooning Mahi mahi (really different operating design), it would have been a unique opportunity to try and tag along on one of their trips, and experience this extreme and effective method of fishing, happy days.

  • The Flyin Hawaiian
    The Flyin Hawaiian Month ago +1

    Use some of the Manoi soap. It's super natural and smells sooooo good. Dang it! I gotta get some off Amazon, cuz I miss it soooo much. Show your viewers the Manoi sun tan oil. The bottle also has an orchid in it. This oil makes your tan looking amazing like no other!! Dang! I gotta order that too!! Lol