We chartered in December. Had a grand time. The passes were all easy. They'll warn you away from the bad ones. We did Tahaa, Huahini, Bora Bora
out of Raiatea. Moorings I think. 2 weeks was plenty of time. Highly recommended.
One can anchor
in any reasonable spot. No big deal at all. Seems easier than the BVI ... but I've only done a little cruising in BVI.
September is dryer and cooler than other months. Which sounds like a good thing. Does Tahiti
have 'sea conditions' ... the trips between the islands are quick and you can pick the day...
Itinerary depends on what you like...snorkeling...dining ashore...relaxing on a beach...sleeping all day in a beautiful anchorage...they'll point you the right way during the orientation. Unlike the BVI it wasn't crowded at all ...