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Island hopping

By plane

Air TahitiAir Tahiti is a domestic air carrier offering flights to all of French Polynesia.

It serves 47 islands and atolls with its modern fleet of ATR 42 and ATR 72 turboprops flying a regular timetable.

You can find offers from the company, book a trip , check schedules and get practice informations on the website www.airtahiti.com

 

 

 

 

 

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The Society islands Tuamotu East Tuamotu – Gambier Islands The Austral islands
Bora Bora
Huahine
Maupiti
Moorea
Raiatea
Tahiti
Ahe
Anaa                              Aratika                       Arutua
Fakarava
Kauehi                      Manihi
Mataiva
Rangiroa
Reao                        Takapoto
Takaroa
Tikehau
Hao
Makemo
Mangareva

The Marquesas islands
Fatu Hiva                              Hiva Oa                          Nuku Hiva                            Tahuata                                    Ua Huka                              Ua Pou
Raivavae
Rimatara
Rurutu
Tubuai

BY BOAT

se deplacer en bateau de Tahiti à Moorea

Although the plane remains the fastest and most commonly used means of transportation in French Polynesia, island hopping by boat is also an option.

There is ferry service between islands that are not too distant from one another (such as Tahiti and Moorea or Bora Bora and Maupiti) while cargo schooners, more picturesque and sailing to the Leeward Islands, the Tuamotus, the Gambier Islandsthe Marquesas and the Austral Islands, offer cabins and occasionally a space on deck.

 

 

 

Service varies based on destination: ferries run several times a day between Tahiti and Moorea while cargo schooners sail three times a week for the Society Islands, every two weeks for the Marquesas and the Austral Islands and once a month for Mangareva (Gambier Islands).
Among islands in a same archipelago, there are speedboats or small launches that can shuttle you back and forth.

 

TAHITI-MOOREA : easy and comfortable sea link

 The sea link between the island of Tahiti and its sister island Moorea is one of the most used maritime routes in the world with 1.57 million passengers recorded in 2014.

This transport , daily used by people living in Moorea and working in Tahiti, offers convenient schedules, a comfortable and inexpensive crossing lasting between 30-60 minutes (depending on the Ferry) with over 10 rotations per day. This crossing offers splendid views of  lagoons and coast of Tahiti and Moorea. With luck, you'll see whales during this crossing  which give birth in the warm Polynesian waters every year.

There are 2 Ferry companies / shuttle boats which are to Papeete harbor station 



AREMITI www.aremiti.pf        

The company operate 2 high-speed vessels : the Ameriti 5 and the Ameritti ferry 2. Vehicles offer an exceptional confort thanks to latest-generation stabilizers. On board, they get both a snack-bar, air-conditionned rooms, and sun deck to admire the beauty of the sisters island.

To get informations for schedules and fares, please click HERE !  

You can book your tickets by mail, by phone , online or directly at quayside wickets. Contact e-mail : reservation@aremiti.net. To book online, please click HERE !

 

 

aremiti 5

The AREMITI 5  allow to navigate in a rough sea at more than 30 knots and rallies Papeete Moorea in approximately 30 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Aremiti ferry

The AREMITI FERRY 2 is a concentrate of new technologies in 80 meters long. It can reach an average speed of 20 knots, permitting a voyage between Tahiti and Moorea of less than 40 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 



TEREVAU : www.facebook.com/TerevauTahiti                                                  

To get information about schedules and fares, click HERE  !

You can book your tickets by phone or directly at quayside wickets. 

 

TEREVAU 1

The high-speed ship can carry 360 passengers and provides up to six round trips per day.

His crossing time is 30 minutes platform to platform

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEREVAU 2

 

A host team and the crew on board will be pleased to assist you and ensure impeccable service

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                         

BY MIXED CARGO

A maritime services 'local' and cheaper

What is a mixed cargo ?

It is a boat originally planned for freight that opens its deck and a few cabins for passengers. Real supply and export link with the other islands , the cargo is awaited by the population and receives beautiful receptions .

3 companies offer crossings from Papeete :

DIRECTION THE AUSTRAL ISLANDS WITH TUHAA PAE IV CARGO

 

 Want to discover the authenticity of the Austral archipelago by the sea? Embark on board Tuhaa Pae a new mixed cargo (freight and passengers) , reliable and comfortable .

The islands of Tubuai , Rurutu , Rimatara , Raivavae are a few days cruise from Papeete , with programming from March to April trips a month from Papeete .

For more information , visit the website page “cruising and sailing”

 

 

 

 

DIRECTION THE SOCIETY ISLAND WITH HAWAIKINUI CARGO

 

 Huahine, Raiatea, Taha'a , Bora Bora, many possible stops to these paradise islands. These cargo departure is at the end of the day and usually arrived at night. You should not expect the comfort but just live a real local experience for cheaper .

For more information , visit the facebook page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTION THE MARQUESAS ISLAND WITH ARANUI CARGO

 

 Aranui 5The Aranui is a mixed freight and passenger ship, ensuring maritime link between Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands .

It is equipped with comfortable cabins, air - conditioned and can accommodate up to two hundred passengers who can enjoy the sun on the deck , swim at the pool or enjoy exotic cocktails while the ship continues its voyage from the Marquesas Islands.

Board a cargo ship in French Polynesia is go to meet Polynesians and their customs . It is also soak up the own pace to navigation in the islands , a rhythm full of sweetness and strength, those of the Marquesan people.

 

To know the different services , timetables and fares , please visit Aranui website 

And for more information about Marquesas , visit the website page “cruising and sailing”

 

 

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