Air 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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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 Islands, the 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.
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org. To book online, please click HERE !
The AREMITI 5 allow to navigate in a rough sea at more than 30 knots and rallies Papeete Moorea in approximately 30 minutes
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.
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
A host team and the crew on board will be pleased to assist you and ensure impeccable service
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 :
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 .
For more information , visit the website page “cruising and sailing”
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 .
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The 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”