Moorea

The sister island

It is ideal for a few beautiful escapes from nature while staying close to Tahiti.

Sailing to Moorea

  • Accessed from the East, the channel between Tahiti and Moorea is subject to crossing swells from the East and the South, plus choppy seas generated by interisland ferries, priorities.
  • The island’s North and Northwest passes do not present any danger

Marina

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Vai'are, Îles du Vent, Polynésie française
120 places, tirant d’eau de 4m max Accès Wifi Quai, eau potable, sanitaires, électricité dans la ...
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Recommended Moorings

Moorea’s Maritime Space Management Plan (PGEM) is to be respected.

Map of the PGEM of Moorea (2005)

Areas limited by yellow buoys. Speed is limited to 5 knots. Mooring limited to 48 h on sandy shoals and 7 consecutive days in reserved areas.
No mooring is allowed at the bottom of the bay.

2 large areas

  • Cook’s Bay: dock, water and fuel supplied, stores.
  • Opunohu – Papetoai Bay in the middle of the bay : small shops

3 spots

localised by a windward buoy in the area:

  • Pao Pao (17°29’13.8”S/149°51’01.3”W) entrance of Cook’s Bay, in front of the Moorea Beach Café (which has a dock for the dinghies): access to the pharmacy, all shops and businesses
  • Opunohu Bay: (17°29’13.8”S/149°51’01.3”W) at the entrance of the bay in front of Tahiamanu beach): small shops
  • Teavaro (17°29’13.8”S/149°51’01.3”W) facing the Town hall: 2 km from Vaiare’s main dock.

Areas to avoid:

The mooring areas of ships over 90 m in length are forbidden to the smallest ships:

Anchorage area of the cruise ships of Opunohu Bay
Anchorage area of the cruise ships of Cook’s Bay

However, if you wish to moor there, your shipowner or his representative must send the completed Notice of Nautical Operation form (AON F0244) to the harbour master’s office (trafficmaritime@portppt.pf) which is the competent authority in this area at least 72 hours before the call.

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Guide of Moorea

an updated touristic guide updated each year with the list of activities providers, useful information, maps. www.guidepolynesie.com

Water supply and fuel suppliers

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Paopao, Îles du Vent, Polynésie française
40 56 13 2540 56 13 25
possibility to dock for refueling (4m draft)
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Vai'are, Îles du Vent, Polynésie française
40 56 27 6940 56 27 69
Near the ferries dock
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Vai'are, Îles du Vent, Polynésie française
40 55 02 0240 55 02 02
near the ferries dock
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Tema'e, Îles du Vent, Polynésie française
40 56 30 0040 56 30 00
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Useful contacts

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Intercontinental Resort and Spa Moorea, Polynésie française
Protector of the marine environment and coordinator of the Reefcheck network in Polynesia.
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PK 31 coté mer, Haapiti, 98729 Ile de Moorea, Polynésie française
Village tahitien traditionnel où vivent et se produisent artisans et artistes locaux.
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B.P 1021 Papetoai Moorea 98729 Polynésie française
Centre de recherche au sein de l’hôtel Intercontinental qui propose des packages familles, enfant...
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Moorea, Îles du Vent, Polynésie française
Petit village
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Afareaitu, Îles du Vent, Polynésie française
40 56 24 24 (Urgences)40 56 24 24 (Urgences)
40 55 22 2240 55 22 22
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Afareaitu, Îles du Vent, Polynésie française
40 55 04 5540 55 04 55
40 56 19 26
Moorea Town hall
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Tema'e, Îles du Vent, Polynésie française
40 56 30 0040 56 30 00
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Vai'are, Îles du Vent, Polynésie française
40 55 02 0240 55 02 02
near the ferries dock
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Vai'are, Îles du Vent, Polynésie française
40 56 27 6940 56 27 69
Near the ferries dock
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Paopao, Îles du Vent, Polynésie française
40 56 13 2540 56 13 25
possibility to dock for refueling (4m draft)
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