The urban area where most of Polynesia’s services and administrative offices are concentrated
Sailing to Tahiti
The port of Papeete is accessed directly through the Papeete pass (dangerous when very windy and N/NW swells are running). Also accessed by the Taapuna pass, then sailing in the lagoon to Papeete (30 min)
Between Papeete and Punaauia every vessel movement is subjected to the prior authorization of the guard of the Port of Papeete (VHF 12 Ph : 40 42 12 12) aligned with the international airport’s runway.
Anchoring in Tahiti
Allowed all around the island except PGEM and AMP.
Do not interfere with maritime traffic.
Keep a reasonable distance from coastal residences.
Marinas in Tahiti
Upon your arrival, please kindly fill in the downloaded documents :
to be delivered to the harbour master.
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The city of Papeete
The City of Papeete and its municipal council are mobilizing for sailing and yachting. Partner of the welcoming of the ARC, the Puddle Jump and Tahiti Moorea Sailing Rendezvous, the city invites you to enjoy the activities it organizes throughout the year.
Visit our special page about Papeete
Things to do
The Pearl museum
A unique museum dedicated to pearl farming. History, grafting, most beautiful pearls in the world. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Ph.: 40 46 15 54
Papeete’s central market
A place of constant activity, that is both interesting and exciting culturally.
Open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm and 6:00 am to 10:00 pm on Sunday. _ The people of the market come from all over the island to converge to this strategic place, which is the true economic heart of Tahitian social life.
Direction of the Municipal Market
Ph: 40 43 67 15
Museum of Tahiti and her islands – Te fare Manaha
Polynesia’s most important museum, it blends ethnography, archaeology, natural environment and fine arts.
Open Tuesday – Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Punaauia. Ph: 40 54 84 35