Pour être autorisé à entrer dans le lagon de Bora Bora, votre voilier doit être équipé d’une cuve à eaux noires car aucun rejet n’est autorisé dans le lagon.
Only the boats equiped with black water holding tanks are allowed to enter in the lagoon of Bora Bora. All Spilling are forbidden in Bora Bora.
Moorings area are clearly defined on the map down below. You are only allowed to moor in those dedicated area and have to pick up one of the moorings line. Anchorage is not allowed.
Using non-biodegradable sunscreen is forbidden.
For security reason, snorkeling and nautical activities are not allowed in the moorings area.
Moorings fees in those areas have to be paid to Bora Bora Moorings Services – VHF 9 – (+689) 89 440 888. This provider also offers additional services :
- Pick up of the garbages (selective sorting mandatory)
- Purchase of prepaid card for drinkable water to fill in your tanks at Vaitape pier
- Organize the pumping of black water tanks at Vaitape pier
Be aware that the island has very few rivers and fresh water spots. We recommend that you fill up with water in Raiatea or in Tahaa.
- Teavanui Pass: North toward the port of Vaitape. Airport on Motu Mute, it is possible to disembark there via a dinghy.
Moorings and marinas
Attention: Except as otherwise provided, in the internal waters of Bora Bora Island, the anchorage of vessels of ten (10) or more meters in length or greater than or equal to twenty-four (24) hours is strictly forbidden outside areas dedicated to authorized anchorage. The anchorage of any vessel, for any length of time, is strictly forbidden in the navigation channels.
- Access to dedicated areas is permitted for vessels in a state of navigation, as well as for those in danger or damage.
- Access to dedicated areas by vessels in danger or in damaged condition is only allowed for a limited stay, justified by the circumstances.
- Access and movement within the areas designated for authorized anchorage shall be carried out in accordance with the rules of navigation, in particular those laid down in the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.
- Within the limits of these dedicated zones, the maximum speed of vessels is fixed at 3 knots.
- Except in the case of force majeure, vessels are only allowed to move within the dedicated zone to access or leave an anchorage point.
- In the inland waters of the Bora Bora lagoon, there are no-anchor zones to protect the various cables, conduits or submarine outlets (Red Zones on the map below). The prohibition referred to is not opposable to ships and boats anchored on mooring, to those ensuring the maintenance of submerged facilities or public service mission engaged in a relief operation of persons and safeguarding property. It is also not opposable to ships in case of force majeure.
More infos : https://www.service-public.pf/dpam/reglementation-zones-navigation/
- Vaitape: daytime and short time docking, stores, doctor, restaurants.
- Faanui Bay: deep and sheltered, namely from Southern winds. petroglyphs, marae.
East Coast (maximum draft 2.5 m)
- Motu Tupe: mooring over sand, 4m. Snorkeling with manta rays on Point Tuiahora, and lagoonarium.
- SE Platier: snorkeling coral gardenon Motu Piti uu Uta, Faroone Beach, Matira Point access.
- snorkeling in the mythical lagoon;
- Monument Alain Gerbault
- Paul-Emile Victor’s motu
Municipale Police Ph : 40 67 70 41
Dispensary Ph : 40 67 70 77