Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ferries and Cargo Boats

Frangipani(plumeria) flowers

While the boat schedules are found in a number of places on the Web I thought that it would be handy to list them here:

Aremiti and Moorea Express both operate ferries and catamarans between Papeete and Moorea. Their schedules and costs are listed in the linked pdf.

Schedules for boats to the other Society Islands are found on this pdf.
You'll note the Aremiti Corsaire high speed ferry at the bottom of the page. It began service mid-2005 but I've heard nothing about it in ages. The Aremiti Web site used to have the schedule. Now, all that remains is the note that "Aremiti 4 will begin service between Tahiti and Leeward Islands during July 2005." Update Feb. 4, 2oo7 - the Aremiti Corsaire high speed ferry between Tahiti and Huahine/Raiatea is no longer operating.

Boats to the Tuamotu-Gambier Islands (pdf)

The Aranui to the Marquesas Islands.
I've heard that there is also a small cabin for locals in the back of the ship just beside the kitchen. The cost was reported as $30 per person with full board.

Photo courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme.

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