Papeete, Tahiti

Tahiti is the largest of the Polynesian islands with its population most concentrated in Papeete which is a major shipping crossroad located on Tahiti's northwest corner.

Shopping-lovers will enjoy Papeete's chic shops, busy municipal market, waterfront area and lively mix of French, Polynesian, and Chinese cultures. Its suburbs sprawl up the mountains overlooking the city for miles along the coast in both directions.

The interior of the island offers splendid and unforgettable opportunities for hiking or safari 4x4 excursions, with impressive waterfalls, archeological sites, grottos and more.

Things to see and do

* Scuba diving & snorkeling
* Lagoonarium – 12km west of Papeete
* Ferry ride to Moorea island
* Papeete waterfront area
* Visit the morning market (Marché du Pape'ete)

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Cour de Franc Pacifique (CFP)
Language – Tahitian, French, & English
Land Area – 17.4 km²
Population – 30,000
Electricity – 2 pin Round pins European style
Time – GMT minus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 689

Port Location – Papeete curves around the harbor with the waterfront area centrally located in downtown Papeete.

Transport Links – Tahiti is accessible by air from most parts of the world. All international air traffic comes through Faa Airport in Pape'ete.

Taxis, rental cars, scooters and bicycles are available for hire and a local bus service , known as le truck is cheap and reliable for getting around Papeete.

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Cruises from Papeete, Tahiti

Cruise Date Duration
Europa 2, EUX1904 ex Papeete to Auckland 20/02/19 16 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 21/02/19 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 23/02/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 28/02/19 7 nts
Marina, Seashores to Skylines ex Papeete to New York 02/03/19 34 nts
Marina, Pearls & Moai ex Papeete to Lima 02/03/19 16 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 02/03/19 12 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 02/03/19 7 nts
Symphony, Tahiti & The Cook Islands ex Papeete to Auckland 07/03/19 15 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 07/03/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 07/03/19 18 nts
Paul Gauguin, Cook Islands & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 09/03/19 11 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Roundtrip 14/03/19 11 nts
Regatta, Polynesian Lullaby ex Papeete to San Diego 16/03/19 16 nts
Regatta, Sun-Kissed Serenade ex Papeete to Miami 16/03/19 32 nts
Le Soleal, French Polynesia & Hawaii ex Papeete to Honolulu 18/03/19 15 nts
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tuamotus ex Papeete Return 20/03/19 10 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 21/03/19 12 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 25/03/19 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 25/03/19 17 nts
Silver Explorer, Voyage 7907 ex Papeete to Lautoka 30/03/19 13 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 30/03/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 04/04/19 7 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 06/04/19 12 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 06/04/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 11/04/19 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Marquesas Tuamotus & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 13/04/19 14 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 18/04/19 7 nts
Orion, French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard ex Papeete to Rangiroa 19/04/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 25/04/19 7 nts
Orion, Azure Seas from Tahiti to the Marquesas ex Papeete return 26/04/19 14 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 27/04/19 12 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 27/04/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 02/05/19 11 nts
Orion, French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard ex Papeete to Rangiroa 10/05/19 7 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 16/05/19 12 nts
Orion, French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard ex Papeete to Rangiroa 17/05/19 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 18/05/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 20/05/19 10 nts
Orion, French Polynesian Discovery ex Papeete to Nuku Hiva 22/05/19 8 nts
Orion, French Polynesian Discovery Hawaii Extension ex Papeete to Kailua Kona 22/05/19 19 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 25/05/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 30/05/19 7 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 01/06/19 12 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 01/06/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 06/06/19 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 08/06/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 13/06/19 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Cook Islands & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 15/06/19 11 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 20/06/19 12 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 20/06/19 7 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 06/07/19 12 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 07/07/19 11 nts
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tuamotus ex Papeete Return 10/07/19 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 18/07/19 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 20/07/19 7 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 25/07/19 12 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 27/07/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 01/08/19 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Cook Islands & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 03/08/19 11 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 08/08/19 7 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 10/08/19 12 nts
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tuamotus ex Papeete Return 14/08/19 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 15/08/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 22/08/19 10 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 24/08/19 7 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 29/08/19 12 nts
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tahiti Iti ex Papeete Return 31/08/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 01/09/19 11 nts
Paul Gauguin, Society Is Cook Is Tonga & Fiji ex Papeete to Lautoka 07/09/19 13 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 12/09/19 7 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 14/09/19 12 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 19/09/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 26/09/19 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tuamotus ex Papeete Return 02/10/19 10 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 03/10/19 12 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 03/10/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 10/10/19 10 nts
Orion, Tales of the Pacific ex Papeete to Easter Island 10/10/19 14 nts
Island Sky, Tahiti to Easter Island ex Papeete to Easter Island 10/10/19 18 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 12/10/19 7 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 19/10/19 12 nts
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tahiti Iti ex Papeete Return 19/10/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 20/10/19 11 nts
Le Boreal, Treasures of Polynesia ex Papeete Roundtrip 25/10/19 9 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 26/10/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 31/10/19 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Cook Islands & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 02/11/19 11 nts
Le Boreal, Polynesia & Easter Island ex Papeete to Easter Island 03/11/19 13 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 07/11/19 12 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 07/11/19 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tuamotus ex Papeete Return 13/11/19 10 nts
Jewel, South Pacific ex Papeete to Sydney 14/11/19 17 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 14/11/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 14/11/19 18 nts
Regatta, Sublime South Pacific ex Papeete to Sydney 17/11/19 18 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 21/11/19 11 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 23/11/19 12 nts
Paul Gauguin, Marquesas Tuamotus & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 23/11/19 14 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 02/12/19 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 02/12/19 17 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 07/12/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 12/12/19 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tahiti Iti ex Papeete Return 14/12/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 19/12/19 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 21/12/19 7 nts
Navigator, South Pacific Sunsets ex Papeete Return 23/12/19 11 nts
Navigator, Pearls of the Pacific ex Papeete to Sydney 23/12/19 31 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 26/12/19 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 28/12/19 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 02/01/20 7 nts
Navigator, Pacific Island Adventure ex Papeete to Sydney 03/01/20 20 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 09/01/20 11 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 20/01/20 10 nts
Journey, Tahiti & New Zealand Voyage ex Papeete to Auckland 23/01/20 15 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 30/01/20 7 nts
Sereneity, South Pacific Tropical Kingdom ex Papeete to Auckland 04/02/20 15 nts
Wind Spirit, Pearls of Paradise ex Papeete to Lautoka 06/02/20 15 nts
Mariner, Pink Hibiscus & Blue Mountains ex Papeete to Sydney 11/02/20 18 nts
Whisper, World Cruise Sector 2020 ex Papeete to Sydney 01/03/20 18 nts
Regatta, Legends to Lagoons ex Papeete Return 05/03/20 10 nts
Regatta, Legends to Lagoons ex Papeete Return 15/03/20 10 nts
Maasdam, South Pacific Crossing & Hawaii ex Papeete to San Diego 15/03/20 19 nts
Maasdam, South Pacific Crossing, Hawaii & Mexico ex Papeete to San Diego 15/03/20 31 nts
Le Soleal, Jewels of the South Seas ex Papeete to Lautoka 20/03/20 12 nts
Regatta, Legends to Lagoons ex Papeete Return 25/03/20 10 nts
Navigator, Beyond the Blue Lagoon ex Papeete Return 28/03/20 10 nts
Regatta, Legends to Lagoons ex Papeete Return 04/04/20 10 nts
Regatta, Portraits of Paradise ex Papeete to San Francisco 04/04/20 28 nts
Navigator, Azure Ocean Rhapsody ex Papeete to Miami 07/04/20 34 nts
Navigator, Ancient Cultures Polynesia to Peru ex Papeete to Callao 07/04/20 18 nts
Silver Explorer, ex Papeete to Lautoka 10/04/20 13 nts
Regatta, Pacific Wanderlust ex Papeete to San Francisco 14/04/20 18 nts
Regatta, Aloha to Alaska ex Papeete to Vancouver 14/04/20 30 nts
Orion, French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard ex Papeete to Rangiroa 15/04/20 7 nts
Orion, Azure Seas from Tahiti to the Marquesas ex Papeete return 22/04/20 14 nts
Orion, French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard ex Papeete to Rangiroa 06/05/20 7 nts
Orion, French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard ex Papeete to Rangiroa 13/05/20 7 nts
Orion, French Polynesian Discovery ex Papeete to Nuku Hiva 18/05/20 8 nts
Orion, French Polynesian Discovery Hawaii Extension ex Papeete to Kailua Kona 18/05/20 19 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 02/07/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 09/07/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 16/07/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 23/07/20 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 02/08/20 11 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 13/08/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 20/08/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 27/08/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 03/09/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 10/09/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 17/09/20 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 27/09/20 11 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 08/10/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 15/10/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 22/10/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 29/10/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 05/11/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 12/11/20 11 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 23/11/20 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 03/12/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 10/12/20 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 17/12/20 11 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 28/12/20 11 nts
Navigator, Cruising the South Pacific ex Papeete Return 30/01/21 10 nts
Navigator, Cruising the South Pacific ex Papeete Return 09/02/21 10 nts
Navigator, Cruising the South Pacific ex Papeete Return 19/02/21 10 nts
Navigator, Wayfinding & Luau Living ex Papeete to Honolulu 01/03/21 16 nts
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