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
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 02/12/21 7 nts
Europa 2, Blessed by the Gods of South Sea ex Papeete to Lautoka 03/12/21 16 nts
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tuamotus Special ex Papeete Return 04/12/21 11 nts
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 09/12/21 18 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 09/12/21 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tahiti Iti ex Papeete Return 15/12/21 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 16/12/21 11 nts
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 16/12/21 12 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 16/12/21 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 22/12/21 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 23/12/21 7 nts
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 29/12/21 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 06/01/22 10 nts
Regatta, Legends to Lagoons ex Papeete, Tahiti to Papeete, Tahiti 05/02/22 10 nts
Regatta, Tahitian Legends ex Papeete to Papeete 15/02/22 10 nts
Regatta, Tahitian Legends ex Papeete to Papeete 25/02/22 10 nts
Silver Cloud, World Cruise Sector South Pacific Islands ex Papeete (Tahiti) to Lautoka 06/03/22 11 nts
Regatta, Legends to Lagoons ex Papeete Return 07/03/22 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 14/03/22 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 14/03/22 17 nts
Regatta, Enchanting Pearls from Papeete (Tahiti) to Los Angeles 25/03/22 30 nts
Nautica, Polynesian Delights from Papeete (Tahiti) roundtrip 25/03/22 12 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 31/03/22 7 nts
Regatta, South Pacific Spotlight ex Papeete to Los Angeles 06/04/22 18 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 07/04/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 14/04/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 21/04/22 7 nts
Orion, French Polynesia Beyond the Postcard ex Papeete Return 22/04/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 28/04/22 7 nts
Orion, French Polynesia Beyond the Postcard ex Papeete Roundtrip 29/04/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 05/05/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 06/05/22 7 nts
Spirit, South Pacific: Bora Bora, Kauai & Maui ex Tahiti to Honolulu 07/05/22 12 nts
Orion, Azure Seas ex Papeete Return 07/05/22 14 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 12/05/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 19/05/22 18 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 19/05/22 7 nts
Orion, Wild Polynesia Escape ex Papeete Return 21/05/22 4 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Roundtrip 26/05/22 11 nts
Orion, Pearls of the Pacific ex Papeete Return 26/05/22 9 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 27/05/22 7 nts
Spirit, South Pacific: Bora Bora, Kauai & Maui ex Tahiti to Honolulu 31/05/22 12 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 03/06/22 7 nts
Orion, Pearls of the Pacific ex Papeete Return 05/06/22 9 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 06/06/22 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 06/06/22 17 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 10/06/22 7 nts
Orion, Wild Polynesia Escape ex Papeete Return 15/06/22 4 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 16/06/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 17/06/22 7 nts
Orion, Wild Polynesia Escape ex Papeete Return 20/06/22 4 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 23/06/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti Society & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 24/06/22 10 nts
Orion, Ancient Polynesia ex Papeete Return 25/06/22 9 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 30/06/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti Society & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 05/07/22 10 nts
Orion, Ancient Polynesia ex Papeete Return 05/07/22 9 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 07/07/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 14/07/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 15/07/22 7 nts
Orion, Pearls of the Pacific ex Papeete Return 15/07/22 9 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 21/07/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 22/07/22 7 nts
Orion, Pearls of the Pacific ex Papeete Return 25/07/22 9 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 28/07/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 29/07/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 04/08/22 18 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 04/08/22 7 nts
Orion, Wild Polynesia Escape ex Papeete Return 04/08/22 4 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 05/08/22 7 nts
Orion, Wild Polynesia Escape ex Papeete Return 09/08/22 4 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Roundtrip 11/08/22 11 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 12/08/22 7 nts
Orion, Pearls of the Pacific ex Papeete Return 14/08/22 9 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 19/08/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 22/08/22 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 22/08/22 17 nts
Orion, Pearls of the Pacific ex Papeete Return 24/08/22 9 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti Society & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 26/08/22 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 01/09/22 7 nts
Orion, Pearls of the Pacific ex Papeete Return 03/09/22 9 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti Society & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 06/09/22 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 08/09/22 7 nts
Orion, Reefs Lagoons & Volcanic Isles ex Papeete to Lautoka 13/09/22 14 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 15/09/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 16/09/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 22/09/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 23/09/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 29/09/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 30/09/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 06/10/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 07/10/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 13/10/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 20/10/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 21/10/22 7 nts
Silver Explorer, South Pacific Islands ex Papeete (Tahiti) to Valparaiso 21/10/22 23 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 27/10/22 7 nts
Seabourn Odyssey, 14 Night ex Papeete, Tahiti to Suva Fiji 27/10/22 14 nts
Seabourn Odyssey, 38 Night Worlds Of The South Pacific ex Papeete, Tahiti to Sydney, NSW, Australia 27/10/22 38 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 28/10/22 7 nts
Spirit, South Pacific: Bora Bora, Moorea & Raiatea ex Papeete return 31/10/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 03/11/22 18 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 03/11/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti Society & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 04/11/22 10 nts
Spirit, South Pacific: Bora Bora, Moorea & Raiatea ex Papeete return 07/11/22 7 nts
Resolution, Tales of the Pacific ex Papeete to Easter Island 08/11/22 17 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Roundtrip 10/11/22 11 nts
Spirit, South Pacific: Bora Bora, Kauai & Maui ex Papeete to Honolulu 14/11/22 12 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti Society & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 15/11/22 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 21/11/22 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 21/11/22 17 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 25/11/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 01/12/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 02/12/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 08/12/22 7 nts
Spirit, South Pacific: Fiji, Bora Bora & Moorea ex Papeete to Sydney 08/12/22 14 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti & Pearls of French Polynesia ex Papeete Return 09/12/22 7 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 15/12/22 7 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti Society & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 16/12/22 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 22/12/22 7 nts
Silver Whisper, New Zealand ex Papeete (Tahiti) to Auckland 22/12/22 16 nts
Panorama II, Tahiti Society & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 27/12/22 10 nts
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 29/12/22 7 nts
Seabourn Sojourn, 27 Night ex Papeete, Tahiti to Sydney, NSW, Australia 07/02/23 27 nts
Serenity, South Pacific Kingdoms ex Papeete to Brisbane 11/02/23 19 nts
Regatta, Tahitian Legends ex Papeete to Papeete 17/03/23 10 nts
Regatta, Tahitian Legends ex Papeete to Papeete 27/03/23 10 nts
Regatta, South Pacific Seascapes ex Papeete to Los Angeles 06/04/23 28 nts
Regatta, Tahitian Legends ex Papeete to Papeete 06/04/23 10 nts
Silver Explorer, South Pacific Islands ex Papeete (Tahiti) to Lautoka 12/04/23 13 nts
Regatta, Pacific Serenade ex Papeete to Los Angeles 16/04/23 18 nts
Navigator, 10 Nights Sunset In Bora Bora ex Papeete (Tahiti) Return 28/01/24 10 nts
Crystal Serenity, 14 Nights Pearls of the South Pacific ex Papeete, Tahiti to Auckland, New Zealand 03/02/24 14 nts
Navigator, 10 Nights Under The Tahitian Moon ex Papeete (Tahiti) Return 07/02/24 10 nts
Navigator, 16 Nights South Pacific Paradise ex Papeete (Tahiti) to Auckland 17/02/24 16 nts