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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.

Cruises from Papeete, Tahiti

Cruise Date Nights
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-07-19 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-07-19 13
Orion, French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard ex Papeete to Rangiroa 2018-07-20 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-07-26 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-07-28 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-08-02 7
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-08-02 17
Orion, French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard ex Papeete to Rangiroa 2018-08-03 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas Cruise ex Papeete Return 2018-08-07 13
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-08-09 10
Orion, Isles, Atolls & Pristine Corals ex Papeete Return 2018-08-10 7
Paul Gauguin, Marquesas Tuamotus & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-08-11 14
Orion, Azure Seas from Tahiti to the Marquesas ex Papeete return 2018-08-17 14
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-08-19 11
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2018-08-19 18
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas ex Papeete Return 2018-08-25 13
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tahiti Iti ex Papeete Return 2018-08-25 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-08-30 7
Orion, Tales of the Pacific ex Papeete to Easter Island 2018-08-31 14
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-09-01 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-09-06 7
Paul Gauguin, Cook Islands & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-09-08 11
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-09-13 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-09-13 13
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tuamotus ex Papeete Return 2018-09-19 10
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-09-20 7
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-09-20 17
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-09-27 10
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-09-29 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas Cruise ex Papeete Return 2018-10-02 13
L'Austral, Polynesia & Easter Island ex Papeete to Easter Island 2018-10-06 13
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tahiti Iti ex Papeete Return 2018-10-06 7
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-10-07 11
Silver Explorer, Voyage 7821 ex Papeete to Easter Island 2018-10-12 15
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-10-13 7
Maasdam, Polynesian Idyll ex Papeete Return 2018-10-14 14
Le Boreal, Treasures of Polynesia ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-10-18 7
Paul Gauguin, Marquesas Tuamotus & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-10-20 14
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas ex Papeete Return 2018-10-20 13
Le Boreal, Polynesia & Easter Island ex Papeete to Easter Island 2018-10-25 13
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-10-25 7
Maasdam, Polynesian Idyll ex Papeete Return 2018-10-28 14
Maasdam, Polynesian & South Seas Sampler ex Papeete to Auckland 2018-10-28 28
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-11-01 7
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tahiti Iti ex Papeete Return 2018-11-03 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-11-08 13
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-11-10 7
Maasdam, South Seas Sampler ex Papeete to Auckland 2018-11-11 14
Maasdam, South Seas , New Zealand & Beyond ex Papeete to Auckland 2018-11-11 26
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-11-15 11
Mariner, Celestial South Pacific ex Papeete to Auckland 2018-11-15 15
Paul Gauguin, Cook Islands & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-11-17 11
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-11-26 10
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2018-11-26 17
Regatta, Enchanting Seas ex Papeete to Sydney 2018-11-27 15
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas Cruise ex Papeete Return 2018-11-27 13
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tuamotus ex Papeete Return 2018-11-28 10
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-12-06 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-12-08 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-12-13 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-12-15 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas ex Papeete Return 2018-12-15 13
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-12-20 7
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-12-20 17
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-12-22 7
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Roundtrip 2018-12-27 10
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2018-12-29 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-01-03 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-01-05 7
Aranui 5, Pitcairn Discovery Cruise ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-01-10 12
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-01-10 7
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-01-10 18
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-01-12 7
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-01-17 11
Whisper, World Cruise 2019 Sector ex Papeete to Sydney 2019-01-18 14
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-01-19 7
Marina, Sparkling South Pacific ex Papeete Return 2019-01-21 10
Navigator, Golden Pacific Rim ex Papeete to Sydney 2019-01-24 19
Paul Gauguin, Marquesas Tuamotus & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-01-26 14
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-01-26 12
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-01-28 10
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-01-28 17
Marina, Sparkling South Pacific ex Papeete Return 2019-01-31 10
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-02-07 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-02-09 7
Marina, Pure Polynesia ex Papeete Return 2019-02-10 12
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-02-14 12
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-02-14 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-02-16 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-02-21 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-02-23 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-02-28 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-03-02 7
Marina, Seashores to Skylines ex Papeete to New York 2019-03-02 34
Marina, Pearls & Moai ex Papeete to Lima 2019-03-02 16
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-03-02 12
Symphony, Tahiti & The Cook Islands ex Papeete to Auckland 2019-03-07 16
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-03-07 7
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-03-07 18
Paul Gauguin, Cook Islands & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-03-09 11
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-03-14 11
Regatta, Polynesian Lullaby ex Papeete to San Diego 2019-03-16 16
Regatta, Sun-Kissed Serenade ex Papeete to Miami 2019-03-16 32
Le Soleal, French Polynesia & Hawaii ex Papeete to Honolulu 2019-03-18 15
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tuamotus ex Papeete Return 2019-03-20 10
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-03-21 12
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-03-25 10
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-03-25 17
Silver Explorer, Voyage 7907 ex Papeete to Lautoka 2019-03-30 13
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-03-30 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-04-04 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-04-06 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-04-06 12
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-04-11 7
Paul Gauguin, Marquesas Tuamotus & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-04-13 14
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-04-18 7
Orion, French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard ex Papeete to Rangiroa 2019-04-19 7
Island Sky, South Seas Island Voyage ex Papeete to Lautoka 2019-04-20 16
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-04-25 7
Orion, Azure Seas from Tahiti to the Marquesas ex Papeete return 2019-04-26 14
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-04-27 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-04-27 12
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-05-02 11
Orion, French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard ex Papeete to Rangiroa 2019-05-10 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-05-16 12
Orion, French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard ex Papeete to Rangiroa 2019-05-17 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-05-18 7
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-05-20 10
Orion, Tahiti to Hawaii ex Papeete to Kailua-Kona 2019-05-24 14
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-05-25 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-05-30 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-06-01 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-06-01 12
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-06-06 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-06-08 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-06-13 7
Paul Gauguin, Cook Islands & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-06-15 11
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-06-20 12
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-06-20 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-07-06 12
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-07-07 11
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tuamotus ex Papeete Return 2019-07-10 10
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-07-18 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-07-20 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-07-25 12
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-07-27 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-08-01 7
Paul Gauguin, Cook Islands & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-08-03 11
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-08-08 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-08-10 12
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tuamotus ex Papeete Return 2019-08-14 10
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-08-15 7
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-08-22 10
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-08-24 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-08-29 12
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tahiti Iti ex Papeete Return 2019-08-31 7
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-09-01 11
Paul Gauguin, Society Is Cook Is Tonga & Fiji ex Papeete to Lautoka 2019-09-07 13
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-09-12 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-09-14 12
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-09-19 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-09-26 7
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tuamotus ex Papeete Return 2019-10-02 10
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-10-03 12
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-10-03 7
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-10-10 10
Orion, Tales of the Pacific ex Papeete to Easter Island 2019-10-10 14
Island Sky, Tahiti to Easter Island ex Papeete to Easter Island 2019-10-10 18
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-10-12 7
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tahiti Iti ex Papeete Return 2019-10-19 7
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-10-19 12
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-10-20 11
Le Boreal, Treasures of Polynesia ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-10-25 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-10-26 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-10-31 7
Paul Gauguin, Cook Islands & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-11-02 11
Le Boreal, Polynesia & Easter Island ex Papeete to Easter Island 2019-11-03 13
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Thursday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-11-07 12
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-11-07 7
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tuamotus ex Papeete Return 2019-11-13 10
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-11-14 7
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-11-14 18
Regatta, Sublime South Pacific ex Papeete to Sydney 2019-11-17 18
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-11-21 11
Paul Gauguin, Marquesas Tuamotus & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-11-23 14
Aranui 5, Adventure to Marquesas (Saturday) ex Papeete Roundtrip 2019-11-23 12
Wind Spirit, Tahiti & Tuamotu Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-12-02 10
Wind Spirit, Twice the Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-12-02 17
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-12-07 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-12-12 7
Paul Gauguin, Society Islands & Tahiti Iti ex Papeete Return 2019-12-14 7
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-12-19 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-12-21 7
Navigator, South Pacific Sunsets ex Papeete Return 2019-12-23 11
Wind Spirit, Dreams of Tahiti ex Papeete Return 2019-12-26 7
Paul Gauguin, Tahiti & Society Islands ex Papeete Return 2019-12-28 7
Navigator, Pacific Island Adventure ex Papeete to Sydney 2020-01-03 20
Journey, Tahiti & New Zealand Voyage ex Papeete to Auckland 2020-01-23 15
Sereneity, South Pacific Tropical Kingdom ex Papeete to Auckland 2020-02-04 15
Mariner, Pink Hibiscus & Blue Mountains ex Papeete to Sydney 2020-02-11 18
Whisper, World Cruise Sector 2020 ex Papeete to Sydney 2020-03-01 18
Regatta, Legends to Lagoons ex Papeete Return 2020-03-05 10
Regatta, Legends to Lagoons ex Papeete Return 2020-03-15 10
Le Soleal, Jewels of the South Seas ex Papeete to Lautoka 2020-03-20 12
Regatta, Legends to Lagoons ex Papeete Return 2020-03-25 10
Navigator, Beyond the Blue Lagoon ex Papeete Return 2020-03-28 10
Regatta, Legends to Lagoons ex Papeete Return 2020-04-04 10
Regatta, Portraits of Paradise ex Papeete to San Francisco 2020-04-04 28
Navigator, Azure Ocean Rhapsody ex Papeete to Miami 2020-04-07 34
Navigator, Ancient Cultures Polynesia to Peru ex Papeete to Callao 2020-04-07 18
Regatta, Pacific Wanderlust ex Papeete to San Francisco 2020-04-14 18
Regatta, Aloha to Alaska ex Papeete to Vancouver 2020-04-14 30

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