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 French Polynesia - Formalities

Clearance

It is NO LONGER compulsory for all yachts visiting French Polynesia to visit Papeete Customs and Immigration to complete the clearing-in process.

Yachts can now clear in or out of FP with the “gendarmes” offices (French Police) at the ports of entry in the other islands (Marquesas, Tuamotus, Gambiers, Australs etc.) and complete all customs and immigration formalities in the one place (full details below).

Be sure to also visit the local "gendarmes" office at the various islands you visit throughout French Polynesia once cleared in.

Arrival clearance in Papeete:

If visiting Tahiti or Moorea (regardless of whether you have already cleared into FP elsewhere), it is compulsory to register with the Harbourmaster's office on arrival - known as the Entrance Declaration. If this Entrance Declaration is not carried out then Clearance will not be granted.

Registering with Papeete Harbourmaster
Skippers do not need to visit the Harbourmaster in person. Registration can be done by e-mail. Document F09.01 (Avis d’Opération Nautique Petite Plaisance) MUST be filled out properly and sent to:

trafficmaritime@portppt.pf
Copy to sp@portppt.pf and marinadepapeete@portppt.pf

If you are a Papeete Marina customer, this document will be sent to you by the Marina agents.

If Arrriving from a Foreign Country
The owner or master of the boat must go to the Immigration office located at Faaa Airport.
If someone is embarking or disembarking, they must also visit Immigration on arrival in Tahiti.

Next, skippers must visit the Customs office in Motu Uta (20 min walk or taxi ride).

Arrival clearance in other FP Islands:

Because of the distances and sailing conditions, FP Customs now authorise yachts to report inwards and outwards from islands where there is a “gendarmerie”. As stated above, a visit to Papeete to complete clearance is no longer necessary.

Immigration formalities will be processed by the Gendarmes.

They will also provide the owner or master of the boat with a “Customs declaration form” that shall be filled in and signed. The gendarmes will then scan and email the form to the Customs main office in Papeete. It is then the responsibility of the skipper to post the form to Papeete not later than 24 hours after arrival on the outer island (keep one copy with you). Remember that the gendarmes are not Customs officials and in fact often know very little about the latest Customs regulations.

The Customs declaration form should be taken seriously as a French customs boat patrols the islands and regularly inspects boats using the information sent to Papeete. They are particularly interested in any arms, alcohol, strong medicine and whether you have bought any pearls and will confiscate anything not declared.

Note: A visit to Customs in Motu Uta, Papeete will be necessary if you have not mailed your white customs sheet from the first port of entry in French Polynesia.

After completing clearance in the outer islands, yachts are no longer obliged to continue flying the Q flag.

Each clearance port for the outer islands has details of how to find its respective Gendarmes office.

See here for the official Customs website (only in French). From this site, the Customs declaration form can be downloaded and this form is in both French and English.

Departure Clearance in Papeete:

For all departures for more than 50nm away from Tahiti and/or Moorea, yachts must make a clearance request.

In all cases, e-mail the Papeete Harbourmaster 3 days (72 hours) prior to departure from Tahiti and/or Moorea. E-mail trafficmaritime@portppt.pf and copy to sp@portppt.pf and marinadepapeete@portppt.pf

Include details of your boat name, captain's name, date of departure and destination (for example Cook Islands via the Leeward Islands or Tonga).

If you are planning on just cruising the Polynesian Islands and then returning to Tahiti/Moorea, sending the e-mail is all you need to do. You will receive your clearance by e-mail and when you return to Tahiti/Moorea you simply need to e-mail the Harbourmaster with your date of return and place of mooring. No Customs Declaration is needed in this case.

If you plan to depart Tahiti and sail to a foreign country via other FP Islands:

The Harbourmaster will prepare your inner Polynesian Islands departure clearance in Tahiti and e-mail it to you. You must however go and meet the Gendarmes in the last FP island touched to do the official final exit from FP.

You will have to fill out a Custom Exit Declaration document, signed by the Gendarme agent. Before leaving the country, this document must be sent (regular mail) to:

Bureau de douanes de PPT Port (service Plaisance)
Direction des douanes de Polynésie française
BP 9006 PPT - Motu Uta

The local Gendarme will give you 24 hours to leave once clearance has been granted.

If you plan to depart Tahiti and sail direct to a foreign country:

It is compulsory to go and meet Customs at their main office in Motu Uta, Papeete, to make your Exit Declaration the day before departure. The harbourmaster will send your clearance to the Immmigration authorities and a copy to the Customs office.

The day of departure the Skipper must visit Immigration at the airport to pick up the exit clearance. This gives yachts until midnight to depart.

Note

  • Duty Free Fuel can be obtained by visiting Customs in Papeete who will issue you with a duty-free fuel certificate. This can be obtained anytime during your stay in FP.
  • If you have to pay a bond on entry (non EU citizens only), ensure that your papers specify which island you will be departing from in order that arrangements can be made to retrieve your bond. For more information about paying the bond (and possible ways to get around it) see Immigration and Fees below.


Departure Clearance from other FP Islands

Visit the Gendarmes at the clearance port you are departing from at least a day before departure and complete a Customs Exit Declaration document, signed by the Gendarme agent. Before leaving the country, this document must be sent (regular mail) to:

Bureau de douanes de PPT Port (service Plaisance)
Direction des douanes de Polynésie française
BP 9006 PPT - Motu Uta

Sometimes the Gendarmes will do this on your behalf, however it is your responsibility to ensure the form gets mailed to Papeete. The Gendarmes will also stamp your passports. They will then give you 24 hours to depart.

Last updated June 2016.

Papeete Customs Office
TAHITI (MOTU UTA-PAPEETE)
Tel:40.505.587 or 40.505.567
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 0700-1445, Friday 0700-1330
You need to meet Customs if you are coming straight from or leaving straight to a foreign country, or, if you have not mailed your white Customs sheet from your first port touched in FP. A visit here is also required if you want to get duty-free fuel. Bring copy (green or pink) of the Customs Entrance Declaration that you did in the first island you touched in FP.
Papeete Harbourmaster
Tel:40.47.48.81 ,VHF Channel 12
Be sure to copy all clearance requests to sp@portppt.pf and marinadepapeete@portppt.pf.
Papeete Immigration Office
TAHITI FAAA AIRPORT
Tel:40.800.605
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 0800-1200,1330-1600
You need to meet Immigration if you are coming straight from, or leaving straight towards, a foreign country. Or, if someone is embarking or disembarking.

Immigration

All visitors need a passport valid for at least 6 months (except French nationals).

French Polynesia is part of the European Union (as an overseas collective of France) but not of the Schengen Area Agreement and has its own visa rules. These rules closely follow those of mainland France with some exceptions that are specific to FP.

For full details see the www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en website.

As not all border crossings are sufficiently manned, it is advisable for yacht crews to make every effort to obtain a passport stamp to be able to prove their length of stay to avoid difficulties at a later stage.

EU CITIZENS

Length of stay for EU citizens is regulated by FP decree N°2010-1434 dated 19 November 2010. They do not require a visa for a stay of less than 3 months.

For stays longer than 3 months, EU citizens require sufficient income for their stay in FP (proof of funds might be requested) and also medical insurance covering them and the members of their family during their stay in FP.

Citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco and Norway may have a special agreement with French Polynesia and should check with immigration authorities about permitted length of stay without a visa.

EU Citizens are permitted to stay in FP up to 18 months.  This is the maximum accumulated time they may spend in FP, without being subjected to taxes and duties on the boat: i.e. they may fly out of FP then back in again, but that will neither reset the clock nor put it on hold.

NON-EU CITIZENS

Non-EU Citizens are only permitted to stay for the length of their visa. This is usually a maximum of 3 months in any 6 month period.

Long Stay Visas (LS)

Non-EU citizens wishing to stay longer than 3 months must obtain a LS visa. This is done by contacting a French consulate (up to 5 months) BEFORE arriving in French Polynesia in order to get a long stay visa in your passport.

To obtain a Long Stay Visa, reasons will have to be provided as to why you wish to stay longer, as well as having to give an idea of what you plan to do during your stay, submit proofs of financial independence (6 months of bank statements, etc).
It is important to note that your health insurance must cover the whole period of your LS visa, otherwise your visa will expire at the same time as your health insurance.

The consulate will transmit your demand to the High Commissioner in Papeete. This procedure is lengthy (on average 7 weeks), but legitimate requests are often granted.

If submitting papers from the Marquesas, you will not be permitted to leave the Marquesas until your paperwork is returned from Papeete. Avoiding using the local postal service may speed things up (i.e. using overnight air carrier).

On arrival in French Polynesia you must apply for a "Carte de Sejour" (temporary resident card). 
In 2016 a new ruling came into effect that requires LS visa applicants to appear in person at the Haut Commissaire’s office to submit and receive the Carte de Sejour. The procedure is straightforward. There are Haut Commissaire offices in Nuku Hiva (Taiohae) and Papeete.

Note:

If you have the LS visa in your passport (obtained before arrival) you do NOT need to post a bond on arrival in FP or need a bond letter while waiting for your carte de sejour to be processed (see details further down about bonds).

This updated report by SV Jacaranda (November 2016) has some useful information.

Note that early in the year, and through springtime, more people are applying and therefore the officials in Papeete have more applications to process, and will do them on a more regular basis. Applications outside this period may take a lot longer to process (some cruisers report 13 weeks).

Proof of Funds / Bond for non-EU Citizens:

If you have a Long Stay visa in your passport, No bond or onward air ticket is required.

Otherwise, all non EU citizens are required to do one of three things when they arrive in FP:

1) Post a bond for each non-EU Passport of approx US$1,700 
or
2) Have an airline ticket departing FP* (*see note below);
or
3) Have a Bond Exemption Letter from a registered Yacht Agent in FP, approximate cost US$2-300 per person. Note, in order to get bond exemption you must have insurance which covers the cost of you flying out in case of a medical emergency.

The rules about having a return air ticket or posting a bond seem to be quite strictly enforced now, whereas in the past they were fairly relaxed, so do be prepared.

* Refundable air tickets appear to be available through Air NZ. Refunds take approx. 2-3 weeks to process. See this report by an Australian cruiser who used this option to circumvent paying the bond in April 2016.

Even if a bond is paid, if plans change you may encounter difficulties. See this report for more details.

For a list of yacht agents see Clearance Agents.

The bond/bond letter is not required by EU citizens.

Crew arriving by Air

Crew arriving by air to join a boat should make this clear on their visa application, also to Immigration on arrival at the airport, who should give them both an entrance and an exit stamp in their passport. The exit stamp is needed to clear out by boat.

How long can I stay in FP with my Boat?
See Customs section below for more details.

Last updated February 2017.

Customs

Ensure that you comply with all the Customs regulations as it is very likely that Customs officers will board and search your boat.

Conditions of temporary entry of leisure vessels (admission temporaire des navires de plaisance) under decree N°0401/CM dated 27 March 2013 and modified 22nd April 2014.

See the Customs website for all the details.

Note: The length of time a private yacht can now remain has been extended to 36 months. Nor is it necessary to remain out of the country for 6 months before returning.

Visiting leisure vessels can enter and be kept temporarily in French Polynesia without payment of Customs taxes and duties, during a maximum period of 36 months (there is no extension, except in cases of “force majeure”) provided:

  1. The vessel's inward clearance has been duly reported to the Customs office in Papeete.
  2. The vessel is registered (flagged) outside the territory of French Polynesia, and the owner or master or user is a bona fide tourist and not a resident in French Polynesia.
  3. The vessel is solely for the private use of the owner, or master, or user. Spouse or direct ascendants or descendants of the owner, or master, or user are allowed to privately use the vessel.
  4. The vessel shall not be used for commercial activities. It shall not be loaned, rented or sold.
  5. The owner or master or user of the vessel shall not engage in lucrative activities in French Polynesia.

The temporary admission status of a leisure vessel ends when it departs French Polynesia for a foreign port. There is now no minimum time it before it can return as long as it has visited a foreign port.

Breaking the Rules

If the permitted stay rules are broken, not only is a substantial fine imposed, but import taxes on the yacht also become due (understood to be about 25% of its value for French-flagged yachts and up to 35% for other foreign-flagged yachts).

Overstaying the boat is considered a criminal offence and skippers that do so are liable to have their boat confiscated, be fined two times the boat's value and be given a jail term of 11 days to 1 month.

Customs have made it clear that the law will be fully enforced.

You must declare:

It is not specified on the Customs declaration form, but you must declare all motorized vehicles present on your boat: this includes dinghies with outboards for most leisure vessels, but also motorcycles and even helicopters for some larger yachts!

The make, model, motor output, and serial numbers of each vehicle and outboard shall be listed either directly on the Customs declaration form, or on a separate sheet to be attached to the Customs declaration from.

These vehicles will be granted the same temporary admission status as your boat, i.e. with the same rules and obligations.

Firearms and ammunition must be declared. If staying less than three days they can be kept on board, otherwise must be bonded by the authorities in each island until departure.

All alcohol must be declared. When reporting alcohol to the Gendarmes on arrival, be accurate. Do not under report stores or Customs will assume your intention is to sell the excess alcohol to the local population. You will be fined, and have alcohol confiscated. Note that there is no maximum that one can bring into the country, but it is essential that the full amount in litres be correctly stated (not cases or bottles). Customs take this very seriously.

Tobacco products must also be declared

All prescription medicines must be in the original packaging with the patient's name.

The import of plants and grains is forbidden. Recently, the transport of fruits between the islands in the Marquesas has begun to be controlled as they have started to have problems with some fruit flies. Check with the local agriculture inspection when landing. Yachts coming from the western Pacific, such as Fiji, Tonga or the Cooks, may have to be fumigated. On arrival they should anchor off and clear formalities before tying to the quay.

Customs Patrols
Customs patrol the islands, boarding as many yachts as possible. They have a list of yachts checked in and have scanned copies of their customs declaration. Officials are reported to be polite, but checks could be anything from a quick look around to a very thorough opening of everything (even tapping for hidden compartments). It is important to declare properly what you have on board (see list above) or you will be fined or have items confiscated. They are looking for arms, alcohol, strong medicine and pearls. Pearls without receipts are confiscated as Customs are trying to remove poor quality pearls from the market.

Duty Free Fuel
A permit for duty-free fuel can be obtained for free if you go in person to the Customs office in Papeete. Otherwise, if using an agent, you will be charged for this service.

Duty Free Alcohol
You can only get this if you are leaving French Polynesia. So you can not get it if you are going on to anywhere else in FP. The alcohol is delivered to your boat on the date of departure.

Bringing in spare parts/equipment (updated September 2013):

Spare parts and equipment required to repair a vessel under the temporary admission status (“admission temporaire”), may be imported and cleared through customs without paying customs dues.

However, since mid-July 2013, these goods must also be declared for export when you check out of French Polynesia

Yachts owners/skippers can import/export goods by themselves, however there is alot of paperwork involved and the process can be "tricky". Assistance of a yacht agent can be very helpful (which also includes extra services like collecting the shipment at the port/airport and arranging final delivery to the yacht). If the total of the shipment is over 350 Euros you are now required to have an agent under the new law.

Fees involved for bringing in spare parts are those charged by the Customs broker (for the 2 Customs declarations / paperwork for "temporary admission" and then "final exportation) and NOT for Customs duties. These fees depend on the shipment's CIF value (goods value + insurance+ freight). On average, fees invoiced by the Customs broker for each declaration are between 10 and 25.000 Cfp depending on the CIF value (1 Euros = 119,33 Cfp, 1 Usd is currently approx. 87 Cfp).

DHL can be both your shipper and your agent.

Note that all other goods which are imported and not for repairs (for example tv, computer, crew clothing, etc.) must be cleared through Customs and DUTIES must be paid.

Purchasing expensive products in FP

Be wary if promised a tax refund when purchasing an expensive product/spare (e.g. a dinghy) in FP. Whilst a company may promise a tax refund, in reality this is complicated to achieve and can only be done in Tahiti. The marine store must first process the paperwork before a freight forwarder can get permission from the Custom's officials to refund the VAT (and this is not always given). If you are purchasing via a third party in another island from a marine store in Tahiti, it's highly likely the papers will never be processed.

Last updated April 2016.

Health

Chikungunya Notice March 2015
Agents from Tahiti warn cruisers that during the winter rainy season, many French Polynesians (especially in the Marquesas) have become sick with Chikungunya, a tropical disease spread by mosquitos. By the time the majority of cruising boats arrive, in the dry season, it is hoped it will not be much of a problem. The only prevention is the application of liberal amounts of insect repellent with DEET.

Articles on Chikungunya can be found on the Noonsite Medical and Safety page.

French Polynesia is very well covered by health care with hospitals and many doctors, specialists and dentists in the most populated islands, infirmeries with qualified nurses in even remotely populated areas. Emergency air transportation is in place if necessary. Many cruisers have been well taken care off so one should not hesitate to contact medical help if needed.

Staphilococcus infections are prevalent and usually start from a small cut. The cuts should be cleaned out well, covered with an antibiotic cream and treated until healed, which can take as long as two weeks.

Filariosis (elephantiasis) is still known to exist in some islands. There is a preventative medicine, which gives protection for a year (only necessary if you stay over 6 months).

Outbreaks of Dengue Fever do occur here. Dengue Fever is a mosquito transmitted disease resulting in flu-like symptoms (high fevers, body aches, joint pain, headaches, dehydration). The only prevention is the application of liberal amounts of insect repellent with DEET. See report on latest outbreak at the Centre for Disease Control & Prevention.

The municipal water supply in the Marqueses is not potable.

The dangers of Ciguatera (fish toxin from eating reef fish) are not widely reported in French Polynesia, but it is a real danger and many locals are affected as well as visitors. Very useful information can be found in this article on the website of SV Jacaranda.

Tahiti Pharmacist for all of French Polynesia
Tel:+689 87 79 16 93
Patrick Ly runs his own pharmacy in northern Tahiti, but is available to all of French Polynesia via email, text, phone, and Skype. He speaks English well and is willing to ship medications anywhere in FP. He understands cruisers’ needs to order large volumes and is very helpful in finding alternatives. If he can’t provide a specific solution, he will say so.

Documents

A reciprocal ham license can be obtained on the spot and for free at the phone administration office in many islands (OPT). It can be renewed every 3 months, up to 1 year).

Fees

There is a charge for visas granted on arrival.

There are port charges (in Papeete harbour).

Proof of Funds / Bond:

All non EU citizens require one of three things when they arrive in FP: 
1) Post a bond for each non EU Passport of approx US$1,700,
2) An airline ticket departing FP, or 
3) A Bond Exemption Letter from a registered Yacht Agent in FP.

This bond is not required by EU citizens.

Last updated April 2016.

Restrictions

Charter: Visiting yachts may not charter in French Polynesia. That will break the rule of temporary admission of the boat (see CUSTOMS above).

People arriving by air to charter a boat need only a valid passport, return air ticket and a visa where applicable.

The approaches to the atolls of Mururoa, and Fangataufa and the area around them are prohibited areas, classed as military zones.

The movement of yachts is restricted in certain lagoons in the Tuamotus where there are pearl farms. Generally, one should avoid anchoring near oyster beds.

Alcohol consumption is a problem in many of the islands and visiting boats are urged not to dispense drinks freely to locals.

All fruit trees, including coconut trees, are privately owned. Fruit must not be taken without prior permission. Similarly, reefs inside lagoons are owned by families, so fishing should only be done after having asked permission to do so. Often, if asked, they give freely or gladly in exchange for goods or services.

Local Customs

Marquesas Islands: Some simple local rules
This is a good article summarising local customs in the Marquesas by cruisers Valerie and Laurent Devin, published by the Bluewater Cruising Association - May 2016.

Clearance Agents

Polynesia Yacht Services
Tel:(00 689) 77 12 30
Laurent Bernaert has been acting as an agent for "yachts in transit" for over a decade. Offers a very comprehensive range of services to cruisers, including help with clearance and other formalities. Also agents for WORLD ARC and the Oyster World Rally.
Tahiti Crew
Marina Taina , PO Box 3944 , Papeete 98713
Tel:+689 21 59 80 Fax:+689 42 86 06
Assist cruisers with arrival and departure formalities, duty free fuel, technical assistance, courier services, booking berths etc. Office in Marina Taina in Punaauia. Also works with Hiva Oa Yacht Services and Nuku Hiva Yacht Services.
Yacht Services Nuku Hiva (YSNH)
BP 301, 98742 Taiohaé , Nuku Hiva
Tel:689 920 750 ,VHF Channel 72
Under new ownership 2013: Kevin and Annabella are working to provide a full range of support services to Yachts visiting the Marquises. Based in Nuku Hiva, they provide assistance with entry formalities, parts importation, equipment problems, inboard & outboard mechanical repair, RIB repair, sail repair, as well as laundry, provisioning, internet access, telephone/fax, taxi service, car rental, excursions both guided and non-guided as well as party planning.
Annabella was born on the island and is a local artist. Kevin is a former IS Manager, cruiser & yacht racer from the USA.
Their website has alot of useful local information.

Pets

Animals are not allowed to land until the end of a 6-month quarantine (time at sea counts) and have been inspected by the official vet. See the permission form here.

Several certificates (or certified copies) are also needed:-

A departure document showing it is more than 6 months since leaving a country infected with rabies (i,e, both North and South America)

A certificate of rabies vaccination done within the last year).

The animal must have an official tattoo or micro-chip,

Dogs which have been in a country infected by the leishmania disease during the last six months must have an indirect fluorescent antibody test or an ELISA test to detect antibodies against Leishmania sp. with a negative result, or be correctly vaccinated against leishmania disease and have undergone a serological test showing the difference between vaccine antibodies and infection antibodies with a negative result for the infection.

In the 30 days prior to landing, two treatments against internal parasites and especially against Echinococcus sp must have been administered. (you can get Drontal or Drontic by mail from Papeete.

Acopy of your exit stamps from the last country where the animal was allowed ashore.

Your entry stamp into French Polynesia.

If an animal is landed without authorisation it may be destroyed.

See the official website for full details.

Papeete is the only place in FP where a vet is available. Email sdr.qaav@rural.gov.pf for the current procedure or Tel.689 40 42 35 18 or 40 42 35 57  or fax: 689 40 42 35 52 .

Last updated July 2016

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French Polynesia, Raiatea, Uturoa: Yacht burglaries on the public dock - June 2015 (10 Jun 2015)

South Pacific Cruising Notes: April to November 2013

South Pacific Cruising Notes: April to November 2013 (21 Oct 2014)

Tahiti, Taina Marina: Moorings not to be trusted long term

Tahiti, Taina Marina: Moorings not to be trusted long term (23 Sep 2014)

Perfect Anchorage - Motu Murimahora, Huahine, French Polynesia

Perfect Anchorage - Motu Murimahora, Huahine, French Polynesia (14 Jul 2014)

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French Polynesia, Bora Bora: Deck equipment stolen - July 2014 (07 Jul 2014)

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French Polynesia, Tuamotos, Apatiki Carenage: Cruisers share their experiences (16 May 2014)

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French Polynesia: Good News for Visiting Yachts (05 May 2014)

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Tropical South Pacific weather resources (17 Mar 2014)

Cruising the South Pacific with Pets on board - hassle in Fiji

Cruising the South Pacific with Pets on board - hassle in Fiji (15 Jan 2014)

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Courtesy Flags for the South Pacific (13 Oct 2013)

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French Polynesia: Pet Regulations (12 Sep 2013)

Shipping in goods to Tahiti

Shipping in goods to Tahiti (11 Sep 2013)

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French Polynesia, Tahiti, Papeete: Attempted Dinghy Theft - July 2013 (09 Jul 2013)

Bora Bora a great stop

Bora Bora a great stop (24 Jun 2013)

French Polynesia: Permitted Stay for yachts increased to 18 months

French Polynesia: Permitted Stay for yachts increased to 18 months (01 May 2013)

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Pacific Planning Advice (26 Mar 2013)

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French Polynesia, Raiatea, Uturoa: Attempted Burglary & Assault - January 2013 (20 Feb 2013)

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French Polynesia, Tahiti: Clearance in and out (31 Aug 2012)

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French Polynesia: Be Aware the Required Bond does NOT Cover All Situations (04 Aug 2012)

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Society Islands, Moorea, Opunohu Bay: Rising Crime - May 2012 (29 May 2012)

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Butane Availability In Caribbean & Pacific (04 Apr 2012)

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Nuku Hiva, Marquesas - water, sandflies and communications (02 Apr 2012)

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Electric Connections & Conversions in French Polynesia (22 Feb 2012)

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Sailmakers in French Polynesia – good and not so good (28 Sep 2011)

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Wifi in French Polynesia Expands Further (22 Sep 2011)

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South Pacific Ocean Passage Planning (25 May 2011)

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Highly Recommended Boatyard in Raiatea, French Polynesia (27 Feb 2011)

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French for Cruisers Book Review (09 Jul 2010)

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French Polynesia Cruising Advice (23 Feb 2010)

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Are Propane and Butane interchangeable with most boat systems? (19 Jan 2010)

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Total Solar Eclipse Will be Visible from Tuamotus – July 11, 2010! (07 Jan 2010)

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Cruising the Marquesas - what we learnt (09 Jun 2009)

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Singapore to Australia and on to the Marquesas (27 May 2009)

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NZ as Cyclone Season Destination (20 May 2009)

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CNI Carenage, Raiatea - Yacht Break-ins (23 Jan 2009)

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French Polynesia to NZ - the logical route (11 Dec 2008)

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Is It Possible To Sail To Fatu Hiva Before Checking In At Hiva Oa? (14 Jun 2008)

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Ecuador to French Polynesia in September (22 May 2008)

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Panama to Marquesas in February (22 May 2008)

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Marquesas to Philippines (15 May 2008)

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Safe Places In Pacific To Leave A Boat (18 Dec 2007)

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Tide Information In South Pacific (17 Oct 2007)

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Boat Storage in South Pacific (04 Sep 2007)

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French Polynesia Bond (02 Mar 2007)

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Getting stuff shipped to French Polynesia (05 Aug 2006)

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Tahiti Pearl Regatta (27 Mar 2006)

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Weather Forecast Services for South Pacific (24 Jan 2006)

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Hurricane Season in Tahiti (08 Jun 2005)

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Sailing With Pets To French Polynesia (08 Feb 2005)

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Hiva Oa, Marquesas, April 2003 (21 Dec 2004)

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25th Anniversary of Moon Handbooks South Pacific (24 Jun 2004)

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Refuelling in the Marquesas (03 May 2004)

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Recent Experience Of Obtaining Visa For French Polynesia (30 Apr 2004)

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Latest Cruising Report from Galapagos & French Polynesia (23 Jun 2003)

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Fatu Hiva, Marquesas April 2003 (14 Apr 2003)

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Delights of the Northwest Tuamotus (11 Mar 2003)

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Marquesas in the Hurricane Season (10 Jan 2003)

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Tuamotu Archipelago (19 Aug 2002)

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Mahini Atoll, Tuamotus (19 Aug 2002)

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