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Old 02-22-2011, 03:19 PM   #1
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Delivery to Tahiti

I'm taking a boat to Tahiti in May (Nordhavan).* I hope to spend a few days there prior to flying home, but have no idea what to do or where to go.* If anyone has been there and has recomendations on what not to miss, that would be great.* I expect to be mostly land based once we arrive, so island info rather than cruising info will be helpfull. Thanks ........Arctic Traveller
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:28 PM   #2
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Dude.

*You're my hero.

Can you do a blog or something that we can follow along.

*Do you have the technology.

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Old 02-22-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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If you're trying to make us jealous, well, you've succeeded.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:48 PM   #4
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:13 PM   #5
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We spent a few months there in 2000. If you're going to be in Papeete, Moorea is only 10 miles away, post card beautiful with great hiking. Papeete also has a festival in July that all 3 island groups participate in. Don't miss it if you're there. The sailboat fleet from Panama and North America go through there starting in May and maybe you could catch a ride for a few days to some of the outer islands.

Are you going via Hawaii or the Marquesas? If the Marquesas, even better. That gives you a chance to go through all 3 island groups.

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A+ on Moorea...
Papeete isnt a place to spend much time.. it's not the real Polynesia..
If you get a chance to stop in the Marquesas they are amazing...

When we arrived in Papeete we entered the pass after midnight and anchored off the beach.. in the morning we awoke to the sounds of the congregation of the open air church singing...
It was magical,
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Arctic Traveller wrote:* If anyone has been there and has recommendations on what not to miss, that would be great.* I expect to be mostly land based
While not really a land based activity, the diving/snorkeling is supposed to be fantastic (if you don't mind the sharks).
I think I can fit in your sea bag (as in stowaway).** KJ

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I happen to have time off in May...let me know!!!....
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:59 PM   #9
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Jeff, I'd be curious to know the route, tankage and refueling plan.
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Jeff; Thanks for the offer. Trying to clear my calendar. I'll let you know when I am free to join you.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:29 PM   #11
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Jeff; Thanks for the offer. Trying to clear my calendar. I'll let you know when I am free to join you.
You bet................* Well actually it's not my boat, and I didn't pick the crew, but if I could take everyone who wanted to go, I would. We do have some room on our Alaska spring trip though, see the classifieds for info.

The Nordhavn is currently in Hawaii, and it's a straight shot to Tahiti, non stop* fuel wise.* The current estimate is 12 to 14 days underway. I have not done a lot of research on the trip, but I wonder if anyone knows what kind of temperatures to expect when we get there?* Currently, were under a lot of snow here, looking forward to something warmer.............Arctic Traveller

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Old 02-23-2011, 11:12 PM   #12
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*I wonder if anyone knows what kind of temperatures to expect when we get there?* Currently, were under a lot of snow here, looking forward to something warmer.............Arctic Traveller

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Tahiti is a little more than 17 degrees south of the equator, you should be comfortably warm.**** KJ

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I'd be uncomforablly warm (and sweaty if I'd dare to lift a finger.)

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Old 02-24-2011, 09:16 AM   #14
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Dude.

You're my hero.

Can you do a blog or something that we can follow along.

I'm talking to an editor about a possible arcticle for Passage Maker Magazine. I don't know if my writing skills are adequate though, we will see.............Arctic Traveller

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Yep, you are going from 21N to 17S.....It can actually get cool in the evenings(upper 60s to low 70s with a breeze). I think the further South and West you go you start getting out of the trade winds and loose that cool breeze.
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A.T.
When we did the run from Mexico to the Marquesas we sweat in places that we didn't even know existed!... what we would of given to be in a trawler with ac!
have a great trip... you wont believe that over a hundred miles away you will be able to smell land after a couple weeks at sea..
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*I wonder if anyone knows what kind of temperatures to expect when we get there?* Currently, were under a lot of snow here, looking forward to something warmer.............Arctic Traveller


Well, today's high and low were 87 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit with a current humidity of 58 percent.

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I had a friend who spent some time in that area.
An interesting thought .
He spent a year island hopping he said he paid for the entire trip by trading T shirts Short pants and fish hooks.
swapped for pearls and other unique items found in the area.

Sold the stuff stateside.

This was about 20 or so years ago.

It was a great story about interacting with the locals.

He did the trip in a 32ft sailboat and he didn't even have a motor in the boat.
total trip took him 2&1/2 years. California and back.

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I had a friend who spent some time in that area.
An interesting thought .
He spent a year island hopping he said he paid for the entire trip by trading T shirts Short pants and fish hooks.
swapped for pearls and other unique items found in the area.

sold the stuff sateside.

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Must have been a while back, I'd guess.* They want two arms and at least one leg (two legs for black) for the pearls there now.* Diving and sailing are splendid and hiking is fun but hot.* Not much else there but lots of Gauguin T shirts for sale.* We liked Bora Bora of course which is stunning, but check out the relatively unvisited island of Huahine.* Huahine only has tiny airport*and doesn't (or diddn't)*get the cruise ships and the people are super happy to see tourists, I highly recommend it.

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You bet................* Well actually it's not my boat, and I didn't pick the crew, but if I could take everyone who wanted to go, I would. We do have some room on our Alaska spring trip though, see the classifieds for info.

The Nordhavn is currently in Hawaii, and it's a straight shot to Tahiti, non stop* fuel wise.* The current estimate is 12 to 14 days underway. I have not done a lot of research on the trip, but I wonder if anyone knows what kind of temperatures to expect when we get there?* Currently, were under a lot of snow here, looking forward to something warmer.............Arctic Traveller

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this is what you do for work i am guessing..
delivery for a charter or change of owners?
how big of a crew do you take along (understand you are not in position to hire staff i am just curious).


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