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Getting Around the Marquesas

Getting to and around the Marquesas is a unique experience. Operating seven days a week, Air Tahiti provides to Nuku Hiva with a 3-1/2 hour flight from Papeete. Weekly service is also offered to Nuku Hiva from Bora Bora and Rangiroa. Continuing flights connect Nuku Hiva to Hiva Oa with several weekly 35-minute flights. Several inter-island vessels are in operation, however they are seldom used by visitors.

The Aranui 3, and several inter-island vessels offer service between the primary islands.

Always an adventure, travel to and from the airport should be scheduled by your preferred travel professional or by your hotel. Depending on road conditions and the location of your hotel, airport transfers can either be by boat, horse, 4x4 truck or by helicopter from Héli inter Marquises.

Travel around the islands requires planning as well. Although 4x4 rental vehicles are available, it is advisable to hire a guide to negotiate the steep, rugged, and unfamiliar roads occasionally used by herds of wild horses. Around the islands, motorboat rentals offer an enjoyable way to explore the dramatic bays and shoreline.



Useful Links

 
Ferry Services and Scheduled Maritime Service - Tuamotu islands
Taporo VI(689) 40.42.63.93
 

 
Inter-Island Flights - Domestic Airline
Air Tahiti  1-800-346-2599
 

 
Ferry Services and Scheduled Maritime Service - Ferry Services
Aranui 3  (689) 40.42.62.42
 


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