Papeete Ferry Port
Found in the Pacific Ocean, Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia and is located on the island of Tahiti. Ameriti supply six 30 minute daily sailings from Papeete to Vaiare, providing a quick and convenient crossing.
What is there to do in Papeete?
Tahiti’s largest city is the perfect mix of city and beach life; Papeete is a rich paradise of gorgeous greenery and winding coastlines, yet the streets resemble the busy, vibrant nature that is expected of a capital city. The waterfront promenade is the liveliest part of the island, especially come nightfall when the place lights up with tourists immersing themselves into the local culture. Food trucks and markets offer visitors the chance to scour the stalls for authentic bargains that showcase the history and values of Tahiti.
Away from the promenade, the Robert Wan Pearl Museum is a popular tourist attraction, especially for anyone hoping to pick up a famous Tahitian black pearl. If taking in some history doesn’t sound too appealing, the beach is a relaxed area, perfect for whiling away a few hours under the Caribbean sun. After heading to the beach or browsing the bustling streets for gifts, head to one of the restaurants for a taste of the local cuisine; the speciality is typically sea-food and is usually served fresh from the waters.
How do visitors get around Papeete?
The city is too small and compact for cars to be a viable option for transport, therefore walking is the best way to get around. Alternatively, there is Le Truck which provides a hop-on, hop-off system around the city centre at very affordable prices.