Ship to Shore Transport
Due to reef formations, lack of docking facilities, or wind and sea conditions at many ports in French Polynesia, it is frequently necessary to use a small craft or tender to transport passengers between ship and shore.
Visits ashore are limited to the time required by port authorities and cargo operators. The time in port may range from a few hours to a day or more. Excursions are available at some ports of call, at no cost to passengers. These include meals, tours of villages and archaeological sites and snorkeling.
At some ports, other activities are available, including scuba diving and para-sailing. However, these activities are not included in the price of passage. Although we will be happy to advise you of the operators who offer such activities, we accept no responsibility for their operation.