…is the second largest island in French Polynesia, situated 120 miles Northwest of Tahiti. The population numbers 11 133 (on Nov 02) and Uturoa, the principal village, is the administrative center of the Leeward Society islands. For the polynesian Maohi, ancestor of to day tahitian, Raiatea was known as Sacred Havai’i, and was the center of royalty, religion, culture, history.
|TO TAHITI||From TAHITI to RAIATEA|
IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS
You can clear custom and immigration or with the “gendarme” in the Marquesas Islands (Atuona in Hiva Oa, Taiohae in Nuku Hiva), in Tahiti (Papeete) and in the Leewards Islands (Bora bora and Raiatea).
Up to now your ship can stay in the French Polynesia, without being cleared and pay duties and import taxes, for a maximum period of 24 consecutive months. Beyond this limit, your ship must leave the waters of French Polynesia for at least 6 month to re enter again.
For last update on entry requirement and yacht regulation contact:
Service des Douanes (branche navigation)
BP 9006 Papeete
tel. +(689) 40 50 55 73
BP 6362 FAA’A
tel. +(689) 40 42 40 74
rue Jeanne d’arc
BP 115 Papeete
tel. +(689) 40 54 27 00
Quarantine services :
Ministère de l’Agriculture
BP 100 Papeete
services vétérinaires : tel +(689) 40 42 81 44 fax +(689) 40 42 08 31
services phytosanitaires : tel +(689) 40 42 97 80 fax +(689) 40 41 05 30
On Internet, you can find other usefull informations by visiting:
MINI GUIDE : CLIMATE – MONEY – LANGUAGE
French Polynesian Islands enjoy a Tropical climate,
with a “dry” season May to October and a “wet” season November to April;
hurricane season : December to April.
French Polynesia has a high standard of health with excellent medical and dental services.
No vaccine requirement except for visitors arriving from an infected area.
Tahiti is GMT minus 10 H and Marquesas Islands GMT minus 9 H 30.
International banks in Tahiti and the main Islands.
Change is 1 USD = 83 F.CFP (french polynesian Franc) (on 13/10/2011 )
French and Tahitian are the two official languages but the people in the islands speak also their own language. English is widely spoken and understood.
Please, contact us for more informations :
Chantier Naval des Iles Sous le Vent
BP 799 UTUROA
Tel : +(689) 40 66 10 10
Fax : +(689) 40 66 28 41
e-mail : email@example.com