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Vaitape Bora Bora French Polynesia Cruise Port Guide

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As ships are moored or anchored in this port, you will be tendered ashore.

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Sightseeing:

See Bora Bora

Tours Excursions Transportation:

The most inexpensive and common form of transportation is the public bus system. On Tahiti there are now two types of buses: the open-air trucks called Le Truck and the RTC large white coaches. Both operating frequently in Papeete and around the island. Le Truck also operates on most other islands. Taxis can be hired at most hotels, airports, and ferry terminals. For scenic tours around the islands, try escorted excursions by boat, 4x4 safari, bus, or helicopter.

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here.

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Shopping and Food

Among Tahiti's most popular products are black pearls, tiare and coconut soaps, monoi oil, vanilla beans, shell leis, wood carvings, woven hats and baskets, and the colorful hand dyed pareu fabric worn by the island natives. The public market is a favorite with visitors. Shops usually open about 7:30am and close at 5:30pm (Noon on Saturdays) but there is always a long lunch hour. Except in hotels, all shops are usually closed on Sundays.

Bargaining and haggling over prices in markets and stores is not customary.

Currency:

1000 CFP francs = 8.38 euros.

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Communication:

Official languages: French, Tahitian

Opening Hours and Holidays:

New Year's Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Ascension Day
Whitmonday
Assumption Day
Missionary Day (March 5)
Labor Day (May 1)
Bastille Day (July 14)
Internal Autonomy Day (September 8)
All Saints Day (November 1)
Armistice Day (November 11)
Christmas Day (December 25)

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