The Downwind Run to Pape’ete | Sailing to Tahiti to Meet Janna and Sophie S2E19

Anna, Daly, and Linus sail offshore on the downwind run to Papeete, Tahiti on their last passage of the season. In Tahiti Captain Linus is met by his wife and daughter Janna who flew in from Louisiana.

Anna and Linus go through the North Pass of Fakarava atoll in the Tuamotos Archipelago of French Polynesia. Linus debates anchoring at Venus Point, mooring at Le Yacht Club de Tahiti, mooring or docking at Marina Taina in Punaauia Tahiti, or the Papeete Marina. They end up docking in the Papeete Marina.

Anna departs the boat and Linus picks up Sophie and Janna at PPT, the Papeete Airport after their trip is delayed. Linus struggles to find a bus in downtown Papeete near the Mairie de Pape’ete (town hall). He eventually gets a cab a the taxi stand near Jungle Coffee. Linus rents a car from EcoCar near the Tahiti Airport Hotel.

Janna, Sophie, and Linus go on several sight seeing trips. They visit Tahiti’s southern coast in Mataiea, and see the waterfall and trails in the Vaipahi Water Gardens. They tour the Museum of Tahiti and the Islands (Musée de Tahiti et des Îles, Tahitian Te Fare Manaha) in Punaauia where they see the anchor from one of Captain Cook’s ships. They tour the Arahurahu Marae in Paea which was the largest marae in Tahiti and the site of a Heiva dance celebration.


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