Getting There

The Yacht Week

By The Yacht Week

Posted on 27th April 2020

Travelling to Tahiti

Tahiti is 5000 miles from the nearest continent. To get to the islands you will need to fly to Faa’a International Airport. A flight to Tahiti will take you 8 hrs from Los Angeles and 9 hours from Sydney. The check-in marina is a further 1 hour 'hopper flight' from the main airport. 


Raiatea Airport (RFP) is the closest airport to the starting marina. You will need to fly via Faa’a International Airport (PPT) to get there.

  • Step 1 - fly to Faa'a International Airport (PPT) on the Island of Pape'ete.
  • Step 2 - fly to Raiatea Airport (RFP) on the Island of Raiatea.

For long haul flights, we recommend using Air Tahiti Nui. With regular and reliable flights from LAX and from Paris CDG.

Air Tahiti –

For travellers from the UK, try their concierge service:

Tel: 0844 4821675

For the short flight from Papa'ete to Raiatea we recommend using Air Tahiti -


Most nationalities do not require a visa to visit, however we recommend using VisaHQ to find out if you require any visas to enter the country -

Getting to your marina

We will be using two marinas, both are less than 2km from the airport in a short taxi journey. Please check your booking for your starting marina.

Marina d'Uturoa -

Apooiti Marina -

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