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Ua-Huka / Hane
(votes: 1)
Type Anchorage
Country French Polynesia
City Hane
Available places 6
Max depth 8 m
  • Shops
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For boats

Hane is the name of the bay and the village in south of Ua-Huka. It is the second of most important village on that island. Some experts believe that first Polynesian settlement on the Marquesas was here.
The buoy (cardinal mark W) charted at the mouth of the bay does not exist anymore. 
The bay protect good from E or NE winds, but when SE is blowing heavy swell rolling into the bay. In most cases the anchor keep good, but leaving boat alone could be danger at that situation.
Drop the anchor at position
08 deg 55.629S and 139 deg 32.043W (depth about 8m)
There is a place for few boats only.
Dinghy landing is very difficult. Swell makes landing on the gray beach uncomfortable (wet) or danger. You can try go to the river, but there are shallows and waves. If landing is in your opinion danger, leave the harbor and sail to Vaipaee. It is more safe.
Water: If you really need, ask locals. Use your own containers. 
Fuel: difficult to find, ask locals or sail to Taiohae on Nuku-Hiva,  25 Nm to W.
Groceries: there is a one shop with limited products.
Cash: no bank or ATM, bring a Polynesian franks. Payment in US Dollars or Euro is limited, as well using a credit cards.
Hane is not port of entry. If you are come in to Polynesia you should visit first one of three Gendarmerie areas in the Marquesas: Hiva Oa, Ua Pou or Nuku Hiva.

For crews

No shower or WC.  
If you arrive close to the July festivities the village practices dancing & drumming each evening.
There is a museum located halfway between Vaipaee and Hane with some canoes, old Tiki figures, and other exhibits. Near the museum is also a botanical gardens (the best chance to see the rare fruits – more than 200 species of citrus fruits - you can pick some). Both worth to visit. Ask locals how to get there.
High up in the valley of Hane where you can find three 1m high red tuff Tiki that watch over a group of stone structures. It is a 30 minute walk from Hane – follow the main road inland, until you reach a concrete stair-way on your right, 30m after a sharp bend. Climb the steep hill.
There is an inland track that connect Hane and Vaipaee (13km). It goes over a small pass, near the museum and small airport. Nice views for a coast and valleys.


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