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Moorea / Marina Vaiare
(votes: 1)
Type Marina
Country French Polynesia
City Vaiare
Max depth 3 m
UHF 12
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Shops
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For boats

Marina Vaiare is the only one marina on Moorea Island. Located in the Vaiare bay where is busy ferry harbour connecting Moorea and Papeete.
Marina Vaiare is only 12NM from Papeete. There is a Vaiare pass, well marked by green/red buoys and leading light. When you pass the buoys turn right to 282. Terminal and marine is lit, easy to locate during the night.
There is a marina with a slipway at Vaiare, but it is full of local boats. There is usually no place for visiting boats, but you can try to do a reservation by e-mail or phone. When we visited marina in October 2016 (out of season) there were some places, and we moored there for one night.
Position of the marina:
17 31.385 S and 149 46.652W
When approaching to the pontoons keep black/white vertical sticks on your starboard.
There is three floating pontoons. Moor stern to a pier and tie a pick-up lines. They are dirty with sharp shells, so use a gloves.
Electricity (230V, 16A) and water on the pontoons, both included in the price.
This marina is probably best / most safe place to leave the boat for cyclone season on Society Islands.
There is a guy living in the house close to the pontoons. He can be helpful, speaks English so ask him anything.
Marina office is located on ferry docks, other side of the bay. It is 20 minutes walk distance. Go there ASAP to do formalities and payment.
You can drop the anchor at
17 31.890S and 149 46.182W (20m, sand with some coral heads)
This is well protected spot for all directions of wind, no swell, but 1NM from the marina. You can also land by dinghy on the beach.
Moorea is not port of entry, do it in Papeete.
Bank / Cash
There is a Socredo Bank close to the ferry terminal with ATM.

For crews

There is WC and Shower in the marina. There is no WiFi.  
Vaiare is the ‘town’ where the Papeete ferries dock are located. There is no much to see. Big Champion market (100m left from the marina), some other small groceries, rent a car office (near the ferries). That’s all on the land. Maybe it’s a good spot to start car journey around the island.
We checked some places for snorkeling (outside the bay, north and south on inner reef) but there is no many fishes, we were disappointment.
A Champion market is well stocked with reasonable prices.


Berthing, 1 night, 14x4m monohull, Oct 2016 – 1800 CPF (electricity and water included) Rent a car (Visa company) – from 14000 CPF
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