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Huahine / Motu Murimahora
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Type Anchorage
Country French Polynesia
City Murimahora
Available places 10
Max depth 5 m
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For boats

This is a very nice anchorage. Far away from traffic and villages but close to the sandy beach and nature, with good snorkeling spot.
 
Approach
 
Sail through Pass Farerea, and then turn south towards Bai Apoomati and Motu Murimahora.
Follow the red, gree and cardinal marks. The depth in the channel is minimum 7m deep. When you approach close to the middle of the Motu Murimahora you will find a gorgeous
anchorage in a 5m deep sand
 
Anchorage
 
There is a room for many boats, drop the anchor at position:
 
16 45.838S and 150 57.576W (sand, 5m depth, good holding).
 
The bay is safe in all condition. During strong wind from S-SE-E (more than 20-25kn) there could be a stronger funneled wind. There is also an outgoing current (0.5 if calm wind, 1.0-1.5 when strong wind). Swell if exist is not so strong.
 
There are few places for dinghy landing, on the left (motu Murimahora) on the one of the few beaches.
If you want to land on the right (Huahine Iti)  go about 0.6NM North, and there is a small wharf on your starboard. During moving to this spot keep all the time black-white marks on the E part of the channel while you approach to the end of motu Murimahora. Position of the wharf:
 
16 46.528S and 150 57.448W.
 
Formalities
 
All formalities (check in / out if you entering / leaving French Polynesia) you should do in Fare – main village of Huahine located at NW part of island.
 
Fuel
 
No fuel station around.
 
Provisions
 
No groceries around.
 
Bank / ATM
 
No banks or ATMs around.
 

For crews

Snorkeling – there is some corals around. Best spot is on position:
 
16 45.740S and 150 57.632W.
 
The coral in not so good but still many fishes. Watch the current, if it’s strong you should assure a dinghy with ‘driver’ for assist.
 
Visit Motu Murimahora and meet nice people. There is some beaches on both sides of the island.

Fees

Anchorage – free of charge

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