Marina Huahine / Avea Bay
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Huahine / Avea Bay
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Rate:
Type Anchorage
Country French Polynesia
City Avea Bay
Available places 20
Max depth 5 m
Facilities:
  • Water
Views: 405

For boats

The passage south to this bay should be navigated with care. Follow the markers, with red cylindrical beacons to the shore side of you. At the entrance of the bay, the area is shallow with coral heads (but not less than 6 m). Once past the point which marks the start of Baie Avea, there is plenty of water with an average depth throughout 10 to 15 meters. The bay is well protected except during strong southerly and westerly winds (rare).
 
At the east end of Baie Avea, the inner passage comes to an abrupt end and the barrier reef meets the island at Pte Tiva.
 
Anchorage:
 
A pleasant anchorage is in the east end of the bay, at position:
 
16 48.783S and 150 59.392W
 
Dinghy landing on the beach or to the wooden wharf of Hotel Mahana. There is a special low deck for dinghies.
 
Formalities:
 
All formalities - check in to / out from French Polynesia should be done in Fare
 
Fuel
 
No fuel station around.
 
Water
 
Some water you can get to your containers from the wooden wharf of Hotel Mahana, but ask for permission first.
 
Provisions
 
No shops around.
 
Bank / ATM
 
No banks or ATMs around.
 
Internet:
 
Internet is available at Hotel Mahana.

For crews

Visit a beach and take some rest. Swimming around is also cool.  
Snorkeling:
 
Along the beach there is some corals with many fishes. Try and have fun. We had.
 
On the eastern side of the bay is a charming hotel and restaurant, the Relais Mahana, with a good dinghy dock. From here, you may rent a car and tour the island.

Fees

Anchorage – free of charge  
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