How to book ferries from Moorea to Tahiti

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Moorea and Tahiti operated by 1 ferry company – Aremiti. The Vaiare to Papeete ferry crossing operates daily with a scheduled sailing duration from about 30 minutes.

Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Moorea Tahiti crossing between Vaiare and Papeete.

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Ferries from Moorea to Tahiti

About Moorea:

Moorea is part of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, situated to the northwest of Tahiti in the South Pacific Ocean.

Commonly regarded one of the most attractive islands in the world, Moorea boasts picture-postcard backdrops that appear even more beautiful in real life. Surrounded by a vividly blue lagoon and characterised by lush, emerald mountains further inland, the diverse landscape will leave you speechless wherever you go.

However, Moorea isn’t just about relaxing on stunning beaches. It’s great for thrilling activities like windsurfing, snorkelling, hiking and dolphin-watching, too, so there's something for everyone on this tropical getaway.

Moorea’s main port is on the east coast in Vai’are, where you can easily sail across to Papeete on Tahiti. With numerous sailings to choose from every day, travelling by ferry is the most convenient way to explore these gorgeous French Polynesian islands.

About Tahiti:

Tahiti is the highest and largest island in French Polynesia, a French overseas territory in the South Pacific Ocean.

Appropriately nicknamed ‘the queen of the Pacific’, Tahiti towers over the archipelago with a circle of emerald peaks and a rugged coastline decorated with fields of tropical flowers, blue lagoons and beautiful black-sand beaches. Whale watching, 4WD tours and diving in glorious lagoons are all readily available, and don’t miss out on the Heiva festival in July, a spectacular display of local dances and celebrations.

The lively capital and gateway to the island, Papeete, meaning ‘the water basket’, was once a quiet place for Tahitians to collect fresh water, but today it’s the beating heart of French Polynesia, home to a mix of cultures, bustling markets and high-end resorts.

You can reach Tahiti by ferry from the nearby island of Moorea, directly to the west. Multiple sailings are provided every day to Papeete on the northwest coast, lasting just half an hour.