Flights to Tahiti

Slider-Pacific-Girls_800tahiti-map_25Getting to Tahiti

To join your WhaleSwim Adventure, you need to fly Internationally to Papeete, the capital on the main island of Tahiti in French Polynesia (Fa’a’ā International Airport – code PPT)

Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia.
Moorea is a 35-minute fast-ferry or a short 12 minute flight from the main island of Tahiti  – where we swim with the whales!

There are many international airlines servicing the main island of Tahiti – Air Tahiti Niu, Air New Zealand, Hawaiian Airlines, Japanese Airlines, American Airlines, Air France & British Airways.


Tahiti_fa'a_airport_entrance_185x155Faa’a Airport is both an international and domestic airport.

The don’t have a huge duty-free shop, so make sure you purchase your duty-free goods, prior to your departure to Tahiti.

We include visa information in our Trip Preparation Bulletin that we send you after your tour booking has been confirmed with a deposit. You need to book your transfer to accommodation or to the ferry terminal online, prior to arrival.

tahiti_airport-welcome_185They don’t have a taxi service like most airports, where there are lots of taxis lined up. They have special licensed transfer vans.

The company we have used is reliable – contact South Pacific Tours or call them at (+689) 89 42 00 00 and ask for Samuel or Herenui.


Qantas has moved into third in the 2008 Airline of the Year awards.From Australia:

or Air New Zealand



From New Zealand:

Air Tahiti Nui

or Air New Zealand


From USA:

Air Tahiti Nui

American Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines One return weekly flight – Saturday


From UK & Europe:  (via Los Angeles – from 22 hours )

Air France
Air New Zealand /Air Tahiti Nui
British Airways

moorea_aerial2 copyGetting to Moorea

There are 2 ways to get to Moorea from the main island of Tahiti.

Both are easy, as Moorea is just 15km away for the main island of Tahiti.



By fast Ferry – a 35 min journey from the ferry building on the waterfront in down-town Papeete. – here is the link to the website for OR Click here to download a ferry schedule.
There is a cafe aboard with snacks and light meals as well as coffee and drinks. If you are lucky, you may see a few humpback whales on the way!


Air-Tahiti-185x110By Air – Air Tahiti operates several flights daily to Moorea and other island of French Polynesia.

Its a 11 minute flight from Papeete airport to Moorea – short and sweet! You have beautiful views of both islands on your quick flight!