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Old 15-02-2011, 19:16   #1
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Polynesia Trip Down to Rapa Iti and Back

Hi Folks,
I am looking for a boat to join in for a round trip adventure to Rapa Iti Island in the Southern Australs group, French Polynesia.
I have scientific interest in marinelife there where so few have ever gone to dive seriously.
Ideally we would leave from somewhere in Polynesia North of Rapa and return in a week or so.
I could chip in about "a grand for gas."
I'm leaving for Tahiti soon.
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Old 15-02-2011, 20:41   #2
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Good luck with that. You know it is cyclone season until the end of april and probably later this year because of an extra strong La Nina? A boat would have to check in at Papeete first then it is about 870 miles say a week sailing. I doubt there would be many offering.
There is a freighter running, the Tuhaa Pae but the frequency is uncertain 2 weeks -2 months. Fare is E67 deck or 392 in comfort each way.
There is a reef check programme although it is unclear how much it covers at this stage which might be worth checking out.
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Old 15-02-2011, 22:06   #3
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Hi Chris,
Thanks for the message. So Hurricane season is reversed down there?
In Baja its May til Nov...
Thanks. I heard the Tuhaa Pae has cut back even more....plus, if it drops you off, you are stuck til it comes back.
I imagine when people think Tahiti they don't think bad weather and cold water but thats also what gives Rapa its more unique fishlife.
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Old 26-02-2011, 19:33   #4
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Wow....I guess the last outpost down South of Tahiti isn't well traveled.
Is it inappropriate to offer $ to local boats in the area and who may be in need?
Or is there a better section to beg and plead...?
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your best bet would be to rent a bare boat from one of the charter companys,cheap rates at this time of year,sunsail or the moorings out of riatea,about $1500 a week
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There was a nice boat Katharsis there but not now anymore. Contact them and ask if they know anybody sailing to / at that location now.

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your best bet would be to rent a bare boat from one of the charter companys,cheap rates at this time of year,sunsail or the moorings out of riatea,about $1500 a week
guys,
Really!
Gotta name or link?
Flying out soon!
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