In Spring 2006 I would like to sail from Mexico
to the Marquesas
and the Tuamotos. From there I plan to head
North to Hawaii
and then back home to the West coast
I am confused when I read about the clearance procedures for the Marquesas
Can I clear in to the area without going through Papeete? Or, do I have to detour to Papeete even though I don't plan on heading that way? My preference would be to simply hit a few places in the Marquesas and the Tuamotos and then head
North directly from there.
Experienced advice would be apprecaited.