I am thinking of departing from San Diego
to the Marquesas
in about a year. I have been looking at Noonsite and other sources of info as to entry issues that might present us, and I'm hoping someone here has more current
info. I tried to contact Polynesia Yacht Services, but they seem to be having some internet
issues at the moment.
I and my crew, one to three others, would enter at Hiva Oa, in the south, to make our preliminary entry. My initial question regards our departure port. I would like to spend our entire three month visa visiting the islands of the Marquesas
, then to depart for Hawaii
to return to the US. Do we have to make our final departure from Papeete? Can we simply (and legally) make Nuku Hiva our departure port? My dream is to keep repeating this circuit of San Diego
to French Polynesia
at intervals allowing us to stay within the 3-month visa per six month separation allowance. Eventually, I would like to visit as much of French Polynesia
as possible, but allowing for, up to, three month visits to each of the areas of interest.
If this is possible (to avoid immediate transit of the Tuamotus and obligatory visit to Papeete), what are your recommendations? Thank you.