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Last update: 14 Jul 2024

Marinas & Anchorages

Yacht Club de Tahiti (Arue)

2019-10-10 21:01:46 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.524569

Longitude: -149.534573

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We anchored close to the yacht club on arrival from the Tuomotos, but in the bay out side the channel. We dinghied in and tied up to their dinghy dock and found the office to pay for the dinghy. The manager, Jessee Besson, politely told us that this is no longer possible. We were able to take a mooring for 5 days which gave us the dinghy access and security. There is no anchoring in the yacht club environs as the area is very busy with small boats and canoes. The other area where there is a skate park is not secure to leave your dinghy - a "black spot" Jessee said.

Berths maybe available if a member is away. There are no visitors berths or moorings.

The anchorage around Tahiti Yacht club is generally in the twenty meter range.  The club charges 1500xpf a week for the dingy dock and access to their hot water showers.  They also have good clothes washing facilities.  Carrefour is close and several food trucks come every night. Their moorings are rarely available and cost is high.  You can take diesel but not water there but the maveuvoring room is very tight (wouldn’t recommend for a full keel boat for sure.)  You can occasionally get an end tie for a day or two on one of their docks. WiFi is available from adjacent cafe from the WDG pay-as-you-go cards.