It's easy reaching your Tahitian adventure in paradise... and it's all in the details.
You Can Get There From Here — Here’s How To Travel
While we don’t book travel, we will do our best to help you make the right choices and will assist you every step of the way. Once you have booked an adventure with Te Mana Travels, we will provide you with more detailed travel assistance , including great options for extending your stay in paradise.
International Airlines Flying from North America to Tahiti (Papeete’s Faa’a Airport)
Non-stop flights to Papeete, Tahiti (PPT) are available from Los Angeles (LAX) on Air Tahiti Nui and Air France. Non-stop flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Papeete, Tahiti (PPT) are available on French Bee and United Airlines. Weekly flights are available on Hawaiian Airlines. Airlines include:
Air Tahiti Nui
Inter-island Airlines in French Polynesia
Once in Tahiti, the island of Rai’atea, our adventure base, is just a short 40 minute flight away. Inter-island flights are frequent; so you likely will be able to connect directly from Tahiti to Rai’atea with minimal layover time. Reservations for the inner islands flights from Papeete to Rai’atea are best made in advance by contacting Air Tahiti. The first morning flight from Papeete to Rai’atea is at 7:15 am, landing in Rai’atea at 8:00 am. This is a great flight for travelers landing in Papeete from LAX at 5:00AM.
You will fly to the island of Rai’atea and land at the Uturoa airport. We will be waiting for you with a Te Mana Travels sign and a beautiful flower lei for your welcome. We will then take a quick ride to the marina where you will be welcomed aboard your very own luxury catamaran for the week! Let the adventures begin!
We suggest bringing a credit card and a debit card. Local ATM machines at the airport and on the islands will be available to withdraw in the local currency (Pacific Franc). We suggest using the ATMs instead of exchanging money at local banks. The banks tend to be crowded and can be quite time consuming for the simple task of exchanging money. You can check the XE Live Exchange Rate by clicking here.
Please note: Prices are higher in French Polynesia and choices are more limited than in North America. We highly recommend packing from our recommended Packing List prior to your arrival.
ELECTRONICS AND CHARGING
Please bring car chargers/cigarette charging cables for your devices. This is the easiest and most accessible option on the boat. We are limited to 110V charging time (about two hours/day) when the motor is running.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
We will be preparing wonderful, freshly made meals for you! Please let us know if you have any specific dietary concerns or allergies.
We provide lovely local rum cocktails to enjoy the sunset each evening. If you would like to bring any other alcohol on board, we recommend buying this at the airport through the duty free shop. It is much less expensive than buying alcohol at local stores in French Polynesia. We can also provide a fully stocked bar with alcohol of your choosing. We will organize with you prior to your embarkation.
We will be going onshore for dinner (once in Bora Bora) and once in Taha’a (our celebration dinner on Friday night). These meals are the only ones not included in the price of your trip.
We take your safety very seriously. If there is an emergency and family needs to contact you while we are on the boat, they may call Te Mana Travels at 800-477-0566. One of our staff members will be monitoring this number for emergencies, so please leave a detailed message if calling after hours. Please advise family members that this number is only for true emergencies.
Our boat is equipped with:
• A VHF radio that maintains contact with all surrounding vessels
• A local cell phone which has service approximately eighty percent of the time
• A SPOT personal emergency locator beacon
We wish you safe and happy travels and look forward to providing you with the adventure of a lifetime soon