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About Tahitianbigkahuna

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    Paul Gauguin
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    South pacific

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  1. Tahitianbigkahuna

    French Polynesian cruise for non-swimmer?

    Several of the islands have good land excursions. In particular the Marquesas, Moorea and Bora Bora.
  2. Tahitianbigkahuna

    Paul Gauguin’s Beautiful Cruise Documents!

    Weather actually is looking pretty good for next week. 78-80 every day with very little rain in the forecast. Don't want much rain but clouds in the sky make beautiful texture in pictures.
  3. Tahitianbigkahuna

    Waiting in LAX - Lounge?

    Wendy makes a very good point. The new facilities past security are nice, many options to hang at some nice places to eat or enjoy a wine bar. Shopping is pretty nice as well. Most hang out at one of the nice areas and then zip down to their gate one hour before departure time.
  4. Tahitianbigkahuna


    There are two tender locations. One is in Cooks Bay to the pier just north of Hotel Kaveka. The other location is in Opunohu Bay and tenders to the pier next to the Saint Michel Catholic Church which is to the west of the mooring location for the ship. Both locations have recently been improved and are very nice. Most ships go to Cook's Bay, especially the larger ones. If the weather is rough some larger ships have been known to pass by Moorea, I'll leave it at that.
  5. Tahitianbigkahuna

    Waiting in LAX - Lounge?

    There are lounges at the International terminal at LAX. Air Tahiti Nui does sell passes. https://www.airtahitinui.com/us-en/lounge-pass
  6. Tahitianbigkahuna

    Are we Crazy?

    Don't set yourself up for a potential problem. Check the timetables as the second to the last ferries are 4:35 and 5:15 depending on which ferry company. that leaves you the 6:00 and 6:05 pm ferries as back up.
  7. It's walk-able .... usually about 200 meters
  8. Tahitianbigkahuna

    Ra'iatea - scooter or car rental near port

    Only a handful of drivers ...
  9. Tahitianbigkahuna

    Question regarding PG Tours in Huahine

    There is a free shuttle to town from the tender location. There are tours in the morning that go to the eels and probably stop in Fare as well. Read through the excursions 😉
  10. Tahitianbigkahuna

    What to do in Rarotonga??

    Every one of my trips were during the rainy season and as I said only once were we not able to tender. I think this really depends on the confidence the captain has in his/her crew. Some crews who are working in the South Pacific constantly are better prepared to deal with the tendering in rough seas.
  11. Tahitianbigkahuna

    What to do in Rarotonga??

    4 trips to Rarotonga by cruise ship ... only once were we not able to tender because of rough seas. Remember the ship stays in open water so the it can be rough if the weather is iffy.
  12. Tahitianbigkahuna

    Bora Bora day tours?

    1. Depends on the itinerary. If your on the 7 night yes the ship will be in Bora Bora early. If it's the Cook Islands run it is scheduled to be in the early morning but if the weather is touch and go it has been late a few times over the years, rare but it can happen. 2. The private motu is available both days, tender goes every hour. 3. Good choice for an excursion 4. I'd do BRB-1602 or the Lagoonarium.
  13. Tahitianbigkahuna

    [B]Tips / Info / photos of the PG private motu on Bora Bora[B/]

    I can't seem to find it .... sorry
  14. Tahitianbigkahuna

    7 day cruise excursions suggestions?

    Thank you .... I usually don't give absolutes on excursions because there are great ones both private and ships. Just encourage pointing you in the right direction on what you should consider on each island to get the most out of it 😉
  15. Tahitianbigkahuna

    Bora Bora day tours?

    Make sure the whales are in season for August, I'm not sure. Pure Snorkeling usually delivers on their promise though there are no guarantees. Rannui is a family ran business and does a great job. If you want the more traditional experience you will need to take the ship's excursion which includes the BBQ and eating lunch in the water with umbrellas. Most have a thought of the traditional experience in the head .... if that is you take the ship's excursion with Maohi Nui (Patrick)