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We will be in Nuku Hiva in March of this year on an Oceania cruise.

 

Looking for any suggestions of things to do, is there much to see at the port?

 

 

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We'll also be there on Oceania in April.

Have been to Nuku Hiva twice before and while the island resembles Kauai in some ways there is still not a lot to do. No reef so no snorkeling. We took a 4x4 tour of the part of the island that is accessible from the port. Gorgeous views, pretty drive, sacred site visit. But it's not something I'd do again. Temarama Tours is who we used and the price was much better than the ships tour which sounded almost identical. A big problem with the tour. Richard Deane is a wonderful island guide and historian but there are at least 10 cars in a caravan of 4x4's. At stops we missed half of what Richard was explaining. Our driver spoke French so no help there. But since there is not a lot else to do it's a worthy trip. 75USD

 

We're going to walk the 1/2 to 1 mile from the small port town to a beach that is not highly recommended but just something different.

Temarama Tours. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g294344-d2641794-Reviews-Temarama_Tour-Nuku_Hiva_Marquesas_Islands.html

 

temarama.tour@hotmail.fr

Limited service in Nuku Hiva so may be awhile before you hear back.

 

 

 

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It is a stunning island...if one gets beyond the small harbor area. Nuku-HivaTours out of Yacht Services Office is about the only game in town for a good Tour; they have a Web-site. Then it's 'Up and Over' a mountain ridge to visit the Archeologic Ruins near HIATIHE'U. etc. Lunch afterwards at Yvonne's nearby is almost obligatory for lotsa people's 'Bucket List'. Cruise lines don't offer it because it involves JEEP or LandRover 4WD's to get there...thus they can't be bothered methinks. One of my favorite places on the Planet.

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On 11/30/2019 at 4:54 PM, LocoLoco1 said:

It is a stunning island...if one gets beyond the small harbor area. Nuku-HivaTours out of Yacht Services Office is about the only game in town for a good Tour; they have a Web-site. Then it's 'Up and Over' a mountain ridge to visit the Archeologic Ruins near HIATIHE'U. etc. Lunch afterwards at Yvonne's nearby is almost obligatory for lotsa people's 'Bucket List'. Cruise lines don't offer it because it involves JEEP or LandRover 4WD's to get there...thus they can't be bothered methinks. One of my favorite places on the Planet.

It's interesting the different perspectives we all have. Temarama did the same tour and we found it just ok but worthwhile. But all we like to do is be in the water snorkeling so we're probably prejudiced against sightseeing. Were you referring to the archeological ruins, Hikokua? Not familiar with Hiatihe'u. Our cruise did offer the same tour via 4x4 just for a lot more $. Good to hear that you enjoyed your tour 🙂

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On 11/30/2019 at 7:54 PM, LocoLoco1 said:

It is a stunning island...if one gets beyond the small harbor area. Nuku-HivaTours out of Yacht Services Office is about the only game in town for a good Tour; they have a Web-site. Then it's 'Up and Over' a mountain ridge to visit the Archeologic Ruins near HIATIHE'U. etc. Lunch afterwards at Yvonne's nearby is almost obligatory for lotsa people's 'Bucket List'. Cruise lines don't offer it because it involves JEEP or LandRover 4WD's to get there...thus they can't be bothered methinks. One of my favorite places on the Planet.

thanks something to look into, still not sure what we will do!

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9 hours ago, Petoonya said:

It's interesting the different perspectives we all have. Temarama did the same tour and we found it just ok but worthwhile. But all we like to do is be in the water snorkeling so we're probably prejudiced against sightseeing. Were you referring to the archeological ruins, Hikokua? Not familiar with Hiatihe'u. Our cruise did offer the same tour via 4x4 just for a lot more $. Good to hear that you enjoyed your tour 🙂

Thanks Petoonya, still not sure what we will do, we also may just go for a walk.

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