Because of its larger size and population, the island
of Tahiti has many transportation options.
Upon arrival, transport from Faa'a International
Airport to your hotel or cruise ship is quick and
should be arranged by your preferred travel professional
or by your hotel or cruise ship. Connecting flights
to other islands on Air Tahiti and Air Moorea leave
from Faa'a Airport. Passenger ferries to Moorea depart
from the waterfront in downtown Papeete.
To get around Papeete and the surrounding towns,
the public transit system offers two bus services:
the Le Truck allows frequent stops and a unique way
of meeting the locals while the large white RTC motor
coaches offer more conventional seating. Taxi service
is also available from your hotel and is best arranged
by your hotel's concierge. Once in downtown Papeete,
the waterfront, restaurants, and shopping are within
Escorted circle-island bus or 4x4 tours are the ideal
way to explore the points of interest around Tahiti's
coast and within the interior valleys. Car rentals
are also available from the airport and your hotels.
Other methods of exploring the island include motorboat
and yacht charters, outrigger canoe tours of Matavai
Bay, and helicopter tours-all of which can be arranged
in advance or at the activity desk of your resort
or cruise ship.