or, enquire about your chosen options

  1. Carnival Cruise Line teams up with Harlem Globetrotters
  2. Ultra-Luxury Cruising
  3. The Caribbean is still a Preferred Cruise Destination
  4. Catch Up on Cruising: Latest News in bite size!
  5. 8 Romantic Destinations Around the World

Sign up to our newsletter and become the first to know about our latest deals and promotions

Your 'Port' has been chosen Clear this filter or visit another page to change

Tahuata, French Polynesia

Enquire about cruises in this region

Tahuata is the smallest of the inhabited Marquesas Islands, in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. It is located 4 km to the south of the western end of Hiva Oa, across the Canal du Bordelais, called Ha‘ava in Marquesan. The administrative centre of the commune is the settlement of Vaitahu, on the western side of the island.

Tahuata doesn’t receive many visitors, however there are a number of attractions on the island. These include the villages of Hapatoni and Vaitahu, the Valley of Hanateio where there are many well preserved petroglyphs. The Vaitahu town hall and the arts centre at Hapatoni are also worth a visit.

Things to See and Do

* Villages of Hapatoni and Vaitahu
* Vaitahu town hall
* Hapatoni arts centre
* Archeological sites at Valley of Hanateio

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – CFP franc (XPF)
Language – French, Tahitian
Land Area – 69 km²
Population – 675 approx
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT minus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 689

Port Location – The port is located at Vaitahu.

Transport Links – Tahuata is served by an airport on Hiva Oa.

The island is accessible by boat from Hiva Oa.

Two cruise ships/luxury liners currently ply the islands: the Paul Gauguin, which does a regular 7-day trip around the Societies, with occasional trips out to the Tuamotus, Marquesas and Cook Islands; and the Tahitian Princess which does similar itineraries.

Please note, while cruise details and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line practices and policies. Please check details and inclusions at time of booking.

Database Profiling Report

Total queries executed: 21

Total elapsed time: 0.074285745620728

# Query Time
(1) connect 0.0011181831359863
(2) DESCRIBE `ports` 0.003277063369751
(3) SELECT `ports`.* FROM `ports` WHERE (orchid_slug = 'tahuata-french-polynesia') AND (orchid_available = 1) LIMIT 1 0.021864891052246
(4) DESCRIBE `destinations` 0.0030159950256348
(5) SELECT `destinations`.* FROM `destinations` WHERE (((`destinations`.`id` = 43))) 0.00062704086303711
(6) DESCRIBE `avid_specials` 0.002202033996582
(7) SELECT `avid_specials`.* FROM `avid_specials` LEFT JOIN `avid_specials_links` ON avid_specials.id = avid_specials_links.special_id WHERE (((item_id = '43' AND class = 'Destination')) AND (date_start < NOW() OR date_start is null) AND (date_end > NOW() OR date_end is null OR date_end = '')) 0.0022158622741699
(8) SELECT `ports`.`orchid_slug` FROM `ports` WHERE (id = '2071') 0.00050115585327148
(9) SELECT `latlong`.`lat`, `latlong`.`long` FROM `latlong` WHERE (port_id = '2071') 0.0026640892028809
(10) SELECT `latlong`.`lat`, `latlong`.`long` FROM `latlong` WHERE (port_id = '2071') 0.0027117729187012
(11) DESCRIBE `cruises` 0.0053949356079102
(12) SELECT `cruises`.* FROM `cruises` WHERE (id IN (73710, 24925, 20978)) ORDER BY FIND_IN_SET(id, '73710,24925,20978') 0.0017948150634766
(13) DESCRIBE `cruiselines` 0.0049839019775391
(14) SELECT `cruiselines`.* FROM `cruiselines` WHERE (id IN ('82', '180', '18')) ORDER BY FIND_IN_SET(id, '82,180,18') 0.0017399787902832
(15) DESCRIBE `ships` 0.0063581466674805
(16) SELECT `ships`.* FROM `ships` WHERE (id IN ('1338', '769', '78')) ORDER BY FIND_IN_SET(id, '1338,769,78') 0.0013370513916016
(17) DESCRIBE `cruisetypes` 0.0027790069580078
(18) DESCRIBE `destinations` 0.0042910575866699
(19) SELECT `destinations`.* FROM `destinations` WHERE (id IN ('43', '29')) ORDER BY FIND_IN_SET(id, '43,29') 0.0013878345489502
(20) DESCRIBE `ports` 0.0032858848571777
(21) SELECT `ports`.* FROM `ports` WHERE (((`ports`.`id` = 2071))) 0.00073504447937012