PPT arrival time - missing last ferry.

Old Nov 4, 18, 6:01 pm
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PPT arrival time - missing last ferry.

Hi

Partner and I are on our honeymoon in January - we have booked an (expensive) seven day retreat at a resort in Moorea. Air NZ flight lands in PPT at 3.55pm and I am worried about getting on the last ferry of the day which is 5.30 from what I can see. We are in PE so front bit of plane which _should_ mean bags reasonably quickly... but still seems a bit tight.

Anyone done this connection? Presumably it is reasonably common...
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Old Nov 4, 18, 6:16 pm
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Originally Posted by newtestleper View Post
Hi

Partner and I are on our honeymoon in January - we have booked an (expensive) seven day retreat at a resort in Moorea. Air NZ flight lands in PPT at 3.55pm and I am worried about getting on the last ferry of the day which is 5.30 from what I can see. We are in PE so front bit of plane which _should_ mean bags reasonably quickly... but still seems a bit tight.

Anyone done this connection? Presumably it is reasonably common...
A taxi direct to the wharf should get you there in plenty of time.
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Old Nov 4, 18, 6:19 pm
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does the resort arrange collection from the airport and transfer to the port? (I seem to recall that happening when I went)

and I remember immigration was painfully slow - so hope that's been fixed up
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Old Nov 4, 18, 6:45 pm
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Should be ok, the airport is quite close to town (ferry building is directly in the centre of town on the water). Just grab a direct taxi as stated above. I also recall the ferry running a bit behind schedule.

You could also book a flight from PPT Moorea, not cheap but only takes 15 mins.
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Old Nov 4, 18, 9:05 pm
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I think the last flight from PPT to MOZ departs before the NZ flight arrives, so the ferry is the only realistic option.
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Old Jan 24, 19, 1:26 am
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For those interested, made it easily. Was in J which obviously helped. Straight off plane, first in queue for immigration. No line. Straight through, into taxi. Made ferry with an hour to spare.
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Old Jan 24, 19, 2:43 pm
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Thats good when we went we were told we had to spend the first night in PPT.
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Old Jan 27, 19, 7:25 pm
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Originally Posted by iluvflying View Post
Thats good when we went we were told we had to spend the first night in PPT.
It's a tricky one and I'm surprised Air NZ don't bring the flight forward half an hour. I would not want to risk it if in Y. We had no bags either deliberately.
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