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enchanting South Seas paradise of French Polynesia consists of islands
in the South Pacific located halfway between California and Australia.
A truly tropical paradise, the region is considered one of the scenic
wonders of the world. Tahiti is the most famous island amongst the
Polynesian islands. Time and time again, visitors to the
islands are captivated by its magic spell. Captain Cook first
arrived in Tahiti in 1769 and was followed by several Europeans.
In 1789, something in Tahiti, whether the women or the paradise setting,
inspired the "Bounty" crew headed by Fletcher Christian to mutiny. Over 100
years later, in the movie "Bounty" actor Marlon Brando fell in love with
his co-star Tarita Teriipaia, and purchased Tetiatora as his own private
quickest way to experience the South Seas is to fly over there and
charter a boat. A private boat charter allows you to visit the
more remote islands not bombarded by tourists. Papeete, the
capital of Tahiti is a modern metropolis with over
200,000 residents complete with the hustle and bustle of city life,
diesel fumes and traffic. Many charter companies have charter bases in
Tahiti. There are airports, car rental companies, hotels and all
kinds of tourism based adventures available.
Many offshore cruisers bypass Papeete for the unspoiled islands of Bora Bora, Tahaa, Raiatea, Huauhine, Moorea, the Marquesas Islands.
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History Tidbits on French
Just about everybody has seen the movie "Bounty", but some scenes are worth watching over again. Here is a 5 minute clip for you to re-experience the awe and excitement when the crew of Bounty arrived at Matavai Bay in Tahiti.