We used this guide for all of our travels in French Polynesia from Marquesa, Tuamotu's and the islands of Tahiti and Bora Bora. If you are going to any of these areas, this is the only guide to have (along with a good set of paper charts to supplant your electronic charts of course). The hand-drawn guides and description of each anchorage is detailed and accurate (for the places we visited). First published in 1983, this guidebook has been through seven revisions with the torch taken up ny Holly Scott and Jo Russell a number of revisions ago.
Written by Charlie and Margo Wood
Newly updated in 2011 with the extensive knowledge of Captain Holly Scott from her many adventures in Polynesia. Additionally, we have received and incorporated many updates on anchorages and marina facilities from cruisers who are out there right now in the following areas:
- Iles Marquises
- Archipel des Tuamotu (the Tuamotu)
- Pitcairn Island
- Isla de Pascua (Easter lsland)
- Iles de la Societe (Society Islands--Windward Islands of Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea and Bora-Bora)
- Cook Islands
In addition to color photographs by Charles and Margo Wood and Karin Steinkamp, the 7th Edition includes several new photographs by Captain Holly and Jo. The introduction covers topics such as routes and passage times, weather, cyclones, currents, entry procedures and regulations for the different areas.
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