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Huahine Cruises

One of the most picturesque and geographically diverse islands in the Society Group, Huahine is located 109 miles northwest of Papeete. Enclosed in one single lagoon, it covers 75 square miles. Huahine is actually two islands: Huahine Iti and Huahine Nui (Little Huahine and Big Huahine). They are part of the same landmass and are attached by a bridge over a channel connecting the bays of Maraoe and Port Bourayne. The highest point on the island, Mt. Turi, reaches about 2,200 feet and is located on Huahine Nui. Mt. Tavaiura in the Fitii Peninsula looks like a laying women"s face, leading to her chest and her round belly, hence one of the interpretation for Huahine"s original name (pregnant woman). Huahine"s administrative center and largest settlement is Fare. Maeva, the other major community on Huahine Nui, is separated from Fare by about six kilometers (4 miles) of road tracing the northern coast of the island. Maroe Bay between the two islands is rich in fish and is where the m/s Paul Gauguin will anchor. In the event of an itinerary change made necessary by weather or sea conditions, Huahine would be substituted for the call to Taha'a.

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