After arriving in Tahiti on the most exotic and colorful B787, I traveled on Air Tahiti domestically to explore the beauty of the French Polynesian islands.
My flight was from Papeete to Bora Bora with a stop at Huahine and back. This turned out to be one of the most beautiful flights I've taken.
I was invited to fly in the cockpit jumpseat on Air Tahiti ATR72-600.
Our first leg from Papeete to Huahine took about 30 minutes flying at 12,000 ft.
Watch the landing into Huahine on my video below:
After a 20 minute stop, 50 new tourists came onboard, we were ready to depart to Bora Bora.
Flying time to Bora Bora was just 15 minutes, at 4,000 ft.
The weather had become clear and I can see the turquoise-blue ocean and crystal-clear lagoon.
The scenery was out of this world and it was one of the most beautiful flights I’ve taken.
Watch the landing on my video below:
Bora Bora Airport
There are no roads and no cars at Bora Bora airport. The only transportation is by boat to the main center or hotel.
After 20 minutes, I hopped on the island hopper again, this time departing Bora Bora back to Papeete.
My flight back to Papette was equally as scenic, we flew low over some Tahitian overwater bungalows.
Aviation plays an important role in transporting travelers and cargo supplies to these islands. The scenery on the flight was simply out of this world and it was one of the most beautiful flights I’ve taken.
Air Tahiti has some island passes for those who like to visit more islands. Details are on their website.