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Fatu Hiva: tourist information
The island of Fatu Hiva is the furthest south of the Marquesas Islands. It has an area of 80 square kilometers (30.89 sq. miles).
Fatu Hiva is the remains of two volcanoes, one of which rose from the crater of the other, the ridges of both craters forming a jagged mountain spine whose highest altitude is 960 meters (3,150 ft.). The two craters form arcs open to the west, where there are two bays—Hanavave Bay, also known as the Bay of Virgins, in the north and Omoa Bay to the south. Several platforms indicating ancient sacred places as well as funeral grottos in the cliffs are found around Omoa Bay, M. Bastard wrote in “Les Marquises” (The Marquesas Islands).
Spanish explorer Mendana arrived in Omoa Bay in 1595, baptizing the island “la Magdalena”. Norwegian naturalist Thor Heyerdahl stayed there from 1937-1938. In his book “Fatu Hiva: A Return to Nature”, Heyerdahl tells of his stay on Fatu Hiva and recalls the birth of his theory of how Indians from South America were the first people to settle in today’s French Polynesia. That led to Heyderdahl’s famous Kon Tiki expedition, which was aimed to prove his theory. However, that theory has since been abandoned.
Omoa is a small village located in the southwest corner of Fatu Hiva at the foot of a magnificent but stormy bay with a difficult access. Yet, it is the administrative center for the island’s commune. In the Omoa Valley, there are remains of six “tohua”, or ancient sacred sites—Pouau, Vaihinano, Poitohuu, Tonoeve, Anitau, Nunuikua--the “me’ae” (marae) of Pouau, Vevau and Tuihi and many funeral grottos among the cliffs on the eastern side of the valley. Omoa’s population was 631 during the 1996 census. Copra, oranges, dried bananas and tapa are exported from Omoa
Fatu Hiva Cruise Port Schedule
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Port rating and occupancy
Port of Fatu Hiva ranks 768th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.
Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 7.
The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Fatu Hiva in the next 12 months is 2464.
According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Fatu Hiva ranks 916.
Weather in Fatu Hiva
Current water temperature in Fatu Hiva now is 84°F (29.0°C)
Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.