This is my farewell to the trip on the Aranui3: the stunningly beautiful Bay of Virgins on lush Fatu Hiva. The barge is safely moored on the deck of the Aranui.Fuel drums in the open hold
Similar dangling containers above the barge on Fatu Hiva and on Nuku Hiva
Without the freight, there would be no ship and no passengers. The Aranui travels 16 times a year from Papeete to the six inhabited islands of the Marquesas. Although not as adventurous as it used to be on previous Aranuis, take the trip, it is worth it.