Pacific Puddle Jump
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2022 Pacific Puddle Jump

French Polynesia is closed to maritime arrivals but we have their blessings for the Pacific Puddle Jump.
• What is the Pacific Puddle Jump?
• How to get a PPJ Bond Exemption?
• Information on getting a Long Stay Visa
• Check out this year's PPJ sponsors


Welcome Letter from Tahiti Crew

Boats registered with the PPJ are eligible to participate in a special PPJ bond and clearance package offered by the Tahitian yacht agent Tahiti Crew for a reasonable fee. The package includes clearance in and out, bond exemptions for crew, a duty free fuel certificate and discounts. Read More...

PPJ 2022 Gets the Green Light

GOOD NEWS! Although French Polynesia’s maritime borders remain closed, as they have been since March 2020, the territorial government’s maritime agency, DPAM, has given us it’s wholehearted approval to promote and operate the 2022 Pacific Puddle Jump. Read More...

Little Wing & the Return to the Pearl

Andy Turpin reports from Little Wing on the Pearl Regatta with some South Pacific updates in this article from the July 2021 issue of Latitude 38.

South Pacific Entry Update

June, 2021: Since last March, when the COVID pandemic caused French Polynesia and virtually all of its Central South Pacific neighbors to close their borders, many sailors have been thirsty for accurate updated info. But with the ever-evolving nature of government policies and regulations related to COVID, here in Tahiti... Read More

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Photo strip

This is the official homepage for the annual Pacific Puddle Jump rally. It is not to be confused with the PPJ group hosted by (previously by Yahoo). Although that group is not directly affiliated with Latitude 38 or this site, the group members share useful tips and info about Puddle Jump-related topics. All would-be South Pacific cruisers are welcome to join it.

2020 Tahiti-Moorea Sailing Rendezvous July 24-26

French Polynesia Guide
2020-21 Yellow Flag Guide
to French Polynesia (29 MB)

Supported by Latitude 38, the West's Premier Sailing and Marine Magazine