See equipment inventory for description of the Gump Stations fleet of boats and vehicles.

Vehicle Usage

All drivers must complete the vehicle use form on arrival.  Vehicle use is primarily for Gump Station residents.  Day users also have access to the vehicles but the cars must be left at the Gump Station over night.  Gas is included in the flat fee, but only for Gump Station vehicles when filled up at the Mobil gas station nearby in Paopao (where Gump has an account).  Users must pay for any gas purchased elsewhere and this cannot be reimbursed (unless by prior agreement with the Station management).  Priority is given to user needs on Moorea, but with approval from the Station managemnent, vehicles can sometimes be taken to Tahiti (if needed by a Gump user for their class or research project).  Car ferry and other costs associated with taking cars to Tahiti are at the users expense.


Those wishing to operate a Station boat need to be approved by Frank Murphy first. All boat operators must have a valid boating license from their country of origin.  US residents may obtain a US Coast Guard approved certificate by completing an online exam at  Boat operators must also take the local French Polynesia boating exam (in English). Details about the test are available on this site including a study guide, example questions, and example forms.  All boat operators must also familiarize themselves with the Gump Boating Safety Manual and pass a practical exam onsite.