For Services and Resources in French Polynesia

The Tahiti Cruisers Guide is brought to you by Julien Desmont from Xperimental and Chuck Houlihan from Jacaranda. Starting as an idea based on the very successful Panama City Cruisers guide, it has evolved into 200+ pages of information on vendors and services throughout French Polynesia. In January 2018, we added GPS coordinates and links to Google Maps to assist in locating businesses.

Downloading the guide and GPS map coordinates will facilitate using the guide offline. The coordinates will work for either (best for Papeete) or Google Maps.

Especially thankful to John (SV Mary Ann II) and Steve (SV Ocean Star) for their huge effort in supplying a vast amount of information for the guide.

The guide is a community effort. Updates and new additions are greatly appreciated. If you find the guide useful or find something that needs updating please drop us a note at tahiticruisersguide (AT)

Last update: 16 Apr 2024

Marine Suppliers

Addendum for Marquises and Tuamotus

2020-10-02 19:17:07 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Check out the Tahiti Cruisers Guide for who might carry what boat part you need.  Remember Papeete shops supply the whole of French Polynesia so shipping to other Archipelagos is everyday business for them.  So if you need something and don’t what to pay extra to an agent then: 1) get a prepaid land phone card from OPT, 2) phone one of the shops in Papeete if they have your item, 3) give them your name, boat name and harbor you’ll be at, 4) they can either email you their payment info or give it to you on the phone.  A small item cost us 1000xpf ($10) for the shipping, 4) go to post office with the email and pay (in cash) the invoice into their account, 5) they give the package to the freighter company and you go to the dock and retrieve it when it arrives.  Be sure to bring your identification although you probably won’t need it.