Tahiti Cruisers Guide
For Services and Resources in French Polynesia

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Since arriving in Papeete to do some boat projects, we found ourselves “reinventing the wheel” - asking the same questions hundreds of others have asked - in trying to track down parts, services, doctors, dentists, etc.
We have often said we wished there were a Cruiser’s Guide to Tahiti and French Polynesia modeled after the valuable Panama City Cruisers Guide put together by Debi Shaimas on SV Serenity.
So we started compiling this one and what we have so far is now available online and downloadable as a pdf.
Please send updates or additions to tahiticruisersguide (AT) gmail.com
Last update: 20 Oct 2018

Airlines / Airports

Air Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):
Latitude: -17.53965
Longitude: -149.566922
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Telephone  40 86 60 67
Office in Papeete is near the Market.
They have service to almost every island throughout FP.  Prices are modest.  If over sixty there is a discount card worth exploring. Flights are often booked up to a month ahead but changing or cancelling flights is a maximum of 1,000xpf so checking for cancelations is often fruitful. Luggage allowances are 7kg but a scuba c-card gets you a free extra 5kg and connections to international flight increases you allowance.  The per kg extra baggage rates are very modest but your luggage may be sent along later.      
                                    What we do is
1. Check the Air Tahiti flight for space.

2. Book our international ticket

3. Bring a copy of our international flight to Air Tahiti so they can mark your ticket as an international flight. You are then allowed 20kgs (2016 Jacaranda)