Tahiti Cruisers Guide
For Services and Resources in French Polynesia

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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 160+ pages of information on vendors and services in Papeete and some businesses in Mo'orea and Raiatea. 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 Maps.me (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) gmail.com
Last update: 17 Nov 2018

Agents

AMATRANSIT - Bollore Logistics Polynésie

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):
Latitude: -17.561158
Longitude: -149.612881
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Jean-Pierre COMBESCURE

AMATRANSIT - Bollore Logistics Polynésie

BP 20359 - 98713 PAPEETE

Tahiti - Polynésie Française

Tél. : (+689) 40 54 84 70

Fax : (+689) 40 43 18 70

Mob. : (+689) 87.77.03.57

Mail : jpcombescure@amatransit.pf


Emilie TROFLÉAU

Responsable Technico-commerciale

Bolloré Logistics Polynésie

Immeuble EPPV Fare Ute

98 713 Papeete

Tahiti - Polynésie Française
Tél. :(+689) 40 54 84 70 

Mob. :  (+689) 87 28 0715
Mail : emilie@amatransit.pf



Jean-Pierre was my initial contact and the person I dealt with face-to-face. He speaks pretty good English. He’s either the owner or the Manager. I think Emilie did most of the leg work and I emailed back and forth with her for some details. I usually sent my inquiries to both of them. Jean-Pierre made the deliveries personally, though, dropping them off at the marina gate using his own car. I usually paid him in cash at the time of delivery, but also paid cash into an account at their bank directly across the street from the marina when some minor adjustments were necessary.


I did three imports with Bollore. The first was just an iPad that had gotten tangled up in red tape in the mail. Jean-Pierre did this for free, I think because I’d been personally referred to him by a mutual friend and because we’d already started discussing my bigger shipment. The second was house batteries, etc, amounting to about $4500. The third was a new-used helm pedestal valued at about $500. I’d say Bollore’s fees on these worked out to about 5%. There were no hassles on any of these, only time and patience required, none due to delays that I would attribute to Bollore.


Actual shipping into Tahiti was out of Los Angeles through Vanguard at:


LALA FARAIMO JR.

South Pacific Islands Supervisor

Direct: (310) 604-2699 Fax: (310) 847-8008

Vanguard Logistics Services (USA), inc.

2665 E Del Amo Blvd Rancho Dominguez CA 90221

LinkedIn | vanguardlogistics.com



As I understand it Vanguard also used to act as an import agent here but, due to some bad actors among us cruisers, won’t do that anymore and I only used their shipping service. Although the requirements for paperwork were a hassle, I had no trouble with Vanguard themselves at all.

Roy (SV Mabruka) 9-2018