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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 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.

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Last update: 22 May 2024


Apataki Carenage

2021-01-12 01:14:01 UTC

Island: Apataki

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -15.557135

Longitude: -146.247376

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Telephone: (689) 727 813 (689) 714 529

1-2021 Email reply from Alfred Lau at Apataki Carenage: The max length for monohull is 50’ or more and multihull is 55’ depending the model of the boat. The max draft is 2 m no more.

Be sure to book flights WAY in advance as they are often booked out months in advance.

12-2019 An informative blog post by Bellamarina 

SV Oceans (added 12-19)
We were very disappointed. Our boat was filled with mold. The water line in our port hull showed a foot of water sat in there a long time. I turned off the bilge pumps since it was out of the water.( my guess they opened it up and forgot to close it up. They were to do regular inspections and send me email update. They checked it once. The list of repairs promised, never done. Crazy excuses. Then blamed me for everything. It was the worst marina experience in over 30 years of boating . Their documents state nothing is their fault and you have no recourse no matter what happens. It is a family business. The parents are very nice. The son is the weak link, very weak link.
Our boat is in excellent condition. I’ve never written such a review as this but I hope no one else to have such a experience.