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 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
19 Sep 2020
2019-12-31 22:03:36 UTC
GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):
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Telephone: (689) 727 813 (689) 714 529http://www.apatakicarenage.com
Be sure to book flights WAY in advance as they are often booked out months in advance.
12-2019 An informative blog post by Bellamarinahttp://svbellamarina.com/2019/08/07/cyclone-season-strategies-in-french-polynesia-hauling-out-at-apataki-carenage-in-the-tuamotus-archipelago/?fbclid=IwAR017qaTOVt7H0lXFHvECcSMqbL4MKsXs1zPaX8_yBsctzjX9hhOaZN0eWQ
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.