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: 25 May 2024

Propane Refills

Campgaz Cooking Bottles

2023-04-14 08:57:35 UTC

Island: Tahiti

We have had a number of folks looking for the larger blue bottles called Campgaz. After much searching including going to the Gaz plant in Fare Ute they were unable to find ones for sale.

Please let me know if you find these for sale. See picture

9-21 According to SV Capall Mara Ace Hardware in Papeete has all the fittings to fill your own bottles But NOT the larger tanks..

We tried to buy one in Tahiti even visiting Tahiti Gas but couldn’t get one. You can get them refilled in Tahiti but be aware if considered too rusty they won’t do it. We haven’t been able to get the Camping Gaz refilled in Hauhine or Bora Bora. Purchased 13kg bottle instead and have decanted into our three Camping Gaz bottles. Good luck

Services that Fill Blue CampingGaz Bottles
Papeete (drop off at Mobil Station)
Raiatea Carenage
Fakarava Yacht Services
Hiva Oa Boat Yard
Nuku Hiva Yacht Services