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: 18 Jul 2024

Cars (Buy/Rent)

Car Rental Marina Tiana

2019-08-04 22:45:25 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Just a heads up.  This is a much better place to have a rental car since there is lots of spacing for parking.

If you have a choice of stopping in Tiana for a few days its a better location for a car rental due to onsite parking

Using Eco Car seems to be a 1st choice of cruisers but be sure to be clear about car delivery to the marina with all the paperwork and CC machine versus having to be shuttled to their office at the airport and long lines which means waiting!!