Tahiti Cruisers Guide
For Services and Resources in Papeete

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Since arriving in Papeete to do some boat projects, we found ourselves “reinventing the wheel” - asking the same questions hundreds of others have asked - in trying to track down parts, services, doctors, dentists, etc.
We have often said we wished there were a Cruiser’s Guide to Papeete modeled after the valuable Panama City Cruisers Guide put together by Debi Shaimas on SV Serenity.
So we started compiling this one and what we have so far is now available online and downloadable as a pdf.
Please send updates or additions to tahiticruisersguide (AT) gmail.com
Last update: 21 Mar 2018


Cooking Gas

In Papeete you can purchase Propane or Butane.  Propane comes in Green bottles.  This assumes you’re refilling yourself.  At the Yacht Club there is bottled gas at the petrol station on the General de Gaulle highway just east of the club.  In Fare Utu at the Mobile Station they will arrange refilling your bottles at the Gas plant nearby.  The price is maybe 50% higher than self filling but certainly more convenient.  If you happen to be at the Marina Papeete they have four carts available for the short walk.  Turn over time is usually a couple of days.