Tahiti Cruisers Guide
For Services and Resources in French Polynesia

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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 Tahiti and French Polynesia 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: 04 Sep 2018

Diesel / Gas

Customs Duty Free Certificate

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):
Latitude: -17.534006
Longitude: -149.577083
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The customs office is located on Motu Uta.  It is a large 2 story white building with a large "Douane" sign out front. You can take your dinghy over there.

Enter the front door and walk down the hall way almost to the end on the right you will notice a plaque "Yachting". 

Present your old duty free certificate if renewing or your green enterance paper given to you at the gendarme at first port of entry.