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: 21 Jun 2024

Alternator And Starter Repairs

Alternator and Starter Shop

2022-08-19 18:07:10 UTC

Island: Tahiti

[Update from August 2022: The old person who was running this business is not working anymore. I heard that his son took over but the shop described below may not exist anymore or may have moved. Please let us know if you have any info]

Galet (or Gallay)

Small alternator and starter shop on Tipaerui road.  No sign but look for row of white tour buses on the west side of road (right).  The shop is behind the buses.  Speaks no english but has a test bench and is knee deep in old parts.  Would not charge to test alternator.
Phone: +689 40 42 54 02