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

Money Transfer to French Polynesia

French Nickel

2022-01-11 21:47:23 UTC

Island: Tahiti

French Nickel

SV Yelo - 1-21 So I asked the French how they do it and they have no problem. So I sent 2000 Euros
from my French Nickel account and it arrived with the proper exchange rate in XPF in
If ever you are in France: Go to any tobacco shop and buy an Nickel account with a debit Mastercard in it for a mere 20 Euros. It’s a fantastic online bank and it gives you this unique French RIB code , the equivalent of an IBAN code. Without RIB you can’t get much done in France. The only charge is 20 Euros a year , everything else is free, unless you get more than 700 E cash out of an ATM