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


Garage Bamboo

2019-08-04 22:45:26 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.535487

Longitude: -149.558125

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Garage Bamboo

Avenue George Clemenceau at Avenue du Commandant Chessé

+689 40 42 80 09

10-2019 SV Panache
We were at Marina Taina for 5 months. It’s offers much better protection than Marina Papeete at that time of year. The downside is that it is not near downtown and the bus system is irregular/undependable, at best. We purchased new 50cc Peugeot scooter from Bamboo for 300,000XPF, including 2 helmets, a rear storage box and two chain-locks. Vincent speaks excellent English and is very helpful. You don’t need a special licence for scooters of 50cc or less. We purchased insurance at a store in the Carrefour Puna’auia complex. The scooter was a FANTASTIC idea and provided us with complete freedom while we were in Tahiti. It was easy to sell, and it ended up costing us about 600XPF per day. The cost to rent one is 3000XPF per day.