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: 14 Jul 2024

Doctor, General


2019-08-04 22:45:20 UTC

Island: Tahiti

All medical staff several cruisers have used have been of a high standard. Consultation visits are currently costed at 3,600 xpf (approx $34 US).  In Papeete there are two General Practice physicians across from the Tourist Office on the quay. Dr Andrew Carpe speaks reasonably good English and has specialist training hyperbaric medicine 40 4256 67.   Walk-ins are often seen without long waits.

Specialists and technical procedures are available at hospital and at two private clinics.  The hospital prices appear to be substantially less expensive than the private clinics.  For example these charges were incurred at the main hospital: Sonogram of neck (thyroid) --$64.80; Chest Xray --$46.80; Consultation with ENT including upper airway endoscopy -- $55.80 (in US dollars.)  Hospital appointments can be a long wait but our experience is walkins are generally seen within two hours.  No problem since most cruisers are “time millionaires.”  The main Hospital for FP is Hospital du Taaone on Charles de Gaulle ask at the bus station near the Marie if they go past the hopital.