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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


Gondrand Transit & Voyages

2023-01-16 23:10:51 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.541653

Longitude: -149.56863

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Michael Lichon at Gondrand 68940543164 was very efficient, speaks good English and works closely with UPS.  They are just behind the Mc Donalds near Marina Papeete. We received a  package from Defender in the USA weighing approximately 10lb value $760, shipping cost with UPS was $82, shipping time just prior to Christmas was about eight days including customs time here and the customs agent fee was $120 (2x $60 which include clearance out of FP when the time comes.)  He also allowed us to receive a new passport there at no charge.

10-2022 SV Auntie
AVOID!! Complete fail on Gondrand, largely because of their US partners, I.L.S. Bottom paint I use not available here any longer so bought 8 gallons in Miami and had Gondrand handle all shipping. In the US, I.L.S. lost 4 gallons, and damaged the remaining 4 gallons beyond use. They did not communicate this, had I not repeatedly asked for updates I would still not know. Gondrand’s insurance would not cover because it never reached the dock. AVOID!!

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