Tahiti Cruisers Guide
For Services and Resources in French Polynesia

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Since arriving in Papeete to do some boat projects, we found ourselves “reinventing the wheel” - asking the same questions hundreds of others have asked - in trying to track down parts, services, doctors, dentists, etc.
We have often said we wished there were a Cruiser’s Guide to Tahiti and French Polynesia modeled after the valuable Panama City Cruisers Guide put together by Debi Shaimas on SV Serenity.
So we started compiling this one and what we have so far is now available online and downloadable as a pdf.
Please send updates or additions to tahiticruisersguide (AT) gmail.com
Last update: 20 Oct 2018

Airlines / Airports

International Airport

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):
Latitude: -17.556755
Longitude: -149.611411
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The international airport in Tahiti is called Fa'a'ā. It is a 15-minute drive away from the city center but there can be high traffic in the direction Airport->Papeete early in the morning up to 8am, and starting at around 3:30pm until 5pm in the direction Papeete->Airport.

Airport - Papeete
There is a bus stand directly across the street from the airport. Buses run randomly weekdays and Sat during the day.

Papeete - Airport
You can catch the bus near the central market. Mon-Sat during daylight hours

There is a taxi stand right in front of the Papeete marina (the one in the city center) on the other side of the road very close to the Vaima shopping center next to the Rétro bar.

Depending on time of day taxi's from city center run about 20-25$.  Bags also contribute to cost. Also the number of people as well will increase the cost