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: 31 May 2024

Airlines / Airports

International Airport

2019-08-04 22:45:23 UTC

Island: Tahiti

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