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: 22 Sep 2020



2020-09-21 16:26:48 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Jean-Philippe Tel 89 53 68 40

9-2020 SV Claire de Lune Jean-Philippe is a rare craftsman of the highest skill level. He is even more unusual because he lives and works off his boat moored off Marina Taina. Jean-Philippe is punctual, organized, very professional, and of exceptional skill. His TIG welding shows his attention to detail as well as experience. I ask him to alter my exhaust piping and to alter my alternator bracket. Both chores were better than expected and show his understanding of design. He is very easy to work with, listens to your requests carefully, and confirms any questions. Should I need any welding services in the future, I will call on Jean-Philippe.

s/v Clair de Lune

9-2020 SV Alila   He has done some very good stainless tig welding for me. he makes up brackets for solar panels and general stainless steel fabrication. He is also a really nice guy

9-2019 Coral Trekker - He lives on a boat in Tainia Marina, worked at a ship yard in Guadeloupe, He has a mobile MIG/TIG welding unit. Comes with a Honda generator and Argon bottle in the dinghy alongside and welds all there is to be welded. Reliable on appointments and reasonable in price. Wants to get a shop onshore to do bigger things like bikinis etc. on land.