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

Emergency Contacts

JRCC Papeete (Rescue Center)

2023-07-27 16:58:09 UTC

Island: Tahiti

JRCC Papeete
or call 16 by phone or VHF

Our correct email address is - and we watch the following frequencies : VHF 16, HF 2182.0 USB, 8291.0 USB

Centre de coordination de sauvetage aéro maritime de Polynésie Française
Joint Rescue Coordination Centre French Polynesia

BP 9420 – 98715 Papeete CMP
Tél : Urgence 24/24 : 16 – International : (+689)
Administratif : (+689) – Fax : (+689)
Iridium : +881 641 425 630 - Inm-C: 422 799 192
Site internet :

If you have a medical emergency and can not get to someone who speaks English contact JRCC Papeete and they will coordinate for you