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: 19 Aug 2018

Wood

Lumber

THERE IS NO TEAK IN PAPEETE.  This statement is based on speaking to four lumber yards. Poly Bois is often recommended but they have not stocked teak in several years.  Exterior ply wood go to Hyper Bricolage, see hardware.  Poly Bois which is 2 kilometers up Avenue Tipearui. They carry marine plywood but only full sheets, they also stock several hardwoods that are very marine compatible which are sold as decking, such as Epi.