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: 16 Apr 2024



2021-05-26 06:30:12 UTC

Island: Tahiti

05-2021 See Wood Mo’orea Local teak from wood shop in Cooks Bay

01-2019 SV Mary Ann 2 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.