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 May 2024

Child Care


2022-01-15 07:11:53 UTC

Island: Mo'orea


1-22 SV Marauder. Highly recommends Maeva.
If you happen to be in Cooks Bay Moorea and are in DESPERATE need for a baby sitter,
Orchilea Maeva Faaruia-Smith is an amazing woman and she is based in Maharepa. I haven't transitioned very gracefully into juggling parenthood / cruising/boat maintenance / working quite as well as some of my peers. How others do it so well is a feat and I have nothing but respect for those peeps. But if you're ever in need of a sitter to watch your little loves as if they were family while you get stuff done onboard, Maeva is gracious, kind, she sends pics throughout the day of the kids, and she works with your budget. I truly believe she just....loves children, and that was exactly what we needed in a pinch for our 2 year old and 2 month old.