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Last update: 31 May 2024

Marinas & Anchorages

Marina Taina

2020-04-23 04:37:12 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.585525

Longitude: -149.61611

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Marina Taina

Philippe Olite - CEO
Constance Boosie 
BP 13003
Punaauia - Tahiti 98718
Fransk Polynesia
VHF kanal 9
Tlf. +689 41.02.25 - Mobiltelefon: +689 78 92 46
Faks. +689 45,27,58

Modern well equipped marina, 10 miles out of town.  It is close to a large Carrefour and has  both coin operated laundry and free showers.  Michel’s Chandlery is in the compound.  Friendly staff, diesel and water available for those on moorings.  as of 2017 For us pedestrian class yachts under 60 feet the high season (1st March to 30th Sept) rate in the marina is $1.00 per foot per day and one half that in the low season.  Mooring are $1.84 per foot per month year round for monohulls and $2.76 for multihulls.  Better protection than Marina Papeete in a north-westerly.

In the low season leaving your yacht for the "cyclone" season generally requires a reserveation for you by June/July.  The manager noted that during the only cyclone to ever come close to Tahiti, the marina lost two cleats with little damage to boats. Beware that agents have been known to claim that only they can secure a reservation, which the manager insisted is not true. The area does not usually require dehumidifier in the rainy season generally.

9-2019 Coral Trekker It is a good spot to be reaching all suppliers in Papeete town. Be careful they have dirty power !! Though European 220V they run on American 60 Cs. So many electric motors on European machines won't work.



Hello all,
Just so that Papeete Marina is not singled out as the sole source of
crime on Tahiti, be aware that my Hans Christian 43 ketch was broken
into and robbed while in the anchorage off Marina Taina. The suspicion
is that young people swam out from the beach next to the
Intercontinental and broke in. Stupid things were stolen, including the
ships papers, while other more valuable things were ignored or missed.  
A very old Raytheon VHF hand held, prior to the creation of Raymarine,
was stolen and yet a new Standard Horizon hand held was skipped. A
portable Olympus camera was taken while a more expensive Nikon SLR was
left. The old Asus Atom laptop being used as the navigation computer
was taken and a newer, more valuable Lenovo laptop was left.

I have heard from Philippe, the manager at Marina Taina, that there have
been other break-ins in the anchorage as well, some with much more
damage than was done to my boat.

So beware.