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

Marinas & Anchorages

Marina Taina

Address: Puna'auia, French Polynesia
Phone+689 40 41 02 25

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.