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Last update: 16 Apr 2024

Diesel / Gas

Tahiti Marina Taina (Duty Free)

2023-03-05 03:09:36 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.585724

Longitude: -149.616533

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Taina sells duty free fuel but you need to come into the fule dock with the boat.   Gasoline or petrol is not sold duty free.

7-2022 Mixed reports by cruisers is the sell DF by jerry jug or needing to have boat at the dock at the same time.  As of 6-30 they were selling jerry jugs of DF of diesel.  Best to check first

Phil confirmed that they do not sell duty free fuel on the weekend. They are too busy with locals fueling up to mess around with the duty free paperwork.

In an "emergency" they will sell duty free, but they are not keen to do so. The fuel dock hours are 0630-1200, 1300-1600.