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: 31 May 2024

Oil Recycling

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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For proper disposal of old boat batteries, flammable objects such as flares, and used motor oil, there are bins provided for each at Marina Taina. They are located behind the dive shop Fluid. If your flammable objects are too large to fit the slot, contact George (pictured in front of oil receptacle) at the Marina Taina office. You can also dispose of small amounts of diesel and gasoline (under 5 liters) at the fuel dock, just ask.
For more information, see Marinas & Anchorages