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

Food Distributor / Buyer

Maxi Tahiti Ordering by email

2020-11-05 14:58:39 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Tel. No. 40430450

Info: For shipments to the islands, just send us your order either by emailing or directly on facebook by private message. You have the ability to visualize a large part of our products by heading to the ′′ Photos ′′ tab and then clicking on ′′ Albums ". Prices are available here by clicking on the photos. Once your order is received, we will send you your pro-forma including the cost of freight. Then if you validate your pro-forma, you can pay either directly to MAXI or bank transfer. Once payment is received, we will deliver to the boat. For more information feel free to inbox or facebook message.

6-2019 Cruiser They have most of the same products and prices as PT, I have only worked with them once, a positive experience as well.

10-2020 SV Amilie I wanted to share an experience that I've recently had with Maxi in Papeete. In the past I've stocked up on bulk provisions such as nuts, dried fruit etc from Maxi and recently run out. The prices of small packs here in the Marquesas are astronomical, so it led me to do some research. Maxi offers a delivery service where ever you are in FPI. The minimum spend is $150 to get the delivery which can be shared with others, although we had no problem in spending loads more. I contacted Maxi by email and they encouraged me to send in my order by messenger. Within an hour, the order, acceptance, bank transfer in euros and receipt had been completed. They packaged our goods, they called us to inform that the package was on the ship and the box arrived here intact yesterday on the Aranui V. The freight cost was $15. Fantastic service, all in English and so easy. I would highly recommend this service and you don't require a postal address, a local number helps and an email address. I hope this information is helpful and certainly up to date. Keep safe and congratulations on becoming a grandparent, it is wonderful.

Before you do the money transaction, Maxi will inform you of what isn't in stock from your list, so there are no shenanigans of getting money refunded or disappointment.