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: 22 Apr 2024


Tahiti Digit Import

2019-08-04 22:45:26 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.538533

Longitude: -149.5469

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Servitude Temanava Bambridge
Hamuta Valley - Pirae
Right after Holland Tahiti Trading
Open from Monday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 4 pm
and Friday from 7:30 am to 3 pm  during the day continues  
Phone: 40. 82.75.11
Fax: 40 .58.29.57

S/V Notre Reve 12-18
We bought a new Icom radio (An IC-M330 not the model we wanted, but it works fine and they had it in stock). Matt offered to order the model we wanted, but it would have taken longer than we wanted to wait.

It is quite difficult to find as it is in a residential neighborhood. You basically have to have a car to get there. Here are the GPS coordinates:

17 degs 32.312 mins S, 149 degs 32.814 mins W

Matt was quite helpful. He speaks some English, but it takes some encouragement and a few words of French to get him started. They have radio test and repair equipment and are able to test and repair radios, but they don't have many spare parts on hand.

12-18 Jacaranda
When contacted by email about troubleshooting or repairing Icom HF radios (M802)

Hello, Unfortunately no ! We can only service equipment with RED CE 53 / EU / 2014 standard Local legislation prohibits us from importing replacement cards for non-CE equipment, even for passing ships, on temporary admission. Only the IC-M801E BLU is CE. Cordially