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: 25 Sep 2023

Hardware Stores


2019-08-04 22:45:21 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Ace can mix colours for oil and latex.  Sin Tung Hing Marine carries several marine paints.
Linear Polyurethane is available at Polynesie Penturestel 40 53 17 53 in Fare Ute on Voie M.  One of the staff speaks very good English.  They can mix any colour.  Assuming you are "roll and tip'ing" or foam brushing then avoid the fast hardener, best to use slow or normal also Be sure to get normal thinner not fast.  They also have the very best price on zinc based primer by far.  For foam brushes go to Ace but small mixing pots go to Sin Tung Hing Marine.   Sin Tung Hing and Ace both carry respirators with organic filters.  In the heat here any masking tape except 3m will leave a horrible messy glue residue  Sin Tung Hing carry  an assortment as does Nautisport and Ocean 2000.