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


Patrick Ly

2024-01-21 20:29:48 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Patrick Ly runs his own pharmacy in northern Tahiti, but is available to all of French Polynesia via email, text, phone, and Skype.  He speaks English well and is willing to ship medications anywhere in FP.  He understands cruisers’ needs to order large volumes and is very helpful in finding alternatives.  If he can’t provide a specific solution, he will say so.  (submitted by SV Kandu)

For any delivery of these medications, a prescription is required from a practicing French doctor according to French law

10-2022. SV Irony Patrick Ly he was awesome even mailed us prescriptions when we were in Makemo. Highly recommend him

9-2020 SV Maple I have been so grateful that Patrick's information has been included in the guide as he has helped me multiple times to acquire necessary medication in large quantities.

Patrick Ly
+689 87 79 16 93