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

Yacht Services

Polynesian Yacht Services (PYS)

2019-10-17 18:37:50 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Polynesia Yacht Services (PYS)
Laurent Bernaert
Tel:(689)87 77 12 30

Excellent reports from numerous yachts that have used Laurent. Speaks English

10-2019 SV Amilie We first used PYS when Oyster retained him as yacht agent for the 2013/4 Oyster World Rally

We contacted him, again, when in Mexico before departing for Nuka Hiva last Spring 2018

PYS use Kevin (NHYS) in Nuka Hiva and our Fuel Duty Free Certificate were available on arrival, together with Kevin sorting out the paperwork for our entry in FP

Marina Taina seems to be pretty well booked up whatever time of year & we’ve met many cruisers who’ve been denied berths and moorings because fully booked.  PYS have arranged our bookings and we’ve always been allocated a berth.

We were recommended Matt Rigging Services when in Marina Taina, again he seemed constantly booked up, when we contacted PYS we were on the schedule and it was worth the 10% fee charged for going through Laurent.

We’ve had occasion to import spares, new sails & a new generator over the past 18 months, each time PYS have sorted clearance at Customs and delivery to Marina Taina within 24 hours of goods arriving in Papeete Airport.

As an avid cigar smoker I found myself ordering cigars through PYS to fly them to Rangiroa. They were bought at wholesale, not retail, and even including the 10% buyers fee and freight to Rangiroa they were 30% cheaper than the shop in Papeete.

If you want to enjoy cruising these beautiful islands & minimise the time waiting for spares & services we highly recommend using PYS.”

Handles the Oyster Rally when it comes thru.