Tahiti Cruisers Guide
For Services and Resources in French Polynesia

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Since arriving in Papeete to do some boat projects, we found ourselves “reinventing the wheel” - asking the same questions hundreds of others have asked - in trying to track down parts, services, doctors, dentists, etc.
We have often said we wished there were a Cruiser’s Guide to Tahiti and French Polynesia modeled after the valuable Panama City Cruisers Guide put together by Debi Shaimas on SV Serenity.
So we started compiling this one and what we have so far is now available online and downloadable as a pdf.
Please send updates or additions to tahiticruisersguide (AT) gmail.com
Last update: 19 Aug 2018

Mail/Freight

Postal Service

We have shipped several packages to the UK with OPT which arrived in approx. 10 days; cost for t-shirt sized packages was around $14.  After getting several quotes in the $400 range to courier our radio to a repair centre in the USA we decided to ship via OPT, FP mail system. The cost was $63, it was tracked and signed for but only up to the US border.  The package took about 4 weeks to arrive in Florida.  We also received a very small mailbag from the UK which took 5 weeks to arrive in Papeete.  We used Marina Tahina as our receiving address invariably you must pick up packages from the OPT office after receiving notice of their arrival there was no fee for part which came free of customs charges but might have had a value of perhaps $100. If recieving parcels to Marinas best to put your name without the vessel name.