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


Postal Service

2019-08-04 22:45:21 UTC

Island: Tahiti

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.