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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.

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Last update: 21 Jun 2024

Diesel / Gas

Raiatea Shell (Duty Free)

2021-04-28 17:27:59 UTC

Island: Raiatea

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -16.729303

Longitude: -151.443114

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Shell station located next to the public docks in Uturoa. Across the street from the supermarkets

Beware if the trades are blowing strong it may be difficult to get off these docks

4-21 SV Aquarius   Reported The Shell station charges 1500 xpf “ administration costs” if you want to take taxe free diesel ( is this legal ??) And they charge 2000 xpf if you want to fill up water .( you can take as much as you want )