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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 Total (Duty Free)

2021-04-28 17:28:33 UTC

Island: Raiatea

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -16.724982

Longitude: -151.448779

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Near Uturoa and next to the charter base.

Much easier spot to refuel if the trades are blowing as its much more protected than the Uturoa fuel dock

4-21 SV Aquarius Reported The Total station doesn’t take any charges for the “ duty free paperwork” The water costs 1000 xpf.