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: 14 Jul 2024


Sail The Way – Rudy

2024-05-22 13:20:58 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Sail The Way – Rudy
Cell Phone: 87 300 864
languages: English, Dutch, German
Location: Papeete

9-2022 SV ZIEZO
I have needed help on my water maker for years with persistent issues since it's installation by Fountaine Pajot and even after professional dealers assessing and "fixing it”.  

Rudy, helped me solve that problem as well as educating me on the issues.  
We also had issues on our battery charging system. He took the time to slowly and thoroughly diagnose the problem, then resolve it, and then educated us in a manner that was easy to understand and not at all condescending. His calm reassuring manner made us feel at ease and encouraged us to ask questions so that we could fully understand the issues so that we could prevent further problems and maintain our system properly.  
I would highly recommend him for all boat issues, from electrical to mechanical and everything in between.

For more information, see Electronics (Marine)