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: 09 Sep 2021

Sewing Machine: New, Repairs

Sewing Machine Motors

2019-08-04 22:45:21 UTC

Island: Tahiti

We spent most of a day sourcing a motor for an older machine. It appears that sewing machine mechanics have died out in Tahiti but two unlikely shops stocked motors: the Panasonic Shop adjacent to Hyper Bricolage and the Cannon shop.