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: 22 May 2024



2022-12-15 22:09:11 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.531181

Longitude: -149.571491

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40 43 91 19

on Fare Ute Sopom/Soflex have moved from their former location next to the bridge to the building between Ace and Nautisport.

Spom - Carries some water maker pre-filters and EU watermakers

Sopom also sells waterpumps (e.g. for watermakers) and have knowledge about watermakers. They do also have a repair shop.

12-2020 It was reported to carry storage solution
Just to give you guys an update SOPOM did have an antifreeze gel that they sell for their Aqua-base watermakers

9-2019 Coral Trekker They are the agents for aqua base water maker from SCLE. They also represent Cummins-Onan generators and stock a big variety of Fleetguard filters. Awesome guy’s excellent service and very professional people.

9-2019 SV Panache
Sopom is a sister company to STH Marine. My water maker had a slow leak at the one of the ferrules and was only operating at 2/3 capacity. The Sopom “specialist” came to work on our watermaker and told me that he couldn’t fix the leak and that we would need to order a number of new SS parts. He also said that we had to chemically clean our membranes to improve production. I was able to fix the leak myself with fine wet/dry sandpaper and rubbing compound. I did 2 types of chemical cleaning with chemicals I purchased from them. No change. The problem was with the high-pressure pump, which I rebuilt and reinstalled. The system is now 100%. They were of no help whatsoever