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: 31 May 2024


Sin Tung Hing (STH)

2023-10-06 06:57:48 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.528096

Longitude: -149.567219

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STH marine just got their certification to program and replace batteries for ACR ARTEX.

11-22 SV Hedonism UPDATE: Shortly after this was posted we took 3 ACR products in to take advantage of now having a battery replacement service available. They took the battery information for our units and advised that they would order the batteries for our units (1 EPIRB and 2 PLBs) once they had orders for 10. Of course, they would have to come by Ocean freight so add a month or two. At the end of August we went into the store to get an update and there was no-one to help us at that time. We were given an email address to contact the person responsible so we emailed him. We did get a "read receipt" but no answer. We went in yet again in October and the gentleman was there. He advised us that they still did not have the number of required batteries to order so the battery order had yet to be submitted to their supplier. He was going to advise us once the order was placed and as of today, nothing. So, if you want to get your recertification done at STH you probably need to plan a year or so ahead! Or order your own batteries.
For more information, see Marine Suppliers