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: 21 Feb 2024

Solar Panels

Marana Solar

2021-12-17 19:36:09 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.531242

Longitude: -149.570928

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Marana Solar
(need contact info - address, phone, email, etc)

12-21 SV FreeVol  Excellent price (20,000 francs per 320 watt panel), free Taina delivery, perfect reception. They don't sell solar panels smaller than 320 watts 

8-21 SV Hedonism
 just bought 2 each, 340 watt panels from Ace's Solar store. I forget their name but they are part of the STH group. Just moved their store front to where the little restaurant used to be right on the corner between Ace Paint store and Ace Hardware. I priced the panels at Sunzil as well but the STH store was $155 each or about 100 bucks cheaper (each) than Sunzil. The panels are the newer "split design" that reduces the partial shading issues, Yingli Solar. FREE delivery to the working dock at Taina included.