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 Apr 2024


Sunzil Papeete

2020-11-30 02:55:14 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.529019

Longitude: -149.567089

view in google maps
We have heard from multiple sources that Sunzil the solar panel store sells deep cycle batteries. They sell very good quality batteries without VAT provided you have solar panels on your boat (everything related to solar is VAT free in French Polynesia).
3-23 reported to carry lithium batteries

See Martiali

Sunzil Papeete

 Fare Ute, Papeete

Martial Oberli (speaks English)


For more information, see Solar Panels