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: 14 Jul 2024


Tahiti Nautic Center - Taravoa

2019-08-05 01:23:32 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.731042

Longitude: -149.331034

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Tahiti Nautic Center
Located Taravoa (between Tahiti Nui and Tahiti Iti)
689 940547616
Yvan - 87 74 85 60

SV Larka 2017

Have just completed 12 day haul out for bottom paint etc.

Can highly recommend Yvan and his team (87 74 85 60). Very careful with
haulout on hydraulic propped trailer (no boat hoist)

Also excellent engineer - Patrick Heintre 87 300 625
( has lathe facilities and spares for Perkins engines.

Supermarket 2k away, chandlers 3k, with v large Ace hardware store another 1k.

Best to buy requirements from Michel B at Tiana Marina (87 74 10 02)
and/or in Papeete and arrive there fully stocked.

It rains there occasionally!