Tahiti Cruisers Guide
For Services and Resources in French Polynesia

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Since arriving in Papeete to do some boat projects, we found ourselves “reinventing the wheel” - asking the same questions hundreds of others have asked - in trying to track down parts, services, doctors, dentists, etc.
We have often said we wished there were a Cruiser’s Guide to Tahiti and French Polynesia modeled after the valuable Panama City Cruisers Guide put together by Debi Shaimas on SV Serenity.
So we started compiling this one and what we have so far is now available online and downloadable as a pdf.
Please send updates or additions to tahiticruisersguide (AT) gmail.com
Last update: 20 Oct 2018


Yacht Club de Tahiti (Arue)

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):
Latitude: -17.524237
Longitude: -149.53575
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Yacht Club Tahiti
BP 14149 - 98701 Arue 
Arue PK 4
email: yctahiti@mail.pf
Tel: 40 42 78 03


The anchorage around Tahiti Yacht club is generally in the twenty meter range.  The club charges 1500xpf a week for the dingy dock and access to their hot water showers.  They also have good clothes washing facilities.  Carrefour is close and several food trucks come every night. Their moorings are rarely available and cost is high.  You can take diesel but not water there but the maveuvoring room is very tight (wouldn’t recommend for a full keel boat for sure.)  You can occasionally get an end tie for a day or two on one of their docks. WiFi is available from adjacent cafe.

10-2017 - It was reported by Rob on Tiger Beetle that the Gendarme came by in their boat and told all the anchor outs they had 5 days to move.  They said this area is not an anchorage.  Ask at the club for further updates