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

Cars (Buy/Rent)

Car Rental Marina Papeete

2019-08-04 22:45:25 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Parking is a huge PIA.   M-F during business hours most if not all of the free parking is already taken by 8am.  You will then have to pay to park (150F per hour).  Starting about 4-4:30 free parking opens up

See attached jpeg of places to park near marina Papeete.  First arrow upper right is paid parking lot that closes at 5pm.  Other arrows indicate free parking