Etienne BOUTIN opened TAHITI OCEAN in 1995 as the first port agency exclusively dedicated to the service of large yachts visiting French Polynesia.

Etienne later launched  PACIFIC AVENUES registered concierge services to offer the best tours and activities to yacht owners and guests with professional insurance.

Here are some testimonials from the 700+ yachts assisted so far :

  We would like to convey to you our thanks for the outstanding service that you provided the yacht and her owners with during our stay in French Polynesia. It is both refreshing and enjoyable to have such a personal and caring service, and you are so well supported by your excellent team. I speak for the whole crew in saying how grateful we are to you. We had our share of challenges and you were there on each occasion to smooth the process and help with the language barriers, phone calls and transport to and from clinics, hospitals and the like. Each time you were unfazed and unflappable.

Co-Captain James Wood, MY SEVEN SEAS

 I am writing this to recommend Tahiti Ocean in the highest way! While we were chartering in the Tahitian Islands for almost 6 months in 2008, we worked with this organization the whole time! Without their professionalism we would not have had the same results we achieved during these very busy six months! The fact that they are extremely organized, proficient in dealing with every type of request and always friendly makes me sure that they are the best agency in the south Pacific and in the top five in the world! If you are going to the South Pacific Islands of Tahiti then you have only one choice. Tahiti Ocean!


 Your team have made a very complex and difficult a trip a breeze. You all have a niche in your operation and each of you fills it with aplomb…. day to day activities, legal requirements, finances, reservations. It has been a real pleasure working with such professionals and I would strongly recommend Tahiti Ocean and all of their subcontractors.    

Rusty ALLEN and the Crew – MY Cracker Bay

   The owner had a fantastic time in French Polynesia and this is obviously greatly due to your efforts. I realize fully how demanding we can be, and also how difficult it is to arrange and confirm our requests at such short notice. Every booking was 100% successful! On behalf of our owners I would like to offer our sincerest thanks. They had an amazing experience, one which they will remember for a long time!   

Captain Richard Carr – MY AQUAMARINA

  I have used the services of Tahiti Ocean repeatedly over the last two decades and seen the growth and success of this company. Their personal touch is still there, along with the high standard of service and years of experience in yachting. I can unequivocally recommend them.

Captain Andre Egblom – SY ADELE