Sailing and Cruising the South Pacific


Cruising the South Pacific is a way to experience the magic of the sea and expand your personal thread of awareness and expectations to fit the actuality of the islands.

The Pacific Islands have thousands of islands and anchorages you can visit on a South Pacific vacation. All of them have their own character, their own lifestyle, their special culture. You could visit the Melanesian islands, and Cruise the Solomon Islands, go cruising in Papua New Guinea, cruising Fiji, cruising New Caledonia, cruising Vanuatu or head for the Polynesian islands and go cruising Samoa or go for the Micronesian islands cruising Palau, or, easiest off go cruising Australia, or any other of the 22 South Pacific island nations.

There are general tourism guides of interest to cruisers planning to visit an exotic country, such as the tourism guide to vanuatu

You'll also need to know what the cruising weather is going to be like whenever you go sailing. If you sail when the weather is nice you'll always have a good trip. The secret is picking the best time to go and going when the time is right. This is called finding the right weather window for sailing.

If you visit vanuatu aboard a yacht of any description you'll certainly visit Yachting World Vanuatu , they provide diesel fuel, internet services, a sea wall marina and swing moorings for yachts from all over the world.

Don't forget that cruising requires a certain mind set and awareness, you need something to do while cruising. Like diving in the New Caledonia Lagoon,or game fishing in vanuatu. New Caledonia is a French speaking country and known as Ile de Nouvelle Caledonie. Naturally they have great restaurants in New Caledonia as the French just love good food.

The Noumea hotels range from budget to deluxe and of course all the staff speaks french

There is a terrific Windows and Mac appcruising guide to vanuatu, with vanuatu satellite photo charts and vanuatu aerial images of 140 anchorages covering every Vanuatu island. A satellite based cruising guide for New Caledonia has a wealth of information about New Caledonia including:

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You can cruise the South Pacific aboard your own yacht orLearn about yachting and or charter a yacht where you intend to cruise and save yourself the time and expense of a lengthy passage.


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