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Sailing in Vava’u

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Sailing in Vava’u

Vava’u has over 40 anchorages throughout the island group all within half a days sail from each other. You can chose between beautiful uninhabited ‘motus’ or anchor in picturesque bays in the small Tongan villages where the people will welcome you with a friendly smile. Some over night anchorages feature island-style restaurants serving international cuisine and Tongan Specialties. Vava’u is open for year round sailing with the peak season being between May and December.

The yacht charter base is in the heart of Neiafu, a natural harbour and one of the most picturesque that you will find in the Pacific, being deep, fjordlike and completely sheltered. From this central location you can cruise to no less than forty recognized anchorages, many of them within two hours sailing of the base. Just out of Neiafu is the lovely island of Kapa with its Swallows Cave, similar to the Blue Grotto in Capri, and a spectacular sight.

Weather: Light, steady trade winds blow in a south-easterly direction at a constant 13-18 knots all year round, with a tidal range of just one meter, making sailing here a delight. There are occasional strong, north west winds, which normally shift to the south within twelve hours. Vava’u provides a satisfactory forecasting service and good protection.


South Pacific Sailing’s base is in the heart of Neiafu.  With a fleet of Beneteau and Mooring – Monohull & Catamarans available from 36-42 feet with 2-4 cabins suitable for 4 to 10 people.
Seasons – Low: Jan 3/March 20 * Mid: March 21/April 24 & Dec16/02Jan * High:  April 25-Dec 16.

Rates and Charter | Details available on request.

The yachts are equipped with bimini tops, transom barbecues, high performance fridge and outboard engines and prices include fuel, linen, Gas Barbecue, 2/5 hp Outboard. Transfers are included from Vava’u Airport & the Sunsail Base. Please advise flights details when requesting transfers. Program Days = 6 days a week; Embark/Disembark 1200noon-1200noon (Flexible with Flight arrivals/departures and transfers)

Payment & Cancellation Policy: Payment – 1/3 Deposit is required within 7 days of booking/option. Balance made 150 days prior to Charter date; Cancellation – Made prior to 60 days of commencement of hire will result in a refund of deposit less US$200.00 cancellation fee. No refund for Cancellation made within 60 days prior to charter unless a substitute charter can be booked.

Tour Code: TBUMORBOATS

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