Pacific Yacht Charters
The Pacific Ocean, which covers nearly a third of our planet, is the world’s largest and deepest ocean. Sailing the South Pacific Ocean gives you the chance to explore archipelagos, more than 20,000 islands, tiny coral reefs, secluded beaches and perfect snorkeling spots.What’s on this page
Sailing the South Pacific Ocean
The region is characterized by its volcanoes, which form the infamous ring of fire. Tectonic activity has created islands characterized by exotic, volcanic peaks topped with lush vegetation. In contrast, other areas consist of idyllic coral atolls encompassed by shallow lagoons with clear waters.
You can sail Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef, the planet’s largest coral reef with over 1,000 islands. The Pacific Ocean is also home to the world’s largest lagoon, in New Caledonia. Tahiti’s endless lagoon islands offer many opportunities to swim with some of our most beautiful marine life.
Visit enchanting Tahiti while sailing the Pacific islands, understand Kanak culture in New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands or learn about the Ngaro Aboriginal people of the Whitsunday Islands. If you love snorkeling and diving, then our Pacific boat rentals are perfect for you. You’ll be able to get up close to manta rays, turtles, sharks and brightly colored tropical fish.
Take yourself on a Pacific Ocean adventure and sail special places that offer the holiday of a lifetime.
Pacific Yacht Charters
Explore the famous Great Barrier Reef, sail the world’s largest lagoon in New Caledonia and tour the fabulous coral atolls of Tahiti on your Pacific yacht charter, taking in secluded beaches and magnificent volcanic peaks.
Top locations in the Pacific Ocean
Explore the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in the Whitsunday Islands. This region’s coral reefs have an ecosystem that boasts whales, turtles, crocodiles and a diverse range of aquatic marine life. Sail Hook Island’s Manta Ray Bay, Langford Island’s sandy strip, Hamilton Island’s resort, Hayman Island and Whitehaven Beach.
Sail the lagoon on our Pacific yacht charters and explore the coral with its underwater world that spans 24,000 square km. Hop Ile Kouare, Ile Mato, Uo and many more. Don’t miss the capital of Nouméa, a mini French Riviera, or sail to the Loyalty Islands.
Explore Tahiti and the Society Islands of Bora Bora, Huahine, Tupai, Maupiti, Raiatea and Moorea. This is a picture-perfect island destination, with a vivid green mountainous landscape, startling turquoise blue ocean and soft white sands. Learn about the black pearl industry, hike on land for spectacular views or spot celebrities at famous bars.
When is the best time to visit the Pacific Ocean?
The best time to visit the Pacific Ocean varies depending on which country you are visiting.
In Australia, the best time to sail the Whitsundays is between August and early November. The high season in Tahiti is May to November, while New Caledonia has a tropical climate with less rain between September and November.
What are the sailing conditions in the Pacific Ocean?
The sailing conditions in the Pacific Ocean include the Whitsunday Islands’ winds that are predominantly S to SE year-round, except in summer when they are N to NE. The peak season in Tahiti between May and November enjoys trade winds reaching 10 to 15 knots. New Caledonia has southeast trade winds year-round, blowing up to 18 knots in winter and 22 knots in summer.
What are the mooring fees in the Pacific Ocean?
Pacific Ocean mooring fees will vary depending on where you are sailing.
In the Whitsundays, there are plenty of anchorages and mooring balls, although some are time-limited. The resort islands also welcome charter boats for a fee. In Nouméa, the marinas can be busy so plan in advance if you can or arrive early. In Tahiti and the Society Islands, you’ll find mooring balls, some in more protected areas than others. Make sure you research the mooring fees before you start sailing the South Pacific Ocean.
Useful information for Pacific yacht charters
Where is the Pacific Ocean located?
The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on the planet and is between Asia, Australia and the Americas.
What is the currency in the Pacific Ocean?
Each country in the Pacific Ocean has its own currency. For the Whitsunday Islands, they use the Australian Dollar. In Tahiti and New Caledonia, it’s the Franc Pacifique.
What is the Wi-Fi connection like in the Pacific Ocean?
The Wi-Fi connection and internet access in the Pacific Ocean varies.
In New Caledonia, there is free Wi-Fi at our marina and you can pay for Wi-Fi on your yacht. In Tahiti there are internet cafes in some towns and a few restaurants offering free Wi-Fi. You can also can buy a SIM card or order 3G connection from the base in advance. The Wi-Fi in the Whitsundays is good at resort islands.
What is the best way to get to the Pacific Ocean?
The best way to reach the Pacific Ocean from the US depends on which country you are sailing from.
For Australia, fly to the Whitsundays from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. If you are sailing New Caledonia, fly to Nouméa via Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Tokyo, Osaka, Auckland, Papeete or Port Vila. For Tahiti, fly to Papeete and get a local connecting flight with Air Tahiti.
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Pacific boat rentals
If you’re planning a Pacific Ocean yacht charter, we’ve got catamarans and monohulls from cutting-edge manufacturers to choose from. Enjoy some of the world’s finest cruising grounds.
Skippered Pacific Ocean charters
Here’s the good news. You do not need to be able to sail to enjoy a sailing holiday in the South Pacific. You can hire a skipper and relax while your yacht is sailed for you and your guests.
Pacific Ocean crewed charters
Create a unique, personalized holiday for you and your guests on board your own all-inclusive, private yacht complete with professional crew. You can create your menu plan and itinerary, which is taken care of by your own captain and hostess.
Pacific Ocean cabin charters
Reserve a private stateroom with bathroom on our by the cabin cruise charters. Take in the best of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Huahine and Rangiroa as your captain sails the yacht and your hostess prepares full board meals.
Pacific Ocean sailing itinerary
Whether you are sailing Australia, New Caledonia or Tahiti, our expert teams have put together suggested itineraries for sailing the Pacific islands. Our suggestions will be useful if you are planning a South Pacific adventure.
New Caledonia, Noumea, Port Moselle
Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, Coral Sea Marina
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What is the cancellation policy for Sail Share?
We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits.
Our Sail Share cabin cancellation fees are:
- More than 90 days before original embarkation date: 25% of the charter fee
- 89 – 60 days before original embarkation date: 50% of the charter fee
- 59 – 30 days before original embarkation date: 75% of the charter fee
- Fewer than 29 days before original embarkation date: 100% of the charter fee
How flexible is the itinerary for a Sail Share charter?
Our yacht itineraries are designed by our destination experts and are set to showcase the best of the destination’s highlights. They are set and not flexible, even if you book all the cabins.
What happens if the weather changes while sailing on a Sail Share charter?
The skipper may decide to change the itinerary if there is bad weather.
Can I choose which cabin I want when I book a Sail Share?
Choose a double cabin with shared bath, or private bath for an additional fee.
Are there child or age restrictions for Sail Share?
Minimum Age: 16 years old
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