NEW CALEDONIA YACHT
BAREBOAT & CREWED SAILING HOLIDAYS FROM NOUMEA
kept secret is just 2 hours from Australia!
Fanned by trade winds, New
Caledonia's Lagoon and ocean waters are perfect for sailing, with deserted
islands, reefs, atolls and cays waiting to be explored. Yachts of many varieties
are available, either with skipper or without, and full yacht facilities are
available in Noumea and its marinas.
In New Caledonia we offer monohulls or catamarans - bareboat or with skipper.
New Caledonia Yacht Charters -
Air inclusive sailing packages from AU$1175 per person.
TO NEW CALEDONIA
In the heart of the South Pacific
lies a beautiful island surrounded by an emerald green lagoon. New
Caledonia is a land like no other, offering visitors an insight to a paradise of
undeniable beauty and ecological treasures, all waiting to be discovered.
Third largest island in the Pacific Region
after Papua New Guinea and New Zealand, New Caledonia is located in southern Melanesia, at
a latitude of 19° - 23° south and at a longitude of 158° - 172° east. About 1,500 km
from Australia, 1,700 km from New Zealand, 5,000 km from Tahiti, 7,000 km from Japan,
10,000 km from the West Coast of the USA and 20,000 km from France.
Nicknamed the Eternal Spring Island or the Island
closest to Paradise, New Caledonia is above all remarkable because of its lagoon. With the
second largest coral barrier reef in the world after the one on the Australian continent,
the Caledonian lagoon contains a varied fauna composed of multicoloured fish, of corals of
incredible shapes, a real paradise for deep-sea hunters, film directors, deep-sea divers
and anglers or trawlers.
To make it even
more engaging, it is colonised with numerous little islands, each possessing
its own micro-lagoon, its own beaches, its own varied vegetation and its own
anchorage ideal for yachts or motor boats. An ideal lake for holiday makers,
this lagoon with its warm, marvellous waters that are as transparent as a
diamond, allow the evolution of Sailing boats, hobie cats and above all windsurfers in
total security. New Caledonia is the world champion of wind surfing.
In harmony with the Melanesian culture, the
French have brought European style and elegance to New Caledonia. The "French
ambience" is described by many as a taste of France in the South Pacific. This is the
romance of New Caledonia.
New Caledonia yacht
charters, New Caledonia sailing, South Pacific surfing
and surf charters, New Caledonia scuba diving charters and live aboards, South Pacific honeymoons and resorts. South Pacific
sailing at its best in New Caledonia. Air Mer yacht charter, Noumea Yacht Charter, Isle of
Pines sailing and yacht charters, Loyalty Islands sailing, Ouvea sailing, Lifou, and Mare.
Climate & Sailing Conditions
in New Caledonia
Itineraries for 7 days, 10 days, & 2 weeks
We can package your sailing charter,
airfares & pre/post charter hotel accommodation at very
competitive rates, saving you time & money! If you don't know
how to sail, or would prefer to have a crew looking after you,
we can offer you a fully crewed charter, complete with skipper &
Fill out our
Charter Request Form
on-line to receive a complete costing.
EXCURSIONS TO THE
Loyalty Islands... Lifou, Mare and Ouvea, lands of
legend and tradition, mystical islands of unique beauty...
Endowed with fabulous natural wealth, the most
sumptuous landscapes that New Caledonia has to offer lie hidden within these islands :
long deserted beaches of pristine white sand, enchanting crystal-clear turquoise lagoons,
sheer cliffs majestically crowned with colonial pine trees, legendary rocks rising like
medieval fortresses, fish and coral fauna found nowhere else in the world, multicoloured
sea-life unsullied by man... And finally, the people. The Loyalty islanders have managed
to preserve the most powerful traditions of the Territory of New Caledonia, an imaginary
environment wrought with myths and legends. When you visit the Loyalty Islands, you will
get to know a people and their beliefs, you will discover Kanak life in all its
authenticity, and you will enjoy the natural hospitality of the island people who will
receive you like a favoured guest.
60 km southeast of Noumea lies an
enchanting island, the "most beautiful island in
the world" for some people, the "closest island to Paradise" for Japanese
people: the Isle of Pines. This island is as beautiful under water as it
is on land: a favourite spot for divers with its turquoise lagoon sheltering turtles,
crayfish, myriads of tropical fish... a place where time seems to stand still in an
idyllic setting of white beaches under swaying palms and soaring Araucaria pines...
New Caledonia Facts
of eternal spring", New Caledonia is blessed with a pleasant semi-tropical
climate all year round. The east coast of the island is a
tropical area, with a more humid climate, while the west coast features a drier,
more temperate zone. The warm season, from September to March, has
temperatures averaging between 25-27C, with short occasional rains. The cool
season, from April to August, has temperatures averaging between 20-23C, but
water temperature stays warm enough for swimming.
to March is the rainy season, while September to November is the dry season with
October having the least rainfall.
April to November offer the best sailing
conditions with south-easterly trade winds of 15-20 knots providing excellent
sailing with approximately half metre tidal range and negligible currents.
Language: French is the
official language, but Polynesian and Melanesian are also spoken. English is also widely
Documents required: If
travelling to New Caledonia on a valid EEC, American, Canadian, Japanese, Australian or
New Zealand passport, then you do not need a visa for stays of up to three months,
although you will need a return/onward ticket and your passport must be valid for three
months after arrival date.
Book your entire holiday to New Caledonia with
us! Fill out our
Charter Request Form
on line to receive a complete costing.
In addition to offering airfares from Australia, we also
offer flights from the US, as well as pre or post charter hotel
accommodation at our low wholesale rates.
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