Cruisers headed to French Polynesia and beyond can receive a lot by giving a little.
From Tahiti, Tonga and Fiji to Vanuatu, the Cook Islands and beyond—sailing charter vacations in the South Pacific Islands offer adventures for all abilities.
Know the local tides and carefully plan your entry.
Fiji’s Drua Experience works to reconnect youth with traditional sailing culture.
The ongoing pandemic continues to create uncertainties for a sailing family, but COVID restrictions don’t stop them from visiting friends and relatives back in the States.
Need a “sailing” fix while stuck in port? Try planning your dream route!
Should you set of for the South Seas this year? Well… that depends.
The COVID-19 pandemic raised some serious questions for cruisers in 2020. Here, sailors around the world share their experiences and offer insight into the possibilities during the new normal.
Circumnavigator Cap’n Fatty Goodlander offers a few tips for anchoring in challenging conditions found in the South Pacific.
For cruisers who were voyaging far from home this past spring, COVID lockdowns presented a new set of hurdles.
A French kitesurf instructor sets up a kite school aboard his boat in the Tuamotus.
With poorly charted lagoons and plenty of coral heads, the beautiful atolls of the South Pacific require preparation, caution and polarized sunglasses to safely explore.
With new anchoring restrictions in some of French Polynesia’s most popular cruising destinations, some sailors are wondering if they should change their plans.
A South Seas charter in Tahiti checks off some bucket list items for two cruising sailors.
A pair of adventurous sailors find Tonga’s remote Niua island group to be just the cruising experience they’re looking for.
Fatty and Carolyn are once again enchanted by one of their favorite cruising grounds, New Zealand.
This event, held every four years, includes performers from across the Pacific.
The Goodlanders join in the festivities on Huahine.
A cruising sailor returns to a favorite island in Fiji 25 years later.
A number of noted authors found inspiration in the South Pacific.
A chance encounter with a local made for a meaningful experience on this South Pacific island.
Cultural faux pas adds some spice to this couple’s cruising life.
Cruising the South Pacific in winter? Look out for whales!
For those crossing the Pacific, reaching Sydney Harbour in time for New Year’s Eve provides the perfect occasion to celebrate.
Questionable conditions make for an unexpected detour on the way to the Cook Islands.