Vavau, Tonga

Sailing vacations

2
Sailing experience level

Dramatic, unspoilt and enchanting

The unique geography of the Tongan Archipelago offers exciting blue water sailing and easier line-of-sight island hopping, giving you the chance to discover distant shores untouched by human hands. 

Just 52 of the 177 palm-strewn islands of the Tongan Archipelago are permanently inhabited. Our Tongan base is found on blissful Vava’u, a fertile volcanic island of coral reefs, isolated lagoons and limestone cliffs located thousands of miles from the nearest large landmass.

Anchor opposite deserted tropical beaches and unpopulated islands bordered by coral reefs, perfect for diving and snorkeling. Taste the islands’ delicious fresh fruit and attend traditional Tongan feasts, experiencing the unique island culture first-hand. Sail the aquamarine waters of the South Pacific in the company of majestic humpback whales and take in thrilling water sports including kite surfing and windsailing. A Tongan sailing vacation is a once-in-a-lifetime treat.

Tonga travel information


Due to current regulations, Tonga charters may not start or end on a Sunday. Also, in observance of King Tupou VI's birthday and the Crown Prince's birthday, the base will be closed on July 4th and 17th. If those dates fall on a Sunday, the holidays will be observed the following Monday. Regrettably, our base will be closed these two days and will not be open as a charter start or end day.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

The ultimate freedom to discover the Tongan Archipelago and sail wherever the wind takes you. A bareboat charter vacation is just you, a beautiful modern yacht and the boundless South Pacific to explore. Set your own schedule and drop anchor whenever you feel the need—it’s your holiday and what you say goes.

Tonga one-week bareboat

  • Great sport fishing
  • Unbeatable snorkeling
  • Beautiful Hunga Lagoon
  • Peaceful island seclusion
  • Traditional Tongan feasts
  • Majestic humpback whales
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
2
At least 10 days or 200 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Our intermediate sailing destinations, Level 2 sailing areas offer a greater challenge for sailors more comfortable on the open water. Enjoy strong winds and longer spells of open water sailing, suitable for more experienced skippers.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Sailing conditions

Max temp
(°F)
Min temp
(°F)
Avg precipitation
(mm)
Avg wind speed
(knots)
Dominant wind direction
Lupepauu (Vava'u)
January84722609E
February84732609E
March84732608E
April82722008E
May79681309E
June77661209E
July75641208ESE
August75641409E
September77641409E
October79661409ESE
November81701709E
December82722209E

Address

Sunsail

Neiafu, Vava'u

Tonga

Base opening hours

Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm

Sat: 9am-4pm

Sun: closed

Nearest airport
Lupepeau Airport

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Types of yachts
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