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Sailing Tonga! in Tonga'tapu Nuku'alofa: 21°08'00"S 175°12'00"W

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Visitor Facts for Nuku'alofa, Tonga'tapu, Tonga


World famous for yachties
With one of the most sheltered harbours in the South Pacific it is home to a large number of charter yachts and with many sheltered coves and bays & 70 islands to visit it is a well deserved reputation for great Cruising grounds.

Moorings are all privately owned in the harbour.

Speed limit inside the outer marker in the harbour is 5 knots.

Rubbish may be left at Aquarium - a small fee per bag is required.

Dinghy docks are at Aquarium, Mango Cafe, Small Boat Marina below Dive Vava'u.

See also : Provisioning

AIS map on behalf of, local receiver hosted by Cafe Tropicana and


Day sailing and Island hopping
Loto Moana Sailing
Owner/Operators: Dennis and Donna Belvedere
Email Us
Phone +676 8490201
or +676 8491682

Denis and Donna Belvedere are experienced sailors with 35 years in the tour operator business.

We have 2 vessels available to charter in Vava’u.

SV Cirrus is a Palmer Johnson 40’ ocean racing yacht. Cirrus sailed in 6 Pacific Cups, won a Transpac Race, and won her class in the annual Vava’u Cup. She has completed 14 Pacific Ocean crossings.

“HM Salote” has been commissioned under full survey. She is a cedar stripped planked 46 ft long x 22 ft wide traditionally built double hulled Polynesian sailing canoe (known in Tonga as a Kalia). See the launch video below...


Both vessels will be available for exclusive or mixed charters in the Vava’u group.

Our main tour is to Eueiki Island for snorkelling, BBQ and beach volley ball. Talk to us about a special package sailing/accommodation from the Neiafu harbour out to Eueiki...

Other destinations include, but not exclusively the following Islands.... talk to us about organising a tour to suit you. Euakafa Island for hiking to the Princess's tomb; Taunga Island for interesting beaches; Kapa Island for drinks and lunch at the Reef Resort; Blue Lagoon, Swallow's Cave and Coral Gardens for unique snorkelling; plus many other islands

Cyber Sailing
Phone +676 70209
Vava’u, Tonga

The fastest Day and Sunset catamaran in Vava'u

The fastest Day and Sunset catamaran in Vava'u. Fully crewed but you can pitch in and assist if you like.

Easily the most comfortable and modern catamaran afloat in Tonga, enjoy your day or sunset cruise with the professionals.

Melinda Sea Adventures
Phone (676) 889 7586
VHF 16 “Melinda”




Melinda Sea Adventures

"Independence" and "Jocara" offer skippered, catered, live-aboard and day-sailing charters around the Vava'u group. Don't miss a chance to explore our stunning island group on a yacht with all the comforts of home. Participate in the sailing or sit back and enjoy the ride. Our professional crew has extensive local knowledge; swim, snorkel, explore, learn about the Tongan culture and marine environment.

The Islands of Vava'u with their safe anchorages and secluded coves offer one of the world's finest year-round sailing holidays in the Pacific. Melinda Sea Adventures has been offering multiple day live-aboard and day sailing trips since 1999. Accommodation onboard one of our beautiful skippered sailing yachts gives you a unique opportunity to fully explore this stunning tropical island paradise in luxury, or you can charter one of our smaller sailboats that are available as bareboats to explore on your own. There are 40 stunning islands in the Vava'u group. Anchor near a different island each night, snorkel colorful coral reefs, hike through lush tropical forests, explore a stretch of beach, poking into tidepools full of marine life, visit uninhabited islands where the birds nest or visit a Tongan village. Dine at one of our unique outer island restaurants or stay onboard dining under the stars far from civilization.


150 TOP per person for an unforgettable day out in Vava'u. Sail to one our stunning outer islands, snorkel, swim and explore the island. Enjoy a delicious lunch, then sail back stopping at Swallow's cave on the way. 9:30 AM - 5 PM.


We offer both overnight and day trips for sailing and whale watching on our two beautiful yachts: Jocara, a 52 ft classic cutter and Independence, a 44 ft luxury catamaran. Prices for overnight trips vary by season and number of people. Please see our website for details.