Cruises in Vanuatu
Your guide to cruising excitement in Vanuatu
Vanuatu lies spread out like a string of emeralds against the azure backdrop of the South Pacific. As you can imagine, the best way to see these islands is from the water.
Cruises around the islands of Vanuatu offer you some of the most magic, the most enjoyment and the most spectacular
sights. In addition, you'll find that you can dive a number of hard and soft coral reefs, WWII wrecks and much
more. The aquamarine waters beckon you – enjoy the splendor and majesty of the South Pacific with a cruise through
|Cruising in Vanuatu usually starts from Port Vila, taking you to different
on your cruising tour and destination, with both day trips and sunset pleasure cruises.
Start from Port Vila
You'll most likely begin your cruise from Port Vila. This is the largest city in and the capital of the island
nation. Here you'll find numerous options for shopping and dining, including duty-free shopping. Stock up on what you'll need for your cruise, enjoy the nightlife and visit one of the great restaurants in town before heading
out to sea.
You'll also find that Port Vila offers the largest concentration of cruise ships for the area. Whether you want
a luxury yacht or a sailing ship, you'll find access to it here. However, it is actually best to book your cruise
before arriving. While air travel does exist between islands, using the water for travel is still one of the most
popular ways of getting around; trips can fill up fast, so book early.
Diving Trips and Pleasure Cruises
When choosing your cruise through the islands, take a minute to ensure the charter company offers what you want.
You'll find both diving trips and pleasure cruises, as well as combinations
of the two. Choosing the right package is vital. In addition, find out what the cruise operator provides; will you
need to bring beach towels? Will you need to purchase your own food? Many cruises are all-inclusive, but some are
not. Check before booking your cruise.
You'll find that you can easily explore the waters and outlying islands alike, with equal alacrity. A visit to
the outlying and uninhabited islands can give you a welcome break to life at sea. In addition, you'll find day
cruises, live aboard cruises and island drop-offs. Island drop offs let you stay at a local resort, guesthouse or
campground during your stay, while day cruises will usually pick you up from your resort and drop you back off when
finished. Live aboard cruises offer you enormous enjoyment, as well.
As with Vanuatu tours, there are
plenty of different small cruises available, from half-an-hour underwater
marine tour, to day and evening Lagoon and Sunset Wine and Chese cruises. But one of the most popular cruises in
Vanuatu is the South Seas Adventure Cruise, organized by Coongoola Day
It’s done on 23 meter timber sailing ketch with twin diesel back up
power, covered aft deck, comfortable change cabins, spacious saloon, dinghy’s and snorkelling gear. The cruiser was
previously mother ship to the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, can carry 50 day passengers and is now called “Vanuatu’s
Lady of the Sea”.