Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report http://www.supplementadvise.com/optimum-garcinia-plus/
  2. 2 Trip Report New Zealand - A 7 week road trip
  3. 3 Honeymoon in New Zealand! Looking for some final thoughts on itinerary
  4. 4 using a credit card in AU and NZ
  5. 5 Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand
  6. 6 Flights from Ottawa to Sydney to Auckland
  7. 7 New Zealnd 17 days--North to Top of the South Itinerary
  8. 8 Sydney places to stay
  9. 9 2 days post cruise in Sydney
  10. 10 transfer services between Sydney Airport and hotels
  11. 11 Trip Report A family trip to Sydney and the Blue Mountains
  12. 12 New Zealand Honeymoon Itinerary
  13. 13 Cairns/Port Douglas from Sydney
  14. 14 Trip Report Fantastic South Island Trip May-June 2016
  15. 15 Best spot for first time SCUBA
  16. 16 South Island Trip Planning: Akaroa Tour or Tranzalpine?
  17. 17 Transiting in Nadi Airport, Fiji
  18. 18 Scuba trip Great Barrier Reef
  19. 19 North island New Zealand-help
  20. 20 Rarotonga
  21. 21 Australia New Zealand - help with itinerary
  22. 22 New Zealand SI book ahead??
  23. 23 South Island trip in Oct.
  24. 24 What Do you Think of My Itin
  25. 25 Great Barrier Reef in January/February??
View next 25 » Back to the top

Sailboat Chartering in Tonga

Jump to last reply

I'm planning my next sailboat charter and while researching airfares to our intended destination (Belize) found that they were so high from the East Coast (around $1000) that I thought I might as well spend a little more money and go REALLY far away. Among the South Pacific charter offerings, Tonga sounds most appealing.

Can anyone who has sailed in Tonga compare it to the Caribbean? Will I need any more sailing skills beyond those we've already tested throughout the Carib (on monos and cats) and the Chesapeake? I've heard it referred to as the "BVI of the South Pacific" -- does that include the increasing crowds as well? How about provisioning -- are the supermarkets fairly well-stocked and accessible, or should we go with the charter company's offerings? How difficult and time-consuming is it to get there from the eastern U.S.? How many extra days should we allow ourselves for just getting there and back?

Sorry for asking so many questions. If you have any thoughts, thanks in advance for sharing, and feel free to e-mail me directly if you prefer.

Fair winds,
Eva

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement