Cruises in Vanuatu
to cruising excitement in Vanuatu islands
Vanuatu lies spread out like a string of emeralds against the azure backdrop of
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 the islands. Both and day and night cruises are available. Ask at cruise shops
in Port Vila or at your resort.
|Cruising in Vanuatu usually starts from Port Vila,
taking you to different locations,
depending on your cruising tour and destination, with both day
trips and sunset
pleasure cruises available.
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 Cruises.
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”.