South Pacific

South Pacific

Sailing holidays

Sailing experience level

A remote tropical paradise

The very words ‘South Pacific’ evoke images of remote tropical islands basking in year-round sun, incredible wildlife at every turn and hundreds of miles of pristine open ocean. It’s the stuff of daydreams. And now's the time to embrace adventure, escape the everyday and start planning your South Pacific sailing holiday.

Sail one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, or discover the unspoilt island communities of Tahiti and French Polynesia, thousands of miles from the nearest large landmass. Get to know Captain Cook’s ‘Friendly Islands’ of Tonga*, and island hop your way through the warm, rich waters of Oceania in the company of humpback whales and dolphins.

Our bases in the South Pacific


The Whitsundays, Australia

  • Easy line-of-sight sailing
  • Incredible, diverse wildlife
  • Dive and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
Experience level 1
Explore The Whitsundays, Australia

Our charter types

Sail the South Pacific in the company of an expert skipper or independently on a bareboat charter holiday. Take in exciting blue water sailing or easy coastal cruising in the sunny Whitsundays*, remote French Polynesia and welcoming Tonga* in your own private yacht on a bareboat or skipper charter holiday.

Bareboat charter holidays

Choose a boat, choose a destination and set sail in search of excitement in the beautiful South Pacific. A bareboat charter holiday gives you the chance to explore on your own, setting your own agenda and anchoring wherever and whenever you like. A bareboat charter holiday of the exotic South Pacific is a truly liberating experience.

Skippered charter holidays

Charter a skippered yacht and benefit from expert advice and local knowledge you won’t find in any guidebook. Sun yourself on deck while your skipper leads the way or take the helm and carve your own path through the South Pacific—a skippered charter holiday is as laid-back or as hands-on as you want it to be.

*These Sunsail bases are operated by partner bases.