Vavau, Tonga

Sailing holidays

25 °C
Average temperature (Jun-Sept)
2
Sailing experience level

Dramatic, unspoilt and enchanting

The unique geography of the Tongan Archipelago offers exciting blue water sailing and easier line-of-sight island hopping, giving you the chance to discover distant shores untouched by human hands.

Just 52 of the 177 palm-strewn islands of the Tongan Archipelago are permanently inhabited. Our Tongan base is found on blissful Vava’u, a fertile volcanic island of coral reefs, isolated lagoons and limestone cliffs located thousands of miles from the nearest large landmass.

Anchor opposite deserted tropical beaches and unpopulated islands bordered by coral reefs, perfect for diving and snorkelling. Taste the islands’ delicious fresh fruit and attend traditional Tongan feasts, experiencing the unique island culture first-hand. Sail the aquamarine waters of the South Pacific in the company of majestic humpback whales and take in thrilling water sports including kite surfing and windsailing. A Tongan sailing holiday is a once-in-a-lifetime treat.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

The ultimate freedom to discover the Tongan Archipelago and sail wherever the wind takes you. A bareboat charter holiday is just you, a beautiful modern yacht and the boundless South Pacific to explore. Set your own schedule and drop anchor whenever you feel the need—it’s your holiday and what you say goes.

Tonga one-week bareboat

  • Great sport fishing
  • Unbeatable snorkelling
  • Beautiful Hunga Lagoon
  • Peaceful island seclusion
  • Traditional Tongan feasts
  • Majestic humpback whales
Itinerary details

Experience required

Sailing experience level
2
At least 10 days or 200 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Our intermediate sailing destinations, Level 2 sailing areas offer a greater challenge for sailors more comfortable on the open water. Enjoy strong winds and longer spells of open water sailing, suitable for more experienced skippers.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Sailing conditions

Max temp
(°C)
Min temp
(°C)
Avg precipitation
(mm)
Avg wind speed
(knots)
Dominant wind direction
Fuaamotu/Tongatapu (Tonga)
January29222608ESE
February29232608ESE
March29232608ESE
April28222008SE
May26201308SE
June25191208ESE
July24181208SE
August24181408ESE
September25181408E
October26191408SE
November27211708ESE
December28222209ESE

Address

Sunsail

Neiafu, Vava'u

Tonga

Base opening hours

Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm

Sat: 9am-4pm

Sun: closed

Nearest airport
Lupepeau Airport

Call us to book your quote

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020 3468 6770

Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm | Sat: 9am-7pm | Sun: 10am-5pm

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Destinations worldwide
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Flotilla routes
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Types of yachts
40 yrs
Creating holidays
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