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New Caledonia

Sailing New Caledonia in the South Pacific

We are so glad we sailed New Caledonia.  It’s just the kind of place we like – natural beauty with remote locations.  We weren’t planning on coming here, but thanks to a guest coming to visit, we changed up our plans. About New Caledonia Traveling to and within New Caledonia without a boat Noumea is…

New Caledonia

Nokanhui Atoll Day Trip, New Caledonia

Kyle really wanted to do a tour to Nokanhui Atoll, and with it being one of the top 5 things to do in the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, we readily agreed.  We booked a trip through Nuuana Sarl, who arranged transport to Vao for us to meet the boat.  We climbed onboard and took off! Meeting…

Pacific Islands | Route Planning

Thoughts on Sailing the South Pacific

We exited the Panama Canal on March 10th, 2016 and we arrived in Australia in December of 2017.  That’s 21 MONTHS sailing the South Pacific! Cruising the South Pacific is amazing.  When we look at the 24 countries we’ve visited on Starry Horizons, the island nations in the South Pacific clearly dominate our favorites. We’ve…

Sailing Reports | Vanuatu

Sailing to Tanna Island, Vanuatu

Vanuatu is one of the lesser-touristed countries in the South Pacific.  We had originally planned to spend a few weeks there, but instead found ourselves only spending a few days.  Thankfully, though, we decided to spend those few days on Tanna Island, doing one of Vanuatu’s most popular attractions – the Yasur Volcano. Where is…

Fiji

Sailing Fiji: Notes from 4+ Months

With our departure from Fiji this week, we conclude four and a half months sailing Fiji over two seasons.   Our first visit was in 2016 for six weeks, where we hung out in Savusavu, one of my favorite cruising ports in the South Pacific, did some amazing hiking based in Suva, popped down to…

Fiji

Blue Lagoon, Fiji

The furthest north our adventure took us was to an area of Fiji called Blue Lagoon.  There are several islands here; Nunaya Levu, Nanuya Lailai, and Nacula Island. These islands are all in the Yasawa Group of Fiji, an island chain on the northwestern side. Nanuya Levu is where the movie The Blue Lagoon was…