Tonga (TON)

Tonga Yacht Charter: Rent a Boat in Tonga

Tonga yacht charters

The Kingdom of Tonga is situated in the Pacific between Fiji and Tahiti. It is comprised of sixty islands in 4 distinct groups: Ha′apai, Vava′u, Niuas, and Tongatapu.

The capital of the monarchy is Nuku′alofawhich is located on the main Tonga`s island. The most interesting places to visit on the exotic cruising grounds of Tongatapu are the wooded and hilly coral islands of Vava′u.The perfection of white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and coral reefs makes Tonga an ideal place for scubadiving and snorkeling venues. Visibility is about 150 feet. Your cruising will be similar to a trip to the British Virgin Islands because of the abundance of anchorages that are combined very close to one another. The trade winds guarantee excellent sailing virtually all year long while the reefs assure clear, calm waters. The Vava′u is a heaven for sailors, where the advantages of this place will leave you with an impression for a lifetime.

Important information

Any Tonga yacht charter may not end or start on Sunday. Moreover, considering the Crown Prince's birthday and King Tupou VI's birthday, it will be closed on 4.06 and 17.06. If those dates fall on Sunday then the holidays will be rescheduled to the following Monday. Thus, on those dates, all bases will be closed and will not open for chartering.

Cruising in Tonga

A sailing vacation in Tonga offers some of the best cruising in the southern part of the Pacific. Northeast trade winds are 10-20 knots in summer and southeast trade winds are 15-25 knots from May to September. Navigation between islands is very easy, though a watchful eye is necessary because of many reefs. The tidal range is about3 feet. Wind-driven and tidal waves are typically weak with the exception of narrow channels. Also, yacht charters in Tonga are safe because of a large number of sailors around who have all basic skills in local navigation. The unique and beautiful character of these amazing waters lures both veteran and less-experienced sailors. Year-round temperatures are around 75°F.

Beauty of Tonga

Tonga is well-known throughout the world because of its unique nature and perfect conditions for yacht chartering. The wooded coral islands are covered by white-sand beaches, which are ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. Well-protected from ocean swells, the picturesque anchorages are located close to each other, but there is also clear water for sailing at its best. Tonga has a handful of restaurants and resorts on the islands. Among Tonga’s principal attractions you will notice its welcoming people with their hospitality, which provides an opportunity to feel like at home in the kingdom. It has been nicknamed as the Friendly Islands in 1773 when Captain James Cook used this definition to describe the Tongan`s people. The dignified title is still well-deserved.