South Pacific & Australasia


Charter yachts cruise the South Pacific year-round, alternating seasons in the tropical islands of Fiji and French Polynesia with seasons in New Zealand’s North and South Islands. The North Island is home to Auckland—the “City of Sails”—where the culture revolves around the sea. About one in three Auckland residents participates in regattas, weekend cruises and other forms of yachting. The Bay of Islands, also part of the North Island, is a relaxed destination with luxury spas, beautiful beaches and five-star restaurants. On the South Island, charters can include picturesque Marlborough Sound, where itineraries combine waterfront hiking and spectacular fresh seafood with visits to world-renowned wineries.