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New Caledonia Cruising GuidePlan the Ideal Cruise with the Cruising Guide to New Caledonia

You have invested considerable time, effort and money in your cruise.

If you want to come home feeling it was truly worth it, you need inside information on where to go, how to get there and what to do when you arrive.

You have a great yacht and set sail for New Caledonia with a mixture of expectation and concern. You know that your time cruising in New Caledonia will be limited and you want to have the most fun and visit the best places .

To come home happy, safe and satisfied with your cruise, you need to know as much as possible before you leave - not only about your yacht and your crew, but also about aids to navigation, currents, anchoring, weather, health dangers, routes, and safe anchorages.

The Cruising Guide to New Caledonia is an interactive program that works on Windows or Macintosh computers. It has an encyclopedia of knowledge about cruising in New Caledonia. Get it well in advance and by the time you set sail you'll feel as if you have already been there and you will know exactly what you want to do this time.

Have a look at what's on the Cruising Guide.

" On our trip to New Caledonia a friend who captains a super yacht showed us the new Rocket Cruising Guide to New Caledonia. I bought it and used it extensivey during our cruises. This is without a doubt the best and most complete cruising guide we have ever used."
Rick and Elke Cunningham s/v Mithrandir 2010.

Compare our guide with the old paperback book.

sailing to new caledoniaSafe Passages to New Caledonia

Blue Water passages to and from New Caledonia can be fun or a total disaster. The Cruising Guide to New Caledonia will show you how to have safe, easy passages to New Caledonia from anywhere in the Pacific.

New Caledonia is the closest Pacific Island to Australia and New Zealand. Most yachts make the voyage in less than a week. New Caledonia is also only a two day sail from Port Vila Vanuatu and about a week's sail from Fiji.

The Cruising Guide to New Caledonia covers each route with tips on the best months to make the passages and how to pick a weather window so you'll have a pleasant sail.

We've met lots of sailors who just go whenever they get ready - or have a schedule - and we have heard their tales of woe and seen their boats towed into port dismasted. If you follow our sailing directions you are almost certain to sail into Noumea with a smile and a fully operational yacht.

The Cruising Guide to New Caledonia also gives you full information about ports of entry, customs, immigration and quarantine.

If you would like to simplify clearance formalities, especially if you are captain of a Superyacht, Super Yacht Agent Noumea Ocean provides top quality services.

New Caledonia nautical guideSafe, Happy Cruising in New Caledonia

The last thing you want to experience is getting sick or injured while cruising.
The Rocket Nautical Guide you will give you critical information on how to stay healthy and happy while cruising.

The Cruising Guide to New Caledonia has a section on how to stay healthy while cruising in these waters. If this saves you, or a member of your crew, from injury or illness, if it saves you one trip to the hospital, if it saves you one day at the doctor's office you will have saved the cost of the guide many times over.

The guide has a special section on anchoring in coral environments, and warnings in particular anchorages. If you don't have the guide you could easily find your boat dragging it's anchor in the middle of the night. Think how valuable this kind of warning is to your happiness and to your budget.

And of course you will see - clearly - exactly what each of the 151 anchorages looks like from a birds-eye view with high resolution survey quality aerial images. You'll see:

  • depth contours
  • hazards
  • coral heads and coral reefs
  • the best places to drop the anchor
  • protection from winds and waves
  • navigational markers and lights
  • beaches
  • passes
  • moorings
  • park boundaries

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new caledonia anchoragesVirtual New Caledonia Tour

Discover why so many yacht captains say New Caledonia is one of the best cruising grounds in the Pacific.

When you do your real cruise it will be like you are returning to your favorite anchorages and dive spots.

The Cruising Guide to New Caledonia has photo charts of 151 anchorages and 60 photo charts of New Caledonia's coastline and anchorages plus over 220 GPS routes that we personally sailed. Using our guide with the amazing amount of information and photos we have produced, you can plan your own cruises in advance or day by day.

Check out some screen shots of how this looks on the nautical guide .

Have a look at the quality of the more than 900 high resolution images of New Caledonia on the Guide.

Here are 10 reasons to cruise New Caledonia

Here are 7 reasons New Caledonia is the best Dive destination in the South Pacific

Cruisers have often asked us what we, personally, would recommend as a cruise of 3, 5, 7 or 10 days. So our guide has a special section on proposed cruise plans.

Looking for a great way to discover the pleasures of cruising the world's largest coral reef lagoon? Check out the New Caledonia Great Lagoon Regatta

new caledonia slipwaysYachting Facilities

The Rocket Cruising Guide brings you expert local knowledge on New Caledonia marinas, Yacht Agents, slipways, yacht repair facilities, supermarkets, marine hardware stores, welders, fitters, sail makers, and more.

The Cruising Guide to New Caledonia has a special section on yacht services and supplies in Noumea.

Click on what you are looking for and you will see the exact location of the store(s) or facilities overlaid on a high resolution aerial image along with details of what you will find if you go there, phone number, and address. Here is what we have (there are numerous sub-divisions under each section):

  • Supermarkets
  • Marine Hardware
  • General Hardware
  • Auto Parts and Supplies
  • Fuel
  • Cooking Gas
  • Yacht services
  • Tourism information centers
  • Medical Services
  • ATM Machines and Banks
  • Post Offices
  • Internet Cafes
  • Mobile Phones
  • Transport
  • Marinas
  • Slipways
  • Marine Rescue
  • Police
  • Repair services
  • Freight services

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The "i" icon on the guide overlays points of information about the areas shown in the photograph. More general information is shown on the image of all of New Caledonia - this includes:

  • Local Time and time zone calculator
  • Tide program
  • Weather
  • Supplies and services for yachts
  • Charters
  • Communications (Internet, mobile phone coverage, VHF schedules and coverage, media broadcasts)
  • Health
  • Marine and terrestrial parks
  • Fuel

When you zoom in the information is more detailed for that area. For example in Noumea harbour you'll find information on:

  • Port Moselle Marina
  • The location of Port Officials
  • WiFi coverage
  • Slipways
  • Yacht Supplies
  • Fuel
  • Cruise ships

In remote anchorages you will find points of information on:

  • Mobile phone coverage
  • TV coverage
  • Weather channels on VHF
  • Diving locations
  • Beaches
  • Treks
  • Dinghy landings
  • Park Boundaries (if it is a marine park)

But what really makes the points of interest interesting are the stunning virtual reality sphere images like, for example, the ones you can see by exploring the New Caledonia Lagoon Virtual Reality website. It takes awhile to download these images over the Internet - it's instant on the Cruising Guide program:)

Additional Points of interest :

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