Captain's Reviews of the The Cruising Guide to New Caledonia

Captain Reao Review

definitely made our New Caledonia cruising experience 100% better

"We recommend the Rocket Guides to anyone thinking of sailing to New Caledonia. We have used the guide non stop since being in New Cal to plan the safest anchorages, find awesome snorkeling spots as well as finding parts and services we needed for our yacht. It is such a valuable tool and definitely made our New Caledonia cruising experience 100% better. "

Craig & Aron SY REAO

Captain Raeo Review

When we arrive, it feels like we’ve already been there.

Captain Espiritu Santo Review

We wholeheartedly endorse the Rocket Guide to New Caledonia. We’ve never sailed anywhere here before, so the first step of our departure planning involves reading the guide’s detailed anchorage descriptions and looking at the photos. When we arrive, it feels like we’ve already been there. The advice has always been dependable. The Rocket Guide is a great time saver and the perfect way to make sure you don’t miss anything on your voyage.

Sonja Novotny and Corrie Sternquist S/Y Aloha

Espiritu Santo
Captain Nyme Review

This guide is simply the best cruising guide we have used anywhere.

Captain Nyme Review

"We had a hardware issue that stopped the Rocket Guide from loading during our passage to Noumea. The prompt response to our short cryptic satellite text messages providing navigational assistance was greatly appreciated.
What was unexpected was a USB drive waiting at Port Moselle Marina for us when we arrived with the latest version that fixed our hardware issue.   
Service like this is very rare in this day and age. The Rocket Guide is up and running again and we are now starting to explore the beautiful lagoon.
This guide is simply the best cruising guide we have used anywhere we have ever cruised and is simply money well spent. Don't waste your time on anything else!"

Michael & Teri Donovan
SY Nyame

Captain Athos Review

It is a 'must have '

"I found the Rocket Guide to be the best interactive guide I have ever used. It is a 'must have ' on any cruise of the area......10/10 !"

Captain Anthony Brookes
62m SY Athos

Captain Athos Review

Complete, user friendly

I have been using the Rocket nautical guides for New Caledonia  and Vanuatu for several years and they are the most complete, user friendly cruising guides I have ever seen. I have found them to be very accurate and there is more good information than I have found in any other cruising guides.

Captain Greg Palmer
30m MV Espiritu Santo

Captain Espiritu Santo Review
Espiritu Santo
MY Slojo

I highly recommend it

" I have sailed in every ocean of the world and have never come across a guide so interactive and user friendly. The images are top quality and you feel as you have already been to New Caledonia before you arrive. I highly recommend it to any cruiser or professional crew. Well done."

Captain Bruno Herregods
47.5m M/Y Slojo

Captain Slojo Review

Like having your own tour guide aboard!

"The rocket guides are like no other cruising guide we have seen. The amount of information that is contained in these guides is truly remarkable. Having the Rocket Guides aboard when you cruise New Caledonia or Vanuatu will ensure that you get the most of the experience. It is like having your own personal tour guide aboard your boat!
We recommend the Rocket Guides to all the participants of ourGo East and Go West Downunder Cruiser's rallies."

Jonn and Leanne Hembrow
15m Sailing Yacht Songlines
Down Under Cruiser's Rally

Captain Songlines Review
MY Tango

I genuinely rely on the Rocket Guides

I genuinely rely on the Rocket Guides. I've never seen any other cruising guide that even comes close to the amount and quality of information or ease of use.

Captain Russel King
42.5m MV Tango

Captain MY Tango


"The Rocket Cruising Guide to New Caledonia is the most unsurpassed guide I have ever used."

Captain Neil Anderson
53m luxury adventure yacht MY Suri

Captain Espiritu Santo Review
Navigation on the Rocket Guide

Don't Miss Out

"I can't praise you highly enough for the absolutely marvelous job you have done with the cruising guide. It has taken some extraordinary effort. Can't help thinking about how ALL yachts visiting New Caledonia can be convinced that your guide is an absolute MUST. If they don't have it they don't know how much they will miss out."

Captain Per Rold
S/Y Cecilie

Captain Cecilie Review

The world's best

"Your cruising guide of New Caledonia has been a great help for us to find the most beautiful anchorages. Your beautiful photos, aerial and 360 degree views and all the knowledge, all interactive make this cruising guide unique. I think it's the world's best cruising guide and I recommend it to everybody who is cruising New Caledonia."

Captain Uwe Roch
30.5m SY Chrisco

Captain Chrisco Review
SV Chrisco
captain Beagle

You know exactly what to expect

Captain B Review

"The Rocket cruising guides for New Caledonia and Vanuatu are unlike any other guides I have used. They are very quick & easy to navigate around. They are full of all the usual information that a guide has but with added bonuses of Aerial pictures of the anchorages, Underwater shots of the marine life at that location, 360 degree images of the area that you are visiting and lists of "things to do" when you get there- you know exactly what to expect when you arrive safely at your destination. I highly recommend these guides."

Captain Nick Baldwin
34.7m S/Y BEAGLE V


"Simply Fantastic, Mate!."

Pete Maslen
SV Havachat

Captain Havachat Review
Jams captain review

A Must Have

Captain Jams

"Having used the Rocket Guides for both Vanuatu and New Caledonia this season we consider the Rocket Guides a "must have" for all skippers cruising these waters. The route and anchorage data is extremely accurate and the information re local services, walks and snorkelling is invaluable."

Murray and Carol Clarke
14.6m S/Y JAMS


"An awesome piece of work! Very impressive!."

Corneel Vandelanotte
SV Palmyra

Captain Palmyra Review
captain West

It's crazy to cruise New Caledonia without it.

Captain Legacy

"The Rocket Guide completely changed our experience of New Caledonia. The best anchorages we visited were those we found in the Rocket Guide. I would say that it's crazy to cruise New Caledonia without it. We found it so valuable we created a little video for our friends to introduce them the guide. Click to see it."

Rich and Cyndi West
11.5m S/Y LEGACY

Highly Recommended

Captain Squander Review

"With two sailing seasons in New Caledonia and Vanuatu behind us we have found the Rocket Cruising Guides an invaluable, essential resource for information on cruising these fantastic islands. With stunning visual presentations and an instant, intuitive interface, we have been able to quickly find essential navigation information and comprehensive coverage of everything we needed to know to explore these waters. Highly Recommended!"

Forfar and Sally Petrie
SV Squander

captain twizzle

Made my life easier

"I just wanted to thank you for the help we got out of your cruising guide, it certainly made my life easier!!"

Captain Gordon Percy
57.5m Sailing Yacht Twizzle

Captain Twizzle Review

We wouldn't be without it!

Captain Masterplan Review

"We have enjoyed cruising in New Caledonia for four seasons thanks to the knowledge shared in the Rocket Guide. It's up to date information of anchorages, snorkelling, treks is a resource that we refer to on a daily basis. The authors have an incredible knowledge of the area, it's history, flora and fauna and marine life which is shared throughout the guide. We wouldn't be without it!"

Darryl and Carol Henry
SV Scoot

captain shandon

I strongly recomend the Rocket Cruising Guide to New Caledonia

"I have cruised over 100,000nm in the North and South Pacific Oceans. Nowhere have I found a published or digital cruising guide that comes anywhere near offering as much information in such a concise and simple manner as The Rocket Cruising Guide to New Caledonia. In addition to providing detailed nautical information for over 220 anchorages, the guide is full of details, rarely seen in cruising guides such as bush walks, historical ruins, dive sites and places of interest backed up with excellent photographs. In Noumea, the names of specialists, be they marine, medical or victuallers, are provided with not just the contact details but with their location shown on street maps.

I strongly recommend The Rocket Cruising Guide to New Caledonia."

Captain Nelson David Mitchell
48m Sailing Yacht Shandon

Captain Shandon Review


glissSY Gliss

"It's the most amazing cruising guide we've ever seen."

Captain Nathan Tuke