High Resolution Color Images of 212 New Caledonia Anchorages
The Rocket Cruising Guide to New Caledonia has high resolution aerial images of 220 New Caledonia anchorages, from Huon Atoll d'Entrecasteaux in the north, to Isle of Pines in the south and including the Loyalty Islands and all regions of Grande Terre. You will find everything you need to know about every anchorage including precise sailing directions with GPS coordinates, depths, reefs, nav aids and lights, and nearby treks, shops and fuel facilities (if there are any). The guide also includes virtual reality sphere images of many anchorages that let you see the anchorage as if you were already there, like this one of Ilot Amedee.
New Caledonia Lagoon Island from the Rocket Cruising Guide to New Caledonia.
In the companion Rocket Travel Guide to New Caledonia you'll find out where to rent cars in New Caledonia, arrange for a tour, go diving with a dive operator, and enjoy a perfect meal in a great restaurant..
Code of Anchoring in Reef Environments (CARE)
We strongly support the Code of Anchoring in Reef Environments (CARE) ; Anchor in the Sand, Not in the Coral. We urge all yachts cruising in New Caledonia to strictly follow this code of ethics. When we do our hydrographic surveys of the anchorages for the Rocket Cruising Guide to New Caledonia we make sure the GPS locations and depths for the recommended anchorages are free of corals your anchor or chains might damage. If we survey a potential anchorage and can't find a coral free area we do not include that anchorage in the Cruising Guide. In the marine parks and reserves there are mooring buoys for visiting yachts, put there by the Government of New Caledonia to protect the coral and sea grass beds from anchor and chain damage. We encourage yachts to use these moorings and if none are available to be certain to find a place where your anchor and anchor chain will be in the sand - or move on to another anchorage. For an explanation of the Code of Anchoring in Reef Environments and why it's so important not to anchor in the coral or let your chain drag through the coral beds see the following video: