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Sailing in New Caledonia

New Caledonia, located northwest of Australia in the Pacific Ocean, is the second largest and most beautiful coral lagoon in the world. The French overseas has a territory of 400 miles length and 50 miles wide. The archipelago consists of the main island of Grande Terre, Ile de Pins, Iles Belep and Iles Loyauté and from numerous atolls and coral reefs. The flora and fauna will enchant you. Rarely such an abundant under water biodiversity can be observed.

You should avoid the months of December and February for a cruise, since tropical cyclones dominate New Caledonia at that time. Numerous, sometimes unusual, picturesque anchorage grounds are lying at your feet at this islands.

In Nouméa, the capital of Grande Terre, you might think that you are in a European city, if there weren´t the about three meter high Winter Roses in red and white. The European influence is enormous, but when diving the coral reef around the island then seeing the palm trees again, you will know that you are in the South Seas.

Enjoy during a sailing break the French cuisine and let the French flair sink in. In the capital Noumea there are the three marinas Cercle Nautique Calédonien, Port Moselle and Port du Sud.

To the east of Grande Terre there are the Iles Loyauté : Maré, Lifou and Ouvéa. They are among the most beautiful islands of the Pacific and each has its own paradise character.

A trip to Ile des Pins is a must-see and you can´t miss it on a sailing trip in New Caledonia. It is the most famous island of the archipelago and has the most beautiful bays in the world, surrounded by small islands – a unique, exotic and deserted paradise.

New Caledonia is definitely worth a trip, because you´ll always receive a warm welcome and won´t feel to be a stranger. Discover the untouched nature with excellent sailing areas, get to know the palm-fringed sandy beaches and the turquoise waters of the South Seas and enjoy a piece of France on the other side of the world!

Sailing Yacht Charter New Caledonia:

At we offer a huge selection of sailing yachts and motor boats for charter and luxury catamarans for rent in the sailing area New Caledonia. Yacht rental and sailing boat hire with crew and skipper or bareboat yacht charter offers for your next sailing holidays in New Caledonia.