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  • Sailingbird's Guide to the Kingdom of Tonga - Vava'u
  • Sailingbird's Guide to the Kingdom of Tonga - Ha'apai
  • Ken's Comprehensive Cruising Guide for the Kingdom of Tonga
  • Solomon Islands Cruising Guide
  • Charlie's Charts of Polynesia. 7th Edition
  • Landfalls of Paradise, 5th Edition
  • Pacific Islands Pilot. NP 61. Vol 2 2017
  • Pacific Islands Pilot. NP 62. Vol 3 2016
  • South Pacific Anchorages
  • South Pacific Cruising
  • The Pacific Crossing Guide, 3rd Edition
  • Rocket Guide to New Caledonia & Vanuatu DVD
  • Rocket Guide to New Caledonia DVD
  • Rocket Guide to Vanuatu DVD
  • Avon Migrant Cruising Notes: Fiji
  • Avon Migrant Cruising Notes: Ha'apai Group
  • Avon Migrant Cruising Notes: Southern New Caledonia
  • Avon Migrant Cruising Notes: Micronesia
  • Avon Migrant Cruising Notes: Vanuatu
  • Cruising Japan to New Zealand
  • NGA Chart 83500
  • NGA Chart 83034
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    SAILINGBIRD'S GUIDE TO THE KINGDOM OF TONGA - VAVA'U.
    By Charles Paul & Katherine L Pham-Paul. Hardback , 0.67 kgs, 215mm x 285mm, 64 pages, Colour Photographs, line drawings. Published 2015

    Sailing, Snorkelling and Exploring the Last Polynesian Paradise

    Career sailors Charles and Katherine Paul share information gained from first-hand experience and use detailed illustrations to describe the Kingdom's many unspoiled anchorages and harbours. Tonga's people, its numerous remote and pristine islands, and its Polynesian mystique reward seafaring visitors with a rich South Seas experience to remember.

    This 2015 updated edition of Sailingbird's Guide to the Kingdom of Tonga-Vava'u features hand-drawn charts and detailed descriptions of more than 90 anchorages, over 150 full-color photographs, hundreds of snorkeling locations, and some of the Kingdom's best dive sites. Also described are local styles, yacht-friendly establishments, and all boating and diving-related businesses in the Kingdom.

    NZ$65.00 + Delivery

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    SAILINGBIRD'S GUIDE TO THE KINGDOM OF TONGA - HA'APAI.
    By Charles Paul & Katherine L Pham-Paul. Hardback , 0.66 kgs, 215mm x 285mm, 64 pages, Colour Photographs, line drawings. Published 2015

    Volume 2 of the Sailingbird series centres on the Ha'apai group.

    NZ$65.00 + Delivery

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    KEN'S COMPREHENSIVE CRUISING GUIDE FOR THE KINGDOM OF TONGA
    By Ken Hellewell. Pbk, 220mm x 280mm, 176 pages, monochrome photographs and plans.
    A cruising guide for all of the Island groups in Tonga. Starting with the group charts gives one an opportunity to view all the Islands at the start of the book, lots of information on the people and customs, post, and really as the chapter is titled "The Basics" it gives you all the answers to the many questions that come up. Each section has photographs and hand drawings of the anchorages. There are quick references giving anchor waypoints, approach route, bottom type and depth. The highlights are mentioned for each anchorage, and a conclusion is given at the end of each section. As the title indicates it is very much a comprehensive guide for the Kingdom Of Tonga.

    NZ$130.00 + Delivery

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    SOLOMON ISLANDS CRUISING GUIDE.
    By Dirk Sieling, Paperback, Spiral-bound, 0.97kg, 210 x 297mm, 341 pages, black & white sketches. Published in 2009.
    Visiting the Solomon Islands by yacht offers the opportunity to visit isolated places, where tourists rarely go, if ever. In these places one encounters a largely cashless economy, where trading is still a way of life & many aspects of modern Western life are totally alien concepts. Successful visits depend largely on consideration for & understanding of the local culture & values. With the right approach your visit to the Solomon Islands will become an unforgettable experience, both in terms of its value as one of the best cruising grounds in the world & the interest afforded by a unique cultural exchange.

    NZ$120.00 + Delivery

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    CHARLIE'S CHARTS OF POLYNESIA (The South Pacific, East of 165 Degrees West Longitude). 7th Edition.
    By Charles and Margo Wood. Card back, 0.76kg, spiral bound, 0.76kg, 215mm x 280mm, 216 pages, monochrome and full colour photographs and monochrome port plans and charts.
    This very well known, bound set of maps and cruising directions is one of a set that needs little introduction.
    This edition contains a number of full colour photographs to give a strong impression of the beauty and interest of the area. The cruising information covers:

    An appendix contains much general information such as charts and publications, aids to navigation and weather information, etc.

    NZ$130.00 + delivery.

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    LANDFALLS OF PARADISE, 5th Edition
    By Earl Hinz. Pbk, 200mm x 253mm, 391 pages, monochrome photographs and plans.
    This is a much welcomed book for the cruising season. It has been considerably updated and generally improved all round for this fifth edition. This is the only all round detailed cruising guide to each of the island groups: Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia, including New Zealand. Information on history, geography, facilities, protocol, language, entry and exit, customs, cruising delights, the lot, are included for each country with details of cities, ports, marinas, health, money, visas, etc. A must for serious travellers to these waters.

    NZ$120.00 + Delivery

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    PACIFIC ISLANDS PILOT. NP 61. VOL 2. 13th Edition
    By British Admiralty, Hardback, 1.73kg, 13th edition. Published 2017. 215 x 305mm, 510 pages, Colour charts and Photographs.

    This edition of Pacific Islands Pilot Vol. II (NP 61) in the British Admiralty Sailing Directions series. It covers Nouvelle-Calèdonie and Îles Loyautè, Vanuatu, Banks and Torres Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Fiji Islands, Tonga Islands, Samoa Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati (Gilbert and Phoenix Groups), Marshall Islands.

    NZ$240.00 + Delivery

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    PACIFIC ISLANDS PILOT. NP 62. VOL 3. 14th Edition
    By British Admiralty, Hardback, 1.73kg, 14th edition. Published 2016. 215 x 305mm, 408 pages, Colour charts and Photographs.

    This edition of Pacific Islands Pilot Vol. III (NP 62) in the British Admiralty Sailing Directions series. It covers islands of the central part of the Pacific including Isla Sala y Gomez, Iles Australes, Cook islands, Iles de la Siciete, Archipel des Tuamotu, Iles Marquises, line Islands, Hawaiian Islands, Minami-tor-Shima

    NZ$236.00 + Delivery

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    SOUTH PACIFIC ANCHORAGES.
    By Warwick Clay. Pbk, 210mm x 298mm 277 pages, Line Drawings.

    Published in 1996. Warwick Clay's Cruising Guide ( Fully revised Second Edition 2001) covers the South Pacific from the Mariana Islands in the Northwest across to the Galapagos in the east then down past Easter Island to New Zealand in the Southwest. This guide covers this vast area in detail and virtually every anchorage is described with supporting plans produced from the Author's own information.

    The aim of the anchorage listing is to provide the yachts with enough information so that they can choose their destination for the day, confident it will suit their needs and that they can arrive with the minimum of difficulty. Anchorages have been chosen to suit the long distance cruising yacht. They are all suitable for night anchoring of yachts drawing up to two meters, and in most cases, larger yachts.

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    SOUTH PACIFIC CRUISING.
    By David Thatcher. Spiral Bound, 210mm x 298mm 206 pages, Line Drawings. 1995

    A Guide for visitors cruising the island Groups of:

  • Tonga
  • Fiji
  • Vanuatu
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand

    NZ$45.00 + Delivery

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    THE PACIFIC CROSSING GUIDE, 3rd Edition
    By RCC Pilotage Foundation. Kitty Van Hagen, Hbk, 220mm x 300mm, 241 pages. Published 2016. 1.21 kg
    The complete reference for anyone contemplating sailing the Pacific in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication, health and provisioning to seasonal weather, departure and arrival ports, facilities, likely costs and dangers, the comprehensiveness of this new edition will both inspire dreamers and instil confidence in those about to depart.

    This new edition has been completely restructured with Part 1 covering thorough preparation for a Pacific crossing and Part 2 covering Pacific weather patterns, major routes and landfall ports, with useful website links throughout. There are completely new sections on rallies, coral atolls and atoll navigation, the cyclone season and laying up, use of electronic charts, satellite phones versus HF radio, ongoing maintenance, and Pacific festivals.

    Chapters include

  • Casting Off
  • The Pacific Ocean
  • Preparing the Boat
  • Staying Safe
  • Navigation & Charting
  • Communications
  • Balance of Power
  • Routine Maintenance and Spares
  • Provisioning and Store keeping
  • Common Health Problems
  • Managing the Paperwork
  • Cyclone Season & Laying Up
  • Pacific Weather and Forecasts
  • Routes

    NZ$90.00 + Delivery

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    ROCKET GUIDE NAUTICAL GUIDES TO NEW CALEDONIA & VANUATU DVD.
    By Richard Chesher. New edition 2013.
    This is a DVD that includes the Nautical and Tourism guides for both New Caledonia and Vanuatu. With this set of 4 guides you will have access to detailed information on cruising from Ile des Pins in the south of New Caledonia to the Torres Islands in the north of Vanuatu.

    NZ$330.00 + Delivery

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    ROCKET GUIDE NAUTICAL GUIDE NEW CALEDONIA DVD.
    By Richard Chesher. New edition 2013.
    This is the ultimate cruising guide - the Nautical Rocket Guide to New Caledonia.
    The Nautical Rocket Guide to New Caledonia lets you see exactly where every anchorage is with satellite and aerial views.
    It provides suggested GPS routes to go between one anchorage and the next and instructions for navigating in the lagoon and through the many passes in the barrier reef. The GPS points have been triple-checked and can be uploaded directly to your GPS to give you SUGGESTED guide points for routes and anchorages (The photo charts and GPS waypoints are NOT intended to substitute for official charts and you will have to agree to use the information as a non-guaranteed general guide. Prudent mariners must always cross check their navigation with all available sources and keep a careful watch).
    This detailed information on routes and anchorages throughout New Caledonia will make your cruising experience in New Caledonia safer, more interesting, and more fun.
    Our guide has everything you need to know about cruising in New Caledonia including detailed information on ports of entry, clearance formalities, weather, making passages to and from New Caledonia, tides, aids to navigation, official listing of marine charts, fuel, yacht services, communications, health, parks and reserves, tips for safe navigation and anchoring in coral reef environments, dive spots, beaches and other points of information.
    The Nautical Rocket Guide works on Windows XP to Windows 8. The Macintosh version works on OSX or later (yes it works on Mountain Lion).
    You CAN use our guides on your tablet - Android or Ipad or othes.
    The tourism Rocket Guide to New Caledonia works on Mac or Windows and does not require activation.
    There is absolutely no other way you can get this kind of high quality information about cruising and touring New Caledonia.

    NZ$200.00 + Delivery

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    ROCKET GUIDE NAUTICAL GUIDE VANUATU DVD.
    By Richard Chesher. New Edition 2013.

    The Nautical Rocket Guide to Vanuatu is the most comprehensive cruising guide to Vanuatu ever produced and, along with the Nautical Rocket Guide to New Caledonia, the finest cruising guide for any island group in the South Pacific.
    The 2013 edition has been revised and updated with new anchorages, new images, and gpx routes for every anchorage and interisland voyage, a new online activation system and lots of additional information and images.
    This electronic cruising guide works on Windows and Macintosh computers with Windows from XP on and Macintosh OSX or later.
    It works great on Tablets (Ipad or Android) using Splashtop.
    The cruising guide comes with a companion program - the Rocket Guide to Vanuatu - a comprehensive travel guide to Vanuatu with all the activities and points of interest of every Vanuatu island.

    NZ$140.00 + Delivery

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    AVON MIGRANT CRUISING NOTES.
    Five handy booklets written and compiled by Phil Cregeen, a seasoned cruising yachtsman. They offer notes and guidance based upon the author's experiences and observations during the last few years whilst cruising the islands in his 36ft steel sloop. Include many hand-drawn maps covering the popular and less-popular beaches, coves, bays and anchorages. Titles include Fiji, the Ha'apai Group in Tonga, Vanuatu, Southern New Caledonia, and Micronesia. Paperback, spiral bound, A5 size. 70 plus pages.

    Each NZ$25.00 + Delivery

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    Migrant Cruising Notes: Ha'apai Group

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    Migrant Cruising Notes: Southern New Caledonia

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    Migrant Cruising Notes: Micronesia

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    Migrant Cruising Notes: Vanuatu

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    CRUISING JAPAN TO NEW ZEALAND.
    By Tere Batham. Hardback, 0.62kg, 160mm x 235mm, 275 pages, colour photos and black & white maps.
    After several years spent cruising the South Pacific Islands, Tere Batham and her husband settled in Japan. Two and half years later, they set out once again, embarking on a fourteen-month, 10,000-mile voyage back to their home in New Zealand.
    Michael and Tere acquire a novice crew, Miki, a beautiful young Japanese girl who is more interested in escaping an arranged marriage than in enjoying life aboard SEA QUEST, their 47-foot steel sailboat. But despite Miki's bouts of seasickness and her fears during storms, she becomes a great companion and participant in their numerous adventures.
    Their route takes them first to Japan's Southern Archipelago, then to Hong Kong and Macau. The Philippines brought new adventures as well as some sailing problems, including a short-lived grounding. Soon they were in Micronesia, discovering little known islands and cultures, which Tere, a keen observer, was intent in experiencing.
    They discover the remnants of an ancient South Sea island culture verging on extinction, explore the daunting ruins of megalithic Nan Madol, after the Solomons Islands, Vanuatu, where they participate in a cargo cult sabbath, they spend some time in New Caledonia, waiting for good weather to cross the Tasman Sea.
    Armchair cruisers and serious sailors will enjoy Tere's vivid and colorful accounts of exotic places, people and cultures and at the same time will be thrilled by her gripping stories of dangers and navigational challenges overcome.

    NZ$70.00 + Delivery

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    NGA CHART 83500 FIJI & TONGA ISLANDS
    By Print on demand chart from NGA (National Geospacial -Intelligence Agency) 1987. Scale 1;1,000,000 Size 710mm x 1002mm

    NGA Charts are NOT corrected for Notices to Mariners.

    NZ$55.00 + Delivery

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    NGA CHART 83034 FIJI Isle de Horne
    By Print on demand chart from NGA (National Geospacial -Intelligence Agency) 1990. Scale 1;1,000,000 Size 710mm x 1002mm

    NGA Charts are NOT corrected for Notices to Mariners.

    NZ$55.00 + Delivery

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