South Sea Sailing Company

South Sea Sailing Company

Tourism association

Vanuatu Tour Operators Association


Simon Hamer
+678 5569996
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PO Box 3011
Port Vila


Enjoy a truly memorable day sailing and snorkeling around the stunning Havannah Harbour.
South Sea Vagabond is the largest and most comfortable sailing catamaran operating in Vanuatu waters.
18 metres in length and 9 metres wide, the boat offers a spacious layout, plenty of sunbathing space, toilets, kayaks and snorkeling gear and easy access on and off the boat.
Cruise includes transfers, morning refreshments, lunch and snorkeling gear.
We believe in quality over quantity and restrict our passenger numbers to under 20.

Havannah Harbour Day Sail and Snorkel
General Information
We pick up guests at about 9.00am and take a 35 minute trip across the island to North Efate, an area blessed with calm seas and beautiful breezes.
Once we have cleared the marina the sails are hoisted, the engines turned off, and we head towards the most ideal destination on the day. Refreshments are served as we sail silently past Lelepa and Moso islands, and once we pick up the mooring, guests are able to enjoy the best snorkeling on Efate.
“Better than Bali” is how some of our guests have described it. Lunch is served and the resident fish are happy to receive theirs too!
In the afternoon we may sail back into the harbour and spend some time with a large resident pod of dolphins. At 4pm our drivers will be at the marina ready to take you back to Port Vila.

Notes and Tips
Even if it is raining in Vila it is likely to be fine and sunny in Havannah Harbour so bring sunscreen, hats and towels.
Our 18m catamaran is built to stringent New Zealand survey requirements.
Licensed to carry 50 passengers.
All safety gear on board
Experienced, friendly and helpful, captain and crew.
Exclusive sheltered coves with crystal clear waters, great coral and inquisitive tropical fish.

Extended cruises and visits to offlying islands.
South Sea Vagabond is also available for up to ten guests to charter for extended cruises of between 3 and 10 days duration.
She is the only sailing vessel in Vanuatu with this capability.
The possibilities are almost endless, so if you’d like to do some serious cruising and exploring through some of the best cruising grounds on the planet, please get in touch and we will see if we can ‘make it happen’.

Land diving Pentecost Island (Nagol) 8 day charter available April, May and June
Thursday – Sail from Havannah to Tongoa 50nm ETT 6-8 hrs
Friday – Sail Tongoa to Pentecost 60nm – arrive Homo Bay pm.
Saturday - Land diving at Homo Bay SW Pentecost at Chief Shem Ware’s village .
Sunday – Visit to waterfall, depart pm for N Ambrym.
Monday - Ashore N Ambrym Island, carvings and ROM dancing.
Tuesday – Sail to Lamen B or Maskelynes, lovely anchorages, turtles and dugongs.
Wednesday - Sail Epi to Emae. Last anchorage for the trip, good coral and snorkeling.
Thursday- Home to Havannah arrive pm
Optional Shore Activities
Land-diving 10,000vt pp
Custom dancing 4,000vt
Waterfall visit and swim 1,000vt
Sand drawing, snake dance, fire starting, kava all 1,500vt per group
Ambrym Is. on return trip is famous for ROM dance and wood carving, price negotiable.

Day sails cost 11,000VT, and term charters by arrangement.