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Kailani Ocean Adventures' 2014 series of passages through the South Pacific  will provide our crew with plenty of great sailing, lots of learning opportunities and the unique experience of arriving by sail in some very exotic locales.  These destinations  represent gems of the South Pacific, unique destinations that are rewarding in terms of both the journey to get there and the culture and beauty that await. For those looking to go beyond the adventure of it all and build on their sailing skills and knowledge, there will be the special challenges of weather, navigation and pilotage among the islands, reefs and lagoons of the South Pacific.  


Distance:  1,129 nm, 9 days (including 2 days at Minerva Reef)

Dates:   May 4, 2014 to May 13, 2014

Cost:   REPOSITIONING PASSAGE: $1,895 per berth

Berths:    3 available

This passage generally starts on the backside of a low as it passes the north Island of New Zealand.  Once the high fills in behind in clear air, sailing in winds of 25 to 30 knots is not uncommon and  makes for a rocket ride on Kailani's favorite point of sail. Weather permitting we'll stop over inside one of the Minerva Reefs, mid ocean refuges of indescribable wonder. Then it's a quick 400 nm into Savusavu, Fiji, one of the friendliest ports of entry in the South Pacific. If you are a diver you will find yourself with access to some of the best diving in the world right at your doorstep.

Distance:  1,068 nm, 7 days

Dates:  mid November 2014, Dates TBD

Cost:   REPOSITIONING PASSAGE:  $1,885 per berth

Berths:    3   available

Your departure port of Noumea is a fusion of the French and the Pacific Islander cultures and sailing into Sydney Harbor makes for one of the classic ocean passage arrivals. In between lies 1,000 nm of the Tasman Sea and the chance of encountering at least one spring gale will make for some exciting sailing.


Departure dates are for the most part fixed, although departures on those passages to and from New Zealand and Australia are more likely to have weather delays.    Arrival dates are estimated and chosen to provide sufficient time for passage in all but the most rare of weather. The captain reserves the right to change the route, destination or landfall as deemed necessary to ensure the safety of the crew and boat.  Please plan to arrive in the departure port at least 24 hours prior to noon on the scheduled departure date to allow for acclimation and for your checked baggage to catch up.

To sign up for our 2014 passages, please submit an application, and we will be in touch shortly thereafter.  There are several niceties of South Pacific travel, ranging from visa requirements to finding a flight out of remote tropical ports.   Contact us if you need more information on any aspect of getting to or from any of Kailani's ports of call.


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.   -- Mark Twain