March 26, 2020

National Marine Pacific is encouraging yachts in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific to offload any excess medical masks or gloves for distribution to medics in need. 

As Covid-19 increasingly makes its presence felt through the world, we're encouraging any yachts in New Zealand, the Pacific or Australia to offload unneeded and in-date medical equipment.

“If you've got excess nitrile gloves, protective masks or other medical supplies onboard and you don't think you'll need them in the coming months, the team is able to help these reach medical professionals around the Pacific, who are anticipating they could run short,” says...

September 4, 2019

Teahupo'o needs no introduction and chances are if you head to French Polynesia, you'll want to at least stop by and have a look. Do we recommend you surf it? No comment... 

The world-famous break, which plays host to the annual Billabong Pro Tahiti, can be viewed from taxi boats which leave from Teahupo'o Marina. Engineer of a 34 metre sailing yacht, Matuanui, who's originally from Tahiti says the drive to Teahupo'o Marina itself is well worth it and full of beautiful places to stop along the way. 

"Then on a good surf day, there's plenty of taxi boats there to get out and see the surf pumping." 

The unique fo...

June 11, 2019

Ua Huka, Marquesas, French Polynesia.

Head to Ua Huka, one of the smallest of the Marquesas for some serious downtime, wild landscapes and plenty of quiet on this one-road island. Organise horses and a guide through your pension and set off on the scenic ride from Vaipae'e in the south - the main town on the island with a post office, town hall, nursery and primary school - to Hane; a large settlement with a notable archeological site. 

On the way you'll pass windswept plateaus, the arboretum and airport before dropping to the coastal road to Hane. The archaeological sites of Tehavea and Meiaute are within walking dist...

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