Ed Hamilton & Co.


Beautiful lagoons, colorful reefs, deserted white beaches, palm trees– Tonga is an idyllic, remote, and unspoiled bareboat destination. With many protected anchorages available, you can explore the friendly islands at your own pace. If you prefer to stay on the water, scuba lovers can enjoy reef, shipwreck, and cave diving at one of the many dive sites in this area. The water is warm (around 25°C) and has exceptional visibility for water activities.

The cruising ground is about the size of the Virgin Islands and is fully enclosed by a reef offering protected sailing from wind and swells. The cruising grounds have excellent sailing conditions due to the predictable tradewinds. Charters can be combined with a vacation in New Zealand which is a relatively short continuing flight.

The best months to charter a yacht in between May and November, although it is sometimes considered a year-round destination. Because these islands are tropical, the average daily temperatures range from 24°C to 30°C or 75°F to 86°F.