It will be like you've been there before.
"The Rocket Cruising Guides are like no other cruising guide we have seen. The amount of information that is contained in these guides is truly remarkable. Having the Rocket Cruising Guides aboard when you cruise New Caledonia or Vanuatu will ensure that you get the most of the experience. It is like having your own personal tour guide aboard your boat!
We recommend the Rocket Cruising Guides to all the participants of our Go East and Go West Downunder Cruiser's rallies."
John and Leanne Hembrow
Down Under Cruiser's Rally
Sail the New Caledonia Lagoon with complete confidence and safety. 220 personally surveyed anchorages, 240 confirmed GPS routes covering all islands and over 1000 high resolution color images.
Plan your on shore excursions like a travel professional, restaurants, treks, car rentals, road maps, sights, tours, and more created for the New Caledonia Tourism Department to train travel professionals all over the world.
because we love cruising these islands and want you to enjoy them as much as we do. We've updated it two or three times a year for over 20 years to be sure you have the latest, most accurate information so you can design the perfect cruise plan.
Sail The Friendly Isles and explore 170 carefully surveyed anchorages with exact hydrographic detail, high resolution imagery, 160 verified GPS routes and over 500 color images. The guide covers all of Vanuatu.
Plan what to do when you are ashore; shop, eat out, take a tour, rent a car, see the sights, and enjoy Vanuatu's magical culture. The Travel Guide was created to train travel professionals on Vanuatu's tourism facilities.
"With two sailing seasons in New Caledonia and Vanuatu behind us we have found the Rocket Cruising Guides an invaluable, essential resource for information on cruising these fantastic islands. Highly Recommended!"
Forfar and Sally Petrie
Instant travelling in hyperspace
with no Internet
The Rocket Guide opens with a view of the whole country from space. Navigation is easy and quick. You can go to any location by just pointing and clicking on the satellite image. When you point the cursor to a location on the image a popup window tells you what you'll find when you click to zoom in. Click the back arrow on the menu bar to go back to the last scene
Satellite & Areal Images
Click on the menu icons to overlay chart information - depths, navigation markers, lights, plus sailing directions, anchorage locations and GPS Routes. Click on the information icon to overlay points of interest, like beaches, dive spots, treks, marinas, repair facilities, mobile phone (internet) reception, VHF channels, and more. At each zoom level the information is specific for the area you are looking at.
and you're there.
Two clicks will rocket you from any island, region or anchorage to any of the 220 anchorages in the Rocket Cruising Guide to New Caledonia or the 170 anchorages in the Rocket Cruising Guide to Vanuatu.
You can also use the search index (the binocular icon on the menu bar) to instantly go a topic or place.
"I have been using the Rocket nautical guides for New Caledonia and Vanuatu for several years and they are the most complete, user friendly cruising guides I have ever seen. I have found them to be very accurate and there is more good information than I have found in any other cruising guides."
Captain 30m M/V Espiritu Santo
"We have used the Rocket cruising guide to Vanuatu for the past month and it is priceless. We took Mastika into Crab Bay on Malakula in the evening. We never would have attempted it without your guide. A yacht came in behind us and when he came over he said, 'I can't believe you could get a vessel this size in here.'"
Captain Carl Brandes
MY Masteka and MY Masteka2
"Having used the Rocket Guides for both Vanuatu and New Caledonia this season we consider the Rocket Guides a "must have" for all skippers cruising these waters. The route and anchorage data is extremely accurate and the information re local services, walks and snorkelling is invaluable."
Murray and Carol Clarke
14.6m S/Y JAMS
The Rocket Cruising Guides to New Caledonia and Vanuatu have in depth information displayed in an easy to use and intuitive manner. The electronic format allows the user to "drill down" from an overall view to more and more information, unlike paper guides this allows the user to stay in touch with where they are relative to the big picture. If you're cruising Vanuatu and New Caledonia these Cruising Guides are a must have. We use and highly recommend them to captains in our Island Cruising Regattas. They are worth every cent!
Director - Island Cruising Regattas Ltd.
Island Cruising Assoc.
"The Rocket Cruising Guides for New Caledonia and Vanuatu are unlike any other guides I have used. They are very quick & easy to navigate around. They are full of all the usual information that a guide has but with added bonuses of Aerial pictures of the anchorages, Underwater shots of the marine life at that location, 360 degree images of the area that you are visiting and lists of "things to do" when you get there- you know exactly what to expect when you arrive safely at your destination. I highly recommend these guides."
Captain Nick Baldwin
34.7m S/Y BEAGLE V
Frederique and Richard Chesher have cruised New Caledonia and Vanuatu since 1980 aboard their Kelly Peterson 44 cutter the Moira.
Richard is a Ph.D. Marine Scientist specializing in coral reef ecology and sustainable development. Part of his research work included a workshop at the University of the South Pacific teaching lands and survey personnel of the Pacific Islands how to do resource mapping using aerial and space photography. Frederique is a professional photographer and artist.
The 2021 Rocket Nautical and Travel Guides are the result of 21 years of continuous development. Except for the NASA space images and the high resolution aerial survey images, Richard and Frederique took almost every photograph in the Cruising and Travel Guides. They carefully did complete hydrographic surveys of all the anchorages and the GPS routes on the guides were created from their own tracks. The Moira is never in a marina and Richard and Frederique continue to update the guide with new images and information at least 3 times a year to be sure you have the latest, most accurate information for your adventures in New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
Vanuatu and New Caledonia are only a day's sail apart and offer completely different cruising experiences.
If you go to one, you really are going to want to go to both.
Order your guides now and start planning your voyage to New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
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