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20% Discount on South Pacific Charter Rates

TWO IF BY SEA - 45' Simonis Catamaran

~ Captain: Steuart Rattle - 1st Mate/ Chef: Fran Rattle ~

Life in Vava'u, Tonga is a very quiet at the moment, even though it is the heart of the whale-watching season. As usual, the diving is superb with beautiful reefs and corals and the sailing is excellent.

Captain Steuart asks, "Why aren't people coming to Vava'u? Maybe it's our prices, maybe it's the cost of airfares and the time taken to get here? We just don't know but for sure we need to do something here to make it happen!"

"So, for any charter booked for TWO IF BY SEA in Vava'u we are offering a massive 20% discount for all bookings made before December 1st, 2011. This is a major step for us but we cannot think of how else to get people to see these superb islands."

"The waters in Vava'u are warm, even though it's winter here now and the clarity is great. There is a whole lot of different fish to see, and any number of great Pelagics (which is a nice way of saying sharks), Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Giant Trevally and Wahoo are all in these waters in abundance so the fish is really fresh (and fun to catch)."

Most of the food is brought in from New Zealand, and there is a fresh vegetable market every day here in Vava'u.

This is the ideal place for guests who want to do some great diving, see the whales and experience something very different all during the time when it's hurricane season in the Caribbean. TWO IF BY SEA has a permanent Cyclone mooring in Vava'u which is great as a refuge in case their are any nasty days during January to April which is our cyclone season.

Reminder: You can apply a 20% Discount to the "Regular 2011/12 - Fully Crewed Summer & Winter Rates" as well as the "Half Board Rates" shown below, provided you book before  December 1st, 2011 


Regular 2011/12 - Fully Crewed Summer & Winter Rates:
~ 2 Guests $12,900/ 7 nights
~ 4 Guests $13,300/ 7 nights
~ 6 Guests $14,000/ 7 nights

2011/12 - Fully Crewed Christmas & New Years Holiday Rate:
~ Up to 6 Guests $15,500/ 7 nights

Rates are All-Inclusive w/Meals & Ship’s Bar Included
One dive a day included for Certified Divers
Not Included: Special Requests, Communications, Dockage and Gratuity

The Crew recommends the half board option as it gives you the chance to try local bars and restaurants and to sample the local culture. Food on the islands is of very high quality and is reasonably priced.

Regular 2011/12 - Half Board Summer & Winter Charter Rates:
~ 2 Guests $12,110/ 7 nights
~ 4 Guests $12,320/ 7 nights
~ 6 Guests $12,530/ 7 nights

Rates include All Breakfasts Lunch or Dinner & Ship's Bar
One dive a day included for Certified Divers
Not Included: Special Requests, Communications, Dockage and Gratuity

"Ship's Bar" includes local beers, wine with dinners aboard, sodas & juices plus Rum, Gin, Vodka, Scotch & Bourbon and an evening "Sundowner Cocktails." Wines and spirits not part of the normal "Ship's Bar" can be put on board, but will be at guest's expense.


TWO IF BY SEA also offers some 5 day diving packages which could be part of a land-sea package or a 5 days in Fiji & 5 days in Tonga package. For more information about these packages please inquire.

All diving rates include full gear, masks, fins, BC's, weights and regulators. We have a dive compressor on board to provide maximum flexibility for our guests. With Stu & Fran both being dive instructors we can provide lessons and special options.

~ Certified divers $50 Person
~ PADI resort course $175 Person
~ Additional resort dives (Up to 40') $60 Person
~ PADI open water referral $300 Person
~ Advance open water course $400 Person

One of us usually dives with guests to ensure that everyone gets the best from their dive but if you prefer to dive in your own group without a guide, no problem. Not included in any of the dive rates quoted above is the Crew Gratuity.


Stu and Fran did some more research into traveling to and from Tonga to the US and have listed below the best flights and most reasonable prices. It seems that Air New Zealand and Air Pacific are the best 2 operators to use for the LAX to Nuka’alofu (Tonga) leg of the trip. The internal flight in Tonga is just a short hop to Vava’u and there are daily flights, except Sundays.

~ Air New Zealand ~

Departs LAX on a Tuesday at 23.00 hrs, the flight is 14 hours Arrival is 09.30 on Thursday (add a day for the Int Date Line) Short stop in Samoa on the way.

Departs Tonga on a Tuesday at 22.00 hrs, arrival LAX on Tuesday flight time 14 hours Short stop in Samoa on the return. 

Cost approximately $1,403 including Taxes.

~ Air Pacific ~

Departs LAX on a Sunday at 23.30, the flight is 12 hours Arrival is 09.15 on Thursday (add a day for the Int date line) Change planes in Nadi Fiji.

Departs Tonga for LAX on Saturdays at 19.00 hrs, change planes in Nadi arrives LAX on Saturday, flight time is 12 hours.

Cost approximately $1,255 including taxes.

For more information about TWO IF BY SEA call Dennis at Charter Sailing Unlimited today at 888-856-8310 Toll Free. You can also contact us by going to our 'Information Request' page.


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