Solomon Islands Yacht Charter

South Pacific yacht charter is becoming increasingly popular with discerning travellers wanting to discover new destinations and relatively untouched cruising grounds. One of the beautiful destinations to include in your South Pacific charter itinerary are the Solomon Islands; represented by a scattered archipelago of some 990-odd richly forested mountainous islands and low-lying coral atolls. The amount and the variety of charter yachts available for Solomon Islands yacht charter and South Pacific rental is on the increase, with a few yachts being listed here below. For a complete list and a personalised selection, contact our professional charter brokers here
 
Traditional dancers with shell money – Malaita Province - Image credit to Kirkland Photography
Traditional dancers with shell money – Malaita Province - Image credit to Kirkland Photography
 
History
 
Since the Spanish explorer Alvaro de Mendana first discovered this hidden gem in 1568, the Solomon Islands have been attracting international visitors. Mendana's legacy can still be found in the Solomon Islands today, with numerous islands still bearing the Spanish names he gave them: Santa Isabel, San Cristóbal and, perhaps the most renowned of all, Guadalcanal. 
 
USFighter Aircraft – Vilu Open Air War Museum, Honiara - Photo credit to Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) 13 – Skulls of ancient chieftains (on top) and their victims (below) – Skull Island, Vona Vona Lagoon, Western Province - Photo credit to Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB)  Local boy with Stuart Tank left in the jungle – Kohinggo Island, Western Province - Photo credit to Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB)
1-USFighter Aircraft – Vilu Open Air War Museum, Honiara; 2 – Skulls of ancient chieftains (on top) and their victims (below) – Skull Island, Vona Vona Lagoon, Western Province; 3 – Local boy with Stuart Tank left in the jungle – Kohinggo Island, Western Province - Photos credited to Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB)
 
The Solomon Islands are well-known for their quiet and reserved local people with a colourful combination of Melanesian, Micronesian and Polynesian cultures. Following Mendana's discovery they were pretty much left alone until 300 years later, when Great Britain was given control of the entire territory, bringing important changes to this quiet paradise. Solomon Islands became a household name when the forces of Imperial Japan invaded the region, becoming the scene for some of the bloodiest battles in the South Pacific. The most famous is the Battle of Guadalcanal where thousands of Japanese and US servicemen lost their lives. In 1945 the British regained control of the Islands and in 1976 Solomon Islands became self-governing. In 1978 they gained full independence. 
 
Fatboys Resort (bar/dining/entertainment deck) – Gizo, Western Province - Photo credit to Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB)
Fatboys Resort (bar/dining/entertainment deck) – Gizo, Western Province - Photo credit to Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB)
 
Enjoying Solomon Islands
 
Very little has change since Solomon Islands gained their independence and this is why they are a fabulous destination to visit for those who like to get off the beaten track and discover new, hidden treasures of this planet. Travellers aboard luxury yachts will enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling, surfing, hiking or simply enjoying the privacy of hidden beaches and lonely anchorages. The Solomon Islands are an ideal destination for family yacht charters, vacations with friends, honeymooners, luxury fishing trips as well as corporate team building exercises aboard motor yachts or sailing yachts. 
 
Aerial view – Vona Vona Lagoon, Munda, Western Province - Photo credit to Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) 15 -  Marau Sound – Guadalcanal  Province - Photo credit to Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) 8 – Aerial View – Gizo, Western Province - Photo credit to Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB)
Photo 1: Vona Vona Lagoon, Munda, Western Province; Photo 2: Marau Sound – Guadalcanal  Province; Photo 3: Gizo, Western Province - All Photos Courtesy of Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB)
 
The Islands are very easy to reach with their capital Honiara being a perfect starting point for any yacht charters. It takes less then three hours to reach the Solomon Islands from Brisbane and four hours from Sydney. Solomon Islands yacht vacations can be combined with visits to Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Tonga, Pitcairn, New Caledonia, Easter Island, Fiji, Cook Islands, French Polynesia or other fantastic destinations in the South Pacific. For extended holidays you can embark on an expedition-type superyacht charter, and include New Zealand yacht charter or cruise around Australia
 
Summary
 
If the Solomon Islands have captured your attention and you are interested in finding out more about this fascinating destination of crystal clear waters and heavenly peace, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Our professional team of brokers is at your disposal and will provide you with a free, unbiased assistance in finding the best charter yachts, at the best price with the best crew. Let us create your dream holiday for you and your loved ones!

Solomon Islands Superyacht News

Charter superyacht Spirit in Australia and the South Pacific
Luxury yacht SPIRIT - Master suite
Head to one of the world's most famous and unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites and charter luxury catamaran SPIRIT in Australia and the South Pacific. Her spacious layout features the design talents of renowned Ken Freivokh, and there are plenty of outdoor spaces both shaded and exposed to make the most of the glorious warm weather. Among her water toys are a great variety of toys with a low environmental impact, including a kitesurf and scuba diving equipment so that you and your guests never miss an opportunity for exploration.
Charter Spirit, Australia’s newest superyacht, at the Whitsundays and behold the Great Barrier Reef
M/Y SPIRIT - Master suite
Refitted only in 2016, 35m/115ft superyacht SPIRIT from New Zealand Yachts has exquisite interiors from designer Ken Freivokh. Her beam of almost 11m/35ft offers greater interior and exterior space than most yachts of her size and with a maximum speed of 28 knots, she can travel from island to island with time to spare.
‘Superyacht Explorer’ book for superyacht owners and charterers interested in visiting Asia and the South Pacific
Map image by John Panoho
Destined for the adventurous in the superyacht community, the 'Superyacht Explorer' book was designed to provide a visual showcase to owners and potential charterers, interested in visiting Asia as well as the South Pacific yacht charter destinations.
Mega Yacht SHERAKHAN World Tour – 38,000 nautical aboard one of the very best yachts available for charter
SHERAKHAN
One of the most beautiful and very best luxury mega yachts available for charter in the world, charter yacht SHERAKHAN, is scheduled for a World Tour during the next season, available for charter for €350,000.00 per week plus expenses.
South Pacific charter aboard 24 m luxury motor yacht Beyond Capricorn
New Caledonia - Image credit New Caledonia Tourism Board visitnewcaledonia.com
Luxury charter yacht Beyond Capricorn is a fabulous vessel now available for charter in Melanesia, including New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea as well as Borneo. For US$35,000 per week plus expenses 8 guests will find the utmost in comfort as well as a friendly and experienced crew onboard.

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South Pacific Superyacht News

Charter superyacht Big Fish in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea
Superyacht BIG FISH - Sundeck Jacuzzi and alfresco dining
Motor yacht BIG FISH is available for charter in the South Pacific this winter. This award-winning superyacht was also a finalist in a number of categories for her excellent interior and exterior layout as well a her environmentally friendly credentials. As an Apporved RYA Water Sports Centre with a wealth of water toys, your group is fully prepared for an adventure holiday among exotic deserted islands.
Charter stylish superyacht Ata Rangi in the South Pacific
Luxury yacht ATA RANGI - Main salon view from dining area
27m/90ft ATA RANGI is available for charter in New Zleanad and the surrounding South Pacific. Built by Viking Yachts and designed for sport fishing holidays, her modern interiors, extensive foredeck and swim platform ensure that she will appeal to thrill seekers and laid-back guests alike while enjoying the southern summer sunshine.
Feadship launches dive-focussed custom superyacht Samaya
Aft view of motor yacht SAMAYA
69m/226ft explorer yacht SAMAYA has been launched and Feadship has provided an in-depth look into this exceptional dive-focussed superyacht dedicated to exploring uncharted territory and providing a research station for scientists and the media to highlight the condition of some of the world’s most fragile ecosystems and species.
Superyacht Masteka 2 ready for charter in breath-taking New Caledonia, the South Pacific
Luxury yacht MASTEKA 2 - Main salon
Luscious New Caledonia awaits on a luxury yacht charter aboard 37m/122ft motor yacht MASTEKA 2. Refitted in 2017 with new additions to the water toys, there is an excellent balance between activity and relaxation, with the decks providing wide open spaces as well as the ever-desirable sunpads and Jacuzzi on the bow.
Special offer: 10% off charters in Komodo, Bali, with sailing yacht Zen
Luxury yacht ZEN - Built by Global Adventure Group Ltd
Charter 53m/173ft superyacht ZEN in Komodo, Bali and receive 10% off her usual weekly charter rates. She has a fantastic variety of water toys, plus a dive instructor and a cruise director to ensure that every moment you spend among the islands of Bali is a treasured memory.
Charter superyacht Spirit in Australia and the South Pacific
Luxury yacht SPIRIT - Master suite
Head to one of the world's most famous and unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites and charter luxury catamaran SPIRIT in Australia and the South Pacific. Her spacious layout features the design talents of renowned Ken Freivokh, and there are plenty of outdoor spaces both shaded and exposed to make the most of the glorious warm weather. Among her water toys are a great variety of toys with a low environmental impact, including a kitesurf and scuba diving equipment so that you and your guests never miss an opportunity for exploration.
Head to Fiji aboard motor yacht Big Fish
Luxury yacht BIG FISH - Master suite with views out onto the upper deck aft
Multi-award winning superyacht BIG FISH is ready for charter in Fiji this summer, providing every guest with stunning interior and exterior relaxation spaces and a fantastic selection of water toys aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre for a holiday to remember for a lifetime.
Top 12 luxury catamarans for charter
Sailing catamaran ENIGMA - A Lagoon 620 model. Photo credit Nicolas Claris
When it comes to the luxury charter market monohulls tend to receive the most attention, leaving the perks of chartering a catamaran in the dark for most novice sailors. However, a strong and faithful following has created a thriving industry for luxury catamaran builders and there have been a number of launches over the past decade featuring lustrous interiors and massive water toys collections for hours of fun. Take a look at these top 12 catamarans available for charter at destinations across the world and prepare for your perfect holiday today.
Charter 60m/197ft sailing yacht Seahawk in the South Pacific from June
Sailing yacht SEAHAWK - Master suite with private salon
60m/197ft sailing yacht SEAHAWK will be back on the charter market in the South Pacific this summer, providing charter guests with the unique opportunity to see destinations like Tahiti and New Caledonia aboard a high performance ketch from world renowned Perini Navi.