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 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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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.
New Build 39.5m Expedition Yacht for Charter due 2018
The new 39.5m superyacht is being built in New Zealand. "The Beast" is the project name of the motor yacht that is under construction for the New Zealand and South Pacific charter market.
38.7m Motor Yacht Hull 1015 Nearing Completion at Yachting Developments
New Zealand shipyard Yachting Developments is soon to complete the construction of the new 38.7-metre motor yacht. This new yacht is expected to be completed later on this year and will become the largest all-carbon sportsfisher in the world upon delivery.
Forget ‘Plan A': Charter superyacht ‘Plan B’ in French Polynesia and the South Pacific
Superyacht PLAN B - Aerial view
Charter to the spectacular islands of French Polynesia and the South Pacific this summer aboard superyacht PLAN B for an isolated idyll like no other: pristine beaches and a myriad of flora and fauna await the adventurous - and M/Y PLAN B has all the water toys for high octane action and the spa facilities and an expansive sunning deck for unwinding once the action's over and done.
Superyacht Big Fish is booking up fast for summer 2017: secure your charter in French Polynesia or Fiji
The main deck aft aboard superyacht BIG FISH
45m/148ft superyacht BIG FISH is booking up fast for 2017 charters in French Polynesia and Fiji. Discover why this yacht is so popular and reserve your dates to avoid disappointment.
Superyacht Vantage available for South Pacific charters
Motor yacht VANTAGE built by Palmer Johnson
46m/150ft superyacht VANTAGE is available for charter in Fiji this summer. Explore verdant, thriving locales aboard this beautiful yacht , featuring a spacious Jacuzzi and plenty of sun pads for outdoor living as comfortable as the contemporary Nuvolari & Lenard interior.
Charter the stunning South Pacific aboard S/Y Ethereal from Royal Huisman
Sailing yacht ETHEREAL built by Royal Huisman
58m/190ft luxury sailing yacht ETHEREAL is available for charter in the South Pacific and offers guests effortless comfort and style aboard this award-winning, energy efficient yacht. With a great selection of items in her toy chest, gym equipment and a Bedouin tent for shaded outdoor living, superyacht ETHEREAL provides quality facilities both above and below deck.
Sailing yacht Cavallo available for South Pacific charters
S/Y CAVALLO - Photo credit Baltic Yachts
43m/141ft sailing yacht CAVALLO from Baltic Yachts is ready for charter in the South Pacific from the end of April. Her inviting interiors include a main salon with dining area and a steam room, and outdoor space is perfect for a charter with family and friends. Capable of speeds of up to 15 knots she is an ideal combination of performance, quietness and on board amenities for exploring Fiji and Tonga.