Tonga Sailing Adventure

  • Tonga, American Samoa
  • no cruises available
  • 4 reviews

Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Included in the price

- Crew

- Full board

- Cabins equipped with linen & towels

- food prepared onboard

- Child discount 70% OFF

Not included

- Potential landing fees

- Visa or port fees

Extra services

- Diving

- National park fees

- Special requested cultural events

- Local venues

- Land excursions

Price per Person
420

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Entire yacht price

Included:

- Crew
- Full board
- Cabins equipped with linen & towels

 

Not Included:

- Potential landing fees
- Visa or port fees

 

Extras:

- Diving
- National park fees
- Special requested cultural events
- Local venues
- Land excursions

Price per Boat
5880
From
420 per Person
or € 5880 entire boat

Your trip

Tonga Sailing Adventure

Experience an unparalleled scuba diving and sailing adventure…This is NOT your regular cruise. Infinity is a community based voyage for adventurous people of all ages and walks of life

Discover island cultures – immerse in local customs
See the remote wilderness of the beautiful South Pacific Ocean
…All from the vantage point of our 36 meter sailing expedition vessel Infinity.

 

If you enjoy sailing, love our living planet, and appreciate community and friendship then this is probably for you. We live an active lifestyle.
-scuba diving and snorkeling
-sail and seamanship training
-surfing and other water sports
-wilderness hiking and exploring
-beach clean-ups and sunbathing
-relaxing yoga and playing capoeira
-cooking and tasting delicious local food
-laughing and hanging out with newfound friends

Join us for a 350 nautical mile sail from northern Tonga to American Samoa. This short voyage is especially ideal for gaining sailing experience during an offshore crossing. We expect to be at sea for approximately 3 days and starlit nights. Daily sailing classes are available to deepen the novice mariner’s knowledge of navigation, ships, and the sea.

 

We set sail from Neiafu Harbor in Tonga’s northern island group Vava’u. Before departing for the offshore part of the voyage, we will stop at a magical sea cave in which one seems to feel and hear “Neptune’s breath.” This cave can be explored both by scuba or just by free diving. Soon after we will set sail and hope for steady trade winds on the beam and a comfortable yet exciting journey. We may be able to stop along the way at the island of Niuatoputapu with its turquoise lagoon and wonderful snorkeling.

 

Both Tonga and American Samoa have a lot to offer.

 

Tonga’s turquoise intercoastal waters are littered with gorgeous reefs and little islands. Whether it be the wildlife of the deeper waters, the vibrant coral reefs, or shell and coral sprinkled islands, you are sure to love Tonga’s beauty. The Tongan people are warm and enjoy socializing. You can meet the locals around the kava bowl, listen to songs and guitar, and just relax into the island’s pace of life. There’s phenomenal diving, snorkeling, and surfing to be found, and fantastic marine wildlife to see including humpback whales, dolphins, and vibrant coral reefs with a multitude of fish species.

 

American Samoa, lush with green jungle mountains, has another community of fine people to meet. Samoans love to sing and do so very beautifully in the local churches. The tattoo culture is rich with the traditional artistry and techniques, where the patterns and shapes are bold, black, symbolic, and fitted to the curves of the body. The artists still make their own instrument to apply a traditional stick-poke tattoo. You can also explore the beautiful diving, snorkeling, and nature. There is endless hiking in gorgeous jungle mountains with incredible views of the bays and forest. We can explore the market with its fruit, carvings, colorfully printed fabrics, and tasty fresh fish.

 

This voyage with Infinity is short, so we recommend for you to add extra days before and after the sail to have sufficient time on the islands. Alternatively, add trips with Infinity to continue the journey for the long haul.

 

The detailed day-to-day itinerary will largely depend on the weather. We are free to go with the flow.

 

Departure Location: Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga

Arrival Location: Pago Pago, American Samoa

Itinerary: Depart Refuge Harbour in Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga and sail directly to the Port of Pago Pago, American Samoa. Distance under Sail: 350nm

Itinerary

Price details

Price per person

€ 420

Accomodation on selected shared cabin, check out single use and details

Entire yacht price

€ 5880

Book the entire yacht for a private trip

Yacht

Infinity

Infinity is a fully-equipped 36 meter sailing expedition vessel on an ongoing voyage since 2003

Infinity is a fully-equipped 36 meter sailing expedition vessel on an ongoing voyage since 2003. She has traveled to over 2 dozen countries in both the North and South Pacific and in Southeast Asia and she has sailed amongst icebergs, penguins, and orcas in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, and Patagonia. She is crewed by a multicultural team with a contagiously positive vibe together with Captain Clemens Oestreich, who has skippered vessels for over 100,000 miles during the last 20 years, while raising his 5 children at sea. Infinity is built to be a world-traveling base for adventure and environmental work, forming a beautiful home with unique history and personality. The living quarters are designed with comfortable guest cabins and large communal spaces including an airy saloon, cinema, and extensive deck space. To date, over 200 crew members from all around the world have been part of many extraordinary adventures. They dove with wales and sharks, participated in environmental outreach and even battled deep-sea oil drilling companies. Infinity is open to guests for the first time this year.

Yacht
Model
1977 Monroe Shipyard in California
Length
36.7 m
Yacht services
Tender size
6 m
Air conditioning
No
Snorkeling equipment
Yes
Fishing equipment
Yes
Toys on board
Yes
Accommodations
Places
16
Standard double cabins
2
Triple cabins
2
Double bunks bed cabins
4
Twin cabins
3
Bathrooms
2
Private Bathrooms
No
Crew
5
Chef on board
Yes

Activities and Tips

Activities

PADI or SSI Introductory Dive

Infinity offers non-divers a chance to experience diving through the PADI or SSI Introductory Dive, where an experienced instructor will take you diving. • This dive can then be counted towards a certification if desired. • All diving courses up to dive master are available. • If you are unsure of your physical fitness, please consult with your doctor. Infinity is well equipped with a wide variety of SCUBA gear • Passengers can of course bring personal dive gear onboard, and dives will be accordingly cheaper. • Personal mask and fins are highly recommended. How much does diving or certification cost? Please check current dive prices at Courses & Activities. Fun Dives for Certified Divers Price per dive excluding equipment 15 Euros/dive Equipment rental with dive computer 15 Euros/dive Courses and Certifications in PADI or SSI Open Water diver 380 Euros Advanced diver 300 Euros Stress & Rescue 300 Euros Specialty courses 200 Euro

Here is a list of activities:

Sail and Seamanship Training Navigation Class Snorkeling Yoga Capoeira Cooking Shore excursions Environmental projects

Organizer tips

Combine with voyage to Western Samoa If you like to spend 2 weeks you can combine this trip with the following called "Voyage to Western Samoa" available on intersailclub - Ask to the trip organizer more details.

How is Infinity Expedition different? •You are free to create your own extraordinary adventure with Infinity as your base. We support you actively along the way, providing a safe and comfortable home and delicious meals daily. •This is a community-oriented vessel and home to family. Children are always a part of the fun! •A wealth of activities are available at no extra cost. Sail and seamanship training, yoga, most shore excursions, beach clean-ups, capoeira, and cooking classes are all part of the journey. •The multicultural team aboard will involve guest crew with the whole experience of sailing and living at sea. You will be invited and encouraged to snoop around the engine room, explore the deck, raise the sails, and steer the ship. With inclusive service, you are free to immerse into the experience, yet participate at your own pace. •Important to Infinity is sustainable travel and reduced impact on the planet. The earth is not loot to be plundered but a treasure to be protected so that it can be enjoyed, loved, and cherished by generations to come. The aim is to create a new model of communal living that is not only self-sustaining but actively makes a positive contribution to our planet. •Massive amounts of rubbish wash up on the shores of the remote islands of the Pacific. On Infinity, crew regularly roll up their sleeves and take away as much trash as can be delivered to appropriate recycling facilities. Reduce, reuse, recycle! • Crew come together from all over the world to participate in this vibrant community out of love for what they do. Everyone works hard for almost free so you can have an incredible experience at the lowest cost anywhere (please reflect your appreciation with a tip!). To Infinity, these jobs are not jobs and these journeys are not trips: it’s a lifestyle.

Travelers reviews

Sonja Dixon 2014-05-10

I crewed on this yacht for eight awesome months. Clemens is an inspiring Captain who knows his ship and the ocean like the proverbial back of his hand. I was treated like family from the moment I stepped on board and look forward to returning to this yacht in the future.

Gyan Almira 2013-09-06

Do not miss … if you want to have an experience for life not miss this opportunity. The family is a unique and wonderful. My experience in this yacht for 11 months, there is no words to describe it, unforgettable. All four of them, after these 11 months are part of my life “for ever”. My family.

Chelsea Madden 2013-03-07

I spent 7 weeks upon this yacht in 2012, and it was absolutely amazing. Clemens (and family!) are all super friendly and easy-going, not to mention the boat itself is quite comfortable. I feel like they’ve set my standards quite high for when I now look at other boats I might be interested in joining. I don’t doubt I’ll be back on this yacht at some point though :)”

Georgina Manuel 2012-08-05

A great captain…and a great man…words cannot express my immense gratitude to him and his wonderful family…have a safe trip my friends…I hope I can sail soon again with you.

420

Individual prices may be subjected to availability due to daily updates to the calendar. If a minimum number of guests is necessary for guaranteed departure and currently the number has not been reached, please, contact us to verify the up to date guest list with the supplier.

Included in the price

- Crew

- Full board

- Cabins equipped with linen & towels

- food prepared onboard

- Child discount 70% OFF

Not included

- Potential landing fees

- Visa or port fees

Extra services

- Diving

- National park fees

- Special requested cultural events

- Local venues

- Land excursions

per Person
5880

You can book place or places in yacht cabins or book a whole yacht. Booking whole yacht is only available for cruises with no travelers already on board.

Entire yacht price

Included:

- Crew
- Full board
- Cabins equipped with linen & towels

 

Not Included:

- Potential landing fees
- Visa or port fees

 

Extras:

- Diving
- National park fees
- Special requested cultural events
- Local venues
- Land excursions

per Boat