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"I just wanted to thank you for the help we got out of your cruising guide, it certainly made my life easier!!"
Gordon Percy
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Greg Palmer Espiritu Santo

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.

Greg Palmer
Espiritu Santo

Espiritu Santo

Beagle V

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.

Nick Baldwin

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gypsy hawk

"The whole trip was tremendous - New Caledonia, Vanuatu and the sailing exceeded expectations. We will be back. Both the Vanuatu and New Caledonia guides were fantastic and we could not imagine cruising these areas without them.

Before we go again I will be in touch to see about updates to the guides. Thanks for the enormous effort you have put into these guides - it shows."

Alan Grimsley
SV Gypsy Hawk

Cruising guide to vanuatu - what's on the nautical yachting guide to Vanuatu; Vanuatu charts, Sailing Directions, Vanuatu anchorages the new, totally revised Tusker guide to Vanuatu.


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The Nautical Rocket Guide to Vanuatu is the most comprehensive cruising guide to Vanuatu ever produced and, along with the Nautical Rocket Guide to New Caledonia, the finest cruising guide for any island group in the South Pacific.

The 2017 edition has been revised and updated with new anchorages, new images, and gpx routes for every anchorage and inter-island voyage, a new easier online activation system and lots of additional information and images.

If you you have a previous version and want to update to the newest version of the Cruising Guide to Vanuatu click here.

This electronic cruising guide works on Windows computers XP on and Macintosh OSX 10.7 or later.

It works on Windows tablets that run normal Windows programs (The Lenove Miix2-8 Windows 8.1 tablet is half the price of an ipad and is GPS capable.). Here is a Tutorial on using the guides on a Windows tablet.

It works great on Tablets (Ipad or Android) using Splashtop (see how to do it here).

The cruising guide comes with a companion program - the Rocket Guide to Vanuatu - a comprehensive travel guide to Vanuatu with all the activities and points of interest of every Vanuatu island.

Peter and Misty on Tamoure

"We would not have cleared into Port Resolution without your guide. The charts don't have anything like the detail and information you give and we would not have attempted it. Your guide was well worth the investment."

Misty McIntosh, Yacht Tamoure, Helensburgh, Scotland.



What's on the Cruising Guide to Vanuatu?

  • Space or Aerial photo of every Vanuatu island and 158 Anchorages.
  • Overview, sailing directions, and points of interest for every island and anchorage.
  • Click on a route to go to the next achorage chart
  • Click on the edge of the chart to go to adjacent charts
  • Anchorage swinging radius guage
  • 149 GPS Routes and sailing directions between islands and anchorages in .gpx format (import directly into MaxSea, OpenCPN and other plotters).
  • Ocean Routes with passage information.
  • List of all the nautical charts ever published for Vanuatu . .
  • Customs, Quarantine, and Visa information.
  • Weather information on Vanuatu including time lapse atmospheric images month by month for 1 year
  • Vanuatu foods and recipes for the galley.
  • Critical health information.
  • Cultural information important for cruising in remote areas.
  • Supplies, services, marina information.
  • Superyacht Services in Vanuatu

Have a look at screenshots from the guide and see how it works.

The Rocket Guide to Vanuatu Companion Program

The companion Rocket Guide to Vanuatu has a fantastic amount of information about Vanuatu activities, like diving, tours, and sights, Vanuatu culture, health concerns, restaurants, rental car information, flights, airports, and more.

Visit the website link above to find out more about what's on the companion program - in short, everything you could possibly want to know about your holiday in Vanuatu - except the nautical information.  


How do I get a Cruising Guide to Vanuatu?


You will need to download the guide (see below).


Call Richard 87 95 63 to purchase the guide directly from the author or purchase the guide from Chloe at Yacht Agent Noumea Ocean Services- her phone number, email and location are on the Noumea Ocean website.

Cruising Guide to Vanuatu DVD

Order the 2017 Cruising Guide to Vanuatu on DVD

Includes the companion Activity and Travel Guide.
Works on Windows (XP or later) and MacIntosh (OSX 10.7 or later).

This is a great gift for anyone headed to Vanuatu aboard a yacht or who intends to charter a yacht in Vanuatu, plan a diving trip or a sea-kayak expedition to remote parts of Vanuatu.

There is an extra charge to mail the DVD to an address that is not your billing address and they cannot be mailed to a mid-Pacific Island address, like Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga or Samoa.

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Mailed to your Billing Address

Euro €90.00.

Mailed to a Transient Address

Euro €100.00.

DVD nautical guides to New Caledonia and Vanuatu

Special 4 Guide set:

Cruising and Travel Guides to Vanuatu and New Caledonia

If you are also planning to cruise Vanuatu, we have a special offer for all 4 guides that includes the New Caledonia cruising and tourism guides plus the latest Nautical Rocket Guide to Vanuatu and it's companion Travel Guide to Vanuatu.

There is an extra charge to mail the DVD to an address that is not your billing address and they cannot be mailed to a mid-Pacific Island address, like Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga or Samoa.

Mailed to your Billing Address

Euro €210.00.

Mailed to a Transient Address

Euro €220.00.


If you have a good fast Internet connection you can download your guides now.

After payment you will be transferred to a page with installation instructions and download links..

At the same time you will also be sent a receipt for your purchase and a separate email with the links plus detailed installation and activation instructions. You need that email to get the download and activation instructions and access to the online activation center so if you don't see it in your inbox check your spam box.

The links are only valid 48 hours so be ready to do the big downloads within 48 hours before making payment. You HAVE to use a download manager because these are big files.
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The downloader assures the download will be uncorrupted. Many people who do not use a download manager have problems and waste their time and mine with download issues. In the end they use a download manager program and have no problem. So do it right the first time, please, the download manager program does not cost anything and will greatly speed up the download for you.

Windows Download Vanuatu

Requires XP or later

Installation file for the cruising guide is 223MB and the companion Activity and Travel Guide 460MB - Euro 90.00.

Mac Download Vanuatu

Requires Mac OSX 10.7 or later

Installation file for the cruising guide is 220MB and the companion Activity and Travel Guide 5903MB - Euro 90.00.

Windows Download
Vanuatu + New Caledonia

Requires Windows XP or later

Installation files for the 4 guides to Vanuatu and New Caledonia are 223MB, 460MB, 379MB, 454MB - Euro 210.00

Mac Download
Vanuatu + New Caledonia

Requires Mac OSX 10.7 or later

Installation files for the 4 guides to Vanuatu and New Caledonia are 220MB, 504MB , 375MB, 476MB - Euro 210.00



This Guide, (vastly improved from the original 2000 "Tusker" Cruising Guide to Vanuatu), is also available from the following outlets:

Boat Books in Australia and New Zealand

Noumea Ocean Yacht Services in Noumea, New Caledonia,

The Island Cruising Association in New Zealand

The cruising guide requires activation and can only be used on the computer it is registered to.

The cruising guide to Vanuatu will provide you with everything you need to know to plan and enjoy a cruise to Vanuatu. The high resolution aerial and satellite photos are too large to include on this website - but you can have a preliminary look by clicking here.

The larger images you will see if you click on the small pictures are half the resolution of the ones you will see on the program itself.


If you have a legitimate older copy of the Vanuatu Cruising Guide and want to upgrade to the latest version of the Cruising guide plus the tourism guide please click here.