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The Waterfront Bar & Grill

The Waterfront Bar and Grill is the focus of cruising yacht activities in Port Vila, and one of Port Vila's most popular places to dine, dance and enjoy live entertainment.

The Waterfront Bar and Grill is part of the Yachting World complex which includes the fuel wharf, the sea wall marina, moorings and the Connect Cafe for Internet access.

Tie your dingy up on the Waterfront/Yachting World dingy wharf and it will be happy and safe while you are out shopping or wandering around Port Vila. The Waterfront also provides showers and toilets for visiting yachts. When I asked how much this costs, the manager of Yachting World said that they trusted the people to make a donation to the staff (who clean the facilities). The suggested donation is 100 vatu per day per person but you can give more if you appreciate this service.

You can also leave your garbage in their garbage containers at no charge. They appreciate it when you manage to get it INTO the containers rather than next to the containers. They also appreciate it, as does everyone else who lives around and swims in the harbor, if you get your galley scraps, empty cans, and other garbage into garbage bins ashore and not into the water.

Providing amenities such as access, garbage, toilets and showers is a wonderful gift to the yachting community of Port Vila but The Waterfront Bar and Grill hospitality goes way beyond that.

They organize superior BBQ's, ladies luncheons, and specials at ridiculously low prices for cruising yachts. And they give yachties discounts on drinks, organize yachting activities, post yachting and weather news, and see to it that the lunches and dinners and parties are great fun for young and old. Be sure to check on a day by day basis for specials and activities.

There is a constant supply of very fresh fish for the restaurant. Meals are excellent, and there is live entertainment every evening with dancing till late. The atmosphere just can't be beat anywhere, and all this just a pace away from the Yachting World sea wall marina or from the dinghy wharf.

The Yachting World / Waterfront staff are truly welcoming and charming hosts for people, like you, who seek adventure and pleasure from the cruising life.


Contacting the Waterfront Bar and Grill

For more about the Waterfront Bar and Grill, click here.

Make your reservations by calling on VHF Channel 16 or Phone 23490


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.

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Cruising Guide to Vanuatu DVD

Order the 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.

Euro 90 includes air mail and handling to your billing or paypal address.

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 Vanuatu cruising and tourism guides plus the latest Nautical Rocket Guide to New Caledonia and it's companion Travel Guide to New Caledonia. This DVD will give you complete coverage of everything you need to know to cruise New Caledonia and Vanuatu, including every practical anchorage between Isle of Pines in the south of New Caledonia to the Banks and Torres islands in the north of Vanuatu.

Euro 210.00 includes air mail to your billing address or paypal address.


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.
For Windows we recommend eagleget download
For Mac users we recommend

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