South Pacific opens

The South Pacific region, which includes New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji and Australia, has opened to superyachts after coordinated superyacht procedures were approved.

27 May 2022


Earth’s playground is open for business. Countries in the South Pacific have coordinated superyacht procedures for ease of cruising across this ultimate destination.

Each country boasts widely differing and interesting cultures, sights and cruising grounds, but with the added bonus of closely aligned charter and entry rules. This allows yachts to enjoy multiple seasons across the South Pacific, including consecutive charter seasons.

All four countries have announced the removal of COVID-19 border restrictions and from August 2022, visiting yachts can stay two or more years in each country on a revolving basis, allowing them to enjoy the South Pacific indefinitely.

With the countries dotted down the Pacific equipped with superyacht infrastructure, yachts can plan seasons in Tahiti and Fiji before moving on to New Zealand and Australia, and back into the islands if they choose.


The refit hub in New Zealand allows for warranty repairs and service schedules for new builds, or complex refits to be undertaken to facilitate multiple seasons.

For charter yachts, the Tahiti and Fiji season is from May to October and the New Zealand and Australian season from October to May.

Countries in the South Pacific deliver idyllic atolls, white sand beaches, crystalline waters and rich cultural experiences.

With endless stretches of islands and beaches, untouched dive sites, superyacht-friendly legislation, safe destinations and welcoming cultures, the South Pacific is well on its way to becoming the world’s next great charter hot spot and ultimate getaway for superyacht owners.



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