Pacific Voyager: Kiritimati-Tabuaeran-Hawaii

Duration: 14 days
From: £1,906.00

Explore remote atolls on this extraordinary expedition sailing trip from Kiritimati to Hawaii via Tabuaeran

This trip offers some really amazing sailing, averaging over 180 miles a day. Depart Kiritimati and sail through the ITCZ to Tabuaeran (Fanning), a remote atoll of Kiribati.  If you’ve read Liz Clark’s “The Voyage of Swell,” then you’ve already spent some time here in your imagination – come and see it in person!

Squalls and unsettled weather abound, but the region rewards careful boat handling with beautiful sunsets, rainbows, and the satisfaction of sailing fast in tough conditions. After a few days exploring this spectacular remote atoll, we’ll depart for almost 1000 miles close reaching through the trades.

It’ll be fast, furious, and fun sailing until the green mountains of Oahu heave over the horizon to windward. These islands are truly remote, and the best way to get to them is by sea. Come with us and explore some of the Central Pacific’s gems before they’re gone.

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Fast, furious, fun sailing!
  • Keep an eye out for all types of life from manta rays to sharks to dolphins
  • Snorkel over some of the best reefs in the world
Kiritimati Atoll, Kiribati
Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Trip Duration
14 Days
Group Size
Private Departure
Expedition, Explorer, Mixed Activity, Sailing, Snorkelling, Water Sports
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller




2 July 2019


15 July 2019


This trip is an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and IYT MOY Unlimited qualifying voyage.

What's included

Contribution Includes:
– 19 nights accommodation on board
– All meals, snacks, and drinks on board
– Sailing Instruction
– Safety equipment and foul weather gear

Contribution does not include:
– Transportation to and from Ensenada and Hawaii
– Transportation to and from the boat
– Additional nights spent ashore
– Personal expenses while in port

Trip notes

Accommodation is provided aboard the sailing vessel for the duration of the expedition. Accommodation prior to and post the sailing trip start and end date is at the individuals expense.

All meals, drinks and snacks are provided aboard the sailing vessel for the duration of the expedition. All meals, drinks and snacks consumed ashore during the expedition, are at the individuals expense.

Anyone over the age of 16 with no previous sailing experience necessary, only a passion for adventure.

You will join the boat in in Kiritimati around 1700 on the first day.  You will depart the boat in Honolulu at 1500 on the last day.  Kiritimati is on the same time zone as Hawaii, but 1 day ahead, so you will be joining the vessel on June 2 Hawaii time, but June 3 local time.

  Fiji Airways has one flight a week to and from Kiritimati (CXI) – it lands on Kiritimati in the afternoon of June 2(Hawaii), June 3 (local).  We can help organize ground transportation to the vessel from the airport – all travel must be pre-arranged, as there are no scheduled buses or taxis on the island.  Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is about a 30 minute drive from Ko’Olina.

All crew members will require a passport and visas from their home country that will allow them to travel to/ from Kiribati and the USA. Please note that many nationalities which can enter the US by air on the ESTA visa waiver program need a B1/B2 visa to enter by sea.  If you are NOT from the USA, Canada, or Bermuda, you will likely need to get a B1/B2.  An ESTA is NOT acceptable for entry to Hawaii on board Sea Dragon.  Please ensure you have the appropriate paperwork completed before joining the vessel, or you will not be allowed to board.  

Tour operator

The operators of this floating marine conservation yacht are quite unique. They believe that the depth, complexity and sheer inertia of the threats to our oceans is significant but that practical solutions and the resources to implement them do still exist. The central challenge is our collective will to act, to care. They also believe that our ultimate success depends on a future generation of inspired conservationists.

True to their beliefs the team is passionate about involving everyday people in their mission. Their support of marine exploration, education and conservation work is specifically designed to create space for regular people to join the front line team.

Another World Adventures is proud to support these not-for-profit expeditions.

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