Yacht "Jocara" Sailing and Whale Watching Charters in Vava'u,
Kingdom of Tonga



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Sailing yacht "Jocara"

Rates per person per night in USD

2 p
3 p
4 p


All prices inclulde 15% Consumption Tax  

“Jocara” is a beautiful and seaworthy centre-cockpit cutter-rigged sloop. 52' on deck, Jocara is a solidly-built fibreglass yacht designed and constructed in New Zealand to Herreschoff hull lines in 1974. Jocara has sailed extensively in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, and has seen her crew safely through hurricanes and tsunamis in over 30,000 miles of ocean cruising.

Extensively refitted with completely new interior furnishings, mast, running and standing rigging, new sails and state-of-the-art navigation electronics in 2007, Jocara offers classic clean lines and elegance combined with stable comfort, modern technology and performance.


Melinda Sea Adventures charters are renowned for our excellent meals. We serve a fusion of Tongan, Western and Asian cuisine with emphasis on healthy fresh fruits, vegetables and salads. We do not have a set menu, we discuss our guests preferences and tailor our cuisine to their tastes.

Every morning coffee, tea, juice and a fresh fruit platter will be set out.
A cooked breakfast will be served when everyone is ready. This might be scrambled eggs, omelets, or pancakes. Or breakfast can be more Asian style or European as guests prefer.

We often have lunch on-the-go while we are sailing, or we may stop at an island for lunch. Homemade soups, green salads, potato salads and sandwiches such as crab with dill and arugula are served.

Hors D'Oeurves
Fresh salsa with chips
Garlic and dill dip with crackers
Bruschetta with basil and tomato

Fresh caught snapper fillets with green beans and breadfruit in coconut milk
Spicy steak or chicken fajitas with salsa, guacomole and pumpkin soup
Curried potatoes with Mahi mahi steaks and salad



After a swim, you may conveniently shower at the stern. There is a cold water shower in the forward bathroom. Solar panels and a diesel generator ensure there is plenty of electrical power. An extensive library of guide books provides guests with ample opportunity to learn about the natural wonders around them.

The spacious and comfortable centre cockpit allows dining outside in the fresh air with clear views of the setting sun, yet protected from the occasional shower by the hard-top and roll-up side transparent panels. The custom-designed teak-seat on the pulpit allows guests to sit comfortably out at the tip of the two-metre solid teak bowsprit, whether just to watch the yacht slice through the water or to photograph dolphins playing in the bow wave.

For exploring coves and shallows, and to approach marine life with minimal disturbance, Jocara is equipped with a new 3.5m Aquapro Divemaster Rigid-hull Inflatable Boat certified for 6 persons and a powerful but quiet and ecologically-friendly 20 hp four-stroke outboard motor.

Whether your dream is to helm a classic yacht through pure turquoise seas, dive, swim or snorkel tropical reefs, whale-watch, explore the extraordinary nature and ecology of the Vava'u islands or just relax in the cockpit with a cold glass of wine and a book, Jocara can offer you the experience of a lifetime.


Melinda Sea Adventures