The coastline of New Caledonia stretches for 2,254 km, and that makes for a lot of exploring:
- Islands’ hop and deep exploration
- Diving: The best diving locations lie in the waters off Hienghene, La Foa, Bourail, Koumac, Isle of Pines and Nouméa where you can spy hidden caves, submerged coral gardens and countless colourful marine life
- Swimming in a giant natural aquarium The Piscine Naturelle: this natural underwater rock pool wonderland teems with thousands of fish in a kaleidoscope of colours.
- Making scientific research around the lagoons with marine biologist Dr Bastien Preuss
- Discovering UNESCO-listed coral ecosystems
- Snorkelling at Grande Terre
- Catching 50 shades of turquoise by floating atop an Isle of Pines lagoon
- Climbing the lighthouses. From the top, you get amazing views of the bush and coral sand of the island. Trying to spot humpback whales: from mid July to mid Sept the mammals travel from Antarctica to New Caledonia to breed and give birth.
- Visiting famous Lifou vanilla plantations
- Learning about Kanak culture.
- Exploring French cuisine with Pacific flair: Thanks to the culinary influence of France, there are plenty of opportunities to secure a good french cuisine. If you want to be a bit more adventurous though then track down the traditional Melanesian Bougna, a combination of chicken and fish with bananas, yams, sweet potatoes and coconut milk all wrapped in banana leaves. It’s then steamed in an earth oven heated by piping hot stones
- Exploring the islands from above by special helicopter tour
125 000 USD for 1 week in July – August (7 nights / 8 days)+ 6% New Caledonia local tax + 30% deposit for expenses
100,000 USD for 1 week in September – October (7 nights / 8 days) + 6% New Caledonia local tax + 30% deposit for expenses
*We guarantee the best possible deal on this experience.
Flexible 1-week (7 nights / 8 days) experience within the following dates:
- From 28th of June 2019 – to end of October 2019
(Availability last up-date: 25.03.2019)
The Yacht: MASTEKA2
Length: 37.10m (121′ 9″)
Year Built (refit): 2009 (2017)
Volume: 254 Gross tons
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Fuel consumption: 160 Litres/Hr
Cabins configuration: 3 Double, 2 Twin
Beds configuration*: 2 Pullman, 1 King, 2 Queen, 4 Single
* Five Spacious guest cabins. Including one King, two queens and two twins. Each of the twin cabins features a large Pullman for additional guests.
Number of guests: 12
Refit/Maintenance Details (2015-2017):
New carpets, full vessel repaint; new state-of-the-art VSAT equipment, fast wifi with extended coverage and new satellite TV system; new watersports equipment; new swim platform; bridge deck upgrades, including a new projector setup for movie nights; SAT-C system (safety equipment); refurbished tender.
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6 crew members
Captain: Matt Stafford, Australian
Matt is a qualified Master Class 4 and MCA Master 3000 GT Yacht Captain who has spent the last 15 years either working in the European and Caribbean superyacht industry or sailing his own 40-foot sailing yacht around the world. Matt’s maritime career originated with the Royal Australian Navy. After 8 years of service, Matt left the Navy as a Lieutenant Navigation Specialist and moved to Europe to pursue a career in the superyacht industry. Matt left Europe in late 2011 and sailed his own yacht, a 40-foot steel ketch, around the world for three years from Scotland to Australia east to west via Cape Horn. Matt’s calm demeanour matched with his fun sense of humour puts everyone at ease and creates a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
Chef: Shayne Turbin, Australian
Shayne is a classically trained chef in French cuisine but also specialising in world cuisine. Working at numerous high profile restaurants and catering companies since the late 1980s and managing many kitchens around Sydney, he moved to Europe to expand his skills and his knowledge. Shayne was Head Chef of a number of restaurants in the UK and then moved to the French Alps, working as Head Chef of an exclusive chalet. Shayne has a broad knowledge in French, Italian, Spanish, Modern Australian, and Asian cuisine.
Chief Stewardess: Rebecca Edwards, Australian
Her affinity with the ocean attracted her to the world of yachting at the tender age of 21. Since then she has worked on several yachts of varying sizes, private and charter, which have taken her around the world. Whilst studying for an Advanced Diploma in Event Management, Rebecca realised that the hospitality industry, whilst working at a high-end restaurant in Manly, is what gave her true enjoyment. This combined with her love of the ocean and experience in the yachting industry makes Rebecca a natural fit for MASTEKA 2. Rebecca’s ready smile, sense of humour and attention to detail are a hit with crew and guests alike.
Second Stewardess: Ellesha, Australian
Chief Engineer: Ioane Tava, Fijian
Dive Instructor /Underwater Photographer/Marine Biologist: Bastien Preuss, French
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