PORT OF CALL - VANUATU YACHT SUPPORT
Port of Call - Vanuatu is a group of professionals who are passionate about Vanuatu and the marine industry. Our team is made up of experienced individuals who know how to get the job done and have the ability to 'iron out the crinkles' that sometimes occur in the islands.
We have extensive knowledge of the Vanuatu archipaelego and a great rapport with officials, relevant businesses and chiefs around Port Vila and the outer islands. This, coupled with our eye for detail will ensure that your Vanuatu experience will go far beyond your expectations.
Virginia Craig - Founder
15 years ago, I left New Zealand to sail the southwest pacific on a 34ft yacht. We explored Fiji, sailed extensively through Vanuatu, Solomon’s, PNG and then sailed down to Australia. It was from there my love of Vanuatu began. I now had saltwater in my veins and I decided to pursue a career in the yachting industry.
I started with a job at Westpark Marine Chandlery in Auckland. Then I assisted with the delivery of SY Dharma from NZ - Egypt. This job pushed me beyond my limits and expectations and from there my passion for the ocean and sailing grew. After this fabulous voyage I continued to work as delivery crew on various privately owned luxury yachts which saw me across the indian ocean many times and throughout the South Pacific and Europe.
During my 'down-time' between deliveries I settled into Vanuatu life and continued to explore all that this amazing archipelago had to offer. Partly to improve my bislama (Vanuatu pidgeon English) I signed up for a few maritime courses at the college in Espiritu Santo, including my stage one captains ticket.
I was fortunate enough to join up with Jess and Sam Bell at Kaleva Yachting Services, they worked extremely hard to get the Yachting industry in Vanuatu to where it is today. KYS attracted the majority of the visiting super-yachts and we worked for some fabulous boats, yacht owners and captains. As a team we prided ourselves in delivering the best service available in Vanuatu. Due to my extensive knowledge of Vanuatu's Archipelago and her people, I often travelled with the boats as a guide and loved designing personalised itineraries and experiences.
After a year in NZ, the call of my island home was too great and with the encouragement of Jess and Sam and a few other agents the formation of Port of Call - Vanuatu has begun.
I am extremely excited to be back in the industry and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful island home of Vanuatu.