Call us  Peter Whitelaw

PO Box 611 Port Vila, Vanuatu

About Us

Sailaway Cruises was started by Australian skipper Peter Whitelaw in 1980 as a sail dive boat charter business exploring the islands of Vanuatu. Since then, Peter has sailed literally thousands of people to some of the most remote and beautiful places in Vanuatu, many only accessible only by boat.

Peter soon discovered that the best place to take people for a day’s sailing and snorkelling was in the calm sheltered waters of North Efate, just a 40 minute drive from Port Vila. Protected from the South Easterly Trade Winds, Havannah Harbour was the home base for US Navy warships during WWII. Being the ‘dry’ side of the island meant days of glorious sunshine and unparallelled underwater visibility, while back in Port Vila it was often raining.

These attributes, along with its relative remoteness, also made this area the best location for the television series, Survivor Vanuatu to be filmed.

Today, Peter continues to operate full day sailing, snorkelling, and SCUBA diving trips aboard his sailing trimaran, “Golden Wing” in North Efate, while periodically running extended charters for dive groups, film crews, explorers and adventurers to the remote and largely untouched islands of Vanuatu.

Come and join Peter for what is simply the best sailing, snorkelling, and diving trips available from Port Vila.

WWII Corsair Fighter Kakula

Peter Whitelaw sitting in the cockpit of a WWII Corsair fighter plane off Kakula Island