- Vessel clearance inwards and outwards
We can arrange to clear your yacht at any of Tonga’s Ports of entry 6 days a week and after hours. Sunday is closed and nothing open. Most of the paper work is completed prior to arrival to expedite this process. Yacht Help Tonga can also arrange clearances at some marinas and anchorages not listed as ports of entry.
Yachts are required to clear in/out with customs at ports of entry whilst on domestic voyages in Tonga. Yacht Help Tonga can do most of the paper work and organise these clearances, making them a simple and quick process.
It is compulsory to obtain a letter of authorisation to enter Tonga on a one way ticket; you will not be allowed to board a flight to Tonga without an official letter. We provide this letter. Details of crew/guest are required and 2 working days.
Extensions are available up to 6 months. Stays up to 1 year are possible but not automatically granted. Contact our staff for full details.
French Polynesia, NZ and Australia
We carry the forms, provide up to date advice and follow up on all visa applications providing you with progress reports and a time frame..
Importing a boat into Tonga can be an expensive and time consuming procedure. Yacht Help Tonga can advise you on the best method to import your vessel and what customs concessions you will be eligible for. We will expedite the importation process saving you time, money and Hassle.
Yacht Help Tonga is able to provision your yacht anywhere in Tonga whether you are located at a remote outer island or in the marina. Using our selection of both international and local suppliers of top quality produce we are able to order, assemble, check for freshness and package provisions so they reach your yacht in the freshest possible condition.
Yacht Help Tonga organises the necessary paperwork and delivery. We have negotiated discounts with all the oil companies and can supply at very competitive rates. Contact us for a quote.
We are official Tongan chart agents and carry stock of Tongan and Admiralty charts for Tongan waters as well as a range of cruising and dive guides for the region.
Our extensive local knowledge allows us to inform you of what parts and products are available locally and of what quality. Yacht Help can locate a part quickly and have it delivered to anywhere in Tonga, while allowing you to take advantage of our local discounts.
We have years of experience coupled with our large network of overseas suppliers enabling us to source and quote on every spare part or product you may require. Yacht Help Tonga has regular shipments of imports coming form New Zealand and is able to consolidate cargos thus cutting freight costs to our customers.
Weather you require quality crew uniforms, t-shirts for special occasions or gifts, take advantage of Tonga’s competitively priced garment industry. Our suppliers can providedesign and artwork or copy your existing design. Designs can be printed or embroidered.
- Organise imports, logistics and customs clearance
Yacht Help Tonga can offer freight forwarding to or from any location. We can pick the best most economical routes for your shipment by sea, air or courier. Yacht Help Tongas staff will track your shipment from source to destination giving you up to date arrival times. We offer an express customs service for Yacht parts in transit. Customs are provided with all the necessary details prior to the shipments arrival, our staff will liaise with customs, collect the shipment and arrange delivery to anywhere in Tonga.
- Courier service and mailing address
Discounted courier rates are available from Yacht Help Tonga. We also offer tracking and a convenient mailing/shipping address.
Transportation & Travel
- Organisation of all types of transport for transfers and tours
Yacht Help Tonga can organise your choice of transportation including:-Rental car, Taxi, Limousine, Van, Bus, Speed boat, Sport fishing boat, Kayaks, Single/twin engine planes,.
- Hotel booking at competitive rates
Yacht Help Tonga provides advise and hotel bookings at any hotel in Tonga. We also have selected recommended hotels for both guests and crew that are unique in locations and exceptional for service or value.
- Meet and greet service for guests or crew
We offer a tailored meet and greet service to suit either the VIP or crew member. Our staff will monitor flight arrival times, arrange your choice of transportation, provide presentable personnel to meet the person inside the airport and escort them to the yacht or the check in desk at a hotel.
- International and domestic plane tickets at competitive rates
Contact us for your flight arrangements. We provide very competitive prices and special yacht crew fares world wide. NOTE:-It is compulsory to obtain a letter of authorisation from Tonga immigration to enter Tonga on a one way ticket; you may not be allowed to board a flight to Tonga without an official letter. We can provide this letter within 2 working days
- International, domestic aircraft charter
We use only the best and most professional operators in Tonga. A range of Twin engine–Twin pilot aircraft are available to service all the main islands and some of the outer islands. Yacht Help Tonga has arranged executive jets for routes out of Fiji. Please contact our staff for details and quotes.
Private Aircraft Clearance
File your details and flight plan with us to pre-arrange your aircraft clearance and inform the aviation authorities. Yacht Help Tonga staff can organise an executive customs and immigration clearance for aircraft and guests.
If wish to fly your plane domestically with in Tonga, Yacht Help Tonga can get you the permissions required.
Yacht Help Tonga has a wealth of local knowledge and advice.
- Dive guides and pilotage service
We employ highly knowledgeable dive guides familiar with all of Tonga’s best dive sites and the local marine environment. Local pilots are available to assist captains in Tongan waters. All of our guides have superyacht experience. Advanced booking is essential.
- Dive Technical and instructional services
Technical services for compressors and dive equipment including repair and maintenance done by qualified professional personnel is available.
Fully qualified dive instructors able to teach at all levels with superyacht experience.
Experienced day workers, temporary crew both local and European and experienced delivery crew are all available through Yacht Help Tonga.
- International professional crew placement
Yacht Help Tonga is linked to international crew agents around the world and also has a selection of CV’s for professional crew available in Tonga.
- Internet, laptop plug in and general services
Internet use and laptop plug in to broardband. phone, fax, copying, mobile phone, Sim card rental and secretarial services are all available at Yacht Help Tonga’s Nuku’alofa’s office.
- Laundry and dry cleaning service
Pick up and drop off at the yacht. Our laundry and dry cleaning service can carry out detailed instructions on individual garments as well as bulk laundry.
We offer banking services in both Tongan dollars and USD. Interest free credit is also available to an agreed limit.