Having sailed through the Caribbean before arriving in the South Pacific, my wife and I had become use to the excellent cruising guides available in the Caribbean. Obviously there is a much smaller market for the South Pacific and it becomes evident when searching for the right guides to this region. Thankfully, someone pulled together this book and made it available to us, for without it many boats would be lost on the dangerous reefs and anchorages that make up this challenging sailing region. Having read all the cruising guides to this region, THIS IS THE ONE BOOK YOU MUST BUY. It provides very little cultural information or traveler recommendations on restaurants (you'll have to buy Lonely Planet, etc), but it is the ULTIMATE guide to choosing a safe anchorage and how to approach. The charts themselves are a little basic and lack depth information, but they do highlight the preferred routes of entry, desirable anchorage locations and includes a text description for added detail. I was continually surprised by how many anchorages this book included and it safely took us through the South Pacific. If you plan to cruise the South Pacific in any boat, I would highly recommend that you purchase this book. No other book comes close to being as helpful.