The Port Vila Port Authority governs the Port of Port Vila. The seaport offers a deep-water anchorage in the horseshoe-shaped Vila Bay on the southwestern shores of the island of Efate. As the country's major port, the Port of Port Vila's proximity to Australia has encouraged its development as a tourist center.
The Port of Port Vila is a popular stopping point for yachts and large recreational vehicles. The Port of Port Vila is a deep-water port, and visiting yachts would often have to anchor in 30-40 meters of water or tie to the seawall.
What's more, the bottom of the protected inner harbour has a black mud bottom that for some reason eats the galvanizing off of chain in record time. Not to mention the fragments of old wrecks that clutter the deep water and can snag an anchor. Today, the yachting harbor has an extensive network of well-engineered and –maintained morrings that can accommodate vessels to 40 tons.