That's a pretty broad request. There are about 10,000 islands in the South Pacific
and you can't go too far wrong with any of them.
Your 1st stop will be the Galapagos
(of course) then it's a long haul to any number of places.
Most take the "Milk Run" through the Marguesas, French Polynesia
, Cooks, Samoa
and on West. The selection is endless. You could take 4 months to do the trip or 20 years.
Do you have any preferrences as to areas that you want to see?
Do you have an approx time table?
I've spent a lot of years in the SoPac. I haven't seen it all and you won't live long enough to see it all.
As far as provissioning goes, stock up well in Panama
(at least 4-6 months worth). The next best provisioning
will be in French Polynesia
(expensive and French products) then American Samoa
(cheap and US products).
Always provision for twice what you think you will need (std rule
of thumb). If something goes wrong, there are no grocery stores at sea. Never figure on catching fish
in your provisioning plans. You probably will but might not. Buy lots
of freeze dried meals
(in the sealed foil packs) and canned food
, lots of rice (check it often for bugs), sugar, coffee, beans, pasta (check it for bugs often also), canned butter and boxed milk, powdered milk.
I would recommend getting a good pressure cooker and learning
how to can your own fish
. When you catch fish, you will waste a lot if you don't can it. I wouldn't recommend depending on your freezer
for the long run to the Galapagos
or from there to Marguesas.
It's also a good idea to learn how to grow your own sprouts and keep them going.
Fill with fuel
at every oportunity but never run your engine
unless you have enough fuel
the entire distance to a "Safe harbor" (another rule
of thumb). If you get dismasted 500 miles from the nearest port and you only have enough fuel to motor
400 miles, you won't be a happy camper.