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Island Time Kayaking Tours

2 Paray, Port Vila, Efate 4650, Vanuatu
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Ranked #3 of 65 Activities in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Guided eco tours with experienced local guides start at Ifira point in the best 'sit in' sea kayaks...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Guided eco tours with experienced local guides start at Ifira point in the best 'sit in' sea kayaks in Vanuatu. Safety & snorkeling gear provided. Our guide will take you around the small island of Ifira continuing along the coastline for swimming & snorkeling on the beautiful reef before heading back to Ifira for light refreshments. It's a personal tour - try kava tasting or take a village tour. Small groups - big fun!

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We booked online prior to our cruise on the Rhapsody of the Seas and so meeting Kim at the port was easy. We then joined our guide, Bernard, to kayak to Iririki Island, which is an island in the port area. The snorkeling was very good and Bernard attracted a large school of small colourful fish with some bread which... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I did the full day Havannah Harbour kayaking tour with my new mate Bernard. I couldn't have asked for a better person to go kayaking with - he was approachable, informative, funny and showed me places that I never would have found myself if I went down the unguided kayak hire path. Havannah Harbour is beautiful and so much quieter... More 

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IslandTimeKayaking, Owner at Island Time Kayaking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Ronnie for the fantastic review - we showed Bernard and he is very happy! Its great to know we are 'up there' with the good ones! Thanks! Now that we will be doing tours in Santo, we hope to see you again over there and can show you even more pristine sights..the children still speak of you at... More 

Gold Coast
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I went out with Thomas and kayaked around the long way around a small island in the harbour as it was just us and a beautiful day for it. I really enjoyed chatting with Thomas and learning more about the Ni Vanuatu people and their customs. The kayak itself was great, nice and stable and the location amazing and I... More 

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IslandTimeKayaking, Owner at Island Time Kayaking Tours, responded to this review

Wow! You are our 100th reviewer! Thankyou so much Michael, glad you enjoyed the day - was no problem to bring your wife & 2 lovely girls to meet you for lunch. It was very interesting talking to you, and we hope to see you again when we kick off our 'new adventure".. Take care, and thankyou once again for... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
54 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I did the full day Havannah Harbour kayak tour. Owner Kim picked me up at my hotel and drove me to Havannah Harbour where I was given a kayak, life jacket, some instructions and details of what the day would entail and some options should it prove more than I could handle (I have never kayaked before, especially not sea... More 

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IslandTimeKayaking, Owner at Island Time Kayaking Tours, responded to this review

Hi Marjorie, thank you for your informative review - just a quick correction though - for your readers - the Island where the sand bank that joins the mainland was at Moso Island - not Tanna (Tanna is the most southern Island in the Vanuatu group and is 45minutes by plane...I just don't want people to think they can kayak... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Did the Harbour Tour and was met by Kim off the cruise ship and off to the kayaks and to meet our guide Thomas. Fantastic time in the "better" kayaks, snorkeling, exploring and lunch. Also went to the school they support as we had bought some "stuff" for the kids. Really worth while as we wanted to "give back" and... More 

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IslandTimeKayaking, Owner at Island Time Kayaking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much! I took some photos to the kindy of all our visitors, and the children remembered the knitted toys and the open/closing ball thing - they all laughed! so , thank you for giving them happy memories, and for coming on the kayak tour - i am glad you had a fun day - love to see... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

so much more than just a kayaking tour. My family and I had a great day on the water with Thomas, Kayaking up a tranquil river passing local women doing the washing at the edge of the water and children swimming and fishing.Thomas is a very good guide and he makes sure your safe all the way. Kim had a... More 

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IslandTimeKayaking, Owner at Island Time Kayaking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review - it was great meeting you! I am glad you enjoyed the tour - and the turtle.... We would love to see you when we begin 'our' new venture....? thank you again, it was a pleasure! Kim & Thomas More 

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I've worked in tourism for many years, and have never come across such a committed and personal approach to customer service - this is how a tour should be run, personal approach, friendly, educational, safe and caring. The owner Kim was great and so many little value added things we didn't experience, and the guide Thomas, was a true professional.... More 

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IslandTimeKayaking, Owner at Island Time Kayaking Tours, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you both - and WOW! What a fantastic review - from someone in your field of expertise...I am so glad you both enjoyed yourselves...and we finally had some nice weather for you..and yes, we do feel lucky to have a guide like Thomas. I hope you enjoyed your Vanuatu experience and will contemplate a... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Contact with Kim by email prior to departure from Australia was prompt and efficient. Kim met me on the wharf in Port Vila where my cruise ship docked, precisely where agreed, and drove me to meet kayaking guide Thomas, a friendly guy who made the trip a superb experience. My main wish was to go snorkeling, and after Thomas led... More 

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IslandTimeKayaking, Owner at Island Time Kayaking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Ken, it was great to meet you - and thank you so much for the review. I am so happy you enjoyed it so much - and yes - Thomas is a character - with his his fish feeding trick! lol Hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise Kim & Thomas More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Kayaking Erakor lagoon was great for the first day. Owner Kim also also gave us good conections for our time on Espiritu Santo. She visited us several times and share all usefull infos about Vanuatu. Thanks Kim.

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IslandTimeKayaking, Owner at Island Time Kayaking Tours, responded to this review

thank you for the review...it was a pleasure meeting you both and helping you with your stay in Vanuatu - I am glad you enjoyed the kayaking - and you trip to Tanna. Keep in touch Kim & Thomas More 

Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We set up a tour with Kim to kayak and snorkel from a lovely beach in Port Vila. Kim picked us up at the pier and drove us to the launch site nearby. Four of us in two double kayaks with our two guides, Bernard and Thomas, headed across the bay to snorkel at a small island with a coral... More 

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IslandTimeKayaking, Manager at Island Time Kayaking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Louise, I am glad you all had a good time. It was great to meet you all and to be able to show you a small part of our little piece of Paradise. Spread the word, and please come back... regards Kim & the boys Bernard & Thomas More 

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