Port Vila Tours
Full Day Pele Island Beach and Snorkeling Guided Tour
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Full Day Pele Island Beach and Snorkeling Guided Tour

By Evergreen Vanuatu
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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: Chinese, English, French
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  • Return Coach and Boat Transfers
  • Snorkelling Gear and Sea Kayaks
  • Gourmet BBQ Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Chilled Evergreen Water
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Pele Island
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • 08.30am Daily from all hotels in Port Vila Drop off back to Hotel: 4:30pm to 5:00pm
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85272P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85272P1

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        Itinerary
        • 1
          This is a whole day tour beginning at 8.30am. This tour will give you the opportunity to visit one of our most beautiful islands, the renowned Pele Island which won the Best Tour Award in 2005 and one of our tours submitted for Entry in the 2015 -16 Tourism Awards which Evergreen won as best soft & recreational tour. This is a chance to learn about the historical and local life of the island people along with their way of daily living. At the pick up point, you are greeted by our friendly tour guide with Evergreen chilled water and a brief introduction to the tour. The drive to the northern part of the island takes about twenty minutes to almost half an hour. At Emua Wharf, you are escorted to your dinghy which is our latest addition along with life jackets and flares for safety requirements. The boat trip to the island takes about ten minutes on fine weather. At the island you are welcomed by swaying palms, white sandy beach and crystal clear, turquoise waters and serenity sounds of local string band in the background and the biggest smiles you’ll ever see. Upon stepping ashore, the tour guide gives a brief on your schedule for the day and available facilities on the island. Once you are settled on the beach side and have found your relaxing spot, it's time to do some snorkelling at a beautiful reef site located hundred meters offshore. The area from this village on Pele Island to Nguna Island (next door) has officially been a Marine Protected Area since year 2003. Fishing is prohibited in these areas therefore marine life is abundant. Onshore, a sumptuous barbecue lunch awaits you, prepared by our very own local chef Wawa (Uncle) George. Cold drinks are provided and Tusker beer also available at cash bar. After siesta you are guided to the nearby village. Pele Island people are born of the sea. In this immense aquatic environment we not only make a living from its abundant waters but also consider its shoreline our marine playground. We are pleased to share its unique pleasures with you. The turquoise beauty of our lagoons beckon you to snorkel virtually anywhere inside the reef on the island. A prolific abundance of tropical marine life, colorful fish and interesting corals can be viewed. See how the island people live and learn about their relaxed lifestyle. You will also have a chance to visit the local primary school and be entertained by their cheerful singing. Here, you can hand out your stationery goods to the children should you wish to. School facilities are very basic and paper and pencils are sometimes very scarce. After the village visit, you can head back to the beach. Take a snorkel, or a swim at your own leisure or go for a paddle on our kayaks. Relax and enjoy the afternoon lazing on the beach. Afternoon tea of warm beverages and biscuits are then served before it's time to say goodbye to the people and the island. The villagers and children would stand by the shoreline and bide the day guests’ farewell with their warm and friendly smiles as another day ends for some in paradise. The day should finish at around 5.30 pm. A portion of this tour is contributed to the village. Precedents are donated to the development of the village. A tank has been donated by Evergreen to the village for the supply of clean drinking water.
        About the operator
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        • Evergreen Vanuatu
          271
          Port Vila, Vanuatu
          Joined in March 2010
        • Tracey T
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Evergreen Transfers very unreliable
          Beware Evergreen tours and transfers in Vanuatu. No contact and left us running very late to catch plane. Very unprofessional and unreliable
          Written June 14, 2024
        • warren_winkler
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          This Tour operator DID NOT SHOW UP. DO NOT BOOK.
          I would have rated this tour zero if I could. THE TOUR OPERATOR DID NOT TURN UP. We waited at the Port meeting point for over an hour, tried contacting the tour operator by phone only to get a voice mail message. Several other tour operators at the port plus the Vanuatu Tourist Centre also tried to assist and call with no effect. We were advised to attempt contact by visiting the operators business address in Port Vila but this was also closed. We are requesting a refund through trip advisor.
          Written February 28, 2024
        • DaleBbB
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lots to see but expensive, hot and humid
          In a 4 hour tour we saw the cultural centre, the waterfall and the turtle/iguana farm. $20 per person entry fee for each one on top of the $100 per person bus fare. There were 6 of us so somebody made a tidy profit.
          Written February 22, 2024
        • Paradise01617992259
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful Port Villa induction
          Our friendly tour guide picked us up directly from the hotel and was driving us to the main historical buildings and nice photos spots. We received our first induction of Port Villa and Vanuatu. The tour was ending at the famous markets where we could spend the afternoon. Thanks to the nice, funny tour guide!!!!
          Written January 19, 2024
        • C5739YXlisac
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Mele cascade and water fall
          DO NOT go to Mele waterfalls : 1. All my money was stolen while under waterfall - group of locals - 2. They charge you twice to get through : 2 meters apart, unable to justify why two very high fees just to enter!! Wasn’t a great experience
          Written January 12, 2024
        • courtdudge
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful waterfall, unreliable tour company
          This tour company is VERY unreliable. We were booked to go on this tour on 29 December and after an hour of waiting, we were told the tour was cancelled with no explanation. We changed the tour to the next day and it was cancelled again due to rain (which was outside of the control of the tour company). We changed the tour to 1 January, and we were never picked up from our hotel. We also couldn’t contact the company as it appears they were closed for the day. We eventually spoke to someone on 2 January and went on the tour, but the driver was 40 minutes late. The tour itself was then not as advertised. There was no visit to the cultural village prior to the waterfall tour. There was also no fresh fruit or cold drinks after the tour, and the pool bar was closed so we also couldn’t purchase any food or drinks. We had a local tour guide (different from our driver) who met us at the base of the waterfalls and he was very friendly. He walked us up to the waterfalls, carried our bag for us and provided commentary on the way. The waterfalls were beautiful and it was very quiet, and we had a great swim. We would recommend visiting the waterfalls but not with this company. It would be much more worthwhile to book a taxi or driver to take you to visit the waterfalls without bothering booking with Evergreen.
          Written January 1, 2024
        • 97anic
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Don't waste time or money go elsewhere
          I self drove. You have to pay two fees. O e at bottom and then another to Chinese owners. Slippery slimy and not good. The photos looked nothing like what I got to see. I was disappointed. I think better things to spend your money on.
          Written October 17, 2023
        • RodandCarmel
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Waste of money and time
          Waste of money. Driver turned up 20 minutes late only after a phone call from our resort. We drove around Port Vila and stopped at a lookout to take a photo of the view. The driver was not very informative, and we gained no information of where to eat or shop. Did not stop anywhere else. Expected to stop at markets for a few minutes - drove straight past. The tour is advertised as being 1 to 2 hours. Ours lasted 45 minutes. When we mentioned we wanted to be left in town after our tour all he was interested in was where did we want to be dropped off.... Tour date 9th September 2023
          Written September 11, 2023
        • G7916NQjudyb
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Uncontactable!
          Do not use this company for your transfer. We had a call to the office advising us that we were to be picked up at 12.20 pm. Sadly our flight had been cancelled the previous day and we were very tired and frustrated by the whole thing. We waited and waited, they DID NOT turn up. At 1pm we gave up and luckily another company felt sorry for us and took us to the airport. The office staff tried ringing them and no answer. I have emailed since returning home and no reply. A refund would be nice but I won’t hold my breath.
          Written September 3, 2023
        • J1980MUnatalieb
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unhappy with tour company
          Would not recommend this company. What was advertised on our itinerary about this tour is definitely what we got. No tour guide to meet and greet us at pick up therefore no information about what to expect. No nice warm greeting once we arrived at the waterfalls. There was no platter of fresh fruit nor drinks as had been advertised and definitely no bar to purchase drinks from. The waterfalls themselves are lovely to see however the whole place is very run down and definitely not what we should expect as tourists, especially for the price that's charged. We found out this company is Chinese owned and definitely need a lesson on how to provide some good customer service and also inject some money into improving this tourist attraction.
          Written August 8, 2023
        • 903julies
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Average
          I’m sure the waterfalls would have been spectacular, however getting there was treacherous. You are expected to walk/stumble across two creeks which are contain super slippery moss covered rocks. If there had been a handrail (even a rope one), it would have been fine. Apparently there was something prior to the cyclones, but nothing now. Our guide was very friendly but even they (there were two) stumbled. We opted not to cross so it was a waste of time. We aren’t young so this is best suited to much younger people.
          Written July 26, 2023
        • katrinacP5749DS
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Complete failure-theft of money/scam
          The company left me waiting for this trip and rescheduled 2 hrs later which meant I was unable to go due to other later afternoon bookings. They did not call me, they informed my hotel after I’d been waiting for about 30 mins for pick up. I called and said it’s not acceptable to change a time after pick up and the lady seemed uncertain what to do. Said she’d call back. I said it’s not for the company to change plans and decide how I can spend my day without contacting me. They did not call back. I tried calling, no answer. Seemed deliberate. Clearly awaiting full refund, it’s almost 48 hrs, no apology, no offer of refund of $43 USD. I will be following this and taking action as this is effectively theft/scamming to take money, not communicate with the customer. They did not show up and thus cancelled and owe me my money. Would not advise this Chinese company at all-this is mistreatment and theft and shameful behaviour of tourists.
          Written July 19, 2023
        • AndrewS4957
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Liars
          We booked a 10 o’clock pick up for this trip. No one came to collect us. I contacted them and they said driver came at 945am couldn’t find us and left! The security at our hotel said no one came at that time. In fact security said he came at 8 am which the driver confirmed when he eventually picked us up at 11.20 am! The company lied to us. It was our last day so it impacted in our plans that afternoon. The falls are great though but I suggest you go with a different travel company.
          Written June 27, 2023
        • W5231BZmaxr
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Do not use this company.
          Very unreliable transfer service. Arrived at airport for transfer to hotel. Following directions given. No show and no one at desk. Same happened on my return. Rang day before, advised to be ready at 4.15am. Sat in hotel lobby till 5.30am until hotel staff arranged transport back to airport for 7am flight. I would not recommend this company to anyone. My advice would be to find another company. I have e-mailed the company on my return home and as yet (7days) I have not received an answer.
          Written May 4, 2023
        • Nanji
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful location, terrible tour
          The tour started well. The driver "007" arrived on time at 2 pm, and was interesting to chat with and friendly. We got to Mele Cascades, where we were essentially abandoned. He dropped us at the entrance, and we were told to follow the path up to the waterfall. We were told we'd be picked up around 4.30-5pm (it was the latter). We did not get the lookout view or cold drinks and refreshments as advertised on the website. We basically spent $130 on an informative taxi ride. It's a beautiful place to visit, but sadly, the "tour" was very disappointing.
          Written April 23, 2023
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        Jonathan H
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Solo
        I booked a couple of day trips and airport transfers on Efate with Evergreen and I have to say what an outstanding service! Pick ups on time and friendly tour guide and driver.
        The day trip to Pele islands was the highlight. The drive takes you through villages while the guide comments on the day to day life there and tells us about the organisation of life in the villages. Then a short boat ride takes you to Pele. And that’s where the magic happens. The snorkeling off Pele was stunning. Sea life and corals are the most colourful and untouched. The afternoon is made of swimming, barbecue lunch and tea time and more snorkeling. A great day out of town.
        I also booked the half day to Mele Cascades Waterfall and the falls are just gorgeous, turquoise water and tropical forest.
        I definitely recommend Evergreen for your activities in Vanuatu.
        Written January 27, 2020
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        Dear D6156JLjonathanh, Thank you for your wonderful review, we are so pleased you enjoyed our Transfers, Pele Island Tour and Mele Cascades Tour. Amazing to hear the snorkelling was magic and the falls gorgeous, we have the most beautiful places to showcase here in Vanuatu! We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Rachel Swain
        Written January 28, 2020
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        JUDY M
        Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        I gave this a terrible rating because we never actually made it to Pele Island. We booked the trip through Evergreen, but unknown to us the company switched us over to another company and a totally different island tour. We waited for our pick up at our hotel, expecting it to be Evergreen, but they never came! Many people have since warned us about their unreliability so be warned. We tried calling them but no response to phone calls, we could only send an email to which an auto reply advised they would get back to us in 24 hours. Not much good when you are waiting for a pick up 😞
        Written September 5, 2022
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        simon e
        4 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2022
        I booked, paid and confirmed this tour with Evergreen then the day before they advised they don't run it at the moment and tried to switch me to another one. They then didn't answer the phone or reply to any emails. I heard that they have not gone to Pele Island for some time. I see another review stating this, Trip Advisor needs to remove this experience from their site
        Written October 21, 2022
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        Charlotte N
        1 contribution
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2022 • Couples
        I was waiting 2 hours in the sun for them to pick us up, they didn’t answer the phone for those 2 hours then finally we got through to someone. They told us that our booking had been cancelled and hung up the phone. Very poor organisation as I hadn’t gotten any cancellation confirmation. We still haven’t received a refund.
        Written December 9, 2022
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        Makntan
        Adelaide, Australia28 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        We enjoyed the day doing this tour. The travel was a little long as we seemed to have the slowest driver in Vanuatu. The boat trip was cool. The snorkeling was fabulous, literally thousands of fish all around us at the reef they took us to. I have been on the Great Barrier Reef multiple times and never did it come even remotely close to this. Lunch was about what you’d expect. All in all it was an enjoyable day and we would do it again. Hopefully the driver would’ve found second gear by then haha
        Written October 3, 2018
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        hamo
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • Family
        The snorkeling was amazing lots of colorful fish.Saw turtles swimming on boat trip to reef and dolphins.
        Ronald the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.The people in the village haven't got much so make sure to visit there stall and pick up a souvenir.Lunch was adequate .The village walk was interesting the people are so friendly especially the children
        Written July 15, 2019
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        jillybeannz2014
        Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our trip to Pele Island and snorkeling was a brilliant relaxing day. The snorkeling was amazing. I've never seen so many beautiful fish, I even got to feed some. Lunch was simple but delicious. Our guides were fun and friendly, showing us around one of their villages.

        Book before you go, it will be cheaper!
        Written November 15, 2018
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        Nicked93
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2019 • Couples
        Had such a wonderful day on Pele Island! Our tour guide Maurice was brilliant and had such great local knowledge to help make the day that much more special. The reefs were stunning and being able to have an insight into how they live there and to be able to bring some things to share with the kids was truly fantastic. Highly recommended for anyone travelling to Efaté.
        Written August 23, 2019
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        Brie P
        Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2019
        The Pele island snorkeling day tour was almost like a little holiday from your holiday. Although it is around an 8 hour tour, it is a very laid back, at your own time kind of tour. Pele island itself is gorgeous, the reef was beautiful and John, our tour guide was a pleasure! And a great photographer!!!
        Written July 2, 2019
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        Michelle G
        Perth, Australia4 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Family
        Do Not Use Evergreen Tours - totally unreliable and unreasonable.

        We had a booking on 2 Jan. Called to confirm at 8am for pickup from our hotel. They CONFIRMED. At 8:30 while my family were sitting with our snorkelling gear waiting to be picked up, they cancelled in favour of cruise ship passengers. Ridiculous as I had booked weeks in advance.

        We rebooked for a few days later - then 2 of my kids were sick. They are refusing to refund those bookings as we didn't give them 24 hours notice... we didn't get 24 hours notice when they changed our booking!

        Of the 3 people that went on the tour - there were so many problems:
        1. They took us to the wrong part of Pele island. No guide was with us so it meant we were left to fend for ourselves for 1 1/2 hours. We had no idea what was going on. This was quite distressing as we felt abandoned.
        2. We were not offered snorkelling off shore as others had been. This was mentioned as we were leaving. We were on the tour alone so they must not have seen the value in our business. We kicked around in the shallows only.
        3. There were no sea kayaks to use as per the tour outline. My son was looking forward to this activity
        4. Afternoon tea not provided - we left Pele island before 2pm.
        5. Tour ended earlier than advertised. we were back at our hotel more than 2 hours before it was schedule to finish

        Not sure which part of this was a "guided tour", all we had a was a driver who dropped us at the wharf

        To be clear - Pele Island is amazing and worth a visit. Just not with Evergreen Tours. If I could give them less that 1 star, I would.
        Written January 27, 2024
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