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About Turtle Reef Vanuatu
This is Vanuatu's best half day tour. Everyday, the Turtle Reef air conditioned coach departs Port Vila at 8.45am We are bound for Havannah Harbour in North Efate, to board Vanuatu's largest Glass Bottom Boat for a true Adventure Cruise. ​ Turtle Reef takes you to a place where time stands still and local villagers still paddle their outrigger canoes. Snorkel over a protected coral reef, home to a wide variety of living corals, colourful tropical fish and sea turtles. This is some of the best snorkeling in Vanuatu. If you don't swim, see it all through our spacious windows to the sea before we visit a deserted tropical beach. Later, we'll cruise back to the Wahoo Bar & Restuarant where you will have one hour of free time to have lunch or to swim. (Lunch is your own expense). Our bus leaves at 1.30pm and returns to Port Vila at 2.30pm. You will have a lifetime of memories. Bring a towel. Fins and snorkeling masks are provided. BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.
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This tour allows you to "Get out of Port Vila" to spend time in one of the most beautiful, protected and safe harbours in Vanuatu. Sea turtles lay their eggs on surrounding beaches and the local islands of Lelepa and Moso are homes to traditional villages. Havannah Harbour's coral reefs are prisitine for snorkeling, and non-swimmers love the comfort of the boat and the windows to the sea. Our 1 hour stopover at the Wahoo Bar provides a peaceful place to enjoy a lazy lunch after cruising.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice day. Didn't see any turtles and I would have liked to have swum as I do not snorkel. My husband snorkelled and enjoyed it. The trip to the beach was interesting. The information about life for the People of Vanuatu was good. Bought...More

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank JillS596
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

No turtles at all. The most disappointing tour I’ve ever taken in my whole Vanuatu trip, snorkeling was supposed to be with turtles and a lot of colorful fish. But we didn’t see any turtles and 4 or 5 different kind of fishes. If you...More

Thank alejiro_1998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour, pick up was 835 from town and about 30 min bus trip to Havannah Harbour. Stunning coral reef, easy to snorkel from the boat. One of the best reefs we have seen in Vanuatu. Lunch is not included by there is time to...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank JaneT255060
Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Amazing and beautiful day out for all young and old learn about the history and the islands people history. Be engaged in conversation with a island chief who knows all there is to know

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Craig F
Chrissy B, Owner at Turtle Reef Vanuatu, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

You would be taking about Mahlon. Yes he is a Chief and a fantastic communicator. We are very proud of his contributions to our tour. Thank you for taking the time time to write. So pleased you loved the snorkelling!

Reviewed October 8, 2019

Only 45 min snorkel in one spot for the whole day. You can’t see through the boat while moving. Pick up was a 8.45 and returned at 2.30 from Port Vila - interesting to see the countryside. Saw no turtles except on side of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 396leannee
Chrissy B, Owner at Turtle Reef Vanuatu, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

I am saddedned to hear you did not enjoy the tour which in general involves at least 3 hours including 1 hour of cruising/ glass bottom boating, a minimum of 1 to 1.5 hours of snorkelling (often longer) and a lazy beach stopover before arriving...More

Reviewed September 2, 2019

Fantastic day! Warm welcome from the host Chrissy and the local guides were very informative and friendly. Crystal clear water made for some great snorkeling with plenty of different fish species. I had my own gear but if you didn’t plenty of masks and flippers...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RichardC2122
Chrissy B, Owner at Turtle Reef Vanuatu, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2019

Thanks so much for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your day in beautiful Havannah Harbour!

Reviewed August 27, 2019

Was a awesome day loved every minute Recommend 100% tour guides were great Lunch after was beautiful too

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Amills9
Chrissy B, Owner at Turtle Reef Vanuatu, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2019

Thank you so much! Our guides LOVE their job and they will really appreciate your feedback. We believe Havannah Harbour is one of the scenic gems and we love cruising this beautiful place every day!

Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Unfortunately we didn’t see even 1 turtle and was no much fish either. The staff were Friendly and nice however the main point was seeing the turtles. We were cruising over some reef however we should have gone deeper where we were told the turtles...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank victoriak798
Chrissy B, Owner at Turtle Reef Vanuatu, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2019

Thank you for your much appreciated feedback. We believe Havannah Harbour is one of Vanuatu's scenic gems. It is also the natural habitat for sea turtles and the surrounding islands are one of the largest breeding grounds for sea turtles in Vanutu. The turtles swim...More

Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

Loved it and well worth a visit. Tied in nicely with the lagoon and waterfalls made for an amazing day

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 391lucindaj
Chrissy B, Owner at Turtle Reef Vanuatu, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2019

Thank you for your much appreciated feedback. We believe Havannah Harbour is one of Vanuatu's scenic gems and we love cruising this beautiful place every day in Vanuatu's largest Glass Bottom Boat! The snorkeling is pretty awesome too!!!

Reviewed July 20, 2019

Nice to meet some locals and have a chat, lots of snorkelling gear for kids and adults, lovely location for swimming and snorkelling in the entrance of Havannah harbour near Mangaliliu and Lelepa. Would go again but not that cheap.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alan S
Chrissy B, Owner at Turtle Reef Vanuatu, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2019

Thank you for your much appreciated feedback. We believe Havannah Harbour is one of Vanuatu's scenic gems and we love cruising this beautiful place every day in Vanuatu's largest Glass Bottom Boat! The snorkeling is pretty awesome too!!!

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darronvaggcommish
December 3, 2018|
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Hi Darron, I'm sorry I don't know the name of the little island we stopped at but it was lovely and the locals came from other islands to bring their wares.
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Kezie
September 14, 2018|
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Response from chrisdV2469ZY | Reviewed this property |
You will still get wet 😀. The boat has a roof. I don’t see any issue with rain
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RitaE0609
October 1, 2017|
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Response from Chrissy B | Property representative |
This is Chrissy from Turtle Reef. We would be happy to pick you up from your cruise ship. We have other passengers booked that day from Norwegian Jewel and our bus will be going to the cruise ship wharf before it goes to... More
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