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“WOW WHAT AMAZING DAY.”

Lelepa Island Day Tour
Ranked #7 of 68 Tours in Port Vila
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Owner description: We operate a day trip to Lelepa Island. We pick up our guest from their resort in Port Vila and we drive 30 minutes to Havana Harbor, then board our boats ride for 15 minutes to Lelepa Island. We provide snorkeling on our marine conservation, visit World war 2 relics, visit historical cave, relax on our beautiful beach, meet our local people and see how we live on the islands, and enjoy a delicious beach BBQ lunch. We pick you up from your resort from 8:00am and we return at 4:30 - 5:00pm. We operate everyday except Saturday.Cruise ship passengers are welcomed too. We arrange special timing for you if your ship is leaving at 5:00pm.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“WOW WHAT AMAZING DAY.”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

What a day....

We started our tour and Albert was very welcoming warm and friendly he kept us amused on the way to the boat giving us local information and telling us jokes.

Once we got to the boat we were greeted by Fiona and Wooly. Fiona took us for a short walk to show us where they held tribal council which was cool to see although it was a bit over grown which was a shame.

Then we headed over to lelepa for our first stop. A short walk through the bush stopping along the way with Fiona explain how nature helps them survive on the island we found this not only very interesting but also very informative. Then we reached our first snorkel and lunch stop. Snorkeling was good found a little stop were there were about 20 clown fish swimming in and around the coral.

Lunch was a BBQ of chicken and a beef curry and rice the curry was very tasty. After lunch we went on another short walk through the bush to the site where an American WW2 fighter plain had crashed landed where Fiona once again amazed us with her knowledge. It was really good to see such an important part of history.

Next stop was a cave which held a great significance to her village. The cave was about 90 meters long. Not only was it shelter in a cyclone but was also a nursing home of sorts for her ancestors.

Then the next stop was (OMG) the most amazing snorkeling it was off the side of the boat so it was so clean deep so many fish and very pretty coral. I could of spent all day here it was just so amazing.

Then Fiona took us back to her village where we had afternoon tea. They also had a little market set up here. Which was good to give something back to the village. Then a short walk through the village explain different things along the way.back to the boat to the main land .

In short this was an amazing tour was quite humbling. Fiona and her village is fairly primitive compared to our way of life but they are so happy and friendly people. The amount of information that she shared with us was so wonderful.

Thank you for an amazing day.

Visited March 2013
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australia
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“great experience”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

albert solomon makes the tour what it is. great! everything was well done. very enjoyable day.
has a very local feel. not run like a large tour company. it was a small group tour & felt like it.
i'm not into tours but would really recommend this and would do it again when visiting vanuatu. made our stay in vanuatu memorable.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Good tour”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

If you are not into tours, you should not participate...
Otherwise, the tour is nice. It was still a nice day. You start with an introduction to medicinal plants used by locals. Then you go snorkelling on a beautiful beach and later from a boat. You also visit a cave and the village.
Snorkelling is not the best of Port Vila. For snorkelling we recommend Hideaway Island.
Food is provided at lunch and it is excellent!
Ideal for family.
However, do not stay overnight. Accommodation is really basic and there is not much to do after the tour.

Visited December 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Incredible Native Experience”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

If you want to see Vanuatu at its core, then you should do this. Great guides, best snorkelling, and wonderful meeting the local village. This was so fun and a memory we wont forget from Vanuatu.

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
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“Survivor Vanuatu”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Quite a good day tour. It is organised by one of the villagers, and the money you pay goes directly to the village and some overseas company. The snorkelling is FANTASTIC!!!!! Absolutely Amazing!!!! The sand and water where you stop and have lunch is absolutely unbelievable. I have never seen such white sand as I did on this beach. If you are a fan of survivor then you will relate to alot of the information given by the guide as survivor vanuatu was filmed on this island. Never watched the program, so really didn't care about the info provided. The last stop of the day is at the village. Please bring some money along so as you can buy some of the souveniers made by the village people, remember the money goes back to the people in the village. Also, if you can bring some lollies for the children, they would appreciate it. If you have the resources, school supplies, such as pencils, rubbers, sharpeners etc, clothes and shoes would not go astray.

Visited January 2013
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