Sailing and snorkelling tour on the New Zealand built Catamaran Vagabond

Sailing is back – with a day sail to Hideaway Island

The South Sea Vagabond is back! With a brand new sailing tour. This year Simon and his crew are sailing from Port Vila to Hideaway island. The crew will set the sails to cruise across the turquoise waters of Mele Bay. You might see a turtle pop its head out of the water on the way. When you get to Hideaway you will have the use of the water sports equipment on the island – chose between kayaks, snorkel gear stand up paddle boards or relax on the sun loungers or in the pool. enjoy a tasty lunch at the resort restaurant. At the end of the afternoon the breeze will bring you and Vagabond back to Port Vila. Find out more details about the Hideaway Island Day Sail and book here.

Vagabond is also available for charter – great for groups of family or friends, wedding parties or businesses.

Charter sailing boat

Maggie mastered the Segway in no time.

Port Vila’s newest tour – Vanuatu Jungle Segway

Segways have arrived in Port Vila! These self balancing scooters are the latest fun activity on the tourism scene. The tour runs from a fantastic location up at the Summit Gardens, up the hill from Mele Cascades. As you scoot your way around the purpose built trails you will pass through native bush, sandalwood plantations and The Summit tropical gardens. You will have some amazing views from the top of the escarpment across Mele Bay to Hideaway Island and beyond to Port Vila. Come and try the newest adventure in Port Vila! Book it through redVanuatu

Segway tour passes bougainvillea near Port Vila

Passing the flowers in the Summit Gardens on Segways

 

Lookout from the Segway tour in Vanuatu

Looking over the Pacific Ocean from the Segway tour

Jet boat fun on Port Vila, Vanuatu

Thrilling Jet Boat rides now available on red Vanuatu

Brand new to red, Tropic Thunder jet boats rides are now bookable online via redVanuatu. The prefect tour for our warm weather, expect to get wet when spinning and sliding around Port Vila Harbour.  Fabulous fun with great group discounts available. Click for all the tour details here.

slides and spins on the jet boat in Port Vila

High speed jet boat ride on Port Vila Harbour

 

Kayaking in Port Vial

Brand new kayaking and stand-up paddle board tour

redVanuatu has a new tour on offer; a self-guided kayaking or SUP tour around Port Vila Harbour. There are 3 different circuits to choose from and you can paddle in your own kayak or SUP or team up in a double kayak. Fabulous way to see Port Vila from a different perspective. This tour is offered by Big Blue, Port Vila’s number one tour operator for waterspouts on TripAdvisor. More details

Kayaking tour in Port Vila

Kayaking in Port Vila Harbour

Bookings accepted after March 22

As a result of the destructive activity of cyclone Pam, bookings for tours will not recommence until at least March 22. There is a massive cleanup happening throughout Vanuatu; and especially in Port Vila.

As soon as we are advised by tour operators they are safe to begin taking bookings again; we will make another post here, updating the situation. You can also like our Facebook page to be advised too.

All Vanuatu airports remain closed — see the Air Vanuatu page on Facebook for updated information:
https://www.facebook.com/airvanuatu

 

Sailing and snorkelling tour on the New Zealand built Catamaran Vagabond

New Sailing Tours offered on red Vanuatu

Havannah Harbour is one of the most picturesque places in Vanuatu and what better way to explore the beautiful bays and warm tropical waters than by sailing boat? Simon and Corinne, brought their 18 meter Catamaran to Vanuatu from New Zealand and for the last few years have been offering sailing trips in Vanuatu waters. redVanautu has just added Havannah Harbour day sail and Snorkel tour to our site. It is a fabulous day out for the whole family. Relax and enjoy the scenery with just the sound of the waves on the bow and snorkel with the tropical fish in a secluded bay.

Sailing and snorkelling tour on the New Zealand built Catamaran Vagabond

Sailing and snorkelling from the catamaran Vagabond

 

sailing tour Port Vila

lunch on board

And if you want the boat all to yourself you can charter her for the day. A fabulous option for groups of all sizes from a couple families travelling together to large wedding parties, Simon and the crew can accommodate you all.

Dolphin seen on sailing day tour port vila

Dolphins seen on Day sail

Underwater tour

Underwater tour, with dry hair

As strange as it sounds to go on an underwater tour without ever getting your hair wet; with the help of latest technology this is what is offered by Oceanwalker Vanuatu.

Your tour underwater starts when you walk down the ramp into the water and then have your helmet lowered onto your shoulders. Air is supplied by a hose connected to the rear of the helmet, so that your view is never obstructed. With helmet resting on your shoulders you enter the world of colourful fish and coral for an underwater tour you will never forget.

Colourful fish and coral While walking along (instead of swimming) underwater you are assisted by 2 trained PADI divers. You can spend up to 20 minutes walking along the sea floor to a maximum depth of 4 meters. This patented helmet designed in Australia will never fog up; meaning you will be able to see everything underwater clearly.

Remember to bring your waterproof camera with you on this walking tour with a difference; underwater. You are bound to get some amazing photographs.

You will be picked up from your Port Vila resort approximately 15 minutes before the time you have booked to go on the tour. There is no change room onboard, so wear what you want to go underwater with and remember a towel. Reef shoes are also a good idea if you have them. They can be used on other tours while in Vanuatu.

If you have been on this underwater tour with Edge Vanuatu, we would love to hear your experience; leave a comment and share some of your best pictures with us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/redVanuatu/

Cruise Ship Visitors in Port Vila

Tours in Vanuatu suitable for P&O Cruise Ship visitors

We are often asked what tours are there for P & O Cruise Ship visitors when they stop in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

The real problem is trying to work out how many things to do in Port Vila can easily fit into the time allocated to visitors when on shore. The obvious choice for many is to see what local shopping is available.

Many of our tour operators will meet visiting P&O cruise ship guests at the terminal wharf; to make it easier and faster to start the tour or activity.

Helicopter Tour of Port VilaIf you want a birds eye view of your P&O ship and the beautiful Port Vila harbour try the Helicopter Joy Flight Tour . The flight lasts about 7 minutes and will give you a taste of Port Vila.

Prefer getting wet on a tour to help cool down; then you need to check out some of our water activities and tours.
You can choose from:

If you want to get your adrenalin pumping and have plenty of stories to share when you are back onboard your P & O cruise ship you have to try the Canopy Zipline. Make sure your camera or smartphone is well attached to you with a lanyard, so you can safely take pictures to share after the experience.

We have plenty of other tours and activities as well — these are all available by following this link to all tours of less than 3 hours duration. Means you could fit in 2 of these tours and still have time for shopping at the local markets.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to send an email to: tours@redvanuatu.com  or ask in the Comments Section below.

Plenty of Activity on Eco Tours Walking Trek

Family tours and activities in Vanuatu

The number of choices of tours and activities in Vanuatu; and especially in Port Vila the capital have grown a lot over the past 5 years. Families visiting Port Vila for the first time looking to experience something new are spoilt for choice.

children on walking tourThe type of activity or tour you choose will be determined by the age of family members. For younger families we suggest taking a look at some of our cultural tours. Your kids will love interacting with the always friendly local kids and their families. A great example would be the Ecotours Walking Tour; where children under 5 are Free.

Great activity on a wet dayFor the family with school age children, up to teenagers there is something for evriwan (Bislama: meaning everyone). For the adventurous types we suggest you look at the details of the Buggy, Beach, Pizza and Jet Ski tour. You start off around 8:30 in the morning near Mele riding in an automatic buggy for the thrill of a lifetime. This tour lasts for 3 1/2 hours finishing at the Mele Beach for a wood fired pizza for brunch. After the pizza goes down, go for a swim or jump onto a jet ski in Mele Bay or simply enjoy the view across to Hideaway Island.

rsz_1anemomefishFor the family interested in the water there are plenty of hidden treasures under the water in Vanuatu. The whole family could go for an afternoon snorkel safari from 1:00pm until after 3:00pm. There are plenty of fish and colourful coral to see up close. You get picked up from any of the city hotels and taken by boat into the calm waters of Mele Bay; away from the crowds. Fitted with a floatation vest, and assisted with a guide in the water with you at all times. Colourful reefs and fish everywhere.

rsz_-14If you really enjoyed the snorkeling experience in Mele Bay then the step is to try the Oceanwalker tour. A specially designed helmet with all round views is slipped onto your shoulders. All the family walk down a ramp into 3 – 4 meters of water to the specially designed habitat behind Iririki Island. Compressed air keeps the helmet fog clear for an amazing view of fish and coral. You are upright and walking along the bottom for up to 20 minutes, then just as easily walk back up the ramp to be taken back to your hotel. Don’t forget to bring an underwater camera to share the photographs you can’t get anywhere else.

Parasailing tour in vanuatuFor the family who likes some air, try Parasailing for an unforgettable view of Port Vila. This is for the family with older teenage children who may think Vanuatu is for oldies. They will be thrilled with this activity. A purpose built boat takes you out into Mele Bay and slowly winches you safely out to 60 meters above the water for a breathtaking view. Then you are brought back onto the boat without ever touching the water.

ready to zipIf your family prefers a birds eye view of rainforest then you will be thrilled by the zipline tours available. For a 2 hour activity this is hard to beat. Flying through the air high above Mele Village in the treetops. There are 6 ziplines and 2 suspension bridges. During the weeter months there is also a waterfall running through the course too. This is guaranteed to get the adrenalin pumping as you zip over ravines and way above the trees with an incredible view to Mele Bay. Remember to bring your camera, and have it well attached with a carry strap.

There are plenty more Things to Do in Vanuatu — check out all our other tours.

To help narrow down the search, click on a category right above the photos, and you will only be shown choices fitting that choice.

 

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watch this space as we are in the final countdown for the launch of RED Vanuatu – the newest and most comprehensive place to go and book and confirm all your tours while in Vanuatu…. 10 – 9  – 8  –  7  –  6  –  5  –  4  –  3  –  2  –  1  –      July 2014 ….