Coongoola Day Cruise – South Pacific Cruises

Guests are picked up from their Hotel Foyer between 8.00 – 8.20am then taken on a 35/40 min scenic drive through the green jungle clad backdrops and onto the beautiful & sheltered Port Havannah Harbour.

You then cruise the tranquil waters of the Harbour, across to Tranquillity Island Resort to visit the Turtle Conservation Rookery afterwards, onto one of several beaches such as Jade Beach or the beautiful white sandy beaches such as “Hapi Tok” beach of the secluded coves of our “Sun & Moon Bay”  part of the wilderness area of Tranquillity Island Resort, a sister company that operates an Eco Tourism and SCUBA dive base on the island.

Enjoy a dip in the clear crystal water, Snorkel the reef, Savour the  Delicious Beach Barbecue, Feed the tame fish, or simply experience toes in the sand and relax in the shade or soak up the sun with a cool drink or two.

Later in the afternoon it is back onboard Coongoola for afternoon tea or coffee.  Winds permitting, the sails go up for a quiet sail, then you head back in to Havannah Harbour to maybe see some dolphin friends before heading back to the  mooring.  Then it is back to the other world again.

Please note that the timing for this day trip is NOT compatible as a day excursion for cruise ship passengers.

Coongoola Day Cruise – Sailing and Snorkelling



Children (5 to 12 yrs ):


Infants (under 5 yrs ):

Free of charge

Group bookings: 

10% discount for groups of 10 or more people

Tour Duration:                

Approx. 8.5 Hours

Days of Operation:   


Tour Times:   

Hotel Pickups from 8:00am, returns to Hotel around 5:00pm.

What to Bring:

  • Swimmers and towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Reef Shoes or footwear that can get wet
  • Change for the Bar


  • Transfers from Port Vila hotels
  • Morning and afternoon tea/coffee with French Buns
  • Barbecue Lunch
  • Tropical Fruit Platter
  • Free use of Snorkelling Gear

Coongoola operates on the Rain Shadow side of the Island which means more fine days.  Therefore, do not forget to bring your sunscreen even when it is drizzling rain in Vila.  It is generally fine over our way.

Please note that Coongoola will be having her routine maintenance on the slipway from the 25th June for approximately 2 weeks. During this time the tour will be using a different boat “Island Diver”. The itinerary will remain the same.

Tour commences and finishes at pick up and drop off at your Hotel or Accommodation. The Cruise takes place in Havannah Harbour approximately 35 minutes drive from downtown Port Vila.