Mele Island Day Sail

Sail to Mele Bay on ‘South Sea Vagabond’ a 18 meter catamaran for a spectacular day on the water. Experienced New Zealand skipper Simon and his crew have been sailing the waters of Vanuatu for years and know the area well. Whichever way the wind is coming from they will make sure the sails are set for a good sail. You will board Vagabond at the Larva Lounge dock in town town Port Vila at 10 am and you will be taken by the tropical breeze along to Mele Bay.

Beach and Snorkel

Once in Mele Bay  you can enjoy the guided snorkel in the famous marine sanctuary surrounding Mele island. Watch the tropical fish darting in and out of the colourful coral. Alternatively relax on Mele beach take a swim off this lovely stretch of sand. Lunch at the Beach Bar tops off a spectacular morning and in the afternoon you will sail back to Port Vila to arrive back a the dock by 4pm.

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Mele Island Day Sail and Snorkel



Children (11 years and under):


Minimum 2 persons

Tour Duration:

Time on the boat is approximately 10 am to 4pm.

Pick up from Hotels in Port Vila at 9-9:30 and returns at approximately 4:30 (in plenty of time to re-board the cruise ship for ship passengers). Meeting point for cruise ship passengers is at the Lava Lounge dock in down town Port Vila.

Days of Operation:


Please note there are minimum numbers for this tour to go ahead. If, on the rare occasion, there are less than the minimum number of people booked you will be contacted to change the day or if that isn’t possible you will receive a full refund.


  • Transfers from hotels to the boat
  • Lunch at Mele Beach Bar’
  • Free use of snorkel gear. 
  • Guide snorkel

What to Bring:

  • Towel
  •  Sunscreen

What to Wear: 

  • Loose comfortable clothing
  •  Bathers, togs or whatever you would like to call your swimwear!
  • Hat and sunnies

Additional Information:

  • Vagabond is an 18m catamaran built to stringent New Zealand survey requirements.
  • Fully licensed in Vanuatu and to carry 50 passengers.
  • All safety gear including life jackets, on board

For Cruise ship passengers the meeting point is at the seafront park. It is an easy taxi ride or an even easier water taxi hop across the bay from the cruise ship wharf. You will be given you meeting instructions once you have booked the tour. Hotel guests staying in hotels in the Port Vila area will be picked up from the hotel between 9 and 9.30 am.