Tour Description:

Hideaway Island Day Sail

Sail to Hideaway Island 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 to take you across Mele Bay. From Port vila you will be taken by the tropical breeze along to Hideaway, where you have the complementary use of their waterspouts equipment. You can snorkel the famous marine sanctuary surrounding the island. Or you can take out a kayak or stand up paddle board to explore by paddling. For a more relaxed option choose the sun loungers or take a dip in the pool. Lunch from Hideaway’s restaurant is included. Glass bottomed boat tours are available for an extra charge payable on the day.

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Hideaway Island Day Sail




Children (11 years and under):


Minimum 2 persons

Tour Times and Days of Operation:

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 at Nambawan Cafe on the seafront.

Days of Operation:

Various dates; please see the calendar in the booking page.

Vagabond will be sailing in Vanuatu waters until the beginning of January 2018 when she will off to spend the summer further afield. But she will be back again once the cooler weather returns.

Tour Inclusions and additional Information:


  • Transfers from hotels or escort from Nambawan cafe to the boat
  • Lunch at Hideaway Island Resort
  • Free use of water sports equipment at Hideaway Island resort – Snorkelling equipment, Kayaks, SUP, Sun loungers and pool.

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

Tour Location:

Meeting point for cruise ship passengers

For Cruise ship passengers the meeting point is on the seafront near to Nambawan Cafe. It is an easy taxi ride or an even easier water taxi hop across the bay from the cruise ship wharf. Simon and the team will meet you there and lead you down to where  you will board “Vagabond”. Hotel guests staying in hotels in the Port Vila area will be picked up from the hotel between 9 and 9.30 am.