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The Reef Explorer

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The Reef Explorer is the only semi-submersible vessel of its kind in Vanuatu, providing an all-in-one unique experience of being in a submarine and glass bottom boat. Our crew will take you on a tour of Port Vila Harbour with views of the city from...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Jetty at Cafe du Village, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Careaway Tours is a NSW based family business that offers holidays for people with a disability. In November we travelled with a group of 9 clients and 3 carers to Port Vila, Efate Island, Vanuatu. At the last minute we decided we would like to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank artychoke101
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Didn’t leave dry land! Crew won’t accept booking receipt on phone, demanded hard paper copy, pretty hard to carry a printer around. Glad In the end as they were rude, unfriendly and really put us off from rebooking!! Most unfriendly nevans we have ever met....More

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Reef E, General Manager at The Reef Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We were very disappointed to receive your review. As a tourism business, it is our objective to give our guests a wonderful and memorable experience. Our Vanuatu staff pride themselves on their hospitality and their efforts to go out of their way to welcome guests,...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

Terrific family friendly activity. Excellent for little kids through to big kids! Loads of fish to see and also the opportunity to jump in the water and snorkle for a little bit. For those not wanting to snorkle there is fish feeding and viewing the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Julia E
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The Reef Explorer is a tour that is catered for people of all ages and experience levels. It is a very relaxing tour that you could do either from a break of all the intense tour activities like Parasailing & Sea Scooter or to bring...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Had a great time on this tour. Staff were informative, welcoming and friendly, You get a great view of the reef life from the glass bottom boat and then ample time to snorkle with the fish. Friendly fish come right up and eat from your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank helen r
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We took our 3 yr old who absolutely loved seeing the tropical fish up close. Price was 3500vt per adult (child is free), and all snorkel gear and life jackets provided. You are welcome to stay on the boat or you can jump in and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank veronica639
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We took our 4 year old son on the reef explorer for our first glimpse of the reef in Port Vila harbour. There was only 5 people on board which meant we could stay in the underwater glass viewing area for the whole time without...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

3 of us sisters had this wonderful trip around the harbour coral reefs; the glass windows in the bottom of the boat gave us a perfect view - especially when one of us swam and fed the fish with the guides on the boat. Fabulous...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jimannie19
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Booked this as a P&O Shore Tour. Our older children enjoyed the swimming, and the semi-sub was perfect for our four-year-old so she could get up close to the fish without getting wet. Tour guides didn't say much. Lots of little fish to see. Coral...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LeisaMP
Reviewed 20 May 2018

To the previous reveiwer, this is now a P&O shore tour. Picked up at the ship and transferred to the jetty. Short ride to where you can see the fish and coral in the semi sub. Just great. then you get to snorkel or swim...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kerry L
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Response from Donna A | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't very expensive. I can't actually recall the amount we paid but I was surprised it didn't cost more. There were only the two of us that afternoon so it was like a tailored cruise for us. We loved it.