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South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise

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Rue Lini | Govant Building, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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All reviews tranquility island turtle sanctuary moso island bbq lunch secluded beach morning and afternoon tea eco resort dolphins swimming dry dock saw dolphins fish smaller boat highly recommend this day trip departure point havannah harbour set sail lunch provided
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great day out. Collected early from our resort in Port Vila, and collecting passengers from elsewhere, we were driven to a port and transported by dinghy to the old ketch 'Coongoola'. It's a lovely old wooden sailing boat built in 1950's Brisbane....More

Thank wtandy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really disappointing day , picked up on time , delivered to boat on time , on the white featured boat ( all good so far ) , only 13 on the boat ( which is great ) but then everything an anticlimax from then on...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2018

This was my second trip on the Coongoola and we just as good as the first. The crew were amazing and the snorkling is fantastic. We had 40 people on the boat with no issues of overcrouding, and were very lucky once again with the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank S664ZFmikeh
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Had a great day with Congoola Cruise pu at hotel and drove to Havanah Harbour. Boat took us to Tranquillity Island for turtle sanctuary. Really interesting. Had nice bbq lunch on secluded beach on Moso Is Snorkeling off beach and then offshore reef.. amazing time....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NKR59
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We just arrived back from a day with Coongoola snorkeling around the beautiful Tranquility Island. Lucky we were only a group of 9 as I can imagine the boat could get crowded if it was at capacity. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank katevm87
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Fantastic way to see some islands surrounding Vanuatu. Turtle sanctuary, scuba diving great food. Relaxing day at the beach. staff were all fantastic. Olive was a great tour guide and answered all our questions. Didn't even have to snorkel to see the fish they were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karina L
Owen D, Manager at South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

sounds like you enjoyed your day and particularly that you could see the fish without snorkeling and also that the dolphins came along.

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Do yourself a favour and take this wonderful day trip! Great staff, amazing snorkling, dolphins swimming with the boat, a baby turtle sanctury, white sand , blue water and a delicious bbq! Fantastic day!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tania J
Owen D, Manager at South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Good to hear that you had a fantastic day and appreciate your encouraging words.,

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our cruise aboard the very old boat (1949). We were 2 families with 2 kids each. Although we got off to a little late start, the rest of the day went smoothly. Great morning tea with tanna coffee and sweet bread. We headed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nicscan
Owen D, Manager at South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Pleased to hear you enjoyed your cruise with us and the tea, coffee and lunch with all the rest of the day. We are experiencing delays quit often now because of the road works in port Vila, hopefully the work will be finished soon.

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Spent our second to last day in Vanuatu on the Coongoola going to the turtle sanctuary and then out on reefs snorkelling. Great day. Boys on the boat were fantastic and our guide, Sam, was funny and very knowledgeable about the island group. Really worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maximus36
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This was a great day trip. Everyone was really friendly and the snorkeling was great. Nice BBQ lunch as well. Would recommend that you bring your own water on board.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LeithNZ
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4 March 2017|
Response from Owen D | Property representative |
There are Manta rays spread throughout Vanuatu but not common to see them all the time in one place. We have the occasional sighting on some of our dive sites and off our base at Tranquillity Dive we normally get Pygmy... More
26 February 2017|
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Response from Owen D | Property representative |
For Cruise ships we do a tour with one of our smaller boats and the tour is usually sold on the cruise ships as Tranquillity island tour where you visit the turtles, go snorkelling and have a beach BBQe and a short bush walk... More
17 March 2016|
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Response from Louisa W | Reviewed this property |
Um...not sure if you meant me....we booked once we were there...little travel agency in midtown Port Vila. We booked it when we knew the weather would be nice as we had quite a lot of rain during our stay. Enjoy!