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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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Amazing day out

From feeding the fish at Gideon's Landing to snorkeling with the crew, this was a fantastic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joe D
Fantastic day out on the water!

The Congoola snorkelling cruise was the highlight of our stay in Port Vila. Pick-up from our hotel... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
drcallycat
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  • Excellent68%
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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Rue Lini | Govant Building, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
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"tranquility island"
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"turtle sanctuary"
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"bbq lunch"
in 42 reviews
"secluded beach"
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"morning tea"
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"manta rays"
in 4 reviews
"dry dock"
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"fish"
in 38 reviews
"snorkelling sessions"
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"saw dolphins"
in 5 reviews
"departure point"
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"highly recommend this day trip"
in 3 reviews
"baby turtles"
in 9 reviews
"set sail"
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"buy drinks"
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"the reefs"
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"crystal clear water"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From feeding the fish at Gideon's Landing to snorkeling with the crew, this was a fantastic experience. The tour guide Sam was immensely knowledgeable, friendly and funny throughout and you get to visit the great folks at the turtle sanctuary. This was all topped off...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Congoola snorkelling cruise was the highlight of our stay in Port Vila. Pick-up from our hotel was on time and our hosts, Sam and Olive, were informative and funny. They provide morning and afternoon tea (bread in the morning, fruit in the afternoon) and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day thanks to Sam & the crew. It had everything including 2 snorkel trips which showed us amazing colourful fishes & coral & a visit to a turtle sanctuary. You can do this cruise whether you are a swimmer or not....More

Thank Sandy M
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Owen D, Front Office Manager at South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comment so glad to hear that you had a lovely day on the Coongoola Day Cruise, we valued your comment as it helps us with our operations. All the best for this year and hope to pass the word on!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely experience. The boat has seen a lot of service, but was a beauty. The turtle sanctuary was very interesting and well run. Some good snorkelling. Olive was a good hostess. Pleasant lunch on the beach. A well run and enjoyable day,...More

Thank Hilary M
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Owen D, Front Office Manager at South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comment so glad to hear that you had a lovely day on the Coongoola Day Cruise. We always make sure that one enjoys the tour when they go on it and we valued your comment as it helps us with our operations....More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We were picked up in Port Vila by Eric and Olive. Eric was a very good driver and we felt very safe. Olive was a wonderful hostess all day, a special thanks. I particularly enjoyed the beach, swimming and snorkeling and Olive was kind enough...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We just returned from an amazing 10 days (16th - 26th April) on the Pacific Explorer. The weather was fantastic and our group could not fault one thing on our whole trip. The Explorer is beautifully decorated and had lots of choices of areas you...More

Thank Tracey O
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Owen D, Manager at South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great reviews about the trip but this is sent to the wrong place. We are Coongoola Day Cruise. Have a great year..

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Olive was a lovely host on the day, and the visit to the turtle hatchery was eye opening. The cove where we had lunch was delightful and the snorkelling was excellent. The staff were all very helpful and it was a lovely way to spend...More

Thank Justin C
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Owen D, Front Office Manager at South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks for your comment so glad to hear that you had a lovely day on the Coongoola Day Cruise, we valued your comment as it helps us with our operations. All the best for this year and hope to pass the word on!

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We booked this tour over the others due to going on a Tall Ship. We were picked up by a bus and taken to the port where we would board. We were then told that the tall ship has been in dry dock for 2...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is a pretty amazing cruise - a classic vessel, good food, and excellent snorkelling opportunities. A definite must do for anyone interested in coral wildlife (and remember to bring your reef shoes!!)More

Thank Timea S
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Owen D, General Manager at South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

It's awesome to hear that you had an excellent day, we always make sure that our guests are always happy and enjoying themselves when they go on the cruise, we do value your comments. We wish you all the best this year 2018 and you...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

I stayed in Vanuatu for one week and this was the highlight of my trip! We were picked up by bus before being escorted to our departure point on the coongoola. We were given morning tea with a choice of tea or coffee with scones....More

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Owen D, Public Relations Manager at South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

That is awesome to hear that you had enjoyed your Day Trip on our Coongoola Boat. I must say that you are so lucky to have met up with the dolphins. We value your comments and hope you had a safe flight back and you...More

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luigiandrosemaryD
4 March 2017|
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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
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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
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Traemersa
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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!
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