Subject to bookings, the Turtle Reef air conditioned coach departs Port Vila everyday on a half island tour to Havannah Harbour in North Efate.
If you are staying in Port Vila, this is the tour for you!
We leave from the Anchor Inn in the centre of Port Vila at 8:45 am. We ask everyone to meet at the Anchor Inn, to make sure we are on time for our boat’s departure. Relax as we head out of town on a journey that will take us past several local villages and various sightseeing highlights. We are bound for Havannah Harbour in North Efate, to board Vanuatu’s largest Glass Bottom Boat for a true Adventure Cruise.
Turtle Reef takes you to a place where time stands still and villagers from surrounding islands still paddle their outrigger canoes. We cruise through the pristine water of Havannah Harbour to our own protected coral reef, home to a wide variety of living corals and many colourful, tropical fish.This is simply some of the best snorkeling you will do in Vanuatu. Jump in to the crystal clear water and try our new ‘EasyBreathe’ snorkeling mask.
If you don’t feel like swimming that’s okay – look through the windows of our spacious Glass Bottom Boat as we slowly cruise over our remarkable coral garden. Keep an eye out for Sea Turtles. Havannah Harbour is Efate’s primary natural habitat for the endangered Hawksbill Turtle. It is also home to local Dugongs and Dolphins.
After snorkeling, come back on board for more scenic cruising to an untouched, coconut fringed beach – a perfect place for little children to swim. Watch our crew climb a coconut tree and taste fresh coconut or wander over and talk to local Mama’s, from surrounding islands, who come to this beach every day to wash their clothes in the natural spring water.
After more cool cruising, around 12.45pm, we arrive at Havannah Harbour’s famous Wahoo Bar and Restaurant – just in time for lunch. The ‘Wahoo’ earns consistently high reviews on Trip Advisor and you will have approximately one hour to soak up this idyllic waterfront location.
Loved by Vanuatu locals, this restaurant prides itself on fresh local seafood and organic Vanuatu beef. Choose a Malekula Mud Crab or a whole fresh Poulet Fish. Try the organic Vanuatu Rib Eye, locally caught lobsters or a sumptuous Curry featuring locally grown Teouma Prawns. Not really hungry? Fresh Tuna Sashimi, 1/2 rack of Pork Ribs and Sesame Seed Prawns are just some of their popular Entrees. Or maybe just snack on a 500 Vatu bowl of hot chips.
Lunch is NOT included in the tour price so it’s up to you – choose a snack or a main meal or perhaps just go for another swim.
Around 1:45 pm it is time to re-board the Turtle Reef bus and to say goodbye to unforgettable Havannah Harbour. We return to Port Vila around 2.45pm – 3.00pm and you can relax – we take everyone back to their resort. You will have an abundance of photos and a lifetime of memories. Bring a towel and some reef shoes if you have them. Fins, snorkels and different styles of snorkeling masks are all provided.