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1.5-hour Glass Bottom Semi-Sub Port Vila Snorkel Tour provided by The Reef Explorer

1.5-hour Glass Bottom Semi-Sub Port Vila Snorkel Tour

1.5-hour Glass Bottom Semi-Sub Port Vila Snorkel Tour
4.5
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About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Reef Explorer will take you on a tour of Port Vila Harbour with views of the city from the water as we weave through the coral “bommies”. You can see beautiful coral outcrops and tropical fish from our viewing room in the keel of the boat. We moor off Iririki Island where you can snorkel and hand feed the fish.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 45251P1
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
Port Vila harbor sightseeing tour • Viewing of coral bommies and tropical fish from below the water • Snorkeling and feeding the fish • Local guides • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
Transportation to/from departure point • Food and drinks
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
Le Café du Village, Kumul Hwy, Port Vila, Vanuatu Departure Point: Jetty at the Cafe Du Village Directions: Tour departs from the jetty at the Cafe Du Village (next to Grand Hotel) in downtown Port Vila on the waterfront. Travelers should make their own way to the Cafe du Village and arrive at least 15 minutes before the pre-booked departure time.
Inclusions
Port Vila harbor sightseeing tour • Viewing of coral bommies and tropical fish from below the water • Snorkeling and feeding the fish • Local guides • GST (Goods and Services Tax) • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Use of Snorkelling equipment
Exclusions
Transportation to/from departure point • Food and drinks
Departure details
Le Café du Village, Kumul Hwy, Port Vila, Vanuatu Departure Point: Jetty at the Cafe Du Village Directions: Tour departs from the jetty at the Cafe Du Village (next to Grand Hotel) in downtown Port Vila on the waterfront. Travelers should make their own way to the Cafe du Village and arrive at least 15 minutes before the pre-booked departure time.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
A minimum of 2 persons per booking is required
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Children 5 years and under go FREE (1 child per 1 paying adult applies)
Dress code is casual with swimwear if snorkeling
Travelers may bring their own snorkeling gear, towel, sun block, hat and camera
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
Travelers should be moderately fit and able to swim if snorkeling
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Popular mentions

4.5
28 reviews
Excellent
21
Very good
3
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Ree
Auckland, New Zealand25 contributions
Awesome experience!
Mar 2020
While the water was a little murky due to the rain and it was a little harder to take pictures in the sub part of the boat, the snorkelling experience was amazing! Hand feeding the fish was such a highlight and the guides were friendly and helpful. Would definitely do this again! Thank you to the staff for an amazing time
Written 11 March 2020
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Rachelle Z
1 contribution
Lovely tour
Jan 2020
Very nice tour, lovely helpful staff. You get to see many fish up nice and close. Enjoyable outing. 😃
Written 6 February 2020
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ScottJ
48 contributions
Fantastic
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a wonderful time doing this tour. The 3 guys on the semi sub were friendly & helpful & they took some amazing photos of us snorkelling on our phones. We hand fed fish with bread supplied by them & there were literally thousands of fish around the reef we were anchored at. We even saw sea horses. Couldn’t rate this highly enough. Highly recommended for all.
Written 4 February 2020
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Alistair
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Sunburn waiting for a boat that didn’t show
Jan 2020 • Family
Called and booked on the phone for a 245pm departure with my wife and two kids.

Arrived promptly at 215pm.

3pm rolls around, my kids are bored to tears and there’s no sign of any boat anywhere.

The guys on the jetty are bewildered as to why we’re there and the girl on the phone assured me a boat will be there at 3pm...it’s now gone 3 and the guys are telling me there are no more tours today.

I didn’t pay anything so didn’t lose a deposit. Nonetheless I did waste 2-3 hours of my day and ended up with super grumpy fractions 5 & 7 year olds.

Complete lack of communication within their team ruined our day.
Written 22 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Reef E
Dear Sir, We are very sorry to receive your negative review and that you and your family were not able to experience the Reef Explorer reef and snorkeling tour. We have always prided ourselves in offering our guests an unforgettable experience during their stay in Vanuatu. We regret the unfortunate misunderstanding and miscommunication of the handling of your booking and will look into improving our services so that this incident does not happen again. Again please accept our sincere apologies. The Team from The Reef Explorer
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NatashaHardi
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
Best snorkelling tour in Vanuatu!
Had a great experience on the reef explorer. The snorkelling was great but the crew were even better!
The glass bottom boat was wonderful, and Wilson the captain expertly steered around coral to give a 360 degree view.
The crew were truly wonderful and catered to our every whim and concern. They answered all questions and made us feel very comfortable.
All snorkelling equipment was provided, as well as pool noodles and life jackets for less confident swimmers.
There was heaps of colourful fish and massive coral.
The value was excellent, especially for families with children. (See attached flyer)
Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Vanuatu!
Written 13 January 2020
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Andy K
Warrnambool, Australia1 contribution
Best snorkel tour!
Jan 2020 • Family
This is the best snorkel tour I have been to. The crew is very helpful and friendly. The tour is fun especially feeding the tropical fish. I would recommend it a must visit tour in Vanuatu. The whole family loved it!
Written 12 January 2020
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Mackenzie
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Choice! Thank you The Reef Explorer.
Great trip with these guys, both the crew were fun and made for an enjoyable few hours, the water is so clean and the snorkeling is a highlight!
Written 9 January 2020
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Jackie F
3 contributions
Sub reef snorkelling tour
Jan 2020 • Couples
An excellent activity for all the family, the staff welcomed us on board, were most helpful and encouraging the fish to come in close for you to feed, even if you don’t snorkel you can just swim. Ideal for any age group and fitness level. the viewing area is great to see life underwater up close.
Written 8 January 2020
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Katherine Asaad
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Absolutely amazing!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Really great tour, especially for the price! Soo much fun. We highly recommend! Lots of beautiful fish to see!
Written 8 January 2020
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Andrew R
8 contributions
Iririki Family Snorkeling
Oct 2019
Upon arrival in Port Vila from Tanna, as per the booking instructions I called to confirm via phone. My 10 year-old and 8 year-old sons and I met our guide Julius at the dock behind 'Le Cafe Du Village' and confirmed our booking number.

We were the only 3 people on the boat, which was brilliant!

The day was a little overcast and rain was sprinkling lightly on the surface of the water and we sat in the hull and looking through the glass walls into the channel. As we headed out past Iririki Island the sun came out from behind the clouds and we circled large coral Bomboras, populated by thousands of colourful tropical fish, including, to my kids' delight, a Lionfish skirting the sand, mere centimetres from us.

We moored past the Island and snorkeled, hand feeding the fish and exploring the hard and soft -coral reef for quite a time, until we chose to return. The excursion was educational and exhilarating and I would highly recommend it to any family.
Written 16 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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David W
David W
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A wonderful adventure
A group of us including 3 young children and three older children took this trip so that the younger children and t
artychoke101
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Relaxing on the bay
Careaway Tours is a NSW based family business that offers holidays for people with a disability. In November we tra
Julia E
Julia E
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nemo searching!
Terrific family friendly activity. Excellent for little kids through to big kids! Loads of fish to see and also the
helen r
helen r
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Well worth it
Had a great time on this tour. Staff were informative, welcoming and friendly, You get a great view of the reef l
veronica639
veronica639
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A fun activity
We took our 3 yr old who absolutely loved seeing the tropical fish up close. Price was 3500vt per adult (child is f
Jimannie19
Jimannie19
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wonderful trip around the coral reefs
3 of us sisters had this wonderful trip around the harbour coral reefs; the glass windows in the bottom of the boat
Shane D
Shane D
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Lovely Experience
The trip itself was great, the islands make for lovely scenery. The reef is beautiful, with many colourful fish and
missmelissa82
missmelissa82
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Great time
We had a great time on the reef explorer and the snorkeling was a hit too. The marine life was fabulous.
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Sea scooter snorkelling
We tried the new Sea Scooter snorkel experience with three young children and it was great! The kids instantly figu
13FEJA
13FEJA
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Snorkeling
We enjoyed our view & snorkeling but unfortunately after our trip money was missing from a wallet. Just a warning t
Joan T
Joan T
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Great for all ages
We booked the Reef explorer for the family to experience seeing fish and coral first hand. It was great for everyo
france_the_dance
france_the_dance
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A Wonderful Introduction to Vanuatu Sea Life
The Reef Explorer was the first touristy thing our family did on our holiday and we were all delighted by the exper
Chantelle P
Chantelle P
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Kids loved it! Was perfect for those too young to snorkel
This has the best of both worlds. If your kids want to have a go at snorkeling then it's great because they can, bu
Alyssa M
Alyssa M
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Snorkelling, feeding fish.
We had a awesome day out on the reef explorer, we went snorkelling and the guide had some bread for us to feed the
AdrienneCapie
AdrienneCapie
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Fantastic Trip
Great time on the Reef Explorer, great snorkelling of the boat and feeding the fish underwater was a great experien