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Make your way to the jetty at the Cafe Du Village (next to Grand Hotel) where our Captain and crew will greet you on board the Reef Explorer. Your tour will take you across Port Vila Harbor as you head towards your mooring off Iririki Island. View the many beautiful coral formations and colorful tropical fish from the glass panel windows of the viewing room in the keel of the boat. Once you reach your mooring, the crew will provide you with snorkeling gear and fish food to feed the fish. Swim among the coral reef and many variety of fish and explore the beautiful underwater world. The water temperature ranges from 24 to 28 degrees and is very clear.

All snorkeling gear is provided. Suitable for all ages.
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The Reef Explorer
Iririki Island
Experience the marine environment around Iriki Island on this tour from Port Vila. Watch the coral reefs and tropical fish through the glassed-in viewing room of the semi-submersible, then take the opportunity to snorkel off Irriki Island. Use of all snorkel equipment included.
  • Get underwater views of Port Vila without getting wet
  • View the marine life and coral through the semi-sub's glassed-in hull
  • Learn about the marine ecosystem from your guide
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities
  • Snorkel off Irriki Island with provided gear
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Love the friendly crew!

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

Thank TravelMintsCo
Reviewed 8 August 2018
Exciting way to see under water Port Vila

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

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Reviewed 30 May 2018
Great for young children and those who do not wish to swim.

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

Thank LeisaMP
Reviewed 20 May 2018
Amazing snorkel amomgst the fishes

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

Thank Kerry L
Reviewed 8 February 2018
So good

On our recent P & O cruise to Port Vila we had the opportunity to experience the sea scooters and snorkel safari offered by Reef Explorer.You can't get this tour on the cruise and must book online or call before you go,Mark and Marcus are...More

Thank 2486forry
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