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The Reef Explorer

#14 of 36 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Port Vila Features Animals
Jetty at Cafe du Village, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 777 3303
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The Reef Explorer is the only semi-submersible vessel of its kind in Vanuatu, providing an all-in-one unique experience of being in a submarine and glass bottom boat. Our crew will take you on a tour of Port Vila Harbour with views of the city from the water as you weave through the coral bommies. See breathtaking coral outcrops and tropical fish from the viewing room in the keel of the boat. You will then moor off Iririki Island where you can snorkel and hand feed the fish. All snorkelling gear is provided. Suitable for all ages.
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 14:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jetty at Cafe du Village, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 777 3303

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this tour on our cruise and it was a great experience, the reef was absolutely beautiful and was filled with so many different fish (We saw Moorish Idol's the size of dinner plates). The tour guides were friendly and up for a chat,...More

Thank bstewy96
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with 2 young kids (3 years, and 7 months) it was excellent and there was so much fish. Friendly staff and good equipment for my 3 year old! Short ride (1.5hrs) is just right for young kids

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went out on the reef explorer with our two little ones (2 years & 10months) as well as the Grandparents. Everyone enjoyed the experience, highlights were finding lots of Nemos and Dorys and for the big kids hanging overboard and feeding the fish. Was...More

Thank Danielle L
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful adventure! We went out on Saturday with 2 boys, 4 & 9 and they loved it to bits! The crew were attentive, the boat was immaculate and very well maintained. The trip itself is great- have done a number of boat trips...More

Thank Rae E
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I'd recommend this attraction to people who would like to look at the colorful fish and also snorkel. Staff was very helpful and friendly. All the equipment was available and the price is reasonable.

Thank Mateusz Ż
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Went on semi semerge where you could see all the beautiful coral and fish free to use was snorkel and flippers yo snorkel where you could see fish from top of water and amazing views from under the water

Thank Straittford-Miller
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Took this tour and was definite not disappointed. Departure times Mon-Sat 10:30 and 2pm. You take the lane way down to the jetty T Cafe du Village next to he Grand Hotel & Casino. Tour lasts about 1.5 hours . Cost is 3500 vat for...More

2  Thank BrissieChook
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Had a wonderful tour of the coral reef courtesy of Marcus on the Reef Explorer. The boat goes out twice a day, for approximately one and a half hours, and my husband and I were the only ones on the afternoon cruise. We loved checking...More

1  Thank Donna A
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Went out on this boat with my husband and some friends, what a great tour! The guys running it are friendly and knowledgeable about the best snorkelling places. The boat is semi-submersible so you can sit underneath and look out the windows straight into the...More

Thank MellyB1810
Reviewed 28 December 2015

The reef explorer leaves from right down town, easy to get to. The craft is small so is good for small groups, but the tour is excellent. You only travel a short distance to the first of the coral, and what a sight great coral...More

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Janine M
30 July 2016|
Response from Donna A | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't very expensive. I can't actually recall the amount we paid but I was surprised it didn't cost more. There were only the two of us that afternoon so it was like a tailored cruise for us. We loved it.