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South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise

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“turtle sanctuary”(102 reviews)
“moso island”(20 reviews)
Rue Lini | Govant Building, Port Vila, Efate 0000, Vanuatu
+678 25020
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 July 2007

Departing from Port Vila we travelled in our transfer bus about 40 minutes north to Havannah Harbour where the beautiful sailing ketch "Coongoola" was moored in the bay. All Aboard! and we were transferred by dinghy to the boat where we commenced our day tour...More

23  Thank tez823
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 September 2008

Hi My partner and I spent two weeks in Vanuatu late August, 2008, which we enjoyed very much. As we had read such good reports on Tripadvisor about the Coongoola day cruise, we decided we must do it. We snorkelled at two different sites, stopped...More

5  Thank Chinta1
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All reviews tranquility island turtle sanctuary moso island bbq lunch secluded beach morning and afternoon tea eco resort dry dock dolphins swimming saw dolphins fish smaller boat departure point snorkelling sessions set sail highly recommend this day trip havannah harbour
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second trip on the Coongoola and we just as good as the first. The crew were amazing and the snorkling is fantastic. We had 40 people on the boat with no issues of overcrouding, and were very lucky once again with the...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day with Congoola Cruise pu at hotel and drove to Havanah Harbour. Boat took us to Tranquillity Island for turtle sanctuary. Really interesting. Had nice bbq lunch on secluded beach on Moso Is Snorkeling off beach and then offshore reef.. amazing time....More

Thank NKR59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just arrived back from a day with Coongoola snorkeling around the beautiful Tranquility Island. Lucky we were only a group of 9 as I can imagine the boat could get crowded if it was at capacity. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We...More

Thank katevm87
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Fantastic way to see some islands surrounding Vanuatu. Turtle sanctuary, scuba diving great food. Relaxing day at the beach. staff were all fantastic. Olive was a great tour guide and answered all our questions. Didn't even have to snorkel to see the fish they were...More

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

sounds like you enjoyed your day and particularly that you could see the fish without snorkeling and also that the dolphins came along.

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Do yourself a favour and take this wonderful day trip! Great staff, amazing snorkling, dolphins swimming with the boat, a baby turtle sanctury, white sand , blue water and a delicious bbq! Fantastic day!

Thank Tania J
Owen D, Manager at South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Good to hear that you had a fantastic day and appreciate your encouraging words.,

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our cruise aboard the very old boat (1949). We were 2 families with 2 kids each. Although we got off to a little late start, the rest of the day went smoothly. Great morning tea with tanna coffee and sweet bread. We headed...More

Thank nicscan
Owen D, Manager at South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Pleased to hear you enjoyed your cruise with us and the tea, coffee and lunch with all the rest of the day. We are experiencing delays quit often now because of the road works in port Vila, hopefully the work will be finished soon.

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Spent our second to last day in Vanuatu on the Coongoola going to the turtle sanctuary and then out on reefs snorkelling. Great day. Boys on the boat were fantastic and our guide, Sam, was funny and very knowledgeable about the island group. Really worth...More

Thank Maximus36
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This was a great day trip. Everyone was really friendly and the snorkeling was great. Nice BBQ lunch as well. Would recommend that you bring your own water on board.

Thank LeithNZ
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This was a beautiful was to end our trip to Vanuatu. We booked on the Coongoola day cruise on our last day as I really wanted to visit the turtle rookery. We enjoyed beautiful sunshine, great snorkelling, saw dolphins from the boat and I got...More

1  Thank Chelsea_rose_joy
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome day out. Our tour guide, Sam, was knowledgeable and open to questions about everything we went to, with great stories of other tours. The scenery was beautiful, turtle sanctuary was impressive, and the food was amazing. Really relaxing day out with great company. The...More

Thank O1593LMdavida
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4 March 2017|
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
26 February 2017|
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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
17 March 2016|
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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!