Vanuatu Swim Safari

Aniwa Island, with its picturesque lagoon, is one of a number of locations we visit on the Vanuatu Swim Safari.

The Safaris include daily island hopping and coastal swims, in clear waters, over colourful coral reefs, against a backdrop of sandy beaches, azure lagoons and distant islands. There are also scenic walks and village visits which afford participants privileged insights into the rich history, culture, and traditions of the Pacific and its people.

There are several Swim Safaris each year both in Fiji and Vanuatu. Check the schedule (see links on the main menu), and contact us for details. Minimum number is 6 and maximum 12.

The Safaris are held in idyllic tropical island settings, and are a chance to experience the unique culture of the area, visit some sites from either Vanuatu or Fiji's recent historical past, and enjoy some great local cuisine. Plenty of time to just relax too.

The Swim Safaris, and many of the associated tour experiences are exclusive to Pacific Swims, and are based on our personal relationships with the people of the areas we visit.

The full cost of the 2010 Vanuatu Swim Safari is AUD 2,550 (single) or AUD 2,200 (twin share).

Included in this are the guided swims, boat hire, excursions, all meals, 7 nights accommodation, and air travel & transfers Santo-Aniwa-Vila

2010 Vanuatu Swim Safaris  Dates confirmed so far include :-

16th - 22nd June             Vanuatu Swim Safari  Espiritu Santo, Tanna and Aniwa
31st July - 6th August     Vanuatu Swim Safari  Aniwa and Tanna
6th - 11th November       Vanuatu Swim Safari Aniwa and Tanna

Itineraries will vary with new swims on Aniwa and Tanna for the Vanuatu Safari.

We can also organise Swim Safaris around dates to suit your club or group, contact us for details.


A typical itinerary for our Vanuatu Swim Safari would be:

Day 1 Espiritu Santo

We'll drive up the east coast of Santo through old plantations and tropical bush to Champagne Beach.
We'll then swim from Champagne Beach to Lonnoc Beach, a distance of about 1.5Km.
We'll then relax and have lunch at Oyster Island.
We'll then have a swim in the Nanda Blue Hole
Accommodation that night will be in Santo.

Day 2 Aniwa Island

We'll transfer by plane to Aniwa Island
It's a short walk through through the bush to the lagoon. We'll swim across the lagoon to our accommodation, a distance of about 1.1km.
In the afternoon we'll swim the north end of the lagoon (about 2km)
Accommodation that night will be at Fatutu Aniwa Lagoon

Day 3
Aniwa Island

We'll enjoy a lagoon and reef Swim, about 3km
We'll then have a beach walk to explore the lagoon & east coast
Accommodation tonight will be at Fatutu Aniwa Lagoon

Day 4
Aniwa Island

Today we'll visit a local village & historical sites. We'll take in vews across to Tanna and Yasur Volcano
We'll have a reef swim of about 2.5km
Accommodation at Fatutu Aniwa Lagoon

Day 5
Aniwa - Tanna

In the morning we'll enjoy a lagoon & reef swim of about 2km
We'll depart our accommodation and swim across the lagoon (1.1Km) and walk through the bush to the airstrip. We'll fly from Aniwa to Tanna Island.
Accommodation tonight will be at Whitegrass Resort Tanna

Day 6 Tanna Island

Today we'll visit Port Resolution and swim about 1.5 - 2km.
We'll then visit the Yasur Volcano*
Accommodation Whitegrass Resort Tanna

Day 7 Tanna - Vila

This morning we'll swim the reef off Whitegrass (about 2km).
We'll then transfer to Vila and enjoy a group dinner.
Accommodation Vila.

* You can read more about Yasur Volcano here

 


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Lonnoc Beach
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Yasur Volcanoe

 

Fiji Swim Safari

Our Swim Safaris are exclusive, guided swim and adventure tours to some of the most beautiful locations in the world.

The Safaris include daily island hopping and coastal swims, in clear waters, over colourful coral reefs, against a backdrop of sandy beaches, azure lagoons and distant islands. There are also scenic walks and village visits which afford participants privileged insights into the rich history, culture, and traditions of the Pacific and its people.

There are several Swim Safaris each year both in Fiji and Vanuatu. Check the schedule (see links on the main menu), and contact us for details. Minimum number is 6 and maximum 12.

The Swim Safaris, and many of the associated tour experiences are exclusive to Pacific Swims, and are based on our personal relationships with the people of the areas we visit.

The full cost of the 2010 Fiji Swim Safari is AUD 2,050 per person Single or AUD 1,850 per person Twin Share.

This includes transfers to and from Plantation Resort or Denarau to Nacula on the Yasawa Flyer, 4 nights accommodation at Oarsman's Bay (Yasawa). 1 nights accommodation at either Plantation or Nadi, all meals from Monday lunch to Friday dinner, swim & excursion guides, support boats, all boat transfers - Safari excursions & functions , village visits, Blue Lagoon cave visit and Swim Safari gift pack.

2010 Fiji Swim Safaris  Dates confirmed so far include :-

8th-13th March                 Fiji Swim Safari  Yasawa Islands
6th - 12th July                   Fiji Swim Safari  Yasawa Islands
12th - 18th July                 Fiji Swim Safari  Yasawa Islands
11th - 16th October         Fiji Swim Safari  Yasawa Islands

Itineraries will vary with new swims in Yasawa for the Fiji Safari and on Aniwa and Tanna for the Vanuatu Safari.

We can also organise Swim Safaris around dates to suit your club or group, contact us for details.


A typical itinerary for our Fiji Swim Safari would be:

Day 1

Transfer on the ‘Yasawa Flyer’ for a 4 hour stunningly beautiful journey through the Yasawa Island group to Nacula Island.

After organising our accommodation at Oarsmans Bay Lodge we'll have a leisurely swim from Nanuya Island to Tavewa Island, a distance of about 1.2km

Day 2

We travel in our support boat around the south coast of Nacula to Safe Landing, then swim back to Oarsmans Bay, a distance of 4.2km.

Following lunch we'll visit the local village and get an insight into traditional village life and Fijian hospitality. There’ll be the chance to purchase local crafts made by the women from the village.
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Day 3

A 30 Minute boat trip along the west coast of Nacula across to the southern end of Yasawa Island, Sawa-i-Lau Island and the Blue Lagoon Caves.

After exploring the caves we have a leisurely 2km swim along the coast of Sawa-i-Lau Island.

On the way back we’ll stop at one of the best beaches in the world for a relaxing swim.

There's an optional swim in the afternoon or you can kick back and relax in the sun.
Dinner at Nanuya Island Resort.

Day 4

This morning we'll boat across to Tavewa for a 2.6km swim along the West Tavewa reef.

Following lunch we'll boat across to Coral View Resort on Tavewa Island and walk up to the lookout on the highest point of the island with stunning views over the surrounding islands and lagoons

Day 5

We'll swim the west coast of Nacula, 2.5km to a small offshore island.

Optional Nacula Lookout walk, followed by a 1.5km swim at Blue Lagoon Beach.

Day 6

We'll swim the reef off Oarsman's Bay, 2km prior to departing on the Yasawa Flyer for the trip back to Denarau and an evening meal together.

 

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