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 in Fiji and Vanuatu and for 2012 in the Solomon Islands.

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 2012 Vanuatu Swim Safari taking in Espiritu Santo, Aniwa and Tanna is AUD 2,650 (single) or AUD 2,300 (twin share).

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

Cost of shorter Safari to Aniwa and Tanna is AUD 2,350 (single) or AUD 2,050 (twin share)

2012 Vanuatu Swim Safaris Dates confirmed so far include :-

15th - 20th   May             Solomon Islands Swim Safari             Limited places available
4th - 9th  June                 Fiji Swim Safari
13th - 20th  June            Vanuatu Swim Safari
27th Aug - 2nd Sept       Fiji Swim Safari
18th - 23rd  Sept             Solomon Islands Swim Safari
29th Oct - 4th Nov           Fiji Swim Safari            

.More Dates for Vanuatu and Fiji to be announced soon.

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


Lonnoc Beach
Yasur Volcanoe