Cruising Safaris Vanuatu
Luganville, Espiritu Santo
Cruising Safaris Vanuatu is the only glass bottom boat tour operator in Espiritu Santo, SANMA province. The glass bottom boat is fully surveyed to carry 18 passengers. There are 2 glass panels with comfortable seating all around designed to ensure good view from all seats. The boat is boarded via an easy access steps that allows safe and dry embarking and disembarking.
Cruising Safaris Vanuatu also runs land tours to popular destinations such as, Million Dollar Point, Blue Water Holes, Champagne Beach, Port Olry, Jungle Museum & Coconut Crab Cave
Our tours are eco friendly. We are able to customize tours to suite disability, family and group needs. Please let us know if we can do that for you. There are members in our team that speak English and or French. We pick up and drop off guests from/to their hotels/resorts.
Our marine eco tours include:
• Mystical Malo Island Tour (Full day: 8.30am - 4.30pm) (Wednesdays or prior booking)
• Sarakata Queen Cruise (1.30pm – 4.30pm) (Tuesdays or prior booking)
• Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkeling Tours (2 hrs) (Every day)
• Segond Sunset Cruise (4.45pm – 6.45pm) (Thursdays & Sundays)
Our most popular and unique tour is full day ‘Mystical Malo Island Tour’. Malo (formerly known as St Bartholomew) island is situated only 3 km off the southern coast of Luganville, Espiritu Santo. The island has beautiful coastline with big trees creating huge canopy over the white sandy beach. Its pristine clear water is very inviting. It is believed to be settled around 1400BC).
On this tour you can see fascinating marine life both above and below the water, including spring water holes with fresh water gushing out of the ocean floor. You can snorkel, bush walk, catch land crabs and then set them free. Bird life can also be seen around Aore and Malo Islands.
The commentary is educational and informative on our culture and marine creatures during your trip. Each trip is different and unique; you never know what marine life you will see.
(Includes morning & afternoon tea/refreshment & beach BBQ lunch)
Sarakata Queen Cruise will enable you to see Santo from a different angle. Departing from B P Bon bay, cruise to river outlet, under the bridge and up Sarakata River. Learn about Melanesian culture. Each trip has different surprises. Enjoy complimentary drink and snack.
Glass Bottom Boat & Snorkeling is an eco tour that will allow you to see the fascinating marine life, coral reef below the water, including spring water holes out of the ocean floor. For those inclined, what is stopping you from being adventerous? Go on!! Jump in for a snorkel and feed the fish. We are currently working on getting this area approved as Marine Protected area.
We ask you to take only photos, rubbish and memories. Leave only footprints. Now the marine life is recovering and flourishing and fish life and many varieties is coming back.
Segond Sunset Cruise is a good way to end your busy day by relaxing and unwinding with a beer or a glass of your favourite drink and snacks and watch the sun setting (weather permitting). On this tour there will be music and there will be time for you to enjoy the atmosphere and the serenity.