Stand Up Paddle South Pacific

Stand Up Paddle South Pacific

Tourism association

Vanuatu Tour Operators Association


Henry Whitehead
+678 543 5805
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PO Box 6126
Port Vila, Shefa,

Stand Up Paddle South Pacific isn’t just about exploring the beautiful, warm, pristine waters of Efate Island, Vanuatu on a Stand Up Paddle Board – it’s much more than this!! We are locals who want to provide you with a wonderful, honest, cultural tourism experience that will stay with you long after you have returned home. It will be our pleasure to share our part of the world with you whilst giving you a personal insight into the Vanuatu way of life.
We can provide private or group lessons instructing on the correct technique to ensure you have the most fun on the board, limiting fatigue & gaining great core-strength exercise. No experience is necessary, we specialise in beginners. Once you have the necessary tuition we can offer SUP board hire, so you can explore your own waterways safely.
Depending on the weather conditions & your preferences, we can always suggest the perfect location to ensure you have the best experience. Our air-conditioned luxury vehicle can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 8 people, but if your group is larger than this, we’ll simply arrange another vehicle!! We are happy to collect you from your Port Vila accommodation.
You can rest assured that your qualified ASI accredited SUP Instructor from Australia, assisted by local Ni-Van staff, will take excellent care of you, in & out of the water. Booking with our Ni-Van owned business directly supports our village & the village owned sites we visit. We are very proud to promote that our goal is to return any profits generated from Stand Up Paddle South Pacific, back to the village to fund much needed projects that will benefit all members of our community.
By far our most popular option for tourists visiting Port Vila is joining us on one of our guided tours. We offer;
Sunset Tours – be amazed at the peace & splendour of the sky’s colours as the South Pacific’s tropical sun sink below the horizon, standing on a SUP. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail, beer or wine to celebrate. Duration: 1.5 hours.
Blue Lagoon Tour – travel to this picturesque, iconic location just 30 minutes from Port Vila & enjoy a paddle out to the ocean entrance, swim, snorkel or even swing from the Tarzan rope into the water!! Your tour includes a sample of local food, bottle of water & entrance fee into the Ni-Van owned site. Duration: 3 hours.
Havannah Bay Tour – the journey to this part of Efate, is breathtaking. We’ll stop for photo opportunities so that you can capture the vista from the high elevation looking down on Port Vila Harbour, Mele Bay, Hideaway Island, and across to the cruise ship terminal. Our destination is a beach with pristine clear waters, bordering a turtle sanctuary, brimming with tropical fish & coral underwater gardens. After a paddle, slip on one of our snorkel sets & see what beauty lies under the water. We recommend wearing reef shoes at this location to prevent annoying coral
cuts. Your tour includes a sample of local food, bottle of water & entrance fee into the Ni-Van owned site. Duration: 4 hours.
Cultural Add-On Option – allow us to take you on a personal guided walk through our home – Mele Village. We’ll visit the school, church and river where we bathe, wash & have fun. We’ll maybe even call in to say hello to “Mumma” at home. This option must be done in conjunction with one of our other tours. Duration: 1 hour
Cruise Ship Passengers – If bookings are made prior to your arrival into Port Vila, we will be there waiting to collect you as your disembark at the cruise ship terminal. Your tour will be timed to ensure that you are back in plenty of time to board the ship. We are happy to take you via the Port Vila shopping precinct & wait whilst you do some souvenir or Duty Free shopping.