Maskelyne Eco-Adventure Canoeing
Vanuatu is an archipelago with many remote destinations that are best visited by boat or canoe. Eco Adventure Maskelyne offers canoe eco-tours to destinations in the Maskelyne Isles, south of the second-largest island in Vanuatu, Malekula. Guests fly into Lamap on the southern end of Malekula Island, where a boat will take them the last leg of the journey to the Isles.
Eco Adventure Maskelyne provides multi-day tours of these remote islands where guests will have the chance to see five different islands and a variety of marine life, including dugongs, sea turtles and coral reefs. The 3-day Round Maskelyne Island Tour begins with a canoe trip to the Ringi Te Suh marine conservation area where guests can snorkel over a giant clam garden. The next stop is Sakoa, the âGarden Island,â for swimming at secluded beaches and walks through jungle gardens. The first night is spent camping on the beach.
On day 2 the guide will paddle guests to the reef-fringed Bagetelle Island which has a nice sandy beach and ruins left by French traders. On this island guests can climb a rocky outcrop where they can view the entire island group. The day ends with a short paddle to Vulai Island and a secluded, beach camp site. The last day of this tour begins with sunrise over the coral reefs and a visit to a protected sea turtle nesting beach. Guests will be able to snorkel over Sugarlump reef and swim in the sheltered lagoons of the island. Malaflaf point on Maskelyne Island is the final destination where guests will receive a seafood feast.
There is an opportunity for night snorkeling before the last camp on a secluded beach. Eco Adventure Maskelyne provides transfers to and from the airport, all entry fees into conservation areas, all necessary camping gear and all meals, including dinner and a one-night stay in Pellognk village the night before the tour begins.