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The Reef Explorer

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Jetty at Cafe du Village, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 777 3303
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The Reef Explorer is the only semi-submersible vessel of its kind in Vanuatu, providing an all-in-one unique experience of being in a submarine and glass bottom boat. Our crew will take you on a tour of Port Vila Harbour with views of the city from the water as you weave through the coral bommies. See breathtaking coral outcrops and tropical fish from the viewing room in the keel of the boat. You will then moor off Iririki Island where you can snorkel and hand feed the fish. All snorkelling gear is provided. Suitable for all ages.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jetty at Cafe du Village, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 777 3303

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Reef Explorer was the first touristy thing our family did on our holiday and we were all delighted by the experience. We thought it was just going to be a normal glass bottom boat but the fact that we could literally climb down into...More

Thank france_the_dance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has the best of both worlds. If your kids want to have a go at snorkeling then it's great because they can, but it's not an all day type tour. It's just the right length. If they are too young or don't want to...More

Thank Chantelle P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a awesome day out on the reef explorer, we went snorkelling and the guide had some bread for us to feed the fish. We took our 4year old with us and he didn't want to get in the water so we took turns...More

Thank Alyssa M
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Great time on the Reef Explorer, great snorkelling of the boat and feeding the fish underwater was a great experience ... our crew were terrific and very welcoming.

Thank AdrienneCapie
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We wanted an activity our 3 year old could enjoy, whilst entertaining the rest of the family (including our 5 year old). This was a perfect outing - my 5 year old got to go snorkelling and get up close to the reef and fish,...More

Thank 536catherine
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We booked this tour on our cruise and it was a great experience, the reef was absolutely beautiful and was filled with so many different fish (We saw Moorish Idol's the size of dinner plates). The tour guides were friendly and up for a chat,...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Went with 2 young kids (3 years, and 7 months) it was excellent and there was so much fish. Friendly staff and good equipment for my 3 year old! Short ride (1.5hrs) is just right for young kids

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We went out on the reef explorer with our two little ones (2 years & 10months) as well as the Grandparents. Everyone enjoyed the experience, highlights were finding lots of Nemos and Dorys and for the big kids hanging overboard and feeding the fish. Was...More

Thank Danielle L
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful adventure! We went out on Saturday with 2 boys, 4 & 9 and they loved it to bits! The crew were attentive, the boat was immaculate and very well maintained. The trip itself is great- have done a number of boat trips...More

Thank Rae E
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I'd recommend this attraction to people who would like to look at the colorful fish and also snorkel. Staff was very helpful and friendly. All the equipment was available and the price is reasonable.

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Janine M
30 July 2016|
Response from Donna A | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't very expensive. I can't actually recall the amount we paid but I was surprised it didn't cost more. There were only the two of us that afternoon so it was like a tailored cruise for us. We loved it.