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“Come again Coongoola”

South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This day cruise is well worth the trip. Picked up by very informative guide and taken to the Coongoola ketch by smaller boat. Safety conscious staff and very helpful.Lovely leisurely tranquil trip with morning tea, beach bbq and afternoon tea provided. A unique visit to he turtle sanctuary on Moso Island. Time to snorkel and have a swim. it is quite a long day but a very pleasant way to see the wee islands in Havannah harbour, to be recommended.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a family of 3 with our 7 year old son. We had a fantastic day on the boat.
With only 7 other passengers for the day it therefore wasn't crowded.
The time spent snorkelling on the secluded beach and the reef just off it were good, although some of the reef has suffered damage from recent cyclones. The lunch provided was simple and relaxing on the beach was fantastic.
The turtle hatchery was also interesting and informative.
The highlight of the day though was the dolphins swimming along the bow of the boat and putting on a great show on the way home.
You would be hard pressed to find a better day tour than this.

Thank Rabs44
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From feeding the fish at Gideon's Landing to snorkeling with the crew, this was a fantastic experience. The tour guide Sam was immensely knowledgeable, friendly and funny throughout and you get to visit the great folks at the turtle sanctuary. This was all topped off with a great BBQ lunch on the beach. Sadly no dolphins showed up on the return trip but I'd do this again in a heartbeat.

Thank Joe D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Congoola snorkelling cruise was the highlight of our stay in Port Vila. Pick-up from our hotel was on time and our hosts, Sam and Olive, were informative and funny. They provide morning and afternoon tea (bread in the morning, fruit in the afternoon) and the BBQ lunch on a secluded beach was plentiful, even for us vegetarians. We got the chance to go to two reefs and saw some amazing fish. The turtle sanctuary was also interesting and is clearly more about conservation and less about being a tourist attraction, like some of the others around. Should be a must-do for all visitors.

Thank drcallycat
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We had a great day thanks to Sam & the crew. It had everything including 2 snorkel trips which showed us amazing colourful fishes & coral & a visit to a turtle sanctuary. You can do this cruise whether you are a swimmer or not. Beautiful BBQ lunch on the beach with soft drinks & alcohol & plenty of time to relax in the shade & fall asleep. The cruising we also had many dolphins following us. Would do this again with the family as well.

Thank Sandy M
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Owen D, Front Office Manager at South Pacific Cruises - Coongoola Day Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thanks for your comment so glad to hear that you had a lovely day on the Coongoola Day Cruise, we valued your comment as it helps us with our operations. All the best for this year and hope to pass the word on!

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