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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.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“feed the fish” (5 reviews)
“glass bottom” (3 reviews)
“colorful fish” (2 reviews)
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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

We had a great time on the reef explorer and the snorkeling was a hit too. The marine life was fabulous.

Thank missmelissa82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the new Sea Scooter snorkel experience with three young children and it was great! The kids instantly figured out how to control the scooter and were diving and exploring in no time. We explored about 300m of Pango point reef which is very...More

Thank VNash77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our view & snorkeling but unfortunately after our trip money was missing from a wallet. Just a warning to future clients not to leave bags unattended as we did when snorkeling. This took all the enjoyment from trip.More

Thank 13FEJA
ReefExplorerVanuatu, Owner at The Reef Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the tour and snorkel experience. With regards to the loss of money you referred to, we sincerely regret that this happened on your visit to Vanuatu. Although you have not expressly stated...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the Reef explorer for the family to experience seeing fish and coral first hand. It was great for everyone as the design of the glass bottom brings you in very close contact with the fish and coral. The family were able to snokel...More

Thank Joan T
Reviewed 10 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 26 August 2017 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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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.