SOLOMON ISLANDS, NEW GEORGIA GROUP & WESTERN PROVINCE
Seven Day Sample Itinerary Aboard Motor Yacht Spirit
The many islands that make up the solomon islands are grouped into nine regions or provinces. Each region has their own provincial government and their own particular characteristics and Customs. We will be exploring the western province by far the most pristine and rich in Cultures of the nine.
Above and below the water you will encounter unspoiled paradises for you to be enthralled By. The new georgia group has something for everybody, from beach lovers to history buffs to Hard-core divers or relaxing snorkelers. There really is something for everybody in this Extraordinary island chain with its stunning landscapes, pristine waters and friendly culture. On board my spirit we will endeavour to take you on a journey not to be forgotten…….
After picking you up from the nearby airport we will relocate my spirit to kennedy island, a Pristine small gem where us president jf kennedy and the crew of the pt109 were Shipwrecked during wwii. Great for snorkelling, diving and beachcombing. A light lunch will be prepared by chef joanna then a short cruise to the south will place us at Narua island, further diving, snorkelling and water sports will be on offer, or you can simply Relax and recuperate after your travels with a cocktail mixed and served by caitlin our chief Stewardess.
Anchorage will be taken locally and dinner served on board at your convenience.
After a leisurely breakfast we will relocate my spirit to lemba bay,a short tender ride will Place you on the wreck of the toa maru which may be dived or snorkelled. Danny kennedy From dive ghizo our local guide will give you an unforgettable tour of this underwater piece Of wwii history. The toa maru is a reasonably intact japanese transport ship some 140m long lying on its Starboard side, it was run aground after suffering damage from an american attack. The dive Starts at an easy 7m descending to a maximum 37.
After lunch we will head to njari island here where the ocean currents merge you will find The much talked about grand central station, fish life at its best, sharks, trevally, batfish all Abound, this site is known for having the second highest fish count in the world with over 270 Different species of fish spotted in a single dive !.this can be dived or snorkelled easily. In the afternoon we would suggest a visit to saeraghi village, walk along a scenic coastline To gizos most famous beach stopping at gilbertese and melanesian villages along the way Where traditional life still continues.
Anchorage will be taken nearby with dinner served at your convenience.
Today will see us moving the yacht during the early morning hours to visu visu point on new Georgia island. On offer there will be an early morning dive and snorkel with a good opportunity to see hammerhead sharks. After the in water activities we will head in to lever anchorage where, river cruising, fishing And water sports will be the order of the day.
Breakfast underway with lunch and dinner prepared and served at your leisure in this Picturesque anchorage.
After a leisurely breakfast we will travel south to the stunning morovo lagoon. Here we will Enter this amazing complex of reefs and islands at lumalihe passage, home to an amazing Array of soft coral covered walls and caverns just begging to be explored.
In the afternoon we will visit the local village to witness a traditional war canoe display.
In the evening we will be visited by the local carvers famous the world over for their
Craftsmanship and diverse artefacts which can be bargained for first hand off of the swim Deck on MY Spirit.
Anchorage will be taken locally, cocktails at sunset followed by an Aussie style BBQ.
Today we suggest an early swim, snorkel, sup or whatever takes your fancy followed by Brunch. This morning will see us pick our way between the pristine reefs of morovo lagoon, this is Best enjoyed from the large fly bridge on spirit giving you an enviable elevated view of this Stunning location, truly an experience that will stay with you for ever.. We will be heading south west to spend the afternoon and evening at nono lagoon. Here we Will have the opportunity to dive and snorkel the upright wreck of a tuna fishing boat. Fishing And water sports are always on the agenda.
After a relaxing start to the day with breakfast we will be heading North West to Rendova harbour on Rendova Island. Here we will be snorkelling and diving on two WII fighter planes. In the afternoon we will have plenty of time to explore this picturesque protected natural harbour and enjoy all the toys that Spirit has to offer The evening we will invite the local village over to play their pan style pipes and treat us to a traditional display of local dancing and culture on the swim platform of MY Spirit.
A seafood buffet will be on offer prepared artfully by your Chef Joanna.
Breakfast will be served underway. Today will see us heading back towards Ghizo for your departure. Our passage will take us over the Munda Bar and through the beautiful and extremely photogenic Diamond Narrows.
Anchorage will be taken a stone’s throw away from the airport, perhaps a final swim or SUP or pop across to Ghizo town for some last minute gifts ……
You will be tendered across to meet your plane as the wheels touch down, leaving MY Spirit and the Solomon islands with we hope fond memories of a truly unique experience.
There will always be a qualified crew member to guide and instruct you in the use of Spirits water sports equipment. In the interest of safety all water sports will be supervised.
The following equipment is readily available.
- Inflatable/Towable toys
- Selection of wet suits, dive skins and rash protection
- Kite boarding equipment for qualified kite boarders can be rented ashore
- Scuba Diving is available for certified divers with insurance in place
- Instructor accompanied Scuba diving is available for non-certified divers
- Kite Boarding is available for IKO certified kiters
- Kite Boarding lessons are available but need to be booked in advance
- Scuba Diving
- Wake Boarding
- Water Skiing
We have a selection of wet suits, Dive Skins and rash protection on board however we suggest if you have your own then bring it along as you will be far more comfortable.