Outrigger Canoe Ride

0.75 hours | Conflict Islands | C F 2 - 5 1 0
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AUD$ 84.95
Min. age: 5 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Conflict Lagoon
Moderate activity


Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.


Outrigger Canoe Ride
Take a step back in time to the days of great Pacific Ocean voyages and glide across the crystal-clear waters on a traditionally-build outrigger canoe. Known to the locals as a 'sailau', this hand-hewn canoe is unchanged in design and has been used for millennia to transport people, animals and goods between the islands. Throughout history, they were widely-used in ceremonies and rituals and meticulously crafted from special woods such as malauwi, all under strict customs to derive the best results and appease the gods. With strong sea breezes, a sailau can attain speeds up to 15 to18 knots and sail between 10 and 30 miles. Used throughout Milne Bay Province until 2000, this quiet way of life is being replace by the speed and convenience of motor-powered dinghies.


As you sail off the beaten track, take a moment to photograph your awesome surroundings of sparkling lagoons, water that changes hue with every sea breeze, and beaches of legendary beauty.


Escape the crowds and experience a world normally seen by the locals: the tropical trinity of sand, sun and water.

Special Notes:

Minimum Age: 5
The departure place and route of the ride will be determined on the day, according to weather and sea conditions. To ensure your adventure is as enjoyable as possible please wear comfortable, flat-soled shoes, clothing appropriate to the weather conditions, bring a towel, a hat, bottled water and sunscreen that's appropriate for use within a coral reef environment.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

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