"Felt like being with friends"
This was the first time Kim, Russell & Thomas plus their dog Cujo had done a cruise pick up from Champagne Bay on Santo and we were not disappointed! We drove around to Lonnoc Beach and launched the kayaks from there with Thomas. Thomas was an excellent guide and made sure we were safe in the choppy waters. We went round to a small beach with a little village, Thomas spoke with the people and we went snorkelling there. BF kept Thomas busy by falling out of his kayak three times and I congratulate him on getting him back in without fuss each time. We headed back to the beach, chilled then enjoyed a beautiful lunch at the beach restaurant. We enjoyed fish, home made chips and coleslaw for lunch, it was delicious; the straight forward dishes are definitely the best in Vanuatu. Bathroom here was a standard flushing toilet as opposed to many in Vanuatu.
They then offered to take us to go find another blue hole/lagoon they had heard about so we all piled in the 4WD and went in search, a 15 min drive and we found it. They paid for our entry and apart from the locals we had it to ourselves (just the 5 of us plus Cujo). It was refreshing and peaceful served with sweet pineapple.
We were dropped back at Champagne Bay with plenty of time before cruise departure.
This was a magnificent day away from the cruise crowd with Kim, Russell & Thomas making us feel very welcome; also excellent value!
I did the full day Havannah Harbour kayaking tour with my new mate Bernard. I couldn't have asked for a better person to go kayaking with - he was approachable, informative, funny and showed me places that I never would have found myself if I went down the unguided kayak hire path.
Havannah Harbour is beautiful and so much quieter and more scenic than Port Vila. I've kayaked in 6 countries, including numerous unguided multi-day trips in Australia, and my day kayaking with Bernard in Vanuatu is definitely up there with the best.
Food and fresh coconuts/other drinks were supplied at lunch by the friendly Kim and Russ, who met us on the shore along the way.
Also, Kim helps the Vanuatu community greatly by supporting a little kindergarten off the main ring road. If you have a chance to visit and drop off some school supplies and sporting equipment, it will be a couple of hours that you will never forget. (Kindergarten Project)
Visited November 2014
"So easy to book direct with Island Time Kayaking"
We were on Pacific Dawn and saved $$$ booking direct before leaving. My husband, myself and 11yo and 9 yo. Kim met us at gate and guided us ahead of crowd. Kim made us feel safe and comfortable. The guides were so happy and polite. We knew we were in safe hands. Smooth easy ride, perfect distance for first timers. Saw many sights. Felt part of the Vanuatu experience rather than mere observers. Already an awesome day when stopped for snorkelling. Beautiful fish, so many varieties. Kids will tell you "best part of the trip"... We thought so too. Beautiful coconuts, local fruits and local stories when returned. Just perfect for a family wanting some local fun.