Palau, one of the most beautiful Pacific Island nations and one of our favourite places to snorkel.
Widely known for its clear turquoise water, a proliferation of schooling fish, large pelagics, sharks and healthy reefs, this destination is truly spectacular. With hundreds of fish and coral species, the snorkeling is second to none - it's not dubbed 'the underwater Serengeti' for nothing.
Above water, our snorkeling tour explores the lush green limestone formations and their hidden coves and beaches. Palau was pivotal during the war and there are many interesting historical sites to visit including sunken ships which are curious snorkel sites to explore.
Our Palau Snorkeling Safari is a combination of resort & liveaboard, allowing us to explore the archipelago over 7 days of snorkeling and 1 day of overland touring. We'll begin from The Cove Resort where we'll spend 4 nights easing into our time in Palau.
During our time here we'll spend 2 days snorkeling some of the more local reefs. We'll head to a beach spot for lunch and take in the stunning topside scenery as we pass between the islands.
Babeldaob is the largest island in the island nation of Palau, and located northeast of Koror. One of the most undeveloped populated islands in the Pacific, Babeldaob has breathtaking vistas, and landscapes to explore. We'll take a land tour between snorkeling days - archaeological highlights include the Stone Faces of Ngarchelong, the ancient Stone Monoliths, and the mysterious terraced hillsides. There's also beautiful waterfalls and wilderness to experience along the way.
For the 2nd part of this safari we have chartered the Palau Aggressor II for a 7 night cruise through the island nation's spectacular waters. The charter is fully escorted by an experienced member of the Snorkel Venture team.
From The Cove Resort we will be transferred to the yacht, and slowly begin to circumnavigate Palau’s archipelago. Our itinerary remains completely flexible allowing us to stop and snorkel the very best sites that the country boasts, as well as ensuring there is enough time top side to relax and enjoy our comfortable liveaboard yacht.
The boat is captained and staffed by an experienced crew who know the area inside out. They know when the water conditions are best to visit the various snorkel sites and understand the currents and tides. There will be experienced guides in the water with snorkelers at all times.
The Cove Resort, Koror
After exploring the surrounding reefs of the archipelago The Cove is the perfect place to relax. There's a pool and choice of bars and restaurants to enjoy as well as having good access to Koror town. Set near the astonishing views of Rock Island and the Marina, the nautically-themed rooms are outfitted with the modern comforts.
Palau Aggressor II - Liveaboard
The Palau Aggressor II is a 32m/106' world class liveaboard yacht complete with 9 cabins which come equipped with private bathrooms, showers and air conditioning. The onboard menu features chef prepared international cuisine catering for all dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free etc), as well as offering soft drinks, beer and wine complimentary.
As well as a spacious lounge, the ship has a large sun deck, bar, grill and hot tub with internet service available through the satellite system. At night presentations relating to fish identification, slide shows, games or films will take place in the lounge.
Most snorkel entries are made from the 35’ custom built high speed, outboard skiffs capable of carrying 18 guests for quick access to even the most remote sites. The boarding ladders were designed for convenience to allow for easy exits and entries. The tenders return to the mothership after each snorkel. Between sessions in the water, one can explore secluded beaches, or just relax with a cold drink and mid-morning snack.
Upon arrival at the International Airport in Koror, a member of the Snorkel Venture team will great you at the airport and transfer you to the The Cove Resort.
7th April 2021
Arrive Koror Airport, transfer to The Cove Resort
7th - 11th April 2021
4 nights The Cove Resort. 2 days snorkeling + 1 day land touring
11th - 18th April 2021
7 nights Palau Aggressor II
18th April 2021
Disembark Palau Aggressor. Tour ends
Tour Price - US$6275 per person
How to book your place?
Initial deposit to secure your booking $400 per person
12 Months before departure interim payment of $600 per person
6 Months before departure interim payment of $1000 per person
Balance due 3 months before departure
This tour starts and finishes at Koror international airport, Palau (ROR).
There are a handful of flight options leaving from the US notably Asiana Airlines who fly indirectly via Seoul (ICN) airport, with an average travel time of 22 hours. China Airlines, via Taipei (TPE) also fly a similar route with an average travel time of 20 hours if flying from the West Coast, USA.
The same airlines fly from the East Coast, taking on average 22 - 25 hours to reach the destination.
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We were dazzled by what we experienced: the variety of the coral, the clarity of the water…. the color of the fish. At times, we felt we were inside a kaleidoscope..or a dream. Our experience with Snorkel Venture, above water, was just as memorable. Robert, Jan. 2020
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