The choice of experiences in Popua New Guinee and / or Solomon Islands
- Exploring the coast and islands of a unique destination, where more than 700 Papuan and Melanesian tribes live, each of them having their own indigenous language and cultural traditions.
- Swimming with bottlenose dolphins.
- Snorkelling at Waga Waga Bay (Discovery Bay) and discover unique WW-II shipwrecks of Musoota vessel.
- Visiting Pearl Cultivation Farm
- Climbing active volcanoes
- Experiencing the Bainings fire dancers.
- Adding in-land trip in your itinerary and discover hidden waterfalls
- Visiting the Asaro Valley to meet the Asaro Mudmen, the tribe known for their tradition of a costume entered around masks made of mud.
- Including another in-land trip to see Goldie’s Bird of Paradise, to discover various species of unusual birds
- Walking in rain forest and Dei Dei Hot Springs
- Learning about the history of black magic from real witchdoctors
- Watching the spectacular display of Kavachi’s underwater volcano in the south of Ngatokae, Western Province
- Visiting Honiara’s cosmopolitan and colourful food market in downtown Honiara, a vibrant and living melting pot of the Solomons.
- Diving and exploring Gizo’s Grand Central Station or the Japanese wreck, the Toa Maru.
- Exploring nestling grounds for green turtles, leatherback and hawksbill, most of which are considered critically endangered.
- Including socially-responsible activities to your itinerary: visit local villages, get engaged in supporting the communities by collaborating with local foundations.
- Game, bottom and estuarine fishing in Papua New Guinea. Trying to catch famous Giant Trevally (season December – May)
128 570 USD for 10 days (yacht charter fee) + 30% deposit for expenses (fuel, food-beverages, ports, experiences & adventures etc.)
Additional days are possible at the rate of 12 857 USD per day + 30% deposit for expenses
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Flexible 10-days experience within the following dates:
- From 14th of April 2019 – to 1st of May 2019
- From 1st of June 2019 – to 31st August 2019
- From 15th of December 2019 – to 25th of December 2019
- From 7th of January 2020 – to 31st of January 2020
( Last up-dated 7.01.2019)
The season for Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea is from April/May to mid-January, great cruising June, July and August. Less windy months are November, December and January. February & March can be wet, hot and humid with thunderstorms often in the afternoon and we recommend to avoid these months. Water temperatures remain fairly constant throughout the year and diving is always excellent.
The Yacht: M/Y SPIRIT
Length: 35.00 m (114′ 10″)
Year Built: 2005
Volume: 304 Gross Tons
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Fuel consumption: 160 L/Hr
Cabins configuration: 5 (3 Double, 2 Convertible)
Beds configuration: 2 Pullman, 1 King, 2 Queen, 4 Single
- The full beam Owner’s Suite is located on the Upper Deck with king-sized bed.
- Queen size bed in 2 VIP staterooms with a sofa in each (main deck)
- 2 x Guest Convertable staterooms (main deck) with twin/double arrangement + 2 Pullman, one on each stateroom. The Pullmans will be removable & only in place if required.
Number of guests: 12
7 crew members
Captain: Martin Debanks, British
Chef: Joanna Debanks, British
For the past 25yrs, Martin and Joanna have been employed in the Yachting Industry around the world. Their early years saw them running high-end diving and adventure charters in such far-flung places as Africa and the Middle East. Their love of the Ocean is evident in all they do, being so passionate in all water sports enables them to easily cater for the most discerning and adventurous of guests whilst still producing the luxury and service expected. Cordon Bleu trained Chef Joanna’s love of cooking materialised early in life thanks to her mother’s input, herself a lifelong chef. It was a natural progression to combine her love of food with her love of the Sea.
Chief Stewardess: Caitlin Poulton, Australian
Caitlin’s first experience of open waters and travelling by sea was at the age of 17 when she joined an exhilarating ten-day voyage down the east coast of Australia. Following this experience Caitlin pursued sailing as a leisure activity and competed in some club racing, ocean racing, overnight passages as well as deliveries around Port Phillip Bay, the Bass Strait and Tasmania. Caitlin spent last summer working in the Mediterranean on a 60m charter yacht. She was drawn back to Australia to spend more time exploring her homeland and fortunately found the ultimate job where work is pleasure, with a dynamic crew that shares her passion for the great outdoors, adventure and water sports.
First Officer: Joel Rochford, Australian
Chief Engineer: Paul Ernest, New Zealand
Stewardess: Joanna Robbie, Australian
Deckhand: Daine Hammond, South African
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