Kayak through the crystalline waters off Nukú Alofa, watching for marine life, and then savor lunch at Pangaimotu Island, where you may snorkel or simply relax.
Depart from the pier for a short transfer to the gorgeous Papiloa Hotel's beach. Upon arrival, you will receive a short briefing and kayaking instructions before climbing aboard your kayak and setting off. The water here is absolutely beautiful, as you will discover during your leisurely kayaking. Keep a lookout for the abundant marine life, including sea turtles, which are often symbolized as sacred throughout the Tongan islands. Spinner dolphins and humpback whales also inhabit these crystal-clear waters, so there is truly no telling what marine animals you may see as you paddle just north of Nukú Alofa to lovely Pangaimotu Island.
The island is simply magnificent, with long stretches of golden beach, coconut palms swaying in the gentle breezes and remote, crescent-shaped coves. You will have plenty of options and opportunities here. You might wish to continue kayaking at your leisure or enjoy snorkeling next to the island's famed shipwreck, most of which lies above the water right next to the shore. Or do nothing more ambitious than lounging about the beach. Regardless of your decision, you are sure to enjoy this wonderfully idyllic setting. During your visit, you will be treated to lunch, energizing you for the return kayak trip to Nukú Alofa.
Arriving back at the Papiloa Hotel, you will bid farewell to your kayak and transfer back to the ship.
Please note: There is approximately 2 1/2 hours of moderate kayak paddling on this tour. While walking is limited and mainly at the guests' discretion, there are sandy and uneven surfaces at the Papiloa Hotel beach and on Pangaimotu Island. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Guests should be in good physical condition and be strong swimmers. Swimwear with a cover-up; towel; sun cap; sunglasses; sun screen and flat, comfortable walking shoes or aqua socks are suggested. Guests must be over the age of 18 to consume alcohol. Those participating in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. The buses have no A/C or microphones.