Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises has Launched

The latest addition to the tourism portfolio allows passengers to have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in both the region’s distinctive cultures and environments.

January 22, 2019
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Rebecca Murphy

Rebecca Murphy

January 22, 2019

Heralding a long-awaited return to dedicated Solomon Islands small ship cruise programs, newly-formed Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises (SIDC) has announced its plans to operate six adventure itineraries in 2018-2019.

Operating ex-Honiara and timed to dovetail with Solomon Airlines’ Brisbane-Honiara services, SIDC has employed the 30-metre MV Taka to operate the six and seven-day cruises, each of which have been designed to highlight two of the South Pacific’s truly unspoiled and culturally-rich regions – the Florida and Russell Islands archipelagos.

Passengers will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in both region’s distinctive cultures and environments.

The cruise itineraries feature visits to remote villages along with plentiful opportunity to discover the region’s amazing coral pastures and abundant marine life with daily dive and snorkel options.

Both areas are also rich in WWII history giving passengers insight into the infamous Guadalcanal campaign in 1942 via the many wrecked US and Japanese aircraft, warships and relics which literally litter the seabed.

Congratulating SIDC on its initiative, Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto said the very nature of the Solomon Islands archipelago of 992 islands lent itself to dedicated small ship adventure itineraries.

“Having a dedicated niche adventure cruise program, operated by a local company with local experts and one that offers insight into our unique culture, history and environment plus the opportunity to experience our amazing underwater world is a huge build on our existing tourism product.

“Add to this, the amazing benefits our local people will accrue from this environmentally-oriented program are immeasurable.”

“This product is long overdue and one that I see as being highly successful going forward.”

Prices for seven-day/six-night cruises lead in at AU$2499* per person in quad share accommodation inclusive of all meals and all activities.

A daily per person AU$30.00 ‘kastom’ fee applies. SCUBA diving gear is available to rent.
*Conditions apply. For more information visit http://sidcruises.com.au

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