The islands of the South Pacific are an extraordinary world that exceed everyone’s expectations. They are as sensuous as the paintings of Gauguin, more adventurous than the tales of Robert Louis Stevenson and more romantic than James Michener’s fabled Bali Hai. Ancient volcanoes, lush rainforest, diverse marine life, encounters with fascinating cultures and some of the world’s most exotic birds all await your discovery during this island hopping expedition.
Join us aboard the MS Island Sky as we sail through the South Seas and visit some extraordinarily beautiful islands with exotic cultures and exceptionally unique and beautiful landscapes. Being welcomed by friendly locals into a remote village untouched by the modern world is truly a memorable experience. Setting off from Vanuatu we will be sailing through an area long associated with Captain Cook, Captain Bligh and the Bounty and can promise you an unforgettable voyage to a corner of the world which has lured adventurers and romantics alike ever since Magellan first sailed to these waters in 1521. Of course the real age of European exploration did not take place until the 18th century, and many of the islands we will visit have changed little since that time. Their sheer isolation has been their saving grace and apart from an influx of missionaries in the late 19th century, western culture has made few inroads into most of the islands.
An expedition such as this requires a vessel akin to the MS Island Sky with the ability to adapt to her surroundings, land on remote atolls using the fleet of Zodiac landing craft and follow in the wake of whales and dolphins all while providing a comfortable base. In addition and adding further to your enjoyment will be our experienced expedition team who will be able to inform you on the marine life, birdlife and culture of the islands we will be discovering.