Island Tour by Boat


Most of the shorelines of Yap are covered by thick mangrove forests. Touring through calm and shallow channels in mangroves by boat, overlooking traditional men's houses on shoreline, is something you cannot miss.




Mangroves are shrubs or trees that grow in coastal intertidal zone. There are about 20 different species of mangroves in Yap despite being far away from the continent.




With mangroves, the islands are really protected from high waves caused by typhoons, tidal movement or even tsunami. Life in Yap has been quite dependent on these vegetations making use of them in every aspect.




It will be nice to leave early in the morning before the air is stirred by traffic to enjoy rich fragrance from the trees. Mornings and late afternoons are also good in sighting birds and fruit bats. You might be greeted by little red fiddler crabs or even a big mangrove crab on the way when the tide is relatively low.




Rumung is the northernmost island among the four islands that make Yap and where the biggest stone money in size lies. Since the island remains without road access from the other islands, you can visit there only by boat.




You may enjoy snorkeling during a boat tour or stop by on a beach to relax as long as the tide allows. Our boat tours are flexible according to your taste and interest. Please ask for arrangements you wish in advance.




Note that water activities in Yap are highly influenced by the tidal movement. Boat speed, water visibility, current conditions and starting time of every boat tour varies daily according to the tide.




Please ask in advance in order for us to make the best plan for you in any style of boat tours in Yap.




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Tour Rates:

Tour Name Regular Rate Early Bird
Includes: Boat, guide, necessary snorkeling equipment for snorkeling inclusive tour, hotel (within Colonia only) pick-ups and snacks or Island Style Lunch for tours with (*).

Surcharge for single participant: $35.00

Mangrove Boat Cruise $80.00 $72.00
Mangrove Boat Cruise with Snorkeling @ Mantas' Channel $90.00 $81.00
Mangrove Boat Cruise and Rumung Island Visit $99.00 $89.00
Mangrove Boat Cruise and Rumung Island Visit with Snorkeling (*) $110.00 $99.00

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P. O. Box 238, Colonia
Yap, FM 96943-238
Federated States of Micronesia
Phone: 691(350)3407