Palau has some of Micronesia's richest flora and
fauna, both on land and underwater. As part of the western Caroline
Islands, the westernmost part of Micronesia, this tightly clustered
group of islands is made up of high islands, low coral atolls, and
limestone Rock Islands. The main group of Palau islands all lie
within a single coral reef.
With over 1500 varieties of reef and pelagic fish and 4 times as
many species of coral than the Caribbean, Palau is one of the
world's truly spectacular snorkeling spots. Things to be seen
during your trip to Palau include immense tabletop corals,
interlocking thickets of staghorn coral, soft corals of all types
and colors, manta rays, sea turtles, moray eels, giant clams, gray
reef sharks, sea snakes, the rare dugong or chambered nautilus.
Spend a day during your Palau tour with a Palauan
guide who will provide a local's insight into this rich culture.
Your guide will explain how this culture expresses itself in its
intricately carved wooden story boards, its delicate woven
artifacts, its dance, music, myths and legends. You'll visit the
bai, the public meeting center which affords a glimpse
into Palauan society through the painted carvings that tell a story
on its interior posts, beams and gables.
Spend a half day exploring the capital of Palau.
Visit the Palau National Museum, the Sakurai Memorial, the restored
Japanese Shinto Shrine, and a remote village. Visit the local jail
to see some of the best storyboards being made. There is a gift
shop in the jail which sells the finished products.
The silent kayak is the perfect vehicle to tour
Palau and its intricate network of sheltered bays, marine lakes,
tropical beaches, mangrove channels and coral gardens. The kayak
guides are all trained naturalists committed to sharing their
knowledge of this diverse archipelago. Take a snorkel stop in azure
waters and explore hidden beaches, while paddling in and out of the
amazing mushroom-shaped rock islands.
Ulong Island Tour
Ulong Island is an historian's dream come true.
Explore ancient Palauan rock art, forgotten Yapese stone money and
historical monuments. Enjoy world-class snorkeling sites, tropical
beaches and a journey into Jurassic Lake.
Nikko Bay Tour
Nikko Bay provides a fantastic mix of beautiful
coral gardens, marine lakes and WWII historic sights. Enjoy
paddling through tunnels, into marine caves and around rock
One of the most fascinating snorkeling sites in the
world isn't in the ocean at all, it's inland, on the island of
Palau. At Jellyfish Lake, millions of stingless jellyfish float and
undulate in slow motion through the salty, emerald water. A must
see on any Palau tour, the lake is an unusual ecosystem in that it
is an isolated marine lake inhabited by millions of harmless
jellyfish that have no natural predators. An ethereal,
Plan on a day of action which will include cliff
jumps, rope swings and underwater cave exploration. You'll kayak
through a tunnel into lost lake, then brave Cassiopeia Lake, which
is guarded by jellyfish and giant barracuda.
Long Lake Tour
This Palau tour is a relaxing mix of kayaking,
snorkeling and exploring. A rushing current through a crystal clear
mangrove channel carries you into Long Lake. The lake is filled
with giant clams, turtles, eagle rays and soaring birds. Other
highlights include the Palauan burial cave, Secret Lake and the
Discover the bounty that lies inside Palau's
pristine reefs and along the island's beautiful coastline. Explore
uncharted fishing grounds aboard a fully equipped 26-foot power
Seacat, casting for giant trevally, snapper and grouper along the
reef and trolling for tuna and marlin. Enjoy a day of cattch and
release sport fishing on your Palau trip.
Enjoy Palau's spectacular sunset aboard the