Planet Blue Kayak Tours
Our Planet Blue kayak tours offer a wonderful way to experience the beauty of Palau's rock islands. Palau boasts more than 300 emerald islands set in crystal clear, turquoise lagoons. Our kayak tours provide the perfect medium to explore Palau's hidden network of marine lakes, mangrove channels, marine tunnels, tropical beaches, and marine caverns, all in the serenity of nature. No paddling experience is necessary. All tours begin with paddling instruction and speedboat shuttles to and from the kayak site to maximize fun and adventure while eliminating long, tiring paddle distances. Planet Blue offers a variety of day tours through the world-famous rock islands. All of the tours are a well balanced mixed of light paddling through calm waters with a combination of birding, snorkeling, hiking and exploring. The tours are led by naturalist guides, armed with maps, books, specimens, and binoculars to help highlight the treasures of this Micronesian paradise. Planet Blue uses the highest quality kayak equipment available. We offer all of our guests the freedom of choosing single or double Perception sea kayaks. These open-top sea kayaks are equipped with dry storage hatches, thigh straps, and incredibly comfortable seats for full-back support. We've chosen lightweight paddles, which are perfect for novice or professional paddlers.
We provide you with dry bags and boxes to waterproof everything from T-shirts to video cameras. Our service is first class. We offer free shuttle service to and from all hotels in Koror. Every tour begins with a review of our tour menu and we do our best to honor requests. After a brief orientation to the kayaks and paddles we are swept into the rock islands by speedboat shuttle to begin our adventure. It was the moon, tides and the winds which shaped Palau's wonders, and out of respect, we strive to ensure that each and every tour is a unique and unforgettable experience for our guests. Although we do our best to honor our guests' tour requests, we remind all visitors that many of our journeys are dependant upon the tides and winds. Each day we'll choose from a menu of experiences and do our best to deliver the tour that matches the conditions. Our goal is to provide the safest, most comfortable, enjoyable, and educational paddling & snorkeling adventure each and every day. Planet Blue offers six amazing kayak & snorkeling day tours that deliver a diversity of paddling trips combined with Palau's most spectacular inner lagoon snorkel sites. Led by world class local naturalists, all tours include a gentle mix of paddling, snorkeling, birding, exploring, and beach time, featuring pristine coral gardens, reef fish nurseries, hidden lagoons, marine caves, limestone tunnels, forgotten WWII sites, ancient Palauan villages, and breathtaking tropical beaches. With speed boat shuttles to and from the Rock Islands, every tour is guaranteed to be a relaxing experience.
Things to Bring:
Hat, sunscreen, good foot protection, rain jacket, camera and video, and a mask & snorkel. Diving lights are recommended for caves and tunnels. Snorkel gear and dive lights are available for rent at Sam's Tours, home of Planet Blue.
State Permits; Snorkel Equipment; Meals unless specifically indicated; To book Planet Blue Day Tours, please contact Sam's Tours Reservations Desk.
Planet Blue offers six amazing kayak & snorkeling day tours that deliver a diversity of paddling trips combined with Palau's most spectacular inner lagoon snorkel sites.
Led by world class local naturalists, all tours include a gentle mix of paddling, snorkeling, birding, exploring, and beach time, featuring pristine coral gardens, reef fish nurseries, hidden lagoons, marine caves, limestone tunnels, forgotten WWII sites, ancient Palauan villages, and breathtaking tropical beaches. With speed boat shuttles to and from the Rock Islands, every tour is guaranteed to be a relaxing experience.
- Nikko Bay Tour - An excellent tour for kids and adventurers of all ages.
- Risong Bay - Explore inner lagoon nurseries for baby sharks and tropical fish.
- German Lighthouse - Our best mixture of land and sea time.
- Long Lake Tour & Tunnels of Doom - A naturalist's dream come true.
- The Tarzan Tour - Specially choreographed for extreme adventurers
- Ulong Island - A beautiful mix of birding and snorkeling and beaches.
Overnight Trips & Expeditions
1-Day Guided Day Tour with overnight camping & 1-Day Self-Guided Exploration
For the more adventurous and independent explorer, join a guided day tour of Nikko Bay, camp overnight on a quiet beach and continue exploring by yourself the next day. Planet Blue provides all necessary maps, tidal charts and detailed routing information. Tour price includes hotel pick-up, full day guided tour, lunch on the first day, beach drop off, complete set of camping gear, cooler for your food supplies and kayak rental for the second day. Add additional self-guided days for Kayak and Camping gear rental fee.
Planet Blue offers kayak rentals, equipment rentals and complete outfitting for guests who wish to explore our paradise on their own. We recommend joining a day tour for orientation on tides, winds, navigation, and natural history. Rental includes detailed instructions on logistics and attractions. We include waterproof topographical maps, anchors, tide charts, and dry-bags or dry-boxes to insure a safe and secure tropical adventure.
Camping Gear Rentals:
Planet Blue is Palau's best-equipped outfitter, offering all the camping gear you might require. Our “Full Set Camping Gear Rental” includes: Tent, air mattress, sheet & pillow, dry bags & boxes, stove & cooking gear, cutlery, solar shower, Tiki torches & cooler.
Planet Blue's expedition company Paddling Palau, offer customized kayak camping expeditions for up to ten nights through Palau 's majestic Rock Islands . With more than 500 limestone islands and a countless number of beaches, camping opportunities abound. Tour itineraries can be customized to suit your interests, abilities and time budgets. Our expert guides will lead you on an unforgettable paddle, snorkel, exploration, and camping experience. In addition to all of the Day Tour attractions, we'll also add sunset & moonlight paddles, night snorkeling, and camp bonfires under the Micronesian skies. Our local naturalist will not only teach guests about Palau 's flora, fauna, and history, they also take care of all the cooking & camping chores.
Paddling Palau will provide all of the creature comforts and necessities for camping, including tents & air mattresses, sheets & pillows, solar showers, and tiki torches. Guides and assistants will paddle all of the food and cooking equipment in coolers strapped to the bow of their double kayaks. Guests need only bring their personal items and camping gear. We also provide dry bags & boxes, as well as waterproof storage pods.
Our typical three-day, two-night expedition includes Nikko Bay , Risong Bay , and the German Lighthouse. Itineraries of up to five days include added bonuses like Long Lake , Jellyfish Lake , as well as sites not visited on the Day Tours like Giant Clam Beach and Rainbow Reef. A trip of up to seven days would allow guests to enjoy the drama of outer reef snorkeling at Big Drop off and Turtle Cove, and depending on the wind and tides, you could even journey to Carp Island , Peleliu, or Ulong Island .
Tours cost $200.00 per person, per day, which includes all kayak & camping gear, food & beverages, expert local naturalist guides, and any necessary speed boat shuttles. For $250.00 per person per day we can upgrade the tents to walk in tents with folding beds. This trip is a bit more amenities oriented. Our beautiful equatorial climate allows us to run camping tours year-round. Generally, we need a minimum of four guests to run an expedition.
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