Pre Trip Information

Passports
  • It is an Immigration requirement that all travellers passports must be valid for at least 6 months at time of arriving into Vanuatu.
Transfers & Arrival
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Upon arrival you will be met by our team and transferred to Trees and Fishes Private Retreat. AT AIRPORT LOOK OUT FOR OUR TEAM WITH OCEAN BLUE UNIFORM as you make your way out towards the main taxi stand.

 

Trees & Fishes Private Retreat
  • Casual wear for Trees & Fishes Private Retreat is suitable. Light clothing fine with long sleeve or warmer gear for boat or for evening.
  • Each person should bring a spray jacket or rain coat for the boat, wet days offshore.
  • Towels are provided in the rooms.
  • Laundry service available, charged to room.
  • Bring own toiletries, good hat, polarised sunglasses and sun protection.
  • WiFi is available, although connection varies from great to ok.
  • You wont need Vatu (local currency) at the lodge. Simply use credit card for your room tab.
Money
  • Exchange any AUD into Vatu in Vanuatu for a better exchange rate. There are ATM (ANZ) at Port Vila Airport and both ANZ and Westpac ATM’s in town.
  • Extras at the lodge will be alcohol, bar snacks. If you choose to, you can share a gratutity/tip to our crew at the end of the trip as a personal gesture of appreciation.

You can offer this directly to your guide or it can be added to your room tab if you prefer.

 

Cameras/Phones/Contact
There are some spectacular locations we will fish, so make sure at the very least you bring a stills camera. Vanuatu use Australian 3 pin style 220-240 volt sockets. For those who have multiple devices we recommend bring with you a multi socket surge guard. 3G Mobile reception is available. For those who need to stay in touch with home please activate your roaming service prior to arriving.

 

Meals/Alcohol
Trees and Fishes is a licensed premises and do not allow BYO alcohol. You will dine on fresh local fish caught daily by our own boats, enjoy organic meats, fresh fruit and vegetables, especially prepared for you by our local team. Any guests with dietary requirements are requested to advise me prior to their arrival as each evening meal is a set seat down feast.

 

Non Angler Activites
For non angling guests, wellness services can be arranged. Morning and afternoon tours/transfers into town for a bout of shopping plus private guided tours. There are lots of other activities available from kayaking, waterfalls, ziplining, helicopter tours, cultural tours and numerous adventure activities.
Having local knowledge, our team can recommend and help arrange any additional activities & tours for you during your stay on the island.

 

Travel Insurance
It is compulsory that guests on our adventures take out appropriate travel insurance which includes evacuation cover. Please be aware that we operate in a remote country with little in the way of coast guard or emergency services. In the unlikely event of a serious accident or illness a medical evacuation may be necessary which may require helicopter and or Lear jet evacuation. It’s important all on board are covered financially for such an unlikely event.
We ask for a copy of each individual policy in the case of an emergency. The policy can either be emailed to us prior to arrival (preferred) or provided at check in.

 

Local Culture
We have a great relationship with local Ni Vanuatu islanders. You will be fishing within their domain. Over the past 20 years we have developed excellent relationships with the local populations throughout the islands. Though we practice sustainable recreational fishing we will keep some fish not only for the table but to give to the local villagers in thanks for allowing us to fish their waters. This is greatly appreciated by the local indigenous people and enhances our ongoing relationship.

Don’t take our word for it

Fantastic trip with 5 star, fishing, crew, accommodation and meals. An excellent way to kick off one of the “bucket list” items. Sensational way to spend a week. We will definitely return.

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Chris & Darren Ryan Australia

Amazing fishing, food and staff. Jeanine is amazing. We will be back.

kim

Kim & Richard Frizell Broom – Australia