May 29-June 8, 2018

The last 10 days here on the Bilikiki were all about snorkelling as we were joined by a group of 20 snorkelers from the USA, Canada and Australia once again under the expert leadership of Wendy Simon from Snorkelling Etc.

We could not have asked for better conditions with calm seas and plenty of sunshine to help enjoy the beauty of the reefs from a different perspective than scuba diving. Every day we did at least two long sessions in the water to discover the diverse marine life.  On numerous occasions our snorkelers were rewarded with curious sharks. We also snorkelled with eagle rays, schooling jacks and barracudas, and saw plenty of nudibranchs, gobies, and different species of anemone fish. The beautiful hard coral gardens at Kicha and Mbulo impressed everyone, as did the magnificent soft corals along the reef of Karumolun. We observed a female cuttlefish laying eggs, juvenile batfish hiding in the sea grass, banded sea crates, turtles and bumphead parrotfish too. In Karanjou the adrenalin was running high when 14 blacktip sharks came up close and personal to our guests.

It was a wonderful trip and we would like to thank our guests for being such a great and fun loving group, it made every day a pleasure. We hope to see you all again soon!

With best fishes and happy snorkelling
Tina & Oli and all the Bilikiki crew

Posted by Sam and Kellie on June 12, 2018

What our guests say

"I have just returned from a 10 night stay on board the Bilikiki. It was my first trip on the Bilikiki however friends we were with have been 3 or 4 ti... Read More"

Pearl Corker

"Just really, really, really enjoyed our trip!!! We really fell in love with Pato and Fernando. They did an excellent job guiding us! The crew is as go... Read More"

Darlene Myers

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Karen Doby

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Alex Davids

"Second time and still finding new sights to see! Wonderful trip well worth the effort....."

Reed Nescher

"Always a great time on the Bilikiki. Spectacular diving, excellent food and an amazing crew. One of the best laid out boats I've been diving on."

Mike Aitken

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Lauren Thomas

"If I could rate them 6 stars I would!!! Amazing boat, crew, food and diving."

Brett Lobwein

"My bucket list trip. Outstanding crew and service. Superb diving. Stable and comfortable vessel and accommodations. The chefs do a marvellous job, eve... Read More"

Fred Catella

"I have been on many Bilikiki trips over the past eight years, and I will keep going back again and again. I’ve dived in more than 15 countries and h... Read More"

Joanna O'Shea

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Thane Kreiner

"Just got back from a 10 day trip on Bilikiki with Tina and Oli. The whole Bilikiki team made our trip a memorable one, despite the temperamental weath... Read More"

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