March 14-24, 2023 trip

Bilikiki has returned from its first 10 day trip of the 2023 season. We had a wonderful group of people from the United States, Australia and the UK onboard. The weather was very much in our favour and we spent most of our days under sunny skies.
A variety of dive sites from shallow coral gardens to deep walls, seamounts, wrecks, caves and canyons held something for everyone. How lucky we were with our sightings! Even a playful oceanic manta ray came along while diving on a wreck! We spotted sharks on many dives (including silvertips), spotted eagle rays, big schools of barracudas, jacks, and snappers, as well as juvenile spadefish, nudibranchs, signal gobies, orang-utan crabs, spearing mantis shrimps and the ever popular cuttlefish, to only name a few of the things we saw. During the night dives our divers were especially in awe of the strange flashlight fish and all the other weird critters that come out at night.
Way up north, in Marovo Lagoon, our enthusiastic guests visited the wood carvers and were able to purchase some beautiful souvenirs of the Solomons. Another highlight was our village visit in the Russell Islands, where we were entertained by the locals with custom singing and dancing. The incredible panpipe music got everyone clapping their hands, and in the end we were all singing and dancing together with the villagers - an unforgettable experience!
We would like to thank all of our guests for their visit and for coming to share these moments with us. You were all absolutely amazing and we can't wait to see you again!
And finally, we also want to thank our incredible Bilikiki crew for all of their hard work and their smiles while doing so.
Thank you, Tagio tumas
Tina & Oli

Thank you to Jon May who took these stunning drone shots during the trip!

Group onboard the Bilikiki in the Solomon Islands

Drone shot of the Bilikiki in the Solomon Islands

Posted by Sam and Kellie on March 24, 2023

What our guests say

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

Brett Lobwein

"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

"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

"I had an amazing 10 nights onboard the Bilikiki! The dive sites were so diverse and so beautiful, we had some amazing encounters with wildlife, the cr... Read More"

Lauren Thomas

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

Reed Nescher

"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 did my 1000th dive on my second trip on the Bilikiki. Last time was in 2005 and then I thought it was the best liveaboard I had been on. It still is... Read More"

Alex Davids

"Bilikiki is much more than a great dive boat with a fantastic crew sailing the remote Solomon Islands and discovering new and beautiful dive sites; it... Read More"

Thane Kreiner

"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

"I can't think of a better way to spend 12 days than on board Bilikiki. It is absolutely spectacular diving amongst healthy corals, colorful fishes, st... Read More"

Karen Doby

"The trip of a lifetime! Impeccable crew, perfect organization, beautiful landscapes under and above water, new friends, incredible wildlife. My eyes a... Read More"

Stephanie Loubat

"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

"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"

Jonathan Rose