Take your time and cruise aboard Starlight, a cirumnavigation capable expedition yacht with a touch of comfort. 7 days cruising further than the inshore island groups of Milne Bay allowing us to go places, only remote cruising yachts get to.
- Explore more remote islands, reefs and anchorages
- Snorkel, swim and fish incredibly diverse fringing and offshore reefs
- Visit uninhabited, remote tropical islands
- Share time with tiny remote communities and families living isolated subsistence lives
With 7 days available, Wild PNG's Starlight expedition sailing can go further and spend more time in the worlds most untouched tourist destination, Milne Bay. Each day, we'll move from a beutiful anchorage to the next perfect anchorage along the way. There is no fixed itinerary. We'll decide when and where to go among the crew and passengers. The skipper will suggest options he see's as suitable, safe and achievable based on what the passengers say they want to see and do.
Starlight is a 50' modern expeditionary cruising yacht and perfectly capable of a world circumnavigation. She's stylish and comfortable down below, right down to the airconditioned interior and cabins. She has 240v and 12 volt power on board and all the electronics and gadgetry that long distance yachts need and use. If you've always wanted to learn to sail in a real ocean giong yacht, or you already know but miss your time on the water, then Starlight is for you. You can help crew the yacht, or simply relax and watch the world slowly pass by at a sedate sailing pace. On board there are 2 private double cabins with a shared ensuite and a private stateroom with it's own private ensuite.
Typically, we move to one or two destinations during the day depending on the distance we decide to cover that day and the prevailing tide and weather conditions. We can reach further in 7 days and even get out as far as the Skelton Island group in the right weather conditions. On a 7 day adventure, we reagularly reach remote anchorages along Basilaki and Sidea Islands and all the way out to offshore reefs and tiny uninhabited tropical islets.
The fishing and snorkelling in these remoter areas is simply amazing and difficult to describe. Let's just say we doubt you've sen marine life this abundant anywhere else.
The more remote anchorages, sometimes host small communities around family size and they rarely get visitors, let alone visiting yachts. You're made welcome in their little part of the world and you'll make friends for sure.
We fish as we move from location to location and the diet onboard is predominantly seafood based. We often get access to crayfish and mudcrabs depending on where we are, so this becomes part of opur diet whenever we can.
You can snorkel in most anchorages right from the yacht or the shore on our anchorages fringing reefs and when the weather is calm, we can somethimes snorkel the huge drop offs of the remoter offshore reefs.
Catch a taxi from Alotau to Levis Bay (about 200 Kina) about 25km east of Alotau on the road to East Cape. Or you can travel like the locals do on a public motor vehicle (PMV) for about 12 Kina each way. Just catch the one to East Cape and tell the driver your joining the sailing vessel Starlight at Levis Bay. He'll drop you at our 'front door'. Or, you can book your pickup and transfers from Wild PNG Trabnsport using the link at the top of this page.
Bring your swimming and snorkelling gear if you have it. We have a small quantity of sizes available for rent on board if you don't have any, but it's better to bring your own and gaurantee your fit. If you have some fishing gear, you can bring that too. If you want to drink alcohol, you'll need to get that in Alotau before you head out to Starlight along with any snacks and softdrinks you'd like for your trip. We won't be pasing any shops along during the adventure.
All meals and accommodation while on board.
You can rent snorkelling gear on board although sizes are limited. Rental helps us replace and keep them in good condition for all our guests. You can also rent fishing gear on board if you'd like to try that and we rent it for the same reason.