Iabam Island Guided Adventure
The perfect blend of island and beach exploring and absolute beachfront bungalow accommodation.
- Use the dedicated Wild PNG Banana Boat to explore the nearby reefs and islands
- By night, sleep ashore in traditional island bungalow accommodation
- Relax around the evening fire
- Includes all meals and accommodation
The highlight of this island adventure is time on BoiBoi Waga and Iabam Islands (Pronounced 'Yabam'), two of the most pristine islands with excellent fringing reefs and perfect photo opportunities. The sand island perfectly represents what a tropical island is, with coconut palms hanging over the ocean, crystal clear shallow water leading to the sandy beaches from the perfect fringing coral reefs.
You'll start your adventure by boarding your dedicated WildPNG Banana Boat at East Cape, about 50km east of Alotau. We'll then spend the next 2 days and nights exploring BoiBoi Waga and Iabbam islands and the nearby islands, reefs and beaches of the inner Milne Bay region while spending the nights ashore in traditional bungalow accommodation. By day, you can wander around the beautiful island and beaches and fringing reefs where you can relax, wander, swim, snorkel and fish at your pleasure. By night, you'll sleep in traditional beachfront bungalows, relax by the fire and enjoy traditionally cooked meals mostly based on local seafood caught during the day.
We have snorkelling gear available for hire and also fishing gear too is available. You can walk completely around BoiBoi Waga Island, easily in about one hour, Yabbam Island takes longer but has more family villages to explore. The beaches are beautiful sandy beaches leading from shallow, calm, sheltered and crystal clear water out to the fringing coral reefs that completely encircle the islands. There is always a shady and sheltered piece of sand to relax on as you watch the occasional local visitor going about their daily subsistence living of tending their gardenson the islands. You can also enjoy fishing and spearfishing the islands reefs, but you will need to bring your own gear.
Locals here are friendly and inquisitive, be open to them as they strike up conversation with you. Many life long friendships have been made this way in Papua New Guinea's remote islands of Milne Bay.
Make your way from Alotau to East Cape where you'll find the Wild PNG Banana Boat Transfers. (We'll provide you a map and directions). You can get there by taxi (About 100 Kina each way), or even easier is to jump onto a Public Motor Vehicle in Alotau and head towards East Cape. They'll deliver you right to our door :) Alternatively, you can book transfers with Wild PNG Transport from Alotau to East Cape on this website. (See the link at the top of this page)
Bring your normal tropical and beach wear. Snorkelling gear if you have it and you want to snorkel and fishing gear if you have that and want to fish. We do have snorkelling gear available to rent (Rental helps us keep the gear new and in good condition for everyone) and we also have fishing gear available for rent too. Fishing lures, you'll need to buy and you can expect to lose some as the fish in the area are pretty serious ! If you want to drink alcohol, you'll need to get that in Alotau before you head out to us, also pick up any snacks and softdrinks you'd like while your on the adventure bvefore you leave Alotau as there are no chance of resupply during the guided adventure unless it is an emergency.
All your accommodation and meals during the 4 day, 3 night adventure.
You'll need to arrange transfers to and from East Cape. See the section on 'Getting Here' for more information on how to do that.