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This is where we hope you will spend most of your trip — inside the boats using them to get to the best surf spots, fishing grounds, exploring Pohnpei waters or just cruising around.
Our main priority with the boats is to get you quickly and safely from point A to B. In eight seasons we never had a boat accident with guests or a boat that had to be towed back to the camp from any unsafe location. Even if we have a motor problem we always have a boat on standby at the camp to come pick you up, or many friends on the island that would be happy to help us. Our boat pilots are born and raised here. No need of GPS for these guys. They know these reefs like the palms of their hands.
All our boats are very well maintained and equipped with cell phones, radio, first aid kits, GPS (when needed) coolers for food and drinks, ice, lots of shaded area, seat cushions, fishing and diving equipment (when needed).
During the summer of 2012 (around July, August and September) we will be upgrading, fixing and adding a few new motors to the boats so they might look a little bit different (and better) than the ones described below.
As of today, July 2012, we have four boats in operation. From 27 to 33 ft long, all fiberglass and mostly Honda latest generation outboard motors. We total more than 800 hp in our fleet. Our boats are ideal for rides in the lagoon, to the surf, shallow and deep water, with an average speed of 25 to 30 mph under good conditions. We do take pride in our fleet of boats to make sure you have a safe and comfortable ride.
We leave it up to the guests to choose when they want to leave based on weather, waves and activities to be done that day.
With up to eight guests we use only one boat. When we have more than 8 guests we use a second boat.
If we have two boats going, the first one leaves early, with or without breakfast, and the second one leaves around one to two hours later. That helps to break the crowd apart. We usually bring some snacks and water on the boat but you are welcome to bring your own food or order some take-out from the restaurant.
Ideally, we want to spend the whole day out, especially if the surf is good. When we do have two boats out, a group that wants to return to the hotel can go back on one of the boats, usually leaving the bigger boat out at the line up for a later return to the hotel.
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