[SMALL-GROUP] SOFT-ADVENTURE SNORKELING to explore CORAL JUNGLE REEF: the healthiest coral reef in Phu Quoc (Max 8-9 PAX)

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Duration: 5-6 hours - Departure time subjects to the daily water conditions Transportation: Speedboat Trip type: Soft-Adventure & Scientific Snorkeling Language: Vietnamese - English Inclusions: Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off; High-quality, professional and clean snorkel equipment; Cold water; Fruits and Juice served on a private beach

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(applied to groups of adults - from 15 yrs old or Children from 160cm tall)

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INTRODUCTION

 
OnBird Soft-adventure Journey is proud to be the industry pioneer in introducing the new term “scientific snorkeling” to snorkelers and divers when visiting Phu Quoc Island and deciding to gain a real snorkeling experience. We take external factors (including water conditions, and lighting effects) into account to find out the best timeframe in terms of water conditions, and lighting effects for the snorkeling experience as well as to open our chance to visit the best spots in Phu Quoc Island daily. 
The Discovery Snorkeling trip (maximum 8-9 PAX and no non-swimming & under-12-year-old kid) is for those who would like to explore the healthiest coral reef of Phu Quoc Island, a decent coral reef in peace…
This soft-adventure snorkeling excursion to go searching for the peaceful atmosphere of old Phu Quoc where we find an old part of Phu Quoc Island on a touristy-avoiding route and explore the Phu Quoc Coral Jungle Reef which is the healthiest coral reef with the highest coverage of coral (around 82.5%) across Phu Quoc Island and whole Vietnam.
Coral Jungle Reef Introduction by OnBird: One of the largest and untouched coral reefs among 15 coral reefs in Phu Quoc, this is a typical fringing coral reef that can not be seen in the South of Phu Quoc. The depth range is 0.3 – 10 meters deep, also recognized that it possesses the incomparable highest coral coverage ratio (up to 82.5%) among 15 coral reefs in Phu Quoc Island, with the existence of 17 different coral species including anemone. The time to visit and discover the reef is just 4-5 months in the year. Coral coverage ratios at most of the coral reefs in Phu Quoc is around 50-60% but the Coral Jungle Reef is 82.5% thanks to its special geography where you see corals abundant at almost every corner of the reef.

TOUR OPERATION TIME: Oct-May

THE “CORAL JUNGLE DISCOVERY” DIFFERENCE?

  • Professional and Scientific Snorkeling (Licensed Operator) with high safety and risk management
  • Water conditions forecasting (wave level, wave direction, water current, underwater visibility, locations) and lighting effects are taken into account to maximize the snorkeling experience
  • Specialized Snorkeling & Skin-Diving Organization
  • Coral Safety: Specialized organization to not damage coral with anchors or tourist impact
  • Guaranteed smallest group snorkeling tour on the whole island, limit 8-9 participants/ tour
  • Carter to all skill levels (from Novice, Advanced, to Scuba Divers and Free-diver)
  • English-speaking underwater instructors throughout your entire in-water time who are highly trained and know the coral reef like the back of their hand
  • High-quality and clean snorkel equipment (anti-fog mask, semi-dry snorkel, open-heeled fins, floatation support device) (Read more)
  • Explore the Coral Jungle Reef which is the healthiest coral reef of Phu Quoc Island, a decent coral reef that can not be seen on scuba diving
  • OnBird Phu Quoc is the only company on the island that organizes specialized snorkeling trips to discover hidden coral spots, zonations of Phu Quoc which are discovered by our team
  • No shopping sites visiting or raising the hidden fee
  • Non-swimming kids under 12 y.o. & seniors above 65 y.o should not join
  • Perfect timing to gain quality snorkeling & relaxing time (departure time is subject to the water conditions, quick transfer by car and speedboat saves time and reduces seasickness, no wasting time of whole day

For environmental and marine protection, small-fishing with traditional reels and fish-feeding are prohibited in this snorkeling excursion (Why should you not feed the fish?)

Itinerary

IN BRIEF

  • Speedboat ride along the Old side of Phu Quoc
  • Coral Jungle Reef: Explore the healthiest coral reef of Phu Quoc Island
  • Half-moon Bay: Enjoy the old Phu Quoc atmosphere
  • Half-moon Beach: Enjoy the sunset drink at an idyllic beach

 

PICK-UP INFORMATION (Confirm on booking, depending on the water conditions forecasted by OnBird)

Beach pick-up by speedboat (no surcharge) is applied for these hotels: Green Bay Resort, Chez Carole Beach Resort

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IN DETAIL 

Pick up from your hotel to transfer to OnBird’s boat dock

Our guide and van will pick you up and transfer you to the boat dock; it’s roughly a 40 – 15-minute transfer depending on your hotel location.

 

Embark on the speedboat ride along old Phu Quoc Island

The speedboat ride along untouched old Phu Quoc in 25 minutes will help you feel relax and reconnect to nature

 

First stop: a calm & untouched beach
Take a short training session and briefing and relaxation before snorkeling time, relax and get familiar with open water

 

Move forward to the snorkeling site: Phu Quoc Coral Jungle Reef

Explore the Coral Jungle Reef (one of the healthiest coral reefs left in Phu Quoc Island) with the highest coverage of coral in Phu Quoc Island (up to 82.5%). 

  • Depth range: 0.3 – 9m depth
  • Coral & sea species: Table Coral, Cauliflower Coral, Mushroom Coral, Staghorn Coral, Octopus coral, Fiji Leather Coral, Brain coral, Giant Barrel Sponge, Sponges, Porite Coral, Cactus Coral, Cabbage Coral, Leaf Coral, Anemone…
  • Snorkeling time will be approximately 1.3 – 1.5 hours.

 

Hop on Robison Island (an isolated island) to rewind after snorkeling time 

Robison Island will be reached or not depending on the tides. Sometimes low tide makes it impossible to reach the island. Instead, our guide will spend more time snorkeling at the reef.

 

Get back to the last stop – a private beach. 

Enjoy drinks & fruits will be served  at the beach in a peaceful ambience

Transfer back to the hotel by car/ van

Optional: A sunset meal by the beach can be arranged upon request of all the participants at a charge.

Additional information
pax

1 pax, 2 pax, 3 pax, 4 pax

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TRAILER OF THE TOUR

 

What to expect

PRICE INCLUSIONS:

  • Hotel Pick-up /Drop-off by A/C Transfer
  • Spacious speedboat with only 9 participants in maximum
  • English- speaking Snorkeling/Diving instructors lead in the water throughout snorkeling time
  • Safety guidelines session for all participants before snorkeling
  • Snorkel gear (Anti-fog Diving Mask & Prescription masks, Tube, Flipper) – all of high-quality and sanitized between guests
  • Life vest or Open water Inflatable Swim Buoy
  • Mineral water during the tour and Ice-box on the speedboat
  • Fresh fruits & juice with a beach chair at a private beach

 

PRICE EXCLUSIONS:

  • Gratuities and everything do not appear from the aforementioned inclusion

 

SURCHARGE

1. Surcharges for pick up outside Duong Dong Town, Ong Lang, Cua Can, and Vung Bau areas as follows:

  • 250.000 VND /Group: Sol by Melia area (Sunset Sanato, Sol by Melia)
  • 300.000 VND/ group: Bai Truong areas (Novotel, InterContinental, Regent, Pullman..)
  • 500.000 VND /Group: An Thoi area (JW Marriot, New World Resort, Premier Residences, Premier Village..)
  • 450.000 VND /Group: Cay Sao Beach area (Jade Mountain, Naomi, The Pier resort,…

 

2. Children policy

  • No non-swimming children under 12 years old are accepted on this tour
  • Children from 12 to 14 years old and under 155cm tall will be charged half of the adult’s price
  • Children from 15 years old + or children from 155cm tall: charged as an adult’s price

3. A surcharge of 150,000 VND/ guest of the tour cost will be applied on National Public Holidays (30/4; 1/5; 1/9 2/9), Christmas (24/12) and New Year’s Eve (31/12 & 1/1)

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NOTES & PRO-TIPS:

  • Please have a full meal before the departure to have enough energy and bring some snacks with you in case you’re tired on the tour
  • Prepare a long-sleeved swimsuit/ rash guard for snorkeling to protect your skin and also to minimize the use of sun-cream (read WHY)
  • We provide high-quality snorkel equipment and floatation devices to use for the duration of your trip at no charge. You are also welcome to bring your own.
  • You could bring towels, and dry clothes to exchange after snorkeling time
  • Bring a waterproof camera to record underwater footage. Underwater photography by our guide is available upon request with a charge
  • In case of unanticipated bad weather elements, we will advise you to change the departure date or notify you to cancel the tour before the departure date.
  • Participants who appear intoxicated (read reason) before the tour may be refused service. In this case, no refunds will be given.
  • For a group/ party that contains more than 8 people, kindly contact us directly for further consultancy.

HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Due to the nature of this activity, it is not recommended for persons with impaired physical mobility or those in wheelchairs
  • It’s not recommended for those with medical conditions (high blood pressure, heart, epilepsy, serious asthma, etc.), pregnant women, or seniors (above 65 years old),…Please contact us to discuss more about your conditions, we’re sure to help you out.

 

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CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Any cancellation made at least 36 hours before departure time will be charged 50% the total amount of the trip
  • Any cancellation made within 24 hours before departure time will be charged 100% the total amount of the trip
  • Read more Reservation Terms and Conditions in details

 

SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

1. Who should join this tour?

  • People who are keen on corals (lost in the jungle of corals at Coral Jungle Reef)
  • People who want to see a fully alive coral reef (Coral Jungle Reef is the healthiest coral reef of Phu Quoc with 99% alive corals in the reef). 
  • Feel the old & untouched Phu Quoc beauty throughout the whole trip

 

2. What if I am an advanced snorkeler/ experienced swimmer?

  • As this is a group tour designed for all levels if the group has a few experienced guests we will spend time on them to ensure the safety of all. The group comprises non-little, more experienced guests so please stay comfortable with our itinerary. 
  • If you are an advanced snorkeler & diver please refer to our Advanced Snorkeling & Free-diving Trip 

 

2. Why does this tour cost more than the others?

  • The tour is limited to 8-9 PAX only: the number of participants is at least 2 – 3 – 4 times lower but the price is just 1/3, 1/4 higher relatively. 
  • Professional underwater guide accompany during snorkeling time
  • Requires a good understanding of water conditions and underwater geography by operator

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