Here is a list of the better spots to anchor
. There are no marina type facilities for the cruising yachties. Some corrupt ( Sorry gaming the system) officials in Alotau and anything in reach of a canoe is fair game
at some villages. Newspaper, fish
hooks, sugar,rice, flour and cooking oil
will be handy for trade
. Samarai may refer you to Alotau for Quarantine clearance. Have classified them with safety
, comfort and accessability in mind 1 to 5 bad to good.
3 Kwato mission channel.
2 Possession Bay ( beware of the pearl farm )
5 Kana Kopi ( the best anchorage in PNG ) Much WW2 debris.
4 Alotau ( anchor off the war memorial )
4 Wagga Wagga
1 East Cape (off the nthn side if you have to )
5 Sewa Bay
2 Obsevation Island ( feel your way right in )
5 Bedoya. Geothermal activity
3 Sebatuia bay
3 Basima ( open to the SE winds )
3 Wawiwa - Yabwai channel. (About the only good anchorage in the Amphlet group )
2 Boli Point ( Kiriwina Island )
5 Losuia. Narrow channel with 2 m water at high tide sandy bottom )
4 Kuyawa Island
3 Munuwata Island
5 Labi Island. ( The epitome of south sea islands )
3 Kitava Island
3 Egum attol
3 Alcester Island
5 Guasopa ( Eastern end of Woodlark ) WW2 air strips with scrapped aircraft in the bush.
5 Budi Budi.
If you would like more detail feel free to ask. Phone
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