Lifou’s Jinek Bay is one of the Pacific Islands’ most pristine marine ecologies. It holds one of the world’s most diverse ranges of coral and more than 2000 fish species. Unfortunately, because of the volume of visitors to its pristine waters, this haven is slowly being destroyed.
So the local community have got together with P&O, to make sure this paradise remains beautiful! The Marine Reserve Pass helps reduce environmental impact, as well as helping locals maintain this priceless attraction.
Depart the tender wharf on a short self-guided walk over to Jinek Bay. You’ll be met by the community custodian, who’ll exchange your ticket for a wristband, giving you access to the water during your allotted time.
Listen out for the short visitor guidelines, as well as a short history on Jinek Bay and the Marine Preservation project.
*As this is a marine pass, no equipment or guides are provided. There is a limit of 100 people per departure (AM/PM) and you must be a capable swimmer/snorkeller to access Jinek Bay.
Please note: this is a marine pass - no equipment or guides are provided.
Once you disembark your ship, make your own way to Jinek Bay where you will be able to enter the water within your allotted time.
Please ensure you bring your own snorkelling gear as this is not included in your pass. Snorkelling gear can be hired onboard your ship or from local vendors at the site (limited numbers available).
To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring swimmers, a towel, and bottled water.
This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
Bluebottles are known to occasionally appear during summer.