Relics Of World War II


Step back in time on a fascinating history lesson at Espiritu Santo’s WWII sites. During WWII Espiritu Santo was a naval harbour, military supply and support base for 100,000 allied troops. At the end of the war, US forces abandoned the island leaving a large amount of equipment that remain as fascinating relics. Stop at the Japanese jail named after the surviving crew of two Japanese torpedo boats that sunk in the Coral Sea. Visit BP Wharf, built to support the navy’s large vessels, and now home to yachts and other marine craft. Stop at a lookout point with views over Segond Chanel, Tutuba and Aore Islands. Your guide will point out the position of the submarine nets and the sea mines that sunk the SS President Coolidge. Visit Euart’s Memorial, named for Capt. Elwood Euart who sacrificed his life saving men on the SS President Coolidge. Finally, thousands of tons of military equipment was abandoned in the ocean by the US military at Million Dollar Point. Today, it is a popular dive site teeming with coral-encrusted equipment scattered across the ocean floor. Special Notes: Special Notes: • Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a hat, plenty of bio-degradable sunscreen and bottled water.
  • Location

    Santo

  • Tour Code

    LU1035

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $99.99
    Children (12 & under) from $79.99

Photography

Photo opportunities abound

Refreshments

Enjoy a complimentary soft drink at Beachfront Resort (the site of a WWII American small boat base)

Special Notes

• Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a hat, plenty of bio-degradable sunscreen and bottled water
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