Namua Turtle Island and Eastern Upolu Tour

6 to 7 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
2 - 15
Mobile ticket


• You will receive invaluable historical and cultural insight as High Chief Tai and his associates take you to visit Namua Island where you can snorkel, spot and swim with wild turtles. You will be taken back by a little boat to the main island where the tour will continue on to the ever famous Lalomanu Beach where you can buy a nice cold drink or even jump in the ocean again. Our other stops include Vavau Beach where Survivor Reality Show was filmed, To Sua Ocean Trench and Sopoaga Falls where you will see how we make coconut cream and other cultural demonstrations. Take the chance to not only see the sights but learn about the Samoan way of life called "faasamoa" from a real Samoan High Chief.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Apia area only
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Sopoaga Falls
  • Entry/Admission - To Sua Ocean Trench

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Namua, Namua, Aleipata Islands

This is a secluded island with crystal clear water and pristine white sandy beach off the Eastern Coast of Upolu where a motor boat will take you on a 15 minute ride. This is where turtles frequently come to nest so you will have a chance to see them on the boat ride.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Lalomanu Beach, Main South Coast Road, Lalomanu, Upolu Samoa

We can stop here for a refreshing cocktail if needed.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Vavau Beach Fales, Samoa

This is where the reality TV show Survivor was filmed. One of my favorite beaches in Samoa.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: To Sua Ocean Trench, Lotofaga Aleipata, Lotofaga, Upolu Samoa

This is the most advertised spot about Samoa where you descend down 30 meters from a ladder to a naturally formed water hole for swimming in the aqua blue water.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Sopoaga Falls, Upolu Samoa

Look at the powerful water as it runs off the Sopoaga gorge. You will also be treated to cultural demonstrations of how we make one of the most used ingredients for traditional cooking..."coconut cream".

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Faga-loa Bay, Samoa

Have a look at one of the most isolated villages on Upolu from 700 meters above sea level and get an awwsome panoramic view from the mountains into the lush green valleys of Le Mafa Pass.

Duration: 15 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Snorkeling equipment is not available for hire.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
Adam J
December 2019

Super helpful with any questions I had about visiting Samoa. Thank you, highly recommend this company and chief tai

February 2023

We are a couple in our 60's and experienced independent travelers. Tai was our driver guide on two full day tours and coordinated our third tour. First tour was to Monono Island to spend hands on time with a family in their daily life (Thank you for allowing us to visit) and included a walk aro...

January 2023

My trip to Samoa wouldn't have been the same without Tai. Hands down the best tour company/experience that Samoa has to offer. Tai made me feel at home and made sure that my short stay in Samoa was simply the best. Sorry that this is a lengthy review but I think Tai & team deserve all the glory a...

February 2020

My friends and I joined Tai on his Turtle Island and Eastern Upolu full day tour, and what a brilliant experience it was!! He was warm, hospitable and able to give us an in-depth insight into Samoan history, customs and culture making the trip sooooo much more than a sightseeing trip to different...

January 2020

From the moment I started to follow Tai's posts on social media i knew i was going to book a tour with him. Tai is not just an average tour guide, he is a great person and is a very respected person wherever he travels to around Samoa. Tai was fabulous in communicating with my before we arrived i...

November 2019

What a wonderful day. Our tour guide Tai, (high chief) made sure we enjoyed, history and culture with the best of Samoan beauty . Beach swimming and swimming in natural clear water pools. Demonstrated the uses for coconut...visited water cascades. And cultural sites. Highly recommend this tour...

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