Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
back to the islands

Samoa or American Samoa snorkeling suggestions

Recommended Posts

Has anybody done snorkeling at either Pago Pago, American Samoa or Apia, Samoa? Our cruise doesn't offer anything at either port. Snorkeling excursions or places we can taxi, bus, or drive to? I saw Tisa's Barefoot Bar in Pago Pago, but $225 per person seemed steep. Any help on these 2 ports would be appreciated! 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/10/2019 at 9:02 PM, SinbadThePorter said:

From Apia you could grab a taxi out to the To Sua swimming hole.

Thank you Sinbad. I looked at this, but my husband had both knees replaced this past winter and he isn't sure his knees can do that ladder ... and heights sometimes scare me. That's a pretty tall ladder isn't it? Any other suggestions?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

You could try the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve at Apia.


It's quite near where the ship docks, but the water quality can be variable and it's pretty shallow at low tide.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, back to the islands said:

Thank you so much, Sinbad! Exactly what I needed! So if high tide is at 7:25AM and we get there and swim out will we be have time to get back in before it's too shallow?


You should have at least two hours either side of high tide when it is comfortable to snorkel.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
  • Create New...