When your cruise from New Zealand docks in Pago Pago, shore excursions in this tropical paradise are low key and lovely, designed for experiencing the spectacular beauty of the island and appreciating the Samoan people, their culture, and way of life.
See the exquisite natural beauty of the island up close as you set off on Pago Pago shore excursions that take you across the eastern coast of Tutuila Island on which Pago Pago is located. Pause at several points along the way for photos, especially at Camel Rock, a camel-shaped rock formation close to Laulii Village, a small native community with a population of just under 2,000 people. As part of the excursion, you’ll have a chance to enjoy a refreshing ocean swim by a soft, white-sand beach that also offers amenities and entertainment.
For an enriching and uplifting experience, book Pago Pago cruise excursions that let you learn about and explore Samoan culture and way of life. During a special ceremony held only for VIP guests of the island conducted by High Talking Chief Pagofie, you’ll be welcomed with a complimentary fruit punch and treated to traditional island entertainment. Learn about the Samoan culture and how the “high talking chief” title came about. To glimpse another side of Samoan life while on your cruise to Pago Pago, spend time in a small Samoan village with Mr. Vili Lata and his family. Enjoy an authentic Samoan cooking demonstration by Mr. Lata, whose daughter narrates as he takes you through cooking on a traditional umu, a series of smooth stones placed over a specially prepared fire. Listen to tales of Samoan life as you savor the local delicacies prepared on the umu, and sip Koko Samoa, a rich hot cocoa prepared by a local villager which Samoans consider the supreme comfort food.
If you’re up for some exercise that involves walking and swinging a club, book Pago Pago shore excursions to play a round of golf in a lush tropical setting at Lava Lava Golf Club, the only golf course in American Samoa. The 18-hole, 120-acre course offers mountain and ocean views. Rent clubs at the fully furnished pro shop and stop in to the clubhouse for refreshments after a leisurely round.