Day 1 - Port Moresby to Lissenung Island
Welcome to Port Moresby, the beautiful gateway to Papua New Guinea and beyond.
If you’ve spent some time in Port Moresby before you head out to the islands, we hope it’s been full of deep cultural connections and interesting sites. Today we depart Port Moresby and jump on a plane to Kavieng (we will book your short domestic flight – but not included in the price). Kavieng is the portal to the New Ireland Islands where we will head island hopping over the crystal turquoise oceans and then on to Lissenung Island which will be our base for this most epic and meaningful adventure.
Day 2 - 7 Saving the Turtles on Lissenung Island
Wake up to warm winds, gentle swells and uninterrupted sea views on this stunning island oasis. Today we find our feet slowly, allowing for a gentle adjustment into island life, before picking up the mantle of previous U.Adventures and carers, as we learn about what Turtle Conservation means, and what will be expected of us over the next 7 days.
Daily activities will include exploring the numerous neighbouring islands for new turtle nests, relocating these turtle nests to protected environments, assisting conversationalists in tagging turtles for tracking and recording, general maintenance around the island, beach clean-ups at local islands Ral and Edmago, coral surveys by snorkel, the recording of turtle hatchling data, and the immensely satisfying project of releasing newborn or recuperated turtles back into the ocean.
And when you’re not saving the turtles and their fragile ecosystem, there are local villages to explore, cultural exchanges to have with friendly welcoming locals, top-notch diving amongst colourful reefs to discover, and incredible surf breaks to experience and have fun on.
This is truly a unique travel and life experience meant to be shared. We encourage you to post about it, talk about it, and make little ripples of change into larger more powerful waves as you recount your life-changing travels and educate your friends, family and work colleagues about the challenges facing Green Turtles in the South Western Pacific.
Day - 8 Kavieng
Wishing the crew on the island a heartfelt ‘Gutbai Lukim yu bihain’, we depart Lissenung Island for Kavieng and back to the mainland.