Savaii Lagoon resort runs fishing charters operating from the lagoon where the resort is situated.
The boat is the only glass bottom boat in Samoa and is equipped to take 15 passengers and 2 crew and will have 1 or 2 trips daily, excluding Sundays, dependent on times of high tides and weather conditions. The trips will take place only either side of high tide to ensure that no damage is done to the delicate ecosystem.
The marine life and coral can be clearly viewed from the glass panels. It is an excellent way in which to view the Coral gardens in the lagoon especially for those who are reticent in snorkeling out to that distance. The colourful fish and the coral, especially the brain coral, has to be seen to be believed. You could be fortunate to see a turtle swimming past the glass bottom panels.
Corals feed on small drifting animals and also receive nutrients provided by the algae which lives within their tissues. The life span of the largest brain corals is said to be 900 years.
There are significant threats to the world's coral reefs but many people are rarely aware of the form those threats take. Some corals grow only about a quarter of an inch a year, thereby any damage will take the coral communities years to recover. It is most important that we do all we can to protect the coral reefs of our world. These trips into our lagoon will hopefully raise awareness of the necessity of conservation so that generations to come may also enjoy and appreciate.
Savaii Lagoon Resort septic system is second to none. It is the only resort in Samoa which has an evapo-transpiration system which prevents any septic leakage into the lagoon where the resort is situated. Savaii Lagoon affords immense consideration to the ecology and environment of the beautiful lagoon surrounding the resort.
Charges for a trip on the Glass Bottom Boat are 40 tala for adults and 20 tala for children aged 3 years to 12 years to be paid at the resort's reception on booking. A donation is made to the village from each booking and so cash payment is requested.