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Calvados Atoll Kayak Expedition

Louisiades: Sea kayak to Panasia

12 day trip 8 days kayaking

  • Traditional sailing outrigger

    Traditional sailing outrigger

  • Local experts

    Local experts

  • Paddling in Paradise

    Paddling in Paradise

  • Louisiades Mirror reflections

    Louisiades Mirror reflections

  • Remote villages

    Remote villages

  • Idyllic campsites

    Idyllic campsites

  • Traditional island dancing

    Traditional island dancing

  • Trading for dinner

    Trading for dinner

  • Traditional sailing outrigger

    Traditional sailing outrigger

An extraordinary expedition to explore the remote Calvados Atolls hidden in the Louisiades Archipelago. This is a paddle into history where the indigenous people have a subsistence lifestyle trading food, fishing, sailing traditional outriggers and paddling dugouts.  Exquisite coral reefs, white sandy beaches  and brilliant azure waters ensure an unforgettable kayak adventure.

The chain of islands are picture perfect with short distances between idyllic campsites nestled on the atolls. The snorkelling is unparalleled with astonishing numbers of fish in the reefs.  Our unique folding kayaks enable us to kayak in this last frontier. Bring your spirit of adventure for a journey of a lifetime.

Note: This is a true expedition and members will be expected to have camping experience and assist in the daily routines necessary to paddle in such a remote area.

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2019 Departure

20 Apr–1 May, 4–15 May
* Prior camping experience essential




One nights accommodation (twin share) in Port Moresby. Camping in tents all other nights, all meals while paddling from the morning of Day 2 to breakfast on Day 12, kayak, camping and safety equipment, local boat transfers.


Any flights, travel insurance, alcohol and items of a personal nature. Accommodation in Cairns not included.

  • * Single supplement cost: tba


Meet at Cairns, Queensland

Day 1
Early morning flight to Port Moresby continuing on to Misima Island.
Day 2
Explore island and prepare expedition food.
Day 3
Boat transfer to Calvados Islands campsite. Afternoon paddle.
Day 4-7
Expedition paddling through island chain.
Day 8
Explore Utian and Panatawal islands. Village visit.
Days 9-10
Paddle and explore Panaisa island.
Day 11
Pack up. Travel by sailing outrigger to Utian. Transfer to Misima. Flight to Port Moresby.
Day 12
Return flights to Cairns. Trip concludes.

  • Remote expedition paddling

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