Papua New Guinea is the world’s fifty-fourth-largest country and is located to the north east of Australia in the middle of the Coral Sea. PNG has almost 500 recorded islands, many of which have their own indigenous tribes and cultures.
PNG is blessed with an abundance of both flora and forna as well as some of the most pristine waters worldwide, boasting untouched coral reefs and atolls which plunge into underwater canyons. Large swathes of the waters around PNG remain remarkably uncharted and every year more new marine species are found in the waters off of PNG than anywhere else in the world!
Alotau in the Milne Bay province at the southern tip of the PNG coastline shelters the area from prevailing weather systems and harbours stunning reefs and diving opportunities as well as unprecedented fishing.
With no other charter fishing operations working within the area and limited commercial fishing the waters around PNG opportunities of catching both diverse species and fish of unprecedented sizes!
Alotau is accessed from Port Moresby by charter flight and is a quiet picturesque town with basic conveniences in the down town area including an international bank and general stores providing essential groceries and supplies as well as insect repellents and medicines.
Air Niugini the national carrier of Papua New Guinea flies direct to Papua New Guinea from Australia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan and the Solomon Islands.
Airlines PNG, is also operating services from Brisbane and Cairns in Australia to Papua New Guinea. As all international flights only go to Port Moresby at present, it is necessary to get a connection to Alotau. Discussions are currently underway however to operate direct flights to Alotau from Cairns.
Visas – Visitors must have a valid passport or internationally recognised travel document valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of entry into Papua New Guinea. We recommend applying for the 60-day tourist visa upon arrival at Jackson’s airport in Port Moresby. At the time of writing the cost of the visa was K100. It is best to bring this with you from home, however, during weekdays you can also convert currency at the exchange bureau in the Port Moresby international terminal. Make sure you also bring a few passport photos as these will be required for visas.
Located on the waterfront of Alatou Driftwood Hotel provides stunning views and brilliant hospitality. With our boat moored out of the front of the hotel it’s a leisurely stroll each morning to the boat at sunrise to go off and explore what wonders PNG has to offer. We can assist in arranging bookings for you with the hotel to tie in with your fishing and the service offered is first class in line with the fishing.
With your every need catered too, relax with a cold drink after a hard days fishing and enjoy the picturesque sunsets from your balcony.