Bird watching in Kiritimati

Kiritimati Island

On Kiritimati Island, your accommodation provider will be able to arrange whatever tours you would like to undertake. This includes lagoon boating and kayaking, cultural tours to meet the locals, or exploring the amazing Kiritimati Island (actually an atoll) environment. SCUBA Diving and snorkling can be arrange, along with some fantastic birdwatching (as well of course the world class Fishing and Surfing options). To find contact details, check our Kiritimati accomodation page here

Tarawa and the Outer Gilbert Islands

Tarawa is the base for adventures around the Outer Gilberts, and also hosts some very interesting sites and tours itself. Below are the details of tour providers. For details of tours of the World War II sites, also see our World Ware II page here

Kiribati Holidays Tours

Abatao Cultural Tour

This fascinating tour in Abatao enables you to discover some of the traditional cultural practices of Kiribati that are still continued today. Discover the amazing world of giant clams at a local clam farm and experience a little of the life and customs of a traditional Kiribati village. Among the things that you might see are how garlands are made, how mats are woven and how toddy is cut, among many other things.


North Tarawa Conservation Area Tour

Travel by boat to the North Tarawa Conservation Area, an area looked after by the local I-Kiribati to preserve the environment and culture for future generations. Explore a variety of islets, where you will have the opportunity to discover places of historical significance and hear traditional stories. Visit local traditional buildings, and see the fish traps, watch the traditional sailing canoes and explore the pristine marine waters.

Kiribati Holidays is also able to customize tours and activities to suit your needs and arrange trips to outer islands.

For more information contact:

Kiribati Holidays

Located in Bikenibeu near the Otintaai Hotel

Molly's Tours


Molly will take you to an I-Kiribati village where you will have the opportunity to meet local people and gain an insight into this unique island culture. This tour also includes visit to the parliament house and cultural museum.

more information contact:

Molly’s Tours
Located in Betio.
Tel/Fax: +(686) 26409
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Otintaai Hotel Tours

The Otintaai Hotel offers a range of tours to meet any desires - especially for those who want to see the undisturbed, beauty and the green scenery of Tarawa and other Outer Islands. Their mission is to entertain you with many activities and provide a unique Kiribati experience. You can choose from sightseeing, trekking & cycling, swimming, canoe sailing and tour to Biketawa Islet. Other Outer Island Tours e.g. Abemama Island can also be arranged upon request.

Sightseeing in South Tarawa
An island sightseeing and tour in which we take you around South Tarawa to the following places: Museum; Eita Village Maneaba; Parliament House; Government Buildings; Shopping Centre; Handicrafts Centre; World War II Relics; Post Office & Tourism Office; and Taiwan Technical Mission. If there are more than 10 persons in the tour group, the group will be entertained by a local dancing group after the sightseeing.

Outdoor Activities:Trekking & Cycling, Swimming & Canoe SailingCanoe sailing in KiribatiTake a walk or cycle tour around the peaceful Eastern part of the island, around Temaiku and Buota, where you can discover the different lifestyle of the I-Kiribati, and photograph the scenery of Tarawa. If you like the water, go swimming at Buota and Abatao, which situated at the east of Bonriki International Airport. To get there you can experience canoe sailing on the peaceful lagoon.

Tour to Biketawa Islet
Take a tour to the islet of Biketawa is situated on North Tarawa, where you can relax, have a picnic, snorkel and swim.
If you would like to spend the night this can also be arrange, with beach front bungalows, and toilet and shower facilities available. Honeymoons, weddings and other functions can be catered for on Biketawa. This is where the Biketawa Declaration was signed by Pacific Forum Leaders in the year 2000.

For more information contact:
Otintaai Hotel
Located in Bikenibeu

Tel: (686) 28084. Fax: (686) 28045,

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