Most of our guests arrive via Solomon Airlines. Our airstrip at Seghe (EGM), with two flights here most days, is a lovely 70-90 minute boat ride away depending upon load and weather. TRANSFER FEE is $1200 SBD for the boat for the first two people, $100 SBD for each additional person.. .
More of our guests now chose to save quite a bit of money and come via one of the local ferry boats.
There are two boats. Fair Glory and Anjeanette that stop here weekly. THE FIRST STOP FOR BOTH SHIPS IS BUNIKALO WHARF. THAT IS US. We’re a 10 minute run from there and we’ll be waiting for you there.
ANJEANETTE leaves Honiara Saturday night, arriving here around 7 AM on Sunday. She arrives here Monday night on her return trip to Honiara. She has NO private accommodations- “First Class” is simply an open air conditioned room. You have to stake out your space on the deck
FAIR GLORY is far and away the nicer of the two boats with a private air conditioned cabin that accommodates up to 6 people. Price for that is $1500. They are quite meticulous about keeping the toilets clean -- important on a long trip. She leaves Honiara at 9 AM Sunday, arriving here around 7 PM. She returns here Tuesday around 7 PM en route to Honiara.
Pick up and return fee is $200, each way.
We do our best to hold the line but THESE PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE- THEY ARE STRICTLY FUEL COST DEPENDENT. SHOULD YOU BOOK A ROOM AND NOT ARRIVE ON SCHEDULE DUE TO AIRLINE ISSUES, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FULL PRICE FOR THAT NIGHT. WE HAVE GONE TO THE EXPENSE OF PREPARING YOUR ROOM(S), DOING MARKETING, PREPARING MEALS, ETC. AND HAVING STAFF HERE TO CARE FOR YOU. IF WE SEND A BOAT TO THE AIRSTRIP AND YOU DO NOT ARRIVE, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE TRIP.
ALWAYS, ALWAYS CHECK WITH SOL AIR EARLY IN THE MORNING OF YOUR FLIGHT FOR ANY CHANGES (THEY ARE FREQUENT AND FLIGHTS OFTEN LEAVE EARLIER THAN SCHEDULED). IT IS JUST A FACT OF LIFE FOR A SMALL AIRLINE TRYING TO SERVICE AS MANY PLACES AS POSSIBLE WITH WIDELY VARYING LOADS. CHECK AND DOUBLE CHECK. CAUTION -- IF YOU SEE PEOPLE HEADING OUT OF THE WAITING AREA IN HONIARA, ASK IF IT'S YOUR FLIGHT. THEY OFTEN DO NOT ANNOUNCE FLIGHTS!!! THE NUMBER FOR SOL AIR OPERATIONS IS 36251.
I hope you find all this information helpful in planning your trip. If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to E mail me, and I'll do my best to help.
OK- now that you can't wait to get here, the big question is how. Coming in from the US, there are two different possible routes. Many people opt to spend some extra time in New Zealand or Australia as long as they're that close and chose to come in via Brisbane or Vanuatu connecting to a Solomon Airlines flight (yes, they're jets!) My favorite route to get here quickly is from Honolulu or Los Angeles to Nadi via Fiji Air (formerly Air Pacific) with a short layover then onto the Solomons. Currently, Fiji Air has two flights per week to Honiara -- one with a brief stop in Vanuatu and one direct to Honiara. Solomon Airlines also operates one flight per week, giving you three choices of arrival days.
Our guests coming in from Europe, Asia or Africa generally come via Singapore or Dubai, arrive in Brisbane and connect to a Solomon Air flight to Honiara. Depending on your day and time of arrival, you can either connect directly to a flight to Seghe (airport code EGM) where we will pick you up, or overnight in Honiara and come the next day.
If you do not have an overnight anywhere on your route, you can usually get your luggage checked straight through if you know your airport codes. Many agents have no idea where the Solomons are
LAX= Los Angeles
NAN= Nadi , Fiji
HIR= Honiara, Solomons
BNE= Brisbane, Australia
AKL= Auckland, NZ
CAUTION: Check your tags and make sure the correct codes have been entered- my bags ALMOST took a trip to Egypt ( HRI)-----!