Most of our guests arrive via Solomon Airlines. Our airstrip at Seghe ( EGM), with 2 flights here most days, is a lovely 70-90 minute-depends on load and weather boat ride away. TRANSFER FEE is $1200 SBD for the boat for the first 2 people, $100 SBD for each person above that. .
More of our guests now chose to save quite a bit of money and come via 1 of the local ferry boats. They all stop at Bunikalo Wharf. Pick up fee is $150. Fair Lady, the nicest, leaves Honiara Sunday at 9 a. m., arriving here around 5 p.m. She leaves Gizo at 6 a.m. on Tues., arriving here around 5 p.m. Anjeanette leaves Honiara Saturday night, arriving here around 7 a.m. She leaves Gizo sometime Monday morning, arriving here around 9 p.m. Both ships on their return go straight to Honiara. We are both the first and last stop on their journeys.
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), GETTING MARKET IN, 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 2 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, get here quickly, route is from Honolulu or Los Angeles to Nadi via Fiji Air (formerly Air Pacific) with a short layover and onto Solomons. Currently, Fiji Air has 2 flights per week to Honiara- 1 with a brief stop in Vanuatu, and 1 direct to Honiara. Solomon Airlines also operates one flight per week, giving you 3 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)-----!
More of our guests now chose to save quite a bit of money and come via 1 of the local ferry boats. They all stop at Bunikalo Wharf a 10 minute run from here. Pick up fee is $150. Fair Lady, the nicest, leaves Honiara Sunday at 9 a. m., arriving here around 5 p.m. She leaves Gizo at 6 a.m. on Tues., arriving here around 5 p.m. Anjeanette leaves Honiara Saturday night, arriving here around 7 a.m. She leaves Gizo sometime Monday morning, arriving here around 9 p.m. Both ships on their return go straight to Honiara. We are both the first and last stop on their journeys.