Cruises from Vanikoro
Vanikoro (500 Melanesians and 800 Polynesians) is one of the Santa Cruz Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. They lie 400 km to the SE of the main Solomon Islands Chain and are part of that country. They lie just north of Vanuatu, and are part of the Vanuatu rain forest ecoregion. Vanikoro is actually two inhabited islands, Banie and its small neighbour Teanu, plus smaller islands, all surrounded by a single belt of coral reef.
The islands are mostly composed of limestone and volcanic ash. Old lava flows are still visible. The highest point of Vanikoro is 924m.