Relics Of World War II


Step back in time for a fascinating history lesson on this tour of Espiritu Santo’s WWII sites including a Japanese jail, notable lookout points and discarded relics scattered around the island. During WWII Espiritu Santo was used as a naval harbour, military supply and support base for 100,000 allied troops. At the end of the war U.S. forces abandoned the island leaving behind a large amount of equipment that remains on the island today as fascinating relics. First stop on your tour is the Japanese jail named after the surviving crew members of two Japanese torpedo boats that sunk in the Coral Sea. Then you’re off to BP Wharf, built to support the navy’s large vessels, and now home to yachts and other marine craft. Photo stops along the way include a lookout point with views over Segond Chanel, Tutuba and Aore Islands. Your guide will point out the position of the submarine nets and the sea mines that sunk the SS President Coolidge. You’ll also visit Euart’s Memorial, named for Capt. Elwood Euart who sacrificed his life saving men on the SS President Coolidge after it struck two mines in the harbor and sank. Next stop is Million Dollar Point where thousands of tons of military equipment was abandoned in the ocean by the US military. Today, it’s a popular dive site teeming with coral-encrusted equipment scattered across the ocean floor. Special Notes: To ensure your adventure is as enjoyable as possible, wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a hat, plenty of sunscreen and bottled water.
  • Tour Code

    LU1035

  • Location

    Santo

  • Activity Types

    Special Interest

  • Experience Types

    Culture & History

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Fitness Level

    Low

  • Price

    Adult from $85.99
    Children (12 & under) from $69.99


Photography

Take your camera for great views and a number of World War II relics.

Refreshments

Special Notes

Stop off at Beachfront Resort for a complimentary soft drink. The resort is the site of a World War II American small boat base. To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water.

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