Snorkeling Pohnpei’s East Side

With coral-studded lagoon pools, reef walls plummeting into the azure depths, barrier reef passages, marine protected areas and stingray sanctuaries, there are plenty of places to snorkel on Pohnpei’s wild east side. READ MORE . . .


Pohnpei Marine Protected Areas (MPA)

Pohnpei currently has eleven marine protected areas, including three mangrove forest reserves and two stingray sanctuaries. These are some of the most diverse and beautiful natural environments that the island has to offer. Entry into MPAs is by permit only.

A local canoe in a mangrove passage in western Kitti, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Paddling Around Western Kitti

Paddling destinations in western Kitti include Pwudoi Mangrove Sanctuary, kilometers of stunning coastline, several small islands including Kiparalap, Pohn Lahpar, the Dauahk Islands, Kehpara, and Black Coral, and a variety of small mangrove channels.


Temwen Vicinity Paddling

The area around Temwen is one of the richest for paddlers. Mangrove channels, rocky points, deserted lagoon islands, beaches, historical sites, marine sanctuaries, and a 12th century megalithic city are just a few of the options available.

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Paddling Around Central Madolenihmw

Why paddle in central Madolenihmw? Serene mangrove channels, a half a dozen perfect uninhabited islands, coastal hills to climb, marine sanctuaries, a beautiful bay, and a wide river inlet are some of the reasons.

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Paddling Lenger & Sapwtik

Lenger and Sapwtik offer several days worth of fun places to explore, including coastal historical sites on both islands, swimming spots, and snorkeling on reef walls.

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Sokehs Island Paddling

Circumnavigate Sokehs Island, cruise through the mangrove forests of Daumwoakote, explore the “Labyrinth,” and kick back at the “Doldrums.” Paddlers will never have a opportunity for boredom.

Sunset at Pakin Atoll, Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia.

And & Pakin Atolls

This page discusses And and Pakin, two gorgeous atolls near Pohnpei Island both with excellent SCUBA diving, snorkeling, camping, and swimming. The atolls are featured in the Marine Attractions Eco-Adventure Map Guide, funded by the Australian Government and available at the Australian Embassy and around Kolonia Town. READ MORE . . .

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Takaieu & Dehpehk Islands

Takaieu & Dehpehk Takaieu and Dehpehk are two large volcanic islands connected by a bridge […]

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Ros Island

Ros is a long, narrow uninhabited island in Kitti with beautiful sandbars and nearby swimming, diving, and snorkeling.