Belengut Sailing Canoe - Bilbil Village
Balengut Canoe Prowt
Madang Mamboo Band
Gouria Pigeons - Madang Resort
Trobriand Island Dance
Wangat Island - Madang
Amaiya Diving in Pool
Aust Defence aboard the Kalibobo Spirit
Saturday 8th February, 2014
A number of cruise ships are expected to arrive in Madang this year, below I will list the known ships we are handling in Madang and other ports in PNG. In Feburary we will be handling the Silver Whisper in Alotau (Feb 14) and Madang (Feb 16) and the Amsterdam on Feb 21 in Madang. Special arrangements have been made to handle the Silver Whisper to include a mini cultural show at Sageng Aben (Forum Park) adjacent to the Madang Resort where we have arranged for more than 15 cultural groups representing provinces from around PNG to perform dancing, drama and music to entertain the passengers who will also enjoy a tropical feast in the Haus Win. They will also be taken on a brief tour of Madang and its environs and an optional cruise of the Madang Lagoon aboard the Kalibobo Spirit. A highight of the visit will be the appearance of a Balengut Sailing Canoe, the first of its kind built in the last 30 years.
Caledonian Sky Jan 31, Silver Whisper Feb 16, Amsterdam Feb 21, Caledonian Sky Mar 05, Silver Whisper, Oceanic Discoverer Mar 02, Professort Khmonov Oct 8-9, the World (June), Silver Discoverer Oct 5 & 28.
In January we did an exploratory cruise to the Admiralty Group of Islands (Manus Province) and visited Buluan, Pam Islands, Lorengau, Pere Village, N'drova and Alim Island. The log of this trip can be downloaded on this website. We offered Pere and Alim Islands to Zeghram Expeditions (Caledonia Sky) and both Pere and Alim have been included in their up comming expeditionary cruises this year.
Although MTS has been involved with maritime tourism for almost 50 years, we have never extablished an inventory of all the islands we have visited, I am pleased to advise we have now established a manual in which it will contain details of hundred of islands and ports in Papua New Guiinea providing the coordinates, details of the ports, attractions, anchorages and other information that will continually be updated so that cruise ships, motor yachts will have acurate information. This is an ongoing project but genuine companies requiring this information can make application to MTS on the understanding information is not to be copied, distributed or published without permission from MTS.
The PNG Government have announced tourists visa fees on arrival will be abolished from certain countries, ironically one of the countries that require visas is Australia, our closest neighbour and source of most of the tourists visiting PNG. The policy becomes effective on 1st March, 2014 so any Australian wanting to visit PNG need to apply for a visa prior to their departure as they could be denied boarding flights to PNG. Another exception is for cruise ship passengers. It is hoped this insane policy will be reviewed and common sense will prevail.
We have appointed Peter Memafu, former irector of the Melanesian Foundation to the position of Adminisration Manager of the Madang Resort. Staff have welcomed the appointment as he is well known to them and many others for his excellent work with the Melanesian Foundation.
One of the projects which keep us busy is the maintenance of seawalls which in recent years have become a real challenge to the people of PNG caused by rising waters and surges. Our maintenance team, funded by the Melanesian Foundation has rebuilt walls for thew Kranget Fish Market and Gorendu Village on the Rai Coast and further work will begin to rebuid this seawall which was damaged with strong winds, surges and falling trees. The Foundation will also build a double classroom at the Nicholay Mikloucho-Maclay Primary School at Gorendu Village.
The Kalibobo Spirit will do a short cruise with the Directors of Oil Search, one of the most successful companies in PNG which have been primary responsible for the development of the Gas fields. We will be diving the offshore islands of Madang in early March.
This year we will commence the construction of 12 x 1 bed room apartments at Kalibobo Village and a new Gymnasium at the Madang Resort. Both projects will be completed in 2014. In Cairns, the Tropical Heritage is adding a small restaurant mainly to serve breakfasts for our guests.
Let us kinow if we can be of any help in planning tours to PNG.
Sir Peter Barter
Kalibobo Spirit at Sunset at Busen Village, Kar Kar Island
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Expeditions - Kalibobo Spirit
The luxurious "Kalibobo Spirit" motor yacht is available for charter in the coastal waters and rivers of Papua New Guinea.
This vessel provides the ultimate way of visiting some of the most remote regions of the the Sepik River and Papua New Guinea all in the comfort of this luxurious vessel.
Christmas & New Years Aboard the Kalibobo Spirit
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The Madang Resort (formerly Hotel Madang) remains PNG's most popular tourist resort and conference centre offering 180 guest suites with facilities that include PADI dive shop, Gift Shop, Art Gallery, Hair Salon, Business Centre, Tour Office, 3 restaurants, 4 pools, Gymnasium, 2 lagoons, a marina, PADI Dive Facility, Game Fishing and much more.
The Resort offers free use of Kayaks. sailing boats, bikes, tennis and Golf equipment and is now offering complimentary breakfasts in the Janek Aben Restaurant - enquire now for conditions.
The new Kalibobo Haus Kibung and new Haus Win Restaurant was officially opened on 10th June 2013, both are fully operational and have proved to be very popular.
Located along the shore of the Madang Harbour & Yamilon Lagoon in 15 acres of landscaped gardens.
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Kalibobo Village Resort - Madang
Kalibobo Village was completed in 2007 and provides 60 deluxe rooms and villas, plus 10 cottages set along the Dallman Passage and entrance to the beautiful Madang Harbour overlooking Krankget Island. Facilities include a swimming pool, lagoon, tennis court as well as facilities provided at the adjacent Madang Resort.
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Niugini Dive Adventures
Niugini Diving Adventures, (NDA) is based at the Madang Resort and Kalibobo Village but in addition provides dive instruction and excursions aboard the Kalibobo Spirit. It is a PADI dive facility. In addition to scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing trips are available.
Niugini Dive Adventures operates the Aqua Venture and Sau Dazas. Game fishing boats that can provide light and big game fishing in waters of the Bismarck Sea.
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MTS provide a complete touring service throughout the Highlands and Papua New Guinea. Bookings can be made to visit Western, Southern and Eastern Highlands, Simbu & Enga plus the islands provinces of East and West New Britain, New Ireland, Bougainville and Milne Bay.
The Heritage Cairns has just been announced by Trip Advisor as the Travellers Choice for 2012. This prestigous award is attributable to the committment by MTS to provide a true PNG hospitality, the upgrading of accommodation and facilities under the leadership of Rosemary Robertson and her fantastic staff.
In addition to the 2012 Travellers Choice Award, Trip Advisor have presented the Certificate of Excellence to Cairns Heritage for 2012.
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