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Chuuk Lagoon
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Chuuk Lagoon

Chuuk Lagoon, located in the Federated States of Micronesia, is a large, shallow body of water surrounded by tropical islands. It is part of the larger Caroline Islands group, and is located in the western Pacific Ocean, approximately 1,800 km north of the equator. The lagoon is approximately 130 km long, and covers an area of 2,130 square kilometers. It is connected to the open ocean through four narrow channels, and is home to approximately 50,000 people.

Chuuk Lagoon is known for its abundant marine life, making it a popular destination for fishing, diving, and snorkeling. The lagoon is home to over 500 species of coral and over 1,200 species of fish, including some rare and endangered species. The warm, clear waters of the lagoon also provide a habitat for a variety of sea turtles, dolphins, and other aquatic life.

The lagoon has a long and rich history. It was first inhabited by the Chuukese people over 3,000 years ago, and was later colonized by the Spanish, Germans, and Japanese. During World War II, the lagoon was the site of a major naval battle between the Japanese and American forces. The battle, known as the Battle of Chuuk Lagoon, resulted in the sinking of over 60 Japanese ships. After the war, the lagoon was used as a dumping ground for the sunken ships, creating one of the world’s largest shipwrecks. The wrecks are now a popular destination for divers and tourists.

Today, Chuuk Lagoon is a popular tourist destination, offering visitors a chance to explore its abundant marine life and rich history. The lagoon is also an important source of food and income for the local communities, and the Chuukese people are very proud of their unique culture and traditions.

Excursion tips for a day in Chuuk Lagoon

As a tourist in Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia, you can enjoy a variety of activities in the beautiful tropical setting. Here are some of the activities you can do in a day:

1. Go snorkeling or diving in the crystal clear waters of the lagoon and explore the stunning coral reefs and marine life.

2. Take a boat tour of the lagoon and visit some of the WWII shipwrecks that are scattered across the lagoon.

3. Visit the local villages and learn about the culture and history of the island.

4. Spend a day at one of the island's white sand beaches and soak up the sun.

5. Go fishing and try your luck at catching a wide variety of fish.

6. Take a guided hike through the lush tropical rainforest and admire the diverse flora and fauna.

7. Enjoy a delicious meal of traditional island cuisine at one of the local restaurants.

8. Relax and unwind at one of the many resorts and spas on the island.

9. Take a day trip to one of the nearby islands and explore the unique culture and landscape.

10. Visit the local markets and browse the wide selection of souvenirs and handicrafts.

Experience Chuuk Lagoon with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Chuuk Lagoon. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Chuuk Lagoon

Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather year-round. During the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 32°C (90°F), with high humidity and frequent rain showers. In the winter, temperatures are slightly cooler, ranging from 25-29°C (77-84°F). The rainy season typically lasts from May to October, while the dry season runs from November to April. During the dry season, the humidity is lower and the skies are usually clear. In general, Chuuk Lagoon has a warm, wet climate with a few months of dry weather.

Cruise weather for Chuuk Lagoon

Our weather forecast for Chuuk Lagoon helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
May. 30th 2024 May. 30th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 28.2 °C
29.5 m/s
31.0 m/s
90.4 %
23.7 m
80.6 %
1,010 hPa
May. 31st 2024 May. 31st 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 28 °C
29.2 m/s
29.9 m/s
94.8 %
22.2 m
78.9 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 1st 2024 Jun. 1st 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 27.1 °C
20.5 m/s
22.7 m/s
96.8 %
22.8 m
79.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 2nd 2024 Jun. 2nd 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 27.9 °C
17.3 m/s
16.9 m/s
94.8 %
22.6 m
77.2 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 3rd 2024 Jun. 3rd 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 25.7 °C
14.4 m/s
13.9 m/s
78.1 %
22.0 m
75.5 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 4th 2024 Jun. 4th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28 °C
21.6 m/s
24.8 m/s
77.4 %
24.1 m
75.2 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 5th 2024 Jun. 5th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28.1 °C
22.0 m/s
24.4 m/s
95.8 %
21.1 m
77.1 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 6th 2024 Jun. 6th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 27.4 °C
15.5 m/s
12.6 m/s
85.5 %
23.3 m
72.3 %
1,011 hPa
Jun. 7th 2024 Jun. 7th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28 °C
6.8 m/s
6.8 m/s
24.6 %
22.8 m
70.8 %
1,011 hPa
Jun. 8th 2024 Jun. 8th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.4 °C
14.6 m/s
15.2 m/s
29.1 %
24.1 m
72.4 %
1,011 hPa
Jun. 9th 2024 Jun. 9th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 28 °C
18.7 m/s
20.5 m/s
74.8 %
21.3 m
76.7 %
1,012 hPa
Jun. 10th 2024 Jun. 10th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 28.2 °C
17.6 m/s
19.4 m/s
71.5 %
24.1 m
74.8 %
1,011 hPa
Jun. 11th 2024 Jun. 11th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.3 °C
16.6 m/s
17.6 m/s
47.7 %
24.0 m
76.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jun. 12th 2024 Jun. 12th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28 °C
14.9 m/s
15.6 m/s
99.8 %
22.6 m
75.1 %
1,009 hPa
Jun. 13th 2024 Jun. 13th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 27.9 °C
8.3 m/s
8.5 m/s
52.7 %
22.0 m
71.2 %
1,010 hPa

Cruises to Chuuk Lagoon

Would you like to travel to Chuuk Lagoon on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Chuuk Lagoon.

Scheduled ship calls in Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Pursuit 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 9th 2025 Sunday, 9th of Mar. 2025 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Mar. 2025 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 28th 2026 Saturday, 28th of Feb. 2026 MS Amadea 07:00 am 01:00 pm

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