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Gaferut Island
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Gaferut Island

Gaferut Island is an island in the Micronesian region of the Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Yap State and is located approximately 645 kilometers (400 miles) east-southeast of Guam. Gaferut is the fourth largest island in the Yap State and measures approximately 8.5 kilometers (5.3 miles) in length and 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) in width.

Gaferut Island is surrounded by a beautiful coral reef and is home to a variety of marine life, including sea turtles, manta rays, and a variety of fish species. The island is also home to a variety of plant species, including coconuts, pandanus, and breadfruit.

The island has a long and rich history. Gaferut is believed to have been inhabited for thousands of years, and archaeological evidence suggests that the island was home to a variety of cultures over the centuries. In the late 1700s, the island was colonized by Spanish settlers, and it was later annexed by the German Empire in the late 1800s. During World War II, Gaferut was occupied by the Japanese, and it was later liberated by the United States in 1945.

Today, Gaferut Island is a popular tourist destination. The island is home to a variety of resorts, restaurants, and other attractions, and it is well-known for its stunning beaches and crystal clear waters. Visitors to the island can also explore its unique culture and history, which includes traditional dance, music, and art.

Excursion tips for a day in Gaferut Island

As a tourist in Gaferut Island in Micronesia, there is a wealth of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Visit the local villages and meet the friendly locals.
2. Take a guided tour of the island, where you can learn about its history and culture.
3. Go snorkeling and explore the vibrant marine life in the lagoon.
4. Take a boat ride around the island and admire its stunning landscapes.
5. Enjoy a picnic on the beach and take in the breathtaking views.
6. Go kayaking or paddleboarding around the island and explore its coves and bays.
7. Take a hike through the lush jungle and spot exotic wildlife.
8. Visit the local markets and find unique souvenirs and crafts.
9. Relax on the beach and soak up the sun.
10. Sample the delicious local cuisine at one of the island's restaurants.

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The climate in Gaferut Island

Gaferut Island in Micronesia experiences a tropical climate throughout the year, with temperatures rarely dropping below 25°C. The wet season runs from May to October and is characterised by high humidity and frequent showers, while the dry season from November to April is hot and sunny with very little rainfall. During the warmest months of the year, temperatures can reach up to 30°C with high humidity. The island experiences a light breeze throughout the year, and during the wet season, strong winds can be expected.

Cruise weather for Gaferut Island

Our weather forecast for Gaferut Island 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
Feb. 21st 2024 Feb. 21st 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 26.9 °C
39.2 m/s
40.3 m/s
34.0 %
23.4 m
74.7 %
1,012 hPa
Feb. 22nd 2024 Feb. 22nd 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 27.1 °C
33.5 m/s
37.8 m/s
92.8 %
23.7 m
76.2 %
1,012 hPa
Feb. 23rd 2024 Feb. 23rd 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 27.3 °C
36.0 m/s
45.4 m/s
91.0 %
13.0 m
81.8 %
1,011 hPa
Feb. 24th 2024 Feb. 24th 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 26.9 °C
26.3 m/s
32.0 m/s
85.2 %
11.0 m
82.9 %
1,010 hPa
Feb. 25th 2024 Feb. 25th 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 26.7 °C
19.1 m/s
21.6 m/s
61.8 %
20.4 m
81.1 %
1,008 hPa
Feb. 26th 2024 Feb. 26th 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 26.8 °C
24.8 m/s
26.6 m/s
99.6 %
17.1 m
81.0 %
1,008 hPa
Feb. 27th 2024 Feb. 27th 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 26.9 °C
30.6 m/s
35.3 m/s
87.1 %
20.9 m
81.9 %
1,009 hPa
Feb. 28th 2024 Feb. 28th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 27 °C
32.8 m/s
37.7 m/s
95.2 %
17.0 m
83.6 %
1,009 hPa
Feb. 29th 2024 Feb. 29th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 27.3 °C
35.3 m/s
41.4 m/s
75.5 %
18.1 m
83.8 %
1,010 hPa
Mar. 1st 2024 Mar. 1st 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 27.1 °C
34.6 m/s
40.3 m/s
55.9 %
21.2 m
82.7 %
1,010 hPa
Mar. 2nd 2024 Mar. 2nd 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 27.4 °C
33.8 m/s
35.6 m/s
99.5 %
24.1 m
77.7 %
1,010 hPa
Mar. 3rd 2024 Mar. 3rd 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 27.1 °C
36.6 m/s
40.3 m/s
94.4 %
23.6 m
74.9 %
1,011 hPa
Mar. 4th 2024 Mar. 4th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 27.2 °C
38.9 m/s
44.3 m/s
100.0 %
24.0 m
72.7 %
1,009 hPa
Mar. 5th 2024 Mar. 5th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 27.4 °C
37.1 m/s
41.0 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
77.5 %
1,009 hPa

Cruises to Gaferut Island

Would you like to travel to Gaferut Island 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 Gaferut Island.

Scheduled ship calls in Gaferut Island, Micronesia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Mar. 23rd 2024 Saturday, 23rd of Mar. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 17th 2024 Friday, 17th of May 2024 Seabourn Pursuit 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Pursuit 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Mar. 2025 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 30th 2025 Sunday, 30th of Mar. 2025 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am

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