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Ambrym Island
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Ambrym Island

Ambrym Island is located in the archipelago of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. It is the second largest island in the nation, with a total area of around 790 square kilometers. It is located approximately 50 kilometers east of the main island of Espiritu Santo and is known for its active volcanoes and lush rainforests.

Ambrym Island is home to two active volcanoes, Benbow and Marum. Benbow is the larger of the two, rising to a height of 1,496 meters. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the region, having erupted multiple times throughout history. Marum is the second volcano, and is located in the center of the island. It is slightly smaller than Benbow, and is considered to be one of the most accessible active volcanoes in the world.

Ambrym has a long and rich history. It was first settled by the Polynesians around 3,000 years ago, and was later colonized by the British in the 19th century. During World War II, the island was occupied by the Japanese, and was the site of several battles between the Allied forces and the Japanese.

Today, Ambrym is home to around 10,000 people, most of whom are subsistence farmers. The main economic activity on the island is copra production, and the island is also known for its unique culture and traditional customs.

Ambrym Island is a unique and fascinating destination, offering visitors the chance to explore its lush rainforests, active volcanoes, and rich cultural heritage. It is an ideal destination for anyone looking to experience the unique beauty and culture of Vanuatu.

Excursion tips for a day in Ambrym Island

As a tourist in Ambrym Island, Vanuatu, there are many exciting activities to do in a day. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Visit the active Marum and Benbow volcanoes and explore the unique volcanic landscape.

2. Take a guided tour of the picturesque Lake Siwi.

3. Explore the sacred Ndui Ndui Forest and learn about the spiritual significance of the area.

4. Visit the nearby villages and interact with the local Ni-Vanuatu people.

5. Go snorkeling or scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean.

6. Take a dip in the natural hot springs at the base of the volcanoes.

7. Take a guided tour of the nearby Ekasup Village and learn about the local culture and customs.

8. Visit the nearby Ekasup Cultural Centre and learn about the history and traditions of the island.

9. Hike up to the peak of Mount Tukosmera and take in the breathtaking views.

10. Shop for local crafts and souvenirs at the nearby markets.

Experience Ambrym Island 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 Ambrym Island. 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 Ambrym Island

Ambrym Island in Vanuatu has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather all year round. The temperatures remain fairly consistent throughout the year, with average highs of around 30°C and lows of around 24°C. The wet season runs from November to April and brings with it higher humidity and more frequent rainfall. From May to October, the dry season brings less rain, but it is still hot and humid. During this time, the island experiences strong trade winds which cool the air and bring some relief from the heat.

Cruise weather for Ambrym Island

Our weather forecast for Ambrym 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
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 22.2 °C
21.6 m/s
25.2 m/s
61.6 %
23.8 m
81.1 %
1,015 hPa
06:15:19
17:32:28
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 23.3 °C
19.4 m/s
22.7 m/s
55.2 %
20.6 m
86.9 %
1,015 hPa
06:15:07
17:32:46
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 25.2 °C
min: 24 °C
26.3 m/s
34.2 m/s
76.4 %
16.7 m
88.4 %
1,016 hPa
06:14:54
17:33:04
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 25.3 °C
min: 23.9 °C
32.0 m/s
38.2 m/s
60.1 %
22.8 m
82.0 %
1,015 hPa
06:14:40
17:33:22
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 21.7 °C
27.7 m/s
36.4 m/s
97.5 %
16.5 m
86.7 %
1,013 hPa
06:14:25
17:33:40
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 21.6 °C
22.7 m/s
28.8 m/s
66.1 %
24.1 m
80.8 %
1,012 hPa
06:14:09
17:33:57
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 21.9 °C
23.4 m/s
25.9 m/s
62.9 %
24.0 m
73.0 %
1,013 hPa
06:13:52
17:34:14
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 23.5 °C
min: 21.7 °C
21.6 m/s
24.5 m/s
66.6 %
24.1 m
67.2 %
1,014 hPa
06:13:34
17:34:31
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 22.7 °C
min: 21.6 °C
24.1 m/s
24.8 m/s
80.5 %
24.1 m
70.5 %
1,014 hPa
06:13:15
17:34:48
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 22.8 °C
min: 21.2 °C
25.9 m/s
30.6 m/s
76.9 %
22.2 m
74.9 %
1,014 hPa
06:12:55
17:35:05
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 21.5 °C
35.6 m/s
42.5 m/s
87.8 %
22.1 m
72.0 %
1,015 hPa
06:12:35
17:35:21
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 23.5 °C
min: 22.1 °C
36.4 m/s
42.5 m/s
71.4 %
21.3 m
72.3 %
1,016 hPa
06:12:13
17:35:37
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 24.5 °C
min: 23 °C
34.2 m/s
39.2 m/s
65.6 %
23.9 m
70.8 %
1,016 hPa
06:11:50
17:35:53
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 23.0 °C
min: 21.3 °C
33.8 m/s
42.1 m/s
95.2 %
19.8 m
79.4 %
1,016 hPa
06:11:27
17:36:08

Cruises to Ambrym Island

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Scheduled ship calls in Ambrym Island, Vanuatu
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Sep. 2024 Silver Cloud Expedition 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 9th 2024 Wednesday, 9th of Oct. 2024 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 22nd 2025 Tuesday, 22nd of Apr. 2025 Seabourn Pursuit 08:00 am 12:00 pm
May 22nd 2025 Thursday, 22nd of May 2025 Silver Cloud Expedition 01:00 pm 11:30 pm
Sep. 25th 2025 Thursday, 25th of Sep. 2025 Seabourn Pursuit 09:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 27th 2025 Saturday, 27th of Sep. 2025 Silver Cloud Expedition 06:30 am 01:00 pm
Nov. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Nov. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 6th 2026 Monday, 6th of Apr. 2026 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 7th 2026 Tuesday, 7th of Apr. 2026 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 8th 2026 Wednesday, 8th of Apr. 2026 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 9th 2026 Thursday, 9th of Apr. 2026 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am

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