Fanning Island, Kiribati Cruises

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Fanning Island, Kiribati overview

Fanning Island, one of the many coral atolls of the Republic of Kiribati, lies in the center of the Pacific Ocean. The island epitomizes the South Pacific with palm trees, blue lagoons, white sand beaches, and friendly locals. Tourism is very much in its infancy here; the majority of visitors are sea birds, including terns, shearwaters, and skuas.

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36 Fanning Island, Kiribati Port Reviews

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by CharlesA55

I have been here a couple of time for work, as I work on a ship. If you are a serious history buff, this place is amazing. The islands are covered in Japanese fortifications, equipment, and ship wrecks. At low tide you can also see many US tanks that appear in the water. The rest however is what most of the reviews talk about. Only 5% of the island is actually powered. It survives only by donations from other countries. And it estimates as at all accurate, it will fade into the ocean over the next 40 or 50 years. So most of the population has began leaving.

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by keko

Long shuttle ride, not much there. Plus side is this place has not been visited by a lot of tourism. Didn't find Good snorkeling. No shops just local crafts. The ship brings school supplies and donations for the islands. Tourist are welcome to bring supplies for school children .

Visited: Mar 09, 2019

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by Jwd98056

We were skirting a storm for most of the South Pacific part of the cruise. The wind was so bad the captain decided it wasn't safe to use tenders. We could see some pretty good sized breakers hitting on both sides of the channel so it was probably a good thing. The only South Pacific port that we had clear blue skies was Nuka Hiva. I only gave it 1 star since we didn't get to go ashore, not because the island would not have been an interesting experience.

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