Sightseeing in Palau: Kayaking the Rock Islands - Vikingess Voyages

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sightseeing in Palau: Kayaking the Rock Islands

Kayaking is one of the many activities you can participate in while staying in Palau. As mentioned in my previous post, Yuma and I went on a day-trip to the Rock Islands  (an area also known as Chelbacheb) where our group got to visit some of the peculiar sights the islands have to offer.
Getting into the kayaks
 One interesting thing about the landscape here, is that the many islands are shaped by rock-eating bacterias. As you can see from the pictures, this has created huge empty space between the island and the water surface large enough to fit our kayaks.

Kayaking beside one island where you can see clearly how the bacteria have eaten the rock
Kayaking past another island
Clear water
A plant that apparently eats flies.
The entrance to a small bay with jellyfish
Our guide led us to a small bay filled with jellyfish. These are not the same type as the ones in the jellyfish lake, as you can actually see if you compare their tentacles. Also, the ones in the jellyfish lake are less stingy.

Jellyfish and kayaks.

 ..And that pretty much concluded our kayaking trip.! After our return to the boat we had lunch at a beautiful beach (see the pictures below).

Enjoying lunch at the beach
Fallen tree at the beach
The next place we visited on the trip was the jellyfish lake, which I'll write more about in my next post. 

There are a couple of companies offering trips to Palau's most characteristic sightseeing spots, but Impac was the only one we found that offered a fairly cheap trip including both the Milkey Way and the Jellyfish Lake in one go. In addition to the Milky Way and the Jellyfish Lake our trip also included kayaking and snorkeling, and the price was USD 100 pr. person (additionally you have to pay a 120 dollar conservation fee to visit the Rock Islands + the Jellyfish Lake).

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