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Tourists who want to get out on the water can use catamarans provided by their resort. Serious yachties who sail the Pacific are required to contact the Samoa Ports Authority two days prior to their arrival in Apia to arrange immigration, customs, health and quarantine clearance Signal Side Band frequency HF 2182 – VHF Channel 16). Permission must be attained before sailing to other islands. Samoa Ports Authority – phone +685 64400 or email

Yellowfin Tuna

Yellowfin is just one of the prized fine fighting fish found in the Samoan waters. Samoa is recognised as one of the world’s top ten sportsfishing destinations. Other big fish include Blue and Black Marlin, Broadbill, Pacific Sail Fish, Dogtooth Tuna, Albacore, Skipjack, Wahoo, Giant Trevally, Barracuda and Mahi Mahi. Professional operators like Troppo Fishing Adventures recommend the tag and release of all billfish species unless a SIGFA or IGFA record may be pending. SIGFA (Samoan International Game Fishing Association holds its international tournament in May.


Yoga is the practice of withdrawing the senses from all external objects, so many Samoans may be into yoga without actually knowing it. The Day Spa at Sheraton Aggie Grey’s Resort & Spa has an area dedicated to yoga and meditation.

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