Tanna Island is part of Tafea Province (Vanuatu), covers total area approx 550 km2 (210 ml2) and has population around 30,000. The island has length 40 km (25 ml), width 19 km (12 ml) and highest elevation point (Mt Tukosmera) 1084 m (3556 ft) above sea level.
Tanna is Tafea Province's most populous island. The provincial capital Isangel is on island's west coast, located close to its largest town - Lenakel. Almost all of the locals are Melanesians, following more traditional lifestyle than on other Vanuatu islands. At some of the higher located villages, modern-time inventions are restricted, men wear penis sheaths, women wear grass skirts, kids don't go to schools.
Tanna is among Vanuatu's most fertile islands. It produces coffee, copra (dried coconut kernels), coconut, kava, other fruits and vegetables. Tourism is also an important industry, attracting international travelers with traditional culture and the volcano. To help preserve culture's integrity as a tourism asset, only locals are permitted to act as guides.
Siwi Lake was in the east of the island and northeast of its peak (near the coast). In April 2000, as result of an unusually heavy rain, the lake burst down into Sulphur Bay. On the southeast coast is Mt Yasur (active volcano).
Tanna Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Tanna Island dock (anchor) at Lenakel - port town on the western coast.
Port Tanna Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Tanna Island, Vanuatu. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|4 June, 2020|