Cockscomb Island Beach & Bird Watching Tour

Your high energy hiking tour will begin with 3 scenic stops as we drive to our hiking point. At these locations: Afono Pass, Aua Lookout Point, and National Park Cockscomb Fale where we'll stop for photos! We will continue on our route to Vatia village for additional photo opportunities as well as a chance to enjoy a pristine beach that most visitors never get to see. Departing Vatia village, we will hike along an ancient fishing trail that has been upgraded by the Nation Parks of American Samoa to an elevation of about 250 feet at the pass. From the pass we will continue off road, following a ridge line to approximately 400 feet. At this site photogarphy of various seabirds including Frigates - Atafa, Boobie -Fua'o, White Tailed Tropic Bird - Tava'e and a sampling of other birds will be available as their nesting sites will be just a few feet away as you hike along the trail. After some time exploring various nesting sites there we double back and follow the trail to a pristine white sand beach where snorkeling among the corral reefs will top of this exciting day of exploration. Throughout the tour, your local interpretive guide will explain the natural history of the areas wildlife, as well as provide point out local plants and explain their cultureal and medicinal usages.

Cockscomb Island from Mount Alava