Pago Pago's Eastside & Downtown
Duration: 3 hours
Tour Code: PPG-008
"View Pago Pago's picturesque eastern side and have an enlightening view of downtown on this mostly panoramic tour.
Depart from the pier and head toward the eastern side of the island, making several stops along the way. One of those stops is famed Sadie's Inn, where English writer Somerset Maugham penned his short story ""Rain,"" the inspiration for several movies.
You will also have a photo stop at Pago Harbor, where you will be treated to some lovely views from the other side of the bay. Further along, you'll have another photo stop to see Camel Rock. The shape of this off-shore rock formation brings to mind the image of a lonely camel and thus, gained it the name Camel Rock. An additional stop before heading back towards town will be at Avaio Beach, referred to by the locals as $2.00 beach. Your brief stop here will not only provide an opportunity to take some photos, but also allow you to purchase a souvenir, soft drink or beer if you like. Before arriving back in town, there will be one final stop at the new local market, which features fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables and some souvenir stands.
Arriving back in the mountain-rimmed American Samoa capital of Pago Pago, you will enjoy a panoramic tour that passes by several historical buildings. Although rather diminutive, this town of approximately 4,000 boasts several noteworthy attractions, which include the white clapboard columned courthouse that looks like it belongs in the American South, not American Samoa, the police station, Navy communications building and post office, now named the Jean P. Haydon Museum. Afterwards, you'll transfer back to the cruise ship pier where your tour concludes.
Please note: There is minimal walking on this tour, mainly at the guests' discretion during stops; however, there may be some steps and uneven terrain to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the bus and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Wheelchair guests are requested to advise the Destination Services Desk at least 36 hours in advance of the tour of their participation. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate comfortable clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. USD is accepted for purchases at the stops. Transportation is via wooden island buses that have no air-conditioning. The order of the sites viewed or visited can vary."