Outer Island excursions at the Marshall Islands is one of the most exciting things you can do. The beautiful scenery around you will make it seem like heaven on Earth.
The Islands is a Micronesian country. It is in the center of the Pacific Ocean. The islands can be found to the west of the IDL (International Date Line). It is at the north of the equator.
What to See
One of the most exciting destinations is the Arno atoll. Here you will get to see its lovely pearl farm. There are also plenty of dive sites to explore. The waters are clear and pure. There are also plenty of colorful fish and corals.
There are also plenty of accommodations and places to eat. Outer Island excursions at the Marshall Islands also include treks into jungles. These islands are surrounded by several beaches. There are 24 of these atolls, so you have lots of places to explore.
The original inhabitants of the islands were the Micronesians who came there in 2000 BC. However, not much is known about this period in the islands history. The first European to explore the islands was the Spaniard Alonso de Salazar in 1526. That year, he reached one of the islands which he called San Bartolome. He was followed by Alvaro de Saavedra in 1529.
The Kwajalein Atoll was the center of the Japanese 6th Fleet Forces Service, whose goal was to protect the islands. During World War II, the United States occupied the islands, destroying the Japanese bases there. After the war, the islands became part of US territory via the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
From 1946 to 1958, the United States used the islands for nuclear tests. 67 nuclear weapons were tested on the islands. One of the tests conducted was that of Ivy Mike, the US first hydrogen bomb.
The cost of these activities can vary somewhat, but they are around 300 to 400 USD.
If you are at the Marshall Islands, you can drop by Majuro and visit the fishing spots. If you love diving, there are plenty of sites to explore. What’s even better is that there are a lot of WWII shipwrecks in the waters. The depth also varies.
If you are going on outer Island excursions at the Marshall Islands, don’t forget to check out the glorious sunrise and sunsets. They are among the most spectacular on the planet.