Pago Pago, Tutuila, American Samoa
Myths & Legends of Tutuila
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3 Hours
No tour of American Samoa is complete without seeing the beautiful Fatu-ma-Futi (Flower Pot Rocks). This is your first stop and your guide will tell you of the legend surrounding this rock formation as you enjoy the view of Rainmaker Mountain. Put your feet in the crystal-clear water for a refreshing soak if you like.
Head over to the village of Leone to visit the monument to the first missionaries, who landed here in 1830. The Catholic and tsunami monuments are located here as well.
On the Leala coastline, watch for whales and their calves during calving season, and enjoy the spectacle of waves crashing against the lava rock cliffs.
Vaitogi Village is famous locally for its Turtle & Shark legend. Your guide will tell you the story as you travel to the home of American Samoa's late Governor -- a very popular man among the local people. Step inside the house to see memorabilia from his time in office.
Tia Seu Lupe is an important setting in the ancient history of American Samoa -- it is where chiefs would come to compete for the hand of the other chief's daughter or wife by trying to capture the most pigeons.
Stop for a photo opportunity at the Industrial Park, where you can see views of Pala Lagoon and Pago Pago's small airport, whose runway juts straight out to the Pacific Ocean.
At the Tauese P.F. Sunia Marine Sanctuary, watch a video explaining the precious resources of American Samoa's wildlife-rich waters and learn more about the country's history and ancestors at the nearby J.P. Haydon Museum. From here it is a short walk back to the ship.
Tour does not operate on Sundays.