Giant Clams Ride

Ride to the clams and enjoy a guided snorkel

Moderate On request 60-130 NZD pp

Snorkel among the Giant Clams

The giant clams are located in the lagoon about 50m offshore off the coast of Upolo, in about two metres of sheltered water, and are easily reached from a sandy shore. For me these 70cm long molluscs are on a par with seeing manta rays and more spectacular than the giant turtles. The clams can only be visited within 3 hours of high tide so start times may vary. The clam reserve is closed on Sundays.

Leaving from our depot, the trip can be undertaken on e-bikes or mountain bikes and can be escorted or self guided.  Either way it is a great way to experience much more of the real Samoa with the clams as a memorable highlight. An admission fee applies.

Challenge Levels

The  trip has riding options to suit everyone from occasional riders and young families to those wanting a solid challenge.  Ride between 14 and 40kms.

These can be experienced on guided or unguided options and with or without ebikes.

Suitable for families, less experienced riders and for everyone who wants the chance to observe village life at its natural pace.

The ride begins with 14 kms of flat, quiet roads beside the lagoon.  As it wanders through the villages you may be tempted to stop and chat, or get invited into a mat making group.

The coastal section is followed by a very steep section where the road rises 200m in 2 kms.  Those without ebikes who are not strong riders are recommended to take the Supported option and get a ride over the hill.

From the saddle the road descends steeply on a gravel surface before continuing a short distance beside the lagoon to the Giant Clams.

Less experienced riders are encouraged to take the guided option or arrange a van ride back, as the return trip is over 40kms.

Follow the Village Ride route, but challenge the king of the hill title and ride back after the swim.

The giant clams are in a sheltered lagoon.  Your guide is used to less confident snorkellers and we can provide life jackets and/or swim noodles as required.  

No snorkelling experience is required, but participants do need to be confident swimming out of their depth.

More Details

We provide maps and instructions – but you ride independently

Tour includes

  • Bike hire
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Filtered water
  • Maps and Instructions
Price is $NZD 60 pp 
Children half price 
eBikes – Additional $NZD 80
Transfer back to Mulifanua -NZ$20pp – minimum 2 people.
Price excludes lunch equipment and clams entry fee (now 20 WST)

Our guide will accompany you and snorkel with you over the clams.  A support vehicle is available to provide a lift over the hill or a ride back from the clams.

Tour includes

  • Bike hire
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Riding and Snorkelling Guide
  • Entrance fees/Customary fees
  • Support vehicle
  • Filtered water
Price is $NZD 130pp (Min  2 people) Includes option to return by vehicle.
 Ask us about group prices.  
Children half price (provided there is the equivalent of at least 2 adult fares)
eBikes – Additional $NZD80.
Price excludes lunch.
  • Sunhat, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Riding clothes – A light top (long sleeved if you are sun sensitive) and shorts/swimwear
  • Riding footwear – sandals or running shoes
  • Swim wear and towel/sarong
  • Travel home clothes – if you came over in your cycle clothes
  • Camera/phone – in waterproof bag
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle

Pickups are available as follows:

Location   Price (Tala pp) Price (NZD pp)
Apia (any hotel)   74 $45
Aggie Greys Resort   30 $18
Le Vasa   25 $15

Our bikes are fully serviced between rides and available in a full range of sizes.  E-bikes are available to make hills an easy challenge. For more details please look up our Bike Hire page.

Trips depart on request (except Sundays).

The clams can be safely visited only 3 hours either side of high tide.  So times will vary with tides.

Tide tables for the remainder of the year are available here (select the Month in the top left).

Tour starts at  the Outdoor Samoa Base in Mulifanua  See map below.

Tour Prices (per person)

See the tabs above for the different price options

To Book

Already in Samoa – call (685)45991 or (685) 7507838

When booking please advise your height and preferred bike style.

Still planning your trip – email us: [email protected]

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Dates to be added when travel restrictions ease

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We recently booked the Giant Clams Cycle and Snorkel trip with Outdoor Samoa and it was brilliant. Ross and the crew were friendly and extremely helpful in organising the trip with patience for our limited internet and mobile reception.... I can honestly say this was one of the best day trips I have ever done, anywhere. It remains a highlight of our Samoa trip, which has turned out to be the best family trip ever. Cannot fault it
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Samoa is now fully open to tourists and all Covid restrictions have been lifted.  As of 22 September 2022, there are NO requirements for vaccination certificates or Covid tests.
The number of flights available is steadily increasing. Qantas starts flying from Australia in November  and Virgin resumes in March.  Air New Zealand flights are expected to reach almost two a day in 2023.