Flying from the US

For US flights, you will fly first to Honolulu, generally departing from Mainland US on Thursday, arriving Thursday night for an overnight. We recommend the Modern Hotel in Honolulu.The next morning, Friday, you will fly to Majuro, Marshall Islands departing 730AM Friday from Honolulu. United is the only airline to get you from Honolulu to Majuro.

Our trips have the schedule of arriving on Saturday and departing on Friday for a total of 7 Days / 6 Nights or 14 Days / 13 Nights for 2 week stays.  This will minimize your time in transit. The international flight to Majuro is from Honolulu on United #154 departing Honolulu at 07:30AM on Friday morning.  It’s then a 4 1/2 hour flight to Majuro and you arrive at 11:30am on Saturday (after crossing the dateline).  Our personnel will meet you at the airport in Majuro and assist you in boarding a domestic flight to the outer atoll.  This flight is about 40 mins.  We’ll be waiting on the outer atoll airstrip with a boat for a 1/2 hour boat ride to Beran.  You generally arrive on Beran around 4pm and depending on the swell there’s a possibility of a surf on the way to Beran.
Update – A new flight starting January 2018 will depart MAJ to HNL on Sundays, which would allow for a Saturday departure (8 Days / 7 Nights) + an overnight in Majuro @ Hotel Robert Reimers. Please inquire if you are interested.
No flights are included in our pricing however we do make the domestic booking for you.  The domestic flight is US$320 per person round trip.  There will also be surfboard charges of $100 per board bag each way and possibly overweight for excess baggage- please make sure to bring USD Cash for these expenses.

 

Remember that you cross the dateline both ways from Hawaii to Majuro so you gain a day. The HNL – MAJ flight leaves Fri, arriving Majuro Saturday. On the return flight, you will leave Friday night, and arrive into Honolulu very early Friday morning.

Flight Examples

Depart THUR from LAX or SFO afternoon

5 Hour flight Time. We recommend arriving in Honolulu earlier in the day, and spending the night in a hotel in Honolulu, Waikiki, or one of the airport hotels. This will allow you to get a good night’s rest before having to arrive early at the HNL airport for the second leg of travel. HNL airport is closed from 3AM – 5AM so doing a long layover overnight at the airport is not recommended ( you will have to wait on the curb until 5AM ).
Bags can be checked all the way through to MAJ, as International Travel on United allows bags to be checked through if a layover is less than 24 Hours.

7:25AM – Leave Honolulu FRI 730AM –  UA154

5 Hour flight time, please arrive by 5:30 AM to ensure ample time for check in. You will cross the dateline and gain a day – If you leave Friday the 12th, you will arrive Saturday the 13th, Mid-Day.

10:35AM – Arrive Majuro SAT

Clear Customs and get baggage. Our staff will meet you after you collect your baggage and walk you over to the Air Marshall Islands domestic terminal. We will arrange for ticketing and flights ahead of time for this – please bring $100 USD for board bag charges each way.

Depart Majuro Mid Day – SAT

Flight from Majuro to Outer Islands is a quick one hour flight, you will be on a small plane via Air Marshall Islands

Arrive Outer Island in the afternoon and will be greeted by our staff. You will board one of our boats, and hopefully surf on the way back to Beran Island.

Depart Outer Islands – FRI

Air Marshall Islands – We will arrange your ticketing for Air Marshall Islands.

2 Hour Layover in Majuro – You will get your baggage from the Air Marshall Islands flight and wait for check in for the United flight. Check in and boarding for United flight (MAJ – HNL) will begin 6PM, where you will recheck your bags, and pay the $20 USD departure fee, please bring cash for this.

Depart Majuro – 8PM FRI

5 Hour flight Time, Majuro to Honolulu. You will gain a day with the dateline, so you arrive the same day you leave.
When you arrive in Honolulu to the airport, you will collect your baggage (even if it is checked through to LAX / SFO) to clear customs in Honolulu. You will have to hold your bags until you check in for your next flight. Keep the baggage tags on your bag and check in and give them your bags at the check in counter. The airport is closed from 3AM – 5AM so you will have to wait outside the airport for an hour or two before the airport opens back up at 5AM.

3AM Arrive Honolulu FRI

4 Hour Layover in Honolulu

7:25AM – Depart Honolulu Fri Morning

5 Hour flight time

Arrive at your destination of LAX, SFO or connect to your next flight from here. You will arrive home the same day you departed, Friday

Depart Outer Islands – SAT Mid-day

Air Marshall Islands – We will arrange your ticketing for Air Marshall Islands. There should be time for surf in the morning, on the way to the airport.

Overnight in Majuro – You will get your baggage from the Air Marshall Islands flight and our staff will transport you to Hotel Robert Reimers.  You can have dinner at the Tide Table restuarant, connected to the hotel, and enjoy a nice sleep.  Casual morning, do some souvenir shopping and get to the airport about 3PM for 6PM Sunday departure. Check in and boarding for United flight (MAJ – HNL) will begin 4PM, where you will recheck your bags, and pay the $20 USD departure fee, please bring cash for this.

Depart Majuro – 6:35PM SUN

5 Hour flight Time, Majuro to Honolulu. You will gain a day with the dateline, so you arrive the same day you leave, Sunday.
When you arrive in Honolulu to the airport, you will collect your baggage (even if it is checked through to LAX / SFO) to clear customs in Honolulu. You will have to hold your bags until you check in for your next flight. Keep the baggage tags on your bag and check in and give them your bags at the check in counter. The airport is closed from 3AM – 5AM so you will have to wait outside the airport for an hour or two before the airport opens back up at 5AM.

1:20AM Arrive Honolulu SUN

Overnight / Airport Hotel / Long Layover in Honolulu

7:25AM – Depart Honolulu SUN Morning

5 Hour flight time

Arrive at your destination of LAX, SFO or connect to your next flight from here. You will arrive home the same day you departed, Sunday

Flying from Australia

From Australia you have a the choice to fly through Honolulu or Guam. We recommend Australia to Honolulu, an overnight in Honolulu, and the United flight from Honolulu to Majuro. This is our preferred method of travel – it may seem less direct, but is much easier, and only 2 major flight legs.
Flying from Guam, you will need to fly via Manila or Tokyo. From Guam to Majuro is the famous Island Hopper flight. One of the most tedious flights in the world.
You can also fly via Fiji and Air Naaru, but this is also a long flight with many legs.

Depart Thursday from Sydney afternoon

10 Hour flight Time. Overnight in a hotel in Honolulu, Waikiki, or one of the airport hotels. This will allow you to get a good night’s rest before having to arrive early at the HNL airport for the second leg of travel. HNL airport is closed from 3AM – 5AM so doing a long layover overnight at the airport is not recommended ( you will have to wait on the curb until 5AM ).
You will have to collect your bags and clear customs, and then recheck them in the morning.

Arrive in Honolulu Thursday

Overnight in Honolulu, we recommend the Modern Hotel

7:25AM – Leave Honolulu FRI 730AM –  UA154

5 Hour flight time, please arrive by 5:30 AM to ensure ample time for check in. You will cross the dateline and gain a day – If you leave Friday the 12th, you will arrive Saturday the 13th, Mid-Day.

10:35AM – Arrive Majuro SAT

Clear Customs and get baggage. Our staff will meet you after you collect your baggage and walk you over to the Air Marshall Islands domestic terminal. We will arrange for ticketing and flights ahead of time for this – please bring $100 USD for board bag charges each way.

Depart Majuro Mid Day – SAT

Flight from Majuro to Outer Islands is a quick one hour flight, you will be on a small plane via Air Marshall Islands

Arrive Outer Island in the afternoon and will be greeted by our staff. You will board one of our boats, and hopefully surf on the way back to Beran Island.

Nauru Airlines departing once a week from Brisbane early Friday morning stopping in Nauru on the way up. Around 6 Hours Total. Flies 1 x a week. Flight Returns from Majuro on Monday arriving in the afternoon / evening to Brisbane. This flight also has 3 stops and is a pretty long flight.

Depart Brisbane 5:30AM Friday

6 Hour Flight

Arrive in Nauru 1:50PM Friday
1 Hour Layover
Depart 3PM Friday

3 Hour Flight

Arrive Majuro 5:45PM Friday

lear Customs and get baggage. Our staff will coordinate shuttle to Hotel. Overnight in Majuro – Hotel Robert Reimers

Depart Majuro Mid Day – TUE / THUR / SAT

Flight from Majuro to Outer Islands is a quick one hour flight, you will be on a small plane via Air Marshall Islands. We will arrange for ticketing and flights, please bring USD $300 to reimburse us for this.

Arrive Outer Island in the afternoon and will be greeted by our staff.

*Business class in this flight is not worth it, it is barely better than economy and 2.5x the price

Depart Outer Islands – Mid Day Mon / Wed / Fri

Air Marshall Islands – We will arrange your ticketing for Air Marshall Islands.

Arrive Majuro.
You will get your baggage from the Air Marshall Islands flight and be shuttled by our staff to Hotel Robert Reimers.

2 Nights in Majuro – Hotel Robert Reimers

Depart 11AM Sunday

3 Hour Flight. Check in and boarding for flight will begin 9AM, where you will recheck your bags, and pay the $20 USD departure fee.

Arrive Naaru 2:10PM Sunday
1 Hour Layover
Depart 3PM Naaru Sunday

7 Hour Flight

Arrive Brisbane 7:45PM Sunday

Nauru Airlines departing once a week from Nadi Fiji on Friday Morning.
Depart Nadi – 10AM Friday

4 Hour flight from Fiji stopping in Tarawa / Kirbati

Arrive Naaru – 1:40PM Friday
1 Hour Layover
Depart 3PM Friday

3 Hour Flight

Arrive Majuro 5:45PM Friday

Overnight in Majuro – Hotel Robert Reimers

Depart Majuro Mid Day – TUE / THUR / SAT

Flight from Majuro to Outer Islands is a quick one hour flight, you will be on a small plane via Air Marshall Islands. We will arrange for ticketing and flights, please bring USD $300 to reimburse us for this.

Arrive Outer Island in the afternoon and will be greeted by our staff.

*Business class in this flight is not worth it, it is barely better than economy and 2.5x the price

Depart Outer Islands – Mid Day Mon / Wed / Fri

Air Marshall Islands – We will arrange your ticketing for Air Marshall Islands.

Arrive Majuro.
You will get your baggage from the Air Marshall Islands flight and be shuttled by our staff to Hotel Robert Reimers.

2 Nights in Majuro – Hotel Robert Reimers

Depart 11AM Sunday

3 Hour Flight – ON032. Check in and boarding for flight will begin 9AM, where you will recheck your bags, and pay the $20 USD departure fee.

Arrive Naaru 2:10PM Sunday
1 Hour Layover
Depart 3PM Naaru Sunday

4 Hour Flight – ON017

Arrive Nadi Fiji 6:30PM Sunday

2 Hour Layover in Nadi

Depart Nadi for Australia 6:30PM Sunday

5 Hour Flight. Fiji Airways 915/ Qantas

Arrive Sydney 9:25PM

*Business class in this flight is not worth it, it is barely better than economy and 2.5x the price

 

Visa & Customs Information

 

  • Valid Passport – Check Expiration Date!
  • Tickets and Documents for return or onward travel
  • No visa required for stay up to three months, will be issued a visa upon arrival
  • Vaccinations – None required
  • Departure fee of $20 US
  • Valid Passport – Check Expiration Date!
  • Tickets and Documents for return or onward travel
  • No visa required for stay up to three months, 30 day visa will be issued upon arrival
  • Vaccinations – None required
  • Departure fee of $20 US
  • Valid Passport – Check Expiration Date!
  • Tickets and Documents for return or onward travel
  • Visa Required
    • Citizens from ALL OTHER countries not listed above must apply for visa PRIOR TO traveling to the Republic.  Visitors Visa (V-1) requires a non-refundable application processing fee of $100.00 USD. 
    • More Information Here
    • We will help coordinate your VISA for you if you require one ahead of time. Please Contact Us and let us know your situation, so we can arrange the proper paperwork.
  • Vaccinations – None required
  • Departure fee of $20 US

Do I need travel insurance?

Travel Insurance is highly recommended for both We strongly urge you to obtain a comprehensive travel protection plan, which should include coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, baggage delay, baggage coverage, travel delay, emergency medical and dental, emergency, medical transport and evacuation, and travel accident insurance, offered through an insurance carrier of your choice to protect you and your investment. Feel free to contact us for a list of insurance carriers who offer travel protection plans, however, many homeowner’s policies and credit cards offer certain coverage and/or can arrange for coverage. We recommend you call your existing insurance agents and/or carriers as well as your credit card companies to inquire further.

Immigration Form

When you are in the Republic of the Marshall Islands you will be issued an immigration form that you must keep until your departure. When you leave they will ask to see it to determine how long you were in the Marshall Islands. Please take care of that form once they give it to you.

What happens when I arrive in Majuro?

Once in Majuro, our staff will meet you and coordinate the next leg of your trip.

What happens when I arrive on the Outer Island?

The small plane will disembark and our staff will greet you and get your bags. Our boat will be waiting and we will get you onboard. There will be a quick boat ride over to Beran Island, and you will be surfing by the afternoon if all goes as planned!

Air Marshall Islands

We will take care of your bookings for you. Fare from Majuro to Outer Islands is US$320 round trip. We will work with your group on a case by case basis to ensure all your equipment arrive on time and all travel details within the Marshall Islands are taken care of. Our local office in Majuro is setup to coordinate with Air Marshall Islands much more efficiently that contacting them directly. If you have questions regarding Air Marshall Islands, Please Contact Us.

Air Marshall Islands flies two small aircraft, a Dornier-223 and a Dash-8 under FAA Regulation. Air Marshall is run by government and government employees, therefore can be relatively slow. Aircraft are relatively small and is not always possible to get all your surf / SUPs on board. The larger aircraft can do this. Overweight charges may be applicable at the airport in Majuro. If worst comes to worst, we will have an extra vessel there to carry extra boards and equipment.

What if I have an overnight in Majuro

Indies Trader has partnered with Hotel Robert Reimers in downtown Majuro. We can coordinate your stay as well as transport to and from the Majuro Airport to the hotel. The hotel and restaurant at the Hotel are the best in Majuro and they are in constant contact with Indies Trader to help coordinate passenger details.

Information for Travel Agents

Please download and send our PDF packet for Travel Agents with detailed information on the most commonly used Airline Schedules and Flight Numbers

Travel Agent Info Packet

 

If you have any other questions, please contact us below or email us at [email protected]

 

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