Adventure: Tarawa is the largest island atoll in the Northern Gilberts, and the gateway to Betio, the scene of one of the bloodiest battles in the Second World War.

Operation Galvanic: Tours will commence from the Betio wharf or the Otintaai Hotel Bikenibeu. Battle field tours are depandant upon to tide.
Tour Details: Molly and your transportation will take you to Betio. Take pictures of the Vickers 8" guns brought to Tarawa from Japan. These were originally used with the Japanese/Russian war of 1905.
Visit the Japanese earthworks and bunkers which fortified the island of Betio. See the remains of Amtracks, American Sherman and Japanese tanks, shipping, Japanese & American aircraft.
You will visit the American & Japanese war memorials and the Cenotaph erected as a memorial to the coastal watchers and the Shinto shrine erected by the Japanese in memory of its war dead.
A cultural tour including local village life and history will be included. The tour will take between 2 to 4 hours, light refreshments will be available on the bus.
War relics may be observed on the reef at low tide. The wearing of reef shoes is recommended.
Cost of tour A$30.00 per person.
(Group tours 15 persons and above neotiable)
Link to the declaration of the Commander of Japanese Squadron