Getting there & away
The RMI has several supply ships which service the outer islands, dropping off supplies and picking up copra. Passenger prices are cheap and so is the accommodation; experienced budget travellers will do fine. Scheduling information is available from the Department of Transportation Office (625 3469) at Uliga Dock on Majuro. Arno is the only atoll that's served by regular public boats.
Charters can be arranged to Arno and Likiep - contact MIVA. If you are planning boat trips, give yourself lots of time - like weeks - and be prepared to miss your plane.
Yachties should check out www.meicobeachyc.com for details of destinations. Radio ahead from Majuro before visiting outer islands, and check in with the mayor of each atoll when arriving in the lagoon.
Air Marshall Islands(AMI; 625 3733; www.airmarshallislands.com) flies to most of the Marshalls' inhabited atolls once a week. Return fares from Majuro are US$230 to Wotje, US$280 to Likiep, US$530 to Bikini, US$710 to Enewetok, US$185 to Jaluit, US$122 to Mili and US$450 to Rongelap. Flights usually hop across several islands at a time.