Getting there & away
Weather permitting, Star Ships sails the Samarai Queen from Alotau to Losuia (K105, 19 hours) and back every weekend. The boat departs Alotau 9am on Friday and arrives at Losuia midday on Saturday. It returns to Alotau on Sunday morning.
The two main trade stores in Losuia run work boats to Alotau every fortnight or so. They charge about K60 for the trip, which takes two days (stopping in the D’Entrecasteaux Islands for the night) and you’ll need to bring your own food and water. Ask at Konki Enterprises (643 9000) or at Digogwa Trading (643 9001), which are also the agents for Airlines PNG.