American Samoa Activities
National Park of American Samoa
The people of American Samoa and the National Park Service welcome you to the heart of the South Pacific, a world of sights, sounds, and experiences you will find in no other national park.
Visit the National Park of American Samoa on Tutuila and Manu’a Islands.
Visit any of the six sites that together make up the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa.
The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa is located in the cradle of Polynesia’s oldest culture and is thought to support the greatest diversity of marine life in the National Marine Sanctuary System, including a wide variety of coral and other invertebrates, fishes, turtles, marine mammals and marine plants.
The sanctuary protects extensive coral reefs, including some of the oldest and largest Porites coral heads in the world, along with deep water reefs, hydrothermal vent communities, and rare marine archaeological resources, and also encompasses important fishing grounds, the southernmost point in the United States, and waters surrounding one of the world’s smallest atolls.
The sanctuary is also the only true tropical reef within the National Marine Sanctuary System, and is the most remote location within that system.
NOAA co-manages the sanctuary with the American Samoa Government and works closely with communities adjacent to the sanctuary, all within the context of Samoan cultural traditions and practices.
There is nothing like the hustle and bustle of local market and the Fagatogo Marketplace is a local favorite shopping spot with handicrafts, fresh produce, and traditional Samoan food.
Catch a local alia boat for the short trip to Aunu’u Island and hike to the quick sand lake.
Take a trip to the Manu’a Islands, 30-minute plane ride east of Tutuila Island. While there, be sure to visit Ofu Beach that was voted one of the most beautiful undiscovered beaches in the world.
Take a visit to the Jean P. Haydon Museum in Fagatogo and view the exhibit of American Samoa’s link to the Apollo Moon Missions complete with moon rocks.
The thrill of catching some big game fish like tuna, marlin and sailfish is only a half hour boat trip from shore.
The view of Pago Pago Harbor from the water is one of the most spectacular in the Pacific, and nothing could be more so when you are viewing it from an outrigger canoe, paddle board, or jet ski.
With a map in hand hop on a local bus and head east or west and take in the picturesque villages and explore.
Visit a local church on a Sunday morning and enjoy the rousing sermons and melodic singing.