Pago Pago’s small size belies its historic stature and epic setting. The city, or more accurately, a cluster of several fishing villages. Lies along the shore of the Harbor, which was carved from thousands of years of volcanic-crater erosion on Tutuila Island. The fjord-like harbor is one of the most stunning in the South Pacific. Is bordered by steep and lush hills and dominated by Rainmaker Mountain.

Of course, American Samoa’s network of islands makes for adventurous exploration. Whether you want to spend your entire time here swimming, paddling, and snorkeling, or seeing the incredible wildlife and coral reef ecosystem. Learn about the legends of Pago Pago while you’re here and try traditional Samoan dishes like fa’apapa or sweet banana fritters called panikeke. No matter what, your time in Pago Pago will be a delightful break from high rises, resorts, and hurrying.

The protected harbor site was selected in 1872 by Commander R.W. Meade for a fuelling station for the U.S. Navy. Meade negotiated the real estate deal with a Samoan high chief and the resulting naval base was in use from 1900 to 1951.

Pago Pago itself is tranquil as far as capital cities go. Though there is commerce and activity in the areas of Fagatogo and Utulei. The hills near the seafront are dotted with houses. While a variety of shops line the street that runs in front of the dock itself. The best views of the harbor and downtown can be had from the summit of Mount Alava in the National Park of American Samoa. Contact the Cruise Pro and let help you plan a perfect cruise to the Pacific.