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about the cruise

  • Discover islands and reefs rarely visited by tourists.
  • Visit the amazing Bay of Islands – a magnificent location with many limestone islands
  • Be treated to a song and dance by children of all ages from a local village
  • Snorkelling, glass bottom boat & dive opportunities daily
  • Swim in some of the most pristine and clear waters that the Lau group has to offer
  • Island Night, kava, meke & lovo feast
  • Departure dates:  7th November 2017, 6th March 2018, 6th November 2018 and 5th March 2019

Embark on a voyage of discovery to a part of Fiji rarely seen by tourists – the Lau Islands and Kadavu

Departing from Port Denarau, Nadi the first stop is on the southern coast of Taveuni the Garden Island. Lavena is on a rugged coast of waterfalls and you will have the opportunity to hike along a village track for a freshwater swim. We cruise on to the most northern island of Lau – Wailagilala where we will explore the island, the ruin of an old light house, nesting turtles, snorkel untouched reefs.

Next stop, Vanuabalavu the largest island of the Lau. Here learn about Ma’âfu, the Tongan Prince and explore the pristine waters. From here we cruise to the nearby Qilaqila, known for its pristine waters and mushroom shaped islands. Explore some amazing caves and incredible reefs in aqua lagoons.

Continuing on we pass Lakeba & Moce to Oneata where the village invite us to their Church on the hill. Fulaga is our next stop. This amazing lagoon is too narrow for us to navigate so we launch the small boats off shore and explore its crystal lagoon and amazing corals. We then visit uninhabited Vuaqava and its central lake where you can explore and view turtles, snakes & amazing bird life.

Be welcomed by the villagers on the island of Kabara known for their wood turning and Tongan heritage. Experience a traditional Meke, Sevusevu & lovo quite different from the traditional Fijian.

We head on to horse-shoe shaped Totoyaisland to visit a local school and meet the children. Next stop is Kadavu, famous for its traditional Turtle callers, wildlife and underwater world.

Most days offer the opportunity to snorkel, swim and Scuba Dive the pristinewaters of the beautiful Lau group.

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Cruise Itinerary

Day 1

Enjoy an afternoon of beach activities at Tivua Island, followed by a wonderful welcome dinner as you cruise into a south pacific sunset.

Day 2

Take part in a traditional Fijian ceremony at Makogai Island and walking tour of the old leper colony, closed to lepers since mid last century. Snorkel over giant clam gardens in this turtle sanctuary and be visited by the local primary school children who will entertain you with their traditional song and dance.

Day 3

Explore a beautiful beach on the rugged southern coastline of Taveuni at Lavena, hike to a spectacular waterfall and fresh water pool and, enjoy a picnic lunch ashore and a chat with the locals. There is also a guided kayak tour along the coast, weather permitting.

Day 4

Explore the remains of a disused lighthouse and snorkel with the abundant fish life on Wailagilala, the most northern island of Lau.

Day 5

Immerse yourself in the amazing scenery, pristine reefs, strange mushroom shaped islands and hidden caves of the Bay of Islands at Qilaqila, on the northwest end of Vanua Balavu.

Day 6

Be welcomed to a traditional Sunday service by the local people at the Methodist Tongan Church in Oneata.

Day 7

Cruise to Fulaga Island, known for its crystal lagoon and amazing corals and enjoy a lazy day of snorkelling, swimming, coral viewing and kayaking at Navuturira Beach. This island is so inaccessible that Reef Endeavour can’t anchor but idles off the lagoon entrance while our launches take you in through the passage.

Day 8

Explore the uninhabited sacred island of Vuaqava in the centre of a lake, known for turtles, snakes and amazing bird life. You may be treated to a locally prepared delicacy of coconut crabs on the beach.

Day 9

Be welcomed and entertained by the people of Naikeleyaga Village on the island of Kabara, known for their wood turning and Tongan heritage and experience a traditional Meke, Sevusevu and lovo quite different from the traditional Fijian.

Day 10

Explore the reefs and visit the local school house on horse shoe-shaped Totoya Island, where the children will entertain you and show you their work.

Day 11

Arrive in Kadavu, famous for its amazing array of unique corals and fish, where the traditional ceramics makers of Namuana Village will share their skills with you.

Day 12

Disembark at Port Denarau feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to do it all again.

* Itineraries subject to change due to weather and other operational requirements
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ACTIVITIES & INCLUSIONS

  • All Meals &  entertainmentAll Meals & entertainment
  • Daily island stopovers & water activitiesDaily island stopovers & water activities
  • Guided island, village  & school toursGuided island, village & school tours
  • 24 hour self service tea & coffee bar24 hour self service tea & coffee bar
  • Use of snorkelling equipment & mini gymUse of snorkelling equipment & mini gym
  • Tropical island lovo feast & kava ceremonyTropical island lovo feast & kava ceremony
  • Snorkelling & glass bottom boat tours to reefs rarely visitedSnorkelling & glass bottom boat tours to reefs rarely visited
  • Kids Club including early dinner (5-9yrs)Kids Club including early dinner (5-9yrs)
  • Transfers at the end of your cruiseTransfers at the end of your cruise
FARES EXCLUDE:

Transfers to the ship, drinks, optional tours, scuba diving & massage & beauty services.

Bonus Features

  • Swimming pool and a top deck spa pool
  • Massage & beauty services (optional)
  • Scuba diving - certified & introductory (optional)
  • Mini-gym & meeting room
  • Easy access small boat launching plat- form
  • Choice of 4 accommodation levels
  • Friendly Fijian crew with a wealth of local knowledge
  • Mix of both male & female crew
  • WIFI located in the Tabua Suites, Yasawa Lounge, Pool Deck and on the sundeck

About The Ship

MV Reef Endeavour is a small cruise ship catering for 130 passengers over 3 accommodation levels. Her small size allows her to negotiate remote islands, reefs & shallow bays where bigger ships are unable to go, showcasing the real Fiji and giving our passengers a true cultural experience.

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