14 NIGHT SOUTHERN LAU AND TONGA WHALE MIGRATION
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SOUTHERN LAU AND TONGA WHALE MIGRATION

Embark on a captivating 14-night expedition cruise through the stunning wonders of Fiji and Tonga. Begin your journey exploring the pristine Tivua Private Island, renowned for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant coral ecosystems, perfect for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts. Engage in cultural exchanges in the charming village of Buliya and immerse yourself in the lush landscapes of Matuku. Discover the natural beauty of Fulaga's limestone outcrops and the impressive limestone caves of Vatoa or Ono-i-Lau Islands. Delve into Tonga's rich cultural heritage in Tongatapu before witnessing the serene beauty of Ha'apai and the breathtaking coral reefs of Vava'u. Encounter the power of nature at Tofua Volcano and unwind on the secluded beaches of Ha'apai Southern. Conclude your unforgettable voyage in Tongatapu, savouring your final moments in this tropical paradise.

highlights

  • Explore Tivua Private Islands coral gardens, coral planting and clam rearing cages or enjoy a scenic walk around the island and relax on the beach.
  • Engage in cultural exchanges and savour the flavours of Fijian cuisine in the charming village of Bulia, immersing yourself in the local way of life.
  • Uncover battle remnants on Matuku, showcasing Fiji's historical significance.
  • Witness the impressive limestone caves of Vatoa and Ono-i-Lau Islands, offering a glimpse into the mysterious depths of these stunning geological formations.
  • Delve into Tonga's rich cultural heritage in Tongatapu, exploring ancient archaeological sites and vibrant markets.
  • Experience the awe-inspiring power of nature at Tofua Volcano, marvelling at its rugged landscape and black-sand beaches in the Ha'apai group of islands.
  • Join guided whale-watching excursions to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, with the chance to join an excursion to swim with whales.
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14 NIGHT SOUTHERN LAU AND TONGA WHALE MIGRATION

DEPARTURE DATES

17 August 2024 & 31 August 2024

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itinerary

NOTE: Please use the legend to find your itinerary

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DAY 1

TIVUA PRIVATE ISLAND

Arrive at the Captain Cook Cruises Fiji check-in counter in Port Denarau this morning to check in for your cruise. Board Caledonian Sky and set sail over a light lunch as we cruise to Tivua Private Island. Spend the afternoon exploring the coral gardens, coral planting and clam rearing cages or a scenic walk through the island before enjoying a South Pacific sunset back onboard.

DAY 2

BULIYA, KADAVU

Visit the charming village of Buliya. Here, you'll engage in cultural exchanges, witness traditional ceremonies, and savor the flavors of Fijian cuisine. The lush landscapes and friendly faces of Buliya leave a lasting impression.

DAY 3

MATUKU

Between 1840 and 1853 when Ma’afu was trying invade the island, the Cakobau (King) of Fiji was protected on Matuku by the people and ultimately returned to his home island of Bau. Evidence of the fierce battles remain including ring ditches and war fortifications from the era can be found around the island. Highlights include joining a guided hike to discover the island’s history and visit Lomati, one of its five villages.

DAY 4

FULAGA

Fulaga is an extinct volcano crater and is famous for its crystal-clear lagoons, colourful tropical fish and vibrant corals. You’ll have a chance to swim in this magnificent aqua blue paradise and meet local villagers who’ll be happy to welcome you to their home and share their traditionally crafted woodcarvings and handicrafts.

DAY 5

VATOA OR ONO-I-LAU ISLANDS

A double dose of beauty. Vatoa, with its stunning beaches and pristine waters, is perfect for swimming and water activities. Ono-i-lau is known for its impressive limestone caves, inviting you to explore their mysterious depths.

DAY 6

DAY AT SEA

Enjoy a relaxing and restorative day onboard.There will be special lectures and activities as the ship transits from Fiji to the Kingdom of Tonga

DAY 7

TONGATAPU

The largest island in the Kingdom of Tonga. Here, you can delve into Tonga's rich cultural heritage by visiting ancient archaeological sites and the Royal Palace. The island's vibrant markets and friendly locals add to the charm of this stop.

DAY 8

NORTHERN HA’APAI GROUP

As you arrive in the northern region of Ha'apai, you'll witness the serene beauty of Tonga's outer islands. These remote atolls offer incredible opportunities to observe the annual humpback whale migration. Join guided whale-watching excursions to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. You can even join an excursion to swim with whales, an unforgettable highlight of your journey.

DAY 9 & 10

VAVA’U TOWNSHIP & ISLANDS

Renowned for its stunning coral reefs, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life, makes it a paradise for snorkelers and divers. This lush island group is also famous for its natural beauty above the waterline, with dramatic cliffs, lush forests, and hidden caves to explore. The warm and welcoming local culture adds a unique flavor to your visit, as you engage with the Tongan way of life and sample their delicious cuisine.

Your second day in Vava'u offers even more opportunities to immerse yourself in this tropical paradise. You can spend your time cruising the calm, sheltered bays, or venture ashore to visit quaint villages and meet the friendly locals. Vava'u is known for its excellent whale-watching, so be sure to keep an eye out for humpback whales that migrate to these waters during certain months of the year, a truly awe-inspiring experience.

DAY 11

TOFUA VOLCANO

Visit Tofua Volcano, an active volcano located in the Ha'apai group of islands. This island provides a unique opportunity to witness the powerful forces of nature at work. While the volcano itself is generally inaccessible due to its active nature, you can marvel at its rugged landscape, black-sand beaches, and the nearby submerged volcano, Kao. It's a day filled with geological wonders and a chance to appreciate the dynamic nature of our planet.

DAY 12

CENTRAL HA’APAI GROUP

This charming island group offers a more laid-back and tranquil experience compared to some of the busier tourist destinations. Explore secluded beaches, swim in clear lagoons, and meet with the welcoming locals. The perfect backdrop for relaxation and reflection as you soak up the natural beauty and serene atmosphere.

DAY 13

SOUTHERN HA’APAI GROUP

Discover an untouched paradise with pristine beaches and vibrant coral reefs. Snorkelling and diving enthusiasts will be enchanted by the underwater world, while those seeking solitude can unwind on the idyllic shores. A peaceful escape, where you can connect with the beauty of the natural world.

DAY 14

EUA ISLAND

A lush and rugged island known for dramatic cliffs, dense rainforests, and vibrant birdlife. Whether you choose to hike through the jungle to reach panoramic viewpoints or relax on the serene beaches, Eua offers a diverse range of activities for nature enthusiasts. Exploring its caves and limestone formations is another highlight, showcasing the island's geological wonders.

DAY 15

TONGATAPU, TONGA

We return to Tongatapu, Tonga, where you can savor your final moments in this tropical paradise before disembarking.

Disclaimer

This page notes the indicative itinerary for the Fiji to Tonga direction, for Tonga to Fiji route the itinerary is reversed. Our itineraries are indicative of the destinations we visit. To enhance your expedition cruise experience, the Captain and onboard team may make necessary changes based on seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel or experience.

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ALL SUITES FEATURE
  • Sitting area with coffee table, armchairs
  • En-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and/or corner bath tub
  • Heated towel rail, shaver outlet and hairdryer
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Mini-fridge, cabin-to-cabin telephone and safe
  • Flat screen television (DVDs available from reception)
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Molton Brown toiletries
inclusions

ALL-INCLUSIVE

All meals, nightly cocktail canapes and coffee and tea 24/7.  Complimentary house beer, wine, juice and soft drinks are served during lunch and dinner service.

ONBOARD TEAM

Our expanded 10-person expedition team of marine biologists, naturalists, and a dive master provide immersive lectures onboard and guided marine and land-based tours onshore and in the water.

CULTURE

Exclusive shoreside experiences such as a traditional Fijian Feast (Lovo) and cultural performances (Meke) at local villages, visit to local schools, communities and markets

ACTIVITIES

Explore the pristine waters of Fiji, Tonga or Samoa each day with our coral-viewing kayaks, standup paddleboards and snorkel equipment.

CULINARY

Upgraded culinary offering featuring cuisine celebrating the best and freshest Fiji produce and the international fusion of flavours of Fiji.

UPGRADE

Upgrade your experience with a Dive Package and explore the waters of one of the most beautiful places on earth, or a Spa Package featuring a range of rejuvenating spa treatments.

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MS Caledonian Sky
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EXPLORE THE UNEXPLORED

A NEW ERA IN LUXURY SOUTH PACIFIC CRUISE EXPERIENCES

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MS Caledonian Sky brings with her a new era in high end cruise experiences never before seen in Fiji and the South Pacific. Caledonian Sky is tailor made for the adventurous sophisticated traveller offering spacious boutique comfort with a capacity of only 114 passengers across 57 ocean view suites.

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Her 10 zodiacs and 70 crew are at the ready to create unforgettable uniquely Fijian cruise experiences and offer exclusive access to the otherwise unexplorable islands in the Lau group, Tonga and Samoa.

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Dining is a vital ingredient of your Fiji cruise. All menus are prepared onboard from fresh, local, and imported produce. You can choose to dine al fresco on the deck as you watch the beautiful views pass by or in the ship's Dining Room for a more formal setting. All meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert are included and freshly prepared, daily, onboard.

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WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH!

We raise awareness of environmental issues amongst passengers, crew and the communities in the areas we explore. With the help of our guests we have collected, removed and recycled a significant amount of rubbish, much of which is plastic that can injure wildlife and end up in the food chain.

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STEVE SISSOU

Marine Biologist

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Everything you need to know about the product and billing.

What Is Included In A Small Ship Cruise?

Caldonian Sky may be smaller than some cruise liners, but we’re big on life’s little luxuries. We offer international cuisine with a Fijian influence prepared fresh daily by our team of chefs, a Captain’s Kids Club for children aged 5 - 9 years, plus a gym, jacuzzi, day spa and swimming pool.

Our cruises include daily island stopovers, a big choice of water-based activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, diving and stand-up paddle boarding plus guided island, village and school tours and traditional lovo feasts all included in the price.

If you’re interested in Fiji’s natural wonders, we have a resident marine biologist onboard.

What is Captain Cook Cruises Fiji's environmental policy?

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji is committed to providing world class experiential cruise products that are nature- based experiences with a focus on protecting the natural environment.

Aiming for the best industry practice in all operational aspects, Captain Cook Cruises Fiji will monitor the impact on the natural environment surrounding our sea and land operations and seek continual improvement to minimise environmental impact.

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji will work with employees, contractors, suppliers, customers and the community to achieve ecological sustainability. We are committed to preserving and maintaining the natural environment for our children and generations to come.

Read more about our sustainability, conservation and marine education activites.

I have a medical condition. Can I still cruise with you?

If you have a pre existing medical condition, are pregnant or are over 75 years, we recommend you visit your doctor and obtain advice as we cruise to remote locations. We do carry a nurse aboard Reef Endeavour and our Marine crew are first aid trained but we do not sail with a doctor.

A medical certificate is required for those over 75 years.

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At the moment, the only way to add additional information to invoices is to add the information to the workspace's name.

How does billing work?

Plans are per workspace, not per account. You can upgrade one workspace, and still have any number of free workspaces.

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