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about the cruise

  • A perfect taste of Fiji when time is limited
  • Snorkel, dive or swim daily in pristine waters
  • Explore the waterways with our kayaks & glass bottomed boat tours
  • Visit a new island or coral reef every morning and afternoon
  • Departs Port Denarau Marina, Nadi
  • Cruise departs 12pm Saturdays, returning 9am Tuesdays

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Spend 3 unforgettable days amongst the dramatic scenery of the spectacular volcanic Mamanuca and Southern Yasawa Islands

Despite this being our shortest discovery cruise, you’ll still come face to face with some of the most beautiful sights that the islands have to offer. Relax and and take in the breathtaking scenery while enjoying our fully catered buffet’s and 3-course meals, massage services, jacuzzi and cocktail bar, or get more active with some snorkelling, swimming in the pool, or try out our mini-gym.

On your first day, you’ll be sailing through the Mamanuca Island group passed many well known island resorts to Nuku-I-Mana cay, a famously beautiful location renowned for its brilliant seaside views.
You might see familiar sights on the second day as we head to Monuriki, the sheltered island location where the movie Castaway with Tom Hanks was filmed. Don’t worry if you’re not much of a film buff, Monu Island boasts an excellent kayak path, snorkelling spots teeming with ocean life and spectacular coral, and a deserted island feel. This evening we attend a village church service and the harmonies in the church choir will move you to tears.

On day three, we head off to the Sacred Island. Steeped in Fijian history and folklore, this is where you’ll partake in a Sevusevu gift giving ceremony before going off to explore the encompassed lagoons. Then, in the afternoon, you’ll head over to Waya, where you’ll visit the local village or climb the volcanic peak of the mountain.

You can adapt our discovery cruises to suit your holiday. We can collect, or drop you off, at many of the destinations that we cruise to. Give us a call us on 1300 TO FIJI (1300 86 3454) for more information.

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Day 1 - Saturday

NUKU-I-MANA Welcome Aboard! Set sail over lunch through the beautiful Mamanuca islands past many famous resorts collecting some additional passengers, before arriving for a snorkel from a sand cay and discover the vista of a South Pacific sunset. Tonight book your preferred time early for our a-la-carte Dinner.

Day 2 - Sunday

MONURIKI – MONU BAY Reef Endeavour cruises to idyllic Monoriki where Tom Hanks’ Castaway was filmed. Explore this natural film set on a guided kayak tour and explore idyllic Monu Island for snorkelling before a special village choral service. The beautiful harmonies of the village choir will simply delight you. This evening join the entertainment of our Sunday Show.

Day 3 - Monday

SACRED ISLANDS - WAYA ISLANDS The Sacred Island is a place beautiful beyond belief. Legends tell of the great war canoe `Rogoboka' which landed here with the first Fijians. On arrival the ship's crew pay tribute to the forefathers of Fijian culture and perform the Sevusevu (gift giving) ceremony. Spend a magical morning swimming in the aquamarine lagoons, snorkelling in spectacular coral gardens, beach combing or coral viewing from the glass bottom boat. Over lunch cruise to the Southern Yasawa islands. Enclosed by towering volcanic peaks and palm fringed beaches, Waya Island is a tropical paradise. Visit a local school this afternoon and a village and shell market. The fit will also have a chance to climb to the peak of Waya for amazing views. Don your favourite island attire for Pacific Island night tonight!

Day 4 - Tuesday

WAYA ISLANDS - DENARAU MARINA After Breakfast, Reef Endeavour sets sail and returns to Denarau Marina at 07:30am for a 9:00am disembarkation.

* Itineraries subject to change due to weather and other operational requirement
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Activities and Inclusions

  • All meals & entertainmentAll meals & entertainment
  • Daily island stopovers & water activitiesDaily island stopovers & water activities
  • Guided island toursGuided island tours
  • 24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar
  • Use of snorkelling equipment, kayaks & mini gymUse of snorkelling equipment, kayaks & mini gym
  • Take part in a Sevusevu gift giving ceremonyTake part in a Sevusevu gift giving ceremony
  • Daily snorkelling & glass bottomed boat toursDaily snorkelling & glass bottomed boat tours
  • Kids Club including early dinner (5-9yrs)Kids Club including early dinner (5-9yrs)
  • Transfers at the end of your cruise.Transfers at the end of your cruise.

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

Bonus Features

  • Swimming pool and a top deck spa pool
  • Massage and beauty services (optional)
  • Scuba diving - certified and introductory (optional)
  • Mini-gym & meeting room
  • Easy access small boat launching platform
  • Choice of 4 accommodation levels
  • Friendly Fijian crew with a wealth of local knowledge
  • Mix of male & female crew
  • Buffet & a la carte dining, freshly prepared on-board from local produce
  • WIFI located in the Tabua Suites, Yasawa Lounge, Pool Deck and on the Sundeck
  • Complimentary pick-ups on Saturdays from selected Mamanuca Island resorts

About The Ship

MV Reef Endeavour is a small cruise ship catering for 130 passengers over 4 accommodation levels. Her small size allows her to negotiate remote islands, reefs and 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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Best day on holiday ever! Thank you for a beautiful day in paradise!!

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