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.
Explore the remote northern islands from Naviti to Yasawa
Visit the famous Sawa-i-au aquamarine limestone lagoon from the movie ‘Blue Lagoon’
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
Boarding 1pm Tuesday, returning 9am Saturday
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Join MV Reef Endeavour for a journey of discovery, as we cruise around the north of Yasawa and visit Pacific jewels like the famous Sawa-i-lau limestone cave and blue lagoon. This 4 night cruise is perfect for those who have limited time, but want a slightly longer break than 3 nights.
You’ll cruise to our privately owned Tivua island and spend time exploring the beaches and coral reef and if diving is your passion, there’s also a new wreck, Raiyawa to explore. You’ll see many beautiful beaches along the way including Drawaqa Bay and Yaqeta Beach and the pinnacle of our cruise is a visit to the world famous Sawa-i-lau aquamarine limestone lagoon, which featured in the 1980 movie ‘Blue Lagoon’.
There are 16 islands in the Yasawa island group, which stretches for a total distance of 90 kilometres and because they were formed by volcanic activity, they are more rugged than other Fijian islands and are renowned for their pristine natural beauty.
The Yasawa’s people are also unique and you’ll experience the best of Fijian culture on this cruise with a feast and cultural performance at Gunu, a visit to a school, village and shell market at Matacawalevu and a spot of crab racing at Sawa-I-Lau.
And after experiencing daily shore visits such as these, you’ll return to the luxury of MV Reef Endeavour, where you’ll enjoy all the amenities of a larger cruise liner including fully catered buffets and 3-course meals, massage services, cocktail bar, jacuzzi, gym and swimming pool.
Our 4 night Mamanuca & Northern Yasawa Islands small ship adventure is perfect for those with busy lives who still want enough time to escape and unwind. It’s ideal for singles, couples and families and cruises depart 12pm Tuesdays and return 9am Saturdays at Port Denarau Marina in Nadi.
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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***Itineraries subject to change due to weather and other operational requirement
Welcome to Captain Cook Cruises' private Island of Tivua, surrounded by 500 acres of coral reef this is a great opportunity to practice your snorkeling skills straight off the beach. There is also a volleyball court, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards and the opportunity for a leisurely 10min walk around the island.Tonight join the Captain and his crew for the Gala Captain’s Dinner.Book now
Start the day naturally with a morning swim & snorkel in an idyllic bay at Brothers Island. Savour the bounty of a gourmet buffet lunch as you journey to spectacular Naviti Island. Here is beauty in its original state where you can bask in aquamarine waters along white sandy beaches. Snorkel, swim, kayak, stand up paddle board or explore the island. This evening join the festivities and entertainment of a Fijian Village at Gunu for a traditional Fijian Feast, Lovo and Cultural performance, Meke.Book now
Discover the legendary grandeur of Sawa-i-lau and the famous limestone caves at your own pace. Swimming in the cave lagoon is a wondrous experience. Visit to a local school for a memorable experience you will never forget. Snorkel over spectacular coral gardens, swim in fabled lagoons or test your fitness with a climb to the peak behind the school on Yasawa Island. Try your luck at crab racing tonight.Book now
Cruise the soaring volcanic peaks of the Yasawas and discover a myriad of fish in the coral reef and laze in the warm sands of Yaqeta. Cruise the spectacular channels to Drawaqa for amazing snorkelling this afternoon, you may even see a Manta-ray (seasonal). This evening get your dancing shoes on for the Famous Captain Cook Cruises Music Quiz.Book now
Reef Endeavour sets sail and returns to Denarau Marina at 07:30am for a 9:00am disembarkation. After Breakfast, meet the crew on the pool deck as they bid you farewell in song including their traditional Fijian ‘Isa Lei’ as they say ‘sototale’ or ‘see you again’.Book now
Mamanuca & Southern Yasawa Islands 3 Night Cruise Inclusions
24/7 Coffee & Tea facilities
Buffet Breakfasts and Lunches
Canapés at Sunset
A la carte dining
Traditional tropical Island Lovo feast ashore
Cuisine is freshly prepared on-board from local produce
Use of snorkelling equipment, stand up paddle boards kayaks & mini gym
Morning Ocean Swim
Daily guided snorkelling & glass bottomed boat tours to rarely visited reefs
Marine Biologist Presentations
Citizen Science Projects
Ocean Ambassador Program
Daily island stopovers & water activites
Kids club including early dinner (5-9 yrs)
Guided island tours
Take part in a Sevusevu gift giving ceremony and Kava Ceremony
School Visits and Church service (itinerary dependant)
Friendly Fijian crew with a wealth of local knowledge
Complimentary pick-ups on Saturdays from selected Mamanuca Island resorts
Transfers at the end of your cruise
Easy access small boat launching platform
Choice of 4 accommodation levels
Swimming pool and a top deck spa pool
Mini-gym & meeting room
Mix of male & female crew
WIFI located in the Tabua Suites, Yasawa Lounge, Pool Deck and on the Sundeck
There are lots of wonderful ways to enhance your experience with us. Check out these exciting optionals - there are some great ways you can make your time with us even more fabulous! When you are completing your booking online, you will be able to book your optionals at that time. If you have already booked your cruise or would like to purchase one or more as a gift please email us on fiji@ captaincookcruisesfiji.com
Massage and beauty services are available
Facials, Therapeutic Massage, Hand and Foot Indulgence, Romance Packages, Beauty Essentials
(Spa is optional)
Scuba diving - PADI 5 star.
Advanced certified dives as well as learn to dive courses and introductory dives
Rarely visited remote reefs and locations.
(Diving is optional)
A$32 or F$50 per person
A private dinner under the starts is a fabulous experience
You will have your own waiter and a table under the stars for that special evening
(Bookings are essential)
A$33 / F$50 (Minimum charge $150)
Enjoy private sunset cocktails on your own remote beach
Available on selected nights depending on your itinerary
Includes transportation to and from the beach, your own butler, and complimentary canapes
(Bookings are essential)
A$77 / F$118 per couple (plus cruise cost)
You will receive:
A bottle of sparkling wine
His and Hers sulu's (sarongs)
A Private Deck Dinner for one evening
15-minute massage from Senikai Spa for each person
A$415 / F$638 per couple (plus cruise cost)
Why not renew your vows with our Captain and receive all the inclusions of our Romance Package?
Flowers for the ceremony performed either aboard, at Tivua Island or a deserted beach on a 3-11night Reef Endeavour Discovery Cruise
A$45 / F$50
Celebrating a special occasion like a birthday or wedding anniversary?
A delicious cake made with love can be organised
Larger cakes for groups of more than 6 people are available on request
We know Fiji. Join us on a multi night stay on Reef Endeavour or one of our gorgeous sailing vessels for private island day excursion or a dinner cruise. Snorkel, dive, hike, paddle, visit a village or just laze around and read a book. Be as active or relaxed as you like, the choice is yours.
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