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about the cruise

  • 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
  • Departing 12pm Tuesday, returning 9am Saturday

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Join us for a 4 day cruise around the remote northern islands from Naviti to Yasawa and see the famous Sawa-i-lau limestone cave and blue lagoon.

If you’re ready for a slightly longer journey, our four-day trip around the north of Yasawa sports its own unique attractions and experiences. You’ll have access to the same facilities on-board as the three-day cruise, but we’ll be taking you on a magical journey across coral gardens and limestone paths instead.

On the Tuesday of departure, we’ll cruise to our privately-owned Tivua island, where you’ll spend some time exploring the beaches and coral reef (for anyone interested in a shorter tour, we also do one day cruises to Tivua). You also have the option of diving a new wreck, Raiyawa.

You’ll see many beautiful beaches in the northern Yasawa’s, including Drawaqa Bay on day 2, the Yasawa cave lagoons on day 3, and the luxuriant Yaqeta beach on the final day. Fijian culture hasn’t been forgotten with the cruise visiting Gunu for a feast and cultural performance, Matacawalevu for the shell market, school and village visit, Sawa-I-Lau for a spot of crab racing (as fun as it sounds!), and then we’ll be heading back past Tivua on the final night for another cultural performance from the crew.

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 - Tuesday

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.

Day 2 - Wednesday

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.

Day 3 - Thursday

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.

Day 4 -Friday

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.

Day 5 - Saturday

This morning we are sail into Port Denarau for breakfast aboard. The crew bid you farewell to the wistful song of 'Isa Lei'. Disembark 9am.

* 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, 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 rarely visited reefsSnorkelling & glass bottom boat tours to rarely visited reefs
  • 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 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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Great views incredible, great cruise, great food and staff

Stephanie, AUST, 23/2/2017

Beautiful people, beautiful view, beautiful experience

Tyler, USA, 22/1/2017

Excellent entertainment & cruise. Absolutely amazing with beautiful staff. Had a fabulous birthday

Jessica & Sandy, 15/1/2017


“ This is our 12th cruise, mostly on large liners and to be honest this is the most fun we have ever had. The crew were fantastic and all the guests got to know one another. We love Fiji having visited many times and certainly hope to do another Captain Cook cruise.???

Amelia Jane

Fantastic Day, Great Staff, food entertaining

Angie Common, Western, Australia, 7/29/2016

Best day on holiday ever! Thank you for a beautiful day in paradise!!

Sarah & Shaun, Australia, 7/30/2016

Fantastic Day. Unforgettable. Li was amazing to us.

David & Chritine , Australia, 7/31/2016

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