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Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands

7 Night cruise

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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About the Cruise

  • Cruise both the Southern and Northern Yasawa & Mamanuca Islands

  • Explore the waterways with our kayaks & glass bottomed boat tours

  • Departs Port Denarau Marina, Nadi

  • Snorkel, dive or swim daily in pristine waters

  • Visit a new island or coral reef every morning and afternoon

  • Join the cruise on either Saturday or Tuesday

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The Ultimate Discovery Cruise

For those who just can’t get enough of Fiji’s beautiful beaches, coral reefs, islands and rich customs and culture, our 7 night tour of the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands is the ultimate discovery cruise. Combining 7 our 3 and 4 night tours of the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, our 7 night tour will give you access to all of the most breathtaking scenery and cultural experiences that this beautiful region has to offer.

The Mamanuca group is comprised of 20 stunning palm fringed islands with beautiful white sand beaches, stunning coral gardens and some of Fiji’s most famous resorts, while the rugged Yasawa group is composed of 16 islands stretching for some 90 kilometres, making it the place to experience the pristine, untouched natural beauty of Fiji.

Highlights of our 7 night Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands cruise includes idyllic Monuriki Island where the Tom Hanks movie ‘Cast Away’ was filmed and the Sacred Islands where the first Fijians are said to have landed their canoes.

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You’ll also visit our own private island of Tivua, where you can snorkel through pristine coral gardens right off the beach, Sawa-i-lau with its famous limestone caves and blue lagoon and Naviti Island, where you’ll enjoy a traditional Fijian feast, lovo and cultural ceremony. As a special extra cruise inclusion, guests will also be offered the choice of a complimentary tour to the Sabeto Mud Baths or the Orchid Garden of the Sleeping Giant.

And after every shore excursion, you’ll return to relax in style aboard MV Reef Endeavour, where you’ll enjoy fully catered meals combining international and Fijian flavours served against a backdrop of spectacular scenery. Relaxing by the pool or on the sundeck, indulge in a massage in our spa or get active and snorkel or kayak in pristine turquoise waters; the choice is always yours on our spectacular small ship cruises.

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 1800 709 990) for more information.

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Experiences

CRUISE ITINERARY

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

Saturday

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.

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Sunday

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.

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Monday

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!

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Tuesday

After Breakfast, Reef Endeavour sets sail and returns to Denarau Marina at 07:30am for a 9:00am disembarkation.  Between departures you can enjoy a choice of complimentary tours including the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, a tall ship adventure or mud pools on Tuesdays only before heading back aboard Reef Endeavour for your next island adventure. 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.

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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. Volleyball, snorkel, swim 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.

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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.

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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.

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Saturday

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’.

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Experiences

Activities & Inclusions

Mamanuca & Southern Yasawa Islands 3 Night Cruise Inclusions

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Food & Beverage

All meals

24/7 Coffee & Tea facilities

Afternoon Tea

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

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Activities

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)

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Culture

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

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On Board

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

extras

optional extras

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Day Spa

Massage and beauty services are available

Facials, Therapeutic Massage, Hand and Foot Indulgence, Romance Packages, Beauty Essentials

(Spa is optional)

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Diving

Scuba diving - PADI 5 star.

Advanced certified dives as well as learn to dive courses and introductory dives

Rarely visited remote reefs and locations.

Wreck Dive

(Diving is optional)

Immerse Yourself in Adventure

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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The cruise team is amazing and very hard working, the kids club is just superb, it was one of the best experience of our life as a family, well done.

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Absolutely outstanding 7 night trip, the crew were amazing, the islands were something out of a postcard everyday, faultless experience.

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Captain Cook Fiji is a Multi-Award Winner in the Industry