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Captain Cook: Yasawa Island Cruise incl. Airfare

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,299

Combine the Northern and Southern Yasawa Island cruises into one ultimate Fiji Island cruise. This voyage through remote Fijian islands includes international airfare and can be combined in any order with a morning stop in Nadi for some great shopping.


This 10-day Fiji vacation brings you to some of the world’s most pristine coral reefs, local communities, and beautiful beaches, far from the tourist crowds. International airfare is included in the pricing.

After flying into the Fiji Islands, you’ll board Captain Cook’s MV Reef Endeavour, a fully-equipped cruise vessel made for intimate cruises to far-flung destinations, to begin your Fiji cruise. A traditional village sevesevu ceremony will immerse you in the colourful culture of these islands. Visit a choral church service for a different look at modern Fijian life and see some of the islands’ least-explored coral reefs from the comfort of a glass bottom boat. Better yet, don a snorkel for a closer look.

Swim, explore, or relax on the private island of Tivua before going on to swim or snorkel the spectacular waters of Yasawa Island. Visit an island village and handicraft market, then experience a meke and lovo feast. The landscape of these 20 volcanic islands will constantly change as you sail on to gain a rare and fascinating insight into a Fiji less-travelled.


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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,299

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Depart North America

Depart from Los Angeles airport on aboard Fiji Airways.

Day 2

Cross the International Dateline

You will lose a day, which is regained on the return journey.

Day 3

Arrive Fiji

On arrival you will be met and transferred to Denarau Marina to board Reef Endeavour for your island adventure. Cruise to Tivua Island over a light lunch and safety briefing, to explore the coral gardens, clam farms and a medicine walk through the island before enjoying a South Pacific sunset on your first day at sea. Tonight join the Captain and his crew for the Gala Captain's Dinner.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Tivua - Drawaqa - Naviti Island

Start the day naturally with a morning swim and snorkel in an idyllic bay at Drawaqa, you many even see a manta-ray (seasonal). 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, and Meke.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Yasawa Island - Sawa-i-lau Island

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 or you could explore it on an escorted kayak tour. Join the guided walk to the island village, with a memorable visit to a local school. 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.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Sawa-i-lawu - Matacawalevu - Yaqeta - Tivua

Cruise the soaring volcanic peaks of the Yasawas and visit Matacawalevu village and handicraft and shell markets. Discover a myriad of fish in the coral reef and laze in the warm sands of Yaqeta. Cruise the spectacular channels to your overnight anchorage at Tivua Island for a tropical buffet dinner followed by yaqona (kava) and talanoa (Fijian story telling).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Tivua Island - Nuku-i-Mana

This morning you are at Tivua Island - Captain Cook's exclusive island. Enjoy a refreshing swim, snorkel, volley ball or kayak. 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 your a-la-carte Dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

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 enjoy the entertainment of Captain Cooks Sunday Show.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

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!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Depart Fiji

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

Transfer to the airport for your departure to North America, arriving home same day.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Sundays and Thursdays.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airfare from North America to Nadi, Fiji  including all taxes with Fiji Airways
  • 7 nights' accommodation on board the MV Reef Endeavour
  • All meals as specified
  • Activities as per the itinerary: daily island stopovers, water activities, guided village & school tours, snorkelling & glass bottom boat tours to reefs, use of snorkelling equipment & mini gym, island lovo feast & kava ceremony, entertainment
  • Child minding during meal times ( 5-10yrs)
  • 24 hour self-service tea & coffee bar
  • Transfers at the end of your cruise (Cruises departs & returns Denarau Marina Nadi)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Drinks
  • Optional tours
  • Scuba diving & services.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

*Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share and include international airfare from the cities mentioned above, and all taxes. For departures from other cities, please inquire. Subject to availability.

ITINERARY SUGGESTIONS:

You can easily combine your cruise with a stay at a Mamanuca Island resort. Join the 8-day Yasawa Island Cruise or be dropped off following Cruise on Saturdays via ship's tender (complimentary) directly from the following island resorts:

  • Plantation, Musket & Lomani Island Resort (Malolo Lai Lai) 
  • Likuliku Lagoon & Malolo Island Resort (Malolo Island) 
  • Castaway & Mana Island Resort (Qalito & Mana Island)
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22 Sep 2018
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