7-Night Discovery Yasawa Islands Cruise Depart:
Tuesday 1.00pm & Saturday 12.00noon. Return: 9.00am. Cruises depart & return Denarau Marina Nadi This combination of both three and four night cruises brings together every fascinating experience of the Yasawa Islands from the north to the south, from culture to nature. If in port on Tuesday you can enjoy a choice of complimentary tours.
Tuesday – DENARAU MARINA – TIVUA ISLAND
Ni sa Bula’ is the magical call of welcome as you 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.
Wednesday – TIVUA – BROTHERS ISLAND – NAVITI ISLAND
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.
Thursday – YASAWA ISLAND – SAWA-I-LAU
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.
Friday – SAWA-I-LAWU – YAQETA – DRAWAQA – TIVUA
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). Our overnight anchorage is Tivua Island for a tropical buffet dinner followed by yaqona (kava) and talanoa (Fijian story telling).
Saturday – PORT DENARAU
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.
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.
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.
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!
Tuesday – WAYA ISLANDS – DENARAU MARINA
After Breakfast, Reef Endeavour sets sail and returns to Denarau Marina at 07:30am for a 9:00am disembarkation.