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FIJI

7 Night Cruise to Mamanuca & Northern Yasawa Islands
September 19 to 26, 2023

Introduction

Prices starting at $4,190 per person with one sighted guide for two travellers.

1 Sighted guide for each traveller $5,190.

Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday September 19
Beach Resort

Check into our hotel, explore the resort and relax. We’ll meet at one of the restaurants at our hotel for dinner (own expense).

Included Meals – None

DAY 2, Tuesday SEPTEMBER 20
DENARAU MARINA – TIVUA ISLAND

“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, then explore the coral gardens, clam rearing cages or a scenic walk through the island before enjoying a South Pacific sunset on your first night at sea. Tonight join the Captain and his crew for the Gala Captain’s Dinner and Crew Introduction.

Included Meals – Lunch, Dinner

Day 3, Wednesday SEPTEMBER 21
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. Snorkel, swim, kayak, stand up paddle board or just 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).

Included Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4, Thursday SEPTEMBER 22
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. Visit 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 of Mt Tamasua on Yasawa Island. This evening try your luck at crab racing tonight.

Included Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

day 5, Friday SEPTEMBER 23
SAWA-I-LAWU – YAQETA – DRAWAQA

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. During lunch 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.

Included Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

day 6, Saturday September 24
NUKU-I-MANA

Set sail over lunch through the beautiful Mamanuca islands past many famous resorts collecting some additional passengers. This afternoon there is time for a walk or snorkeling from a sand cay. Tonight, join the Captain and his crew for the Captain’s Dinner.

Included Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

day 7, Sunday September 25
MONURIKI – MONU BAY

Reef Endeavour cruises to idyllic Monoriki where Tom Hanks’ Castaway was filmed. Explore this natural film set and explore idyllic Monu Island, before a special village choral service. The beautiful harmonies of the village choir will simply delight you. This evening join the entertainment of our Fijian Fashion Show and Crew choir.

Included Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

day 8, Monday September 26
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, snorkeling 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 school this afternoon and a village and a local shell market. We will also have a chance to climb to the peak of Waya. Don your favourite island attire for Pacific Island night tonight!

Included Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

day 9, Tuesday September 27
WAYA ISLANDS - DENARAU MARINA

After Breakfast, Reef Endeavour sets sail and returns to Denarau Marina at 7:30am for a 9:00am disembarkation.

Included Meals – Breakfast

The Details

Pricing:

  • 1 Sighted Guide for 2 Travelers, $4190

  • 1 Sighted Guide for each Traveler, $5190

Included in Cruise Package:

  • 1 Night at Hilton Beach Resort (or similar)

  • All meals & entertainment on the cruise

  • Daily island stopovers & water activities

  • Guided island, village & school tours

  • 24-hour self-service tea & coffee bar

  • Use of snorkelling equipment & mini gym

  • Tropical island lovo feast & kava ceremony

  • Snorkeling & glass bottom boat tours to rarely visited reefs

  • Transfers 

Please Note

  • A $1000 deposit per person is required to hold space; the balance will be due 60 days prior to the trip, after which fees will no longer be refundable.

  • $100 cancellation fee.

  • Prices are for double occupancy and do not include airfare, alcoholic beverages, personal items or any gratuities. 

  • Mind’s Eye Travel recommends trip insurance. 

  • Our trips are non-smoking and not combinable with any other offer.

  • Until further notice, full COVID vaccination required.

  • *Itineraries subject to change due to weather and other operational requirements.