11 NIGHT LAU DISCOVERY CRUISE: Tue to Sat - Dive around Tivua Island, Makogai Island, Lau Islands
Departs 21 MAR 23 | 24 OCT 23 | 19 MAR 24
|11 Night Triple Share (Adults) "D" Porthole Cabin aboard MV Reef Endeavour|
|All meals on board, Tropical lovo feast and kava ceremony, 24 hour self-service tea, coffee and filtered water bar|
|10 dive package with full scuba equipment (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, tanks and weights) and dive guide services|
|Daily island excursions and water activities, Guided island, village and school tours; Use of snorkeling equipment and mini gym; Entertainment; Hikes and kayak safaris; Captain's Kid's Club (5-9yrs); Marine biologist led snorkeling and glass bottom boat tours to remote reefs and daily marine and cultural lectures; Participate in the Marine Biologist led Ocean Ambassador programme cleaning our oceans|
|Transfers at the end of the cruise to most Nadi and Denarau hotels and Nadi Airport|
|Day 1 - Tue||Check in is at Port Denarau by 12 midday (noon) for all cruises. Luggage check-in is available from 9am – 12 midday. Explore Port Denarau's retail outlets, bars and restaurants. Welcome aboard with a complimentary fruit punch and welcome salusalu (lei). Set sail on your Lau Discovery cruise. After boarding there will be a full briefing from your guide before an afternoon of beach activities at Tivua Island. Later in the evening, enjoy a wonderful Welcome dinner as you cruise into a south pacific sunset - Dive option: Raiyawa Wreck|
|Day 2 - Wed||Start your day at Makogai Island with a traditional Fijian ceremony before joining the 1 hour walking tour of Makogai leper colony and clam research station. There will be an opportunity in the afternoon to return to the island visiting the local primary school children who will entertain you with their song and dance. - Dive option: Makogai Outer Reef, Sister Maria Slope|
|Day 3 - Thu||Explore a beautiful beach on the rugged southern coastline of Taveuni, take a hike to a spectacular waterfall and fresh water pool and enjoy a picnic lunch ashore and a chat to the locals. - Dive option: Qeleni Coral Garden|
|Day 4 - Fri||We reach the most northern island of Lau—Wailagilala. See the remains of a disused lighthouse, or explore the abundant fish life whilst snorkelling. - Dive option: Wailagilala Island Outer Reef|
|Day 5 - Sat||Qilaqila, at the northwest end of Vanuabalavu, is known for its pristine waters, limestone caves and mushroom shaped islands. This is also known as the Bay of Islands and is famous for its amazing scenery and pristine reefs. - Dive option: Vanuabalavu Island Outer Reef|
|Day 6 - Sun||We will arrive at Oneata where the local people will welcome us at their Methodist Tongan Church for Sunday service. The harmonies of the Oneata choir will inspire you. - Dive option: Oneata Island|
|Day 7 - Mon||The ship has an early start today to cruise to Fulaga Island. Both are extinct volcano craters and known for their crystal lagoons and amazing corals. This afternoon we arrive at one of the Yagasa Islands, for snorkelling, swimming, coral viewing or kayaking. - Dive option: Yagasa Island Gorgonian Point Reef Chain|
|Day 8 - Tue||Explore uninhabited Vuaqava and its central lake known for turtles, snakes & amazing bird life. This is a sacred island for the Fijian culture and there will be an island walk to explore these relics. Please be warned that a reasonable level of fitness will be required as the return walk is approximately 3 hours and quite difficult to negotiate. - Dive option: Vuaqava Island 1st Reef|
|Day 9 - Wed||Be welcomed & entertained by the people of Naikeleyaga Village on the island of Kabara known for their wood turning and Tongan heritage. Experience a traditional Meke, Sevusevu & lovo quite different from the traditional Fijian. - Dive option: Kabara Island Pillars|
|Day 10 - Thu||Horse-shoe shaped Totoya Island is our destination today. We will visit a local school and the children will surprise you with their entertainment and show you their work. We will also have the opportunity to explore their reefs. - Dive option: Totoya Island Lagoon Passage|
|Day 11 - Fri||We arrive in Kadavu and head to the Village of Nalotu for a welcome Sevusevu, then a tour of the village where you can witness the making of traditional fishing traps and pottery. The women of Nalotu village still make clay pottery in the time-honoured tradition that is rarely seen in Fiji anymore. This evening don your sulu (sarong) and join all the celebrations of our Pacific Island Night Finale. - Dive option: Kadavu Island Nalotu Village Reef Edge|
|Day 12 - Sat||Enjoy breakfast before returning to Port Denarau Marina with farewell Isa Lei, disembarking 9.00am. Transfer to your Nadi or Denarau Hotel or Nadi Airport. Most days will offer the opportunity to snorkel, swim and Scuba Dive the pristine waters of the beautiful Lau group of islands. * Itineraries subject to change due to weather and other operational requirements.|
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Take the path less travelled, get off the beaten track, and immerse yourself in the authentic Fijian way of life in Kadavu. A tiny town with very few roads, the communities in the surrounding area are relatively isolated, lead somewhat subsistence lifestyles, and preserve strong cultural values.
Exploring Kadavu can be challenging, but it has some astounding rewards. Trekking through the luxurious rainforest, joining a sea-kayaking tour, and birdwatching are among some of the most popular activities on the island.
However, perhaps the most impressive drawcard is the Great Astrolabe Reef. Reef systems here are healthy due to seclusion from the mainland and less pressure from people. Subsequently, this reef is home to a variety of stunning marine life living amongst the colourful coral gardens.
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