Reef Endeavour, Lau & Kadavu Discovery Cruise ex Denarau Return

South Pacific & New Zealand

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11 Night Cruise sailing from Port Denarau roundtrip aboard Reef Endeavour.

11 Night Cruise sailing from Port Denarau roundtrip aboard Reef Endeavour.

Embark on a voyage of discovery to a part of Fiji rarely seen by tourists – the Lau Islands and Kadavu

Departing from Port Denarau, Nadi the first stop is on the southern coast of Taveuni the Garden Island. Lavena is on a rugged coast of waterfalls and you will have the opportunity to hike along a village track for a freshwater swim. We cruise on to the most northern island of Lau – Wailagilala where we will explore the island, the ruin of an old light house, nesting turtles, snorkel untouched reefs.

Next stop, Vanuabalavu the largest island of the Lau. Here learn about Ma’âfu, the Tongan Prince and explore the pristine waters. From here we cruise to the nearby Qilaqila, known for its pristine waters and mushroom shaped islands. Explore some amazing caves and incredible reefs in aqua lagoons.

Continuing on we pass Lakeba & Moce to Oneata where the village invite us to their Church on the hill. Fulaga is our next stop. This amazing lagoon is too narrow for us to navigate so we launch the small boats off shore and explore its crystal lagoon and amazing corals. We then visit uninhabited Vuaqava and its central lake where you can explore and view turtles, snakes & amazing bird life.

Be welcomed by the villagers 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.

We head on to horse-shoe shaped Totoyaisland to visit a local school and meet the children. Next stop is Kadavu, famous for its traditional Turtle callers, wildlife and underwater world.

Most days offer the opportunity to snorkel, swim and Scuba Dive the pristine waters of the beautiful Lau group.


Tuesday:
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.

Wednesday:
Start your day at Makogai Island with a traditional Fijian ceremony before joining the 1hour walking tour of Mako-gai leper colony and nursery, home to giant clams and turtles. In the afternoon return to the island visiting the local primary school where the children will entertain you with their song and dance.

Thursday:
Explore a beautiful beach on the rugged southern coastline of Taveuni at Lavena, take a hike to a spectacular water-fall and fresh water pool and enjoy a picnic lunch ashore and a chat to the locals. For the more adventurous there may be a guided kayak tour along the coast to waterfalls directly into the sea (weather permitting. The hike is approx. 1 hour for fit walkers. Quite challenging and we join the rest of the group by the river for lunch.)

Friday:
We reach the most northern island of Lau—Wailagilala. See the remains of a disused lighthouse, or explore the abundant fish life whilst snorkelling.

Saturday:
Qilaqila, at the northwest end of Vanuabalavu, is known for its pristine waters and mushroom shaped islands. This is also known as the Bay of Islands and is famous for its amazing scenery and pristine reefs

Sunday:
We will arrive at Oneata where the local people will welcome us at their Methodist Tongan Church for Sunday service.

Monday:
The ship has an early start today to cruise to Fulaga Island the area is known for its crystal lagoon and amazing corals. Go ashore at one of the Yagasa Islands, Navuturira beach for your day of snorkelling, swimming, coral viewing or kayaking.

Tuesday:
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.

Wednesday:
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.

Thursday:
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.

Friday:
We arrive in Kadavu famous for its wildlife and underwater world. The traditional Turtle callers of Namuana Village will entertain you. The ceremony is on a headland accessed via a rocky incline. This may be difficult for those with limited mobility. Kadavu is the southern-most island in Fiji and has an amazing array of corals and fish not seen in other parts of Fiji.

Saturday:
disembark at Port Denarau feeling refreshed. Most days will offer the opportunity to snorkel, swim and Scuba Dive the pristine waters of the beautiful Lau group

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