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12-Day Remote Northern Lau and Kadavu Discovery Cruise

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    Day 1: Tuesday

    Stop At: Captain Cook Cruises Fiji building Port Denarau Marina, Western Division, Denarau Island, Viti Levu Fiji
    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.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation onboard MV Reef Endeavour

    Day 2: Wednesday

    Stop At: Makogai Island, Fiji
    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.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Thursday

    Stop At: Taveuni Island, Taveuni Island
    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.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Friday

    Stop At: Wailagilala Island, Fiji
    We reach the most northern island of Lau—Wailagilala. See the remains of a disused lighthouse, or explore the abundant fish life whilst snorkelling
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Saturday

    Stop At: Vanua Balavu Island, Fiji
    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.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Sunday

    Stop At: Oneata Island, Fiji
    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.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Monday

    Stop At: Fulaga, Fiji
    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.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Tuesday

    Stop At: Vuaqava, Fiji
    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.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 9: Wednesday

    Stop At: Kabara Island, Fiji
    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.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 10: Thursday

    Stop At: Kadavu Island, Kadavu Island, Kadavu Archipelago
    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
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 11: Friday

    Stop At: Kadavu Island, Kadavu Island, Kadavu Archipelago
    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.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 12: Saturday

    Stop At: Port Denarau Marina, Port Denarau, Denarau Island, Viti Levu 679 Fiji
    disembark at Port Denarau feeling refreshed.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Denarau Island, Denarau Island, Viti Levu
    Departure Time
    1:00 PM
    Duration
    12 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 11x Dinner
    • 11x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Guided island and village tours
    • Snorkeling and glass-bottom boat tours
    • Child minding (5 to 9 years) - selected times
    • 24-hour self-service tea and coffee bar
    • Daily island stopovers and water activities
    • Hotel drop-off
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Diving
    • Spa treatments
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 30 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 16 and 29 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 15 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Popular mentions
    Wow what a trip,great crew,great passengers,my best trip ever with captain cook cruises. We visited a new island every day,swam in clear warm water,snorkelled,sun baked,ate lots of great food and made lots of new friends,I could not recommend this trip more highly ,captain cook
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    Captain Cook Reef Endeavour 12 day trip February-March 2019 Overall rating - 4 stars Pros snorkel daily on inner reefs visit remote villages unique experience due to remote island visits not covered by most tours Cons Cyclone Winston in 2016 damaged many coral reefs, lower
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    Response from Jackie C, Owner at 12-Day Remote Northern Lau and Kadavu Discovery Cruise
    Responded 24 Mar 2019
    thanks for the review of our Lau cruise. Im so pleased you had a good time and hope you can join us again in the future. I will pass your feedback on to the crew.
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    Kapow..From the initial welcome on board to the final day this cruise was filled with beautiful cultural experiances...visits to villages...school concerts...amazing snorkling, diving, fun filled evenings..The crew were warm and friendly with smiles that brighten any room. Many
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    Response from Jackie C, Owner at 12-Day Remote Northern Lau and Kadavu Discovery Cruise
    Responded 28 Apr 2018
    how lovely Lyn, hope we can welcome you aboard the Reef Endeavour for another itinerary soon.
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    This 12 day cruise goes to islands that receive few visitors so the villages are more traditional which is good for the soul. The cruise ship is comfortable (if you're looking for luxury you're on the wrong cruise) with great food, but even more special are the staff. which is
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    Had a great time on this cruise simply because of the staff. They are always happy and laughing and are a pleasure to be with. Did not do any diving or snorkeling as I live off the Great Barrier Reef and am spoilt for great reefs. Also intended to relax which is easy on this
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    Response from Jackie C, Owner at 12-Day Remote Northern Lau and Kadavu Discovery Cruise
    Responded 22 Nov 2017
    thanks for the candid review Jim. We will ensure your Stateroom bathroom door is replaced and radio repaired. We are currently doing this but the supplier is very slow. Im so pleased the crew were such a pleasure and I will pass this on to them.
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    About the operator
    By: Captain Cook Cruises
    1,214 reviews
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    berniek1949
    El Segundo, California
    490131
    Fun day.
    The ship is in great ship and the trip to the island took over an hour. The crew was very entertaining. They
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    698justm
    Western Norway, Norway
    496
    A relaxing dinner at sea
    A nice evening dinner at sea with Fijan entertainment and nice scenery in the surrounds areas. Only small
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    MervS1KRR
    Sydney, Australia
    71
    I wish we had more time on the island. Slow boat ride to Tivua
    This was a great experience. The boat ride to and from Tivua, the entertaining hosts, the food was amazing and Lee
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    KoTravellers
    Sydney, Australia
    2477
    Amazing week visiting remote islands in Fiji!
    We have just finished our week-long cruise with Captain Cook Cruises in Fiji. We had the best week! What we
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    deepeggp
    31
    What an experience!
    Wife and I had the best day on our day trip with Li and the crew. All staff were super warm and helpful. We were
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    Fli_Guyy
    20
    Nice Beach
    Beautiful private island and friendly staff. Only complaint is that the "full day" wasn't long enough. We were
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    PetiteFleurNZ
    Wellington, New Zealand
    62
    NYE Cruise
    It was ok. The boat is navigated around Nadi Bay and so it was calm and flat. On a big boat like that there was
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    danaT9997GC
    10
    Cancelled last minute
    My partner and I had a sunset dinner cruise bought as a present for us back in October 2019 (3 months ago). We
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    hadassahd2020
    11
    Beautiful Island....
    My family (12 of us) had an awesome trip to Tivua Island on 1st Jan, 2020 on the beautiful vintage catamaran The
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    Denipoo
    73
    OVERCROWDING OVER PRICED
    DO NOT GO. The priceis exuberant but the service is hellish at best. 100 people on a boat with 20 peope without
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    nshsg
    Singapore, Singapore
    21
    Poor service!
    Island and food was great but service is really poor! First incident. We saw an Australian guy getting some drinks
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    TravelwithSteve50
    Long Beach, California
    20
    Captain Cook Dsy Cruise
    Great private island, food was excellent and staff went out of there way to make sure everyone was taken care of.
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    Mature44
    Sydney, Australia
    42
    The best way to explore and enjoy Fiji
    Over the years we have tried all Captain Cook Cruises in Australia and this was my 4th Fiji one. Fantastic crew
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    j0hnvals
    Chirstchurch
    132
    Great Fun
    Loved it......could spend your day as busy as ....or simply relax and enjoy the sun and the pool.Accommodation was
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    traceylO3882WM
    10
    Tivua Day Tour and Sunset Dinner Cruise
    The whole day for the Tivua Island Cruise was delightful. The crew make this tour an enjoyable one! Always happy
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