Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands Cruise 7 Nights – DISCOUNTED Rates For All Cabin Types
Combining both our 3 & 4-day tours of the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, our 7-night tour will give you access to the most breathtaking scenery and cultural experiences that the region has to offer. From Monuriki Island, where the Tom Hanks movie ‘Castaway’ was filmed, to our exclusive trip to The Narokorokoyawa or Sacred Islands where you will experience a Sevusevu (gift giving) ceremony, there is something for everyone on this cruise.
You’ll be able to relax in style aboard MV Reef Endeavour where your fully catered buffets and 3-course meals will be served against a backdrop of spectacular scenery. Chill by the pool or on the sundeck, indulge in a massage in our spa or get active and explore the daily stopover destinations by kayak or glass-bottomed boat or get close to nature and go snorkeling or diving in pristine waters. The choice will be yours.
Plus, as an added inclusion, you’ll be offered the choice of a complimentary tour, regardless of embarkation day, to the Sabeto Mud Baths or Orchid Garden of the Sleeping Giant.
ABOUT THE CRUISE
- Cruise both the Southern and Northern Yasawa & Mamanuca Islands
- Snorkel, dive or swim daily in pristine waters
- Explore the waterways with our kayaks & glass-bottomed boat tours
- Visit a new island or coral reef every morning and afternoon
- Departs Port Denarau Marina, Nadi
- Join the cruise on either Saturday or Tuesday
ACTIVITIES AND INCLUSIONS
- All meals & entertainment
- Daily island stopovers & water activities
- Guided island, village & school tours
- 24-hour self-service tea & coffee bar
- Use of snorkeling equipment & mini gym
- Tropical island lovo feast & kava ceremony
- Snorkeling & glass bottom boat tours to rarely visited reefs
- Kids Club including early dinner (5-9yrs)
- Transfers at the end of your cruise.
- Swimming pool and a top deck spa pool
- Massage and beauty services (optional)
- Scuba diving – certified and introductory (optional)
- Mini-gym & meeting room
- Easy access small boat launching platform
- Choice of 4 accommodation levels
- Friendly Fijian crew with a wealth of local knowledge
- Mix of male & female crew
- Buffet & a la carte dining, freshly prepared onboard from local produce
- WIFI located in the Tabua Suites, Yasawa Lounge, Pool Deck and on the Sundeck
- Complimentary pick-ups on Saturdays from selected Mamanuca Island resorts
Cruise Departure & Arrival
Depart: Tuesday 1.00pm & Saturday 12.00 noon. Return: 9 am after 7 days ( Choose the day which suits you)
Cruises depart & return Denarau Marina Nadi
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 join the Captain and his crew for the Welcome Dinner and Crew Introduction
Sunday – 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.
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, 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 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 favorite island attire for Pacific Island night tonight!
Tuesday – DENARAU MARINA – TIVUA ISLAND
After Breakfast, Reef Endeavour sets sail and returns to Denarau Marina at 07:30 am for a 9:00 am disembarkation. Between departures, you can enjoy a choice of complimentary tours including the garden of the sleeping giant, a tall ship adventure or a mud pools on tuedays only before heading back aboard Reef Endeavour for your next island adventure. 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, 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.
Wednesday – TIVUA – BROTHERS ISLAND– NAVITI ISLAND
Start the day naturally with a morning swim & snorkel in an idyllic bay at Brothers Island. Savor 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 paddleboard 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).
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. 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.
Friday – 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 snorkeling 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.
Saturday –PORT DENARAU
This morning we sail into Port Denarau for breakfast aboard. The crew bid you farewell to the wistful song of ‘Isa Lei’. Disembark 9 am.
THE SHIP - MV REEF ENDEAVOUR
MV Reef Endeavour is a purpose-built small cruise ship catering to 130 passengers, with the intimate size ensuring that all passengers receive personal attention in an atmosphere of informality and relaxation.
MV Reef Endeavour offers passengers 4 levels of accommodation with 63 suites, Ocean Staterooms, and Porthole cabins. Each cabin is approximately 14 or 28 sq metres and features:
- Private ensuite bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Hair dryer and international shaver point
- 240V power
- Shampoo, soaps, and towels
- Serviced daily.
Tabua Suites - Consist of a bedroom with a separate lounge, sitting chair, work desk, LCD screen TV & DVD player, refrigerator, tea & coffee facilities, and second bathroom. Located on the Upper Deck (A). Configuration: twin / double beds.
Connecting Family Staterooms - Located on the upper and main decks, we offer 6 staterooms which can be connected an adjoining door for family accommodation. These Staterooms open onto the outside deck and have picture windows.
Ocean Staterooms - Located on the upper and main decks (B & C), each room opens to the outside walkway and have picture windows. Configuration: twin / double beds.
Porthole Cabins - Located on the lower deck (D), cabins open to an inside passageway and have portholes. Configuration: twin/double/bunk triple/bunk quad.
REEF ENDEAVOUR FEATURES
- Swimming Pool & Sun Deck
- Two Lounges
- 24hr Tea & Coffee Facilities
- Single Sitting Dining Saloon
- Spa & Mini Gym
- Satellite communications, telephone, and fax
- Two Bars
- Gift Shop
- Guest Laundry
- Library & Videos