Leave the tourist trail behind and experience the ‘real Fiji’ on a Captain Cook Cruises adventure and discovery small ship cruise. Visit places where larger cruise ships simply can’t venture and discover the stunning natural beauty of Fiji and the amazing cultures of its people.
Combining both the 3 & 4 day tours of the Mamamuca and Yasawa Islands, the 7 & 11 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 the 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.
The Mamanucas and Yasawa Islands are a chain of beautiful palm-fringed islands with perfect white sandy beaches, placid lagoons and picturesque resorts. Thankfully, though, the islands remain remarkably undeveloped – no building rises higher than a coconut palm and even on the most popular islands it’s possible to wander a short distance to find a secluded stretch of beach. The focus is on relaxation.
Days of the week or Dates
Deluxe Balcony Suite
Premium Balcony Suite
01 Jan 24 - 31 Mar 25
Departs Tuesdays & Saturdays * New *
Denarau, sail the Mamanuca Islands, Monoriki, Monu Island, the Sacred Islands, cruise the Southern Yasawas, Denarau. Set sail again to the private island of Tivua, Brother's Island, Naviti Island, Fijian Village at Gunu for entertainment and feast, Sawa-i-lau, Yasawa Island, Yaqeta, cruise the channels of Drawaqa, Denarau.
01 Jan 24 - 31 Mar 25
Departs Saturdays - Saturdays * New *
For those who just can’t get enough of Fiji’s beautiful beaches, coral reefs, islands and rich customs and culture, our 7 night tour of the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands is the ultimate discovery cruise. Combining 7 our 3 and 4 night tours of the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, our 7 night tour will give you access to all of the most breathtaking scenery and cultural experiences that this beautiful region has to offer.
The Mamanuca group is comprised of 20 stunning palm fringed islands with beautiful white sand beaches, stunning coral gardens and some of Fiji’s most famous resorts, while the rugged Yasawa group is composed of 16 islands stretching for some 90 kilometres, making it the place to experience the pristine, untouched natural beauty of Fiji.
Highlights of our 7 night Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands cruise includes idyllic Monuriki Island where the Tom Hanks movie ‘Cast Away’ was filmed and the Sacred Islands where the first Fijians are said to have landed their canoes. You’ll also visit our own private island of Tivua, where you can snorkel through pristine coral gardens right off the beach, Sawa-i-lau with its famous limestone caves and blue lagoon and Naviti Island, where you’ll enjoy a traditional Fijian feast, lovo and cultural ceremony. As a special extra cruise inclusion, guests will also be offered the choice of a complimentary tour to the Sabeto Mud Baths or the Orchid Garden of the Sleeping Giant.
And after every shore excursion, you’ll return to relax in style aboard MV Reef Endeavour, where you’ll enjoy fully catered meals combining international and Fijian flavours served against a backdrop of spectacular scenery. Relaxing by the pool or on the sundeck, indulge in a massage in our spa or get active and snorkel or kayak in pristine turquoise waters; the choice is always yours on our spectacular small ship cruises.
If you want to experience the real Fiji, join us on MV Reef Endeavour as we explore the Lau Islands and Kadavu; a beautiful and remote region rarely seen by tourists. A visit to this region offers a once in a lifetime experience to a select few travellers, visiting turquoise bays and remote villages where they only see a supply boat once a month.
Cruise highlights include a swim at a waterfall, exploring old ruins, snorkelling untouched reefs and getting up close with nesting turtles. You’ll also explore the caves, reefs and lagoons of Qilaqila renowned for its mushroom-shaped islands, and the central lake on uninhabited Vuaqava island where you’ll find turtles, snakes and amazing bird life. Best of all, you’ll be welcomed and entertained by the friendly people of this region and experience a traditional Meke, Sevusevu and lovo quite different from the traditional Fijian feast.
The Lau Island Group consists of 57 islets, of which only 30 are inhabited and if you enjoy getting off the beaten track these islands are for you, with no public transport or restaurants to be found. The Kadavu Group is made up of four main islands, of which Kadavu is the largest. It is home to the Great Astrolabe Reef, one of the world’s largest barrier reefs and a renowned site for premier diving.
Most days offer the opportunity to snorkel, swim and scuba dive the pristine waters of these beautiful islands and when you’re not experiencing all that they have to offer, you’ll enjoy the relaxing hospitality aboard the MV Reef Endeavour. Here you’ll be pampered with most of the luxuries found on larger cruise liners including fully catered buffet and 3-course meals prepared fresh daily onboard, a freshwater swimming pool, jacuzzi, day spa, cocktail bar and much more.
Join MV Reef Endeavour for a journey of discovery, as we cruise around the north of Yasawa and visit Pacific jewels like the famous Sawa-i-lau limestone cave and blue lagoon. This 4 night cruise is perfect for those who have limited time, but want a slightly longer break than 3 nights.
You’ll cruise to our privately owned Tivua island and spend time exploring the beaches and coral reef and if diving is your passion, there’s also a new wreck, Raiyawa to explore. You’ll see many beautiful beaches along the way including Drawaqa Bay and Yaqeta Beach and the pinnacle of our cruise is a visit to the world famous Sawa-i-lau aquamarine limestone lagoon, which featured in the 1980 movie ‘Blue Lagoon’.
There are 16 islands in the Yasawa island group, which stretches for a total distance of 90 kilometres and because they were formed by volcanic activity, they are more rugged than other Fijian islands and are renowned for their pristine natural beauty.
The Yasawa’s people are also unique and you’ll experience the best of Fijian culture on this cruise with a feast and cultural performance at Gunu, a visit to a school, village and shell market at Matacawalevu and a spot of crab racing at Sawa-I-Lau.
And after experiencing daily shore visits such as these, you’ll return to the luxury of MV Reef Endeavour, where you’ll enjoy all the amenities of a larger cruise liner including fully catered buffets and 3-course meals, massage services, cocktail bar, jacuzzi, gym and swimming pool.
Our 4 night Mamanuca & Northern Yasawa Islands small ship adventure is perfect for those with busy lives who still want enough time to escape and unwind. It’s ideal for singles, couples and families and cruises depart 12pm Tuesdays and return 9am Saturdays at Port Denarau Marina in Nadi.
Cruise amongst the breathtaking scenery of Mamanuca and Southern Yasawa Islands on this spectacular small ship adventure. Designed for those with limited time, it allows you to enjoy the best of this extraordinary part of the world in 3 unforgettable nights.
You’ll sail through the Mamanuca Island group to Nuku-I-Mana cay, a famously beautiful location renowned for its excellent snorkelling. The Mamanucas are Fiji’s most popular island group, made up of 20 palm fringed islands that are home to some of Fiji’s most exclusive resorts. With stunning white sand beaches, warm turquoise water, swaying coconut palms and amazing coral gardens, you’ll be completely captivated by their untouched beauty.
Continuing your journey, you’ll visit Monuriki, the sheltered island where the classic movie Cast Away starring Tom Hanks was filmed. With a very ‘deserted island’ feel, it boasts an incredible beach, excellent kayaking and snorkelling spots teeming with ocean life and amazing coral gardens.
You’ll also cruise to the Sacred Island, which is steeped in Fijian history and folklore to take part in a gift-giving ceremony and then visit Waya, where you can meet the villagers or climb to this volcanic island’s lookout. The Yasawa island group is made up of 16 islands stretching a total distance of 90 kilometres. Formed by volcanic activity, they are more rugged than the Mamanucas and are the ideal place to experience pristine natural beauty.
All the while, as you take in this breathtaking scenery, you’ll be enjoying the many facilities that MV Reef Endeavour has to offer, including fully catered buffets and 3-course meals, massage services, jacuzzi and cocktail bar, mini gym and freshwater swimming pool.
Our Mamanuca & Southern Yasawa Islands small ship adventure is ideal for those with busy schedules who want to take a quick break and unwind. Departing 12pm Saturdays and returning 9am Tuesdays, it’s the perfect quick getaway for recharging your batteries.
Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Prices include all port charges and taxes. Family Cabins (2 staterooms): max 2 adults & 2 children 5 – 17 years
Eligibility: All Travel Industry Club members, family & travelling companions.
Complimentary upgrades are subject to availability and selected dates only.
Conditions: Cancellation, amendment fees will apply.
Cancellation Due to Covid: No fee applies, credit and rate will be held until travel is possible.
Refund Due to Covid: Refunds given, fees will apply – contact us for details.
Prices shown are subject to availability, eligibility and change without notice.
A booking fee of $100 per adult & $50 per child applies.