12-Day Remote Northern Lau and Kadavu Discovery Cruise


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From $4268.89

8 reviews   (4.38)

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Departs: Fiji, Fiji

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Overview

The 11-night Lau Islands Discovery Cruise explores the lengths of the Lau Islands and Kadavu, a part of Fiji rarely seen by tourists.

Invited to visit these incredible islands by locals eager to share their beauty, Captain Cook Cruises has worked hard using local knowledge and advice, to put together a fantastic and unique 11-night itinerary.

Exciting activities over the 12-days include a hike to the beautiful waterfalls at Tavena, exploring the amazing coral atoll of Wailagilala, visiting Fijian and Tongan influenced villages and schools, attending a local church service at Oneata, exploring the flora and fauna on the deserted rainforest island of Vuaqava, Turtle calling at Kadavu Island and a traditional Meke, Sevusevu and lovo feast.


What's Included

Guided island and village tours

Guided Snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up boards & glass-bottom boat tours with onboard Marine biologist

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks, Padi 5 star Diving & Spa treatments (available to purchase)

Hotel pickup


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Captain Cook Cruises was one of the first tourism providers to be accredited under the Care Fiji Commitment, a WHO approved standard of best practice in health & safety measures. All passengers will need to be fully vaccinated as are our crew.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Captain Cook Cruises was one of the first tourism providers to be accredited under the Care Fiji Commitment, a WHO approved standard of best practice in health & safety measures. All passengers will need to be fully vaccinated as are our crew.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 30 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel between 16 and 29 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a 50% refund.
If you cancel within 15 day(s) of the scheduled departure, you will receive a 0% refund.


Reviews

Amazing 12 day trip of LAU ISLANDS
r0dneyj, 18-03-2019
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 cruises,thanks for giving my wife and myself such a great time in March 2019,and thanks to the crew and skipper,your the best ,well done,we love you guys

Rod and Lucille Cameron
Exceptional
toni m, 10-04-2022
Amazing trip to the most remote locations on the planet. This is nothing like those hideous gigantic plague ships. It’s intimate and enables you to undertake one of a kind experiences and interactions with isolated local communities. You can choose to be busy all day or take it easy with a cocktail by the small onboard pool or at the beach.

If you are undecided about cruising after covid don’t be with these guys.

Staff and management take covid protocols very seriously both prior to and while onboard. There is a nurse on board just in case. So feel reassured that even though you are literally thousands of kilometres from civilisation you are safe on this little ship with its phenomenal crew who you will treat you like family.

I would take a cruise in Fiji with these guys over a 5 star resort any day. You cant beat the experiences and excellent food prepared by Head Chef Jackson and his team. ( + deserts to die for from Toto). All dietary requirements and food allergies catered for.

Thanks CCC Fiji for a wonderful return to travel post pandemic. Can’t wait to come back again and again.
Captain Cook Reef Endeavour 12 day cruise snorkel review
Goslow70, 17-03-2019
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 ratings due to damage
(We have snorkeled for 25 years, so I was critical on reef reviews. You may give higher ratings.)

Snorkel review

Most snorkel trips last 45 minutes in the water
Rating is based on coral variety, size, area, general health
Large launch seats 40, has 8 step ladder for climbing aboard after snorkel
Small launches seat 16, have 3 step ladder

Captain Cook private island - not a snorkel site, sand island just offshore
Makogai - snorkel - 3, visit abandoned leper village - 1
Taveuni water fall hike / lunch - 4, snorkel - 5
Wailagilala - snorkel - 1, coral sand - 5
Vanuabalavu - snorkel - 3, tour inlet islands - 5
Oneata - Sunday church service in the village - 5, snorkel - 4
Fulaga - tour inlet islands - 5, snorkel - 3, fish - 5
Vuaqava - inland hike to lake (skipped), snorkel - 2
Kabara - snorkel - 5, fish - 5 village visit to school performance - 5
Totoya - village visit to school performance - 5, snorkel - 3, fish - 4
(on the school chalk board: what has 4, 6, 8 legs? what has backbone? what swims? what walks?)
Kadavu - snorkel - 3, fish - 5

Food/drinks/service
FD$1 = US$0.50

Drinks are FD$7.50 for beer, FD$27 for tropical drinks, FD$65 Pinot Grigio, soda FD$7

Food is buffet for breakfast and lunch and some dinners. Good quality and moderate variety.
(This is an adventure tour, not a gourmet food experience)

Service is 5 star. Staff has been selected for friendly, courteous service. Several knew our names by end of voyage. They also perform in sing and dance shows after dinner.

Reef Endeavour

Built in 1995, 130 guest capacity, we had 75. Purpose built for island visits.

Huge stern hydraulic launch platform that lifted boats out of water for boarding.

We had Ocean room on level 3 (level of bar and pool) with door to perimeter walkway. Cleaned daily, new towels if desired. Bathroom for one at a a time. Nice, clean, roomy bedroom. We had bow area room so anchor drop and recovery was a surprise the first few days.

Prior to C.C. tour, we stayed in the Yasawa Chain at Waya Island at the Octopus Resort for 4 days/nights. Reef is 5 star just wade in and swim to it. We had ocean view Bure with AC. Great sandy beach, pool, many lounge chairs/swings. Popular with the backpack millennials who use the swift ferry to travel between islands in the Yasawa's. Good food with limited menu. Friendly staff. You feel very remote when you look out to sea.
Top Cruise
Lyn J, 03-04-2018
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 on board were return cruisers which is a testament to the cruise.. This holiday was memorable and would love to do another.

Great staff and food, but...
RayW791, 18-04-2022
The Captain Cook ship "Reef Endeavour" is in desperate need of a renovation. Everything is old, worn out and rusting. A/C in the room could not be adjusted in temperature or speed. The spa on the top deck was not working. Bathroom hand basin was installed at an angle. Shower head had minimum water coming out. Roller blind kept falling when pulling it down for the night. Carpet had worn out patches. Door was leaking air. Underwater coral was mostly the hard type with very little soft coral and anemones. Lots of bleaching and damage from previous cyclone. Go elsewhere to see good underwater scenery. However, the staff were excellent and food was great.





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