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.
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.
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.
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
We reach the most northern island of Lau—Wailagilala. See the remains of a disused lighthouse, or explore the abundant fish life whilst snorkelling
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the pristine waters of the beautiful Lau group. We offer complimentary transfers back to most Nadi hotels and Nadi airport after you cruise - please advise your hotel at the time of booking.

D Porthole Cabin Twin/Double/Bunk

$6,120 AUD pp
D Porthole Cabin Twin/Double/Bunk
Located on the lower deck (D), cabins open to an inside passageway and have portholes. Configuration: twin/double/bunk triple/bunk quad.

C Ocean Stateroom

$7,405 AUD pp
C Ocean Stateroom
Located on the upper and main decks (B & C), each room opens to the outside walkway and have picture windows. Configuration: twin/double beds

B Ocean Stateroom

$8,160 AUD pp
B Ocean Stateroom
Located on the upper and main decks (B & C), each room opens to the outside walkway and have picture windows. Configuration: twin/double beds

A Tabua Suite

$10,230 AUD pp
A Tabua Suite
Comprising of a bedroom with separate lounge, chair, desk, LCD screen TV & DVD player, refrigerator, tea & coffee facilities and second bathroom. Located on the Upper Deck (A). Configuration: twin/double beds.

B Ocean Stateroom

B Ocean Stateroom
Located on the upper and main decks (B & C), each room opens to the outside walkway and have picture windows. Configuration: twin/double beds

D Porthole Cabin Twin/Double/Bunk

$6,120 AUD pp
D Porthole Cabin Twin/Double/Bunk
Located on the lower deck (D), cabins open to an inside passageway and have portholes. Configuration: twin/double/bunk triple/bunk quad.

C Ocean Stateroom

$7,405 AUD pp
C Ocean Stateroom
Located on the upper and main decks (B & C), each room opens to the outside walkway and have picture windows. Configuration: twin/double beds

A Tabua Suite

$10,230 AUD pp
A Tabua Suite
Comprising of a bedroom with separate lounge, chair, desk, LCD screen TV & DVD player, refrigerator, tea & coffee facilities and second bathroom. Located on the Upper Deck (A). Configuration: twin/double beds.

B Ocean Stateroom

B Ocean Stateroom
Located on the upper and main decks (B & C), each room opens to the outside walkway and have picture windows. Configuration: twin/double beds

D Porthole Cabin Twin/Double/Bunk

$6,120 AUD pp
D Porthole Cabin Twin/Double/Bunk
Located on the lower deck (D), cabins open to an inside passageway and have portholes. Configuration: twin/double/bunk triple/bunk quad.

C Ocean Stateroom

$7,405 AUD pp
C Ocean Stateroom
Located on the upper and main decks (B & C), each room opens to the outside walkway and have picture windows. Configuration: twin/double beds

A Tabua Suite

$10,230 AUD pp
A Tabua Suite
Comprising of a bedroom with separate lounge, chair, desk, LCD screen TV & DVD player, refrigerator, tea & coffee facilities and second bathroom. Located on the Upper Deck (A). Configuration: twin/double beds.

Reef Endeavour

MV Reef Endeavour offers passengers 4 levels of accommodation with 63 suites, Ocean Staterooms and Porthole cabins. Each cabin is approximately 14 sq metres and features:

  • Private ensuite bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer and international shaver point
  • 240V power
  • Pure Fiji Shampoo, soaps and towels
  • Serviced daily.

Our luxurious Tabua Suites are 28 sq metres and feature all of the above and additionally;

  • In room tea and plunger coffee maker
  • Mini fridge
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Lounge and bedroom
  • His and Her’s ensuite bathroom

Cabin layout for Reef Endeavour

Inclusions


All meals
24hr tea, coffee and filtered water
Captain’s Kids Club for children aged 5-9yrs
Daily island stopovers and water activities - kayaks, stand up paddle boards, snorkelling
Guided island, traditional village and school tours
Tropical island lovo feast & kava ceremony
Use of swimming pool, gym and sauna
Resident Marine biologist for cultural and Marine presentations


Exclusions


Spa treatments
PADI Diving Courses
Drinks from the bar.
Some optional tours.
Items from our shop.

You may also wish to make purchases during excursions, or donations to the local community during your trip.
Reef Endeavour
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$6,120 AUD pp

Highlights

Visit the amazing Bay of Islands – a magnificent location with many limestone islands Be treated to a song and dance by children of all ages from a local village Snorkelling, glass bottom boat & dive opportunities daily Swim in some of the most pristine and clear waters that the Lau group has to offer Island Night, kava, meke & lovo feast

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0800 945 3327

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1800 107 715

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