Blue Lagoon Cruises 4 Night Yasawa Islands Wanderer Cruise Itinerary
Day 1: Monday
Your voyage into tropical paradise beings on-board a high-speed private transfer catamaran, Cheetah. After departing Denarau, enjoy a relaxing cruise through the Mamanucas to meet Fiji Princess in the Sacred Islands. Bula and welcome aboard!
Check into your cabin, meet your crew and fellow passengers and enjoy a tasty lunch. The Sacred Islands are breathtaking and the rest of your day is spent enjoying these idyllic tropical islands, with no one else in sight. It’s up to you how you want to spend your time - enjoy a swim, wander the beaches, kayak in the lagoon and enjoy your surrounds. Learn the art of Fiji High Tea this afternoon and make roti in lolo to enjoy with lemon tea – yum.
Back on-board it's happy hour at the bar, cocktails, cold beers and wines on the upper deck - win your cocktails in a fun coconut bowls competition! Dinner tonight is an a la carte Captain's Dinner, served in the dining saloon. Our talented singing, dancing and guitar playing crew provide entertainment as you enjoy a delicious meal and a relaxing evening.
Anchorage SACRED ISLANDS
Day 2: Tuesday
Laze on the sun deck, as we cruise past several of the larger Yasawa Islands this morning or perhaps take an indulgent visit to the onboard beauty spa. Our destination is the amazing Blue Lagoon region: a large stretch of water, ringed by beautiful islands and crystal clear waters. Nanuya Lailai in the Blue Lagoon region is home to Blue Lagoon Cruises very own private beach. Watch as the crew navigates Fiji Princess up to the beach and anchors to a coconut tree! Lunch is served onboard, before we head ashore for a ‘Fiji style beach club’ complete with sun loungers, onshore massage, a bar and beach volleyball.
Swim, snorkel, feed the fish, and view colourful corals from the glass bottom boat. Fix your eyes on a coconut demonstration and learn how to climb the palm, gather coconuts, husk them and appreciate fresh coconut milk for afternoon tea. Delicious!
Diving* for both novices and experienced divers can be pre-booked and there are many awesome dive sites within easy reach. We also offer a number of guided ‘reef safari’ snorkeling tours to show you the best spots around Nanuya Lailai.
Happy hour is served at the onshore beach bar and tonight is a very special night with a traditional Lovo meal. A delicious array of Fijian food cooked underground in an earth oven. Watch the unearthing of the feast and enjoy dining on the beach, under the coconut palms and blanket of stars. Following dinner is a fantastic meke with singing, dancing and story telling by a group of local villagers, come to share their company with Blue Lagoon guests.
Anchorage NANUYA LAILAI, THE BLUE LAGOON
Day 3: Wednesday
The crystal clear waters will no doubt tempt you to head ashore for a swim or paddle a kayak in the surrounding sea. Sit down to an a’ la carte breakfast, cooked to your liking along with the buffet of fresh tropical fruits, yogurts, cereals, fruit juices, tea and coffee. Most of the day can be spent at leisure on Blue Lagoon Cruises’ private beach. Laze around or take part in any of these great activities:
- An easy, guided walk along the beach and over the hill to the other side of the island. Enjoy views across the Blue Lagoon, village gardens, and local island residences before arriving at Lo's Tea Shop on the beach. Enjoy Lo's famous cakes and browse the shell market. A water taxi whisks you back to the vessel.
- Basket weaving - make your own!
- A Fijian woodcarver will show you how to carve your own kava bowl.
- Diving* for experienced and first time divers.
- A guided 'Reef Safari' snorkelling trip to four sites in the lagoon, each one featuring different and unique corals. Don't miss the giant cabbage!
A delicious buffet lunch is served in the dining bure onshore before Fiji Princess heads North to our next destination, the mystical island of Sawa-I-Lau. On arrival we set off on a private guided visit to the Sawa-i-Lau caves; located in a pretty bay hugging the southern point of Yasawa Island. There are 3 caves and the main chamber of the Sawa-i-Lau cave is 15m high with limestone pillars and natural sunlight streaming in from above. A short swim through an underwater passage takes you into the second of these stunning limestone caves – it’s well worth it! When the evening rolls around we’ll visit the village of Tamusua. A yaqona ceremony, guided walk and village style 'feast' is prepared and cooked by the village women. The best thing about it is, the feast is not tailored for visitors, it’s exactly as the villagers have for special occasions. Served outside, you get to be Fijian for the night and fully immerse yourself in Fijian way of life, sitting on mats, eating village food and sharing stories with the villagers about their culture and home. Today is all being a local and seeing the real Fiji, an experience unique to Blue Lagoon Cruises.
Anchorage at TAMUSUA BAY, YASAWA ISLAND
Day 4: Thursday
Fiji Princess heads out of the bay, towards Drawaqa Island where our Marine Biologist will introduce you to the world beneath the water line. Visibility is unbelievable, the water is warm and over 300 species of coral and 1,200 species of reef fish can be found in the waters around Fiji. Dramatic underwater topography and remarkable biodiversity is abundant and snorkelling is a-plenty. From May to October, large manta rays migrate through the turquoise channel between Drawaqa and Naviti, making snorkelling an even more spectacular experience!
Our crew know all the best spots, snorkelling equipment is provided and if you'd rather stay dry, you can head out exploring on the glass bottom boat. Diving* in the Yasawas is an incredible experience like no other – we recommend you take the plunge. With hundreds of colorful corals and an abundance of awe-inspiring fish and marine life, it's a must do while you're in Fiji. Beginner or experienced, you’ll be completely wowed from your initial breath underwater to when you leave the water, smiling ear to ear!
Alternatively, visit a local village school where Vinaka Fiji volunteers are at work or head to the cliff top and have a go at abseiling!
Dinner this evening is a barbecue served on the upper deck of the vessel dining under the stars! A special feast and party night is the perfect way to celebrate your time in the Yasawas. The bar is open and our resident DJ 'Fiji Afro Jack' spins some tunes on the upper deck. If you haven’t already learnt the Bula dance, now is the time!
Anchorage DRAWAQA ISLAND
Day 5: Friday
Unfortunately it is time to cruise down the Yasawas and return to Denarau Marina. Enjoy breakfast on-board as Fiji Princess meanders through beautiful islands and bays.Guests staying at a Mamanuca Island resort will be collected en route and transferred to the appropriate island. Our wonderful crew say goodbye with a traditional isa lei song and hopefully we see you onboard again soon!
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