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Tui Tai sustained severe damage during Cyclone Winston, and is no longer operational

 

Do you crave even more adventure than a dive resort can offer? Are you looking for an experience that combines the best of cultural interaction, land and water activities (world class diving, kayaking and snorkeling)? Or do you just want to experience what National Geographic Adventure calls one of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth? Wherever your adventure compass leads you, the Tui Tai will create extraordinary memories!


Based out of Savusavu and plying the waters of Fiji"s Northern Group around Taveuni, Vanua Levu, Koro, Kioa, and the Ringgold Islands, the Tui Tai's cruises are geared toward active outdoor enthusiasts searching for an experience that includes cultural immersion, diving, and experiencing Fiji's unspoiled villages, reefs, rainforests and waterfalls. Opportunities abound to dive, kayak, trek, snorkel, and visit local villages. Tui Tai is an impressive 140-foot sailing schooner with a crew of 16 that accommodates up to 24 guests. All cabins and staterooms are air-conditioned, have private bathroom and shower facilities, and daily towel and linen service. The two luxuriously spacious Grand Staterooms (called the Oversea Veranda Suite and Oversea Veranda Stateroom) offer both queen bedding and another single bed/sofa seating (with 1000-count Egyptian Cotton sheets), and personal entertainment systems with plasma style LCD/TV, DVD/CD player. They also each boast an enormous private cabana on the rooftop, accessible only from your veranda. Private stardeck cabanas feature the best views on the ship, plush daybeds, oversized cushions and a table. Relax outside, gaze at the stars (some guests even sleep outside under the stars), and enjoy total privacy, comfort and space.

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Two additional Staterooms also have queen beds, and all staterooms feature private ensuite bathrooms having showers with pebble tiled floors (and sumptuous oversized luxury towels of 100% two-ply Turkish Cotton), and floor to ceiling glass sliding doors plus a large observation window - you never miss a dolphin or whale sighting. Each is decorated with local hardwoods and traditional furnishings. The Expedition Cabins have a double bed that sleeps two, plus an upper bunk for either twin sharing or a third cabin occupant. Single travelers have the option to book without a single surcharge by agreeing to share with another same-sex passenger (assuming one books - you could end up with a private cabin).


All meals are designed and prepared by the onboard Chef. The menu is a fantastic combination of traditional Fijian recipes and ingredients and a blend of international cuisine. Much of the fruit, vegetables, spices and fish are supplied by local markets. Guests with any special dietary requirements (vegetarian, food allergies, etc.) are looked after as well, and you can be sure that each meal has plenty of options.

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Each day it's your choice as to what adventure you want to experience. Tui Tai is a PADI International Resort Dive Boat featuring Scuba Pro dive and snorkel equipment, Perception kayaks, and even surf gear. Diving is offered daily, with up to 11 dives over the course of the 5-night cruise and 19 dives on the 7-night cruise. At each island visited there are sites for all diver abilities, from novice to expert. The professional dive guides on board select sites based on conditions and the desires of the divers. You will explore and enjoy dive sites in many pristine and remote locations. For non-divers, the staff also recommends excursions that highlight the natural beauty and unique culture of each island Featured activities include: river kayaking through a rain-forest island interior, hiking to refreshing waterfalls, snorkeling over an underwater rainbow of soft corals and fish, visiting friendly villages to experience their culture and more. In addition the Tui Tai can supply guides and equipment for almost any adventure you'd like to do! If you an idea for an adventure they will arrange a guide and send you on your way!

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Here is a taste of some of the Fijian locations you will see: Kioa is a small island between Vanua Levu and Taveuni, its only inhabitants living in the village of Salia. You will often see the people of Kioa paddling out in their traditional outrigger canoes to fish. Their skill in fishing is legendary, as are their handcrafted artisan items. Taveuni is known as the 'Garden 'Island of Fiji' and is Fiji's third largest island. Its volcanic topography and abundant rainfall creates many waterfalls and large tracts of native rainforest. The coastline is mostly rugged with a few nice white sand beaches along the eastern coast. The town of Somosomo on the West side of the island is home to the Tui Cakau, one of the most prominent high chiefs in all of Fiji. Tui Cakau is the paramount chief for the region known as Cakaudrove. Taveuni is also home to the rare Tagimoucia flower which can be found around Lake Tagimoucia (it blooms between September and December) located in an old volcanic crater just below Des Voeux peak. This area is also noted for Fiji's rare Orange Dove and Silktail birds he Ringgolds are a group of 6 small volcanic atolls scattered about a barrier reef within the deep sea. The water is especially clear for snorkeling and diving. Pristine white sand beaches are completely deserted. There are several nice hikes. The island of Cobia is a partially sunken volcano that can be explored by. The islands are ideal for sea kayaking and are home to a variety of bird and turtle nesting areas.


Koro Island is part of the Lomaiviti Group of islands located in the geographic center of Fiji. There are 14 villages on the island and no towns. The island is relatively cut off from outside visitors and it maintains an especially remote, pristine nature. The island is mountainous and lush, similar to Taveuni. On the northeast side of the island are some of the best beaches in all of Fiji. Inland, Koro Island is famous for a most diverse population of birds including parrots, lorikeets, doves and other tropical birds Tui Tai has multiple wins in the AON Excellence in Tourism Award for Best Adventure Product, and has been a finalist in the categories Overnight Cruising, Diving, and Environmental Tourism as well.


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