Dates include 5 March and 5 November 2019 and 3 March 2020. Remaining 2018 departures include 6 November. The Lau and Kadavu Discovery Cruise explores the length of the Lau group and the island of Kadavu, a part of Fiji rarely seen by tourists, and is a mix of cultural experiences and water activities. Highlights include Makogai Island (an old leper colony), the rugged southern coastline of Taveuni at Lavena, a hike to a waterfall and fresh water pool and a guided kayak tour. The trip visits a Methodist Tongan Church for Sunday service at Oneata and at Wailagilala clients explore the ruins of an old light house and snorkel untouched reefs at the top of the Lau group.
Clients visit Fulaga Island or Komo island, both extinct volcanic craters and known for their lagoons and corals, and explore uninhabited Vuaqava and its centrally elevated salt water lake, and view turtles, snakes and bird life. At Kadavu, famous for its wildlife and underwater world, guests see the traditional ceramic craftsmen from a local village. The cruise departs Port Denarau Marina at 1pm and early booking saver fares in a porthole cabin start from F$7348 per adult, per person, twin share. www.captaincookcruisesfiji.com