Yasawa 11-Day Tropical Expedition

The ultimate Fiji tropical adventure for intermediate to experienced paddlers! Island hop the entire length of the Yasawa island chain. Our experienced guides will take you to the best snorkelling, fishing and camping spots. This magical expedition is designed for intrepid paddlers seeking a challenge.

Kayaks in Yasawa
Package Components
  • One night's accommodation (twin share) at a hotel in Nadi.
  • Transfer to boat terminal.
  • Internal boat transfers.
  • Pre-trip briefing.
  • All kayaking and safety equipment.
  • Camping equipment including tents and mattresses.
  • Dry bags for clothing.
  • 8 to 9 day kayak tour of the Yasawa Islands with professional guides.
  • Snacks and 3 meals a day on the kayaking portion of the tour.
Itinerary Overview

Day 1

Arrive Nadi. If arriving by an international flight today, the group hotel will provide a free airport to hotel transfer. Upon leaving customs, a Fiji Visitors Bureau agent will direct you to the hotel shuttle bus. The trip briefing with your guide is held at 8pm in the hotel. If your flight arrives after this, please advise our office so we can arrange an alternate time. The briefing lasts for approximately one hour so it’s a good idea to eat dinner prior to the meeting. During the trip briefing your guide will issue watertight bags to carry your personal gear during the kayak trip. The bags are between 25–35 litres in volume (about 2/3 the size of a pillow case). Luggage not required while kayaking can be stored at the group hotel, to be picked up on your return to the mainland. Dinner tonight is not included in the trip cost.

Day 2

After an early breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to Denarau marina for the 8.45am boat to the islands. The Yasawa Flyer, the boat servicing the Yasawas, is a 267-passenger catamaran. It’s a good idea to bring some snacks and reading matter for the boat transfer and please do keep your valuables on your person during the journey. The Flyer transports us approximately 72 kms to Tavewa Island and the Blue Lagoon, arriving at 1.45pm. From the Yasawa Flyer, we will transfer to our base on Tavewa Island by small island boat. The combination of reefs, close island grouping and shallow waters create the stunning aqua colours for which this area is famous. Our base camp has a dining bure (hut) and grassy campsites to pitch your tent. After customising our kayaks and getting acquainted with the expedition gear, we'll have an orientation paddling session in the lagoon. Watching the sunset from the beach, followed by a delicious tropical dinner, is a great way to end the first day in the islands.

Day 3

Load our expedition craft and paddle 15km to Navotua village. With favourable tides we'll have lunch where fringing reefs run directly off the beach. After rounding the point of Nacula Island we head for Navotua. The villagers of Navotua are particularly friendly and the special warmth and reception we receive has made it our favourite spot. We will have time for a snorkel in the reefs off shore and explore the surrounds before settling in for the evening.

Day 4

We paddle to the caves at Sawa-I-Lau, a scenic island with sharp limestone peaks and salt-water caves that make for fascinating exploring. We continue paddling to an uninhabited island with delightful snorkelling before returning to Navotua village (paddle distance approximately 11 kms). We round out the day with afternoon entertainment provided by the village and an invitation to join the chief for a social kava party in the evening (kava is non-alcoholic drink with mild, numbing effects).

Day 5

Paddle back to Tavewa Island, exploring the outer coastline (weather permitting) and the many inlets and bays of Nacula en route. Return to our base on Tavewa Island.

Day 6

After breakfast, we’ll pack our snorkelling gear and picnic lunch and head off to explore the inner reaches of the Blue Lagoon, just off Matacawalevu Island. We seek out the best coral reefs, explore a delightful maze of sandbars and time permitting, visit the local primary school. Paddling distance today is approximately 15kms. Tonight, we repack for the southern leg of the journey.

Day 7

We’ll aim for a dawn start as we have a long paddling day. We round Matacalevu, paddle along the length of Yaqueta Island and on to the large island of Naviti. On crossing Bligh Straight there is a great opportunity to troll and catch a fresh fish dinner! Paddling distance approximately 23 kms.

Day 8

We paddle the length of Naviti Island and choose our evening campsite depending on the wind direction. Paddling distance approximately 20kms.

Day 9

We cruise along several small islands before setting off on our second open water crossing to Waya island, hoping to land at Wayalevu village. There is opportunity for a short hike for superb views of our paddling route. Paddling distance is about 14 kms.

Day 10

We paddle the rugged coast of Waya and then along Wayaslailai before reaching our final stay at a simple resort on Kuata Island. We’ll enjoy our last dinner together, celebrating the expedition and dreaming about the next adventure! Paddling distance about 21 km.

Day 11

We spend a relaxing morning snorkelling and cleaning up before departing on the Yasawa Flyer at 4.00pm. The Flyer arrives at Denarau Marina in Nadi at approximately 6.00pm. Trip concludes.


* Please download the informational pdf for a more detailed itinerary.

At a Glance
  • Yasawa Islands, Fiji
  • 11-day package
  • 8 - 9 days kayaking
  • Camping
  • Snorkelling
  • Grade: Moderate Plus


AU$ 3700

Trip costs are listed in Australian dollars

Private group departures June to November – Contact us

Please read our flexible booking policy and booking how-to for more information

Departure Dates


  • 12 - 22 Jul (Fully Booked)
  • 8 - 18 Aug
  • 06 - 16 Sep (Fully Booked)
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Our group hotel is comfortable and clean. Rooms are based on twin share,
although single rooms may be requested for an additional charge. We will
stay in two-person tents while kayaking. We have not included a hotel on
the last night as many people choose to extend their stay in the islands or
sometimes depart on an evening flight when available.