Yasawa 8-Day Tropical Island Dreaming

For beginner to expert paddlers, this trip offers a mix of adventure and time for daydreaming on deserted beaches.

Sunset camp
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.
  • 5 to 6 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, a free airport to hotel transfer will be provided by the hotel. Upon leaving customs, a Fiji Visitors Bureau agent will show you where the transfer shuttle bus is waiting. 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 trip briefing will last for approximately an hour, so it’s a good idea to eat dinner prior to the meeting. Dinner tonight is not included in the trip cost.
MEALS NOT INCLUDED / NADI HOTEL

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. All luggage can be taken with you on the boat, but please do keep your valuables on your person during the journey. It’s a good idea to bring some snacks and reading matter for the boat transfer. The Flyer transports us approximately 72 kms to Tavewa Island and the Blue Lagoon, arriving at approximately 1.45 pm. 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. 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 wanted while kayaking can be stored in our shed on the island.  After customising the kayaks and getting acquainted with the expedition gear, there will be an instructional paddling session before a short excursion 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.
B • L • D / CAMPING

Day 3

After breakfast, we’ll pack snorkelling gear and a picnic lunch and head off to circumnavigate nearby 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, weather dependent, we’ll enjoy an island BBQ back at our Tavewa Island base.
B • L • D / CAMPING

Day 4

Load the expedition craft and weather permitting, 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. If the winds are too strong, we only paddle what is comfortable and then transfer to an accompanying boat to cover the remaining distance. Personal escorts will show us through the village and nearby plantations where we can observe the making of mats and perhaps the building of a Fijian bure.
B • L • D / CAMPING

Day 5

Today's return paddle is 6-8kms to Sawa-I-Lau, a scenic island with sharp limestone peaks and salt-water caves that make for fascinating exploring. 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 a non- alcoholic drink with mild numbing effects).
B • L • D / CAMPING

Day 6

Weather permitting, we continue our journey and explore the Nacula coastline and nearby islands. Paddling breaks can be spent snorkelling the reefs or stretching out on one of the numerous palmfringed white sand beaches. We’ll search out the best beach campsite for our overnight stay and have the afternoon to explore, perhaps enjoying a hike to seek superb views over the Blue Lagoon. We can even try our hand at climbing some of the low coconut trees to secure vital ingredients for our tropical punch!
B • L • D / CAMPING

Day 7

Paddle back to Tavewa Island, exploring the many inlets and bays of Nacula en route. Time permitting, we can snorkel off the back of the island before relaxing around camp and enjoying our last island dinner together.
B • L • D / CAMPING

Day 8

We spend a relaxing morning on Tavewa Island before departing on the Yasawa Flyer at 1.45 pm. The Flyer arrives at Denarau Marina in Nadi at approximately 6.00 pm. Trip concludes.
B • L / ACCOMMODATION NOT INCLUDED

 

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At a Glance
  • Yasawa Islands, Fiji
  • 8-day package
  • 5-6 days kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
Cost

2020 / 2021:

AU$ 2650


Single Supplement: AU$ 90

Trip costs are listed in Australian dollars

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

Departure Dates

2021

  • 29 May - 05 Jun
  • 26 Jun - 03 Jul
  • 10 - 17 Jul
  • 24 - 31 Jul
  • 16 - 23 Oct
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Accommodation

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 screened 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 a late evening flight when available.