Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Sailing Safari… Adventure is Calling!


Rediscover adventure while discovering the beauty of Fiji's Mamanuca and Southern Yasawa Islands with Fiji Windjammer Barefoot's three and four night Sailing Safaris onboard the Spirit of the Pacific, a 108ft Topsail Schooner.   

Each morning the Spirit of the Pacific sets sail for a day of discovering islands, exploring reefs and caves and visiting fishing spots. Guests can go island trekking, visit traditional villages, snorkel, swim with the mantra rays, fish, learn the sailor's art from the friendly crew or simply laze on the deck and enjoy the sun and picturesque surrounds.

Each evening guests return to the tropical base camp - Barefoot Lodge, on the beautiful and secluded Drawaqa Island, for an authentic Fijian overnight stay.

The Lodge has a low impact policy so where possible its aim is to preserve the natural environment, maintain an authentic Fijian experience and replace 21st Century noise with the silence of the stars.

Barefoot Lodge also operates on very limited power sources and energy efficient systems are used to blend with the natural environment adding to a truly unique Fijian experience.

The island itself offers guests their own slice of private paradise – sunset swims, snorkelling over stunning coral gardens off the beach, swimming with the local manta rays, night fishing tours, kayaking around the island or lazing between the hammock and lagoon. Nightly Fijian 'lovo' feasts and entertainment are also part of the islands fun.

Accommodation features twin share waterfront bures built and thatched in traditional style by local villagers. The showers and toilets are communal with cool fresh water.

The two nights/three days Sailing Safari departs Denarau Marina, Nadi every Monday at 9.00am and prices start at FJ$545pp for a twin share bure.  The three nights/four days Sailing Safari departs Denarau Marina, Nadi every Thursday at 9.00am and prices start from FJ$725pp for a twin share bure. 

All prices include Sailing Safari aboard Spirit of the Pacific, nightly twin share bure accommodation at the Barefoot Lodge, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Island treks, use of snorkelling equipment & kayaks, village meke, lovo feast, nightly entertainment, volleyball & fishing, tropical garden nursery, star gazing, yaqona ceremony, and transfers from most Nadi Hotels

For booking visit www.fijisailing.com.fj or contact Captain Cook Cruises on T: +679 670 1823 or e-mail nadi@captaincook.com.fj