CRUISE FIJI ON GALLIVANT IN SKIPPERED LUXURY
This magnificent 56ft (17 metre) sailing yacht, designed especially for chartering, is a superb example of New Zealand shipbuilding. Fitted out with a warm timber interior and inlaid teak decks, the yacht boasts a large, comfortable centre and aft cockpit. The latest equipment and modern design make "Gallivant" a joy to sail. "Gallivant" offers the perfect setting for up to 3 couples or 2 families with her spacious interior. There is a master cabin, two cosy doubles and one twin cabin. There are 2 bathrooms. Click here to see a layout of 'Gallivant'. 'Gallivant' is based in Musket Cove, a 10 minute flight from Nadi International Airport, or a 45 minute ferry trip. Musket Cove is situated in the Mamanutha group of islands, to the North lies the renowned Yasawa chain of islands.
The Captain -- Julian May
Although Julian hails from Savu Savu on the Eastern side of Fiji, he is an expert on the Yasawa Islands. He is a keen spear fisherman and never fails to serve up fresh fish for his visitors. He is multi talented at preparing all varieties of seafood in traditional Fijian styles. Without doubt he is the local master at making Giant Clam cooked in fresh coconut milk, a local delicacy. Julian is known throughout the islands for his mild and cheerful personality and has the reputation of being an exceptionally good host. He is conversant with Fijian culture and is a walking encyclopedia of legends and tales.
DAY 1: We will meet you from the ferry or plane and settle you aboard 'GALLIVANT'. You have time for last minute shopping or phone calls before leaving civilisation behind and setting sail for 'Honeymoon Island' where you can have a snorkel, then onto Liku Liku Bay in which we anchor for the night and enjoy a cocktail as the sun sets.
DAY 2: An early start for Waya Island, a four hour sail. We break enroute at Kuata to snorkel the Coral Cliffs. At Waya we anchor in Yalohi Bay and visit the village and the Chief for the 'Kava Ceremony'. Perhaps you have caught fish today which we can prepare and serve for your evening meal.
DAY 3: After a relaxing breakfast, with lots of fresh fruit, we set sail for the Blue Lagoon. Not to be missed is afternoon tea at 'Aunt Fanny's', with home-made Chocolate and Coconut cakes, and you may even like to snorkel the 'Cabbage Patch'.
DAY 4: A relaxed short sail to Sawa-I-Lau to swim and explore limestone caves. This evening, enjoy a delicious meal aboard.
DAY 5: Sail 2 hours south to Tavawa Island. Explore one of the many bays along the way. You may like to visit a local school.
DAY 6: A leisurely sail to Somo Somo Bay on Naviti Island. Visit the women and Chief Tai Dawali, where you can trade shells and carvings from the local village people. You may even choose to go
ashore to experience a Lovo (a traditional Fijian Feast).
DAY 7: Explore Naviti's West Coast Bays to overnight at the 'uninhabited' island of Drawaga. Relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings this Island has to offer.
DAY 8: Set sail for Naulawaki Bay on Waya Island, to enjoy the fresh water pools on the beach. In the evening we go ashore to see the 'Meke' - Fijian dance.
DAY 9: Today, a relaxed sail to the 'uninhabited' island of Vanua Levu, after placing traditional gifts in the sacred cave. Explore the island, swim, snorkel and body surf at the beach.
DAY 10: An early start for the 3 hour sail back to Musket Cove. Here, you will depart us - with memories of a truly enjoyable time.
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Magical Islands...Incomparable cruising... Fiji's 330 tropical islands offers some of the most spectacular cruising anywhere on the planet. Add to this the famous Fijian hospitality and you're on course for a holiday you'll never forget.