TUI TAI: fiji's best kayaking
fiji kayaking on tui tai
Kayaking is one of the greatest ways to explore and discover the beauty of nature. From the seat of your kayak, you can explore a sunken volcanic crater in the Ringgold Atolls. Another day you’ll explore a jungle river that takes you into the rainforest interior of an island. And on another day you’ll follow the rugged Taveuni coast, counting waterfalls, and then paddle up a creek and into a series of 3 waterfalls. Also, take a look at our other Fiji adventure packages.
kayaking, paddling and SUP
Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) are great ways to explore the remote parts of Fiji. We take kayaks and SUPs to the most remote, exotic locations. Sometimes it's along a rugged coast, or a white–sand beach, or within a sunken crater, or even to the waterfalls. During the Tui Tai Expedition you can:
- try Stand Up Paddle; in flat water or even in some waves.
- Kayak or SUP inside the sunken crater at Cobia in the Ringgold Atolls
- Explore Natewa Bay, the second largest bay in the southern hemisphere, yet totally undeveloped or visited by the outside world.
- Paddle up to majestic waterfalls in the rainforest
travel with the best
Tui Tai is the only expedition vacation provider in the South Pacific featured in National Geographic’s annual "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth" survey.
travel across the seas in the comfort of home
After five nights with us, we’re sure you’ll agree our services are second-to-none. A gourmet menu prepared fresh daily in our outdoor kitchen, mealtime excursions to dine on deserted beaches or in lush rainforests, full bar, housekeeping and laundry, professional spa treatments and yoga sessions under the clear blue South Pacific skies– it’s all here for your enjoyment.
experience local culture firsthand
We provide our guests unprecedented access to three distinct societies in the Pacific Cultural Triangle of islands, affording a glimpse into the historically rich stories and daily lives of the Polynesian, Micronesian and Melanesian cultures.
Rather than simply being escorted along as a typical tourist would, you’ll be part of an ongoing mission to improve the lives of locals, affording you a unique opportunity to experience the real Fiji and her people.
about the Pacific Cultural Triangle
Our Fijian guides and crew know Northern Fiji like the back of their hands—they grew up here. Dive with us, and you’ll enjoy optimal conditions, unparalleled underwater vistas, and a staff that handles your gear before and after each dive, so all you have to do is enjoy the scenery. When we come on land and visit villages, you’ll be treated like returning family (because your guides are related to the people there).
make each day as active as you like, then recover in high style
Tui Tai’s Fiji cruise itinerary is about both island-style adventure and relaxation. Tui Tai is not really a classic luxury trip; however we believe in 5-star service and wellness to compliment an active experience. When it's time to be active, we offer Fiji kayaking adventures, standup paddling, hiking, snorkeling, biking, diving and more. Time to unwind? Try our onboard spa, daily yoga, or even an on-island massage in front of stunning waterfalls or a meditation session atop a volcanic crater.
personalize your Fiji experience
Whether you want a family expedition package or our Fiji private charter package, Tui Tai offers a customized experience tailored to your needs. There’s no cruise ship-style pressure to stay on the go or follow a herd of people. When you’re aboard Tui Tai, each day is tailored to your interests. Everyone from 26-year-old tri-athletes to 74-year-old globe trekkers have joined us for snorkeling, scuba diving, visiting remote villages, and more. You can always opt in or out of as much as you’d like. Tell us what you’d like to do, and we’ll make it happen.
visit Fiji’s underwater wonderland
Tui Tai knows of more than a few prime spots to drop anchor and grab the diving gear, and tend to keep their exact whereabouts a closely-guarded secret. Lonely Planet Travel Guide raved, "[Tui Tai’s] snorkeling and diving sites are some of the world’s best."
enjoy the Tui Tai Touch
Our onboard crew of 18 warm, hospitable native Fijians grew up in the same remote island villages we visit. They’re proud of their islands and culture, and are happy to welcome you as part of their family. Renowned travel writer Tim Neville once suggested, "The Tui Tai crew have only one purpose: to make sure you go to sleep each night swearing you just spent the best day of your life."
make a difference while you’re here
At Tui Tai, we believe it’s our responsibility to give back to the people that make Fiji such a remarkable place, and charitable work with indigenous local people is an integral part of every trip. While onboard with us, you’ll help promot Fiji ecotourism and sustainable development by helping to deliver school and medical supplies to remote locations, establish relationships, and provide other important services.
gain exclusive access
Tui Tai is large enough to afford guests consummate luxury, yet small enough to sail to remote locations where other, larger boats simply won’t fit. Take the Ringgold islands, a scattered series of tiny volcanic atolls with beautiful sandy beaches and black rocks. You’ll hike to a summit in the morning and kayak within the crater in the afternoon, a remote travel experience accessible only with Tui Tai.