From start to finish, the crew really know how to make you feel like you’ve been friends for years. The boat has plenty of ‘character’ and so do the team! Lots of laughter, singing and personal attention. The food was great and the activities were fun…especially the power snorkelling – my kids really enjoyed that and Victor was a thoroughly kind and thoughtful instructor/guide. Was a highlight of our Fiji holiday 🙂
Come on board the Magnificent 100 Foot Schooner
“Whale’s Tale” and leave your worries behind. Become enveloped by the wondrous world of tropical tranquillity. Put your feet up and surrender to the tale’s smooth sailing.
As you become rejuvenated, dive further into the adventure; discovering an underwater paradise, strolling private sandy shores, and enjoying extra motorised activities and massage. When the sun begins to set you will return to the shores from whence you departed with revived mind and peaceful soul.
Embrace Schooner Island as your own for the day
Service with class !
A true Fijian Islander experience. Join the Fun!
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Your journey begins from Port Denarau boarding at 9:50am, greeted with a warm smile and a glass of Champagne in hand. Find a seat in the dining area to enjoy your continental breakfast as the ship sets sail.
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Enjoy a continental breakfast and then retire to the open deck with your coffee or juice listening to the commentary and taking in the beautiful scenery on your way to Schooner Island which is exclusively yours ships for the day.
Here at the Island your adventure begins with a Kava Ceremony, followed by snorkeling the reef. Whatever your skill level is, you will be snorkeling in no time. As well as exploring the reef by glass bottom boat or for a little extra money, motor assisted scuba diving. This adventuring will surely work up your appetite, come back ashore for lunch be served.
The afternoon is yours for fishing, beach volleyball, kayaking, swimming or just soaking up the sun with a refreshing drink and for a little extra money a massage.
As the day draws to a close, you will board the ship and set sail for home. Eat, drink and perhaps even take the wheel. If it is your special occasion the forewarned crew will celebrate with a fresh baked cake!
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Disembarking approx. 5pm at Port Denarau to take your connecting transport to the airport or Hotel. You leave relaxed, refreshed, and revived.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When do we depart?
Departure is at 10:00 am from Port Denarau. Boarding begins at 9:50 am.
When do we return?
The “Whale’s Tale“ shall return to Port Denarau approx. 17:00 hrs. During the return sail the guests can enjoy entertainment and drinks on board.
What food and drinks will be included?
A continental champagne breakfast will be available from 9:50 am. This will include fresh-baked scones, danish, toast, fresh fruits together with champagne, a selection of fruit juices, coffee, tea, and milk.
The lunch will include chicken, fish, roast beef, and sausages along with cole slaw, potato & tossed green salad with a selection of salad dressings along with fresh bread & butter. Dessert will include a selection of fresh local fruits. (note: all meals are freshly prepared by your own onboard chef).
Soft drinks, Fiji bitter, Fiji gold & wine, coffee, tea, milk & fruit juices will be available during the entire day free of charge.
Do you do anything special for birthdays and other special occasions?
If you or your client is celebrating a birthday, honeymoon, anniversary or any other special occasion our onboard chef will bake you a special cake and our crew will present you with a complimentary “whale’s tale” sulu. (please advise us of the special occasion when your booking is made).
How many days a week do you operate ?
We operate 7 days a week.
How much does this experience cost?
The fare: Nadi & Denarau area hotel/resorts = f$229.00per adult.
Sonaisali & Coral Coast hotel/resorts = f$229.00 per adult.
Children: 5-10 years = $119.00
Juniors: 11-16 years = $169.00
Infants under 5 years = free of charge
Return ground transfer is included in the above rates.
Do you provide ground transfers ?
Yes, We provide ground transfers from Nadi & Denarau area, Sonaisali & Coral Coast hotel/resorts all included in the base booking fee.
What is the route of the trip?
Guests shall visit your own private & exclusive uninhabited “schooner” island paradise and sail/cruise by 4 additional islands (non-stop) namely malamala island, south sea island, bounty & treasure island in the mamanutha group. This is the only one day sail/cruise offering this 4 island spectacular sightseeing.
You mentioned snorkeling. Will equipment be provided?
Mask, snorkel and fins will be provided free of charge.