Set sail in your own private floating resort with the luxury catamaran cruise company, uniQue Charters Fiji. With a maximum of six overnight guests on your charter, you experience true bliss; it doesn’t feel like anyone else is even on the ship with you as you explore magnificent Fiji!
Your captain and sailor, Andrew, has worked on yachts all over the world. He’s not only your captain but also your personal guide in Fiji and has a vast amount of local knowledge. He’s highly skilled at getting guests through the many inlets to the best spots in the Mamanucas and Yasawas.
Since only six overnight guests are able to sail, the accommodations are extra comfortable and spacious. The ship has two double cabins in each hull. You can even relax on 1,000-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets so that you can wake up and relax some more.
The forward cabins have two opening hatches and a side porthole to allow passengers to take in the views. The aft cabins have three opening hatches, one of which overlooks the aft lower deck, and a side porthole. Each room has a hanging wardrobe and storage shelves, and each room has a shared large bathroom with a toilet and separate shower. Moreover, each room has plenty of airflow and air conditioning.
Where You’ll Go
There’s nice, smooth sailing near the Mamanuca islands. The beaches are perfect, allowing you to enjoy a picnic on Monoriki, where the movie “Castaway” was filmed. You can also enjoy a spa or surf world-class breaks. The boat sails further north to Waya, off the bottom of the Yasawas. You get to interact and sip kava with the locals while enjoying a traditional ceremony. You can hike to the top of the island for beautiful views, lay on the beach to soak up the rays, or do anything that involves relaxing and forgetting your worries.
The ship also stops at Naviti Island and anchors in the waters of the Blue Lagoon, where the film was made, allowing you to explore the caves at Sawa-I-Lau and enjoy more beach time. You can do some diving or kiteboarding, or stay in the village with the locals to attend a beautiful church session.
About the Reef
You may know that Fiji has one of the most extensive coral reefs in the world, giving you the opportunity to see more than 1,000 types of fish and hundreds of types of coral and to swim and snorkel with them. Maybe by the end of this cruise you’ll be able to recognize some of the fish! If you are on board from May through October, you may be able to swim with the manta rays! The manta ray is one of the largest fish in the ocean, and it feeds during the cooler months. You’ll also come to recognize the five species of turtles from the cruise. The most famous is the hawksbill turtle, which is now a protected species.
If you want some amazing food, look no further than Sera’s personalized and delicious meals (save room for her desserts!). You can enjoy the meals with the wind blowing in your hair if you like. Sera has previously sailed to Vanuatu, the Solomons and New Zealand, not to mention the wonders she does in the kitchen.
Since the ship is small in size, it feels like Sera is cooking just for you. She can customize the meal to your taste and specific dietary requirements. Whether you don’t eat meat, need to avoid nuts due to an allergy, or love extra spicy food, Sera can make it all happen.
Here’s a sampling of the meals:
- Homemade muesli and yogurt
- Tropical fruit platter
- Fresh pastries, toast, and preserves
- Coconut pancakes and maple syrup
- Juice, teas, and espresso coffee
- Coconut and pawpaw muffins
- Freshly caught tuna niçoise salad
- Bread (still warm from the oven)
- Pineapple and mint sorbet
- Salt-and-pepper roasted coconut
- Vegetable crudités and pesto
- BBQ lobster on a bed of red pepper risotto
- Fiji bush lemon meringue pie
The journey on uniQue Charter Fiji promises to be ultra-luxurious and special. The owners, Nigel and Susan Skeggs, fell in love with Fiji in 2008. They relocated from Europe, previously working on Superyachts. The couple is super passionate about Fiji and its people. Furthermore, they work hard to ensure they give their guests a “uniQue mini superyacht” experience in paradise.