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First Responders Recognised By Cruise Company

The Tivua Island Day Cruise special rates became available from June 28 and is for Saturdays.
29 Jul 2020 13:20
First Responders Recognised By Cruise Company
Captain Cook Cruises Fiji have opened up Tivua Island.

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji have opened up Tivua Island under Tourism Fiji’s Love our Locals initiative with a special offer to Fiji first responders.

These first responders include the Fiji Police Force, The Republic of Fiji Military Forces personnel along with its personnel from the Navy Division and medical personnel and their families who have worked hard during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Jackie Haworth-Charlton, managing director of Captain Cook Cruises Fiji said the company was excited to have reopened Tivua Island for day cruise experiences especially designed for locals.

Reef coral rejuvenation programme

He said the company has also launched their buy a coral – build a reef coral rejuvenation programme that allows guests to get involved in reef sustainability when they are visiting Tivua Island.

“Guests can buy a coral flag and plant it like they would a seedling on land,” Mr Haworth-Charlton said.

“All funds go towards funding Captain Cook Cruises’ Coral Rejuvenation Programme and making Fiji’s reefs even more glorious.”

Tivua Island, about 20 minutes by boat from Port Denarau Marina is surrounded by 500 acres of coral reef. The area has benefitted greatly from the extensive work by Captain Cook’s team of marine biologists through the lockdown period where coral planting, and monitoring and rejuvenation of on land plant life had been priorities.

“Captain Cook Cruises is a leader in sustainable tourism and reef education with their team of marine biologists providing ongoing education to guests both on Tivua Island as well as when cruising on the Reef Endeavour.

“Through their Ocean Ambassador programme many tons of rubbish have been collected from beaches around Fiji during the Reef Endeavour itineraries that stretch as far as Sawa-i-lau Island in Yasawa and Kia Island in the north.”

He said it would stretch further to the outer reaches of the Lau group visiting more than 90 of Fiji’s 330 islands.

“Rubbish is collected by crew member Ocean Ambassadors, sorted, weighed, recorded and recycled

while passengers enjoy getting involved with the program as well.

Tivua Island Day cruise special

The Tivua Island Day Cruise special rates became available from June 28 and is for Saturdays

and Sundays and progressively more often as the Nadi International Airport opens.

“Guests can rest assured that Captain Cook Cruises have implemented a companywide policy

of strict cleaning, hygiene and health protocols to ensure the safety of its passengers,” Mr Haworth- Charlton said.

Rates

  • $99 per adult and $49 per child 3-15yrs.
  • First Respondents (Fiji Police Force, The

Republic of Fiji Military Forces personnel along with its personnel from the Navy Division and medical personnel) – $89 for adults and F$49 for children.

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