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Go On An Adventure With Captain Cook, And Help Environment

In light of COVID-19, Captain Cook Cruises relaunched their updated and refreshed Tivua Private Island adventure recently.
11 Aug 2020 13:45
Go On An Adventure With Captain Cook, And Help Environment
Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau with guests enjoying Captain Cook Cruises Fiji’s Tivua Private Island adventure on August 8, 2020.

If you are looking to take a day tour to an island then the Tivua Private Island adventure could be for you.

Especially if you would also like to help the reef environment. Captain Cook Cruises Fiji’s day cruise is now operated on the weekends. Adults pay $99, kids at $49 including morning and afternoon tea and lunch.

The company has  a strict policy on cleaning, hygiene and health protocols that ensure the safety of its passengers.

In light of COVID-19, Captain Cook Cruises relaunched their updated and refreshed Tivua Private Island adventure recently.

Operations manager Alifereti Koroilavesau said with the weekend adventure under the Love Our Locals initiative, it gives their staff some work during these difficult times.

“While we look forward to the reopening of borders to international tourism, we are grateful to locals who choose the Tivua Island Day Cruise as a weekend getaway.

“It’s been a very different experience catering to locals as they have a slightly different expectations.

“We are adapting to the new market dynamics and trying to improve on how we can better our products to suit the local demands.

“It’s been good so far and the locals are taking advantage of this.”

Past Saturday a group sailed out to Tivua Island on The Spirit of the Pacific captained by Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau.

The former Navy commander, is no stranger to Captain Cook Cruises Fiji as he started and managed it, before he became a Government Minister.

It was an unforgettable experience because the guests enjoyed the beautiful scenery, ambience, hospitality and activities offered by Captain Cook Cruises.

Activities on Tivua Island include:

  • Glass bottom coral viewing and guided tour by        marine biologists,
  • guided snokerlling,
  • Kayaks,
  • Stand up Paddle board,
  • live music and BBQ buffet lunch.
  • Captains kids club and treasure hunt,
  • medicinal walk,
  • or just chill under your own cabana
  • or swim in the ocean.

Operations manager, Mr Koroilavesau said the coral painting initiative have been an ongoing project since 2011.

“Since the marine biologists are doing this as part of their work, we thought it would be ideal to offer our guests an opportunity to help the Marine Environment around Tivua.

“Basically you buy a coral frag for $5 and the funds go towards procuring materials for the coral planting. We have moved towards using magimagi as it is more environmentally safe.

“You’re issued a certificate and the coral racks are tagged for the future in case a guest wants to return and plant their coral in the surrounding habitat.

“This is all kept in record and we monitor the progress and continue to find innovative and better ways to improve our current techniques.”

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

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