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Let’s Go Local: Yasawa, Taveuni For Captain Cook Cruise Skipper

“Despite the struggles and obstacles with the right mindset you will achieve anything,” Mr Takele said.
20 Sep 2022 05:00
Let’s Go Local: Yasawa, Taveuni For Captain Cook Cruise Skipper
A sand bank in Yasawa and Captain Nathan Takele. Photo: Sosiveta Korobiau

Captain Nathan Takele hails from the beautiful province of Nadroga and shares maternal links to Yasawa. He is the Head Captain for the Spirit of the Pacific, a Captain Cook Cruise vessel.

The 48-year-old said working in the tourism industry was a life changing experience for him. Every day he gets to meet different people from all races and backgrounds and “this is a blessing”, he said.

“I have worked for the Captain Cook Cruise Fiji for more than 4 years now and it is overwhelming.”

 

“Before becoming the Captain, I was working for different hotels around Fiji,” Mr Takele said.

“I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to master the art of navigating and welcoming passengers onboard every day.”

“It’s a job that I once dreamt about when I was young, now, I’m enjoying and reaping what I had sown.”

“Despite the struggles and obstacles with the right mindset you will achieve anything,” Mr Takele said.

 

How Many places have been around Fiji?

I have been to Turtle Island, Yasawa and also to the Cook Islands.

Turtle Island Fiji

Turtle Island Fiji

What is one place in Fiji you would take visitors to?

The Yasawa Islands because of its white sandy beaches.

Yasawa Island Resort. Source: www.fiji.travel

Yasawa Island Resort. Source: www.fiji.travel

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Be in the comfort of my home spending time with my family.

 

What is your favourite place for coffee or pie?

Spirit of Pacific Vessel Deck and getting the early morning ray of sunshine is a blessing.

 

One place that remains in your bucket list?

Taveuni because of its amazing scenery.

Lavena waterfalls in Taveuni.

Lavena waterfalls in Taveuni.

 

Story By: Sosiveta Korobiau

Feedback: sosiveta.korobiau@fijisun.com.fj



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