My thanks to Tige Young, owner and managing director of Tui Tai Aventure Cruises Fiji , for this guest post. This company, which started in 2002, operates a 140 foot vessel- the Tui Tai - out of Savusavu on the island of Vanua Levu and specializes in cruises around northeastern Fiji combined with a wide variety of activities including kayaking, white water rafting, snorkeling, scuba diving, and more. Their unique cruises and great staff have garnered them rave reviews by customers and travel magazines as well as awards including the AON Excellence in Tourism Award for “Best Adventure Product” two years running.
The post that follows gives a rare look at the eastern coast line of Taveuni Island. From Lavena (starting point of my "Walk On the Wild Side" post in the May archives), south to Salialevu Estate, a distance of about 16 kilometers, the coast line is rugged and there are (happily) no roads. Vinaka vaka levu (thank you very much), Tige. - Pandabonium
One of Fiji's most hidden treasures, the scarcely seen windward coast of Taveuni was recently explored by Tui Tai Adventure Cruises. In local lore, the coastline is known as the "land of 100 waterfalls" and it appears that there are at least that many gushers flowing down the rugged island landscape into the sea.
With exceptionally calm conditions, 4 explorers departed Tui Tai in its Naiad Zodaiac RIB. Maritino Tiko, Tige Young, Cari and Kalen Zantolas made the expedition and enjoyed the breathtaking scenery.
Predominant weather makes this coast quite rough in terms of waves and wind, so it is generally inaccessible. There are no roads on this side of the island and a vast expanse of uninhabited coastline remains pristine.
During our exploration we were treated to some close ups to waterfalls that crashed very near the deap sea. The ocean water was a surreal color of jade and sapphire.
The beauty of the coastline makes it an attractive area to consider for future expeditions, however, the potential for rough weather remains a constant concern during any visit.
Enjoy the pictures!
-Tige, Owner and Managing Director, Active Fiji / Tui Tai Adventure Cruises
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