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Coastal Spirits Expeditions is a Canadian eco-tour company based on Quadra Island, British Columbia. The company was founded eight years ago and together with the friendly and dedicated staff, has become one of Canada’s leading, most versatile and reliable eco-adventure outfits. The trips and the company have been featured in many magazines and travel guides: National Geographic Travel Guide, Orcas of Canada’s West Coast, the German Adventure Travel Magazine and many more.

Coastal Spirits has a perfect safety record. Tours are conducted according to the British Columbia’s high safety standards.

Our guides are skilled and trained naturalists, with many years guiding experience in different parts of the world

Coastal Spirits is committed, to providing well organized, exciting and environmentally sensitive tours, with emphasis on safety, comfort and reliability.

Fiji is located 5 hours south of Hawaii and 3-4 hrs from New Zealand and Australia. Direct flights are offered from the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The islands are a sea kayakers paradise with great weather, white sandy beaches and exquisite coral reefs, home of a wonderful variety of marine life.

This is paradise! White sandy beaches, warm, sparkling emerald water, traditional native villages, limestone caves and a fascinating marine life make Fiji a wonderful sea kayak destination.

No hotel or resort is built higher than a palm tree and the native Fijians on the outer islands still live in their traditional villages. On these islands, time seems to stand still.

The Fiji Islands are surrounded by clean and crystal clear waters with stunning emerald colors. We use high quality Feathercraft Expedition sea kayaks, who have been designed for the tropics and do not need sprayskirts. We camp on white sandy beaches, visit native villages and swim and snorkel in spectacular limestone caves. The ocean is home of fascinating marine life including large sea turtles, a variety of tropical fish and spectacular corals.

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Fiji Tours

8 days/ 7 nights

Day 1: Arrival in the early afternoon by floatplane or boat at our gorgeous beach resort on the Yasawa Islands. Enjoy the resorts beautiful white sandy beaches, swim and snorkel in the emerald lagoon. Meet your guides and enjoy delicious meals, like fresh coconut, lobster, fish and fruit collected on the resort’s property. Overnight at the resort.

Day 2: Another day at the gorgeous beach resort and it’s white sandy beaches. Play beach ball, swim, snorkel, dive or just relax. Talk with your guides about the coming days on the water. Sleep under palm trees.

Day 3-7: Kayak introduction and safety procedures. We will kayak among the islands which are well protected by off shore reefs. We visit native villages, snorkel the beautiful coral reefs, home of giant sea turtles which we can see frequently on our trips. Thousands of tropical fish of any imaginable shape and color accompany our boats as we continue traveling from island to island.

We rest on white sandy beaches and enjoy delicious lunches under palm trees.

Arrival at the spectacular limestone caves: These caves and the beautiful pools are definitely one of the highlights of our tour. Take a dip and snorkel in the cool and refreshing emerald water.

In the afternoon we return with our kayaks to the next village and with the permission of the local chief we will have the opportunity to participate in ancient native dance and kava ceremonies in Fijian villages where time seems to stand still. We camp on remote white sandy beaches and for a few days we will be one with mother nature.

Day 8: Return to the beach resort and enjoy a shower and a delicious lunch. Check out at beach resort and return by float plane or boat to the main island Viti Levu.

Highlights on this tour

  • Scenic floatplane flight or boat transport to and from the outer islands
  • White sandy beaches and palm trees
  • Giant sea turtles and tropical fish, perfect for snorkeling
  • Limestone caves with spectacular natural pools
  • Fijian Native ceremonies including dances and kava drinking, arts and craft
  • Warm crystal clear blue ocean
  • Every day delicious and fresh gourmet meals

Included in your package

  • 2 nights at our gorgeous beach resort on the Yasawa Islands
  • Float plane/ boat transport to the Yasawa Islands and return to Nadi
  • Camping equipment, kayak and safety gear
  • Delicious meals starting dinner day 1, ending lunch last day
  • Expedition sea kayaks with rudder
  • Professional sea kayak guides
  • Snorkel gear (mask and snorkel)
  • Tents and dry bags for gear protection

Not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Sleeping bags and pads

Optional activities

  • Diving. Fiji is a world class diving destination. Our partner on the islands offers diving classes, PADI certification or just some hours to try it out. (Not included in the package price)
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Jungle trekking
  • Surfing

What to bring

  • small sleeping pad and a cotton blanket
  • the best sun screen you can find
  • sunglasses
  • hat with neck protection
  • T-shirts and short pants
  • sandals or beach shoes and fins for snorkeling
  • camera or video
  • mosquito repellent

Fiji Info

Getting to Fiji

Eleven international airlines from all over the world fly into Nadi, located on the main island of Viti Levu. Nadi is Fiji’s main international airport.

From the US and Canada, Air Pacific, American Airlines and Air New Zealand

The following flight schedules can change without notice, please check with your travel agent:

Air Pacific and Quantas: Depart Los Angeles. Arrival Nadi (Fiji) Sunday and Tuesdays: 4:45am

Air Pacific: Depart Vancouver. Arrival Nadi (Fiji) Sunday and Tuesday 5:45am

Climate in Fiji

Tropical, very warm

Health

Fiji’s climate is a healthy one. There is no malaria. Hepatitis shots are recommended. For more information contact your local health institute for detailed information.

Insects

Are not a big concern. Still some insect repellent for the evenings is a good idea.

Flora and Fauna

The outer islands: Mostly rugged volcanic and limestone islands, covered with forest, palm trees and grass. Beautiful exotic flowers. Coral gardens. The marine life consists of thousands of tropical fish, giant sea turtles and dolphins who are also seen quiet frequently. Many beautiful birds on the main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu including Parrots.

Optional activities

  • Fiji offers world class diving. Our diving partner at the resort offers several diving packages.
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Jungle trekking
  • Surfing

Adventure Travel Holidays

On our adventure travel holidays we only use high quality expedition sea kayaks. We camp on white sandy beaches and we will swim and snorkel in spectacular limestone caves. The ocean is home of fascinating marine life including giant sea turtles, thousands of tropical fish and often dolphins who join our boats.

After arriving on your first day by floatplane or boat at our gorgeous beach resort on the Yasawa Islands. Enjoy the resorts beautiful white sandy beaches, swim and snorkel in the emerald lagoon. Meet your guides and enjoy delicious meals, like fresh coconut, lobster, fish and fruit collected on the resort’s property. You’ll have two days in the beautiful island beach resort to relax before we start the trip. Delicious meals are included in your package.

Fiji Holidays

Fiji holidays beat all other holidays! This is paradise! White sandy beaches, warm, sparkling emerald water, ancient native dances, limestone caves and a fascinating marine life make Fiji a wonderful sea kayak destination.

The Fiji Islands are not affected by mass tourism. No hotel or resort is built higher than a palm tree and the native Fijians on the outer islands still live in their traditional villages. On these islands, time seems to stand still.

Our kayaking eco-adventure tours sample all the delights that are fiji. Snorkel the emerald lagoon, visit unbelievable limestone caves, join in ancient native dance ceremonies and sleep under palm trees.

Fiji Kayaking

The white sandy beaches, tropical climate and native culture that make up the paradise that is Fiji mixed with the thill and exhilaration of kayaking next to amazing marine life.

Highlights on this tour:

  • Scenic floatplane flight or boat transport to and from the outer islands
  • White sandy beaches and palm trees
  • Giant sea turtles and tropical fish, perfect for snorkeling
  • Limestone caves with spectacular natural pools
  • Fijian Native ceremonies including dances and kava drinking, arts and craft
  • Warm crystal clear blue ocean
  • Every day delicious and fresh gourmet meals

Kayaking Adventure Trips

The Fiji Islands are surrounded by clean and crystal clear waters with stunning emerald colours. The ocean is calm and well protected by offshore reefs. Perfect for kayaking adventure trips.

5 hours south of Hawaii, with direct and cheap flights from the US (Los Angeles), Canada (Vancouver), Australia and New Zealand, Fiji is very accessible. The islands are a sea kayakers paradise with great weather, white sandy beaches and calm protected waters. Fiji is the perfect winter escape.

We offer 8 day sea kayak packages where everything but your international flight is included.

Kayaking Holidays

Fiji is the sea kayakers paradise, perfect for kayaking holidays. You can be sure that your adventure will be accompanied by white sandy beaches, calm protected waters and great, great weather. We offer 8 day sea kayak packages where everything but your international flight is included. Soak up the sun and see the ancient native dances, limestone caves and fascinating marine life that make Fiji such a wonderful sea kayak destination.

We will kayak among the islands which are well protected by off shore reefs. We visit native villages, snorkel the beautiful coral reefs, home of giant sea turtles which we can see frequently on our trips. Thousands of tropical fish of any imaginable shape and color accompany our boats as we continue traveling from island to island.

We rest on white sandy beaches and enjoy delicious lunches under palm trees. On these islands, time seems to stand still. Come and have the holiday of your life time.

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