TUI TAI: the fiji trip of a lifetime
the pacific cultural triangle
Tui Tai is the only luxury–adventure ship offering Fiji adventure cruise packages operating in the Pacific Cultural Triangle, providing guests a remarkable look at three distinct cultures that history and circumstance have put together within a nearby triangle of islands. In addition to visiting islands where indigenous Fijians live, Tui Tai sails to islands where Polynesians and Micronesians were relocated after World War II, and where the villagers live in their historically natural ways. Only the Pacific Cultural Triangle offers adventurers a chance to experience such strikingly different cultures and histories during a one–week visit.
Instead of just walking through a village as a curious tourist, a Tui Tai Guest can get involved, establish relationships, provide important services, deliver supplies, teach about resource management, and share new resources. The Tui Tai is now seen by islanders as bringing assistance, support, encouragement, and new friends – not just tourists. Villagers welcome Tui Tai guests in ways tourists on conventional vacations could not reasonably expect: With love, gratitude, entertainment, music, positive anticipation, and deep friendship.
Micronesian people, originally from Banaba in equatorial Kiribati. Settled on Rabi Island in Fiji on December 10, 1947.
Polynesian people, originally from Tuvalu in the Western margin of the Pacific. Settled on Kioa Island on October 12, 1948.
The native Fijian people of Taveuni island have a long and proud history here. It was this island that is celebrated for defeating the Tongan King "Ma’afu" and preserving Fiji’s Melanesian culture.
travel with the best
Tui Tai is the only expedition vacation provider in the South Pacific featured in National Geographic’s annual "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth" survey.
travel across the seas in the comfort of home
After five nights with us, we’re sure you’ll agree our services are second-to-none. A gourmet menu prepared fresh daily in our outdoor kitchen, mealtime excursions to dine on deserted beaches or in lush rainforests, full bar, housekeeping and laundry, professional spa treatments and yoga sessions under the clear blue South Pacific skies– it’s all here for your enjoyment.
experience local culture firsthand
We provide our guests unprecedented access to three distinct societies in the Pacific Cultural Triangle of islands, affording a glimpse into the historically rich stories and daily lives of the Polynesian, Micronesian and Melanesian cultures.
Rather than simply being escorted along as a typical tourist would, you’ll be part of an ongoing mission to improve the lives of locals, affording you a unique opportunity to experience the real Fiji and her people.
about the Pacific Cultural Triangle
Our Fijian guides and crew know Northern Fiji like the back of their hands—they grew up here. Dive with us, and you’ll enjoy optimal conditions, unparalleled underwater vistas, and a staff that handles your gear before and after each dive, so all you have to do is enjoy the scenery. When we come on land and visit villages, you’ll be treated like returning family (because your guides are related to the people there).
make each day as active as you like, then recover in high style
Tui Tai’s Fiji cruise itinerary is about both island-style adventure and relaxation. Tui Tai is not really a classic luxury trip; however we believe in 5-star service and wellness to compliment an active experience. When it's time to be active, we offer Fiji kayaking adventures, standup paddling, hiking, snorkeling, biking, diving and more. Time to unwind? Try our onboard spa, daily yoga, or even an on-island massage in front of stunning waterfalls or a meditation session atop a volcanic crater.
personalize your Fiji experience
Whether you want a family expedition package or our Fiji private charter package, Tui Tai offers a customized experience tailored to your needs. There’s no cruise ship-style pressure to stay on the go or follow a herd of people. When you’re aboard Tui Tai, each day is tailored to your interests. Everyone from 26-year-old tri-athletes to 74-year-old globe trekkers have joined us for snorkeling, scuba diving, visiting remote villages, and more. You can always opt in or out of as much as you’d like. Tell us what you’d like to do, and we’ll make it happen.
visit Fiji’s underwater wonderland
Tui Tai knows of more than a few prime spots to drop anchor and grab the diving gear, and tend to keep their exact whereabouts a closely-guarded secret. Lonely Planet Travel Guide raved, "[Tui Tai’s] snorkeling and diving sites are some of the world’s best."
enjoy the Tui Tai Touch
Our onboard crew of 18 warm, hospitable native Fijians grew up in the same remote island villages we visit. They’re proud of their islands and culture, and are happy to welcome you as part of their family. Renowned travel writer Tim Neville once suggested, "The Tui Tai crew have only one purpose: to make sure you go to sleep each night swearing you just spent the best day of your life."
make a difference while you’re here
At Tui Tai, we believe it’s our responsibility to give back to the people that make Fiji such a remarkable place, and charitable work with indigenous local people is an integral part of every trip. While onboard with us, you’ll help promot Fiji ecotourism and sustainable development by helping to deliver school and medical supplies to remote locations, establish relationships, and provide other important services.
gain exclusive access
Tui Tai is large enough to afford guests consummate luxury, yet small enough to sail to remote locations where other, larger boats simply won’t fit. Take the Ringgold islands, a scattered series of tiny volcanic atolls with beautiful sandy beaches and black rocks. You’ll hike to a summit in the morning and kayak within the crater in the afternoon, a remote travel experience accessible only with Tui Tai.