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Sailing Fiji's Outer Islands
Adventure-approved excursions for right now.   By Costas Christ
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The Guided Tour

South Pacific: Mothership Outer Islands, Fiji
The A/S Tui Tai already had a corner on the South Pacific's adventure cruise market—packed with top-of-the-line mountain bikes, kayaks, surfboards, and scuba gear, it's been plying Fiji's waters for 25 years, ferrying passengers from one unspoiled island to the next. But this spring, life onboard gets even sweeter: when the ship leaves dry dock with half a million dollars' worth of renovations, including eight new expedition cabins, four staterooms, a spa, and five daybeds for lounging on deck. The ship's relaunch is timed to coincide with the arrival of calm seas, when the season really gets going for what owner Tige Young calls
"extremely remote island expeditions." Each day, the Tui Tai arrives at a new island or dive site in one of the richest regions of marine life on Earth. When not exploring the underwater marvels, you'll hike, bike, and unwind on empty islands, taxing yourself now and again with the task of seeking out secret jungle swimming holes.
Before shipping out, grab an extra day for beach time near Fiji's capital, Suva, and allow yourself to recuperate from 15 hours of flying and International Date Line-induced jet lag.

Days: 7

Outfitter: A/S Tui Tai

Cost: $3,000

Photograph courtesy of Tui Tai Adventure Cruises

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Pick up the March 2006 issue for more secrets of the Southwest, nine Caribbean adventures, the best gear for runners, and our World Class outfitter trips.

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