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FIJI

This magical South Pacific archipelago will offer you a tropical experience like no other. Having relaxed its charter rules over recent years, Fiji combines a warm and welcoming culture with outstanding natural beauty.

Fiji’s 300 volcanic islands provide the perfect playground for a stunning charter onboard Corroboree, particularly from April to October. Visit spots hidden from the mainstream tourist trail, and immerse yourself in the friendly local culture, exploring tropical rainforest, abundant flora and fauna, and diving some of the most spectacular reefs in the world. A Fiji yacht charter will often start from Port Denarau, which has a superyacht-ready marina, and is just 15 minutes from Nadi airport. The Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands on the ‘dry’ side of Fiji offer passages inside reefs to avoid open water.

DIVING WORLD
Fiji is renowned for its superb underwater visibility, spectacular reefs and aquatic life. Head to the location of the film ‘Blue Lagoon’ in the Yasawa Island Group for some particularly stunning waters in which to dive, including the underwater caves of Sawa-i-Lau, or swim with the migrating manta rays at the Tokatokaunu Pass.

ISLANDER EXPERIENCE
Immerse yourself in the Fijian island culture with a visit to a local rural village while touring the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. Bring offerings to the village leaders during a Sevu Sevu ceremony, when you are blessed as a visitor. Then watch the beautiful and harmonious Meke performance of traditional singing and dancing. Complete the experience with a Lovo, a delicious barbecue-type meal cooked on heated rocks buried in a shallow pit on the beach.

BAY OF ISLANDS
Find a spot to anchor at Vanua Balavu’s Qilaquila Bay – or ‘Bay of Islands’ – and head by kayak or tender to explore the beautiful turquoise waters and fascinating network of mushroom-shaped islets carved out by erosion of the rock. Then head back to the yacht for a sundowner while enjoying the big-sky sunset in a bay all to yourself.

DAY 1 VANUA LEVU & WAYA ISLAND
After landing at Nadi airport and embarking CORROBOREE I in Denarau Marina, you will slip the lines and cruise to Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island and considered by many to be the tropics’ best-kept secrets. The island’s protected southern bay of Savusavu is popular for mooring, and a great spot from which to head out on snorkelling and scuba diving adventures. Ashore you can hike through the lush tropical forest or visit the quaint villages such as Labasa. In the afternoon, make your way to the Yasawa Islands’ Waya Island and the Namara village to experience the traditional Sevu Sevu welcome ceremony.

DAY 2-3 BLUE LAGOON ISLAND
After breakfast on the aft deck, enjoy the waters of your anchorage with a kayak expedition to a nearby beach or jump into the water with a snorkel around Fantasy Reef. A picnic lunch on the beach is followed by a cruise to the Blue Lagoon Island, of Hollywood film fame. Next morning, head out for a swim with flocks of majestic manta rays at Tokatokaunu Pass. Round up the day with a traditional beach ‘lovo’ dinner with food cooked on buried hot rocks, with the haunting sound of traditional Fijian music floating on the air.

DAY 4-5 LIKU-YASAWA IRA
Head north to the Yasawa group’s outermost island, Liku-Yasawa Ira. From your anchorage it will be impossible to resist the allure of the bright turquoise waters, whether you are enjoying the water toys or bobbing about with a snorkel over the local reef. As evening draws in, have a try at night fishing or the bravest may embark on a night dive. The next day, head out in the tender to explore the island’s shoreline then head to a local village for a ‘meke’ traditional dance performance.

DAY 6 SAWA-I-LAU
Cruise to Sawa-i-Lau to explore the magical underwater limestone caves, accessed via an underwater tunnel. Enjoy a hike on the island, or stay in the alluring water for more snorkelling and diving, perhaps followed by a massage on board.

DAY 7 VOMO
En route back to Viti Levu, enjoy one last dive around the resort island of Vomo and a beach picnic before you return to Denarau for the flight home.

FRENCH POLYNESIA

A French Polynesia onboard CORROBOREE I is an escape to paradise on Earth. Bora Bora, Tahiti and Moorea are well known for their exotic beauty, but there are five archipelagos in French Polynesia in total, each of the 118 islands offering unique treasures to the yacht charterer.

Wherever you go on a French Polynesia yacht charter, you will float through sapphire seas and above pristine coral reefs that teem with life. More developed islands offer sophisticated dining and spa resorts, while the freedom of a luxury yacht provides a chance to reach the more remote parts of this group of islands. Take the tender ashore to wander along a deserted beach, with only your footsteps and washed-up coconuts for company, heading back to your yacht for a relaxing massage. Enjoy watersports in breathtaking bays, or hike up volcanoes to enjoy superb coastal views.

DAY 1 PAPEETE TO MOOREA
Embark in the capital Papeete and head west for a short crossing to neighbouring Moorea, from which you will spend the afternoon exploring the island’s tropical treasures, either by 4 wheel drive or scooter. Enjoy dinner at anchor, soaking in the view of twinkling stars and jagged mountainous peaks.

DAY 2 MOOREA
Weigh anchor and head to the other side of Moorea to explore its greatest trump card: its water. In the morning, swim with huge, gracefully soaring manta rays, or suit up and head to a reef for a scuba dive like no other you have experienced. After a gourmet picnic lunch on the white-sand beach, head into deeper water to try out the sport fishing, or relax ashore while the kids try out their skills at the beach Olympics. After dinner at anchor, you will head to Huahine in preparation for tomorrow’s adventure.

DAY 3-4 HUAHINE
Huahine has a huge area of tropical jungle to explore on foot or horseback, or you can visit the sacred ancient temples hidden among the dense jungle, eat the abundant tropical fruits or take a 4 wheel drive tour of the island. Or take to the water on jet-skis to see the coastline from a unique and thrilling perspective. Surfers should be sure not to miss the legendary waves of Huahine, at Ava Mo’a Pass near the reef at Fare.

DAY 5 RAIATEA & TAHA’A
After cruising west for two to three hours, you will reach these once-conjoined islands encircled by a richly populated reef. Raitatea and Taha’a are more developed than Huahine and offer more in the way of shore-side pampering and activities. Visit one of the many pearl farms and pick up some delicately hued souvenirs, then enjoy spa treatments at one of the local resorts. Watch an evening performance from the colourfully dressed local dancers before returning to the yacht for a freshly caught fish dinner.

DAY 6-7 BORA BORA
After a leisurely morning enjoying the reef by kayak or snorkelling, set out on the two-hour crossing to magical Bora Bora. Protected by a reef and lagoon, the calm waters are a perfect place to pick an anchorage for the last two days of your Tahiti yacht charter. Like many of the land forms in this region, Bora Bora was originally created by a now-extinct volcano. Hike up to the summit of Mount Otemanu to see the island’s in all its gem-coloured glory, before heading back to the water and exploring the reef before you reluctantly head back to Tahiti by air in the evening.

NEW ZEALAND

Discovering New Zealand onboard Corroboree offers some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet, from the rolling green hills and spectacular beaches of the North Island, to the majestic fjords and deep forests of the South Island.

As the first country on Earth to celebrate the New Year, New Zealand offers a summer celebration blended in with Maori culture to create a wonderful mix of past, present and future. The coastlines of both the North and South Islands are a wonderful canvas of bays, harbours, fjords and beaches. Whether your itinerary takes in the marine reserves and islands lying off the North Island, or heads to the South Island to glide along the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand is all about taking to the water.

MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS ITINERARY

The Marlborough Sounds is located at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. It is home to marine reserves, wildlife reserves, and private land. The Marlborough region is covered in vineyards, which produce some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world. The cruising is mostly in sheltered waters and there is a myriad of protected bays in which to anchor. There is great fishing, diving, and hiking within the Marlborough Sounds, while a wine trail though some of the Vineyards is a must for the wine enthusiast. The Marlborough Sounds is also home to the famous New Zealand green lip mussel.

DAY 1 CRUISING QUEEN CHARLOTTE SOUND
You will be met at the airport in Blenheim, which is a 20-minute drive from Picton Marina. Departing from the Marina you will cruise Queen Charlotte Sound, taking in the numerous bays and inlets to Endeavor Inlet, where there are several options for an anchorage.

DAY 2 SHIP’S COVE
Walk a beautiful track through native bush, from Resolution Bay to Ship’s Cove for a picnic lunch on the shore. This is the site where Captain James Cook anchored his ship for up to three months at a time for repair and replenishment, during his discovery voyages in the South Pacific. Nearby to Ship’s Cove is Long Island (marine reserve) for great diving, and Motuara Island (Bird Sanctuary) for a fantastic hill top lookout point which is also home to several rare and endangered species.

DAY 3 PELORUS SOUND
Make your way around to Pelorus Sound on the third day. If you enjoy diving, it is possible to stop to dive the wreck of the Mikhail Lermontov cruise ship in Port Gore, before moving onto the Chetwode Islands for some fishing. In the late afternoon you will relocate into an anchorage in the outer Pelorus where your chef will cook your fish for dinner.

DAY 4 TENNYSON INLET
Proceed further into Pelorus Sound to “World’s End” in Tennyson Inlet – a native forest reserve. From the head of the inlet a one and a half hour climb through the bush will give you stunning views overlooking Nydia Bay to the south. You can relax and enjoy the beauty of ‘World’s End’ or relocate late afternoon.

DAY 5 WINE TASTING AND GREEN LIP MUSSELS
Head further into head of the Pelorus Sound. Havelock is a small town, and is home of the green lip mussel. This is a great place to begin and end a day of wine tasting in the nearby vineyards including ‘St Clair’, ‘Cloudy Bay’, ‘Huia’, ‘Allan Scott’, and ‘Wither Hill’s’, to name just a few.

DAY 6 D’URVILLE ISLAND
Explore the Kenepuru Sound in the morning and visit St Omer or Portage, before heading out of Pelorus Sound and over to D’Urville Island, perhaps passing through French Pass if the current is not too strong. There is a choice of anchor: Greville Harbour or Port Hardy – two natural protected harbours.

DAY 7 THE BROTHERS ISLANDS
If the trip is to finish in Nelson then why not spend another day in the Pelorus Sound / D’Urville Island area? If heading back to Picton, then it will be time to get underway for Queen Charlotte Sound, perhaps going past ‘The Brothers’ Islands and in through Tory Channel to visit one of the early whaling stations which has been preserved. With numerous anchorages to choose from you can take your pick. Bay of Many Coves has an excellent restaurant should you feel like a meal ashore.

DAY 8 BBQ ON THE FLYBRIDGE
Leisurely cruise back to Picton after a sumptuous breakfast cooked on the BBQ on the Flybridge, and you will arrive in time to meet your onward travel. Perhaps you are heading to Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world. Activities to enjoy there include bungee jumping, skydiving, white water rafting and much more – the ideal place for thrill seekers. Alternatively you can play a round of golf as a guest on a private course that will be hosting the next 3 New Zealand Opens.

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