Saturday 29 April 2006

Tuesday 25 April 2006

New species found in Fiji's Great Sea Reef

The first ever comprehensive survey of Fijis largely uncharted Great Sea Reef, the worlds third longest barrier reef was done on board Tui Tai. It has revealed a staggering array of life, including a new species of reef fish. See all WWF Fiji work and the expedition report:


Wednesday 19 April 2006

Inaugral adventure cruise a grand success!

Well we went out there and had a great time, excellent to be back doing what we do best instead of all this construction. Into a glorious sunset and some Coopers beers on the daybeds on the sundeck.

Here are the "Dive Guys" lounging and starting their battle on our bar to see if they can indeed drink us out of beer by the end of the cruise. Actually they almost did... At the end Meli only had 3 lonely bottles of Fiji BITTER left! Best assault we've ever had on the bar, beating out even the 7 night surf charters out to Lau last year.

Monday night dinner and Tige joined us. Here we all are sitting down to Captain's Dinner of Cajun Night.

Next up we should include a photo of at least one of honeymoon couple on board, oh what the heck lets get them both up here, first off Lawrence and Erica, looking damn good in their diving gear.

Here's one of our dive boats heading out for a dive off Qamea called "Stillwater". This is the Hoer family mostly, but everyone kinda mucked in together on the dive boats.

Okay that's enough for one posting. More in my next week's adventure into cyber space blogging.


Sunday 16 April 2006

Brand new coat of paint (& new colours)

Well here it is, the all new, all singing, all new coloured AS Tui Tai! We've morphed the colour scheme into a more classic "superyacht" scheme of Misty Moon Grey superstructure and Royale Blue Hull.

You can also see our new stabalizers/bilge keels. This will allow us to offer more of the outer island trips to Lau and Cakau Levu at all times of the year. The combination of the stabilizing effect of the stay sials with these will make Tui Tai extrememly stable in the open oceans now.

These pictures were taken just before AS Tui Tai was launched from the Fiji Ships and Heavy Industries Ltd, 500 tonnes slip way. We lucked out completely with the weather in Suva and managed to get all our painting done with no rain! The skies were just like in the photos, beautiful sky blue 99% of the time!

Anyway more from the first cruise which was last week in a few days (we had a full boat, family of 8, 2 honeymoon couples, a dive group of 7....!)


Tuesday 11 April 2006

The New Grand Staterooms

A couple quick shots of Tui Tai's new Grand Staterooms. We now have 2 of these on the A deck level and they are selling out fast! Each Grand Stateroom has a queen size bed and a single bed/sofa seating. Private ensuite bathroom, shower with pebble tiled floor. Floor to ceiling glass sliding door plus observation view window means you never miss a dolphin or whale sighting.

Wednesday 5 April 2006


Conde Nast media’s online travel portal has selected Tui Tai Adventure Cruises as one of 8 “Love Boats: the Worlds’s Sexiest Cruises.” The feature article celebrates 8 of the premier cruise vessels from around the world.

The full feature can be viewed online at

Tui Tai Adventure Cruises is featured under the theme “Quest for Adventure,”

“The recognition by Conde Nast emphasizes our position as an elite provider of luxury adventure cruising,” said Director Morika Young, “Conde Nast is one of the top travel medias in the world and it is an honor to be selected by them.”