Sunday 27 December 2009

Tui Tai TV: Fiji Reality Competition

Check out our new video for our Fiji Reality Competition. Join now at for your chance to win a special trip on the Tui Tai!

Fiji Reality Competition -- Hosted by Eric Nies from Tui Tai Expeditions on Vimeo.

Thursday 17 December 2009

Tui Tai TV: Waterfall Jumping

Have a look at Holly Beck's video of her and Chandler Parr jumping waterfalls in Taveuni with Tui Tai.

Monday 7 December 2009

Tui Tai TV: Discovering new surf spots in Fiji...

We've just finished the second of our 2 exploratory surf charters in remote Fiji. Plenty of photos, video and reports are coming - but check out this while you wait...

Thursday 8 October 2009


We have a winner!!

**Dale Sause** has been randomly selected for the FREE trip on Tui Tai's Surf & Yoga Expedition with airfare included, congratulations Dale!

Act fast to secure one of the remaining spots - prices starting at $2503+tax. Email reservations at
Stay tuned for articles, photos, tweets and blog entries from these exciting trips!!

Monday 5 October 2009 provides content and apps to travelers

Tripwolf has just launched a new site and includes several nice applications. We like the trip planner. Lots of good guidebook, reviews and content from travelers for locations all over the world.

Adena Harford, one of Tripwolf's contributing staff, will be joining Tui Tai's Surf and Yoga Expeditions in November 2009 (so watch for some new Fiji content after those trips!).

Check it out,

Sunday 4 October 2009

The "Matrix shot"

We got some of the crew together this afternoon for a beach photoshoot. With his dark shades Captain Angus sets the tone for the "Matrix shot"

Thursday 1 October 2009

Tui Tai Diaries: Kioa island Update

A few images from various visits to Kioa over the last month or so...

Thursday 17 September 2009

The World's Ultimate Surf Charter

Here at Tui Tai Expeditions in remote north-eastern Fiji we are launching our new luxury surf charters with a pretty awesome competition...


On 7th October 2009 we will randomly select ONE member of this group for the GRAND PRIZE:
****9-night Tui Tai luxury surf charter with international airfare included****

The prize grants you a place on our flagship exploratory charter between 7th-16th November 2009.
It will be a super exciting trip:
- exploring uncrowded virgin surf in remote Fiji
- embracing the melanesian-polynesian-micronesian cultural triangle
- participating in our latest humanitarian project
- diving and snorkelling at new spots with our onboard scuba team
- presentations from our Cultural Expert and onboard Marine Biologist
- yoga classes in the most peaceful places you can imagine
- chances to explore the coast on mountain bikes and by kayak
- relaxing in luxury with full spa treatments, full bar, and exquisite fresh healthy foods that compliment the surf & yoga lifestyle.

We will be joined by our SPECIAL GUEST professional surf photographer & journalist **Morgan Maassen** who will be writing an article on the trip. Alongside upcoming photographers Tim Burgess and Penny Dinn, Morgan will be photo-documenting the trip for us all to see. With photographers in the barrel, in the channel and on the boat, all the guests on the charter are guaranteed to take home some incredible photos.
Morgan will also be running a special seminar on photography.

We will also be joined by SPECIAL GUEST **professional surfers** (to be announced shortly).

For more information check out our NEW website at:
And for specifics on surfing check out:

Want to guarantee your spot on this trip of a lifetime?
**Book now!**
or CALL: +679 885 3032
If you then go on to win the grand prize we will refund your payment.

The first 15 group members to book will receive free international airfare (for direct flights into Fiji).

All group members receive $200 discount on booking.

7-16th November: LIMITED SPACES
(Flagship charter with pro surfers, photographers & journalist)
16th-25th November: SPACES AVAILABLE
(Special guests to be announced)
25th Nov - 4th December: SPACES AVAILABLE
(Special guests to be announced)

Grand Prize conditions:
-the number of members in the group must exceed 1,000
-prize is valid for 7-16th November 2009 trip only
-international airfare is for any of the direct international flights to Fiji. e.g. from USA, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Hong Kong.

Saturday 12 September 2009

Close Encounters

Photos courtesy of Jim Holland
Jim and Carrie have had numerous great dives at Rainbow reef and the Ringgold atolls this week. These white tip reef sharks came up really quite close!

Speaking of close encounters, Sarah - perhaps having had too much kava - claimed to have seen a UFO while stargazing on deck last night.

Friday 4 September 2009


Tim strokes into a glassy wall.
Photo courtesy of Simon Turner

Friday 28 August 2009

Tui Tai Diaries: Wiwi Village Update

No trip to Fiji should be without a kava welcome ceremony, and we've had some great fun in Wiwi village over the last few weeks. The actual ceremony is traditionally formal, and we are fortunate to witness use of the original methods, but the following meke dance is exciting and involving! The following are some highlights from the last few weeks:

High tide?

Chief may have had too much kava

Liga shows off his moves
A few kava facts:
- The name 'kava' is more Polynesian and many Fijians refer to the drink as yaqona.
- Traditionally women don't drink kava, although this is not really the case today in Fiji.
- It comes from the root of a pepper plant that is dried and ground up into a fine powder.
- The taste is quite earthy and the sedative effects are generally mild and short-lasting.
- It is used formally in all kinds of ceremonies, but many will just drink socially at weekends.