Sea kayaking is just one of many adventures that make your trip to Beqa Island a unique offshore adventure! First, you’ll cruise across the Beqa Passage in a private chartered boat, enjoying spectacular views of the mainland’s mountainous interior and palm-fringed coastline. As we near Beqa – the island of Fiji’s famed fire walkers – quaint seaside villages and the steep volcanic cliffs of Malumu Bay come into view. In the protected waters of the bay our guides provide a brief orientation to the kayaks and equipment you’ll be using before you paddle off in search of fun and adventure.
Beqa Island’s lush, cliff-lined interior shelters peaceful bays perfect for leisurely paddling and wildlife observation. Inside this hidden lagoon, you’re likely to see hundreds of fruit bats clinging to the surrounding trees, as well as a variety of other birdlife. Tide permitting, we will continue to the end of the bay where a hidden mangrove passage will lead us to the ocean and coral reefs on the southern side of the island. The views here are expansive and on a clear day the Islands of Kadavu will be visible.
The afternoon is spent enjoying our picnic lunch on a beach, snorkeling a fantastic reef with a kaleidoscope of colorful fish and corals, and kayaking the surrounding bay and shoreline. As the day comes to close, you’ll board our chartered boat for the return trip back to the big island of Viti Levu. Keep your eyes peeled as we cross the deep waters of Beqa Passage for the pods of pilot whales and dolphins that can often be seen navigating the same waters. Enjoy a cool drink, a refreshing breeze and, with luck, a golden sky as we make our way back to our office in Pacific Harbour.
(Note: the actual sequence of the trip and elements included are subject to tidal fluctuations)