Exploring Kadavu’s Wild Coast
Taste the sweetness of true island life on an unforgettable paddling journey around Kadavu’s remote coast. You’ll find adventure around every corner beckoning you to explore quiet rainforest trails, snorkel colorful coral gardens or flop down on white-sand beaches straight out of a postcard.
If it’s adventure you’re chasing, the multi-day paddling trips that hop between resorts on Kadavu’s remote coast serves it up in spades.
The trips follow the island’s rugged curves past stunning sea cliffs with gaping ocean caves, gliding across glassy lagoons and navigating mangrove labyrinths to secret bays. If you start to tire just signal the support boat and hitch a ride to the next stop.
Lunch is usually served al fresco on a deserted beach with the sand between your toes and a menu bursting with ultra-fresh dishes like lime-seasoned fish grilled over a fire and coconuts plucked off the palm trees.
Along with the paddling, each stopover is a chance to snorkel the Astrolabe’s superb coral reefs, hike to scenic lookouts or commune with locals over a few bowls of kava.
Night-time will find you gorging on more delicious meals at a boutique resort where you can rinse off the day’s adventure with a hot shower before sinking into a soft, clean bed for the night.
And at the end of the trip, you’ll be deep under Kadavu’s spell, already plotting your return.
Booking Your Trip
You can book your adventure with either of the two operators that run these epic trips. Both have stellar reputations and glowing online reviews, so you know you’re in good hands. Their set itineraries are largely similar, but if you’re keen on fitting in some diving or fishing (Kadavu is infamous for these) they’re more than happy to draw up a tailored trip for you.
Astrolabe Outrigger Paddling Adventures
Craft: Outrigger Canoes
Itineraries: 1, 6, 8, 10 Days
No. of Paddlers: 2-14
Tailored Trips: Yes
Tamarillo Active Travel
Craft: Sea Kayaks
Itineraries: 1, 3, 5, 7 Days
No. of Paddlers: 2-16
Tailored Trips: Yes
Included in Cost: • All meals & accommodation at local resorts.
• Complimentary adventures include paddling, snorkeling, hiking, village visits.
• Support boat & airport transfers;
• Professional local guides
Excluded from Cost: • Flights to Kadavu
• Paid resort activities like diving, deep sea fishing, birding, surfing etc.
By Air • Fiji Link: (Nadi – Kadavu) Daily except Sundays (50min flight)
• Fiji Link: (Suva – Kadavu) Wednesdays
By Sea Island Ferry (Suva – Kadavu)
• Add your flight to Kadavu onto your international ticket.
• It’s cheaper than booking the domestic flight separately.
• Bring your own snorkelling mask and fins to ensure maximum comfort and fit.
• Ask about customising your trip when booking.