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The Drua Experience

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Sail on Fijis traditional voyaging canoe, the drua. Learn the secrets of navigating and way finding with our trained traditional crew. Charter a day trip to an island, a dive trip to the reef of just a cruise around the harbour.
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Suva, Viti Levu 0000, Fiji
+679 920 3862
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

What a wonderful, authentic experience of traditional Polynesian sailing! The crew were very friendly and informative, answering all our questions about the drua . The story behind the reconstruction of this traditional vessel is both fascinating & inspiring. It is a great project providing employment...More

Thank merrallen
Reviewed November 12, 2017

We did the 2 hour cruise on the harbour and were not dissapointed. It can be hard to find things to do in Suva but this is a little gem. They have a few different options but if you only have a couple of hours...More

Thank Toni R
Reviewed July 19, 2017

We sailed for several hours on Suva harbour, leaving from the yacht club. On board we heard about the history and significance of drua, Fijian sailing technology and aspirations for rebuilding traditional sailing expertise. This was a very special experience. The young crew are skillful,...More

1  Thank humu23
Reviewed July 11, 2017

The Drua Experience is not to be missed. Before the Europeans got here Fijians were a maritime people. The quickest way to get around was under sail. The Drua Experience revives the art of traditional Fijian sailing. The very knowledgeable crew were more than happy...More

Thank John M
Reviewed June 21, 2017

When you come to Fiji it is really easy to get used to people being friendly and Seta, Paulo, Chris and the boys are no different. The canoe is a genuine Fijian canoe built by Paulo, in the traditional way. The guys are all in...More

1  Thank danm192017
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Moala and his team were professional, knowledgeable and excellent hosts. The history behind the vessel and what is now a very old, fading skill make the experience well worth it. I highly recommend this, after over a year in Fiji, it's one of my favourite...More

Thank Dane M
Reviewed April 30, 2017

The Drua Experience is amazing - one-of-a-kind initiative in Fiji and really fun thing to do. We did a day trip to Nukulau Island, complete with picnic, swimming & snorkelling. The I Vola Sigavou is a great little vessel, and Sam and the crew are...More

Thank lindyhoppin
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

The Drua Experience is a fantastic unique way to see the reef/ coral/ fish/ turtles/ rays within eyesight of Suva for our family of five (3 kids ages 9 - 15). We were on a cruise ship and were looking for something to do close...More

Thank julie2016j
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Amazing cultural experience! Thanks so much to Sam and the crew for their hospitality. I had my family from Australia visit me in Suva and the drua experience was definitely the highlight for them. Sam was very accommodating, knowledgeable and educating. Affordable and lovely to...More

Thank makwyatt
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Can't recommend enough. Crew were a great bunch of guys and it's definitely the best day out in the Suva area, if not Fiji. Vinaka!

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July 11, 2018|
Response from merrallen | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We only did a 90 minute tour around Suva Harbour. We were offered a chance to snorkel on a patch of reef on the outer edges of the harbour, if we brought our own snorkelling gear. If you had your own scuba gear you might... More
August 27, 2017|
Response from merrallen | Reviewed this property |
This answer might be a bit late for you, Kathy but may help other prospective travelers in the future. We thoroughly enjoyed the Drua Experience when we visited by cruise ship in April 2018. I would think it difficult for a... More