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MV Reef Endeavour is purpose-built for cruising the sheltered waters of reef environments. A small ship, she caters to no more than 140 passengers, ensuring every guest personal attention in comfortable surroundings.

MV Reef Endeavour’s small size means she can negotiate remote reefs, islands and shallow bays where bigger ships just cannot go. Yet her innovative design provides many big ship extra comforts including swimming pool and spa pools, staterooms that open directly onto the outside deck, extensive timber-laid leisure decks and an embarkation platform with a lift from the water level to the main deck.

The onboard guides and dive master will introduce you to the beauty of the islands and reefs. Four onboard reef vessels, including glass bottom boat, snorkelling and dive tenders, bring you as close as possible to the amazing world we travel.


  • Swimming pool
  • Two spa pools
  • Sun deck
  • Sauna and gym
  • Glass-bottomed boat,
  • Snorkelling and dive vessels
  • Two bars
  • Two lounges
  • Single-sitting dining saloon
  • Gift shop
  • Chart house
  • Library and videos
  • Guest laundry
  • 24 hour coffee and tea facilities
  • Lift from D Deck to Sun Deck (limited access)
  • Satellite communications, telephone and fax.
  • REGISTRY: Cairns, Australia
  • TONNAGE: 3,125 tonnes
  • LENGTH: 73 metres
  • BEAM: 14 metres
  • DRAFT: 3.6 metres
  • SPEED: 13.5 knots

75 staterooms and cabins each with private bathroom ensuite, on/off air-conditioning, telephone, hair dryer, soaps, shampoo and towels; serviced daily. Each cabin is approximately 14 sq metres.

Top Deck Staterooms (21) on A Deck and Staterooms (41) on B and C Deck are bright and open, allowing full appreciation of the warm tropical days and open onto outside walkways and have picture windows (twin/double).

Cabins open to an inside passageway and have portholes facing the outside (twin/double or family cabins with two single beds plus two upper Pullman berths).

Superb dining specialising in fresh local produce is central to life aboard the Reef Endeavour.

You will enjoy lavish buffet breakfasts, luncheons that feature fresh Fiji Islands seafood and a la carte dinners with a different menu every night.

Guidelines for guests with limited mobility

Reef Endeavour has been built for the comfort of guests under International regulations to be safe for the
sea. This means that some features, which could be available ashore, are not available on the ship due to
marine regulations.


Access from the wharf to the ship is via a flat gangway ramp, 83cm (32.5 inches) wide, with covered sides
and strong handrails. The crew is on hand to help you aboard.

Reef Endeavour has five decks. All decks are accessible with the passenger lift.

  • At each level, except D deck, the dining saloon, the lift lobby door has a 43cm (17-inch) sill to step over.
  • These sills, on all except the top deck, can be swung open for access however there is still a small ridge
    on the floor. The sills are normally kept closed while the vessel is at sea.
  • The three decks with cabins opening onto the outside deck also have 43cm sills below the entrance
    door. These cannot be opened.
  • Should guests have trouble stepping over these sills we recommend booking a D deck cabin. These
    cabins are available in double bed or twin or four berth and open to the internal alleyway forward of the dining saloon.
  • Access from D deck cabins to the dining saloon and, via the lift, to the main lounge (the Yasawa Lounge)
    to the pool deck, is easy, but with a maximum 100 mm(4in) sill.
    Please note that at various times the lift is used for the ship's operational purposes.

Reef Endeavour carries a 'glass-bottom' boat for fish and reef viewing, two smaller boats for diving and
snorkeling and transport to and from the shore and a 'rescue boat' to keep an eye on snorkelers. Access to
the boarding deck is down 12 steps from the pool deck. There are strong rails on the steps. Guests need to
be able to walk down or up these steps and wheelchair access is not possible. The carrying of persons up or
down the stairs is not encouraged.

  • The glass-bottom boat and smaller boats are all raised and lowered into the water by a platform on the
    stern of the ship. This means that guests get on and off the boats directly from the ship and without
    stepping across any water. Safe and dry.
  • There is a small gangway across to the glass bottom boat but this is only 50cm (19.75in) wide, not wide
    enough for a wheelchair.
  • There are also three steps down from the front of the glass-bottom boat, once you have boarded, to the
    seating area. There is always crew close by to help.
  • There are three steps down into the smaller tenders from the boarding gate.


  • Access to the beach from the smaller tenders is via a ramp at the front which opens onto the beach. The
    glass-bottom boat uses a narrow gangway which reaches down to the beach. If you have any doubt
    about your ability to walk down this gangway, please ask a crew member to help you however, again,
    the carrying of persons up or down the gangway is not encouraged.

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