We were recently featured in Travel Inc Fiji Magazine which is available in Australia and New Zealand.
A copy appears below.
Some things are meant to be – and the way Sea Fiji Reefs started does indicate that somehow the company was destined to come into being. Cyndee Butcher says her husband Wayne and (now) fellow business partner Alex Wienczugow were talking things over with a beer at one of the local resorts. ‘They both had the same idea at the same time. Then they Googled glass bottom boats and they came up with the same boat.’
The result is Sea Venture – the only glass bottom hydro-plane in the Southern Hemisphere. Combining speed with superb opportunities to view reef and sea life, the vessel operates from Pacific Harbour out to Beqa Lagoon.
Butcher says Sea Venture represents a ‘quantum leap from your average glass bottom boat’ and reaches the first reef in 20 minutes (the trip would usually take 45).
‘It is the most fun you can have under water without getting wet.’ Sea Fiji Reefs is focusing on the family market as well as general leisure travellers and cruise ship guests. ‘Kids love the thrilling ride and families enjoy the activity together.’
The experience is ideal for ‘time poor’ visitors to Fiji who don’t have the time (or possibly the inclination) to dive or snorkel. ‘Two hours is plenty of time. People can see two different sites and go right into Beqa Lagoon.’
An exciting underwater world awaits intrepid families and curious snorkelers in the pristine and turquoise waters off Beqa Island. Known as one of the best diving spots in Fiji, the reefs off Beqa are a spectacular place to see all kinds of exotic tropical fish, dolphins, sharks, turtles and even whales.
Grab the family and begin your adventure with a slow cruise out through Pacific Harbour, one of Fiji’s most popular ports, on the all new hydrofoil boat – the Sea Venture run by Sea Fiji Reefs. The boat looks like something from the future and has a huge 35ft glass bottom, perfect for viewing the reef below. It also sports one of the world’s largest optical viewing ports at the front of the boat so you don’t miss a thing both above and beneath the water.
Once past the heads, the hydrofoil rises out of the water and flies across the waves at a speed of 40 knots. It is definitely a thrill that anyone would love.
The captain of the Sea Venture knows all the best reefs and with the glass bottom viewing area, you’re able to see everything under water without getting wet. The water is so clear and beautiful that it will make you want to take a dip.
Some of us never leave our homes or home towns – or never travel overseas. It can be family pressures, hectic lifestyles, tragedies or hardships that keep us bound and we think we could never possibly get away. So Fiji Airways is looking for individuals, couples or families who truly deserve an extraordinary break, to allow them to step from the demands of the everyday and give them the chance to experience a home away from home unforgettable experience.
The airline is inviting people with remarkable stories who deserve the chance to getaway to share their stories. Some of those people will be rewarded with an unforgettable getaway and will be, as all passengers of Fiji Airways are, treated with the same warmth and care you’d expect from your family and friends at home. As soon as they embark on their journey through to touching down, they will instantly be cared for and enjoy that relaxing feeling only being amongst family and feeling at home can give you.
Nominate yourself or someone you know who truly deserves a Home Away From Home trip of a lifetime. To find out more visit https://ourhome.fijiairways.com
With the sea trials of our Looker 350 completed in Russia, the ‘Sea Venture’ is now on its way to Pacific Harbour Fiji where we will be starting our Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Whale Watching and Snorkelling Tours…we can’t wait for you all the see the majesty of the underwater life on our beautiful Fijian reefs.