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Wildcrafted Volunteering

Fiji

Coral Reef Gardening

Coral gardening is a relaxing, effective and critically needed activity to help restore the fragile reefs in Fiji. Recent, mass, global coral bleaching means this small gesture will go a long way.
From: £575
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Key Activities Include:
  • Volunteering on the local reef, coral gardening

  • Shark snorkeling

  • Reef kayaking

  • A guided beach and jungle walk

  • Planting mahogany trees

"This is like working in the most beautiful office in the world. I can see why each and every volunteering activity helps; from planting fruit trees in the rainforest to entice the endangered birds down from the mountain top; to understanding how coral gardening speeds up the natural healing process of the reef."
Kyle Waters April 1, 2013
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Where we will take you

Route Map

Airport
Landmarks Visited On This Trip
Brief Itinerary
  • One week of daily coral gardening and coral farming workshops
  • On one of the days of your choice you can go on a shark snorkelling trip
  • On one of the days of your choice you can go on the beach and jungle walk
  • On one of the days of your choice you can go stand up paddle boarding
  • Explore the local reef by kayak
  • Plant mahogany trees
Taste Of The Island

All your meals are included. You can choose to eat in a number or partly alfresco communal areas close to the beach and poolside. A great change to meet other people if the group os small or you are travelling alone.

The breakfast is a buffet style, lunch a wrap or sandwich and dinner a two course meal chose from three available on the board.

Vegetarian options are available.

The meals are usually a combination of Fijian and western dishes so you can choose your preference.

Prices And Availability
  • Start Date
    Price
    Availability
  • 16/10/2016
    £575
    Available
  • 13/11/2016
    £575
    Available
  • 11/12/2016
    £575
    Available
  • 08/01/2017
    £575
    Available
  • 05/02/2017
    £575
    Available
  • 05/03/2017
    £575
    Available
  • 11/04/2016
    £575
    Available
  • 09/05/2016
    £575
    Available
  • 06/06/2016
    £575
    Available
  • 25/07/2016
    £575
    Available
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Included/Excluded
Included:
  • Coral gardening tuition and materials
  • Shark snorkeling
  • Reef kayaking
  • A guided beach and jungle walk
  • Fijian and western style meals
  • All transfers to and from the airport
  • reef paddle boarding
Excluded:
  • A donation of $300FJD which goes directly towards training local coral gardeners and buying materials for the project
  • Snacks
  • Clothes washing and drying at $15 per load
Accommodation Details

A mixed, six bed bure style dormitory located not far from the beach, pool, and toilets. Communal showers are footsteps away. If you would like a private room with a fantastic outside shower room please enquire in your booking request.

Activities
  • Coral gardening in the shallow fringing reef next to the lodge. All materials and tuition is included
  • Reef shark snorkeling in the shallow fringing reefs. A very safe and unique experience
  • Sea reef kayaking
  • A locally guided, half day beach and jungle walk
Detailed Itinerary

Monday- Day 1

Today you will travel to the lodge in the morning. Depending on when high tide is you will learn about the coral reef structure on the beach before having a dive snorkelling lesson. If you are feeling confident you will get on with collecting coral to plant later.

Tuesday – Day 2

On high tide you will continue with your coral gardening activities. Today you will also learn how to farm coral. You can also use the kayak to explore the reef or go on any of the optional activities. On one of the following days you will plant mahogany trees to help fund the education of youngsters in the surrounding villages.

Wednesday – Day 3

On high tide you will continue with your coral gardening and coral farming activities. You can also use the kayak to explore the reef or go on any of the optional activities. A beach jungle walk or shark snorkelling trip is included, feel free to do one of them today.

Thursday – Day 4

On high tide you will continue with your coral gardening and coral farming activities. You can also use the kayak to explore the reef or go on any of the optional activities.

Friday – Day 5

On high tide you will continue with your coral gardening and coral farming activities. You can also use the kayak to explore the reef or go on any of the optional activities. A beach jungle walk or shark snorkelling trip is included, feel free to do one of them today.

Saturday – Day 6

On high tide you will continue with your coral gardening and coral farming activities. You can also use the kayak to explore the reef or go on any of the optional activities.

Sunday – Day 7

On high tide you will continue with your coral gardening and coral farming activities. You can also use the kayak to explore the reef or go on any of the optional activities.

Helpful Information

As part of our principle of working only with locally owned lodges, eco-resorts or trusted homestays, this is a locally run lodge.

Remember 10% of proceeds go to one of three community projects of you choice

Read more about coral gardening here

Our little way of saying thank you for helping us preserve these stunning waters and pristine lands is to send you a hand-woven Fijian voivoi door mat to your home. It is more than likely you will meet the women who made it and even if not, you will leave knowing that you not only gave 10% of your trip cost back to local projects but also provided direct income to local women who are continuing their traditional skills.

Your volunteering project starts on a Monday.

Please bring your own snorkel equipment. If you forget there is some for hire at $20 a session.

We can advise you on additional eco trips to add on to your trip as you like.

Details of your resort/lodge names and full itinerary will be sent to you once your booking is confirmed with 20% deposit.

Please bring your own reusable water bottle to help reduce plastic waste on the islands.