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© Captain Cook Cruises - SPTO

10 Best Day Cruises in Fiji

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Top Fiji Day Cruises

In the “Soft Coral Capital of the World”, an archipelago made up of 333 islands, you know that Fiji’s best experiences are out on the water. One of the best ways to experience the stunning marine landscapes of the island nation is to get out on the water on a day cruise. From relaxing cruises to uninhabited islands to inland river adventures, Fiji offers a vast range of experiences on the water. So check out some of our top recommendations in this list of the best day cruises in Fiji!

1. Fijian Day Cruise – Cruisin Fiji

Island-hop for the day around the idyllic islands of the Mamanucas with Cruisin Fiji. Their 8-hour day trip offers pick-ups from Denarau Island resorts, before hopping on the boat to explore the Mamanuca Islands. First, you’ll cruise around Sand Island stopping for some swimming/snorkelling, before checking out a deep-sea cove at Monu Island. Also on the itinerary is Modriki Island where the movie Castaway was filmed where you’ll feast on a traditional Fijian “Lovo” lunch.

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2. Savala Island Day Cruise – Oolala Cruises

Offering trips from either Denarau Island or the Coral Coast, Oolala Cruises takes beach-lovers on an amazing day cruise around the Mamanuca Islands. The Savala Island Day Cruise is a 6-7-hour trip, taking guests to Savala Island to enjoy a day at leisure. Take part in a range of watersport, such as kayaking, stand-up-paddleboarding and snorkelling, lounge on the beach and enjoy a buffet lunch from the island bar. This cruise is also a great option for families.

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3. Yanuca Island Excursion – Pacific Harbour Ocean & Island Excursions

For those staying on the Pacific Harbour, don’t miss this boat day trip with Pacific Harbour Ocean & Island Excursions! Departing from the Pacific Harbour Marina, the Yanuca Island Excursion takes you across the kaleidoscope colours of the Beqa Lagoon where you can throw in a fishing line and try your luck. Listen to music and sunbathe on the sundeck as the cruise makes its way to Yanuca Island where you’ll get to partake in a kava ceremony, go snorkelling or kayaking, watch a coconut demonstration or go on an island hike. The trip lasts approximately 7 hours.

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4. Tivua Island Cruise – Captain Cook Cruises

Set sail on a tall ship to Tivua Island! Departing from Denarau Island, but offering Nadi and Denarau pick-ups, the Tivua Island Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises is a 7-hour excursion to a small picturesque island in the Mamanucas. You’ll be welcomed onto the island with a kava ceremony before given the time to do a number of activities. Sunbathe, snorkel or explore the surrounding tropical waters by kayak or glass-bottom boat. Don’t worry about losing energy, as not only are morning tea, afternoon tea and a buffet lunch included, but all beer, wine and soft drinks are complimentary throughout the day.

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5. Fijian Islands Cruise – Whale’s Tale Cruises

Jump on board an impressive schooner for a day trip out to the Mamanuca Islands with Whale’s Tale Cruises. Your destination is Schooner Island, known for its natural beauty and, of course, excellent snorkelling. In the morning, you’ll indulge in a continental breakfast with Champagne before getting to shore to explore the island, snorkel and then enjoy a beach barbecue. Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks are served throughout the day. Snorkel gear is provided.

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6. Sigatoka River Cruise – Coastal Inland Tours

For something a little different, join Coastal Inland Tours for their Sigatoka River Cruise. The 5-hour tour, departing from Sigatoka on the Coral Coast, takes travellers to see a side of Fiji rarely experienced: the tropical interior of Fiji’s largest island. Cruise on the majestic Sigatoka River for 45 minutes, stopping by a remote Fijian village for a couple of hours to experience the Fijian culture. Partake in the kava ceremony, enjoy a light lunch and learn about the Fijian way of life.

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7. Dolphin Cruise – Savasi Island Resort

For those staying on Fiji’s second-largest and less-visited island of Vanua Levu, don’t miss the Dolphin Cruise with Savasi Island Resort. Spend the morning spotting spinner dolphins that usually frequent Natewa Bay. You’ll cruise around the South Pacific’s largest bay before heading to shore for a wood-fired pizza lunch. This trip can also be organised from other resorts on Vanua Levu. See more things to do on Vanua Levu in 10 Must-Dos on Vanua Levu.

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8. Navua River Jet Boat Tour – Discover Fiji Tours

Swap a relaxing cruise for 5 hours of adventure with Discover Fiji Tours. Their jet boat tour on the Pacific Harbour takes adventure-seekers on a speedy jet boat excursion up the stunning Navua River. The tour includes a stop to swim at a majestic waterfall, to visit a local village, time to go rafting down the river, and a refuel with a Fijian barbecue lunch. See more cruises like this in The Best Jet Boat Tours in Fiji.

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9. Sunset Cruise – Wananavu Beach Resort

While many islands and beach resorts around Fiji offer their own sunset cruises, nothing quite beats the sunsets of the Suncoast. Wananavu Beach Resort offers a relaxing late-afternoon excursion around the off-shore islands of Nananu-i-Ra, Nana-i-Cake, Malake and Yanuca. The cruise lasts approximately 2 hours.

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10. Honeymoon Island Cruise – Vacala Bay Resort

Finally, if you’re on a couples’ getaway to Taveuni, Fiji’s “Garden Island”, then check out the Honeymoon Island Cruise with Vacala Bay Resort. Jump on the resort’s private sailing catamaran for one of their full-day or half-day sailings around the islands of Taveuni. The Honeymoon Island Cruise is the half-day option, taking private groups to a gorgeous off-shore island with excellent snorkelling and exploring via stand-up paddleboard. Onboard, you’ll enjoy an included lunch, a bottle of wine and sunbathing on the sailing yacht’s expansive nets. See more sailing cruises like this in the 8 Best Sailing Tours in Fiji.

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More About Day Cruises in Fiji

That’s it for the best day cruises in Fiji. Discover more amazing experiences in the 101 Things to Do in Fiji. Plus, get even more tips from The Complete Travel Guide to Fiji.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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