The Top Port of Call Tours in Fiji
When your cruise ship docks, how can you make the most of the Fiji islands? Don’t just hang around the city, but discover the real Fiji, from its rugged interiors to the paradisal outer islands. The way to do that with such limited time is on one of the exciting shore excursions in Fiji. Luckily, we’ve listed some of the best for you!
Before you move onto the best Fiji shore excursions, be sure to bookmark The Guide to Taking a Cruise to Fiji for more tips.
1. Jewel of Fiji Tour with Discover Fiji Tours
This is what a shore excursion should be; escaping the hustle and bustle of the port and discovering the “real Fiji”. After being picked up from Suva by Discover Fiji Tours, you’ll be whisked away to the Pacific Harbour, home to the Navua River. From there, you’ll take a longboat journey up the river to visit a local village for a traditional Fijian lunch, swim in a series of natural pools created by majestic waterfalls, and experience floating down the river on a traditional bamboo raft. For more information on the Jewel of Fiji Tour, check it out on Viator and Tripadvisor. Plus, skip to all of Suva’s port of call tours in the 5 Best Shore Excursions from Suva.
2. Castaway Island Day Trip with South Sea Cruises
Another side of Fiji is its sandy beaches, turquoise waters and stunning resorts, which the Castaway Island Day Trip with South Sea Cruises is all about. On Castaway Island in the Mamanuca Islands, you’ll get the day to relax, snorkel, make use of the non-motorised watersports equipment, swim in the ocean or the resort’s swimming pool and much more. This shore excursion departs from Port Denarau. Find out more about the tour on Viator and Tripadvisor. For more island day trips from Denarau, see the 10 Best Island Day Trips in Fiji.
3. Half-Day Nature Trek and Waterfall Tour with Fiji Eco Tours
Discover the real Fiji directly from the port of Lautoka on the Nature Trek and Waterfall Tour with Fiji Eco Tours. You’ll be transported to the rugged interior of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, for a trek with a local guide through the rainforests of the Nalesutale Mountains. The reward for your efforts is a refreshing waterfall dip. The tour also includes interesting commentary about the areas you’re visiting, as well as the flora and fauna. Find out more about this Lautoka shore excursion on Viator or Tripadvisor. Plus, discover Lautoka’s other port of call tours in the 5 Best Shore Excursions from Lautoka.
4. Island Discovery Scenic Flight with Pacific Island Air
A stunning way to see the gorgeous archipelago of Fiji is on a scenic helicopter flight with Pacific Island Air. Not only does the Island Discovery Flight from Port Denarau take you over the Mamanuca Islands, but even inland to Fiji’s mainland interior where you’ll the Garden of the Sleeping Giant and the Evans Range mountains from above. Flights depart from Denarau Marina’s floating helipad and take approximately 45 minutes, giving you plenty of time to check out some of the other attractions in Denarau. Find out more about this tour on Viator and Tripadvisor. Plus, compare it with other tours from Denarau in the 5 Best Shore Excursions from Denarau.
5. Nature and Waterfall Tour with Kay Services Tours
Just a short drive from Suva, the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park is a stunning piece of tropical paradise with waterfalls and natural swimming pools. One way to experience it from Suva Wharf is on the Nature and Waterfall Tour with Kay Services Tour. The private tour takes you on various short walking trails to learn more about Fiji’s flora and fauna through your knowledgeable guide. You’ll have time to take a dip in the forest pools if you wish and have plenty of photo opportunities with the forest’s waterfalls. Discover more about the tour in the Viator and Tripadvisor.
6. Discover Nadi with Tourist Transport Fiji
Enjoy a half-day yet comprehensive tour of Nadi’s top sights starting from Lautoka Wharf. Join Tourist Transport Fiji for their shore excursion, Discover Nadi, first taking you through the ancestral village of Viseisei with time to explore the village. Next, it’s onto the Garden of the Sleeping Giant for a walk around this tropical jungle. Then it’s onto Nadi town itself, a cultural experience of the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple and the Nadi Market. Learn more about the tour on Viator and Tripadvisor.
7. Nadi Zipline and Mud Pool Tour with Valentine Tours Fiji
Combine adventure and relaxation on the Nadi Zipline and Mud Pool Tour with Valentine Tours Fiji. The trip from Port Denarau takes you to Zip Fiji where you’ll get to try out an awesome zipline course featuring Fiji’s longest zipline. You’ll also get to see some stunning caves and canyons during the ride before your tour guide takes you to the next attraction, the Sebato Hot Springs. Get muddy then wash off the pools fed by natural hot springs for a rejuvenating experience. The tours also include a Filipino style-chicken kaldereta lunch and drinks. Find out more about the experience on Viator and Tripadvisor.
8. Suva City Sightseeing Tour with Hot Fiji Tours
Swap the stress of sorting out logistics for getting around Suva with this easy-going Suva City Sightseeing Tour with Hot Fiji Tours. This six-hour private tour takes you from Suva Wharf to visit all of the main highlights of Fiji’s capital, including the Botanical Gardens, the Grand Pacific Hotel, President’s Residence and any other sights that you have on your list, as this tour can be custom-made for you. Check out some of the Suva highlights you might want to include in the 10 Things to Do in Suva. Plus, discover more about the tour on Viator and Tripadvisor.
9. Lautoka Surrounds and Ancestral Tour with Pacific Travel Experts
Learn more about Fiji’s second-largest city and your port of call on the Lautoka Surrounds and Ancestral Tour. The five-hour tour from Lautoka with Pacific Travel Experts takes you to various photo-worthy viewpoints around the city, as well as historical and cultural sites like Fiji’s largest sugar mill and the vibrant Hare Krishna Temple. You’ll also enjoy a short drive to the neighbouring village of Viseisei where the first Fijians were said to arrive in Fiji. All of these sights feature in our 10 Best Things to Do in Lautoka. Learn more about this unique tour of Lautoka on Viator or Tripadvisor.
10. Explore Dravuni Island
One of the more idyllic ports of call in Fiji, Dravuni Island is your typical Fijian island: small, white sands, swaying palms and a population of fewer than 200 people. If you’re lucky enough to have this island on your cruise ship itinerary, then you have a short hilltop hike to enjoy, as well as mingling with the friendly villagers, the opportunity to try fresh coconut, amazing snorkelling and more. Check out the 5 Best Things to Do on Dravuni Island to be inspired.