The Best Scenic Flight Tours in Fiji
Fiji is renowned for its gorgeous landscapes of scattered islands, rugged tropical jungles and azure waters. However, many visitors miss out on seeing the best of these islands, unless they jump on a helicopter or seaplane. Both these options get you to the perfect altitude to get the best views of these islands, whether it’s for a short scenic flight or a day trip including a landing at one of the islands. Here, we go through some of our favourite tours, where we’re sure there’s something for everyone, in this list of the best scenic flights in Fiji!
While you’re here, you might also be interested in Helicopter or Seaplane for Island Transfers in Fiji.
1. A Taste of Fiji
Choose your adventure: head west over the idyllic Mamanuca Islands or east into the rugged tropical interior of Viti Levu. Pacific Island Air’s A Taste of Fiji is a 25-minute scenic flight by helicopter, which is a spectacular way to see Fiji from a birds-eye perspective without paying a premium. Enjoy commentary from your pilot as you fly over heart-shaped islands or alongside crashing waterfalls (in the wet season) of the Mt Evans Range.
2. Sawa-i-Lau Caves Tour
Ever flown by seaplane? We thought not. Join Turtle Airways for a scenic flight from Denarau all the way to the volcanic string of islands in the Yasawa Islands. You’ll land by the iconic Sawa-i-Lau Caves where you’ll swim into majestic limestone caves. The six-hour day trip includes a stress-free trip back and forth to your hotel or resort on the mainland and a day of snorkelling, visiting a Fijian village and indulging in a Fijian lunch.
3. Denarau Taster
One of your cheapest helicopter flight options on the islands of Fiji is the 10-minute Denarau Taster Tour with Heli-Tours Fiji. See the largest integrated resort in the South Pacific from above as you fly over Fiji’s manmade island of lush landscapes, mangrove inlets and coastal vistas. You’ll also see the largest swimming pool in the South Pacific, as well as the glorious greens of the Denarau golf course. See more things to do like this in Denarau in 10 Luxury Activities in Denarau.
4. Skydive Legend
Fly over both the islands of Viti Levu and the Mamanuca Islands as you ascend to heights of either 10,000ft, 12,000ft or 14,000ft! Skydive Fiji, based on Denarau Island, offers a number of tandem skydiving options with video or photo packages. After a freefall reaching speeds of up to 200km/h (124mph), your parachute will be released and you’ll get the time to take in the magnificent views of the archipelago before peacefully descending with your feet are back on the ground.
5. Private Beach Excursion
For those on a honeymoon, anniversary or perhaps looking for a special place to pop the question, don’t miss the opportunity to take a romantic scenic flight to a private island for the day! Jump on a seaplane with Turtle Airways to the Yasawa Islands and back. After a glorious flight above a string of volcanic islands in the Yasawas, you’ll land at your very own private beach with a thatched beachfront hut with a hammock, an ice-chest full or refreshments and snorkel and kayak gear to enjoy together. See more romantic activities in the Yasawas in 10 Romantic Activities in the Yasawa Islands for Couples.
6. Mystery Flight
If you’re feeling spontaneous and open-minded, try the Mystery Helicopter or Seaplane Flight with Pacific Island Air. You won’t know the itinerary until the day when you board onto a helicopter or seaplane to drop other passengers off at the island resorts across the Mamanucas and the Yasawas. All guests are guaranteed a window seat to make the most of the views, while there will be at least one landing at an island where you may get to enjoy the island for a bit or be whisked away again – you never know because it really is a mystery! Flights are usually 20 minutes to 1h30mins.
7. Yasawa Islands Nama Harvest Tour
Join Pacific Island Air & Rosie Living for their Yasawa Islands Nama Harvest Tour, taking those seeking a bit of pampering and cultural immersion to Nama, a Fijian village on Naviti Island. Along the way, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the islands before landing at the island to learn more about Nama sea grapes. Learn how they are harvested and used for their skin-rejuvenating properties, which you’ll get to experience yourself in an island massage. You’ll also enjoy a local lunch prepared in the village.
8. Helicopter Quad Bike Combo
Combine two of the most badass modes of transport on the Helicopter Quad Bike Combo Tour with Pacific Island Air. While the tour is 3h30mins long, you’ll be surprised how much you can do in this short space of time. After getting picked up from your resort, you’ll embark on a quad bike adventure through the highlands of Nadi, visiting remote villages and stopping for lunch and a Kava Ceremony. You’ll reach your “extraction point” where a helicopter will be waiting to whisk you away on a scenic flight.
9. Tokoriki Island Day Trip
One of the most luxurious day trip offerings in Fiji, Island Hoppers Fiji takes couples for a romantic escape to a boutique adult-only island resort for the day. After arriving to the welcome of “Bulas”, you’ll be treated to a three-course lunch with Champagne. You’ll then have the whole day to enjoy the island, whether it be by the infinity pool, snorkelling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking or something else. Learn more about Tokoriki in 7 Best Adult-Only Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.
10. Savusavu Sunset Flight [No Longer Operating]
[Update: Savusavu Helicopters is no longer operating]. Staying on the island of Vanua Levu? Look up Savusavu Helicopters for their Savusavu Sunset Flight. See the islands from a fresh perspective at arguably the best time of day, sunset. See golden hues across the islands and tranquil waters, long shadows and rich colours of the late afternoon, and see highlights like the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Savusavu Marina and Balaga Bay. See more experiences like this in 10 Luxury Activities on Vanua Levu.