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10 Unique Boat Stays in Fiji: Cruises, Yacht Charters & Boat Hire

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The Best Cruises, Boat Hire and Yacht Charters in Fiji

With waters several shades of blue holding colourful coral reefs, not to mention the warm weather, getting out on the water is a must when in Fiji! However, not many people realise that even your accommodation can be out on the water! Cruises, boat hire and chartered yachts make a unique way to explore the islands while getting to experience the excitement of staying on a beautiful yacht.

Boat stays in Fiji come in all shapes in sizes from classic yachts with your own crew looking after you to moored yachts equipped with everything you need for a more affordable and fun experience. Check out some of our top Fiji boat accommodation picks, right here, in this list of the most unique cruises, boat hire and yacht charters in Fiji!

By the way, you might also want to check out our 10 Best Boat Trips in Fiji and 10 Best Day Cruises in Fiji, for more ways to get out on the water.

1. QUIXOTIC Charters Fiji

Explore private beaches, snorkel unexplored reef systems, visit remote islands, or simply experience Fiji away from the usual land-based restraints with QUIXOTIC Charters Fiji! The luxury catamaran accommodates up to six guests for overnight or multi-day adventures with four queen staterooms and three private ensuites. An adventure on QUIXOTIC is complete with exquisite dining experiences of locally sourced provisions, while the menu of activities is just as impressive between Hobie sail kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, hiking, cave exploration, cultural experiences and more.

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2. Sailing Fiji

Hop aboard Looping, a fast sailing catamaran and enjoy a multi-day safari through the Fiji Islands. With an onboard skipper and chef cooking up some gourmet delights, all your needs are catered for, while you just enjoy “Fiji time” on an accommodation type that not many in Fiji get to enjoy. A popular trip is to the Lau Islands, a secluded corner of Fiji where you’ll stop by isolated beaches, snorkel at untouched reefs and eat dinner with a spectacular view of islands and atolls. The vessel has four queen-size staterooms with a private bathroom and toilet area.

Sailing trips depart from Taveuni, Fiji’s third-largest island.

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3. Captain Cook Cruises

Join one of the three, four, seven or 11-day cruises on the Reef Endeavour with Captain Cook Cruises taking you through the Mamanuca and the Yasawa Islands. You have six set itineraries to choose from: three days cruising around the Mamanucas, four days in the Yasawa Islands or seven days with a mix of both. Alternatively, head on a seven-day cruise to Vanua Levu or embark on a seven or 11-day adventure to Kadavu and the Lau Islands. The Reef Endeavour has its own swimming pool, spa, gym, glass-bottom boat, and diving activities, as well as 63 suites, staterooms and cabins.

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4. Sail in Fiji (Gipsea & Fantasea)

Explore the gorgeous islands in easy reach of Nadi and Denarau with one of the gorgeous sailing yachts with Sail in Fiji. Your boat stay comes in the form of either Gipsea or Fantasea, which are fully equipped with a kitchen, showers, toilets, etc., as well as seating areas to sit under the stars. Up to eight guests can share this yacht charter experience or up to 25 passengers can head out on the boats if you just want to hire for the day. Either way, fishing gear, floating lilos, a hammock, snorkelling sets and a tender are available on board for your use.

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5. La Vie Yacht Charters

Either stay at port or go exploring on La Vie Yacht Charters. Moored at Denarau Island on Viti Levu (the mainland), La Vie provides a luxurious escape from the resorts on a catamaran sailing vessel complete with your own private room, bathroom, toilet, fully-equipped kitchen, as well as spacious indoor and outdoor relaxing areas. Hop on their “Boat & Breakfast Charter” and choose whether to add a “Sailing & Exploring” add-on or simply kick back and enjoy the time you have in this unique boat accommodation in Fiji.

Check out more things to do in the area with our 15 Best Things to Do in Denarau.

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6. Blue Lagoon Cruises

Offering a selection of adult-only small-ship cruises in the Mamanuca and the Yasawa Islands, Blue Lagoon Cruises provides a unique way to explore this South Pacific paradise. The small ship has just 34 cabins for a boutique experience while sailing around the archipelago of Fiji, with just four hours of cruising time per day. Cruises include a range of complimentary excursions and activities, snorkelling equipment, all meals, traditional Fijian entertainment and more, while optional extras on their cruises include sports fishing, scuba diving and spa treatments. All cruises depart from Denarau on Viti Levu.

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7. Big Blue Fiji

Explore Fiji’s gorgeous blue waters and tropical islands without limits with Big Blue Fiji. Customise the trip of a lifetime, whether that means diving with the SSI-registered team, fishing for bluewater pelagics, or simply relaxing on the deck with a good book. The Lagoon 440 catamaran is designed with comfort in mind, sleeping up to eight people across four staterooms with an ensuite and air-conditioning. As for the toys; how about SUP boards, dive gear, fishing gear, wake skates, inflatable biscuits and much more to always keep your trip exciting?!

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8. Safari Charters

Meet Stellar, your 49 ft luxuriously appointed yacht that sets sail from Safari Charters‘ home port in Nadi. With four ensuite cabins onboard, sleeping up to six guests, and a whole lot of fishing gear, snorkelling equipment, SUP boards and bean bags to lounge on the deck, this yacht charter in Fiji is all yours. Safari Charters curates specially designed sailing holidays for families, honeymooners and surfers, so get in touch to plan yours.

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9. Yacht Charters Fiji

Choose from a selection of sailboats and motorboats with Yacht Charters Fiji. Departing from Denarau with transfers from Denarau resorts and even Nadi Airport, your transition to “Fiji time” couldn’t be easier. Their sailing catamaran is much like the other yachts mentioned above, while Sheer Delight offers something different as a 78 ft twin-hulled power boat with more spacious accommodation for up to 12 guests. As for your boating holiday, make it yours whether that entails surfing, jet skiing, fishing or birdwatching.

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10. TradeWinds

The international yacht charter franchise has its own sailing yacht in Fiji, TradeWinds AQUA. Forget the hassle of planning your own sailing holiday, as the team offer all-inclusive seven-night set itineraries that you’ll hardly turn your nose up at. The experience starts from Denarau and includes all of your gourmet meals and beverages from an open bar, while snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking and more can be experienced in between exploring the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands.

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[CLOSED] Wayward Wind

For a classic sailing yacht experience, consider Wayward Wind. The yacht, which was designed as a family yacht, has plenty of space for couples and families with a master room, as well as two side berths with extra bedding. Everything from the dining experience to the activities to the destinations visited is designed with you in mind. Find this Fiji boat stay experience based at Vuda Marina, just north of Nadi on Viti Levu (the mainland).

More Boat Stays, Cruises, Boat Hire and Yacht Charters in Fiji

That’s it for the best boat stays, boat hire and yacht charters in Fiji. For more ways to get on the water, check out these guides:

Finally, see how these yacht charters compare to The Top 50 Resorts in Fiji. Plus, get even more tips in 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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