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6 Best Kayak Tours in Fiji

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Guided Kayaking Tours in Fiji

Imagine gliding over turquoise lagoons, colourful coral seen through crystal clear waters and hopping from island to island. Well, that’s what a kayaking tour in Fiji is all about. There are both day tours and multi-day kayaking holidays available in the islands of Fiji, allowing you to do as much or as little paddling as you want. Otherwise, almost all beach resorts will have kayak gear available to freedom hire.

So check out how you can make the most out of kayaking in Fiji with this list of the best kayak tours in Fiji.

1. Koro Sun Kayak Tour

Although you can freedom kayak along the continuous reef structure paralleling the Koro Sun Resort in Vanua Levu, the resort also offers guided kayaking tours called the “Salt Lake Kayaking Adventure”. After a 15-minute drive from the resort, you’ll reach the launch point with the provided kayak to paddle upriver along with the tide to reach Salt Lake. Your guides will share the Fijian legends of Vanua Levu’s largest salt lake before you make your way back along the river when the tide turns. Check out more amazing experiences nearby in the 10 Must-Dos on Vanua Levu.

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2. Naqalia Lodge Kayak Tour

Located on the Yasawa Island of Wayasewa, Naqalia Lodge offers flexible kayaking tours for guests of the budget accommodation. They offer day tours with a local guide to take in the exquisite scenery of Wayasewa, as well as a stop for snorkelling and swimming in the turquoise waters. They also offer multi-day kayaking tours in the Yasawa Islands, taking you island-hopping, staying in tents, villages and/or resorts, and stopping for some snorkelling, hiking and sea cave exploration along the way. Learn more about exploring the Yasawas in The Complete Guide to the Yasawa Islands.

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3. Rivers Fiji

Based in the adventure capital, the Pacific Harbour, Rivers Fiji offers a kayaking adventure either along the coast or to Beqa Island. The former is a four-hour journey amongst the mangrove forests of the Navua and Deuba Rivers. You’ll also glide over the blue waters of Rovodrau Bay with amazing views of Beqa and Yanuca Islands. Speaking of Beqa Island, your alternative tour option is a six-hour mission around the peaceful bays hidden lagoons and steep volcanic cliffs of Beqa Island. A charter boat takes you to and from the island, so you only paddle in the most interesting parts of the island. Check out more adventures on the Pacific Harbour in our 10 Must-Dos on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.

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4. Friendly Islands Kayak Company

Ready for a real kayaking mission! Friendly Islands Kayak Company runs 6 to 11-day kayaking tours around the Yasawa Islands. Available on scheduled dates throughout the dry season, the Friendly Islands Kayak Company is an all-inclusive kayaking holiday with accommodation, ground and boat transfers, meals, camping and kayaking equipment included. The multi-day excursions include island-hopping, visiting Fijian villages, kayaking the Yasawa’s famous Blue Lagoon and visiting the Sawa-i-Lau Caves.

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5. Tamarillo Active Travel

Get further off the beaten track with Tamarillo Active Travel and their multi-day kayaking trips around the island of Kadavu. Stay in villages and boutique resorts on this no-camping kayak holiday around Fiji’s wild and remote Kadavu Island where water conditions are protected by the island’s Great Astrolabe Reef – the fourth-largest barrier reef in the world. The trips include snorkelling, guided hikes, meals and a supper motorboat so you can do as much or as little kayaking as you wish. Learn more about the island of Kadavu in our 10 Must-Dos on Kadavu.

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6. Lavena Kayak Tour

The lush tropical island of Taveuni is home to the Bouma National Heritage Park, which you can experience through a kayaking tour. Organised through the Lavena Lodge, the kayaking tour is a one-hour paddle from Lavena Village with a local village guide to the majestic Wainibau Falls. You can either opt to kayak further from this point to see waterfalls tumbling down the coastal cliffs into the ocean or return by hiking the Lavena Coastal Walk. Learn more about the walk in the 9 Best Walks on Taveuni.

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More About Kayak Tours in Fiji

That’s it for the best kayak tours in Fiji. See 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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