8 Best Sailing Tours in Fiji
8 Best Sailing Tours in Fiji

8 Best Sailing Tours in Fiji

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Fiji’s Top Sailing Cruises

Hoist the sail and allow the winds to pull you along on an adventure around the Fiji islands. With no motor noise, nothing beats the serenity of sailing. It’s the more eco-friendly way to cruise the islands and over vibrant coral reefs. Discover Fiji’s top sailing cruises with this list of the very best sailing tours in Fiji.

If you were more interested in charters, then take a look at the 10 Best Sailing Charters in Fiji TTD217.

1. Tivua Island Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises

Set sail on a tall ship or a sailing catamaran for a day trip to Tivua Island! Departing from Denarau Island, but offering Nadi and Denarau resort pick-ups, the Tivua Island Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises is a seven-hour excursion to a small picturesque island in the Mamanucas. You are welcomed onto the island with a traditional Fijian kava ceremony before enjoying a day on the island at your leisure. 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! Find out more about the tour on Viator or Tripadvisor

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2. Seaspray Day Adventure with South Sea Cruises

Experience the islands and culture of the Mamanuca Group on the Seaspray Day Adventure with South Sea Cruises. Jump on board a 49ft (15m) yacht for a day of exploring uninhabited islands, swimming in blue lagoons, visiting the island featured in the movie Cast Away, and experiencing a kava ceremony in a Fijian village. The sailing cruise departs from Mana Island after a catamaran ferry transfer. There will be chances to discover the underwater world with the snorkel gear provided, as well as eat plenty with morning tea, afternoon tea, a barbecue lunch and unlimited drinks provided! Check out more details about the sailing tour on Viator or Tripadvisor

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3. Mamanuca Day Cruise with Coral Cats

Set sail on the waters of the Mamanuca Islands on a day cruise from Port Denarau with Coral Cats. Lounge on their expansive nets as you glide over Fiji’s azure waters, stopping by islands of Malolo Lailai, Tavarua and Namotu. Snorkel gear is included to use at plenty of snorkelling hotspots along the way. You’ll also get to indulge in a barbecue lunch and have some free time after lunch to swim, snorkel or relax. The cruise lasts approximately eight hours. Discover more about the tour on Viator and Tripadvisor. We also list this tour in the 9 Best Island-Hopping Cruises in Fiji.

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4. Drua Experience with Rosie Living

For something a bit unique yet a more authentic Fijian experience than the rest, check out the Drua Experience with Rosie Living. Set sail on a replica of a traditional Fijian warship, known as a drua where you’ll have the opportunity to sail and steer the vessel. Learn about the Fijian culture and history as you sail around Nadi Bay, passing scenic islands and gliding over the glistening waters to a coral patch for a snorkel. Drink kava with the crew and learn about how early islanders navigated the ocean in these vessels. Learn more about this Fiji sailing tour on Viator or Tripadvisor

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5. Serenity Island Cruise with PJ’s Sailing Adventures

One of the more affordable sailing cruises in Fiji, PJ’s Sailing Adventures offers cruises to Beachcomber Island or Serenity Island in the Mamanucas. Jump onboard Pelorus Jack from Denarau with a friendly crew of Fijians who are affectionately known as “PJ’s crazy crew”. Their Beachcomber Island cruise is the most inclusive where you’ll be treated to refreshments and beverages onboard before dining at the restaurant on Beachcomber. Their Serenity Island tour is the more affordable option with BYO on the boat yet still plenty of snorkelling, Fijian weaving, tribal face painting and even turtle viewing is involved. Learn more about the tour on Viator and Tripadvisor

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6. Schooner Island Day Trip with Whale’s Tale

Jump on board an impressive schooner for a day trip out to the Mamanuca Islands with Whale’s Tale. Your destination is Schooner Island, known for its natural beauty and only accessible on this sailing cruise. 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. You can even opt for an island massage and water scooters for snorkelling. Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks are served throughout the day. Snorkel gear is provided. Find out more about the cruise on Viator and Tripadvisor. Plus, this tour also features in the 10 Best Day Cruises in Fiji.

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7. Sailing Taveuni with Sailing Fiji

For those vacationing on the lesser-visited island of Taveuni, why not treat yourself to a luxury sailing cruise to a deserted beach or reef? Sailing Fiji, based at the five-star villa Vacala Bay Resort, offers private half-day and full-day sailing tours around the islands of Taveuni. Their 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. Learn more about Taveuni’s luxury offerings in the 10 Luxury Activities in Taveuni.

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8. Fiji Islands Day Cruise with Big Blue Fiji

The 44ft (13m) luxury catamaran Aparima is your group’s for the day, so plug in your phone to play your holiday playlist through the yacht’s speakers and kick back with some drinks and nibbles as the crew of Big Blue Fiji give you a day to remember. Get your holiday group together and make use of the yacht’s toys, such as snorkelling gear, paddleboards, biscuit rides, wakeskates and more. A barbecue lunch is included, either onboard if there is a minimum of 15 people or at the bar of the Musket Cove Resort. Note that the minimum group size is 10.

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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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