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9 Best Island-Hopping Cruises in Fiji

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Island-Hopping Tours in Fiji

We bet you didn’t come to Fiji just to stay on the main island! Get out and discover the idyllic islands, authentic culture and mind-blowing underwater world that make up the outer islands of Fiji. A great way to check out multiple islands is on island-hopping cruises. Both day tours and multi-day tours are available, many taking travellers from the convenient arrival city of Nadi or the nearby Denarau to the island groups of the Mamanuca Islands and the Yasawa Islands. Check out some of our top recommended island-hopping cruises in Fiji in the list below!

1. Fijian Day Cruise

Only have a day to explore some of Fiji’s outer islands? How about an island-hopping day cruise with Cruisin Fiji? Their Fijian Day Cruise takes you to swim and snorkel at various different islands at the Mamanuca Islands. Visit uninhabited islands, such as Sand Island and Modriki Island where the movie Castaway was filmed and where you’ll enjoy a traditional Fijian “lovo” lunch. You’ll also get the time to have fun in the waters surrounding Monu Island!

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2. Four-Night Yasawa Islands Cruise

For a multi-day island-hopping cruise, check out the offerings from Captain Cook Cruises. Their Four-Night Yasawa Islands Cruise takes travellers to Fiji’s remote Yasawa Group on a small-ship cruise. The tour includes plenty of opportunities to hop off at beaches and lagoons for a swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters. Enjoy tours of authentic Fijian villages, see the underwater world through a glass-bottom boat, or even opt for some scuba diving along the way. The cruise includes onboard accommodation, meals and onboard facilities, from a swimming pool to a day spa.

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3. Mamanuca Islands Day Cruise

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 rental is included to make use of 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. See more sailing cruises like this in the 8 Best Sailing Tours in Fiji.

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4. Four-Day Sightseeing Cruise

Another fantastic multi-day island-hopping cruise in Fiji is with Blue Lagoon Cruises. Their Four-Day Sightseeing Cruise includes island-hopping in the Mamanuca Islands and the Yasawa Island, with activities like swimming with reef sharks, Fijian cooking lessons, village visits, kava ceremonies and much more! Apart from selected dates, Blue Lagoon Cruises is adults-only, setting the right tone for a tranquil island-hopping escape.

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5. Seaspray Day Adventure

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 and experiencing a traditional kava ceremony in a Fijian village. 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!

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6. Hop-On Hop-Off Ferry Pass

The catamaran ferry that services the resorts in the Mamanuca Islands and the Yasawa Islands offes a hop-on hop-off pass so you can visit a selection of islands over multiple days. South Sea Cruises (otherwise known as Awesome Adventures) has something called a “Bula Pass” that allows passengers to use the ferry service as much as they want for a selected number of days. This allows you to make your own island-hopping itinerary around Fiji. See Travelling in Fiji by Ferry for more information on how the ferries work.

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7. Drua Experience

For something a bit unique, check out the Drua Experience with Rosie Living. Set sail on a replica of a traditional Fijian warship, known as a drua. Learn about the Fijian culture and history as you sail around Nadi Bay, passing scenic islands and gliding over the glistening waters. Drink kava with the crew and learn about how early islanders navigated the ocean in these vessels.

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8. 12-Day Northern Discovery Cruise

Escape to the islands of Fiji rarely visited on the 12-Day Northern Discovery Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises. Explore Fiji’s less-visited Lau Islands and Kadavu, which is one of the only ways for tourists to see the Lau Islands without their own boat! The itinerary includes a hike to stunning waterfalls at Taveuna, visiting Fijian and Tongan-influenced villages, exploring a deserted rainforest island of Vuaqava, taking part in the turtle calling ceremony on Kadavu and much more! The trip only departs a few times a year, so be sure to book your place quickly!

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9. Thunder Jet Package

Hit the waters of the Mamanuca Islands for a fun and fast thrill ride with Excitor Fiji. Their Thunder Jet Package includes island-hopping from Port Denarau to Beachcomber Island to the Malamala Beach Club. First, head to Beachcomber Island for its array of watersport activities and the chance to see turtles. Next, head to the Malamala Beach Club located on a private island with gorgeous white-sand beaches, poolside day beds and a fantastic restaurant. The tour includes a FJ$50 food and beverage voucher for the Malamala Beach Club.

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More About Island-Hopping Cruises in Fiji

That’s it for the best island-hopping cruises in Fiji. Discover 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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