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10 BEST Island-Hopping Cruises in Fiji 🏝️ [2023]

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The Top 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 recommended island-hopping cruises in Fiji in the list below!

1. Exclusive Day and Multi-Day Charters – 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! Available for day and multi-day sailing holidays, this luxury catamaran is yours for exclusive use. 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. Discover how QUIXOTIC can make your Fiji sailing dreams a reality over at quixoticcharters.com.

Location: Denarau, central west coast of Viti Levu. Nadi/Denarau transfers are available.

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2. Personalised Mamanuca Islands Tours – Vuda Water Taxi & Island Hopping Fiji

Immerse in the excitement of a fully personalised island-hopping excursion in the idyllic Mamanuca Islands with Vuda Water Taxi & Island Hopping Fiji. Their personalised service offers the flexibility to create your own half-day or full-day schedule and the convenience of choosing your preferred pick-up locations. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two, a family adventure, or a special celebration with friends, their private service ensures that your island-hopping experience is tailored to your desires. Of course, if you need guidance on the best places to visit, sightsee and snorkel, the team offers a range of packages to help get your adventure off the ground! Learn more about island hopping with Vuda Water Taxi at vudawatertaxi.com.fj.

Location: Vuda Water Taxi provide transfers from the Nadi/Denarau area and departs from Vuda Marina, central west coast of Viti Levu.

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3. Fijian Day Cruise – Cruisin Fiji

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 islands at the Mamanuca Islands. Visit uninhabited islands, such as Sand Island and Monuriki 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!

Location: Tours depart from Port Denarau, Denarau Island, Nadi, northwestern side of Viti Levu. Denarau resort transfers are available.

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4. Four-Night Yasawa Islands Cruise – Captain Cook Cruises

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. For more details and to book tickets, head over to Viator and Klook

Location: Tours depart from Port Denarau, Denarau Island, Nadi, northwestern side of Viti Levu. Transfers from the Nadi/Denarau area are available.

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5. Four-Day Sightseeing Cruise – Blue Lagoon Cruises

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 and the Yasawa Islands, 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. Find out more about this cruise and book tickets on Viator and Klook

Location: Tours depart from Port Denarau, Denarau Island, Nadi, northwestern side of Viti Levu. Pre-cruise transfers are available.

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6. South Sea Sailing – South Sea Cruises

Experience the islands of the Mamanuca Group, along with sumptuous food, on the South Sea Sailing cruise with South Sea Cruises. Meet Sabre, your spacious sailing catamaran for the day complete with cosy bean bags in the sun and shady booths, laidback tunes, paddleboards and a slide straight into the tropical waters below. What’s more, your island-hopping cruise includes an irresistible morning tea and lunch buffet, while your arrival is complete with a mimosa cocktail! Find out more about the tour, read reviews and book tickets on Viator or Klook

Location: Tours depart from Port Denarau, Denarau Island, Nadi, northwestern side of Viti Levu. Transfers from the Nadi/Denarau and Coral Coast are available.

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7. Hop-On Hop-Off Ferry Pass – Awesome Adventures

The catamaran ferry that services the resorts in the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands offers 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 our guide, Travelling in Fiji by Ferry for more information on how the ferries work. Plus, find out more about this pass and book tickets on Viator or Klook.

Location: Tours depart from Port Denarau, Denarau Island, Nadi, northwestern side of Viti Levu. Transfers from the Nadi/Denarau and Coral Coast are available.

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8. Mamanuca Islands Day Cruise – 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 the 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 10 Best Sailing Tours in Fiji.

Location: Tours depart from Port Denarau, Denarau Island, Nadi, northwestern side of Viti Levu.

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9. Fiji Islands Day Cruise – Big Blue Fiji

The 44 ft (13 m) 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. For more private charters, take a look at the 10 Unique Boat Stays in Fiji.

Location: Denarau, Viti Levu.

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10. 12-Day Northern Discovery Cruise – Captain Cook Cruises

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 Taveuni, 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! Learn more about multi-day island-hopping cruises in The Guide to Cruises Around Fiji.

Location: Tours depart from Port Denarau, Denarau Island, Nadi, northwestern side of Viti Levu. Transfers from the Nadi/Denarau area are available.

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More About Island-Hopping Cruises in Fiji

That’s it for our list of the best island-hopping tours and cruises in Fiji. For more ways to get out on the water, take a look at the following guides:

Finally, discover more amazing experiences in the 101 Things to Do in Fiji. Plus, get even more tips from The Complete Travel Guide to Fiji.

Author

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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