The Rates for Ferries & Water Taxis in Fiji

Fiji is a nation made up of 333 islands. Needless to say, one of the major transport methods for getting around the islands is by boat. High-speed catamaran ferries, private water taxis and cheap shipping lines all service the Fiji islands getting passengers across the water to their destination. Prices are extremely varied depending on where you are going and what type of boat you are taking, so take a look at this guide to the how much do water taxis and ferries cost in Fiji, so you can plan your budget.

Note that prices below are approximate.

5 Things You Need to Know About Water Taxis & Ferries in Fiji

  • High-speed catamaran ferries only operate between Denarau, the Mamanuca Islands and the Yasawa Islands
  • The water taxis in Fiji aren’t stuck to a schedule, so you can book them for any time
  • Boat transport between Fiji’s lesser-frequented islands are shipping lines with passenger cabins
  • Some shipping lines, like Goundar Shipping, have premium cabins for a more comfortable passage
  • Some of the ferry/shipping line services have bus transport from the nearest towns included in the price, so be sure to ask about it.

Ferry & Water Taxi Prices to the Mamanuca Islands

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Located just off the shores of Nadi and Denarau on the east side of Viti Levu (Fiji’s mainland), the Mamanuca Islands are the easiest islands to get to for travellers. It’s a top tourism hot spot, so visitors have plenty of choices when it comes to getting to the Mamanuca Islands via boat. Both scheduled ferry services and 24/7 water taxis can take you to the Mamanucas. For more ways to get to the Mamanucas, check out 5 Ways to Get to the Mamanuca Islands.

Ferry Prices for the Mamanuca Islands

Malolo Cat

Departs: Port Denarau
Arrives: Malolo Lailai Island (Plantation Island Resort, Musket Cove and Lomani Resort)
Price: Adult FJ$80 one way / Child FJ$40 one way. Return price is double the one-way fare.

South Sea Cruises

Departs: Port Denarau (free bus transfers from Nadi included)
Arrives: Beachcomber Island, Castaway Island Resort, Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Malolo Island Resort, Mana Island Resort, Matamanoa Islands Resort, Serenity Island Resort, Sheraton Resort Tokoriki Island, South Sea Island, Tadrai Island Resort, Tokoriki Island Resort, Treasure Island Resort, Tropica Island Resort, Vomo Island Resort and Wadigi Island Resort.
Price: Adult FJ$85-FJ$175 one way / Child FJ$42.50-$88 one way. Return price is double the one-way fare. Prices depend on distance and route from Port Denarau to your destination.

Water Taxi Prices for the Mamanuca Islands

Mamanuca Express

Departs: Port Denarau
Arrives: Anywhere in the Mamanuca Islands
Resort Transfer Price: Group 1-4 people FJ$575-$988 / Group 5-8 people FJ$694-$1,144. Larger group sizes are available. Return price is double the one-way fare. Prices depend on distance and route from Port Denarau to your destination.

Mamanuca Express provides private charters too. Inquire with Mamanuca Express for details.

SeaFiji

Departs: Port Denarau
Arrives: Anywhere in the Mamanuca Islands
Resort Transfer Price: Group 1-4 people FJ$640-$1070 / Group 5-8 people FJ$760-$1240. Larger group sizes are available. Return price is double the one-way fare. Prices depend on distance and route from Port Denarau to your destination.
Inter-Island Price: FJ$730 to FJ$1,000.

SeaFiji provides private charters too. Inquire with SeaFiji for details.

Ferry Prices to the Yasawa Islands

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Stretching north of Viti Levu, the Yasawa Islands take a little longer to get to by ferry from Denarau but still has a regular ferry service to meet the demand of tourists heading to the wide range of island resorts. For more ways to get to the Yasawa Islands, check out 5 Ways to Get to the Yasawa Islands.

Ferry Prices for the Yasawa Islands

South Sea Cruises/Awesome Adventures
(Book through Awesome Adventures for the best price)

Departs: Port Denarau (free bus transfers from Nadi included)
Arrives: Barefoot Kuata Resort, Wayalailai Ecohaven Resort, Naqalia Lodge, Octopus Resort, Paradise Cove Resort, Mantaray Island Resort, Barefoot Manta Resort, Botaira Beach Resort, Korovou Eco-Tour Resort, White Sandy Beach Resort, Long Beach Resort, Waitui Basecamp, Boathouse Nanuya, Coconut Beach Resort, Nanuya Island Resort, Gold Coast Resort, Nabua Lodge, Blua Lagoon Beach Resort and Oarsman’s Bay Lodge.
Price: Adult FJ$113-FJ$135 one way / Child FJ$56.50-$84 one way. Return price is double the one-way fare. Prices depend on distance from Port Denarau to your destination.
Bula Pass Price (island-hopping pass): FJ$302 for 5 days, FJ$382 for 7 days, FJ$468 for 10 days, FJ$511 for 12 days and FJ$558 for 15 days.

Ferry Prices to Vanua Levu

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Vanua Levu is Fiji’s second-largest island sitting north of Viti Levu. Because it’s less frequented by tourists in comparison to the Mamanucas and the Yasawas, the ferries are less “polished” than what’s found in the tourist hotspots. This gives you a cheap and locals way to get between the islands. For more ways to get to Vanua Levu, check out our 5 Ways to Get to Vanua Levu.

Ferry Prices for Vanua Levu

Interlink Shipping Line Ltd

Depart: Natovi & Suva
Arrive: Nabouwalu, Savusavu & Labasa
Price Suva – Savusavu: Adult FJ$55 / Child FJ$34
Price Suva – Nabouwalu: Adult FJ$51 / Child FJ$31
Price Natovi – Nabouwalu/Labasa: Adult FJ$44 / Child FJ$26
Price Suva – Labasa: Adult FJ$55 / Child FJ$34

Fiji Searoad Service (Patterson Brothers Ltd)

Depart: Lautoka, Nadi, Natovi & Suva
Arrive: Nabouwalu, Savusavu & Labasa
Price Suva – Savusavu: Adult FJ$55.90 / Child FJ$34.10
Price Suva – Nabouwalu: Adult FJ$51.20 / Child FJ$31.30
Price Suva – Labasa: Adult FJ$55.90 / Child FJ$34.10
Price Natovi – Nabouwalu: Adult FJ$44.55 / Child FJ$26.55
Price Natovi – Labasa: Adult FJ$51.20 / Child FJ$31.30
Price Nadi – Nabouwalu: Adult FJ$62.55 / Child FJ$38.85
Price Nadi/Lautoka – Labasa: Adult FJ$65.40 / Child FJ$40.75
Price Lautoka – Nabouwalu: Adult FJ$60.65 / Child FJ$37.90
Price Lautoka – Savusavu: Adult FJ$65.40 / Child FJ$40.75

Goundar Shipping Ltd

Depart: Walu Bay, Suva
Arrive: Savusavu
Price from Suva: Adult FJ$55 / Child FJ$25

Ferry Prices to Taveuni

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Getting off the beaten track to Fiji’s “Garden Island”, Taveuni, means taking the locals way of getting between the islands of Fiji. Shipping lines operate passenger services between Suva on Viti Levu and the island of Vanua Levu to get to Taveuni. While ferries are the cheapest way to get to Taveuni, the time saved and convenience of a domestic flight makes flights well worth considering over ferry transport. Check out our 7 Ways to Get to Taveuni for more transport suggestions.

Ferry Prices for Taveuni

Amazing Grace

Depart: Navutu, Buca Bay, Vanua Levu (bus transfer from Savusavu is included)
Arrive: Korean Wharf, Naqara
Price: FJ$25 one way

Goundar Shipping Ltd

Depart: Walu Bay, Suva & Savusavu, Vanua Levu
Arrive: Wairiki Wharf
Price from Suva: Adult FJ$67 / Child FJ$41
Price from Savusavu: Adult FJ$30 / Child FJ$10

Other companies that serve Taveuni include Egi One.

Ferry Prices for Kadavu

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One of the most isolated islands with tourist resorts in Fiji is the islands of Kadavu. Kadavu is located south of Viti Levu and only has a small handful of ways to get there, including a shipping line from Suva to Kadavu. For more information, see our 5 Ways to Get to Kadavu.

Ferry Prices for Kadavu

Goundar Shipping Ltd

Depart: Walu Bay, Suva
Arrive: Vunisea & Kavala Bay
Price from Suva: Adult FJ$50 / Child FJ$20

Ferry Prices to the Lomaiviti Islands

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The Lomaiviti Islands, and the main hub of the islands called Ovalau, is just off the east coast of Viti Levu not too far from Suva and Natovi. Again, as the Lomaiviti Islands are more “off-the-beaten-track” locations, a shipping line for passengers is one of your best and cheapest ways to get there. For more ways to get to the Lomaiviti Islands, see our 5 Ways to Get to the Lomaiviti Islands.

Ferry Prices for the Lomaiviti Islands

Fiji Searoad Service (Patterson Brothers Ltd)

Depart: Suva, Natovi, Nabouwalu (Vanua Levu) & Labasa (Vanua Levu)
Arrive: Levuka (Ovalau)
Price Suva – Levuka: Adult FJ$29.40 / Child FJ$18
Price Natovi – Levuka: Adult FJ$24.65 / Child FJ$15.50
Price Nabouwalu – Levuka: Adult FJ$55.15 / Child FJ$31.30
Price Labasa – Levuka: Adult FJ$56.85 / Child FJ$34.10

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