Are There Any Water Taxis in Fiji?
Water taxis are available in Fiji, exclusively between Fiji’s main island (Viti Levu) and Fiji’s most-visited island groups, the Mamanuca and the Yasawa Islands. These are on-demand boat transfers that take you from one resort to the next or between the mainland and your chosen resort. Elsewhere in Fiji, there are scheduled resort transfers and ferries, which provide an alternative for island-hopping. Learn more about how to catch a water taxi in Fiji in the guide below.
Tips for Boat Transport in Fiji
- Book your water taxi before you arrive in Fiji
- Water taxis in Fiji run on demand
- Water taxis only operate between the Viti Levu and the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands
- There is alternative water transport in Fiji, including ferries and resort boat transfers
- Water taxis are the most expensive type of water transport in Fiji.
For more tips, take a look at the 10 Tips for Travelling Fiji by Boat T064.
Water Taxis in the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands
The only place where you can find real water taxis in Fiji is the Mamanuca Islands and the Yasawa Islands. These are flexible boat services that can take you from Port Denarau to the Mamanuca and Yasawa resorts, as well as between islands in the Mamanucas and Yasawas. There are two main water taxi companies in Fiji: Mamanuca Express and SeaFiji.
Based in Port Denarau, the Mamanuca Express services almost all resorts in the Mamanuca Islands, as well as the islands of Viwa and Nanuya in the Yasawa Islands. They have two water taxis available, a 33-passenger fast water taxi and a smaller 12-passenger vessel.
Resort Transfer Price: Group 1-4 people FJ$580-$990 / Group 5-8 people FJ$700-$1,150. Larger group sizes are available. The return price is double the one-way fare. Prices depend on the distance and route from Port Denarau to your destination.
SeaFiji offers transfers from Port Denarau and Vuda Marina, with road transfers from Nadi International Airport too. SeaFiji not only services most of the Mamanuca resorts but also provides water taxis for most of the Yasawa Islands resorts. Find out more about SeaFiji on Viator and Tripadvisor.
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.
Learn more about water travel costs in How Much Do Water Taxis & Ferries Cost in Fiji?
How to Get a Water Taxi
Water taxis in Fiji run on demand. In other words, they don’t run on a schedule. For this reason, water taxis must be booked in advance.
As both Mamanuca Express and SeaFiji operate 24/7, bookings can be made for these water taxi services for any time.
Boat Transfers for Other Islands in Fiji
If the water taxis in Fiji don’t sound like your thing, there are alternative boat transfers available to get between islands, including ferries and resorts transfers.
Ferries in Fiji
Scheduled ferry services run between Port Denarau and the resorts in the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, as well as between Suva and Vanua Levu, Taveuni, the Lomaiviti Islands, Kadavu and the Lau Islands. Learn more about taking ferries with The Guide to Travelling in Fiji by Ferry.
Resort Boat Transfers
Some resorts located on offshore islands operate their own resort transfers, either on-demand or on a schedule depending on the resort. For instance, the Mana Flyer runs between Mana and Beachcomber Islands and Wailoaloa Beach near Nadi on a schedule while Ratu Kini Dive Resort has its own Ratu Kini Cruises departing from Fantasy Island near Wailoaloa each day. We recommend asking your chosen accommodation if they offer resort transfers.
Learn more about resort transfers for the island group you’re visiting in the following articles: