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Yasawa Islands Explorer Cruise with Lunch

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Denarau Island, Fiji
Yasawa Islands Explorer Cruise with Lunch

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Cruise to the Yasawa Islands on a full-day trip from Port Denarau Marina near Nadi. A high-speed catamaran whisks you away to cruise the tropical and ancient volcanic islands of the Yasawa. Enjoy an included packed lunch onboard the cruise.
  • Day cruise to the Yasawa Islands from Port Denarau Marina near Nadi
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking the water
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Round-trip Yasawa Islands cruise
Air conditioned lounges
Packed Lunch included to eat on board
Licensed bar, providing snacks and drinks (available for purchase)
Complimentary WiFi
Free Nadi/Denarau hotel coach transfers
Food and drinks, unless specified
Fuel Surcharge customers travelling to the Yasawa Islands - $25 per adult / $15 per Child
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Port Denarau , 69GJ+XF3, Denarau Island, Fiji

Departure Point: Port Denarau Marina Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:45pm

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8:45 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Fiji's remote and rugged Yasawa Islands make up a volcanic archipelago consisting of six main islands and numerous smaller islets.

Board your high-speed catamaran at the marina and cruise for several hours through the Yasawa Islands before arriving at Botaira Beach Resort on Naviti Island. En route, soak up incredible views of the different islands with their sparkling bays, beautiful beaches, and dramatic volcanic features.

Note that it is a long day, but the scenery is truly worth it. We'll provide you with a tasty packed lunch and there is a licensed bar onboard where you can purchase drinks and snacks. Don't forget your camera and enjoy your scenic journey exploring the Yasawa Islands.
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South Sea Cruises
Daily departures from Denarau Marina
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Meals not included for infants
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • You must contact South Sea Cruises at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange Transport. Use the contact details on this voucher. Upon check in please present your confirmation or voucher in exchange for your tour boarding pass
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
  • OPERATED BY South Sea Cruises ,Awesome Adventures Fiji, Blue Lagoon Cruise
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitisation during Yasawa Islands Explorer Cruise with Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Yasawa Islands Explorer Cruise with Lunch.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Yasawa Islands Explorer Cruise with Lunch?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Yasawa Islands Explorer Cruise with Lunch.


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The snorkelling was the best, the...
Cheryl S
, Feb. 2018
The snorkelling was the best, the food was great, the staff were wonderful, will definitely go back next time we visit Fiji
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Beautiful and efficient. What can you...
Greg M
, Oct. 2017
Beautiful and efficient. What can you say about the beauty of the Yasawa Islands - Stunning!
This tour was extremely...
Angela M
, Jul. 2017
This tour was extremely disappointing. First the transportation to and from the port was unpleasant. The bus was damp, freezing cold, and the music was a very loud pop station. Further at one resort, the bus pulled up, stopped for approximately one minute and started pulling away as passengers were walking towards the bus. The passengers had to run to catch up to the bus and to get it to stop for them. The bus driver was also fairly surly. Second, the tour operator had very poor communication. The operator did not let me know when pick up would be or send me any sort of confirmation. I had to call the evening before to get the details. Additionally, the check in once we arrived at the port was very confusing and disorganized. Third, the cruise to the island Navitu--Botaira Resort was actually a crowded, dirty public-style ferry that stopped at several islands not just the two listed in the tour description. Fourth, while the island was beautiful, it would be much better if there were no Botaira Resort there as the resort detracted from the experience. The resort's staff were unfriendly. The lunch was the worst food I had in Fiji. One of the staff told us we could not drink the water but offered no alternative--luckily we brought our own water! The snorkeling equipment was dirty and broken--again, luckily we brought our own masks and snorkels, we only had to use the fins. There were not kayaks to use. The toilets were filthy and unusable. And the showers did not work so we had to ride the ferry back having not rinsed off the salt water. This really is the worst tour I've ever been on. It makes me distrustful of anything on Viator in the future and I will not book through Viator again.
Octopus island is a lovely resort...
, May 2017
Octopus island is a lovely resort, food and service was good. Whether you lie on the beach under palm umbrellas, or swim in their pool, it's a nice, relaxing time in paradise.
Botaira island was beautiful but the...
, May 2017
Botaira island was beautiful but the snorkeling was not great. Service and food were excellent, but not a lot more to do than hike in the jungle. Snorkeling equipment was broken and in need of replacement.
Disappointed. Cruise was just a boat...
Kenneth E
, May 2017
Disappointed. Cruise was just a boat taking people to drop them off at different island resorts. Resort that we were dropped off at had a total of 4 people. the seafood lunch was just some fried fish very dry, some kind of vegetable and salad. The boat picked us up and we stopped at all the same resorts to pick people up on the way back. Would recommend that anyone going to Fiji stay at one of the nicer island resorts.
A great experience combining the...
, Jul. 2015
A great experience combining the chance to relax, explore and heaps of picture opportunities. The staff at Octopus Resort were fantastic and the food was good.
My fiancé and I took numerous day...
Karene C
, Sep. 2014
My fiancé and I took numerous day trips while on vacation. This was by far the worst day! They dump you on an island, segregate you from the guests that are staying on the island, and let you entertain yourself. Leaving was the best part of the day! Food was average at best.
Well organised and a very good...
Jake P
, Sep. 2014
Well organised and a very good experience. The time was only just enough to explore everything on the island so could have done with slightly longer but overall very impressed and good value for money.
The beach was beautiful but there...
Taylor B
, Aug. 2014
The beach was beautiful but there wasn't much to do at the resort and little guidance throughout the day. It took about 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to the Beach from Port Denarau on a South Sea Cruise boat. We saw many islands on the way that were very pretty, and made frequent stops at these islands to let other travelers off. Upon arriving at the resort, we took a small boat that was scary to ride in because the waters were rough. When we hit the beach, we were led to the small sandy floor restaurant and the day was laid out before us. They gave us a delicious complementary juice, and at lunch time we could pick from a small selection of meals that were included in the cost of the Day Cruise. Snorkeling was available, but the staff was not very eager to help us. We waited for them to acknowledge us for about 10 minutes before someone greeted us and reluctantly checked out snorkel gear for us. Once we got in the water for snorkeling, we had to swim a ways out before we were in the snorkeling zone. The water was deep and rough so we didn't stay too long as it didn't feel very safe, but the fish on the reef were nice to look at. Once we returned the snorkel gear, we walked up and down the beach. We thought about swimming in the pool but it was very cold, and quite small. The rest of the time was spent being lazy and waiting for the boat to arrive. Most other cruises had a full itinerary and had some entertainment, but this Cruise was more of a free for all that wasn't quite the luxury and excitement that I hoped it would be. While still a beautiful location in the Yasawa islands, I would pass on this trip if I had the opportunity to choose again and stick to somewhere closer in the Mamanucas.
This was the highlite of my trip. A...
, Feb. 2014
This was the highlite of my trip. A beautiful trip out to the islands, beautiful beach and an amazing lunch.
Alot included in the day. Beautiful...
, Oct. 2013
Alot included in the day. Beautiful part of the world, glad inhale seem a glimpse of it. Very friendly people. Amazing colours in the water, purples in the deep, topaz and aqua along the shore. Trips on the tender to shore, and to wait for the ferry were alot of fun too. Look forward to next trip.
We loved this trip! Snorkeling was...
Diane C
, May 2013
We loved this trip! Snorkeling was good and lunch was good. The beach at the Octopus Resort was just perfect!
Paradise is an understatement! The...
Briana S
, May 2013
Paradise is an understatement! The cruise over to Yasawa was fantastic! Beautiful clear blue skies, nice breeze as well skirted thru the ocean gazing at many different Islands for roughly about a two hour catamaran ride. As we approached the Island we were greeted by Fijans singing as they welcomed us. We got settled and headed for our snorkeling gear to start our day at sea. Crystal clear turquoise warm waters and a beautiful marine life of vibrant life below sea. We must have snorkeled for about two hours and boy were we exhausted afterwards which only led us to enjoy a quick nap in one of many hammocks comfortably on the Island. Followed by a great lunch and tropical drinks delight. I couldn't imagine a more enjoyable way to spend my afternoon!!! Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....
Excellent day out cruising the...
Mark W
, Oct. 2012
Excellent day out cruising the islands, really good hospitality on the boat, the service and experience at Bodaira was second to none. The snorkelling at Bodaira was the best we experienced for our whole holiday in Fiji.
Just gorgeous. Easy as pie. Great...
Korynne H
, Sep. 2012
Just gorgeous. Easy as pie. Great day trip, although I wish I could stay on the islands forever
The trip was absolutely great. The...
Yann T
, Aug. 2012
The trip was absolutely great. The cruise itself was really nice as we got to see so many beautiful islands. Octopus resort is stunning. The welcome with the staff singing and greeting us was unexpected and make you feel comfortable right from the begining. The snorkeling was good, lots of fish but the corals were not that nice., a bit lifeless an colorless. Food was really good and served incredibly fast. I highly recommand this cruise, probably one of the best you can do. I repeat, Octopus is stunning !
Mas que una excursion en si, este...
Jose C
, Sep. 2016
Mas que una excursion en si, este Tour consiste en pasaje en el Ferry rápido a las islas Yasawa y la estancia de unas horas en un Resort. En nuestro caso el Octopus Resort. Las instalaciones y la isla son maravillosas e incluye la utilización de equipo de snorkeling y la comida a la carta la cual estaba deliciosa. El viaje en ferry te permite ver algunas de las islas Yasawa y Mamanucas. Recomendable si se esta en Nadi y se quiere ver algo de estas islas.

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