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I DO NOT SUN BURN. I DID ON THIS CRUISE
The Whale's Tale was one of the best snorkling trips we have ever taken. The crew was fantastic, and the one-on-one attention they provided to us and the other guests was exceptional. The service onboard was great, both to and from the island, and the scenery was beautiful. Once we got to Schooner island, we were treated to two guided snorkels with Mike and Ben, which were amazing. The live music on the way home was an added bonus. We would recommend this trip to anyone traveling to Fiji.
I did Scuba Diving for the first time. The experience was amazing and you do not need to learn how to swim. The staff was friendly, happy and helpful. I would use this company again.
Really enjoyed the day more especially because staff so friendly and supportive and the experience was great fun.
I had a great time on the Whales Tale! The ship wasn't crowded and the island they visit is private. I had no problem getting a chance to do some scuba diving and snorkeling. Please note that some on the ship thought were were visiting several islands but we just sailed by them. The simple fact of the matter is we would not have time to visit them all. It wasn't hard to enjoy the few hours we had on the island and better than wasting time getting off and back on multiple times.
Nice island, amazing lunch, snorkelling is average. Bush walks and facilities and pool of 5 start quality. This is a high end resort compared to some of the backpacker type of resorts. Has multiple bars and restaurants and caters to a more upmarket crowd.
Doing what: Castaway Island Day Cruise
Nice tour, all drinks included. Island only 30mins from Marina so no long travel time.
Pros - nice lunch, drinks included, snorkel tours are a highlight. The reef around the island is fantastic and the variety of sea life you can see and visibility is quite good.
Cons - Island is quite small. You can walk across in 5mins so if you are not the 'do nothing' type you may get bored real early as unlike the other islands this one is tiny.
Recommendation would be to come back around 3pm and not 5pm if you get bored real early.
Doing what: South Sea Island Day Cruise
Fun crew, great island, but unfortunately the snorkeling was not good. All in all a great day!
From the first step on borad to the last leaving, this trip was 100 pure fantastic. The crew were all really friendly and moved about the passengers and were genuinely interested in where we were from, what we did etc. They were also quite happy to answer any questions about their backgrounds, village life etc. The BBQ lunch was varied and plentiful. Snorkling, power snorkling, scuba diving, fishing and for those who didn't want to swim, coral/fish viewing from a glass bottom boat. Beach volley ball was entertaining to watch. Several of the crew sang out and back with songs in English and Fijian. Did a Fijian version of Waltzing Matilda - HILARIOUS.Thoroughly recommend this trip.
My husband and I had a great time on this trip. The boat ride was a little long however and the the description is slightly misleading. It mentions cruising through the islands..... Well you definitely cruise past it and they basically just pint the islands out to you so you don't get to see much. Outside of that the few was fantastic, the food was great, and they even made my husband and I a cake for our anniversary.
It was such a great day out. All the staff were very helpful and friendly, couldn't do enough for us. The food was delicious and the activities kept us busy. Truly worth it!
Great cruise. People were very friendly and accommodating. I wish we could have spent more time at the island but overall it was a great experience for the money.
This was the best day trip, ever! There were cheaper trips but they weren't as good as this one. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
A great day spent on the whales tale, we were a group of nine and all had a wonderful day, sailing, snorkelling, the music, volleyball on the island, lunch and drinks a plenty. The crew were great and involved all the passengers. Best day ever my group said!
awesome! the best cruise i have ever had. all the crews are very nice! all the activities are free and fun! food.was great! i can t swim and i was so scared when i was snorkelling in the sea, but one of the crews helped me all the time, he accompanied me to ensure my safety! it is a nice experience for the beginner of the snorkelling!a must recommendation! a must full rate! hahaha
This was a great trip, we stayed at First Landing Resort and the crew made a special trip to drop us off via a small run about boat. The food was really good as we're all the activities that were on offer
We had a great time and would highly recommend this day trip. The staff were lovely and very friendly. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
The crew were really good, food was great. We would have liked to have spent more time on the island, because by the time we got there and settled it was time for lunch then and hour after that were back on the boat. Maybe if the Cruise leaves earlier from the port you would get more time on the island.
Ronald V K Australia
This was also an enjoyable relaxed day/full day tour. Everybody was very friendly and professional. The BBQ was delicious and the dancing etc on the island good.
However, I thought the glass bottom boat not worth while as it is too shot AND No colourful corals. The corals are bleek and it seems almost dead with only few fish.
On the snorkeling part the corals looked much better BUT once again 20 min is far too short if you go on this tour just to snorkel on the corals. The trip is a bit too expensive for what you can do and see. I will recommend to do ONLY the morning ptour as the afternoon session is just a repeat of the mornings activities.
Doing what: South Sea Island Day Cruise
The best of the tours,great people and the tour was great,morning tea,afternoon tea and all the drinks that you could drink,all the food on the island was so good,I would recommend this tour to all people
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