Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Fijian Islands and Snorkel Full-Day Whales Tale Cruise including Beach BBQ Lunch. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
I had the pleasure of joining the Whale Tale Cruise with my 14yo son, 18yo daughter and her boyfriend. I found the old sailboat a delight and the smooth relaxing cruise out to the island brilliant. The crew were the highlight, so friendly and welcoming and couldn't do enough to keep us enjoying every minute. The snorkelling was great and the glass bottom boat at the island was also a great way to see the reef. Safety was always paramount in the crews mind and they left nothing to chance. Lunch was delicious and abundant with the crew making sure we had eaten and drank enough before we continued on our afternoon activities. We then sailed back to port under a gorgeous afternoon sun listening to the souful soothing tones of the crew gently playing 2 guitars and the ukulele, singing and giving us all something to sing along with. Plenty of cold drinks to wind the afternoon away. I consider all the crew good friends now, the were all fantastic. THIS IS LIVING.
Excellent - a real must for those visiting FIJI and wanting to experience FIJI hospitality. The crew are welcoming and very attentive to all their guests. The boat is roomy and allows everyone to sit back and enjoy the view. Great lunch and the drinks are free flowing. VINAKA - Whale's Tale.
Fantastic day. Staff are very attentive and food was excellent. Good value for the price.
The Whales Tale Ship looked like the oldest vessel in the harbor, but that actually added to the charm. We had a 1-hour trip to a small island and enjoyed a welcome ceremony and a sip of Kava. Aboard the vessel we had a continental breakfast with more than sufficient champagne, a very fine lunch with truly open bar, comfortable snorkeling, glass bottom boat, kayaking. Overall a great day. The guitarist and singers on the way back topped off a great day for me and my traveling companions.
this was a fabulous tour. Food and entertainment, truely unlimited food and drinks, made the day. A great way to enjoy Fiji. Good snorkeling(friend saw a reef shark who was not interested in us), great equipment ( and this matters) and local culture abounds on this tour. Beautiful! Really enjoyed.
The trip was very nice. The island we went was amazing. Weather was very good, blue sky with a clear beach. The crew were very nice as well. We had a very good time there.
The best! The crews were all amazing and very accommodating and friendly. They always made sure that we were enjoying our time during the cruise especially Victor. And they are so nice they even baked a cake for me since its my birthday that day. My boyfriend loved the unlimited drinks. We will definitely book with them again the next time we will visit Fiji. Highly recommended!
We have just returned from a wonderful 2 week holiday in Fiji - our second visit. This time we opted to do the Whales Tale Cruise and what a fantastic time we had!! We had an absolute ball and were totally overwhelmed by the wonderful crew who looked after us from the moment we set foot on the yacht until the time we returned to port. We loved the fact that it was a small group who went on the excursion making it easier to mingle and meet fellow travelers. The quality of the catering was excellent and certainly plenty to go around. The snorkeling was great with lots of beautiful coral and huge variety of fish to see. I am grateful to Moses who insisted I use a life jacket for added buoyancy - this meant I could stay in one spot and look at the fish at any point in time. We are planning to return to Fiji in the next 18-24 months and we will definitely be booking Whales Tale again. I highly recommend this to anyone considering doing this particular cruise - it truly is a wonderful experience. I have deliberately not gone into specifics as I don't want to spoil the wonderful surprises that await you!
Staff were excellent! Boat was not too crowded (i think 50 people all up) All the booze you could drink. Food was pretty good. Snorkeling was pretty average, which comes down to the quality of reef not the company. The Island was great! Definitely great value for money.
fabulous experience, wonderful staff, excellent price - best day we had in fiji
My husband and I loved this cruise, it was dfinately a highlight for us.
What the online description doesnt tell you but the bochure we picked up at our resort was that if your on your honeymoon (which we were) afternoon lunch is a heart shaped cake in your honor. There were 4 other couples on board with us and it was a real treat, especially since we didnt know it was happening.
The whole experience was 5 star and the crew, exceptional. They really take the time to get to know you and by name!! Makes it all the more enjoyable. Would reccommend this to anyone, if its your first cruise or not, its a must do.
The crew were awesome, lunch was yummy, everyone had a great time, the island was beautiful and the snorkeling was fun.
We booked the cruise for my Hen's party with a groups of gals looking for a relaxing cruise in the beautiful Fiji waters! The Crew aboard the Whales Tales cruise were absolutely fantastic, the most friendly people with exceptional service we didn't even have to lift a finger drinks were bought to us it was fantastic! The BBQ lunch was delicious probably the best meal I had in Fiji overall. The staff provided music which was an added bonus listening to some easy listening music and the acoustic guitar. The Island we arrived at was idyllic I want to pretend I am still there it was beautiful. I highly recommend this cruise to anyone who wants to get value for their dollar and enjoy an amazing cruise in the most beautiful waters. Thanks to the Crew we loved ya x
That was just fantastic, the ship depart on time, the pickup time was acurated, the attention before, during and after the cruise: terrific!!! all good, the food in the Island was very good with plenty of choices, I will recomend this trip to all my friend who travel to Fiji, Thanks.
A must do while in Fiji. Staff were fantastic and went out of their way to ensure everyone had a great time. Snorkelling was very good , plenty of reef fish. Water was warm and excellent visibility. A choice of a number of activities or just laze on the beach, Very enjoyable experience
This cruise is a must! The crew are extremely friendly, all the food and drink you could ever want. The day is spent on a private island snorkelling, fishing or beach combing. The scenery is beautiful as you sail past islands. The snorkelling provides a chance to witness all types of colourful fish and coral. Highly recommended!
Excellent value and absolute fun. The crew onboard take care of your every need from the start to the end of the cruise. Guitarists add a relaxed feel to the trip and little extras like the kava ceremony and the paddle boards add to the recreational value of the day. Snorkel island has plenty of room to rest in the sun and the snorkeling is good to view starfish. The water is too shallow for good coral viewing but the trip over and back on the sailing boat is the main appeal on this trip plus the delicious lunch and drinks!!! Thanks to all the crew and BULA!!!
What a trip! The crew were very competent and friendly and always ready to fix us up with another drink (alcoholic or whatever you wanted) as we cruised to and from Snorkel Island which was about 90 minutes each way. The lunch was great - plenty of variety so something for everyone. The fresh tuna was my favorite. Snorkeling from the island was terrific; warm water and lots of bright fish (although the coral does not compare with the reefs off Cairns). The crew did a great job getting a big group together for volleyball, while others decided to go for another snorkel, paddle a kayak or just sit back and relax. I can't fault the cruise; they did a very good job looking after us and keeping us entertained for the whole day. Certainly good value for money. Graeme B
Great trip! Very enjoyable and the crew did everything possible to make it enjoyable!