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.
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!
This was well worth the money a fantastic fun filled day. Beautiful food, drink whatever you want all day long.. Crew fantastic friendly fun.. swimming, snorkeling, glass bottom boat, lay in sun, play volleyball. Take the trip you won't be disappointed ..
Worth the trip - we choice this trip to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely recommend the trip
WOW. This was the highlight of our trip, the crew were sensational. Not only friendly, welcoming, informative, generous (food/drinks/service) but they were mostly great singers too! Sailing back into port with the crew strumming acoustic guitars, a few drinks, nibblies and we were even serenaded with "happy honeymoon" and a cake too! We will definitely do this cruise again when we return.
This tour was lots of fun, we were staying on the mainland so it gave us a chance to see the islands which were beautiful. The staff was helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend this tour for a fun, relaxing day in the sun.
Had the most amazing time! The ships crew really know how to make you feel welcome and make you laugh!! The drinks were flowing and so many wonderful memories were made - a MUST DO in Fiji!!!
It was a fantastic day. The staff on board were so attentive and always made sure you have enough to eat and drink. The trip was beautiful, just make sure you bring plenty of sunscreen and a hat if its a hot day. On the island there are a variety of things to choose to suit what you enjoy. I went on the glass bottom boat had a chance to go hand line fishing. Others went snorkeling and you could also go kayaking. I highly recommend this trip. It is great value compare to some other cruises.
The best day I had in Fiji was on this trip. Unfortunately it was raining this day but the staff made us laugh and enjoy the day regardless. The food for lunch was the best food I had eaten in Fiji. The staff were outstanding and topped up your drinks as soon as you finished. Overall this was the best tour and you would be mad to miss out.
Thanks for such a great day !!! and the staff were so good with my mum who found the steps difficult due to a hip operation, they were always there to help. We will be back...