• Location: Sigatoka, Fiji
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Discover the heart of Fiji on a 4.5-hour tour that includes a jet boat ride on the Sigatoka River and a visit to a local village. Venture deep into the island's interior during the jet boat ride on the Sigatoka River, then stop for a kava ceremony, walking tour, and lunch at a local village. Includes all activities, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Sigatoka.

Highlights

  • 4.5-hour jet boat ride and village visit on the Sigatoka River, from Sigatoka
  • Learn about Fiji's culture and history from your guide
  • Soak in the river scenery and village atmosphere for a glimpse of Fiji's interior
  • Get a thrill during the faster portions of the jet boat tour
  • Meet the locals at the village and have lunch there
  • Includes lunch, transfers, guide, jet boat tour, and hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Jet Boat Safari on the Sigatoka River

Arriving at your village

Your day starts with morning pickup from Sigatoka and transfer by air-conditioned minibus to the Sigatoka River. Hear from your guide about the history of the region and make some photo stops along the way. 

At the jetty in Nakaracia, your guide provides a safety briefing as you get settled in for your jet boat ride. You can store your belongings in lockers for safekeeping before setting out on the river.

Hang on as your captain navigates through a scenic landscape of dense jungle and picturesque villages that sit near the river. Learn about everyday life for the local people, then stop after about 45 minutes to visit a village and experience the local culture. Your village guide welcomes your with the kava ceremony and traditional offerings, and you can meet some villagers such as the chief, elders, and kids. Tour the village with your guide and learn about the crops, culture, and traditions. 

Stay in the village for a lunch of Fijian fare, then say farewell as you return to the jet boat. Hold tight as your captain executes 360-degree spins (optional) before heading back to the jetty. 

Your tour ends with return to Sigatoka after 4.5 hours of fun and exploration.

Customer Reviews

Margaret B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

I am a single woman travelling with 3 children aged from 7-12.We were picked up from our resort and taken to Sigatoka, where we stopped briefly for coffee or shopping, then back on the bus with our guide, who entertained and informed us as we drove to the river depot, pointing out interesting areas and landmarks such as the huge government protected mahogany trees, explaining about the Chinese road contracts and farms, and stopping to allow us to enjoy spectacular views. Life jackets on and after a photo with Freddy, our captain, into the jetboats. Our trip up the river was exhilarating and exciting, fast, noisy and spectacular. Freddy drove skilfully, stopping several times along the way to explain various things and allow us to ask questions. Freddy's easy going and open manner made for a pleasant trip and we all learned a great deal about village life along the river including the history of the tribes and how they farm today. A climb up a steamy path cut into the jungle led us to the village, where we were greeted by our guide and spokesman. We entered the village community hall and were treated to a traditional welcome and kava ceremony, followed by a walk through the village where we again had an opportunity to chat with our knowledgeable and friendly guide and ask questions. Then we were treated to a wonderful feast laid on by the village women of traditional food, after which we joined the local people in singing and dancing together. They really were very friendly and welcoming and my children enjoyed this immensely. Ceremonial goodbyes were said, gifts given by us and we made our way back to our boats. On the way back Freddy thrilled us all with his 360 spins, soaking us all and eliciting screams of excitement. Photos were taken and were very reasonably priced. Then back on the bus, a stop in Sigatoka allowed us time for a snack, before returning to the resort, tired and happy. We all agreed this was a highlight of our Fiji holiday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Remember to wear shoes for walking, women are given a sarong to wear. Take water and some Fiji cash, sunscreen, a small towel and change of clothes. You can leave these at the depot so you wont have to carry them. You can take or buy gifts for the village children in Sigatoka. This trip is excellent value, staff are very professional and I highly recommend it.

marlene s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

the Jet Boat Safari was certainly the highlight of our Fiji holiday.
Our Captain was so knowledgeable and interesting, the ride up the Sigatoka River was amazing.
Arriving at the village we were welcomed by their chief, drinking the traditional Cava was an experience by itself most of the men liked the drink but not to the taste buds of us ladies. lunch was traditional Fijian cuisine not sure what most of the dishes were but truly mouth watering.
on our way back to base our captain asked everyone if they would like a few 360 spins and yes even being nearly 70 years old I couldn't resist it, well following a complete soaking and a really good belly laugh we finally returned to shore.
great photos were on offer from the tour operator and at a very reasonable price. I would not hesitate to recommended this excursion to anybody.

Michael C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Fantastic, should be made compulsory on anybody's first trip to Fiji. Just do it. It's a real eye opener !

Lesley W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The village visit was very appreciated the hospitality humbling, the lunch provided DELICIOUS and the entire experience including the totally awesome jet boat ride a truly unforgettable experience.

Larissa H

4 star rating: Recommended August 2017

Captain Jack was fantastic . Really safe driver and such great entertainment.

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