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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.