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Nadi Tivua Island Day Cruise Including Snorkeling and BBQ Lunch

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Denarau Island, Fiji
Nadi Tivua Island Day Cruise Including Snorkeling and BBQ Lunch

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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Set sail by tall ship to the island sanctuary of Tivua, a small but pristine tropical island in Fiji. Be greeted with a kava welcome ceremony, then spend plenty of free time sunbathing, snorkeling or exploring the tropical waters by canoe or on a glass-bottom boat tour. Morning and afternoon tea, a barbecue buffet lunch, plus unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks keep you fortified all day. This full-day trip includes hotel pickup and drop-off in Nadi, Denarau and Coral Coast.
  • Includes a glass-bottom boat tour
  • Join a guided snorkeling tour and free use of canoes
  • Participate in a kava ceremony and enjoy a buffet lunch
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off
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Hotel transfers from Nadi, Denarau and Coral Coast hotels (if option selected)
Guided Marine Biologist Snorkelling & Glass bottom boat tours
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Kayaks & stand up paddle boards
Yaqona (kava) welcome ceremony
Alcoholic Beverages
Coffee and/or Tea
PADI Five star Diving
Massage & hair braiding
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Port Denarau , Denarau Island, Fiji

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Please arrive 1 hour before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.Our pickup service starts at 8am near Nadi Airport and 9am from Denarau resorts for the 10am departure and 9.30am and 10.30am for the 11am departure. Please confirm your departure time the day before by calling our office. Coral Coast and Lautoka pickups may be an additional charge
Tivua Island is the perfect day-trip destination in Fiji. Encircled by white-sand beaches and surrounded by coral reef, the pristine tropical island functions as a sea turtle sanctuary during nesting season.

After hotel pickup, step aboard the Ra Marama, a brigantine (two-masted sailing ship) built in 1957 and named after a 19th-century war canoe. Enjoy Fijian music by the entertaining crew and watch for dolphins playing in the bow wave as you’re served morning tea aboard the tall ship.

Upon arrival at Tivua Island, take part in a yaqona (kava) welcome ceremony. You can decide how to while away the hours: swim in the azure sea, stroll around the island, or sunbathe on the sandy shoreline. If you're feeling energetic, a selection of activities such as snorkeling, beach volleyball, reef fishing, and use of kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or canoe is included. Or perhaps set out for some coral viewing on a glass-bottom boat tour.

Dig into a buffet luncheon including barbecue chicken, whole baked fish, sausages, fresh salads, fruit and fresh-baked bread rolls accompanied by local beer, wine and soft drinks. Enjoy afternoon tea before the return sail to your starting point, with drop-off at your hotel by day's end.
Stop At:  
Cruise to the exclusive Tivua Island – our exclusive atoll surrounded by a circle of white sandy beach and 500 acres of coral gardens
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tivua Island Fiji
Cruise, swim, explore and relax. Tivua Island is close enough to Nadi to be the perfect destination for an introduction to cruising the islands of Fiji. Set sail by tall ship to this pristine island, surrounded by 500 acres of spectacular coral reef. Tivua Island is a sanctuary for turtles during the nesting season, and is surrounded by a circle of white sandy beaches. Sailing aboard the brigantine Ra Marama or Topsail Schooner, Spirit of the Pacific, you will be able to sunbathe in the bowsprit, watch for dolphins playing in the bow wave and enjoy the music and entertainment as you cruise. This historic tall ship, named after a famous nineteenth century Fijian war canoe, was built for the Governor General of Fiji in 1957. "Spirit" was built as a training vessel for NZ youth and came to Fiji in 1998. Upon arrival at Tivua Island, soak up the natural atmosphere where you can swim in the tropical waters, explore the island or simply relax on the pristine sandy beaches. If you're feeling energetic, a selection of water activities such as snorkeling or the use of canoes is included. You will also be able to indulge in a delicious buffet luncheon before the return sail to Nadi. Highlights Include: • Free date change with a minimum of 12 hours notice • Morning and afternoon tea, music and entertainment • Buffet luncheon including barbecue chicken, whole baked fish, sausages, garden fresh salads, fruit, fresh baked bread rolls, local beer, wine and soft drinks • Yaqona (kava) welcome ceremony • Guided Snorkeling Tour and Equipment • Glass Bottom Boat Coral Viewing • Beach volleyball, canoes and reef fishing
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Captain Cook Cruises
Start the day with a complimentary Coach pick up from Denarau and Nadi Resorts to Port Denarau. Board your tall ship for the 1.25hour sail to Tivua island
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note: Pickup and drop-off from Coral Coast hotels are at an additional coast. Please see pricing below for more information
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infant seats are only available with prior notice
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Captain Cook Cruises Fiji
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Nadi Tivua Island Day Cruise Including Snorkeling and BBQ Lunch?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Nadi Tivua Island Day Cruise Including Snorkeling and BBQ Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Nadi Tivua Island Day Cruise Including Snorkeling and BBQ Lunch?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Nadi Tivua Island Day Cruise Including Snorkeling and BBQ Lunch?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "On the island several options available - scuba, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boards." See review


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Best day in Fiji!
, Mar 2020
Excellant experience! Would do it again and again! We loved every aspect of the trio, the food, live singing and warm Fijian hospitality! Deffinately recommended!
A wonderful day
, Feb 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this lovely island. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our dive instructor Joe, was awesome. Li also took great care of us. The food was very good.
Nothing special
, Jan 2020
The day cruise was ok, the sailing boat very old, and not very comfortable . the lunch very poor quality .
Enjoyable island day
, Jan 2020
Beautiful island and friendly staff. Day went so fast! Small group with ample options for enjoying the day, including massages, kids club and glass bottomed boat. Easy waters to snorkel and fun to swim with the baby sharks! Lots of cabanas on the island and great variety of food available for lunch. Staff all friendly and kind to my children.
Wonderful, beautiful trip
, Dec 2019
We had such a wonderful day. All the crew members were so welcoming and kind, the music they olayed and sung was beautiful. The island itself is something from a postcard, absolutelt stunning and you have a wide range of activities to choose from..or you can relax with complimantary beer/wine/soda under a little beach shade. We snorkelled with baby sharks, and kayaked around the island. The food was delicious with a great mix of foods. All in all, we had one of the best days ever. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to discover this beautoful slice of paradise. Thaaank you too all the crew on Captain Cook Cruises.
Great day
, Oct 2019
It was light rain the whole day but I still had a wonderful day. Plenty to do and very enjoyable.The staff provided a lovely lunch and refreshments. The boat ride to and from the island was fun.
Great island trip!
, Aug 2019
This was such a lovely day trip to do. The boat we were on was very nice, we were greeted by a cold drink. All the staff were lovely. Had a cava ceremony which was fun! The island itself is beautiful! Did snorkeling and chilled in the water with some drinks. Water is crystal clear! Absolute bliss! Thanks so much for a great day out!
, Aug 2019
The ship is like an old pirate ship which is pretty cool. You are greater on board with music and come fresh juice. Once we started heading out you are greater by the crew and they do their best to up sell you on anything possible. I get it... it’s a business. I went to the back of the boat to talk to the divers about the novice suba trip they tell you it’s some outrageous price but for TODAY ONLY they can do it for a cheaper price. I told them NO and they brought down the price even more. I told them no again and they lowered their price and told me that was the rock bottom price. I agreed we to do it as they hype it up saying that you get a certificate that’s says you can now scuba anywhere in the world and blah blah blah. I did the adventure and it was ok nothing special everything was brown and you really don’t see any colorful fish. It was disappointing and I NEVER GOT MY CERT. I would probably pass on this part of the trip. The island is small and when it’s low tide good luck trying to swim the water goes way down enough that you could probably walk 200-400 meters away from the island and still have water up to your ankles. Also when they call lunch you better be the first in-line the food will Run out. By the way the food is NOT good. Here is my last tip. Get all your water, beer, drinks on the island because on the way back they will charge you for everything.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write. Please email us at so we can followup on the information provided for your diving. Our island is a very safe place to dive and there are normally many colourful fish. Apologies the dive instructor didnt take you to a good place. The food normally receives great feedback. It would be good to know the date your cruised so we can follow up specifically.
Fantastic trip
Jed K
, Jul 2019
The whole day exceeded our expectations. The trip was very organised and the staff kept everyone updated about where to be and what was happening. The island was amazing and wasnt crowded at all. Would definitely recommend.
Fantastic - Way better than anticipated
Richard K
, Mar 2019
One hour motor on old sailing ship to private island. Great fun on boat to and from the island. On the island several options available - scuba, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boards. Good guides available. Lunch buffet was also very good. RAK from USA

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