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Full Day South Sea Island Day Cruise

Denarau Island, Fiji
Full Day South Sea Island Day Cruise

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icon8 to 9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English


Enjoy the ultimate day out in paradise at South Sea Island, located in Fiji’s Mamanuca archipelago. After a cruise across crystal-clear waters from Port Denarau, arrive at your tropical destination and choose from an array of options. Snorkel to discover the stunning coral reefs, kayak in the lagoons and ride a semi-submersible vessel, or upgrade for an introductory or certified scuba dive. Feast on a barbecue lunch with unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks throughout the day, and enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off (depending on option selected).
  • Explore reefs filled with coral and colorful fish
  • Go kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding in the lagoons
  • Enjoy a Meke performance of traditional Fijian dance
  • Delicious BBQ lunch with salads including unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks throughout the day
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Unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juice and Barbecue lunch
Free Nadi/Denarau hotel coach transfers
Subsea Adventure in our semi-submersible coral viewer
Fantastic snorkeling and swimming even at low tide
Free use of snorkeling gear which means no hassle carrying any extra bags
English speaking escort/host
Fijian 'Meke' performance at lunchtime (except Sundays)
Complimentary kids club
Massage (available to purchase)
Dive (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Denarau Island, Fiji

Passenger Terminal, Port Denarau, Fiji

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
South Sea Island—part of the Mamanuca Islands of Fiji—is a small piece of paradise located near Port Denarau. Whether you select just a few hours or a full day on the South Sea Island, find plenty to do with unlimited use of the island facilities.

After hotel pickup (full-day tour only), you’re transferred to Port Denarau to board your vessel for the short cruise. On arrival, spend your time relaxing or make use of non-motorized water activities available such as kayaking and windsurfing.

Don a mask and flippers for fabulous snorkeling opportunities, even at low tide. Or, if you’d like to explore the coral gardens up close, search for ‘Nemo’ aboard the semi-submersible boat for a ride under the waves. Upgrade your tour to include an introductory dive or certified dive in the Marine Sanctuary, depending on your scuba level.

Back on dry land, join a volleyball game, laze on the white-sand beach or be entertained by a 'Meke' performance of traditional dance (except Sundays). If there’s time, get a massage or take an optional scenic cruise around the other Mamanuca Islands (additional cost; payable direct).

Enjoy unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks throughout the day. When it’s time for lunch, dig into a barbecue accompanied by salads (if option selected). Your tour ends with return transport.
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South Sea Cruises
For lots of fun under the sun, you can't beat a day at South Sea Island. A day trip to South Sea Island is an easy 30 minute ferry ride from Denarau Marina with South Sea Cruises. It may be small in size, but there is plenty to keep you entertained. The hardest part is choosing what to do first! There is a salt water swimming pool and FREE use of non-motorized water sports equipment, including kayaking and sailing. Discover the underwater world with hours of snorkelling or if you want to stay dry, jump on board the semi-submersible coral viewer. Make sure you keep an eye out for Nemo! A tasty BBQ buffet lunch and beer, wine and soft drinks are included while ashore. Although the island is uninhabited, you can still get a taste of Fijian culture with a traditional Meke performance and craft market Monday to Saturday. Introductory diving (additional cost) is a particular focus on this island with pretty reef formations and plentiful fish making it a first time diver's dream. Start in the pool and then explore the stunning coral gardens and the fish life surrounding the island on a 'Discover Scuba' intro dive. There is also plenty to keep certified divers amused, with several beach dives and a purposefully sunk shipwreck. Diving in this area you can encounter drop offs and wall dives with lots of hard corals, crystal clear water & large schools of pelagic fish.
Duration: 9 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You must contact South Sea Cruises at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange Transport. Use the contact details on this voucher. Upon check in please present your confirmation or voucher in exchange for your tour boarding pass
  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby or pick up location 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick up time
  • If you do not require pick up, please find your own way to the meeting point - Passenger Terminal, Denarau Marina
  • The cruise for Nadi and Denarau area departs Denarau at 9.00am and returns to Denarau at 6.00pm.
  • The cruise for Coral Coast area departs at Denarau at 10.00am and returns to Denarau at 5.00pm
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY South Sea Cruises ,Awesome Adventures Fiji, Blue Lagoon Cruise
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 sanitization during Full Day South Sea Island Day Cruise?
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
See all safety measures taken by Full Day South Sea Island Day Cruise.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day South Sea Island Day Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full Day South Sea Island Day Cruise.

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Traveler Tips

  • "What is beneficial about this trip is that you get to the island quick which means you have more time to spend there." See review
  • "Just be mindful that it is less of an “all-day tour” and more like a couple of hours on the island, with the rest of the day getting to and from the island." See review


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Loved every minute!
, Jan 2022
My friend and I booked a trip to Fiji last minute and this was one of the few day trips with availability left- and we’re so glad we could make it! The pick-up shuttle was prompt, and the boarding experience to get to the island was organised. Everyone along the way was so friendly and helpful, which made the day that much better. On the island, we found a shady spot and spent most of the day relaxing with drinks, while popping into the water for guided snorkelling and our own snorkelling along the way. A truly amazing day, the perfect tropical island experience, especially if you want a mix of relaxing and activities! Loved every minute!
A fun day on a lovely island
, Dec 2021
A lot entertainments. All activities organized very well. Foods and drink are plenty. Pleasant music. Bring your sandals since there are a lot dead coral on the beach near sea line.
Great trip
, Dec 2021
The island it self was so beautiful but we wouldn’t enjoy it because of the rain but I will definitely come again customer was amazing
Outstanding day cruise, not to be missed!
, Dec 2021
The South Sea Island Day Cruise was a phenomenal experience -- do not miss it. It started at the Denarau cruise terminal. A medium sized ferry took us to the South Sea Island -- which is literally no more than 300-400 meters in diameter. The water was pristine, clear enough to see the bottom easily. We went in the glass-bottom boat and were able to see a huge variety of corals and multi-colored fish. Then it was snorkeling where after some shallow water practice the boat took us out around 300 m from the island. We also did a fair bit of kayaking near the island shore. It was topped off by an excellent meal (included) and the Fijian dance show. Overall, a very memorable experience and one that I would highly recommend.
Fabulous day out
, Dec 2021
Great service from hotel pick-up , boat transfers , food , plenty of refreshments, entertainment and finally drop off. The water is incredibly clear and snorkelling was better than expected. We all loved the day ( kids 12&14). We would recommend to everyone gladly.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great snorkling, fun atmosphere
, Dec 2021
We came at the start of Fiji opening so it was a small group. The staff are really lovely, the snorkling is great especially when the guides feed the fish and entire pools of different colours come towards you. Was the best day in Fiji.
Must enjoy the full day south sea island day cruise while visiting Fizzy.
, Dec 2020
We enjoyed very much. Full day program. We will try to visit again to see the beautiful of nature. Really wonderful.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing day at Southsea Island
, Mar 2020
We had amazing time on Southsea Island, everything was perfectly organised with lots of activities to enjoy as well as delicious lunch. We added an hour massages to our experience with was also amazing. Highly recommended!
Thumbs up!
, Feb 2020
Tour was great! Quick and easy departure and information was well communicated. The island is small but relaxing. Great meal and nice cold beverages. There was even a show! Beach is beautiful but rough on your feet as its pieces of coral and even in the water. Great snorkeling location!
, Jan 2020
Gorgeous spot to spend a day at, rustic natural setting lovely staff, slick operation, great food and the snorkeling was amazing. Superb family day out

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