Nadi Tivua Island Day Cruise Including Snorkeling and BBQ Lunch

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222 reviews   (4.47)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: fiji, fiji

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Set sail by tall ship to pristine Tivua Island, offering all the attractions of a small Fijian tropical island. This 7-hour experience includes hotel pick up and drop off from Nadi and Denarau Resorts, 1.25hr tall ship sail each way, 4 hours on the island, a Marine Biologist guided snorkeling tour and glass-bottom boat tour, use of canoes, SUPS, shade bures, Kava ceremony, volleyball, morning and afternoon tea, music and entertainment and a tropical buffet luncheon including a selection of beers, wines and soft drinks on the island. PADI Diving, massage and drinks from the bar on the boat are extra.

What's Included

Guided Marine Biologist Snorkelling & Glass bottom boat tours

Hotel transfers from Nadi, Denarau and Coral Coast hotels (if option selected)

on the boat only

On the island

Selection of Beers, house wines and soft drinks on the island

Tropical Buffet Lunch from the BBQ and Ice Bar

Use of Snorkelling equipment

Yaqona (kava) welcome ceremony

What's Not Included


Massage & hair braiding

PADI Five star Diving

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infant seats are only available with prior notice
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Captain Cook Cruises was one of the first tourism providers to be accredited under the Care Fiji Commitment, a WHO approved standard of best practice in health & safety measures. All passengers will need to be fully vaccinated as are our crew.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Please note: Pickup and drop-off from Coral Coast hotels are at an additional coast. Please see pricing below for more information
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

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

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

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Absolutely amazing people and experience
PeterR1006, 27-09-2022
Loved this little trip, didn’t take much time to arrive. Was so relaxing and had plenty of food. Nice people and staff all the way through! The island is tiny and easy to go around! Snorkeling was amazing and even saw plenty of baby sharks! Crystal clear waters and magical scenery! I definitely recommend this trip if you want to enjoy a nice beach and island for a few hours!
Amazing day out, great crew, delicious food and beautiful island with good snorkling spots.
Nomad59318633547, 23-09-2022
We went on a day trip with Captain Cook Cruises to the Tiwa island and it was great. We are a family of 4 and kids are 8 and 12 years of age. We wanted a good spot for snorkling and that's what we got. They picked us up the the resort and took us to Port Denarau for check in and boarding. The ship was comfortable, with morning and afternoon tea provided, drinks and entertainment all the way. The trip to the island took about an hour but we could not feel it, it was very nice and relaxing. When we got there, we could choose a little hut to leave our stuff, and then head to do the activities. We have our snorkling gear and it was just as easy as putting it on and go. There is a place to get it if you don't have it and it looked like they had enough for everyone. There were others paddle boarding and kayaking, all included as well.
We were called for lunch, which was delicious and enough for everyone. The crew was amazing, the island beautiful and a worth day out. Highly recommended.
Beautiful heartful day in island and on the sailing boat
R4025ZVamandam, 21-09-2022
Beautiful day at the island. Only criticism is as I wish we had even half an hour longer there just wasn’t long enough. I snorkelled, sup, kayaked listened to lovely singing. The staff were friendly and entertaining and informative.
Perfect day!
Grace D, 28-09-2022
What a perfect day! The sail boat cruise to island was beautiful, slow enough to take in the surrounding islands. Tivua Island is stunning! White sands, crystal clear water. Snorkeling was amazing.
What makes this so special is the crew of ship, so friendly, they go out of your way to make sure your day is special.
We have done other day cruises from Denaru Island but this is our favourite so far.
Great for kids and adults.
Food ❤️ Unlimited drinks ❤️ Destination ❤️
Anne J, 26-09-2022
Food was lovely. All inclusive drinks on the island. This wasn’t communicated. Lovely setting. Most staff weren’t really interested until they asked for tips and saying goodbye at the end. In saying that we were sitting in the centre of the boat and only two of them went out of their way to shake our hands or even acknowledge us.
Wonderful island, slow, not great boat ride to/from island for us
Kari S, 17-09-2022
This by far was our families favorite island. It was indeed the most beautiful water of all of our day island trips we did. Lunch was good. The water and sand on the west side of the island were soft. Black tipped small sharks swam around us and were really fun to see. Our family of 4 adults would probably skip this tour in the future, however due solely to the boat ride to and from the island. The other day trips we went on to other islands and not Robinson Caruso used higher speed catamarans to and from the port. This group used a catamaran, but once we left the port past the "no wake zone" speed, we literally didn't change speeds, we slowly motored to the island, which took us about 1 1/2 hours to get to the island, which was about the same distance as the other islands we toured days before, and those took 30-45min. For us, this was a drawback as it lent to more motion sickness on the boat, and more time on the boat round trip and less time on the island. We felt we had just arrived at the island when it was time to go back. We unfortunately opted to hire a speed boat ($$$) back to to port vs taking the already paid excursion transport. But we didn't get motion sick in the high speed boat and was back in 25min. If this excursion had a higher speed option to/from the island, we'd do it again in a heartbeat, but unfortunately the slow transport wasn't a good thing for us. Other than that, the island was simply wonderful!!!

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