4 DAYS | 3 NIGHTS | 3 ISLANDS
Day one: Start off aboard the Seaspray Day Adventure (all meals & beverages included) where you’ll snorkel in the turquoise waters surrounding Modriki Island where the film Castaway was set, then visit a traditional Fijian village. Spend the night at gorgeous little South Sea Island in either a dorm or double-bedded bure.
Day two: Travel to Kuata Island for one of our most popular experiences, the Ultimate Encounter: Snorkel with Sharks’ experience where you’ll get the thrill of being in the water with reef sharks. Stay the night at Barefoot Kuata Resort and take in your surroundings with a hike to the summit of Kuata Island for stunning views of the region.
Day three: Mid morning travel further north in the Yasawa Islands to stay at Mantaray Island Resort where you’ll swim with the majestic manta rays (May-Oct) or enjoy a guided snorkelling trip to amazing nearby reef sites (year round).
Day four: Mid afternoon you’ll cruise back to Port Denarau on board the Yasawa Flyer, arriving at 6.00pm.
ULTIMATE ENCOUNTER: SNORKEL WITH SHARKS INFO
Is it safe?
Yes! You’ll be provided with safety instruction from our experienced guides who’ve spent hundreds of hours getting to know the resident school of sharks. Guides will be in the water with you the entire time and will closely monitor the sharks behaviour to ensure your safety.
What type of sharks will I see?
There are two main species of sharks encountered, White Tip Reef Sharks and Black Tip Reef Sharks, both are common in the tropical warm waters of the South Pacific. They can grow to a length of up to 1.8 metres although under the water they appear 25% larger due to a snorkelling face mask's optical illusion. Whitetips are the dominant species and are an inquisitive shark not frightened to check you out while Blacktips are by contrast timid and will shy away if they feel threatened.
How many sharks will I see?
Numbers vary but it is common to see multiple sharks. As sharks are wild animals, we cannot guarantee sightings, however we have a 95%+ success rate of seeing them.
How deep is the water?
Both Blacktip and Whitetip Reef Sharks prefer shallower waters making snorkelling easy with good visibility. It’s even possible to see the sharks from our boat before entering the water. Water depth varies between 4 - 6 metres depending on the tide.
What if I’m not a good swimmer, haven’t snorkelled before or don’t want to snorkel but my travelling companion does?
Buoyancy aids are available for less confident swimmers and because these sharks prefer shallow waters there’s no necessity to dive under the water to secure a thrilling view. Non-snorkellers can join the day but sit out the snorkelling experience by booking the Barefoot Kuata Day Cruise.
- Scheduled coach transfer from selected Hotels / Resorts in Denarau / Nadi & Wailoaloa Bay to Port Denarau
- Seaspray Day Tour (From Port Denarau to South Sea Island)
- 1 Night accommodation at South Sea Island in selected room type
- Vessel transfer from South Sea Island to Barefoot Kuata in Standard Class
- 1 Night accommodation at Barefoot Kuata in selected room type
- Snorkelling with Reef Sharks excursion at Barefoot Kuata
- Vessel transfer from Barefoot Kuata to Mantaray Island Resort in Standard Class
- 1 Night accommodation at Mantaray Island Resort in selected room type
- May to Oct - Swim with Manta Rays OR Nov to Apr - guided reef snorkelling
- Vessel transfer from Mantaray Island Resort to Port Denarau in Standard Class
- Scheduled coach transfer from Port Denarau to select Hotels / Resorts within Denarau / Nadi & Wailoaloa Bay
- Double/Twin rates are per person based on two people booking & sharing same room / bure.
- Extra night rates available - please refer to the "extra night rates" in the Island Stays Packages.
- South Sea Island Beachfront Bures only have one Double Bed therefore any bookings for twins requiring 2 Single Beds will be accommodated at Beachcomber Island Resort.
- Note: This package can be purchased in the reverse order (same costs apply)
Where an additional price is shown under "meals" these are compulsory meal plan prices as provided by the Hotels / Resorts. These are per person per package and must either be paid at the time of booking or upon check in at the Hotels / Resorts in Fiji.