2 Days | 1 Night | 1 Island
Day one: We'll pick you up from your Nadi or Denarau accommodation and transfer you to Port Denarau where you’ll board the Yasawa Flyer at 8.45am and cruise up too Kuata Island. You'll stay at Barefoot Kuata Resort for the night and enjoy the ‘Ultimate Encounter: Snorkel with Sharks' experience either in the afternoon of arrival or mid-morning the following day. The rest of the time can be spent enjoying all the facilities at the resort including three swimming pools, a bar, restaurant and island hikes.
Day two: Do the 'Ultimate Encounter' mid morning if you have not done it already or spend the day relaxing at the resort. The Yasawa Flyer will pick you up later afternoon arriving back at Port Denarau at 6.00pm (extra nights can be added)
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.
- Complimentary scheduled coach transfers from most Nadi, Denarau & Wailoaloa Hotels / Resorts to connect with the Yasawa Flyer (and return)
- Return Vessel transfers to / from Barefoot Kuata Resort with a Free Upgrade to the Captains Lounge onboard the vessel (reserved seating in air-conditioned comfort, excluding food & beverages)
- 1 Night accommodation at Barefoot Kuata Resort in selected room type
- Snorkel with Sharks excursion at Barefoot Kuata Resort
- 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.
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.