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Ultimate Snorkel with Sharks Encounter in Fiji provided by South Sea Cruises

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Ultimate Snorkel with Sharks Encounter in Fiji

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Book this hassle-free tour and let a guide organize a full itinerary that includes incredible encounters with marine life during a “snorkel with sharks” excursion off Fiji’s Kuata Island. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off plus a boat ride to Kuata for a full safety briefing. Beach time and a delicious lunch are also included.
  • A safe shark encounter with an experienced guide in the water with you in Fiji
  • Delicious 2-course lunch and snorkel gear included
  • Perfect for beginners—no previous snorkeling experience required
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, and return scenic cruise to Kuata included
What to Expect
Your day of adventures begins with a coach transfer from your Nadi/Denarau accommodation. Arrive at Port Denarau, board your boat, and then jet off past the Mamanuca Islands toward the Yasawa Islands. When you get to the scenic Kuata Island, get a safety briefing before boarding a small boat to the reef site, where the sharks are. No previous snorkeling experience is required, so it’s perfect for novices and pros alike. Get up close to the reef sharks and see the beautiful coral and fish. You are well-fed and watered throughout the day with morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea included. After your shark encounter, you have access to Barefoot Kuata Resort, which has a pool, hammocks, a restaurant, bar, kayaks, and walking tracks to enjoy. Or, you could just bask in the sunshine on the beach. The day ends with a return cruise and coach transfers.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Denarau Island, Denarau Island, Viti Levu
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Return coach transfers from most Nadi, Denarau and Wailoaloa hotels and resorts to Port Denarau.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard the vessel.
  • Full Use of Barefoot Kuata Resort facilities.
  • Participation Certificate
  • All snorkeling equipment and buoyancy aids if required
  • Lunch at Barefoot Kuata Resort (vegetarian option available on request)
  • Guided Ultimate Encounters snorkeling with sharks experience
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Diving (available to purchase)
  • Massage (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Is it safe?
  • Yes. You’ll be provided with safety instruction from our experienced guides who’ve spent hundreds of hours getting to know our resident school of sharks. Our 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. Each species can grow to a length of just over 1.5 metres although under the water they appear 25% larger, a snorkeling face mask optical illusion. White Tips are the dominant species and are by nature an inquisitive shark not frightened to check you out. Their Black Tip relatives 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 up to six sharks.
  • How deep is the water?
  • Both Black Tip and White Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallower waters making snorkeling 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 snorkeled 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-snorkelers can join the day but sit out the snorkeling experience.
  • Our Shark Guarantee
  • As Sharks are wild animals we cannot guarantee sightings however we have a 95% +success rate of sighting sharks. In the event that you don’t see any sharks we are happy for you to return for a complimentary “Ultimate Encounter - Snorkel with Sharks” within 3 days of your original cruise.
  • If poor weather and sea conditions result in the cancellation of the 'Snorkeling with Sharks experience,' a substitute snorkeling safari will be provided.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Anna wrote a review Aug. 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Bad weather, not their fault, but I tried calling them at 8 in the morning wanting to know if I was going to be able to do this trip, no one answered the phone! it was my last day on Fiji, the boat was leaving at 9, they emailed at 10 If I wanted to go on the trip or if I wanted
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Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
CJB2inGoodyearAZ wrote a review Mar. 2020
Goodyear, AZ26 contributions4 helpful votes
There were about 10 sharks on the snorkel trip. Got very good video and pictures with my Go-Pro. Snorkelling in front of the resort was pretty good too!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Angie E wrote a review Aug. 2019
21 contributions2 helpful votes
We really wanted to love this adventure but, in the end, it was the one experience we would not recommend or do again. I want to start by first stating that we went with a 5 and 14 year old and that has a lot to do with my review. The big boat out to the little island was about
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Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from SSCAdmin, Manager at Ultimate Snorkel with Sharks Encounter in Fiji
Responded 25 Aug. 2019
Bula Angie E, Thank you for sharing your experience. We're sorry that the sea conditions that you experienced on the day of your travel wasn't as favorable as they generally are however, please rest assure we will never operate our tours unless we believe that the conditions are safe for us to operate. We're pleased that you enjoyed seeing the sharks and we agree it is definitely a must do activity. We'll definitely take your feedback on-board to help us to improve where possible. Vinaka and Best Regards, Management.
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Pawel W wrote a review Aug. 2019
4 contributions
Highly recommend!! So good fun you could see plenty of sharks and after that on island you can have fun to with snorkel sup or kayak, if you are lucky also you can see shark or stingray !
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from SSCAdmin, Public Relations Manager at Ultimate Snorkel with Sharks Encounter in Fiji
Responded 21 Aug. 2019
Bula Pawel W, Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your swim with the sharks. They are an absolute must-do activity while in Fiji! We hope to see you again in the future, Vinaka, South Sea Cruises
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Alia H wrote a review Aug. 2019
40 contributions38 helpful votes
This was a great way to spend a day with sharks. This tour takes you out on a small boat to an outer reef to snorkel in an area where white tip and black tip reef sharks are swimming in the wild. I have been on tours where the operators chum the water but seeing the sharks in
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Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from SSCAdmin, Manager at Ultimate Snorkel with Sharks Encounter in Fiji
Responded 20 Aug. 2019
Bula AliaH, Thank you for sharing your experience. We're pleased that you enjoyed your snorkeling with the sharks experience and we are very firm believers to allow the wildlife to remain as much undisturbed as we can in their natural environment hence why we protect our reefs which shows their abundance of marine life and coral and why we don't chum the water to attract shark to our snorkeling location. We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience and look forward to welcoming you back on your next adventure. Best Regards, Management
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By: South Sea Cruises
This is not a cruise! It’s a FERRY
We have emailed this to the Fijian cruise company, let's hope they refund our money and change their adverts! ——— W
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Great day cruise experience
This day adventure was a highlight of our 10 day tour through the Yasawa islands. Easy transfer from our resort to
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gaurav s
it was fun, but not really greatest of experience
This is a small island which accommodates limited number of people at a time, the package for day tour included ka
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Disregard for safety, BBQ food terrible, island facilities dilapidated
It’s well organised with slick on time departure/arrival at South Sea Island. There is a briefing on the activities
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Rainy but excellent beach day
Trip over & back on the Yasawa Flyer was great. Unfortunately it rained hard for first 1/2 of the day. But that
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Half day was plenty with young kids
2 adults, 1 child and 1 toddler We did the half day afternoon cruise and it was plenty with a young family. The ki
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Great choice for visiting the islands!
Smooth journey, great and helpful staff who assisted us from boarding to departure and even made sure we had transp
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Why bother you’re much better off staying on Denerau island and enjoying the multitude of great restaurants there t
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Disappointing, but tried to make the best of it
The entire reason for booking this cruise was because it said there was parasailing (for an added cost). When we go
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Fiji Princess
The crewon the Fiji Princess makes the choice and selection a good one. They are friendly as well as attentive. Th
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Terrible Online Service
First of all Id like to state that ive been on their cruises a many times, so i tried emailing them recently for a
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A day on a Desert Island
A well organised day trip to a tiny island. From pick up to check, in to arrival on Southsea Island, we were looked
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Excellent boat trip to South Sea Island.
Booked a half day boat trip to South Sea Island. Booking desk was efficient and friendly. Was picked up at hotel an
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Sea spray amazing adventures! 15.02.20
Wow, I was on seaspray, excursion for 1 day. We cone to Denorau Port, 1 hour by sea to nex boat (from big to small)
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Best day trip
We did the combo cruise, it was a great way to see surrounding islands although wish we had stayed longer on South
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Key Details
  • Kuata Island
  • Duration: 9h
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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