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Ultimate Snorkel with Sharks Encounter in Fiji

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US$ 158.64
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See the majestic beauty of picture perfect Kuata Island on this full day, small group cruise and snorkel with reef sharks. Barefoot Kuata Resort is nestled along a white sandy beach on picturesque Kuata Island with magnificent tall peaks and huge honeycomb rock formations and transparent turquoise waters where you can go snorkelling with reef sharks. Just crystal clear water between you and the sharks, this is the ultimate adrenaline rush experience!
  • 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. You’ll 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, you’ll have 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. You’ll get up close to the reef sharks and see the beautiful coral and fish. You’ll be well-fed and watered throughout the day with morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea included. After your shark encounter, you’ll 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
Your trip begins at Port Denarau, Nadi, Fiji. Check-in with South Sea Cruises at the port terminal.
Departure Time
8:45 AM
9h 9m
Return Details
Your trip concludes at Port Denarau, Nadi, Fiji.
  • Two course lunch
  • Return scenic cruise to Kuata Island (approx. 2 hours each way)
  • FREE upgrade to the Captain's Lounge onboard the Yasawa Flyer
  • Guided snorkeling with sharks experience
  • Snorkelling equipment and buoyancy aids
  • Coach transfers from your Nadi/Denarau accommodation
  • Full use of Barefoot Kuata Resort facilities
  • 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.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Angie E
SSCAdmin, Manager at South Sea Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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...More

Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

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 !

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Pawel W
SSCAdmin, Public Relations Manager at South Sea Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 11 August 2019

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alia H
SSCAdmin, Manager at South Sea Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

Sharks everywhere and then relaxing on the beach afterwards it was a really great day! Just to be clear however the way you get to the island is not on a private boat but on more of like a public ferry, this was not made...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank amanda D
SSCAdmin, SSCAdmin at South Sea Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Bula amanda D, We appreciate the time you have taken to review your experience with South Sea Cruises. it sounds as though you had a great day. South Sea Cruises operates larger vessels, with some vessels transferring up to 220 guests at one time. We...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018

after few days of rain during our stay in Fiji when we come to the day of shark snorkeling, the weather was super good, Great! Everything is as good as the package guaranteed - clear water, experience of seeing the sharks, etc. that's all you'd...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank immrg
SSCAdmin, SSCAdmin at South Sea Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Bula immrg, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with South Sea Cruises. We are so pleased to hear that your snorkel with shark experience met your expectations. We appreciate your comments in regards to the safety briefing and we will be...More

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