Mana Island Day Cruise - Denarau Island

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Key Details

  • Printed Voucher Required
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00am from Port Denarau 9:45am from Treasure Island or Beachcomber Island Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirm.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Denarau Island, Denarau Island, Viti Levu
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Complimentary coach transfers are provided to/from most of the Nadi/Denarau & Wailoaloa resorts. Should you miss the complime.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Spend the day on beautiful Mana Island!
Cruise through the beautiful Mamanuca Islands enroute to Mana. Meander through the lagoon then step ashore to enjoy the delights of this wonderful island.
Mana Island is an extensive resort with three separate beach areas, crystal clear waters, lots of shady palm trees and poolside bars and loungers, so it's not hard to find your own idyllic spot. You can laze on the quieter North Beach with its beautiful views out over uninhabited islands or soak up the sun on Sunset Beach.

Know More about this tour

Your Fiji vacation just got better with a trip to Mana Island! First you'll board a luxury catamaran and cruise through the beautiful Mamanuca Islands on your way to Mana Island. The catamaran will meander through crystal waters of the lagoon to the beach; from there the day is yours! Take advantage of Mana Island Resort's amenities - grab an umbrella drink (not included) and find a spot by the pool or under a shady palm on one of Mana's secluded beaches. You'll also be treated to a delicious barbecue-style lunch!

In the lagoon, you can swim, snorkel and enjoy a host of water activities (at an additional cost) including jetsking, waterskiing, parasailing and wakeboarding. There are also optional snorkeling and fishing tours available and if you can hunker down in a semi-submersible vessel for a Subsea Adventure and explore the island's coral reef. See an amazing array of colorful marine life and fascinating coral gardens from the vantage of this unique vessel.

Itinerary:

Complimentary coach transfers are available from Nadi to Denarau Marina
7:30am Nadi International Airport (Coach Car Park)
7:45am Tokatoka Resort
7:50am Raffles Gateway Hotel
7:50am Trans-International Hotel
7:55am Novotel
8:00am Tanoa International
8:00am Melanesian Hotel
8:05am Skylodge Hotel
8:10am Mercure Hotel / Sandalwood Lodge
8:13am Hexagon International
8:15am Capricorn Hotel
8:16am Nadi Bay Resort (Connect at Mercure Hotel)
8:18am Kennedy Hotel / Whitehouse Inn
8:20am Sunseekers Hotel
8:25am Wyndham / Trendwest
8:25am Radisson Fiji
8:30am Sheraton Fiji Resort
8:30am Westin Hotel
8:40am Sofitel Resort
8.40am Fiji Beach Resort Managed by Hilton
Please note: Coaches run to a strict timetable and will not wait for guests. If you miss the scheduled departure you will have to make your own way to the Denarau Marina

Inclusions

Cruise on board a luxury, high-speed catamaran

Full Day - 6 hours on Mana Island

Half Day - 3 hours on Mana Island

Barbecue buffet lunch

Cruise escort/host

Free Hotel Pick up/drop off to most Denarau, Nadi & Wailoaloa hotels

Exclusions

Drinks

Gratuities

Fuel Surcharge Day Cruise customers travelling to Mana Island $20 per adult/$10 per child 5-15 years

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

You must contact South Sea Cruises at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange Transport. Use the contact details on this voucher. Upon check in please present your confirmation or voucher in exchange for your tour boarding pass

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Guides required to regularly wash hands

All passengers over the age of 17 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a WHO-recognized vaccine. Customers will need to complete and submit a pre-cruise health declaration form & provide a form of Government-issued evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status at check-in.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Nov-2022

    We read the terrible reviews but they were quite old (pre-COVID) so we decided to give the half day trip to Mana Island the benefit of the doubt. It was a mistake. We paid about $200 AUD each for a half day cruise departing at 1215. Advertised was a beautiful island, nice cruise and a buffet lunch. The ferry was well organised and enjoyable to get to Mana Island. Things went downhill as soon as we arrived. We were met by a host who promptly told us we were the only ones for the day trip. We also heard a detailed story of how tired they were was and they'd need to pay for their own lunch on Mana Island. We then walked to the 'resort' which was very, very quiet and TBH, like a children's summer camp. Not sure why we took a day trip to a resort inferior to our own. We got taken to a cafeteria and told that during low season, there is in fact, no buffet. We were given a snack menu and told we could choose two items that came to $40 each. Chicken curry, burgers, fish and chips were available and one dessert. Our combination of items came to $42 which caused a kafuffle. Food was very average. If no buffet during low season, why not update the description? After lunch, you can then explore the resort and island. Pool was not nice and we walked around the grounds to get to the multiple look out points. The views are great but the entire island is pretty neglected and not the romantic pacific island experience you might imagine. We tried to get a drink on the beach but they didn't accept cash AND didn't accept card - could only charge to your room - we were not guests, of course. Thank God it was only a half day trip - we quickly ran out of things to do and it was HOT. Cruise was very nice on the way back. If South Sea Cruises simply charged the cost of a ferry ride instead of a "half day tour", it would have been fine. To charge around $200 AUD per person , is a joke and a rip off. Avoid this day cruise and by extension, I'd also avoid South Sea Cruises.

  • 29-Aug-2022

    The island was beautiful and the lunch was good. My only complaint is that the tour company did not share that the resort does not take cash. I wasted time waiting for a supervisor at the resort to approve the bartender taking cash. If they stated this in the description, I would’ve brought my wallet with my cards. Other than that Samson was helpful and nice.

  • 16-Oct-2019

    We did the Mana Island Half Day tour (9-3pm), however I would not recommend it. It takes 1hr 30mins to get there, so takes up most of your time. Felt like we just got there, had orientation tour, 30 mins snorkeling then lunch and had to board boat transfer back for another 1hr 30mins. Very rushed and wished we had whole day there to enjoy the fantastic island.

  • 26-Sep-2018

    You can be sure that you will through away your money. I took the half day tour, the food at the buffet was terrible bad and the restaurant is dirty and full of flies, the resort is old and in very bad condition, two good things are that personal is nice and the sand is white, but the rest is bad. Beach is full of plants and the water is not clear. Not worth it

  • 25-Feb-2018

    One of the worst tours ever. Pickup and the ship transport was fine and normal. Once we reached Mana island resort, everything went downhill. The lunch buffet was poor, stale and really barely edible. The snorkelling, supposedly the highlight, was the worst ever. The beach where you are supposed to snorkel in has a like almost 100m of shallow rocks, and it's extremely shallow, like 5cm from your body in a snorkelling position. With the waves and everything it is almost impossible to snorkel and you will get scratched non-stop by the rocks. With your fins and the extremely uneven surface you can't walk either. There wasn't much to see too, even after getting out 100m to the slightly deeper waters. Snorkelling equipment was also poorly maintained. Halfway through the hotel turned off the water supply and there was no toilet everywhere, the public showers, toilet, everywhere was out of water. And no staff could be bothered guests enquiries. For a 5-star resort with room rates going at $450 per night, the state of their facilities is truly appalling. The guide who was supposed to bring us around was unmotivated, doesn't care about anything at all, and just wanted everything for her own convenience at the inconvenience of all passengers. The ship was supposed to arrive at 4.45pm for the return journey, and at 3.30pm the guide already rounded everyone up and said it was time to go. We reached the jetty at 3.45pm and she brought everyone to a sweltering shed 50m outside the lobby that was closer to the jetty and got everyone to sit there. Guests were saying its hot here and we could sit at the lobby where there are fans and she just plainly rejected their suggestion and said 'please wait here, ship is coming'. And then she promptly retreated to the lobby herself to en joy the cool shade and fans, making everyone wait almost an hour until the ship arrived at 4.45pm. Zero professionalism.Complete waste of time for the tour and not even cheap at all at almost US$100 per person. Don't ever book with them.

  • 03-Feb-2018

    This was a disgusting waste of money

  • 16-Jan-2018

    We had a great time on our day trip to Mana. The island was beautiful with nice white sandy beach & crystal clear water. Snorkelling was awesome and the food was lovely. Highly recommended this tour.

  • 24-Oct-2017

    it is an amazing trip! Beware that the sea floor is covered with stones and corals. It's better to take swimming shoes with you.

  • 24-Oct-2017

    it is an amazing trip! Beware that the sea floor is covered with stones and corals. It's better to take swimming shoes with you.

  • 01-Aug-2015

    The mana island tour was very disappointing after been on the other tour,no morning tea ,no free drinks like the other tour,most activities were too expensive,so I would not recommend this tour ,not worth the money

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