OverviewSee the majestic beauty of picture perfect Kuata Island on this full day, small group cruise and snorkel with reef sharks. Barefoot Kuata 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!
- Close encounter with wildlife
- Lunch included
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- Snorkel gear included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Know More about this tourBoarding from Port Denarau, cruise past the picturesque Mamanuca Islands enroute to the stunning and more isolated Yasawa Islands. Youll disembark at picture perfect Kuata Island, characterised by its friendly hospitality, superb location, warm waters and snorkelling with reef sharks.
Following your safety briefing on Kuata Island beachfront, youll board a boat along with your guides and travel to our amazing reef site. This is the best location to experience an incredible thrill snorkelling with Reef Sharks. Get up close and personal with these magnificent ocean predators in their home environment as you enjoy superb snorkelling with good coral and abundant fish life.
With no snorkelling experience required and safety instruction provided by our experienced guides, the Ultimate Encounters experience is the easiest and most exciting way to snorkel with sharks in their natural environment. Snorkel and stay on the surface to observe these graceful creatures from above or get closer, the choice is yours!
You wont go hungry after all that adrenalin morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea are all included and served on Kuata Island. For the remainder of the day the facilities of Barefoot KuataResort are available to you. The resort offers a Robinson Crusoe style experience with the comforts of a restaurant, bar, hammocks and even a swimming pool! Theres good snorkelling close to the beachfront, kayaks, walking tracks and even a massage service available at an additional cost.
Inclusions for Ultimate Snorkel With Sharks Encounter In 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
Exclusions for Ultimate Snorkel With Sharks Encounter In Fiji
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Diving (available to purchase)
- Massage (available to purchase)
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.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.