Snorkel Trips for Cruise Ship Guests in Fiji
Are you arriving in Savusavu by cruise ship?
Ocean Ventures is delighted to welcome cruise ship guests to Fiji and to Savusavu. Ocean Ventures is run by Matthew & Sara, an Anglo-American couple, offering snorkel tours in the beautiful Natewa Bay, whose coral reefs are amongst the healthiest and most vibrant in the whole of Fiji.
Our snorkel trip is unlike the other tours that visit the most popular sites closest to Savusavu. We offer a half day excursion for those slightly more adventurous travellers looking for somewhere a little off-the-beaten-track and an escape from the crowds. You will be assured of a unique experience as we take a maximum of 12 guests on our spacious boat, and we generally have the reefs to ourselves. We are proud to claim that this is the best snorkeling in Fiji, and many guests tell us that this has been their best snorkel experience anywhere in the world.
We offer a dedicated pick up and transfer for cruise ship guests from the dock at the Copra Shed marina in Savusavu to our boat mooring approximately 35 minutes from Savusavu, and will have you back at the dock in plenty of time for your evening departure.
You should expect to spend 3-4 hours on our boat cruising the bay, including the 25 minute scenic ride each way to our best reefs, and snorkeling at either one or two different sites depending on time. Our custom-built boat has a full sun canopy, bench seats and a sturdy dive ladder to make getting back onto the boat easy. Obviously weather conditions can vary, but Natewa Bay is generally fairly calm, and we have sites that are sheltered in almost all conditions. In any case, there will be at least one snorkel guide in the water with you at all times, making sure that everybody is safe and pointing out interesting marine life that we find.
We can also offer life jackets that guests can wear to make them feel comfortable if they are not particularly confident in the water, but snorkelers should have at least a basic swimming ability. Our boat captain will stay on the boat at all times and we always give guests the option to get back on the boat at any time if they get tired or cold (they can always get back in the boat once they have had a breather!).
Price: FJD 200/person, payable in FJD (we also accept USD 120/person & AUD 160/person) in cash on the day
Personal pick up from Copra Shed marina in Savusavu and return transfer by comfortable vehicle to boat mooring in Natewa Bay (approx 35 minutes)
3-4 hour boat and snorkel tour on our spacious dive boat (features include full sun canopy, bench seats and sturdy divers ladder)
Experienced snorkel guide with extensive knowledge of local marine life
Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) if required
Life jackets available for less confident swimmers
Light refreshments (e.g. water, banana bread, hummus and crackers)
Please note: We will endeavor to cancel trips only in exceptional circumstances, but reserve the right to reluctantly cancel when weather and ocean conditions would severely compromise either safety or guest experience. We are in the tropics and changeable weather conditions bring rain at times, and strong winds can make conditions a little choppy.