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Ultimate Snorkel with Sharks Encounter in Fiji

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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
Denarau Island, Denarau Island, Viti Levu

Traveler pickup is offered


  • Nadi Intl Airport, Nadi, Viti Levu Fiji
Departure Time
8:45 AM
9h 9m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
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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Response from SSCAdmin, Manager at Ultimate Snorkel with Sharks Encounter in Fiji
Responded 24 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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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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Response from SSCAdmin, Public Relations Manager at Ultimate Snorkel with Sharks Encounter in Fiji
Responded 20 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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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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Response from SSCAdmin, Manager at Ultimate Snorkel with Sharks Encounter in Fiji
Responded 19 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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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 clear and we were a little confused starting the trip
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Response from SSCAdmin, SSCAdmin at Ultimate Snorkel with Sharks Encounter in Fiji
Responded 4 Nov 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 hope that your time with us has been memorable and that we can welcome you back again soon. Vinaka
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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 expected to get before the tour.
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Response from SSCAdmin, SSCAdmin at Ultimate Snorkel with Sharks Encounter in Fiji
Responded 22 Oct 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 passing your feedback onto the management team. Again thank you for your review and we hope that we can welcome you back again soon. All the best with your travels. Vinaka vaka levu from the team at South Sea Cruises
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About the operator
By: South Sea Cruises
1,722 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
Always a great afternoon.
I do the Half day trip to South Sea Island every year and I never get tired of it. What a wonderful afternoon and
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Sydney, Australia
Very disappointed
My son and I booked to go on the half day South Sea Island. My son is gluten free due to Coeliac Disease and at
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Beautiful newish island 15 months old but but but
I have been going to all the islands here for over 20 years, I thought I would try closer new one for a full day
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Hurstville, Australia
Great experience
Watched “Cast away” the night before the trip to recap the scenes and it was amazing! Very smooth trip to the
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Half day trip to South Sea island
Booked half day trip leaving at 8:45 and return 12:30 as per schedule keeping mind 30 minute travel time each
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Beautiful Island...
We did enjoy our day on South Sea Island, mostly because we were determined to do so. Started with a BBQ lunch
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Hurstville, Australia
Full day felt like one hour!
Started with brand new coach ride from Wyndham resort, Denarau island, quick stop at Port Denarau to buy tickets
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Canberra, Australia
Amazing day
Wonderful day of cruising. Staff/crew were extremely friendly & happy the whole day. Shown the sights & even shown
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Melbourne, Australia
Worthy day trip better than staying at your hotel resort
Was looking into a few other day trips but didn't want to spend too much. This full day trip is awesome at
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More than Expected
I’ll be honest, I was a bit sceptical taking this trip as I saw a couple of boats coming back and hundreds of
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Mr Ali
Place is awesome but crook transgender admin staff at the island went to Amend Ticket forgot to bring boarding
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Kerry S
Enjoyable day out...
An enjoyable day out for those who don't want to venture far. The boat trip was quick (we didn't need sea sickness
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kristine f
A Wonderful Day
Included in the cost is pick-up from the hotel in an air conditioned bus. very nice. Things moved very quickly and
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Sydney, Australia
Lovely day cruise to island offering bbq lunch entertainment snorkeling swimming submersible to view coral great
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Brisbane, Australia
Malamala and south sea island Crusies
What a wonderful company. The boats are new and modern and feel very safe. The two trips we took with them to
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  • Duration: 9h 9m
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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