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about the cruise

  • Full day cruise to and around Tivua Island
  • Departs Port Denarau Marina twice most days at 10am & returns 5pm (9.30am Thursday) OR 11.30am & returns 6.30pm
  • Includes all food and drinks on the island
  • Guaranteed to be something for the whole family
  • Go snorkelling or paddleboarding, or enjoy a glass bottom boat tour
  • Kids activities in the Captain’s Kid’s Club
  • Local special Tivua Island Day Cruise (limited inclusions) – F$99 per adult & F$49 per child (additional 10% discount for COVID-19 frontliners). Call our Nadi office direct on 670 1823 or email nadi2@captaincook.com.fj to make your booking. Departures are Saturday & Sunday only.
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Spend a day playing on your own private tropical island

Step aboard our magnificent tall ships – Ra Marama & Spirit of the Pacific – or the luxurious sailing catamaran Fiji One to set sail for beautiful Tivua Island, a tiny jewel in the Mamanuca island group.

Tivua Island is our exclusive atoll surrounded by a circle of white sandy beach and 500 acres of coral gardens. Here visitors will enjoy an unforgettable day in paradise, with a big range of activities to choose from and something for absolutely everyone.

For those seeking water based activities, there’s snorkelling, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and glass bottom boat tours. For those wanting a taste of Fijian culture, there’s the opportunity to take a medicine nature walk, learn to husk and weave coconut fibres and partake in a traditional Kava ceremony.

For those wanting to explore the area’s natural beauty, we offer seasonal bird and turtle viewing, the chance to snorkel and dive amongst some marvellous sea life and huge gardens of flowering tropical Hibiscus to explore. You may even see our baby black tipped reef sharks.

There’s something for kids of all ages too, with a Captain’s Kids Club and a bunch of great sporting activities including beach volleyball, sandcastle building and a treasure hunt for the adventurous ones.

And for those who just want to relax and unwind, we offer free use of the shade bures, catered food and drink as well as beach massages by appointment from the Senikai Day Spa on the island.

Included in the cost are morning and afternoon tea, a tropical buffet lunch, beer, wine and soft drinks on the island, use of canoes and stand up paddleboards, snorkelling and glass bottom boat tours, music and entertainment and return Nadi and Denarau hotel transfers. We also offer return transfers from Coral Coast & Lautoka resorts for a small additional fee.

Tours depart twice daily on most days from Port Denarau Marina, so if you’re staying at a Fiji resort in Denarau, Nadi or on the Coral Coast, you owe it to yourself to sample the beauty of Fiji by ship on our Tivua Island Day Tour.

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Activities & Inclusions

  • Morning and afternoon teaMorning and afternoon tea
  • Tropical buffet lunchTropical buffet lunch
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks on the islandBeer, wine and soft drinks on the island
  • Use of canoes and paddle boardsUse of canoes and paddle boards
  • Snorkelling & glass bottomed boat toursSnorkelling & glass bottomed boat tours
  • Captain's Kid's Club for 3-9yrsCaptain's Kid's Club for 3-9yrs
  • Relax on the exclusive Tivua IslandRelax on the exclusive Tivua Island
  • Music and entertainmentMusic and entertainment
  • Return Nadi & Denaurau hotel transfersReturn Nadi & Denaurau hotel transfers

Optional Extras

  • Day and Dinner Cruise Combo

    Combine the Tivua Island Day Cruise with the Sunset Dinner Cruise and Save 25% off the one of lesser value. Cruises can be booked open dated and on different days.

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  • Day Bure Hire

    The island has 2 private waterfront bures with ensuite and queen bed. These are available for day use for wedding couples, honeymooners or families requiring a place for the children to nap.

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  • Tivua Island Wedding package

    Many people dream of making their vows somewhere as beautiful as Fiji, but with Captain Cook Fiji your dreams can become reality. Say ‘I do’ under the palm trees on a sandy white beach, and celebrate with your family and friends on one of our romantic ships.

    Let us take care of everything – our packages cover the ceremony,  meals and activities, and you can even include our photography package to create special memories of your big day.

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  • Tivua Island proposal package

    Surprise your love today with a romantic deserted beach marriage proposal.

    Picture the two of you on the beach, strolling along hand in hand to the gentle sounds of a sandy atoll. As you explore the island you come across a “message in a bottle” lying at the waters edge…… While your love reads the message “will you marry me” you offer the ring and present it whilst down on bended knee….. Then celebrate over lunch with a bottle of sparkling wine in a private romantic bure. Click here for more information. 

  • Spa Treatments

    Escape to your own private Fijian paradise with a Senikai Spa treatment on a Tivua Island beach.

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  • Five Star PADI Scuba Diving

    Day Scuba diving adventures aboard Captain Cook Cruises Fiji Day Cruise are operated by Viti Water Sports and cater for certified, occasional and first time divers.
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  • Coral Coast and Lautoka hotel transfers

    FAQs

  • Where is Tivua Island?

    Just 90 minutes cruising time from Port Denarau Marina, Tivua Island is a tiny gem in the Pacific and is Captain Cook Cruises’ very own private piece of the Mamanuca island group. This is an archipelago of 20 volcanic islands totalling around 135 square kilometres in the western part of Fiji.

    Tivua Island is ringed by a white sandy beach and surrounded by 500 acres of spectacular coral gardens, making it a snorkelling and diving paradise for visitors. The island also offers a variety of other activities including stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and glass bottom boat tours, scenic walks and seasonal bird and turtle viewing.

  • What is included in the optional extras?

    Optional extras available for an additional cost on our Tivua Island Day Cruise include scuba diving for all levels provided by professional PADI instructors, with the chance to learn to dive stunning coral reefs and, for advanced experienced divers, even explore a shipwreck.

    Optional massage services are offered by the Senakai Day Spa on the island and we also have two waterfront bures with ensuite available for day hire during your visit. Other options include our Tivua Island Proposal Package, complete with lunch in a private bure, our Wedding Package including ceremony, meals, activities and photography and our Day and Dinner Cruise Combo offering both day and dinner cruise with a 25% discount on one.

  • How many passengers are onboard day cruises and are they suitable for kids?

    Tivua Island day cruises have a maximum capacity of 100 passengers to a vessel and the island has a capacity of 200 guests. All ages are welcome on our day cruise and dinner cruise. Children must have adult supervision at all times and they must be capable of swimming by themselves unassisted.

    Children under 5 years of age are also welcome on our day cruises, but parents will need to provide their flotation devices. We offer a Captain’s Kids Club on the Tivua Island Day Cruise for children between 5 and 12 years old.

  • What is included in a day cruise?

    Our Tivua Island Day Cruise offers our guests a huge variety of activities included in the cost. These include marine biologist guided snorkelling tours off the beach and pontoon and glass bottom boat tours, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, beach volleyball, seasonal bird and turtle viewing and a range of Fijian cultural experiences including a traditional Kava ceremony.

    Both our day cruise and dinner cruise also include a buffet meal made with fresh local ingredients. Optional extras for an additional cost on our day cruise include beach massages by the Senakai Day Spa on the island and scuba diving for all experience levels under the guidance of professional PADI instructors.

  • What are the key differences between a day cruise and a dinner cruise?

    Our Tivua Island Day Cruise and Fiji Sunset Dinner Cruise are literally as different as day and night. While our day cruise is all about water based activities and family fun in the sun, our dinner cruise is a time to unwind and enjoy a fresh, tropical buffet dinner and a glass of sparkling against the backdrop of a stunning Fijian sunset.

    While both cruises include traditional Fijian hospitality and a sumptuous meal made with fresh local ingredients, the Tivua Island Day Cruise is more kid-friendly, with a Captain’s Kids Club and lots of activities to keep them active and occupied. Perhaps to enjoy the best of both worlds, the answer is to go on both cruises.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY

All was just excellent, the crew, the guests, the food, it was a holiday in paradise!

Susanne, Switzerland, 18/2/2020
7NC

Great food, love the music, fun and full of exciting activities.

Meli, Aust, 3/1/2020
Day

Brilliant evening. Great crew, very friendly. Sunsets amazing.

John, UK, 14/2/2020

The destinations each day were amazing, the activities were excellent especially snorkelling. I have never experienced such wonderful staff on a cruise before. The food and quality of care from staff was superb.

Paul, QLD, 18/2/2020
7NC

Amazing family experience.

Jope,WA (Aust), 7/1/2020
Day

Absolutely lovely view, excellent food.

April, Scotland, 14/11/2019
Dinner

Vinaka for making us part of your family for the week, I take your wonderful smiles and joy of life home with me.

Janice, Canada, 4/2/2020
7NC Colonial

Loved the snorkelling and the sharks

Rachael, USA, 10/1/2020
Day

The crew is truly amazing, very friendly and welcoming, Everyone always has a smile and is ready to help, loved that! Will miss the team, the food was excellent.

Ana, USA, 15/2/2020
7NC

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All was just excellent, the crew, the guests, the food, it was a holiday in paradise!

Susanne, Switzerland, 18/2/2020
7NC

Great food, love the music, fun and full of exciting activities.

Meli, Aust, 3/1/2020
Day

Brilliant evening. Great crew, very friendly. Sunsets amazing.

John, UK, 14/2/2020

The destinations each day were amazing, the activities were excellent especially snorkelling. I have never experienced such wonderful staff on a cruise before. The food and quality of care from staff was superb.

Paul, QLD, 18/2/2020
7NC

Amazing family experience.

Jope,WA (Aust), 7/1/2020
Day

Absolutely lovely view, excellent food.

April, Scotland, 14/11/2019
Dinner

Vinaka for making us part of your family for the week, I take your wonderful smiles and joy of life home with me.

Janice, Canada, 4/2/2020
7NC Colonial

Loved the snorkelling and the sharks

Rachael, USA, 10/1/2020
Day

The crew is truly amazing, very friendly and welcoming, Everyone always has a smile and is ready to help, loved that! Will miss the team, the food was excellent.

Ana, USA, 15/2/2020
7NC

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