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Denarau Island, Fiji
Castaway Island Day Cruise

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icon9 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Get whisked away to Castaway Island by high-speed catamaran on this day cruise. Laze on a palm-fringed beach; swim in the resort pool; snorkel amid coral beds; or make use of water sports such as kayaking and windsurfing (additional charge). Enjoy a beachside restaurant lunch and relax with a tropical drink while you're entertained on board. Travel via the Mamanuca Islands from Denarau Marina, including round-trip hotel transport.
  • Visit Castaway Island, one of the most beautiful Fijian Island Resorts
  • Cruise by high-speed catamaran through the Fiji's Mamanuca Islands
  • Use of snorkeling gear and non-motorized water sports available on Castaway Island (additional costs apply)
  • Use of Castaway Island Resort Pool
  • Fun games and activities for the kids when the Kid's Club option is selected (additional cost, payable direct)
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Free Nadi/Denarau return coach transfers to/from Port Denarau from most hotels and resorts.
Vessel transfer in an air-conditioned catamaran with free WiFi on board
Lunch
Day Cruise escort/host
5 hours on Castaway Island
Snorkeling gear
Optional kids club (3-12 years) additional charge
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Passenger Terminal , Port Denarau, Denarau Island, Fiji

South Sea Cruises check-in counter located in the Passenger Terminal at Port Denarau

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This activity will end right where it started.Complimentary coach transfers are provided to/from most of the Nadi/Denarau & Wailoaloa resorts. Should you miss the complimentary coach transfer, you will need to find your own way to/from Port. Denarau at your own cost. Please check with your hotel concierge for the exact pick-up time. * Fiji Gateway Hotel / Trans International Hotel - Bus bay outside Fiji Gateway Hotel * Nadi Downtown Backpackers - Courtesy transfer to be confirmed at time of booking * Ratsun Nadi Airport Apartment Hotel - Bus bay in front of the hotel * Grand Melanesian Hotel - Bus bay in front of the hotel * Mercure Hotel Nadi - Bus bay outside of hotel * Hexagon International Hotel / Capricorn Hotel Nadi / Travellers Apartments - Bus bay in front of the RB Jetpoint Shopping Complex. * Nadi Bay Resort / Nalagi Hote - 7:40am guests depart from Nadi Bay Resort. South Sea Cruises guests to meet coach at bus stop opposite Nadi Bay Resor * Club Fiji / Oasis Palms - All South Sea Cruises transfers will be by shared transfer to Nadi Bay Resort to meet coach transfer to Port Denarau at 7:15am * Bamboo Travellers Beach / Beach Escape Villas / Bamboo Bluewater Lodge / Aquarius on the Beach / Smugglers Cove / Ramada Suites by Wyndham / New Town Beach Motel - Please wait for your transfer outside Ramada Suites by Wyndham
Pass the idle hours at Castaway Island, a pristine and private South Pacific destination in the heart of Fiji's Mamanuca Islands—fringed by tropical rain forest, white-sand beaches and coral reefs in turquoise waters.

Board a luxurious high-speed catamaran from Denarau Marina to Castaway Island, passing other Mamanuca Islands en route. Once the vessel pulls into the lagoon, you have free time to laze about under an island palm, dip into the Castaway Island Resort Pool, snorkel in the azure sea, hop in a kayak, or try windsurfing—among other non-motorized waters sports (additional costs apply).

To maximize Castaway Island's tropical tranquility, drop off your children at the ‘Kids Club’ (additional cost, payable direct), where they enjoy a mixture of games and fun activities with a Fijian flavor. 

When you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy lunch at a beachside restaurant. 

On the return catamaran cruise to Denarau, enjoy a tropical drink and onboard entertainment provided by your Fijian crew—an ideal ending to a perfect day—before drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Castaway Island (Qalito)
Castaway is one of Fiji's most beautiful island resorts and has an amazing 'Fijian family' friendliness. It is home to a fantastic range of things to see and do. You'll cruise out to Castaway on our high-speed catamaran. The beauty of the resort with its perfect white sand and swaying palms stretches before you as you are welcomed ashore. Enjoy lazing in the sun beneath the trees and wander along the soft sand. Snorkel straight off the beach in the crystal-clear waters and over vibrant coral reefs. An island massage experience or the use of motorised and non-motorised water sports equipment including kayaks, catamarans and windsurfers is available for an additional charge. Resort facilities include a freshwater swimming pool, three bars and a resort boutique. On the return cruise to Denarau you'll take in the sights of other islands in the Mamanuca group. The perfect end to a perfect day.
Duration: 9 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not 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 5 travelers
  • OPERATED BY South Sea Cruises ,Awesome Adventures Fiji, Blue Lagoon Cruise
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Castaway Island Day Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Castaway Island Day Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Castaway Island Day Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Castaway Island Day Cruise.

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-2
Bad weather, rude service
Angie
, Mar 2020
I wish Viator would have rescheduled our day trip to Castaway Island. It was cloudy when we left Port Denarau, but about 45 minutes out to sea, a torrential rainfall started and continued a good portion of the day. It was scary getting from the catamaran onto the dingy at sea during this kind of rainfall. We were drenched from head to toe and my daughter described the experience as horrific and I agree! Once on the island, like I said it rained most of the day and then lunch took 2 hours! By the time that was done, we didn't have much time to enjoy the island. My daughter wanted to snorkel and when we went to get the snorkel gear and had it in hand and then we were asked if we had paid the $35.00 deposit that we knew nothing about. When we said no, we were told that we would have to go to front desk to pay and then come back to get snorkel gear. Under normal circumstances that would not have been a big deal, but since we only had a 1/2 hour left, that would have eaten up most of that time. I was extremely disappointed by this, since we didn't get a chance to take advantage of any of the water sports due to the rain. I know that Viator is not responsible for the weather, however, when I called the day before to confirm, I asked about the weather because rain was in the forecast, if we should reschedule and the lady on the phone said that the weather would be good. I honestly feel that we wasted $800.00 and a day of our vacation.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Nice but stuff can do better
Kenza_E
, Mar 2020
They make u to pay for everything even water when u pay top dollar for a day trip they didn’t write about it they serve u lunch but for drink u have to pay for my bottle of water get lost from stuff they took 30 minutes to realise to just give one other instead to make a drama anyway atmosphere there is beautiful but with a price .
star-5
Beautiful and tranquil
naomigiggins
, Jan 2020
Beautiful water lovely setting quiet and relaxing. Food was good and the people were friendly. We were able to view alot of the other ilsands on the way on the cruise out
star-4
Very good
EMILY_L
, Aug 2019
A beautiful small island to spend your day. A variety of activities. Wish we had more hours,at least one to two hours.
star-2
The island itself is wonderful...
YENNIEN_T
, Jun 2018
The island itself is wonderful. Beach is beautiful. However, snorkeling is boring. We can only snorkel along the beach which we did not see anything. For some reason, the vessel traveled 1 hour more than it is announced at first. We totally spent nearly 6 hours on the vessel but only 4.5 hours on the island. I do not like how Viator do these work. They provided no enough info about this day cruise only if I ask them where do we board a vessel and when should I be at the port.
star-5
We had a great day, but first, one...
DAVID K
, Nov 2017
We had a great day, but first, one piece of information that we wish we knew but didn't when we made reservations for multiple one-day trips to the islands. If you are making reservations for multiple day trips to several islands, the same boat serves each of the islands. So, we went to Mana to catch the Seaspray one day and we went to Castaway another day--Mana takes about 90 minutes each way and Castaway takes 120 minutes, and the first 90 minutes of both days were the same i.e., same boat goes to South Sea Island, Mana, Castaway and others. Castaway Island is beautiful. The island limits the number of day trippers, and everyone on the island knows who you are since you have to wear an armband. There are limits on how much of the resort you can explore. Having said that, the buffet lunch was very good, we had no problem finding chairs with shade by the beach, we were able to use the two pools as well, the snorkeling was good and everyone on the island was very nice to us. I was wondering if we would have too much time on the island, but the time went very quickly and we could have gladly used more. Highly recommend this trip.
star-5
A beautiful relaxing island. The...
Anne-Louse H
, Aug 2017
A beautiful relaxing island. The staff are very friendly. Our lunch was fantastic. The ocean was great to swim and snorkelling in.
star-5
Fantastic, lots of sunshine and lots of...
Jokaveti T K
, Aug 2017
Fantastic, lots of sunshine and lots of activities especially for children.
star-4
Good trip with nice food great...
Ning W
, May 2017
Good trip with nice food great desert and the beer. staff are welcoming and friendly. I went for snorkeling but did not see many fishes. Lots of sea weeds but not much coral to see around the snorkeling area.
star-5
Very nice beach and clearer water...
Ursula C
, Mar 2017
Very nice beach and clearer water. Food is limited but good. Asked to go on the jungle walk, like an uphill hike but great views from up there nice and quite. They have a lot of activities you can pay for additionally on the island that make this a good tour. Big island but you are limited to the beach area and jungle walk. Nicer snorkeling here.
star-4
Nice and quiet island. Not many...
Jieyu Z
, Aug 2016
Nice and quiet island. Not many visitors. The lunch buffet was very good, better than what we had at Sheraton I'd say. Not many non motorized water sports equipment though.
star-5
Great island with beautiful Seaview...
Yuying_C
, Aug 2016
Great island with beautiful Seaview in the restaurant. Delicious buffet. Definitely will come again!
star-5
Great tour! Island was beautiful...
Katrina B
, Aug 2016
Great tour! Island was beautiful. Highly recommended especially if you are staying in the mainland where the beaches aren't at par with those in the islands.
star-4
Nice island, amazing lunch...
Vivek A
, Jan 2016
Nice island, amazing lunch, snorkelling is average. Bush walks and facilities and pool of 5 start quality. This is a high end resort compared to some of the backpacker type of resorts. Has multiple bars and restaurants and caters to a more upmarket crowd.
star-3
Just not worth the money...
Jack L
, Nov 2015
Just not worth the money. Snorkeling wasn't the best and in fact disappointing. The lunch was barely average......would not recommend.
star-5
Excellent trip - well organised and...
Steven D
, Aug 2015
Excellent trip - well organised and friendly all day
star-3
Overall positive - punctual hotel...
ALAN F
, Aug 2015
Overall positive - punctual hotel pick up bordering early as well as prompt port departure and return. The boat trip was comfortable and enjoyable and the lunch on the island was delicious and filling. What was confusing was the usage of non-motorised water facilities such kayaks on the island. Tour guide confirmed that they are all complimentary and each time was told by the desk staff that they cost FJD10. After to'ing and fro'ing 3 times between them I was told by the tour guide that she 'had not been to the island for some time'. Eventually, when we went to hire a 2 kayaks, we got them for free! Whilst the water is clear and warm, the island beach was not what I had imagined with seaweed and coral very close to the beach, as well as the warning signs for sting rays obviously outside of the tour operator's control.
star-5
Recommended! The island is very...
Fransiska D
, Jun 2015
Recommended! The island is very beautiful! Great food as well. Definitely will come back again
star-5
Amazing, amazing experience. My...
John Adam F
, Dec 2014
Amazing, amazing experience. My favourite part of my recent trip to Fiji. Everything ran like clockwork, service was top notch, staff was extremely helpful and friendly, just A+.
star-3
We really liked the boat cruise, but...
Brett F
, Dec 2014
We really liked the boat cruise, but the transportation back to our resort was really poor and not safe. Apparently my wife and I were not on the return trip list and we were told to get off the bus or pay $200 to get back to our resort. There was a heated discussion between myself and three of the bus people until a ladt from the office came out and said I was right and told me to get back on the bus. This angered the driver who drove crazy and scared us passengers. Tailgating other cars who then hit their brakes, driving real fast in the rain which made the bus sway from side to side, running over traffic cones, hitting the speed bumps before and after each village really hard, stopping for a friend about half way through the trip. It scared my wife so I'm sure it scared the other passengers.

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