Read our informative guide to Fiji tour, excursions and day cruises and find out which are our favourite day tours recommended for your holidays. Book your day tours in confidence with Beautiful Pacific Holidays.
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Fiji Tours, Day Cruises & Excursions
In this Article by South Pacific travel expert Ian Osborn:
Top Day Tours in Fiji — Land & Water Activities — Tour Companies
Although Fiji is best known for its beach resorts, there are plenty of activities on the land and on the water to keep you busy on your holidays. If your're looking to enjoy day tours whilst on holiday in Fiji then Nadi and the Coral Coast make the best bases. On the outer islands, day tours are organised by the resorts as long as they can get enough guests to participate, which normally is the case. Of the outer islands, Taveuni is great for sightseeing tours with beautiful coastal scenery. If you're into history, then head over to Levuka Town, the old capital of Fiji - this historical Fiji tour can be organised from the small island resorts in the Lomaiviti Group (i.e. Toberua or Caqalai) or you can fly to Ovalau for the day from either Nadi or Suva.
Best Fiji Tours
- Island Cruise in the Mamanucas
- Sigatoka Sand Dunes
- Fijian Village Visit (Navala)
- Beqa Shark Dive
- Navua River Tour
Popular Sightseeing Regions
Our Seven Favourite Day Tours in Fiji
Most of the day tour operations are based on the main island of Viti Levu serving tourists staying between Nadi and the Coral Coast. Most of the island resorts offer guided bush walks and local village visits, all of which are fantastic day tours in Fiji and could easily appear in the list below. Our selection lists only those day tours where you can join on an organised day tour independent on way you are staying.
Seaspray Sailing Cruise, Mamanuca Islands
Head to the outer Mamanuca Islands on board a sailing vessel to visit the island where the movie "Castaway" was filmed
Stay at Mana Island Resort
Day Cruise to the Yasawa Islands
Take a scenic journey on board the Yasawa Flyer passenger ferry past twenty islands to Waya or Naviti for snorkelling and hill walks
Stay at Hilton Denarau Island
Navala Village Tour, Viti Levu Interior
Full day tour from Nadi to visit the remote thatch village of Navala with rural sightseeing along the way
Stay at Smugglers Beach Resort
Sigatoka River Valley Tour, Coral Coast
Rich farmland, Indian settlements and Fijian villages - visit the ancient archaeological sight of Tavuni Hill Fort just outside the town of Sigatoka with good walks and lookouts
Stay at Bedarra Inn
Biasevu Waterfall and Caves, Coral Coast
Walk through tropical forests inland from the Coral Coast and visit waterfalls and ancient sites in this beautiful coastal region
Stay at Hideaway Fiji Resort
Navua River Tours, Pacific Harbour
Long boat rides, bamboo rafting, zip-lining through the rainforest and waterfall hikes in the remote highlands of inland from Pacific Harbour.
Stay at Uprising Beach Resort
Pacific Harbour Cultural Centre and Suva City Tour
Theatrical display of Fijian customs including fire-walking, then head to Suva City, the picturesque capital of Fiji set around harbour with a quirky museum and huge local produce market
Stay at The Warwick Resort & Spa
Land & Water Activities
Fiji is one of the best places in the South Pacific to enjoy land based activities. For casual holiday-makers, there are several excellent golf courses on Viti Levu and both Nadi and Suva have decent shopping. There are National Parks to explore on Viti Levu and Taveuni and plenty of organised tours based out of Nadi and the Coral Coast. The most popular land based day tours are to visit one of the many friendly Fijian villages, often to experience Yaqona ceremonies, traditional dance performances or to purchase locally made craft, and this can be done at virtually any resort in the country for a village is never far away and always open to visiting guests. Trekking in the rainforest to spot endemic birds, to relax in a cool waterfall or simply marvel the view from a lookout point is another activity with day tour companies, especially around Viti Levu which is perhaps the best and most accessible island for land based activities.
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With world class scuba diving and surfing as well as exceptional snorkelling form most beach resorts, Fiji is a fantastic place to visit for watersports. The islands are also great to explore on a yacht with plenty of private yachts arriving in the sailing months of May to October with marinas at Vuda and Denarau in Nadi, at Suva and also at Musket Cove in the Mamanuca Islands. Although bareback sailing charters are hard to find, you should consider taking one of the overnight cruises that island hop up the Yasawa chain of islands stopping at snorkelling reefs along the way and anchoring at night in secluded bays.
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Fiji Tour Companies
The best base for a sightseeing holiday is from either Nadi or the Coral Coast with plenty of bus tours visiting the major sites, and smaller private vans and river tours taking tourists further into the real Fiji where large vehicles and can't go. There are a couple of large tour operators based in Nadi but we find that the smaller tour operators tend to have a more flexible approach and visit more interesting and less commercial sites. Try Chands Tours or Pehicle Tours, both based out of Nadi. Alternatively, Feejee Experience operate a 4-night tour circumnavigating Viti Levu and visiting some great sights along the way including river tubing, jungle hikes and visiting a remote Fijian village.
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