South Sea Island

Full, Half, Family & Combo Cruises

South Sea Island is one of the treasures of the Mamanuca Islands. Crystal clear waters, coral reefs and thousands of colourful tropical fish surround this tiny island. 

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South Sea Island is Fiji’s most popular day cruise island and is an easy 30-minute high-speed catamaran ride with South Sea Cruises from Port Denarau. Being so close to Denarau means you can make the most of the day lazing on the beach, snorkelling, diving and enjoying the many activities on offer.

It may be small in size, but there is plenty to keep you entertained with a semi-submersible submarine for underwater viewing, a salt water swimming pool and the use of all non-motorised water sports equipment such as snorkelling gear, stand up paddle boards and kayaks which are available free of charge.

Overnight guests can stay in our 28-bed dorm or in one of the three double-bedded beachfront bures with private outdoor bathrooms.

Discover the underwater magic of Fiji

Discover the underwater world with hours of snorkelling or if you want to stay dry, jump onboard the semi-submersible coral viewer. Make sure you keep an eye out for Nemo!

Introductory diving is a particular focus on this island with pretty reef formations and plentiful fish making it a first time diver's dream. Start in the shallows and then explore the stunning coral gardens and the fish life surrounding the island on a 'Discover Scuba' intro dive.

There is also plenty to keep certified divers amused, with several beach dives and a purposefully sunk shipwreck. Diving in this area you can encounter drop offs and wall dives with lots of hard corals, crystal clear water & large schools of pelagic fish.

A rich Fiji culture

Although the island is uninhabited, you can still get a taste of Fijian culture with a traditional Meke performance and craft market Monday to Saturday.

Full Day Cruise 

The South Sea Island Full Day cruise means you'll get to see and do everything this fantastic little island offers! It's small in size but you certainly won't get bored. 

Half Day Cruise 

The Half Day cruise to South Sea Island is perfect for those who don't have a lot of time to spare, but still want a taste of the 'real Fiji'. This fantastic cruise means you'll get to explore one of Fiji's cutest Mamanuca Islands and get into 'island time'. As the island is only 30 minutes from Denarau, you'll have time to do many of the activities on the island and meet the friendly Fijian's ashore.

Finding Nemo 'Family' Cruise 

A fun family day in Fiji! South Sea Island is perfect for families with small children! If you would like a short trip out to South Sea Island to suit the kids, then this is the cruise for you.

In just 30 minutes you'll be at South Sea Island where you can spend two hours and be back at Denarau in time for lunch. In the two hours, you can see the stunning underwater world of the Marine Sanctuary that surrounds the island with its colourful coral and magnificent fish life. You don't even have to get wet as we'll take you to view all this in our semi-submersible vessel. You sit beneath the surface viewing the coral and fish through large panoramic windows.

Then spend some time ashore relaxing, go kayaking, take a swim in the pool or go snorkelling.

Combo Cruise 

A fantastic combination cruise exploring the outer Mamanuca Islands and 3 hours spent ashore at South Sea Island.

On the Island enjoy great snorkelling and water sports or take the semi-submersible ride to see the spectacular coral and fish life. You'll enjoy a tasty barbecue lunch with a cold Fiji beer or other complimentary drinks.

After lunch board South Sea Cruises high speed catamaran for your cruise around the beautiful Mamanuca Islands. You'll see many of the islands including Treasure, Beachcomber, Mana, Castaway, Malolo and Likuliku.

Daily Departures 

All cruises depart and return to/from Denarau Marina.

Full Day Cruise 

9:00am ex Port Denarau

10:00am ex Coral Coast, Natadola & Momi Bay

5:00pm and 6:00pm
Half Day Cruise 12:15pm 5:00pm and 6:00pm
Finding Nemo 9:00am 12:00pm
Combo Cruise 9:00am 3:00pm

Food and Drink 

Lunchtime is a highlight on the island (available on Full, Half and Combo Cruises). Everyone gathers around rustic tables at the open-air restaurant to watch Fijian performances and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with salads, beer, wine and soft drinks. Finding Nemo day trippers will not be on the island for lunch, but complimentary drinks (wine, beer, soft drinks) are included. 


Valid 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Prices are per person and in Fijian Dollars. Child age is 5 to 15 inclusive. Infants 4 and under are complimentary but must be advised at the time of booking

Options Adult Child Family*
Full Day  $225 $115 $589
Half Day (ex Nadi/Wailoaloa/Denarau only) $195 $99 $509
Combo Cruise $205 $105 $549
Finding Nemo $129 $65 $349
Day cruise with Discover Scuba Intro or Certified Dive $385 - -

Discover Scuba Intro or Certified Dive

$169 - -

*Family Pass = 2 adults & up to 3 children (5 - 15 years inclusive)
A non-refundable credit card administration fee of 3% applies to all bookings.


A delicious BBQ buffet lunch, local beer, house wine, bottled water and soft drinks are all included on Full Day, Half Day and Combo Cruises while on South Sea Island Return pre-booked coach transfers to/from Port Denarau to/from most Nadi, Denarau, Wailoaloa, Natadola, Momi Bay and Coral Coast hotels/resorts. Check at your hotel tour desk
Fantastic snorkelling and swimming, even at low tide Complimentary kids club
Subsea Adventure in our semi-submersible coral viewer Use of non-motorised water sports equipment
Fijian 'Meke' performance at lunchtime (except Sundays) Massage and diving available (additional cost)
Swimming pool 30 minutes free Wi-Fi

Day Cruise Route