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 choose to stay in our 16 bed unisex dorm, 6 bed Girls only dorm, Lodge Room our  or in one of the three Beachfront Bures with private outdoor bathrooms.

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.

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 to experiecce 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 just under two hours and then be back at Denarau in time for lunch. In the short time on the island, you will still be able to 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 before heading back to Port Denarau.

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.


All cruises depart and return to/from Denarau Marina.



01 December 2021 - 16 January 2022 - operating daily

17 January 2022 - 31 March 2022 - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays only 

Coaches available from Denarau, Wailoaloa, Nadi, Coral Coast, Natadola & Momi Bay to connect with both these services.

9:00am ex Port Denarau 5:00pm to Port Denarau
01 April 2022 onwards - Operates Daily

9:00am ex Port Denarau

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

5:00pm or 6:00pm

5:00pm to Coral Coast, Natadola & Momi Bay


01 December 2021 - 16 January 2022 - operating daily

17 January 2022 - 31 March 2022 - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays only 

 12:15pm ex Port Denarau  5:00pm to Port Denarau
April 2022 onwards - Operates Daily  12:15pm ex Port Denarau  5:00pm or 6:00pm to Port Denarau

December 2021 - March 2022 - Not Operating

01 April 2022 onwards - Operates Daily


9:00am ex Port Denarau




December 2021 - June 2022 - Not Operating

01 July 2022 onwards - Operates Daily


9:00am ex Port Denarau


3:00pm to Port Denarau

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. 


Prices are per person, include taxes and are 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.

Valid for Travel 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2023: 

Options Adult  Child  Family*
Full Day  $219 $109 $579
Half Day (ex Nadi/Wailoaloa/Denarau only) $189 $99 $499
Combo Cruise $199 $99 $539
Finding Nemo $109 $45 $299
Full Day cruise with Discover Scuba Intro or Certified Dive             $375 - -

Discover Scuba Intro or Certified Dive Addon

$159 - -

*Family Pass = 2 adults & up to 3 children (5 - 15 years inclusive)

Bookings paid by credit card or international debit card will incur a 3% administration fee (non-refundable). All prices are in Fijian Dollars and include taxes.


A delicious BBQ buffet lunch, local beer, house wine, bottled water and soft drinks are all included while on South Sea Island on the Full Day, Half Day and Combo Cruises 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