sigatoka river safari
from $175 adult / $88 child (4 – 15yrs) / free (3yrs under)
Sigatoka River Safari is Fiji’s original jet boat safari. This is a half day uniquely Fijian adventure into the heart and soul of Fiji on board custom build safari jet boats. You will travel along Fiji’s longest river, visiting Fijian villages and experience a day in the life of the real ‘kaiviti’ (Fijian). You will be introduced to the rich culture of the Fijian people and share the history, customs and legends of the area.
NEED TO KNOW
- Return hotel transfers from most hotels (additional charge may apply)
- Jet boat experience
- Fijian village visit
- Fijian lunch
- Sense of adventure
- Bring a change of clothes, you may get wet
- Comfortable clothing and footwear
- Sarong or sulu for the village visit
Mon – Sat
subject to availability
until further notice
The awe inspiring Sigatoka River is the longest river on the island of Viti Levu, running from the hills of the Navosa Province right down to the sand dunes in Kulukulu, on the famous Coral Coast. The river provides locals with fresh water mussels (kai), fish, prawns, eels, water for agriculture and for drinking.
The river was used as the only means of transport from the coast to the interior right up until the late 1950’s. The travel time for many villagers from Navosa in those days was 3 days down alone, with the return journey being even longer.
Your tour departs Sigatoka Town on Safari transfers with Safari guide. From this time until guests reach the Sigatoka River Safari jetty, the driver or guide will explain more about the history of the area and the history of the villagers along the valley road.
Head up the Sigatoka River with jet boat captains with commentary stops along the way and learning more about Fiji history and the history of the Sigatoka Valley.
Arrive at designated/host village, where upon meeting village guide, guests will have a sevusevu or traditional Fijian kava ceremony and are able to have a taste of kava and meet the chief of the village and the other elders. After the ceremony the village guide will lead the new friends (newly welcomed village members) for a tour around the village, where they can ask all questions about life in the village etc. This is then followed by lunch and entertainment
Guests head down to the river and enjoy our the homeward journey, which includes a few gentle manoeuvres (Sigatoka Spins – 360 degrees) ** Guests are asked whether they would like to participate in this aspect of the trip, if they opt not to then they are safely dropped back to the jetty and the Cpt will then head out with the remaining guests to perform the signature spins!