The Yasawa Flyer
The Yasawa Flyer, operated by South Sea Cruises, is a large catamaran which travels daily from Denarau Marina (Nadi) to Nacula Island (Oarsman’s Bay Lodge) and is the only ferry which goes up to the Yasawas. It stops at a number of other budget resorts on the way for picking/dropping of passengers and it is an outstanding way to see the idyllic Yasawa Islands.
You’ll witness the stunning and varied scenery of this chain of ancient volcanic islands. You’ll cruise along the coast of the dramatic islands – at the southern end they often have steep volcanic cliffs and unusual rock formations whilst when you approach the end of your run up near the famous Blue Lagoon, the surrounding islands are more low lying with palm fringed, long sandy beaches. Snacks and refreshments are available on the flyer and there is seating for 250 guests, both inside and outside.
Schedule and Rates – Yasawa Flyer Ferry
Cruising time: 4.5 hours; stopping at little budget resorts along the way.
Costs: one way from Denarau Marina to Nacula
F$120.00 for Standard Cabin and F$150.00 VIP Captains Cabin per adult; Children aged 0-4 years old FOC; Children aged 5-15 years old half price; Children aged above 15 Years will be full adult fare
You can also choose a Bula Pass, which gives you the opportunity of unlimited island hopping. Especially when you’ve got all the time in the world, this is the perfect way to explore the beautiful Yasawa Islands.
(Please check rates with your booking agent)
How the Bula Pass Works: your Pass is valid for one return journey to the Yasawas and to hop between resorts and islands as often as you choose. (Note: Travel between Denarau and South Sea Island is included in the Pass. Travel between Denarau and Beachcomber is not.) We suggest you book your first leg and first nights accommodation with your Pass then travel at your leisure.
Whilst all travel is paid for, reservations must still be made for all sectors at least 24 hours prior. (Contact Awesome Adventures)
Turtle Airways Seaplane
Turtle Airways Seaplane is available for US$199.00 per person one-way for a 35 minutes flight. If you have not traveled by seaplane before you won’t want to miss this incredible experience. Flights leave for the Yasawas daily, with the journey taking 30 minutes from Nadi to Nacula. There is no fixed timetable but bookings are confirmed based on availability. Flight times are determined one day prior and guests are advised to leave a contact when booking.
For further information or to make a booking:
Turtle Airways Tel: (679) 6721 888
Luggage limit: Luggage limit for a seaplane transport is 33 lbs per person.
No weight limit is applied in respect of a boat transfer.
Joe’s Water Taxi
Water Taxi Service is your connection for the short journey between Ferry and Seaplane from/to Oarsman’s Bay. The cost is F $21 per adult. The Water Taxi is undertaken in our area by Ratu Joe’s Water Taxi, based at Matacawalevu. Your transfer is automatically organized by our reservations team.
International Flying Times
USA – From Los Angeles: 10 hours non-stop, 13 hours indirect with stop in Honolulu
Remember you will be crossing the International Dateline and will loose a day on your way to Fiji! (You’ll get it back on your return journey!).
AUSTRALIA – from Brisbane: 3 hours
From Melbourne: 4.5 hours
From Sydney: 3.5 hours