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Village & Mud Crab Catching Tour

Village & Mud Crab Catching Tour

By Robinson Crusoe Island Tours
Visit one of Fiji’s most historical sites,Vusama Village, on the Tuva River. Be welcomed into the Chiefly Bure where you will take part in a traditional sevu-sevu (welcome) ceremony. You will have an opportunity to explore the village sites and interact with the local people.After your tour of the village, you will join the crew in a mud crab catching adventure upon your journey to Robinson Crusoe Island. Spend the day relaxing on the island, enjoying activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and island activities. In the afternoon, our friendly crew will teach you how to cook your mud crab catch from the morning using natural, island sourced ingredients!
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Ages 0-120, max of 150 per group
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Tropical BBQ Buffet Lunch
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Kayaks & Paddle Boards
  • Return coach transfer from Nadi Airport and Nadi & Coral Coast Hotels
  • Village Entry Fees

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • All guests must place a call to Robinson Crusoe Island Tours one day prior to their scheduled tour to reconfirm the pick-up time from their respective resort. Alternatively, guests may also inquire about the pick-up time at the tour desk of their resort.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Nadi Intl Airport, Nadi, Viti Levu Fiji
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Port Denarau Marina
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 160583P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Village & Mud Crab Catching Tour?
        Village & Mud Crab Catching Tour price starts from $182.63. Discover and book Village & Mud Crab Catching Tour on Tripadvisor
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        • Robinson Crusoe Island Tours
          Viti Levu, Fiji
          Joined in March 2008
        • lorenzk968
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          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Day trip ONLY!
          Highs - Beautiful Island welcome - Great Food and helpful staff - Reasonable drinks. Wonderful authentic dances & singing. Comfortable bures tho very small doors and have to go to outside toilet at night..not always convenient as it rains often in the nights. Nice that they have small coffee tray and jug but sugar & powered creamer were always damp making ut difficult to use. Lows -  *Recommended Day Trip Only, not set up appropriately for over night stays. *Too close to mangroves to be called an island. Internet is charged but available in rooms which is handy. *Dirty muddy sea water and Too much wood slash from mangroves channels on the beach.. *Toilets 🚻 over loaded with day trippers using the shared bathrooms and walking into private ones as well as no proper locks. *Swimming pool completely empty and damaged. *Cat lying on eating tables and small puppy barking and snapping at people's legs and hands with sharp teeth, tearing clothing. * Uncomfortable boat to & from Island. *No fridge
          Written 28 March 2024
        • 661laetitiaj
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Perfect last day in Fiji
          Staff was amazing. Small island where you feel you are all alone after a few minutes walk. I choose to do the coconut cooking class, it was so good. Great experience!!!
          Written 26 February 2024
        • nigelwilkinson
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous day tour
          We had a fabulous day tour with Robinson Crusoe Island Tours. Our hotel pick up was on time and we were driven to the jetty to board the boat that goes down the river to the island in the sea. We enjoyed the snorkelling and the cultural show. Lunch was very good and the team who looked after us were amazing. Highly recommended.
          Written 26 February 2024
        • Explorer55693029297
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          The Boat Ride from Hell
          On February 14, my wife, my 2 sons, and I went on this tour. The tour involves a 35-40 minute boat ride to the island from their own jetty located on the Road to Natadola Beach. For the "boat ride", a pontoon was used. The pontoons have 4 rows of seating - 2 on the sides and 2 in the middle (back-to-back arrangment). The pontoon that took us to the island has "life jackets" stored on the ceiling of the boat. HOWEVER, after the dinner and the fire shows, the ride back was HELL-LIKE, because: 1/ The pontoon was full of people (I think maybe around 40 people including 3-4 small children, BUT THERE WAS NO LIFE JACKETS on the boat at all. 2/ The pontoon was not equiped with any kind of light for night time travelling except for a single "spot light". 3/ There were only 2 crewmembers, 1 is the captain and 1 is the deck hand. 4/ It was raining hard so all sides of the boat, except for the back side, was covered with plastic so the captain could not see ahead. To help the captain, the deck hand had to turn on his spot light to guide the captain. After establishing position and conveyed it to the captain, the deck hand then turned off his spot light. A boat carrying 40+ souls travelling in total darkness with occasional use of the lone navigation system - a spot light. I could never imagined a situation like this would exist in 2024, but I actually was in such situation. I fear for my life, my wife's life, my children's lives, and the lives of all passengers on the boat that night. 5/ Worse off, at one point during the journey back to the jetty, the deck hand turned on his spot light and shouted out to the captain. The captain immediately put the engine in reverse to stop the vessel from moving forward. The captain then changed direction and continued on. At that time I realized that the boat had almost hit something. Thanks God all guests at the event made it back to the jetty and back to their hotels. Anyway, I hope this will help future vacationers to decide whether or not this tour is for you and your family.
          Written 15 February 2024
        • paulfY6662OU
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun Day at Private Island
          Small group on private island. Sean played guitar and sang on ~30 minute boat trip to get there once there, several activities to share the Fiki island life, have fun, and entertain (fire dancers). You may also just relax on the beach or swim. It was very windy and had rough waves the day we were there. Lunch was very good and plentiful. Bar was available for drinks. Day was topped off with crab races. 🦀 😁
          Written 11 February 2024
        • Mariaslk
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A real desert island 🏝️
          I travelled here in March 2003 and stayed for 3 days. It was just like staying in a desert island. Hot water from a bucket shower. Caught my first tuna with Brett on his fishing boat. Ate my first fresh coconut straight from the tree. Camp fires. Friendly staff welcome and departure waving us off the island. It was truly paradise.
          Written 10 February 2024
        • G2495ABdeborahb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Fijian Island Experience 🏝️
          LIKURI ISLAND RESORT A fantastic day trip to this resort. Such a fun packed day with snorkelling/glass bottom boat, coconut prep, fire walking, medicine walk, basket weaving, bbq, drinks, Fiji traditional dancing & fire show, crab racing, dancing. Beautiful beach, sunloungers and hammocks.
          Written 7 February 2024
        • Sightsee12702525632
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must do.
          Great experience. Informative show, tasty dinner, Highlight was the fire knife show at the end with one part in the water, showering sparks. Boat ride back in the pouring rain wasn't fun but as a part of the experience loved it. The ride home over one and a half hours to our Nadi Resort was very unpleasant being wet with the A/C set to cold. Overall a wouldn't miss experience, the children had a blast.
          Written 19 January 2024
        • dianeelmer1
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Day tour in Fiji
          Great day out, beautiful island. Good lunch, relaxing Fiji time. Great staff, great dancing. Loved it.
          Written 6 November 2023
        • HelenB947
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A small piece of Fijian paradise
          We had a fantastic day on Likuri Island Resort. We loved the boat ride to the island. Staff were welcoming and friendly. A full on fun day with a good variety of activities to keep you entertained. Staff are hands on at getting everyone involved in the fun.
          Written 30 October 2023
        • Dream659334
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worst experience.
          Would not recommend, we got home past midnight, a very long evening, the dance was way too long and repetitive. The boat ride was ridiculous. We were shoulder to shoulder back to back and knee to knee. It was a very uncomfortable experience all up. And very pricey for what we got.
          Written 24 October 2023
        • Sharlsandco
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          we did the day/night all day tour and it was excellent. Picked up from our resort in a large clean, comfortable bus, and taken to the jetty to het the boat. The amenities at the jetty are very poor though. The guided tour through Vusama village with kava ceremony was educational and informative in the ways of Fijian village life. Our boat driver and on board guide, (who was with us doing the whole day), were both fun and friendly. Likuri island was very pretty and all that one would expect on a Fijian island. There was plenty to do, and after being greeted to the island with song, the activities board at the bar was pointed out to all guests on the island with times of activities etc. The snorkeling where you are taken to an outer reef was incredibly average, though the snorkeling guide was great. A ten minute boat ride out to the reef, 30-40minutes in the water, and a return ten minute trip back. They do need a ladder at the back of the boat so people can get in and out of the water from the boat quickly, safely, and efficiently. Both lunch and dinner were provided, lunch was better for us though. and there is plenty of food and variety. Crab cooking, firewalking after the lovo dinner is prepared, and the dinnertime entertainment is excellent. Lots of dancing, and the firedancing was amazing! A musical farewell as we boarded th boat and returned in almost pitch black down the river to the jetty where buses were waiting to return people to their accom. Would definitely recommend, keeping in mind the all day tour is a late night for the kids.
          Written 23 October 2023
        • R6111GDnatalier
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          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unique experience but poor communication
          Food and show were wonderful! Unique experience! BUT, be aware, pickup was almost 2 hours earlier! Drink prices on boat should have been communicated, they’re not free. Poor communication all the way.
          Written 18 October 2023
        • kerrym304
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Sunset cruise, dinner and entertainment
          Time consuming bus trip from hotel to start of boat ride, including change from one bus to another but once on boat along river was great. Food plentiful, host informative with good sense of humour and entertainment excellent. Definitely worth while.
          Written 3 October 2023
        • Trax2011
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful sunset
          Amazing night, 39 minutes on a boat to the island where they perform a Lovo ceremony, make everyone welcome, greet good and fantastic dance show put on by the workers The best is the final act at the beach with the fire dancers Been 3 times and still go back again
          Written 30 September 2023
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
        Very good

        Ryan O
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Friends
        I took this tour and would not recommend it. Two items advertised do not occur and several others are grossly exaggerated. No ancient pottery site and no weaving, carving and pottery demonstration. “Joining the crew on a mud crab catching adventure” consists of a crew member pulling two crab cages from the river on the way to the island. No explanation or information or adventure. The “jungle cruise” was the boat to the island which was no cruise. It is a narrow metal boat with metal benches crammed with the other passengers and little commentary. It’s no frills transport to the island, which is perfectly fine. But calling it a jungle cruise is indicative of what the owners of this company think of you.

        It took 75 minutes (each way) by bus to the boat. There was no information given the entire ride, like what the day would consist of or information about what we were driving by. That is then followed up with another 30 minutes in a boat to the village. Expect to spend most of day just travelling.

        The kava ceremony was nice and it seemed authentic. But it was a very long time to ask people to sit cross legged on concrete. Many of the older tourists were visibly uncomfortable but didn’t want to offend the villagers by standing up. Which brings me to another disappointing revelation: several participants in the ceremony aren’t actually villagers. They are employees dressed up like villagers who change outfits and then serve drinks or play other roles. And ride back with you into the city at the end of the day.

        The snorkelling occurs but it wasn’t good. It wasn’t actually guided. Then it was abruptly stopped after about 30 minutes. No one who participated was ready to get out.

        The final straw was the return trip. The boat takes you back to where the bus dropped you off. But expect to sit there for 45 minutes before your bus arrives. Bring bug repellent. You’re going to need it. Then enjoy your 75 minute bus ride in silence accompanied by the smell of a men’s locker room.

        Several of the employees were very nice and genuine people. But the management needs to rethink how they advertise this, include a tour guide given all the travel, contemplate the customer experience and improve the logistics.
        Written 19 February 2024
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