Sigatoka River Safari
Sigatoka River Safari
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Monday
8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Fiji's original and the World's First jetboat & village safari,is a half-day, uniquely Fijian adventure into the "Heart and Soul of Fiji", aboard our purpose-built Safari jet boats. Our guests will travel along the majestic Sigatoka River to visit an authentic Fijian village and experience a day in the life of the real ‘kaiviti’ (Fijian). To bring the Safari adventure to life, your driver/guide is assigned to each group and introduces passengers to the rich culture of the Fijian people and shares the history, customs and legends of the area. Sigatoka River Safari began operations in 2006 and quickly established itself as a premier attraction by winning the Best Fiji Experience in 2008 and Best Adventure Tour in 2007 at the annual AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards, also winning 6 consecutive TripAdvisor Excellence Awards putting itself into the Hall of Fame as the Number 1 Outdoor Activity in Fiji. In 2017 secured World Travel Award Australasia's Leading Adventure Tour Operator
Sigatoka, Fiji

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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MKlicka
Greater London, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
My mum and I booked this safari to get a glimpse of the "real" Fiji. I was a nervous to gt on a jet boat because I have a chronic health condition and my mum is 74 .... but my worries were in vain. I literally felt alive again the first time in a while. I also loved the fact that the captains and tour guides are locals from the villages along the river and it is fantastic that the villages are supported by the Sigatoga River Safari.

We were picked up at our hotel in Denarau on time at 7:15am and we were dropped off at a shop/tour desk in Sigatoga town, where we checked in, got our sarongs as well as a bottle of water (there are recycling bins at the wharf). There were other tourists from other hotels and we were split up in groups and got on another bus to go to the river wharf. The drive there was short and the funny tour guide told us a bit about the area and the safari.
At the wharf we were given life jackets and a group chief (the oldest man in our group) was nominated to represent us at the village. We were able to safely leave our changing clothes and valuables behind (which is necessary as you'll get totally soaked).
With us on the boat were people with reduced mobility as well as people up to the age of 80 years and the safari team made sure they all got in and out of the boat safely.
The trip to the village was awesome! We were going up the river with about 70-80kmh and now and then we stopped so our captain could tell us more about the villages, their way of life, the river itself, the history of Fiji etc. It's hard to find words for how interesting, humbling and touching it was. We saw people swim across the river to got to work, people riding horses across the river, lots of people fishing, children playing and everyone seemed to be happy to see us, and waved at us, smiling. All this in a lush, green scenery in the middle of hills and some higher mountains in the background. Mindblowing.
When we arrived a the village we climbed a few steps and again, the team ensured everyone was supported and made it up the hill. We put on our sarongs and sat down in the cool of the church where the travel guide gave us a great introduction into Fiji and its history, the villages in general and this village specifically. Afterwards we went to the community hall, where we were welcomed by the entire village. We all sat down on the floor, watched the cava ceremony, had a sip of cava, listened to the beautiful choirs and had the honour to have a little chat to the ladies and the children. Afterwards we were served a fantastic meal, freshly cooked by the ladies from the village. They even pointed out what food was gluten free! After lunch we were invited to dance (or at least attempt to copy their highly energetic dance moves in that tropical heat and humidity lol).
In the end some of us presented gifts for the villagers (my mum and I brought a bunch of cava which was very much appreciated). It was hard to leave!
The boat ride home was spectacular. We did a few 360 spins and got soaked. I had the impression that not everyone was aware that this would happen but it is pointed out in their brochure and on their homepage. It was fun and it felt save ... and my mum had a blast too!
Make sure you bring dry clothes (even underwear), wear shoes that are ok to get wet und bear in mind that a hat/cap won't stay on for a second on these jet boats without constantly holding on to it. I wore a "had" (a tight and bigger bandana) to protect my ears from the wind and my head from the sun and it was working well.
This safari was the abolutle highlight of our time in Fiji. We have been to many other places around the world but the people of Fiji are special. I can't wait to come back.
Written 27 February 2024
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Jaimie M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
What an amazing experience. From the moment we were picked up from the hotel, our driver Zac had us laughing and telling us all about Fiji. Once we arrived to the boat Captain Jack took over and keep the vibe going. Sharing stories of Fiji and rugby and having a good laugh along the way. Visiting the village was a humbling and welcoming experience. The love and sense of community is inspiring and something I will never forget. I met some amazing people and will be doing this trip again next time I visit Fiji. A Must do experience!
Written 27 February 2024
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Amy L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was an experience that we will never forget!! We did both the river safari and cave tour. On our river safari we visited the village of Vunarewa were our guide Sadam made us feel very welcome. He showed us around his village and told us about his culture. We were then invited to have cava and lunch. The people of Vunarewa were very welcoming and even danced with us which was lots of fun, we can’t wait to visit them again in the future. The boat ride back was very exciting thanks to Freddy.
In our cave tour we were lucky enough to have Sadam as our tour guide. He looked after us the whole time and provided us with so much local knowledge on our journey to the cave. While at the cave he gave an incredible tour and told us all the stories about the caves history and special chambers. He also made sure we had plenty of photos that we could keep as memories. Sadam made both our trips so memorable and would highly recommend going on these tours so you can get to know the real Fiji. A big thanks goes to Sadam for welcoming us into his family and taking the time to answer all our questions. He made the tours so special.
Written 27 February 2024
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Regina W
Bellevue, WA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Exciting tour to the caves through an really off road! Our guide Una educated us very well about the scenery and told good stories. Went deep into the cave. Moses, our driver, knew every stone of the road! Highly recommend this tour!
Written 24 February 2024
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MyFamilyRocks
Canyon Lake, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This trip is an absolute HAVE TO DO when in Fiji. This was our favorite day. Our boat Captain was Captain Hot Laps and he was incredible. He shared so many incredible details about Fijian culture and kept the interest of all the kids!
The village visit was so much more than we were expecting. What an eye opening, heart opening, life changing experience! The Fijian people are so loving and you feel this deeply on this tour.
The ride up and down the river was so beautiful. You really, really need to book this tour. You will totally enjoy!
Written 23 February 2024
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Ncourtot
Noumea, New Caledonia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Just perfect day out with captain Laps 👍👍👌👌🤩👍👍👍👍. Awesome time and very interesting
Good food, awesome experience. A must without a doubt
Written 10 February 2024
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Viniana K 0
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
The Experience was amazing and an eye opener for me. Got to meet some of the most awesome and down to earth people, learnt alot about some of the history of the place and some villages. The staffs were Down to Earth and are always making us laugh with their "Bula Crap😄". Shout out to Captain Fini for making our river safari an awesome one. The Experience was worth it✨️Definitely a place to add on your bucket list when visiting Fiji.
Written 27 January 2024
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BeasleyDuo
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The cave tour was one of the best experiences we had in Fiji. It was an incredible experience. Our guide Una explained the history of the cave very well it was interesting. Our driver Sponge Bob cooked us a delicious Bbq. The food was far better than I expected. We were welcomed to the priests house with a kava ceremony and met his beautiful grandchildren. If you only do one thing in Fiji do this!!
Written 23 January 2024
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Caitlin O Conboirne
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The cave safari tour was amazing! We got such a special insight into Fijian culture. Thanks to our tour guides Saddam and Moses
Written 21 January 2024
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Chloe C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I am so glad we went on this tour!! It felt so authentic and was so incredible to be able to visit a traditional Fijian village - the village was so welcoming and kind. We had Captain Freddy and for his second day on the job, he knew everything 🤣😉. Fabulous Freddy was very knowledgeable and funny and made the tour so much better!! The Sigatoka spins were awesome and we had the best day overall! Definitely the highlight of our stay in Fiji and I recommend this to everyone!!
Written 21 January 2024
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