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Jet Boat Safari on the Sigatoka River

Sigatoka, Fiji
Jet Boat Safari on the Sigatoka River

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Discover the heart of Fiji on this tour that includes a jet boat ride on the Sigatoka River and a visit to a local village. Venture deep into the island's interior during the jet boat ride on the Sigatoka River, then stop for a kava ceremony, walking tour, and lunch at a local village. Includes all activities, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Sigatoka.
  • Fun-filled jet boat ride and village visit on the Sigatoka River, from Sigatoka
  • Learn about Fiji's culture and history from your guide
  • Soak in the river scenery and village atmosphere for a glimpse of Fiji's interior
  • Get a thrill during the faster portions of the jet boat tour
  • Meet the locals at the village and have lunch there
  • Includes lunch, transfers, guide, jet boat tour, and hotel pickup and drop-off
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Lunch and Bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air conditioned coach
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Tappoo Sigatoka Shop , Tappoo Group of Companies, Main Street, VG65+FC2, Sigatoka, Fiji

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This activity will end right where it started.Guests have the option of self-driving or making their own arrangements to get to Sigatoka Town for departure should they choose.
Your day starts with morning pickup from Sigatoka and a transfer by air-conditioned minibus to the Sigatoka River. Hear from your guide about the history of the region and make some photo stops along the way. 

At the jetty in Nakaracia, your guide provides a safety briefing as you get settled in for your jet boat ride. You can store your belongings in lockers for safekeeping before setting out on the river.

Hang on as your captain navigates through a scenic landscape of dense jungle and picturesque villages that sit near the river. Learn about everyday life for the local people, then stop to visit a village and experience the local culture. Your village guide welcomes your with the kava ceremony and traditional offerings, and you can meet some villagers such as the chief, elders, and kids. Tour the village with your guide and learn about the crops, culture, and traditions. 

Stay in the village for a lunch of Fijian fare, then say farewell as you return to the jet boat. Hold tight as your captain executes 360-degree spins (optional) before heading back to the jetty. 

Your tour ends with return to Sigatoka after your time full of fun and exploration.
Stop At:  
Sigatoka River Safari
You will be warmly greeted on arrival and escorted in to sign in before your adventure and to receive your complimentary bottle of water, sulu for all women and to take advantage of a short respite break before departing town to begin your Safari adventure.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Off-Road Cave Safari
You will be warmly greeted on arrival and escorted in to sign in before your adventure and to receive your complimentary bottle of water, sulu for all women and to take advantage of a short respite break before departing town to begin your Safari adventure.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in different weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sigatoka River Safari
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Jet Boat Safari on the Sigatoka River?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Jet Boat Safari on the Sigatoka River?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Jet Boat Safari on the Sigatoka River.

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  • "The only drawback was don't sit in the rear seats of the jetboat when it does 360 spins, unless you want to get drenched!!!" See review

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A great time!!!
, Jul 2022
10/10 experience. From beginning to end it was amazing! Big thanks to Josephine (Finnie) and Knox for driving us to the river and telling us more about their beautiful Fijian countryside. Also big thanks to Captain Laps for taking us for the Jetboat spin (which was great fun!). The village was great, as was the Kava ceremony and the lunch prepared for us. We also finished off the day with some dancing with the locals! A great time had by all
Eye opening fun experience
, Jul 2022
Great overall trip boat was so much fun village was a humbling experience Doing a 360 on boat was awesome waved to my other villages
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Authentic Experience
, Jul 2022
Amazing trip! Captain Ace was an amazing tour guide. Kids had a thrilling time on the boat and a wonderful experience in the village. Highly recommend.
Best day a must have experience
, Jun 2022
We had the best day, everyone was so welcoming and friendly a must do experience. Ace was an awesome captain on our jet boat ride up the river! The village experience was unforgettable and humbling! 5 stars from us 👍🏻
Much More Than Just a Jet Boat Safari
, May 2022
Yes, the jet boat ride on the river is incredibly fun. And yes, the views are picturesque. But honestly, our favorite part of the day was all the amazing people we met and the stories we shared. To start Captain Jack/Josh was an amazing tour guide. He had an incredible eagerness to share aspects of Fijian culture and answer all our questions, and really just made us feel so comfortable and cared for. And the hospitality we experienced at the village we visited was incredible. So glad this excursion was recommended to us! A must book!
Heart of Fiji
, May 2022
Thrilling boat ride down the river with lots of 360’s. Meeting the villagers and getting a peek into their everyday life was a great experience. The villagers provided great entertainment and were so hospitable.
A great experience
, May 2022
Friendly people. Beautiful scenery. Interesting learning experience Enjoyed visiting the village !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Bula Cheryl_D We are very happy to read that you had a "Great experience" with us. Always a treat to hear from our friends who have ventured into the Heart and Soul of Fiji with us. Wishing you a great year ahead. Vinakwa Jay WHYTE Owner/Operator
An experience that I will...
, Apr 2022
An experience that I will never forget. I can't wait to come back. Vinaka to the team and the welcoming Village people. A special shout out to Captain Laps for making this a perfect experience.
The best time ever
, Apr 2022
Had an awesome time ! The people are gorgeous and captain jack was soo nice! There’s nothing more to say but had a great ti e
A terrific family day out.
, Dec 2019
Our safari jetboat ride was fantastic. Captain Freddy did a great job. The boats are fast and the ride is exciting. Our village visit was very enjoyable. Our guide Cara gave us plenty of useful information about village life. Our lunch and entertainment with the villagers was a great experience. Everyone is very friendly and it was a great day out. 5 stars. Thanks to the Sigatoka jetboat team.
Authentic Village visit
Peter G
, Sep 2019
The company looked us very well. They organised parking of our rental car. The trip up the river was safe but exciting. The village visit was one of the more authentic visits we have done as well as the kava ceremony. The locals treated us very well and the lunch provided was a good experience of tasting local Fijian food that was seasonally available. The only drawback was don't sit in the rear seats of the jetboat when it does 360 spins, unless you want to get drenched!!! Which can be a benefit in the hot, humid conditions.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Bula Peter G We appreciate you letting us know that you enjoyed your Safari adventure with us and found that we as a team looked after you very well. In regards to the "drawback" we understand that you might not have wanted to cool down that much, but the great thing in Fiji, you dry very quickly :) Wishing you a great year ahead!! Vinaka Jay Whyte Owner/Operator Sigatoka River Safari
, Jul 2019
What a great tour and our female boat captain Fini was awesome. So knowledgeable and lots of fun. I would recommend this as a must do in Fiji
So much fun!
, May 2019
What a fabulous tour! A highlight of our trip to Fiji! All staff were lovely & very knowledgeable! Transfers from the Coral Coast included in tour price & pick up was prompt! Captain Ace & Captain Laps took us down the Sigatoka River to a local village stopping along the way for some commentary. We were welcomed by the village locals with a Karva Ceremony, traditional lunch, tour of the Village & dancing. We didnt realised we could bring a gift to give to the Village children. Not that it is expected. The host explained that guests coming on tours are supporting the Village just by participating. 360s on the way back in the boat had us in fits of laughter! So much fun!
staff was very nice and helpful. We...
, Apr 2018
staff was very nice and helpful. We are seniors but they were very accommodative and made up for our inability to climb by assisting us. But, the group leaders explained things to the group behind me I could not hear a thing.I asked him to speak in front of me so I could appreciate the surroundings. He only said he'll tell me later. He never did
1 traveler found this review helpful
Captain Jack was fantastic . Really...
Larissa H
, Aug 2017
Captain Jack was fantastic . Really safe driver and such great entertainment.
1 traveler found this review helpful
I am a single woman travelling with...
Margaret B
, Apr 2017
I am a single woman travelling with 3 children aged from 7-12.We were picked up from our resort and taken to Sigatoka, where we stopped briefly for coffee or shopping, then back on the bus with our guide, who entertained and informed us as we drove to the river depot, pointing out interesting areas and landmarks such as the huge government protected mahogany trees, explaining about the Chinese road contracts and farms, and stopping to allow us to enjoy spectacular views. Life jackets on and after a photo with Freddy, our captain, into the jetboats. Our trip up the river was exhilarating and exciting, fast, noisy and spectacular. Freddy drove skilfully, stopping several times along the way to explain various things and allow us to ask questions. Freddy's easy going and open manner made for a pleasant trip and we all learned a great deal about village life along the river including the history of the tribes and how they farm today. A climb up a steamy path cut into the jungle led us to the village, where we were greeted by our guide and spokesman. We entered the village community hall and were treated to a traditional welcome and kava ceremony, followed by a walk through the village where we again had an opportunity to chat with our knowledgeable and friendly guide and ask questions. Then we were treated to a wonderful feast laid on by the village women of traditional food, after which we joined the local people in singing and dancing together. They really were very friendly and welcoming and my children enjoyed this immensely. Ceremonial goodbyes were said, gifts given by us and we made our way back to our boats. On the way back Freddy thrilled us all with his 360 spins, soaking us all and eliciting screams of excitement. Photos were taken and were very reasonably priced. Then back on the bus, a stop in Sigatoka allowed us time for a snack, before returning to the resort, tired and happy. We all agreed this was a highlight of our Fiji holiday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Remember to wear shoes for walking, women are given a sarong to wear. Take water and some Fiji cash, sunscreen, a small towel and change of clothes. You can leave these at the depot so you wont have to carry them. You can take or buy gifts for the village children in Sigatoka. This trip is excellent value, staff are very professional and I highly recommend it.
the Jet Boat Safari was certainly...
marlene s
, Apr 2017
the Jet Boat Safari was certainly the highlight of our Fiji holiday. Our Captain was so knowledgeable and interesting, the ride up the Sigatoka River was amazing. Arriving at the village we were welcomed by their chief, drinking the traditional Cava was an experience by itself most of the men liked the drink but not to the taste buds of us ladies. lunch was traditional Fijian cuisine not sure what most of the dishes were but truly mouth watering. on our way back to base our captain asked everyone if they would like a few 360 spins and yes even being nearly 70 years old I couldn't resist it, well following a complete soaking and a really good belly laugh we finally returned to shore. great photos were on offer from the tour operator and at a very reasonable price. I would not hesitate to recommended this excursion to anybody.
Fantastic, should be made compulsory...
Michael C
, Mar 2017
Fantastic, should be made compulsory on anybody's first trip to Fiji. Just do it. It's a real eye opener !
The village visit was very...
Lesley W
, Aug 2016
The village visit was very appreciated the hospitality humbling, the lunch provided DELICIOUS and the entire experience including the totally awesome jet boat ride a truly unforgettable experience.

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